Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.) 1864-1928, January 01, 1881, Image 2

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Tke Preper Seaater.
Representative Wolfe might be en
gaged in a better business than in press
ing Mr. Grew for the senatersbip, the
only recommendation of his candidate
te him being the fact that he is the anti anti
Cameren ring representatiive. That is
an excellent recommendation it is true ;
but it ought te suggest itself te the op
ponents of this ring thaUbey can best
recommend themselves te the people by
selecting for official positions better
candidates than these favored by the
sen they seek te overthrew. If they de
net succeed, they will then'at least have
the. consolation of knowing that they
deserved te de se and that they have a
right te ask the applause of their con
stituents. Mr. Wolfe has often placed
himself in position te secure strong pop
ular approval by deserving it. We wish
we could say for him that he is doing Bis
best te that end just new. But we can
net. Te us as partisans it matters little
who is settled by the Republicans of the
Legislature for senator ; but se far as
our interest lies in that direction it would
prompt us te leek with favor upon the
selection of Mr. Grew as a man who
would divide Republican coun
sels and shed very little ' lustre
upon his party in the exalted position of
senator. But we confess te a pride in the
state which drowns such selfish partisan
desire. We would like te see Pennsyl
vania represented in the Senate by a man
who would be the peer of any one there,
and as a state should be which is net ex
celled in greatness by any state in the
Of course Mr. Grew is net such a
figure as we ought te see there. lie has
be .u long before the people, who knew
bun well, and there is no chance of there
being any undiscovered greatness in him
which may make him surprisingly illus
trious in the national councils. lie is
net a modest man nor given te hiding his
light under a bushel. He has been hunt
ing down this senatersbip as only a small
man would and will fail te get it as a
small man should;
Ner does Mr. Oliver come up te the
senatorial stature. lie has developed a
capacity te make money and te manage
an iron mill, but the United States Sen
ate is net an iron mill; nor will Mr.
Oliver's special talents enable him te
shine in it; se far at least as he has dis
played them. He may be a miraculous
genius a son of thunder who conceals
under his hat any sort of talent that the
emergency, may demand the exhibition
of. But that is a possibility with every
man ; and it is net a safe one for a legis
lature te go en in selecting the fittest
candidate te represent Pennsylvania in
the Senate. Wc all knew that it is very
seldom, indeed, that the Lord grants
every talent and -virtue te one individ
ual, and as lie has given te Mr. Oliver
very valuable traits of character, which
have made him prosperous and enabled
him te take very geed care of number
one, a fair suspicion would be that He
has net richly endowed him with the
disposition and necessary talent te take
care of all the ether people in the country;
te his own injury even, as a senator
should be ready te de. It must in fair
ness be admitted that Mr. Oliver comes
squarely up te the standard of the Penn
sylvania Republican senator, and that he
would be quite as creditable representa
tive of the state as the Camerons. But
the fervent prayer of the people gees up
te the geed Lord ,en thisNew Year's day,
te deliver them from any mere represen
tatives of this sort. And we are strongly
inclined te think that this prayer is going
be granted, it Mr. Wolfe and lus asse
ciates can accomplish nothing for Grew,
as we believe they cannot, they may still
be able te win a creditable incumbent of
the high office in the gift of their party;
and in such effort they have our sym
pathy, despite our Democracy; or
rather because of it and its purity.
The Lititz .Recerd, of our own coun
ty, joins the press of Northampton in de
fending the lynching of Snyder en the
ground of the uncertainty of the law's
punishment of murderers, and cites te
us the cases of Lares and of Pannell.
We have te say te our cotempo cetempo cotempe
rary that it might cite te us a great
many mere such cases and even obtain
our admission that these men should all
have been hanged, without at all affect
ing the argument against lynching. It
ought te be plain te a man of any degree
of comprehension, who is calm enough
te exercise his reason dispassionately,
that there can be no defense of lynching
in a civilized state whose civilization is
based upon the rule of the law. The
people have enacted the law for their
protection and have agreed te its arbi
trament. Such people then as undertake
te punish a violation of the law them
selves become in turn violators of the
law ; and their offense is mere heinous
than that of the man they punish, be
cause it strikes at the very foundation of
society and if permitted te go unpunish
ed would destroy it. As we have said,
anyone of ordinary reason will compre
hend this ; and these who de net, are se
absolutely unable te understand the ele
mentary principles of political science as
te make it useless te talk te them and
hopeless te convert them into geed citi
zens. They had better all be hanged .
The Law Library association properly
decided that an organization whose func
tiens are limited te the collection, care
and ownership of law books has nothing
te de with the ethics of the legal pre
fessien; albeit, this association has at
tunes traveled beyond the functions
prescribed by its charter. It declares its
unwillingness teft) again. Wherefore
there seems te be a demand for a law as
sociation, with further reaching objects,
touching the rights, the duties and the
interests of the profession. When this
has been organized, if it shall se happen,
te preserve the integrity of members of
tee bar and public confidence in the pre
fessien would naturally be the 'first ob
ject of its solicitude. Then there will
be a forum into which every matter
. .. , ... , "...
teaching professional irregularity may
properly be brought,
The superintendent of census approx
imates the total population of the coun
try at 50,152,559, though the official fig
ures will net be published for a week,
until when we defer printing the table.
It is gratifying te see that the increase
of population, in ten years, some 11,594,-
188, or nearly 31 per cent, is quite as
large as had been anticipated. The
largest increase was of course in the far
Western states, Colerado leading with
388.9 per cent, and the least, Vermont,
which shows only one-half per cent, in
crease. Pennsylvania, which in 1870,
had 8,521,951 people, in 1880 returns
4,282,738, an increase of 21.3 per cent., a
greater growth than is shown by Illinois,
Indiana. New Yerk or Ohie.
We trust that our readers having had
a merry Christmas week are ready new
te meet the work of the New Year,
which we hope will be a happy albeit a
sober one, te them all. There is at
present in business circles, we think,
somewhat,tee much of exaltation. An
addition of sobriety te the business
man's judgment would be a wholesome
one. Make haste slowly is a geed motto
te remember in these days when the up
ward rush of things suggests their
downward course when the rarefied air
ceases te sustain the flight.
Happt New Year.
" Asglo-Cathelic views are said te be
gaining ground rapidly in the Irish Epis
copal church." Mrs. Hepkins will make
a note of it.
The annual reviews of the trade and
business of the country, and especially of
the cities of New Yerk and Chicago, show
the year 1880 te have been ene of re
markable revival, and of substantial and
legitimate prosperity in all branches.
The English publisher of Scribner's
Monthly telegraphs for seventeen theusaud
copies of the coming midwinter (Febru
ary) number, an advance of six thousand
upon his orders for the same issue last
year. " Who reads an American book ?"
A strange typographical error recently
appeared in the San Francisce Bulletin.
In an obituary netice the word California
was i pelled Cali4nia, the figure 4 replac
ing the "for" and yet happening te read
the same as the syllable in which it acci
dentally appeared.
The Grew people new count 84 votes for
him, six mere than necessary te get the
caucus nomination. In this claim they in
clude four from Philadelphia, two from
Allegheny and all seven from Lancaster
county and four from Montgomery. Grew
will net get all of these,and his calculation
seems te be tee sanguine.
Allen Campbell, the anti-Mermen
candidate for delegate in Congress at the
recent election in Utah, is coming cast. He
says Governer Murray, of Utah, will de
cide by the 4th inst. whether he will give
Delegate Cannen a certificate of election.
The objection made te Cannen is that he
is an alien and a polygamist. It is prob
able that, in any event, there will be a con
test in the Heuso ever the seat of the Utah
Rev. Dn. Jehn Hall said, in a public
address, that in Dublin he was chaplain te
a prison in which there were some 800
convicts. He had only the Presbyterians
te leek after, and there were only fifteen
in the prison, and his congregation was
constantly dccliuing in numbers. It ran
down te only eight. And he said it was a
fact that in Ireland, where the Presbyte
rians are as one te eight of the population,
the Presbyterian criminals are only as one
te forty.
As already announced, it was the inten
tion of Hayes te reappoint Secretary Ram
sey as acting secretary of the navy every
ten days until the 4th of March next. The
question, however, arose whether he
could legally make a reappointment,
and being referred te the attorney general,
it was decided adversely. This decision
was sustained in the cabinet meeting yes
terday, and the navy department is, there
fore, left without a head. It was sug
gested last evening that Hayes consult
General Garfield " and appoint for the un
expired term the probable secretary under
the incoming administration."
Geld enters largely into the materials
of millinery this winter. It is seen in the
cisele velvets as a background for black,
red, or olive raised figures ; in cloth of
geld for crowns ; in geld ribbon for
strings ; threads of geld are wrought in
satin in rich brocades ; a great deal of
geld galleen is used again ; and there are
geld beads en all parts of the bonnet, the
small ones being wrought in net en the
crown, while large faceted geld beads
edge the front of the brim. Geld lace is
also used, but less than the ether gilt gar
nitures. There are few geld breeches or
similar ornaments, except the long nail or
ether long pin nsed as a bonnet rest.
A keply te Tourgee's "Foel's Errand,"
a sensational political publication, has been
written by William Royal, a grand-nephew
of Chief Justice Marshall Tourgee's de
scription of Southern character and man
ner is shown te be a picture of the imagi
nation. "In accepting it," says Mr.
Royal, "the Northern and Western people
of the Union seem te be blessed with a
singular credulity touching all matters
which tend te bring the whites of the
Seuth into disgrace and contempt. With
out taking the trouble te inform them
selves correctly touching te people of the
Setth they readily accept any derogatory
story that timid, sensational or designing
scoundrels 'may invent rejrardinc these
The Austin Weekly Review is of the opin
ion that Texas will be divided into four
states. Such division is expressly pre
Tided for by the joint resolution for annex
ing Texas te the United States. Th9 con -ditiens
precedent te such divisions are that
such states shall be of " convenient size,"
that they shall have "sufficient popula
tion," and shall organize by the consent
of Texas net by the consent of the United
States government, for that is given in ad
vanceis contracted for by the terms of
the joint resolution,, which says that such
imw3 auaii ue euuueu te aamissien un-
der federal epa.,, Texag
ilum3 "Biuui ue enuciea co aamissien un.
sole control of the matter, and if Ohie has
enough politicians ambitious te be United I
States senators it will be accomplished. 1
It will be remembered what zeal was
displayed te get Hayes's message, and also
te keep it freih getting out. And yet te
'prove hew little the publie really care for
the message itself, the Syracuse (N. Y.)
Standard, eue week after the last message
was published in full in its columns, sent
eat a number of reporters te make inquiry
among the prominent business men
lawyers, doctors, clergymen, pbysiciaus,
teachers of that city, as te hew many of
them had read the views of the nation's
chief magistrate. Five hundred and thir
teen gentlemen were asked ; of the num
ber forty-one had read the message, thirty
had just glanced at it, twenty-three bad
read portions of it, one hundred and eight
hoped te find time some day te read it,
and the remainder had no clear idea of its
having been printed at all. These statis
tics would held geed of all the cities and
towns of the Union ; find yet, befere every
meeting of Congress, t'.ie American people
burn with anxiety te see advance copies of
the message.
At a British banquet te F. B. Gewen
the belief was expressed that he would be
the man te put down the Irish Laud
Desgkemest, the young Brazilian vio
linist, who has achieved quite a reputa
tion abroad, is among the recent arrivals
in the United States. He is accompanied
by his father, and will shortly begin a
professional tour.
Mme. Mabie Geistingeu, the Gcrniau
actress and operatic singer, has just ar
rived in New Yerk, after a rough and un
plersant voyage. Mmc. Geistingcr is un
der engagement te play sixty times at the
Thalia theatre, New Yerk, during the
course of several months.
Bishop Whipple, in his late address,
said that all his success in life was due te
his mother, who required him when a
child te learn and repeat verses of scripture
se that in that way he learned a geed part
of the Bible by heart, and stored its pre
cious truths.
Rev. E. P. Hammend, the evangelist,
has been holding revival mcctiugs in Man
itoba for seven weeks. He has preached
at Winnipeg, Emersen, and three ether
places, often in the open air, with the
thermometer 25 below zero, and it is es
timated that there have been net less
than 1,000 conversions.
H. L. Ri-inueld, well known in this
city, and for seventeen years one of the
most successful salesmen with the great
notion heuse of Joel J. Baily & Ce., of
Philadelphia, has joined a cepartnership
with ether experienced business men in
Philadelphia, under the firm name of
David, Kcyser, Reinhold & Ce., te carry
en the wholesale notion business.
Prof. Wh. B. Hall left Lancaster last
night for Clarien, Pa., where the teachers'
institute of Clarien cauuty commences en
3Ienday. Prof. Hall will conduct the
musical part of the pregramme. During
the present season Prof. Hall has conduct
ed the music at no less than nine county
institutes. After leavitig Clarien, Prof.
Hall will go te Indiann,Pa.jaud resume his
position as professor of vocal music iu the
state normal school of Indiana.
Rev. Moses Tuttlc married a daughter
of Rev". Timethy Edwards, of East Wind
ser, Conn., and a sister of President Ed
wards. When he asked her father's con
sent te the marriage he replied, "I shall
consent se far as net te forbid it ; but I
can de no less than te inform you that you
can net live with my.daughter." "Why?"
said Mr. Tuttle, "is she net a Christian?"
"I hope se," said Mr. Edwards: "but
grace may live where you can net."
Leuis Aueuste Blanqui, the noted
communist aud socialist agitator, at the
age of seventy-five, has died in Paris. He
in his latter years divided with Victer
Huge the distinguished honor of being
one of the two Frenchmen who could be
saidtohave provoked continuous public
attention during the last half century un
der Charles X., Leuis Philippe, the Sec
end Republic, ihe Second Empire, the
Commune and the Third Republic.
The OarUehl Political Girts.
Gossip among particular friends of Gen
cral Garfield is te the effect that he
is very free in asking advice and sugges
tiens from all of his old friends and
party associates in reference te the
proper policy of his admistratien. It
is said very positively that he has deter
mined te have no one from Ohie in his
cabinet, and that he has se expressed
himself frequently within the past few
weeks. The secretary of the treasury, it
is reported, will be a Western manand
the name most frequently mentioned in
this connection is James F. Wilsen, of
Iowa, who was formerly one of the most
respected and influential members of the
Heuse of Representatives, and who de
clined te go into General Grant's cabinet
as secretary of state. It is thought
also by General Garfield's friends that
there is foundation for the rumors that
Mr. Filley, of Missouri, will be invited
into the cabinet, most likely as post
master general. If General Ben. Harri
son is net elected senator from Indiana,
it is stated with confidence that he will
be appointed in the cabinet. Either
Representative Levi P. Morten or
Themas C. Piatt, of New Yerk, are put
down as a probable member of the new
cabinet. It is represented that General
Garfield has signified te Mr. Hayes that
he will be very much obliged te him if he
will take care te fill all vacancies that ec
cur between this time and the 4th of
March, as General Garfield says he wants
te escape the importunities of office
seekers as long as he can.
Recent Notable Necrology.
Epcs Sargent, journalist and author.
died in Bosten en Thursday night, aged
67 years. In early life he was connected
with the Bosten Atlas, and wrote a life of
Henry Clay. He was also the author of
several well known plays, and was asso
ciated with Park Benjamin in editing the
New World in New Yerk. He was editor
of the Bosten Transcript from 1844 te 1853.
He had written much poetry and fiction,
and within the last two years edited the
"Cyclopedia of British and American
Poetry." In his last year he devoted
much of his time te works en spiritualism.
Benjamin K. Phelps, district attorney
fer New Yerk, died in that city en Thurs
day night, in the forty-ninth year of his
J. C. C. Whaley, editor of the Clinten
Deniecrnt, and representative-elect from
Clinten county, Pennsylvania, died at his
residence, in Leck Haven, last evening.
Louisa Merris, colored, died at "her resi
dence in rhiladelphia, at- the age of 108
years ? W008 and 4
Bar. needier 8UU Eatertaiatag tbe
Hepe Taat it is All a ajw.
A Brooklyn Eagle reporter, who -asked
Mr. Beecher, apropos of tne disfellowship disfellewship
ping of the Rev. Myren Adams by the
Ontario Association of Congregational
Ministers, if a belief in endless punish
mrnt was binding upon Congregationalists,
reports Mr. Beecher as speaking as
fellows :
" Whether the profession of doubt as te
the eternity of future punishment is incon
sistent with membership in the Orthodox
Congregational churches, has been mere
or less a matter of difference aud debate
among the Congregational churches, both
East and West, but with a growing ten
dency te permit such doubt if in all ether
respects the minister is of the right spirit
and bids fair te seek the great practical
ends which are contemplated in all re
ligious teaching. The whole subject of es-
chatolegy that is, the science of last things
is coming up for mere thorough discus
sion than has ever yet been given te it. Dr.
Philip Schaff. of New Yerk, one of the
ablest of all church historians, said recent
ly that almost every ether great depart
ment of theological doctrine had undergone
a period or radical discussion and been set
tled after that, but that there had never
been such a period of discussion upon the
great subject of eschatology ; and that
was yet te be entered upon. In regard te
Mr. Adams the account given states that
'he is thoroughly unsettled in his religious
belief ; that he regards sin as a disease
rather than a voluntary transgression; that
his views of the atonement are exceedingly
mystical, as also his views of Divine for
giveness and regeneration ; that he ab
solutely denies the doctrine of endless pun
ishment : that his eloquence lias been
turned against essential truths and against
his brethren and the churches ; that he by
no means represents the system of faith
held by Plymouth church or the Congre
gational association of New Yerk ; finally,
that he furnishes no satisfactory scriptual
or rational basis for his belief. Sir. Adam s
is an able man, whose mind is in a state of
transition as between the explanation of
the great moral facts resting together in
mediaeval days, and as they are preseuted
under the light of scientific discoveries in
our day. Wc are living in an age of tran
sition, one set of men have gene clear ever
te what may be called 'naturalistic'
grounds ; another set of men are attempt
ing te go clear back te what may be called
strictly 'mediaeval,' theories. Between
these two extremes there is au undevel
eped, but steadily developing, process of
transition especially among educated
young men. Te that body, undoubtedly,
both Mr. Adams, of Rochester, aud Mr.
Adams, of Dunkirk, his brother recently
set away by the presbytery for the same
thing belong. The doctrine of endless
punishment has been down te within
twenty-five years last past undoubtedly
included in the orthodox belief of Congre
gational churches, with here and there a
dissident. There is. however, a very wide-
snread investigation of the mounds of
evidence ea which the former views have
been held ceinir en. At present it would
seem as if the churches held about this
attitude that it" in all ether respects a
minister was sound iu his belief, and did
net use his doubts en the subject of the
endlessness of punishment for the build-
ins? un of new views : if Ins spirit was
geed and his labors acceptable, he should
net be molested."
Reporter On the subject of future pun-
lshmcii have you net anneunceu in your
sermons a disbelief in its endlessness V
Mr. Beecher Yes ; but I should -et
want te sav anything about it just new,
without mere preparation and thought
than I can give te it at this moment
FiikIiIeu Ninety Tears Age.
The change which Mrs. Adams had made
from the splendors of the ".Republican
Court" at Philadelphia te the "wilderness"
at Washington was a crcat one, says a
waiter in the Washington Star. This
change was most striking in! the dress,
manners, social life, fashion and the ab
sence of the beauty, the brilliancy, the
renius aud the courtly style, which char
actcrized the life at Philadelphia. One
favorite Philadelphia dress was a celestial
blue satin gown with a white
satin petticoat. On the neck was
worn a very large Italian gauze handker
chief, with bread stripes of satin. The
head-dress was a pouf of gauze, in the
form.ef a glebe, the ereneaux or head piece
of which was composed et white satin,
having a double wing in large plaits aud
trimmed with a wreath of artificial roses,
falling from the left at the top te the right
at the bottom in front, and the reverse be
hind. The hair was dressed all ever in de
tached curls, lour of which, in two rauks,
fell en each side of the neck and were re
tained behind by a floating chignon.
Anether beautiful dress was a perriet,
made of gray Italian taffeta, with dark
stripes of the same color, having two col cel
lars, the ene yellow and the ether white,
both trimmed in the same manner. Un
der the perriet they were a ycliew corset
or bodice, with large cress stripes of
blue. Some et the ladies with this
dress were hats a V Esvaanele, of
white satin, with a band of the same
material placed en the crown, like
the wreath of flowers en the head-dress
mentioned before. The hat, which with
the plume was a very popular article of
dress, was relieved en the left side, hav
ing two handsome cockades one of which
was at the top and the ether at the bot
tom. On the neck was worn a very
plain large gause handkerchief, the
ends of which were hid under the
bodice. Round the besom of
the perriet a frill of gauza a la Henry
IV.. was attached, cut in points around
the edge. Anether dress consisted of
ocrriet and petticoat, both composed of
the same description of gray-striped silk
and trimmed round with gauze, cut in
points at the edges in the manner of hcr hcr
riseus. The herriseus were, indeed, near
ly the sole trimmings used for the perri perri
ets, caraces and petticoats of fashionable
ladies, made cither of ribbons or Italian
gauze. With this dress they were large
gauze handkerchiefs upon their necks,
with four satin stripes around the border,
two of which were narrow and the ether
bread. Tbe head-dress was a plain gauze
cap. The shoes were celestial blue, with
rose-colored rosettes. Individual tastes
and fancies would vary the details, but the
tout ensemble was the same.
Infantry and Cavalry te Scour the Country.
A special cable dispatch from Dublin
The military commandment here is
making arrangements for the organization
of flying columns te scour the country, as
was done during the Fenian rising. An
order te move is expected seen. It
is intended te start nine columns
two from Dublin, two from the Cur
ragh, one from Athlene, one from Cerk,
one from Fermey, one from Limerick,
and one from Belfast. Each column will
consist of a troop of cavalry, a division of
artillery with two guns, four companies in
fantry, ten sappers, a detachment of the
army service corps, a detachment et the
hospital corps and one ambulance wagon.
Three thousand soldiers are new stationed
in Dublin. The barrack accommodation
in the country is insufficient for the in
creased number of soldiers, and temporary
barracks will, therefore, be fitted at Rath
keale, county Limerick, and Ennistymen,
county Clare, for detachments of infantry,
each comprising two officers and fifty men.
Anether detachment win be sent te. Lough Leugh
sea, county Galway, as seen as quarters
I for them have been provided.
James R. 'Keeae'a Samaier Besldeae De
stroyed, Wltn Much or Its Contests.
The residence of J. R. Keene, at New
port, R. L, was destroyed by fire yesterday
morning, a defective furnace being the
cause. Mrs. Keene and her family were
occupying the dwelling. The house and
its contents were valued at $100,000, en
which there was an insurance of upwards
of $50,000. Inability te get water,owing te
the extreme cold, prevented the firemen
from working effectively until the fire bad
been a long time under headway. Mrs.
Keene and her family sought refuge in the
stable. Thanks te the efficiency of the
police the silver, which almost filled a
hack, wasjeenveyed te a place of safety.
several thousand dollars' worth of valu
able paintings, including one which cost
$20,000, were saved. Choice pieces of
bric-a-brac, majolica, statues, etc.,- were
also saved in geed condition as well as
some of the most valuable furniture en the
first fleer. Mrs. Keene and her family
lest all their wearing ap
parel, hut the servants saved
their effects. Nothing was saved above
the first fleer. A valuable piano was taken
eni. but as it was net removed far from the
heuss it was badly damaged, the cloths
with which it was covered having caught
fire from the sparks. Greenhouses con
taining $40,000 worth of tropical plants
were repeatedly iu danger, and it is feared
that some of the plants are ruined. The
glass was broken in many places, thus ad
mitting the water. The pictures, as they
were removed from the house, were taken
te the greenhouses. Owing te the cold
and te the fact thet but few persons reside
in the vicinity of Mr. Keene's villa, there
were but lew people at the tire Dcsiae
firemen. The villa, architecturally, was
considered the finest iu the place and it
was admired by everybody. It was built
Queen Anne style, the first story being of
brick and the second and third of weed. It
was built about ten years age for Nathan
Matthews, of Bosten, at an expense of
$123,000. Matthews, by reason of finan
cial embarrassment, did net occupy it but
three seasons, when it was occupied in
turn by Mr. Jehn Jacob Aster and Mr.
Pierre Lnrillard. A mortgage en the
cstate was foreclosed by a local savings
bank and it was sold at auction te Mr.
Keene, who purchased it at the remark
ably low figure of $07,500. Mr. Keene lias
occupied it ever since and his family were
se well pleased with it that they have re
sided there all the year round. Mr. Keene
came en by special beat or steamer every
week. The house is a total less, nothing
remaining of it but the brick walls of the
first fleer. It is understood that the house
and furniture were insured for upward of
$50,000 in New Yerk companies.
Force of Imagination.
A few years age a celebrated physician,
author of an excellent work en the force of
imagination, being desirous te add experi
mental te his theoretical knowledge, made
application te the minister of justice te be
allowed au opportunity of proving what he
asserted by au experiment en a criminal
condemned te death. The minister complied
with his request, aud delivered ever te him
an assassin a man who had been born of
distinguished parents. The physician told
him that several persons who had taken
au interest in his family had obtained
leave of the minister that he should suffer
death in seme ether way than en the scaf
fold, te avoid the disgrace of public exe
cution ; and that the easiest death he
could die would be by bleed letting. The
criminal agreed te the proposal, and
counted himself happy in being freed from
the painful exhibition which he would
otherwise have been made of, and
rejoiced at thus being enabled te spare the
feelings of his friends and family.
At the time appointed the physician re
paired te the prison, and the patient hav
ing been extended en a tabic, his eyes
bound, aud everything being ready, he
was slightly pricked near the principal
veins of the legs and arms with the point
of a pen. A the four corners of the table
were four little fountains, filled with wa
ter, from which issued small streams fall
ing into basins placed there te receive
thcin. The patient, thinking that it was
his bleed that trickled into the
basins, became weaker and weaker by
degrees, and the remarks of the
medical men in attendance in reference te
the quality and appearance of the bleed
(made with that intention) increased tl"
delusion, aud he spoke mere and mere
faintly, until his voice was at length
scarcely audible. The profound silence
which reigned in the apartment, and the
constant dropping of the fountain, had se
extraordinary an effect en the brain of the
peer patient, that all his vital energies
were soeu gene, although befere a very
strong man, and he died without having
lest a single drop of bleed. Le Chamelen.
The ' Star or Bethlehem "
Professer C. A. Grimmer, of Kingsten,
Jamaica, who is a scientist of fame, re
cently made seme wonderful prophecies in
connection with the action of the planets
aud ether heavenly bodies. He says of
the "Star of Bethlehem:" Iu 1887 the
" Star of Bethlehem " Will ba once mere
seen in " Casseepia's chair," and will be
accempnied by a total eclipse of the sun
and moon. 1 he star only makes its ap
pearance every 315 years. It will appear
and illuminate tbe heaveus, and exceed in
brilliancy even Jupiter when in opposition
te the sun, and therefore nearer te the
sun and brightest. The marvelous bril
liancy of the "Star of Bethlehem" in
1887 will surpass any of its previous visita
tions. It will be seen by noonday, shining
with a quick, flashing light the entire
year, after which it will gradually decrease
in brightness and finally appear, net tore
turn te our heaveus until 2202, or 315
years after 1887. This star first attracted
the attention of modern astronomers in
the year 1575. It was then called a new
star. It was no new star, however, for
this was the star which shone se brightly
4 B. C, and was the star that illuminated
the heavens at the nativity of Christ.
Washington Republican.
The Death-DeaUng Kaxer.
The new law of Seuth Carolina relating
te the carrying of concealed weapons adds
one te the usual list of such instruments.
Section 1 is as fellows :
Be it enacted, etc : That any person car
rying a pistol, dirk, dagger, slung-shot,
metal knuckles, razors, or ether similar
deadly weapon usually used for the infliction
of personal injury, concealed about his per
son, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof before a court of
competent jurisdiction, shall forfeit te the
county the weapon se carried concealed,
and be fined in a sum net mere than $200,
or imprisoned for net mere than twelve
months, or both, iu the discretion of the
The Charleston New s says : "The razor
is a favorite weapon with the negrees, and
a mere unpleasant instrument te encounter
in hostile hands than a shotgun or revel
Pittsburgh Bivajs 1'arU.
When " Nana " appeared professedly a
picture of the terrible immorality of Paris,
there was a great outcry. They might de
these things in the French capital, it was
said, but net anywhere else, and it was a
shame even se much as te mention them
in our truly moral American cities. Yet
here in Pittsburgh we have a tragedy in a
fashionable house of prostitution, ie whichJ
an infatuated lever sheets his mistress out
of jealousy of a married merchant, who
watches and nurses the girl in her agony.
Is net this whole incident as Parisian, as if
it had happened in the Faubourg St. Ger-
Kmw Tear's
Philadelphia Times;
A friend iiflianunilj finds much te en
gage hk considerate attention in the cus
toms prevalent at this gladsome season of
the year ; when" the ages turn ever a new
leaf and things generally take a fresh
start. .There is, te be sure, somewhat of ar
bitrariness iu tbe lapse and renewal of
time which we are went te describe as the
ending of the old and the beginning of the
new year. A simple savage a gentle be
ing reclaimed from the depths of a bloom
ing wilderness brought within the con
fines of our civilization would view with
amazement our formal celebration efan
event that te bim is inappreciable. Ner
can it be denied that the arbitrariety and
formality which are a part of the sub
structure of New Years day enter largely
into the constitution of these customs for
which especially the day is marked.
Theoretically, New Year day is much
gladdened by a hearty display of loving
kindness between man and man; while
also it receives a graver, richer quality in
that men since time immemorial have
seized upon this season of ending and be
ginning te lay away from thorn their be
setting sins and take up, in the place of
these befitting virtues. In an earlier stage
of the world's history, when there was
mere of simplicity in the hearts of men aud
less of cuile. the manifestations of
friendliness at the New Years time prob
ably were informed in all cases by a con
siderable sincerity of purpose; and it
may net be doubted that even new the
solemnly proclaimed relinquishment of
sinful habits and of reprobate tastes of
which there assuredly will be a geed deal
te-day is for the time being absolutely
sincere. But age has staled and custom
withered tbe kindly usages of New Years
day. - Of old the dear ones of the family,
and of the circle of close friends, gave and
received New Years greetings, which
scarce needed te be passed ever the lips,
se well were they understood in the utter
ing aud receiving hearts. It is this cus
tom that survives in our present system of
New Years calls. Somehow, though, a
little of antiquarian research is required
te discover of its overlying layers of con
ventionalism the tender feeling in which
the formal practice has its root. The
trimly-dressed young men who breezily
present themselves te the five or ten
score dames and damsels et their acquaint
ance, glibly make their speech of compli
ment and then whisk onward de net seem
very well te embody the sentiment that
prompted the hearty hand-shake, the
heartier "Ged bless you and give you a
happy new year I" of long age. These
visits, and the equally meaningless indis
criminate dispatch of New Year's cards te
all the people en our visiting list, suggest
some sort of odd rudimentary survival
interesting in showing that the species
once possessed ether and different powers.
Of New Years resolutions it is scarcely ne
cessary te speak, for the term almost has
ceme te be a synonym of all that is irreso
lute and vain. Whatever of real purpose
may prompt them, they are pretty certain
te disappear with the Jauuary thaw.
It is a mistake, however, te urge that
because these changes have taken place
in its two most important New Years cus
toms humanity has degenerrted. it is
net reasonable te suppose that the geed
resolutions ever were better or werse kept
than they arc new ; and the fact must be
observed that there is still a vast deal of
New Years greeting that springs truly from
the heart, what the friend ,of humanity
will find worth noting is net se much
that real loving kindness is dead as that
an affectation of it is most surprisingly dif
fused ; net se much that the irresolute re
solves of New Years day continue te be
brekeu as that, being the day se noteri
eusly breakable, they continue te be made.
And en the whole, he will find in these
formal arbitrary customs of the day as
much te suprise him as the simple savage
finds in the like qualities apparent in the
constitution of the day itself.
Samuel Sherwell, anEasten tailor, drop
ped dead while walking along the street.
The McKibbens finally retire from the
Girard heuse . Brethly, of the Hewland
house, Leng Branch, takes it.
There was some complimentary talk te
District Attorney Hagert and his staff by
the Philadelphia court yesterday upon the
termininatien of their tenure of office.
J. C. C. Whaley, editor of the Clinten
Demecrnt, and representative elect from
Clinten county, has died at his residence,
Leck Haven.
Mr. Jehn Kelly will deliver a lecture in
Erie, January 1G for the benefit of tbe St.
Vincent hospital. The subject will be,
" The Sisters of Charity, their Origin and
The fight for the United States senator
ship waxes warmer as each train brings te
Harrisburg new adherents of Mr. Grew or
Mr. Oliver, for the struggle seems have
narrowed down te these two.
James A. Wilsen, a rascal and a fraud,
has been swindling the Harrisburg Odd
Fellows by false pretenses of deserving
distress. Some places he calls himself
Wm. A. Bend.
Sarcastic Erie Observer'. "The steal
works blew in at Harrisburg next Monday.
Little business will be transacted until the
Legislature is informed who Cameren has
chosen for his colleague in the United States
About a month or six weeks age the
extensive sawmill of Messrs. Campbell,
Gantz & Ce., at Millersburg, was de
stroyed by fire, causing a less of $10,000
te the owners.' Philip Zimmerman has
been arrested in Reading for the incen
diarism. A fire broke out in the picker room of
Haigh. Grindrod & Bottemlcy's large cot
ton and woolen mill at Bridgewater, four
miles from Chester, and the entire struc
ture, with its valuable .machinery, was
destroyed. A number or operatives
narrowly escaped with their lives. The
less will exceed $25,000 ; insured for $20,
000, The Pittsburgh papers publish a card
signed by about 1,500 citizens endorsing
the action of the Allegheny county dele
gation in selecting Henry W. Oliver as
Allegheny's choice, for United States sena
tor The call is signed by nearly every
leading manufacturing firm in the city, by
all the coal men, by merchants in all
branches of trade and citizens generally.
The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph
hopes defeat will settle upon both the seek
ing candidates for the Senate, and it comes
out clear and strong for Benjamin H.
Brewster, as "the one candidate free
from all factional alliance and
complications an able, independent
man, a Republican of strongest and
purest principles, a gentleman of highest
character, of unquestionable ingtegrity, a
profound scholar, a learned lawyer, an era
ter of national prominence, an alert, form
idable debater a man fitted by native in
telligence and dignity, by culture and ex
perience, te discharge with universal sat sat
isfactien the onerous and responsible du
ties of senator of the United States."
The defense 'of Abe Rothchild, of Cin
cinnati, for the murder of his mistress in
Texas cost his relatives $40,000, but he get
Near New Orleans a tire destroyed
Schoenendorfs dairy, consuming forty
eight, milk cows, horses and mules and a
large quantity of poultry. The less is es
timated at $5,000 ; insurance, $2,000.
The two year old child of Isaac Shane,
of the Shane heuse, East Springfield, Ohie,
was burned te death. It, with an elder
child, was engaged lightning pieces of
paper at the stove when itselethiag eenght
Mrs. Elizabeth Raiaey, a peer woman,
was found frozen, te death in her room,' hi
Jersey City, yesterday morning. Ehza H.
Jenes was found frozen te death at her
home, in Prince Geerge County, Virginia
en Thursday night.
McDonald's accommodation train en
the PanHaadle railroad collided with a
freight train near North Mansfield. Beth
engines were badly wrecked and Engineer
Williams of the passenger train sustained
injuries .that, may result in his death.
Three passengers were slightly hart.
la Annual bteet lag Call ter m Bar M Mas;.
The Lancaster Law Library association
held its annual meeting this morning, A.
Slaymaker, esq., in the chair until the ar
rival of Hen. T. E. Franklin, president,
and Geerge Nauman. esq., secretary.
The minutes of the last meeting were
The treasurer's report was read, show
ing balance en hand last year, $218.02 ;
receipts during the year . from memberrt'
$325; orphans court audits. $104; pre-
thonetary, 834; snerur, ea; rulmer audit,
$10 ; interest, $5 $724.02. Expenditures
during the year were $328.08 ; balance en
hand, $395.94. The report was referred te
the finance committee, audited and re
ported correct.
The law library purchasing committee's
report and treasurer's report en books pur
chased were read and ordered te be filed.
A communication addressed te the
" members of the Lancaster bar in annual
meeting" was announced te be en the
chairman's table.signed by J. M. W. Geist,
and, after the suggestion that this was net
a meeting of the bar, but of tbe Law Library
association, it was read " as a matter of
curiosity." It referred in detail te the
charges against Themas J. Davis, already
published and some additional ones, and
called en the bar association te take cog
nizance thereof and vindicate its profession
from the imputations cast upon it by the
charges against Mr. Davis of professional
misconduct. The charges were defined
and authority for them given.
Considerable discussion ensued as te the
rights and duties of the association te ex
ercise censorship ever the ethics of the
profession, and the charter of the associa
tion was read, Mr. Franklin (new in the
cbair) explaining that in his view the asso
ciation was limited te the purchase, care
and ownership of the library. The by
laws were also read, and finally, en mo
tion of D. G. Eshleman. esq., the follow
ing was adopted :
"Whebkas, This society is composed of
a portion of the Lancaster bar only, who
are members of the Library association
and the owners of the library, and as this
meeting is in reference te the library
alone or such matters pertaining thereto.
Resolved, That the communication be
returned te the writer with information of
the fact that the charter of the association
limits its duties te the forming and main
taining of a law library for the use of the
members and increasing of the same from
time te time."
The library committee offered a series of
resolutions appointing the court and officers
of the association, a committee te have the
county commissioners erect a balcony ever
the present shelving in the large library
room, and have the shelving extended te
the ceiling ; that the Ycates library be
removed thereto, the library rearranged
and a catalogue and the charter and by
laws of the association published. Adopted.
Tbe usual salaries were voted te the
janitor and librarian.
A communication was read from the
Philadelphia Law association, asking co
operation in a movement te prevent any
hasty or ill considered legislation at Har
risburg this winter. It was net acted upon
as net coming within the- scepe of the as
sociation. The old officers of, the association were
re-elected and the former committees re
appointed. The library committee was
anchor ized te employ the necessary aid te
re-arrange the library.
Jeseph C. Snyder was elected librarian.
A Bar Keettas.
During the meeting of the library asso
ciation it was suggested by Chairman
Franklin that, with reference te tbe mat
ters called te the attention of the associa
tion and net believed te come within its
scope, there might be called a meeting of
the bar generally te consider tbem. In ac
cordance with this intimation, as seen
as the library association had adjourned
he invited these present te remain te en
gage in a general bar meeting te consider
the preposition of the Philadelphia Law as
sociation and such ether matters as might
be brought te their attention.
There remained or assembled in response
te this call, Hen. Thes. E. Franklin,
Messrs. A. Slaymaker, D. G. Eshleman,
A. F. Hestettcr, W. H. Reland, W. M.
Franklin, J. W. B. Bailsman, M. Brosius,
A. J. Eberly, J. W. Jehnsen, W. D.
Weaver, T. B. Helahan, G, C. Kennedy,
P. D. Baker, H. C. Brubaker and W. U.
A. Slaymaker, esq., was called te the
chair and W. U. Hensel appointed secre
tary. After some discussion it was resolved
that the president and secretary of the
meeting be directed te issue a call, in the
name of these present, for a general meet
ing of the Lancaster bar te be held in the
court room en Saturday, January 8th, at
10 a. m., te consider a communication
addressed te the Lancaster law association,
by the Philadelphia Law association,
te consider a communication addressed by
J. M. W. Oeist te. the members of the
Lancaster bar, te consider the organization
of a law association,and such ether mattei
as may be brought before the meeting.
its Opening. This Bteralac;.
The soup house opened this morning for
the winter. Three hundred and - twenty
eight rations of soup and bread were given
out and mauy hearts were made glad.
Tbe soup was made of vegetables and it
was first-class. It was partaken of By a
number of persons, including reporters,
policemen and county officials. Billy Shay
and his wife have charge of the eoeking
and they knew exactly hew te de their
work. The soup house will be open all
winter, new.
Miss Mattie, eldest daughter of Rev.
Jehn G. Fritchey, of this city, who has
been an invalid for many years, died in
Frederick yesterday at the residence of her
brother-in-law, Dr. A. A. Reth. She
was well known in social and church cir
cles and was a highly esteemed yenag
lady much, given te geed works. She
will be buried in the family place of in
terment at Mechaaicsburg, Cumberland
Guns' Tobacco Bepert.
Sales of seed leaf reported by J. S. Gans'
Sen & Ce., tobacco brokers, Nes. 84 and
86 Wall ati eel, New Yerk, for the week
ending Jau. 1. 1881 : Extreme dullness has
prevailed. 400 cases 1879 Pennsylvania
asserted 1220c.; wrappers, 1840a; 250
cases 1879 New England, seconds and
wrappers. iirA'Je&; iDsveases ietv ume.
5Q12c.; 170 cases sundRBt, '
18c. Total,
WO cases.
Mayer's Ce-art.
This morning the mayor; had four drunks
before him. One was sent tbjailfer20.
days, one for 15 and two for, 10. A.ledfer
wa3 discharged. " ' J
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