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. - , ' a S. It or . as - of to - to ITnfoi - titnato Boatmen. Jacob Lyman, Tan Lightheiser, Andr Slymer, Charles Weaver, Jack Hofflander and Wash. Hawk, boat captains on the Susquehanna canal, and well known to Columbia merchants, have boated from this point for several years and purchased most of their provisions here when leaving for the south, met with a misfortune last month in the loss to each of them of from one hundred to one hundred and fifty dollars freight. They were employed by Geo. Dilks, a commission agent of Philadelphia, to boat steel rails from tho Baldwin Works, Harrisburg, to Canada, and return with cargoes of ore. They were advanced enough money to pay their tolls, and only learned on tho return trip that Dilks had failed, and that their freight was all lost; being without money tho boats have been detained at different points, by the collectors, for toll. It is a heavy blow to the boatmen, especially at the time whten boating is unusually light and freights low. Mr. Henry W. Gitt, of Harrisburg, and a brother of Mr. I. C. Gitt, collector at Columbia, we understand is a heavy loser by advances made from his own private funds to boatmen, but to what extent we have not learned. The' losers denounce Dilks as a fraud. Columbia Herald. THE M1DDLETOWN ACCIDENT. Verdict of the Coroner's Jury Large Number of Witnesses Examined. Coro ner Porter arrived home at a late hour last night from Middletown, where he bad been holding an inquest on the remains of David Critzon, killed by the cars in that place on Monday afternoon. Some twenty - two witnesses were examined, and the testimony elicited showed that Mr. Critzon must have been aware of the approach of the train, as he attempted to back his mule team when it was half way across the track, but could not. He then got out of the wagon and caught the reins in an endeavor to back the team, and while thus engaged the mules were struck and instantly killed and Mr. Critzon was hurled to one side. He was not struck by the engine, and it is supposed he was either hit by the wagon tongue or struck his head heavily on the railroad track when he fell. Several of the witnesses said that had he drove straight ahead the accident would not have happened, but in his anxiety to save the team Mr. Critzon may not have noticed that he had sufficient time to cross the track. The engineer says that he saw the team, but could not stop, and that he gave all the usual signals and warnings, but the fuuiture factory whistle was blowing at the time and it probably drowned that of the engine. The wagon was heavily loaded with sand and it was difficult to back it, and once stopped it was a hard matter to start, especially when crossing the tracks. The crossing is just below the sharp curve, and no watchman is stationed at it to warn persons of the approach of trains. Three persons have been killed at this Wood street crossing, and the people of Middletown are looking for the railroad officials to take some precautionary measures that will insure safety. The following is the verdict of the coroner's jury. "That the said David Critzon came to his death on Tuesday, August 26, 1878, by an effort to save his team of mules on Wood street crossing; said team being struck by engine No. 329, and he received such injuries as to cause his death in about three hours thereafter. And we recommend that the Pennsylvania railroad company station a flagman at Wood street crossing." Personal. Hon. Christian F. Kneass, of Philadelphia, was in the city to - day. Rev. Dr. Marquis, of Baltimore, will lecture at Pine Street Presbyterian church this evening. Rev. G. F. Stelling, former pastor of the First Lutheran church, will lecture to that congregation this evening. Capt. J. C. Delaney, of the Executive Department, left this afternoon for Scran - ton, bearing with him the commissions of the new officers of Lackawanna county. Officer Reese, of the police force, who has been ill for a long time, has been recuper - . ating in tho mountains oi JNortn Pennsylvania, and returned home yesterday much benefited. ' Hon. Jesse Hildrup, member of the late Constitutional Convention of Illinois, and now United States Marshal of the Northern districtof that State, is in the city, the guest of his brother, Jno. J. Hildrup. The Hon. R. Milton Speer, Chairman of the Democratic State Committee, slung his gripsack on the Bolton Hotel counter last evening, registered his name, and immediately afterward was heard telling a knot of trusty henchman that while in a squaro rough - and - tumble fight he could get away with a Blucher, yet he would infinitely prefer to be sent to grass by a Napoleon. And they all nodded their heads and looked wise. Hon Lyman D. Gilbert, Deputy Attorney General, returned from Franklin, Venango county, last evening, in company with Gov. Hartranft, where he had gone to secure a writ of quo warranto against the United Pipe Lines. The writ was granted and made returnable on September 11th, at 10 A. m. Gov. Hartranft and Mr. Gilbert wero serenaded while in Franklin, and in response to repeated calls made brief addresses to tho large assemblage in tho street. John E. Barrett, Esq., city editor of the Scranton Republican, was yesterday nomi nated for Assembly by the Republicans of that city. Mr. Barrett is ono of the most popular journalists in the coal regions, and to him particularly do the people of tho new county of Lackawanna owe some recognition for his efforts towards its formation. His nomination is a compliment to the press, to intelligent people generally and to the thousands of Irish Americans in Scranton and vicinity. "Here's luck to yez Court Proceedings. Tuesday Afternoon. The grand jury - turned the following true bills : James Watson, fornication and bastardy; on oath of Fanny Fox. Howard Wats.ni, fornication and bastardy, on oath of Josephine A. Smith. John Orr, Samuel Hake and Wm. Shavely, larceny; on oath of Abram Roat. Jeremiah C. Crabb. larceny; on oath of L. N. Holmes. William, alias Christopher Stager, larceny; on oath of John Hivcler. Albert Miller, receiving stolen goods; on oath ot John Horst. Thos. Riley, aggravated assault and battery; on oath of John A. Nye. Same, on oath of same; carrying deadly concealed weapons George Hughes and Wm. Metzgcr, two cases ot larceny; on oath of John Horst Samuel Smith, larceny; on oath of Conrad Page. Claienco Williams, malicious trespass; on oath of Jacob llerro. John L. Drake, Jacob Funk and Daniel Sullivan, larceny; ou oath of Mrs. E. D. Kline. Jacob Zicfly, assault and battery; on oath of Catherine Knabc. t The following bills were ignored: Levi Eckenrode and William Eisenhour, larceny; on oath of Cyrus Garrett. Jacob Zeilley, asssult and battery; on oath of Catherine linaDe. , The following cases were tried : Luther Newman, larceny; guilty. Joshua Edwards, and Nathan Harris, burglary. Guilty. Howard Watson, fornication and bast xr rlv. Guiltv. William, alias Christopher Stoyer, iar - cenv. Guilty. - Sarah Freeman and Kate Brown, larceny. Not guilty. The following sentences were imposed Jeremiah C. Crabb, convicted of larceny, was sentenced to pay $5 fine, costs, etc., and be imprisoned one year in the Eastern penitentiary. Joshua Edwards and Nathan Harris, convicted of burglary, wero sentenced to pay each a fine of so costs of prosecution. and to undergo imprisonment in the Eastern penitential y for one year and eight months each. William alias Christopher Stager, convicted of lavceny, was, sentenced to pay a , ui 90, costs, etc., and be confined in the Eastern penitentiary for one. vor: Wednesday AforfuW.Thc. prand jury returned the following true bills John L. Drake, Jacob Funk and Danioi Sullivan, larceny, oath Daniel Itcighardj Elmer Mauchlin, false pretense, oath Sam uel Lewra; Ubarles isomer, rape, oath Mary A. Hood; Geo. Gordon, carrying concealed deadly weapons, on oath A. M. Landis; Geo. Gordon, assault and battery, oath Wm. B. Poulton; John Bogner, felonious assault and battery, oath Luther S. Bent. The following cases were ignored : Samuel Walker, assault and battery, oath of John J. Monroe, prosecutor to pay costs; John J. Monroe, assault and battery, oath of Samuel Walker, prosecutor to pay costs; Frank Romberger, larceny, oath of Joseph Katzenbergh; Theo. Korschoff, malicious mischief, oath of Jeremiah Splann, prosecutor to pay costs. The following cases were tried: James Watson, fornication and bastardy, not guilty but pay the costs. Charles Schwenk, larceny, not guilty, i George Johnson, burglary, not guilty. John Orr, Samuel Hauck, Wm. Suavely, larceny, guilty and Samuel Hauck recommended to the mercy of the court on account of his youth. ; r Chas. Kelley, assault with intent to rb. On trial. The following sentences - were pronounced: Samuel Looker, larceny, 1 fine, costs, and 60 days in county jail. Samuel Looker, larceny, $1 fine, costs, and 4 months in county jail. John Downey, larceny, 1 line, costs, and 60 days in county jail. Thos. Kiley, assault ana oattery, $iu line, costs, and 5 days in county jail. Thos. lliiey, carrying concealed weapons, $1 fine and costs. Mayor's Court. TNia. Williams alias "Eliza Mason, alias M'Dnnald. alias Eliza something or other every time she is arrested, is a professional inebriate, which means that her normal condition is directly converse to that of sobriety, and hails irom Carlisle, r .aat. niorhf shfi was arrested for beinsr drunk. and. this morning was sent to jail for thirty Wm. R. Stephens, colored, had consider - hKIa tan7T nn board last nisrht and in com pany with two females, one white the other colored, was maKing tnings uveiy out in Stato street. He was arrested, but the two women managed to get away. This morn - ing W. li. b. was sent to jau lor ten days. Important to Voters. The time is near at hand when the as - ssesments for the present year will end, and all who fail to be assessed on or before the 5th of September will be disfranchised at the November election. The constitution is imperative in riquiring all voters to be assessed at least two months, and to pay the necessary tax at least one month betore the election. - The 5th of September is the last day for assessments, and the 5th of October is the last day on which taxes can be paid, to qualify electors for the Novem - ; ber election. i 4 - Visit of a Former City Pastor. Rev. G. F. Stelling, D. D., of Dayton, Ohio, arrived from the North, at noon today, and is stopping at the Bolton House. His numerous friends hero will be glad to learn that he is looking well, and enjoying excellent health. Ho always receives a hearty welcome at tho hands of our people. By request of pastor Swartz, Dr. Stelling will lecture in the First Lutheran church this evening, when the usual Wednesday services will be held, commencing at half - past seven o,clock. ' For Cape May. The Grace M. E. Church excursion to Cape May, next week, will be via the Pennsylvania railroad, and entirely by rail. The rates will be very low, and particulars will bo announced in due time. CHURCH OF GOD CAMP MEETING. Oakvill,e Camp Grounds, Tuesday Evening August 27, 1878. Tuesday was a fine day, A clear and cloudless sky greeted the inhabitants of the city in the woods. Prayer was made at the regular hour for the conversion of the children of parents. At 10:30 A. m. Rev. J. B. Lockwood, of Chambersburg, Pa., delivered an instructive discourse from Eccl. 11 : 6. Theme : "Human purpose in life." The speaker said purpose is the seed corn in life. Use wise means in carrying out your purpose, and you shall reap a harvest of rich enjoyment. It was an able sermon. Revs. Wagner and Quigley, of the U. B. Church in Christ, and Graham, of the M. E. Church, were cordially invited to the pulpit. Meeting was concluded with prayer by Rev. Graham. At 1:30 a children's temperance meeting was conducted by J. H. Redsecker, in the tabernacle. Addresses were made by some of the leading advocates of temperance. A very large attendance of children and older folk were deeply interested in the meeting. Rev. C. H. Forney preached an eloquent sermon to one of the largest audiences, not excepting Sunday, since the meeting began, from Matthew 16: 18. His theme was "The True CatholiChurch." Taking the broadest view of the divine purpose, he asserted and defended that it is one and unchangeable whether in creation, providence and in grace, and in "all, God pursued one end. The end was his glory, and this he secured. Ho deduced from this tho unity of the Church, and this must be outwardly manifested, so that the world may believe. It was a grand sermon and was listened to with the greatest interest. The regular meeting was called at 7:30 p. m. by ringing of the bell. After singing and prayer a collection was taken up to defray expenses. Rev. George Sigler made the announcement that five children of the ''Home" had found Christian homes. Revs. A. II. Long and C. Price took charge of the meeting. Rev. Long delivered an excellent discourse, showing why we should follow Christ's example. Rev. C. Price read part of the 13th chapter of John, and made an interesting discourse therefrom, after which the ordinances of the Lord's Supper and feet washing were administered. The meeting will bo remembered. Three penitents came forward to the altar. Rev. John Ross, of Blosersville, and J. W. Felix, of Marysville, have arrived. There are now on the camp ground thir ty - nine ministers of the gospel. There is an indication of rain. av. c. b. - We all have our preferences; but no ono prefers to hear a crying baby when the fact is so well known that Dr. Bull's Baby oyrup would at once quiet it, Time is too precious to waste it iu buying an inferior watch. Those who buy of Bailey, Banks & Biddle, late Bailey & Co., Twelfth and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia, are certain of securing perfect time - keep ers. This house is making a specialty of the Waltham, which is now recognized as the leading watch of the country. l,3,5 - 142f : r j Hmvismtxit Cerate. The societies of tho German Lutheran Z ion's church will hold a sociable picnic at Independence Island on Thursday, August autn. l nere will De retresnments and good music, i ickets su cents. 1,3 - 240 BSPFrcsh grapes daily at the Central Grocery, Second and .Locust. JEfF'A healthy and refreshing drink may be made by adding water to a little - sugar and Prussing's Apple Vinegar. (EfTLight, airy and cheerful, centrally located and carefully managed, the Colonnade Hotel offers unequalled inducements to Philadelphia visitors. 3,5,1 - 245 . (E - Go to Allen's. 1G North Third, and see the immense assortment of fine candies just received. ' - " 241 - I3.Fall; Styles in Silk, Stiff and Soft Hats, all the novelties of the season, at Knisely & Aletzger's, 209 Market street. pgtGo to Allen's, 16 North Third, and seo the immense assortment of fine candies just received. 241

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