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aa - , ESTABLISHED .1857. MONO A FEBBPARY 4 1884 news over the state. . i Slate Treasurer Belly, in bla January statement, reports) 91,256,909 84 In the general fond. tma of slot tirdi Is LueuUr, Saturday evening, wan returned for MoMullen for .Mayor. , Total vote 1,960. - Sixty - two young Iadiuaa, 63 Apaches from Arlxoaaand JO Pueblos, arrived at Capt. Pratt's Induatrlal toheol, Oarlfsle, Saturday. William T. Hainea, a promiacnt lawer of West Chester, died aoddenly Saturday of angiaa pectoris. For about a year Mr. Hainaa ' complained of tronbla with his heart. JohnC. Bharwin, brother of Burgeea Sher. - win, of Braddoek, and a prominent oitixen committed anioida at hie home, Saturday, by blowing the top of hie head off with a double - barreled ahot ana. , v Over 1.000,000 tone of coal were mined laat year by the 200 employeee of the Suequebanna .Coal Company at Haatiooke, ana ine ei wae celebrated by a banquet Saturday even - Ing. The average out put waa 8,791 tone per day. An Elk eounty jury bare acquitted Edward Lafler of the murder ot Harry Williams at St. Mary'e, on the 14th of December last. Laf - fer etroek WUliama with a flat - iron beeause he osaaa home and found him in company with his wife. Williams managed to stagger home. .but fell dead in his own door - way. TERSE TELEGRAMS. The Queen of Tahiti is ooming Eaat. Calvary Baptiat church. New York, l dedicated yesterday. Two Poles . attempted to kill Father Joblowski at Grand Bapida, Miohigan, yes terday, but failed. A large four atory iron front building, cor ner of Eighth and St. Charles etreet.Bt. Louis, and oeeupied by N. O. Wilson & Co., mai AMturers of plumber goods, pumps and other machinery, and by Phillips, Grant & Co. boots and ahoea, waa burned yesterday mora. ang. Wilson Co.'s toes is not yet known. Their tasuranos is $150,000. . MOTES BY CABLE. Zorilta, the Spanish Badioal. is in Paris. Lt Pari aaTa that the attack on Bao - Ninh will occur in the beginning of March. Placards have been posted throughout Paris . instating the disaffected polieamen and starring workingmen to arms. ' President Orevy has signed the decree i garding the new French loan, which will be issued on the 12th instant, tna pnoe being to francs 60 centimes. The Vienna police have compiled n list of foreigners who are to be expelled from the country. They hare also closed Jacob ' printing office, at which the Socialist newspaper, Th Future, waa published . IN COUNTIES KEB HOM8, It takes 9162,611 to carry on the Harrisburg city government thie year. Governor Pattison ia in Alexandria, Vav. at tae bedside of hia alck mother. - . Of the 900 scholars examined in the public 'schools of Norristowa 870 received aTerages that entitled them to advancement. . .. lira. J - O. Goodwin, who succeeded in awindling a number of people in Easton, haa been sentenced to six months in jail. The shock by the death of President Packer eras so great to hia widow that aha ia now seriously ill at Msuoh Chunk, and is being at - tended by prominent phyaictaaa. It haa been diaeovered in Eaatoa that noma oaa haa bean drawiag a pension of - 88 per month in the name of Mrs. Elisabeth Plumly, who died over aix years ago. Her son was killed la the lata war. It is ezaected that the Gettysburg A Harrisburg BailroaJ will be completed by Tuesday. Oaly a little ore - a mile of the track remains to be laid, aad the rod wiU be ready for pea - eager traffic by the 1st pf March. It eon - sieta of n link of road extending .from Hunter's Ban, a point on the South Mountali: road, to Gettysburg, a distance of twenty miles, and brings Gettysburg within lens than three hours' ride of Harrlebnrg. PANIC ON A STEAMBOAT. rmmmrm mr turn ent.teelass er a Bimus rlN - SM Ufa bms. New Oblbaxs, La., Feb. 8. A special from Baton Bongs aaya : This evening when the e ' - earner Hatches wae four miles above hero fia saaia ataasa pipe oa the starboard aide cploded, tearing up the floors of state rooms aad the gangway, forcing off the doors of the barber shop aad filling the aabia with eecap - ing steam. The passengers rushed hither aad thither la wild ocafusion, but the pilot . headed for shorn aad landed them all. The only parson killed waa a colored boy employed ia the pastry room, who stepped on tha ' gaagway lust before the explosion. The onty passenger injured waa R. W. Adams, of Lcuisrille, who was terribly eoalded oa hia face aad heals. He wea juet ia tha aet af stepping out of tha atate room whan tha exploeioa ocenrred. Capt. B. 8. Leather states tha fires were renewed at Baton Boogs aad that the vessel waa running 126 pounds of ataam when the explosion occurred. The esploaioa was caused by a defect la the copper pipe. Tha steamer Holliday, whioh eases up eeverel hours after the aooi - deat, took on board the passengers. Am Enpswefwa War set n roods . Ponr J savin, N. Y., Peb. 8. When Sheriff Pietx, of Salllvan county, went to take ths prisonsrs at Mcatioello out of their cells into tha corridor, thie morning, four of them turned en aim aad attempted to overpower him and eeoure the keys of the enter doors of the jail. They auooaeded la getting into the upper part of tha building, when a eoa of ths sheriff, hearing tha disturbance, weat ta hia father' a aasieleaee. Together they captured two ef Ihr prieoaera, but th roth or two suoeeeded la getting ant ef tha jail aad war making tor tha woeda. Tha Sheriff fired at them, kitting Mlabaal McCarthy, a horse thief, and ha tel. to tha grousd aad died la fifteen minutes. The ether piissaer saaapsd. Am avra BUM Oara - isi sw Bererlewsi. ' A special to tha Tinas from Boysrtowa, dated Seierday, aaya that a terrible cave - la ssuniisd si anna that day at the Califbrsie aaiaee, worked by tha Phoenix Iron Company. Tha men bad been working In aa cpea cot, ei marly kaewa aa Eokert'e miae, - aad while ener stepped tc take diaaar thousands of tons ef rooks aad earth caved down where they had been working. It waa a marvelous ssoape. ABOUT TO BREAK FAITH WITH THE , OHIO WOOL GROWERS - Marat MOaaese taeCeawne nTaaaeiM IeensM tkn Tarts) oh Thai Article V..rMM a What ( Mas' la WasniHOTOH, Feb. 8. The Senate held only two tall daily sessions last week, and acoom pllshed but little work, exeept in Us commit tees. The bill providing for ascertaining ana sett li ok private land elaima in oertain States aad Territories, the consideration of whioh be ran last Monday, remains as the . unfinished business for to - morrow. ' The new rales are worklog satisfactorily in respect to order, of business and mnoh less inclination ia meulfee ted now than before their adoption to take measures up out of the order. The MoPher s Banking bill la more likely than any other n the calendar to ba taken up in advanoe of lie order, and an effort will probably be made during the week to bring it before the Sena's, Senator Edmunde'a Civil Eights bill and hia State bill, both reported by Senator Hoar, from the Conmittee on the Judiciary, stand next in importance, but might neither of them oommand the support of a majority should they be antagonized with the entire remaining caienaar ior oooeiaereuou. ' ; f ? - ( "" MonnieoK an run riairr. In ths House to morrow during the call of States Mr. Morrison expects to mtroauoe Me bill providing for a horisontal reduction in the tariff. The call will probably be o Mowed by a suapeneion of the rules on individual re quests for the consideration of particular measures. Mr. converse, or onto, ass asked to bs rceoauised and contemplates calling up hia bill providing for an iaorease of the tariff on wool, it ia unuerssooa inns li we oui ia brought up Mr. Hard will oppose it and urge test wool be piaoea on.tne tree net. verse sari that nearly 8,000,000 mea in this country are interested in wool nnd that their intereala have been imperiled by the tariff legislation of the last Congress. The legislation, he think. affects not only the industrial, but also the polilical outlook. The Appropriation Committee has under ooneideratioa a naval annroDriatioa bill, and members of the committee say they expect to oomplete their examination of the measure in time to report it to the House before tne ena or the week. In the committee ot the whole. Into whioh the House can resolve itself by n majority vote. the shipping bill to remove certain burdena on toe American merenant marine ana en oourage American foreign carrying trade will probably be consiit. rea. The menas or tne measure are of the opinion that it will be passed with but little debate. ALWAYS AN AGITATOR. Tne Late WeaSell rallllam and Hie xrii.ia se a - aaiie upi.i... A Iw.f a mm Aril.Mr. The name of Wendell Phillips waa urged upon two fresiaenta as taut or a man who would honor the mission to England. The great orator needed no suoh distinction. His place was upon the platform. He was an agitator. In his speech on "Publio Opinion," ha said. "If the Alps, piled np in cold sublimity, be the emblem of despotism, the ever restless t ia ours, whioh, girt with ths eternal lawa ot gravitation, is pure only because never ctill." Hia hope never tired. Hia prophecy alwaya inoluded the good rather than the evil. Sometimes he was inspired with glimpses of victory. Many people will remember his magnificent peroration when speaking of "the stele ot the country," in 1808. "The north will triumph. I know it. Do you remember in that disastrous siege in India, when the Scotch girl raised her head from the pallet of the hospital and said to the slekeniag hearts of the English, 'I hear the bagpipes; the Campbells are ooming V and Ihey said, 'Jessie it is delirium.' 'No; I know it; I heard it far off!' Aad in an hour the piebroch burst upon tholr glad ears, aad ths banner of England floated in triumph over their heads. So I hear In the dim distance the first notes of the jubilee rieing from the hearts of the millions. Soon, vary aoon, you shall hear it at the gates of the oitadel, aad the Stare aad Stripes shall guarantee liberty iorever from the lakes to the Gulf." A 1st st Chlsrn MSMS. GALVKSTon, Texas, Feb. 8. A from Austin aaya that Ben. Thompson, who, with pistol in band reoently cleared a banquet hall hair filled with members of the late Cattle Meo'a Convention became iaeeaeed yesterday, at certain strictures published In tha Austin ilMiadit. He entered the composing room of that phjtcr, flourished his pistol and forced printers to retire. Be then pied two galleys, smashed a lamp; d left - Subsequeatly he waa arraigned in Couri and while there struck Mr. Wilberforce with n chair .'or whieh he waa fined f 6 for contempt of Court. Ist night Thompson notified Mr. Gaines, the proprietor of the Statesman, that he would hold him personally responsible for n repetition of the strictures. A force of twenty men nnd several policemen guarded the Statesman offioc last night. ' Taie saraisi eHMlaar Aemelelisss. The Auditor General' e report aa just issued shows that the building associations ot Beading paid into the State treasury tha sum of 88,267.61 aa tax on corporation income. The associations paid as annexed : Berks County No. 2, 8124.02; Berks County. 898.18; Columbia, 8296.82; Central, 8116.98; Equitable, 8176 88. Franklin No. 2, 8510 90; Friendship No. 2, 8880; Germanin, $112 88; Homestead No. 2, 8684 8t); Homestead No. 8, $234.71; Industry, $610.94; Jefferson No. 2, $264.41; Keystone. $148.46; Mutual Protection No. 2, $126.60; Marion, $6 86; Neveralak, $1,866.86; Nsvereink No. 2, 8268 18; National, $910.47; Schiller No. 2, $968 27; Sohuylkill. $808.16; Union, $168 66; Washington. $272.7; West Heading. $161.84. According to a law passed by the late Legislature building associations are hereafter exempt from the payment of tax and the nearly 88.600 Bald from the Dockets of workingmsn will henceforth ba aa much caved to them. The caes er YaeMsr JnoeaiBi Ha Dr. Rudolph B. Soaulae, whoes Interest in the Jos. Newpher eaaa ia most commendable, stales that seme $26 arc still needed to accomplish tha operation proposed to be made by lr. Gross at ths Jsffareon Medioal College. It is a matter worthy the best attention of the benevolent. To aid contributors nny sum left at the counting room of the Tinas office will be promptly turned over to the gentlemen having ths case ia charge. A xvew rails so raw. The valuable black aad tea teirler "Dick." owned by Charles Fabcr. North Sixth street, fell down n precipitous embankment of 80 feet, on the Sohlegel farm, an tha Una cf the new railroad yesterday afternoon, and although striking upon aharp rocks, aacapsd uninjured. ' Callnr slews Praaaeirejel aus Astray. Several young men got lata aa altereatloa on Saturday Bight la returning from n fair, aad one of them was severely injured, having sustained a fracture cf the cellar bone. Dr. B. B. Lee reduced the fracture. Ia Pittsburg they call poll "bobbles." The eM - fashioned ilok name af "cop" doss duty ia Beading. EASTERN LEAGUE POINTERS Harrlsbaira: Mama m aVtlaMsttaihs ntaailaiat af Myere Te Pane ol Tfcls - Teart iaisr4Uaie. The HarrUbuw club, of the Eastern League, has at long last signed two' pleyere Clinton W. Caswell, of Providence", B. I., and Clifford Rosksr, of Chester. . Ths former ia a second baseman and la elaaaed as ens of the beat in that notion of tha country. The latter has been engaged . as short stop. Ha played last year with the Bcaa club, of Cheater, aad la aaid to resemble "Monk" Cllne in his cottons on the ball field. A Texae battery. Fisher and Crawford, who have a Hue record, ia heina - nesrotiated for. ns is also a Californii battery. Blade, a pitoher from Baltimore, and Morris, another pitoher from Trenton, New Jersey, are also Doing corresponaea witn Reecius, the left fielder of laat year's team, will be re - encaaed tf possible. Fifty applications are now on file for the positions of official umpires in the Eastern League. The League' a signature to the national areement will be signed this week. Deleratea from Lancaster, ' Altoona and Chester met at the Girard Uouae on Fri. 'dey and diaeusssd n plan for the contlnuanoe of the Inter State Association. It ia proposed to secure the Johnstown, Carlisle. Chambers' burg, York and Chester olubs in Pennsylvania and retereon, rjisaaem ana riew urunswiox in New Jersey. - Thie would form nn organ! tati.n of eiKht elubs, but there is alrong oppo. sition among most of the elubs on nooount of ths long jumps between some of the towns In oluded in the new circuit. Then Chester will not enter the association unless an arrangement oan be made whioh will give that club but one game a week, on Saturday, that being the only day on wmon a paying auaienoe oan be drawn. Tbe two Lancaster olubs are ap - Dlieants for plaoee in the Eastern League should a vacancy ooour, and retereon, . J baa also applied for membership in tha orcanixation. There are no new developments in Aotiva club affairs. There waa n statement abroad that Miller, who was Sohappert'e oatoher last year, haa been making efforts to secure his releaee from the Allee - healee, but that can hardly ba poasible aa Miller drew $400 of bis salary in advanoe, and again tne two pleyere are not on good terma. The Aotiva manage ment know nothing of the above, though they aay Bohappert haa tha privilege or selecting his own catcher. THE ALLIANCE DISASTER. ' Crowds riateklaiar ( lee "tie Wnw . mmmm mr sue uswoiesie KxtauewseiBi CixvaLAnn, Feb. 3. A special aaya : Alli ance haa been crowded all day with people from tbe aurrounding country, attracted here to ass the wreck made by the explosion. At the Coroner" e inquest Saturday it waa developed that Mr. Orr kept gasoline In nn air tight galvanised iron tank for hia customers. About e gallon of the gasoline had run out on the floor and had been wiped up by Mr. Orr, who then turned to other anairs, wnen tne gas generated by the gasoline ignited. The tank contained not more than half a barrel of the liquid. or the wounded Cberiee Hodea ana John Carey, of Duprex and Benedict's Minstrels, are ihe most seriously injured. They will be taken to the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Canton. A circumstance wbioh haa exalted much oo mmem is that the Woman's Christian Temperance Union appointed a meeting to be held in the Orr Block yesterday afternoon but some trifling matter prompted them to postpone it until Saturday. An onenmve oaor or Durnea neon is sun peroeptible about the wreck and auggest that all the bodice have not been recovered, but noboby ia missed. An eye - witness states that when the explosion ooourred the entire build ing seemed to be lifted Into tbe air and rent apart, falling back in n cloud of dust, scarcely one brick dinging to another. 'charging illeoal rasa. - we nertoese Aeeoieaaiosi sfae1e Agslmt tne ajosmsjr sjoteaBasaesaseroos a - susc The Lanouater County Auditors, who were In session laat year for months and whoae in vestigaaion. occupied an unprecedented length of time, on Saturday filed their report in court upon the finanoea for the year 1882. They surcharge the County Commissioners with $6,027.92, whieh they find most lmprov. ldently and improperly paid to Aldermen, Juetioss of tbe Peeoe and Coneteblee for fees In dismissed petty criminal oases. The audi tors allege that there baa been much collusion between the Constables aad Magistrates in bringiag auit for the porpoee of charging illegal fees; that namee of persona were need as prosecutors without the parties' consent, end they condemn the frequent figuring cf Magistrates aad Constables aa proseeulora in dismissed oases with county for coats. Thsv say : "This shameful and disgrace ful systsm haa expanded to auuh proportions that no offioer, from the Judges on ths beach to the lowest official about the court house, oan possibly much loagsr remain ignorant of a condition of publio affairs which hsa become patent to every member of the bar and every eitixen who hea offioial relation with county affairs " Further on in tbe report it le stated that the machinery ofjuetiea in Hegietratee' pourta bee become (the engine of extortion nnd injustice," and that the publio treasury haa been fair game for yeare to almost every one who oould present a bill and swear to it under some form of law." Inoluded in tbe auroharge ia $766 paid for what the Auditors charge to have an illegal publication of the county financial statement. The County Auditors hava not yet presented their own bill for services rendered, nnd aa it will be nn - nanallv large oounsel for the County Com - missionsrs have requested the Court to give them notification when the Auditors' bill is presented, as it is proposed to raise tha question of the legality of its items. Illicit laistllllBBt 1st Berks. The revenue offioiale of this district are in - eetigatiag charges of illicit distilling. Two or three parties in tha apple brandy section have failed to comply strlotly with ths require ments of the revenue laws, but no violation of a serious character waa intended so far aa known. The wrong done waa more the result of ignorance oa the pert of the accused thnn a wilful viotatioa of the law. The ChMBBeesMsar Vol alee t Verelw. The Cannatatter Volkfest Vereia will hold their monthly meeting this evening In Krebe'e Hall, corner of Franklin aad Wood streets. The annual masquerade ball cf this association sill be riven next Thursday evening ia Mssn. nerehor Hall, whieh will ba beautifully decorated with evergreeas aad flowers. Fahr - baoh's full orchestra will ba engaged. sLylaer aerjr III as rmilasMlBifclsv. " Mr. George W. Stoeckel, of this elty, is aow lying at tha German Hospital, Philadelphia, a euffsrsr from a terrible fall oa the ioe. Ths Hospital surgeons discovered another broken bene In hia right leg, Saturday, aad had to place their patient under the Influence cf ether In order to perform the operatiea of removal. " - ' " " ' . . AsaaeMsflsMB Marveaat ajearesa. General Secretary Joha O. Lynch, of tha Y. M. C. A., Harrisburg. accompanied by Mr. A. Harvey Pat'oa, cf tbe Harriabnrg ear ahopa," aad n gentleman muoh inter eetsd in aaeoolatloa work, arc ia Beading, the guests of General Secretary Held. Mr. Lynch ia at the head of one of the moat euooeeeful and progressive ae - sociatlons In the State. aaklr MaaesBMra af sTira CfeasBMsalee The Rainbow. Bradiac aad Hampden Fire Companies will hold their monthly meetings this cvaaiag at their respective engine hens as. A large atteaaaaec is expeciea at aaea meeting. READING, PA., MONDAY WENDELL PHILLIPS DEAD. THE. PEACEFUL END OP A BUSY LIFE. si rram Hears Dlaeaaa er turn sTaanawa AboMtlasilaa, AeTliator and Orator emeteb at tha 1,11a sMiol ' - Work srike eremt Mem. BosToit, Feb 2. Wendell Phillips died at hia hensa. No. 87 Common street, at a quarter past six o'clock this evening. Mr. Phillips waa last on the street on Friday, Janunry 26. On Saturday last he waa feeling very 111, and Sunday was confined to his bsd. His physician waa called four times on that day. His disease waa angina paotoria. He haa ahown symptoms of heart dlssaac for ths past two or three years. Mr. Phillips retained consciousness a p to the hour of death. , About helf past four o'clock this afternoon be attempted tc raise himself in bed. The exertion brought on a parexyam, to quiet whioh it waa found necessary to give an anmsthetio. At n quarter past six o'olook hs died very peacefully. He was fully aware that be was dying, but at the end waa silent. He suffered extreme pain during hia illness. For the psst two or three days he was so feeble that ba waa unable to oonverse. Since be was first taken 111 a physioian has been in continual attendance. Mr. Phillips waa In his seventy - third yeer. He leaves a wife aad one ad opted 'daughter. There were none in the death - chamber exoept Mrs. Phillips and members of the family. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral or the final place of burial. - A Vaasasui Csmr, Wendell Phillips waa born in Boston, Nov amber 29, 1811, and had just, entered upon hie aeventy.third year. Hia father, Joha Philips, was tha first Mayor of Boston and was a man of wealth and influence. Wendell was graduated at Harvard in 1881, being less than twenty years of age, and from the lawa school in 1883, being admitted to the bar of 8uffolk county in the following yeer. He quickly achieved some prominence In hia profession, displaying unusual powers of oratory at a very early age. It was, however, aa a political agitato rthat he was to win his greatest renown. Although a member of the wealthy and cultured oircles of hia native city, hia - sympathiee were early aroused by the persecution of the early Abolitioniets. This sympathy was intensified by the atroci ties committed by the Boston mob during tbe anti - slavery riot of October, 1886, in which Garrison nearly lost his life. The mob waa marshalled to jits destructive work by men of property and atnnding, who moved in the e circle with the now rising young advo cate, and he waa so thoroughly outraged by their pusllanimily aad selfishness that he openly cspoued the cause of the hated Abolitionists and In tha following year relinquished his law practiee because he was not willing to not under an oath to the Constitution of the United States. Tata Akelltlaalasa. At a meeting called in Faneuil Hall by Dr. Channing for the purpose of expressing publio condemnation of the murder of Elijah P. Love - joy, at Alton, Illinois, which occurred on No vember 7, 1837, Mr. Phillips by a single buret of impassioned oratory placed himself in the front rank of the anti - slavery leaders, though at tha time ha waa barely twenty aix years cf age. The pro - siavery reeling was very strong in Boston at that period and a large number of the pro - alnvcry adherents attended the meeting for the purpose of defeating its ob. jeet. They were led by Attorney General Auatin, who made a speech denouncing Love - joy and asking if ba had not died "aa the fool dietb." At tna coooiusloa of his speech Phillips, who wae in the nudience. in n burst of indignant aad powerful eloquence denounoed the cowardly aad aordid spirit of men in piaoea of power and wealth who Bought to defend or exouse that great crime egaiast the freedom of the prase and the rights of humanity. So powerful waa the eoeet or his unpremeditated Bpeeoh upon the audience that the resolutions of condemnation were carried with n rush. Ths 3eaaiB)aet WltBi Hell, Mr. Phillips waa so thoroughly convinced that tbe Constitution of tha United States an unrighteous compact between freedom nnd alavcry that be refused to recognise its authori ty by voting or In any manner claiming the privileges of a eitixsa. He advocated ths dis solution of the Union aa the only method of freeing the slaves. From this time until tha close of the war whieh abolished slavery for ever Mr. Pblnlps, by voiosand pan, continued to advocate the cause of abolition. He also espoused the eauae of temperance and woman sunrage, ana in aaauion rouna time to ae light hundreds of intelligent end cultivated audiences with his admirable lectures on "The Lost Arts" and "Toussaint L'Ouverture." He wea tha close friend and associate of William Lloyd Garriaoa. who waa coven years his senior, and succeeded tbe latter aa President of the American Aati - oiavsry Society in 18uu, holding the position until the final dissolution or the aoelely, April , 1B7U. tie etreaaously opposed tbs polioy of President Hayes toward the southern Plates aaa as strenuously ae - fended the stalwart military polioy of Presi dsnt Grant. Phillips waa the candidate of the temper ance aad labor reform element for Governor of Massachusetts in 1870, receiving nearly 20.O0O votes. He eepoused the Greenback eauae in 1876 and made speeches in advocacy of tbe financial doctrines of the soft - money theorists. He continued In the lecture field until 1881, hea faillag health ineident to his declining ears compelled hia to retire. His avewnunalltr. In peraenal appearance Mr. Phillips waa a mna of fine aad commanding presence end of graceful and courtly bearing. Ha was ths moat complete aad polished orator on the merieaa platform. Although wealthy and the aaaoniala ef the cultured nnd aristocratic, he waa a man ef tha simplest habile and with out tha least ostentation. He lived for forty years in a modest two story house, built by himself at tha head of Harrison nveaue, a houaa in which nobody else ever lived and whioh he vacated most unwillingly May 12, 1882, In obedience to an ordinance requiring Its demolition In order to extend the nvenue, at tbe head of whioh it stood. The house waa furnished with the most stud ions plainness, tbe dwelling of many a smart clerk being furnished for mora oatealatiaualy. . It was rioh, however, la lie treasures of books, letters and papers, aaeeng which Its ewaer delighted to dwell. These eceamalattone will doubtless furnish the materials of muoh future history, for Mr. Phillips wss the familiar aad honored associate af the mea aad women who made the history of tha eeatary la whieh he lived. ' " ' i taysrlssl Chaws la a Jewelry rtrsa. Tbe firm cf Wtllsoa it Clous, jewelers. No. 6x4 Pcaa square, baa aadergoaa a ehaaga by the admission lata the firm ef Charles Q. Wiltsoa, bob of Oile J. Wlllsoa, tha senior partner. The latter proposes to take a retired poeitieu la the firm, while the younger numbers, who have been specially educated to the basiaese, will lake a more active pait la tha management. The firm nana will hereafter ba knows aa WUlaoaa A Clous. MOHNING, FEBBUARY 4. 1884. THE FIELD OF CITY POLITICS. Voraetlet .let mt Wars Tieketa Hnele at as meaaniiewssi ariBnnrsca aae wsaae. eistls Tieketa ajasneeV ' The Republican Primaries Saturday even ing were largely attended as the vote appended shows. Among the notable featurea ia the defeat for a re nomination of Couacil - maa A. K. Btauffer ia the Fourth ward. Ia the Fifth ward there waa a spirited contest for Ward Assessor and Conatable and more votea ware polled than at aay primary election previously hsld in tbe ward. In the Seventh ward both Lemon Bueh and Capt. Harry Whiteside made a Ciuaoilmanio nomination after a hard fight. One of the anomalies in tha Seventh ward contest waa tha running of Mr. Gerald r. Dale, a Democrat, on a Republican tioket. The Eleventh ward Republicans selected an unusually atrong ticket. Tha ward tioketa follow, the successful candidates where there were contests being indicated by a : near waxd. Common Ooonoil, William Bobat 227. AI bert B. Moore 208, Matthew Bhoda 206, "Atnoe tluyeti izb, joan u. Houp it, Frank Kupp 110; Jamea E. Yoder 99 : Alder. man, John W. Ringlar 240, Charlea E. Stout 64; 'constable, William u. Uraul 168, Peter S. Kendall 144; Judge of Election, Abner 8. Deyeber 807 ; Inspector, Henry A. Hill, 807 ; warn Assessor, "l - eler Texter 176, William B. Shaffer 129. ' anooKD WAUD. Tha only opposition In this ward was for Ward Assessor, George W. Ubil having been nominnted, receiving 96 votes to 21 eaat for Peter M. Snyder. . The remainder of the tioket le a follows : Common Council, M. R Fox. Joseph C. Chrietoph, William A. Neible, Enoa Morris and Jedekiah M. Miller; Registry Assessor, 1st Precinct, Edwin M. Shelry ; 2nd Preoinot, Win. C. Shulls ; Judge, 1st Precinct, Frank Kissinger; 2nd Preoinot, Wm K. Seitx - Inger; Inspector, 1st Preoinot, Wilson T. Birch ; 2nd Precinct, Frank Noll. TBiBD waxd. Following ticket was ehosen without opposition : Common Council, William High, Thomaa Leinbaoh, A. J. Frioker, Levi W. Roller aad John H. Prints; Ward Assessor, Andrew Fiohthorn; Constable, Bonneville Ehrgood, 1st preoinot; Judge, Thomaa G. Prints; In - epector, Calvin S. Heliig ; Register Assessor, Jamee Bard ; 2nd preoinot Judge. Charlea B. Welle ; Inspector. Jacob Good hart ; Registry Assessor, Wm. H. Row. rounrn waxp. Common Counoil. Joshun K. Rigbtsr 88, William A. Fink 86. Jeremiah 8. Banner 72, "Isaac Geiger 68. Abner K. Btauffer 44 Asseeeor, "Wesley H. Wells 91; Judge of Eleotion, "Frederick Beuey, 92; Inspector, "reter weaver, i. a nrrH wikd. Common Council, John Strouse 206, W, a. Monyor zuz, Tnomaa u. larrington. Jr. 196, "Charles A. Golding 172, Ben. B Weid, ner, 123; Ward Assessor, Frederick Fox 122; Robert L Keith. 116: Constable. "Lewis C. Harford, 123; Chaa. Fisher. Ill; Judge, let preoinot, Abraham oeiverd ; Judge, 2d pre. oinct, Albert Whitaker; Inspector, let prc - cinct, uavta Fox; Inspector. 2d preoinot. Anthony Heller; Registry Assessor, 1st pre oinot, Albert J. Meson ; Registry Assessor, Z4 precinct, James Flenlnora. SIXTH VAU. Fallowing ticket was plnoed in nomination without opposition; Common Counoil, Howard E. Abrena, Charles at. Koeder, George F. Me. harg, Samuel E. Breneiser; constable, Edwin H. Doyle; ward assessor. U. Franklin Bowman; judge, let preoiont, Charlea M. Plaak; 2nd preoinot. Wellington F. Wada; inspector, 1st precinct, Albert Briner; 2nd precinct, Andrew J. Fieher;, registry assessor, 1st preoiaot, An drew 8. Fisher;. 2ad preoiaot, Henry H. Horn. SBvnnTH wane. Common Counoil, 'John C Hepler 114 Lemon Booh 108, E. 8. Miller 102, "John C. DeHart 83, "Harry Whiteside 79, Frank S. Llringood 01, Jamee t. Sellers 61. Thomaa u. Bausher 46, Gerald F. Dale 6. There was no opposition to the following : Ward assessor, E. M. Luden; judge cf election, 1st preoinot, C. F. Evens; 2nd precinct. John 8. Hoflf; registry assess ore, 1st precinct, William Leader; 2d precinct Frank Moyer; ins peeler, 2d preoiaot, Chaa. Ret tew. For inspector ia ths 1st pre moot there waa a oonteet bstwsen F. t. uc Gour and Moses Terry. The former wee nomi nated, he having received 70 votes aad Terry 46, SIXTH MID, There being no oppoeition, one ballot was eaat, nominating tbe roiiowtng tioket ; com mon Counoil, Augustus H. Bartele. William B. Gettia, Aaron L. Still, George Gaassr, Sr., and Joseph 8. Esterly; Ward Assessor. Jacob Levaa ; first preoinot. Judge. Milton Kreider ; Inspector, Johnson L. Terry; Registry Assessor. Joha Seyfert ; second preoinot, Judge, John User; Inspector, Howard Vanes; Registry Assessor, Jeremiah Garner. TBXTBI WABD. Following ticket waa nominated without oppoeition : Common Council, B. F. Sheeder, F. A. Dehart, William Ksnsil nnd Christina Franls : School Controller, William Haeeslar Judge of Election, Samuel Rourh ; Inspector, u. it. Humeri ; Assessor, rranoia neinart. Bixvna - rai wean. Common Counoil, "Daniel K. Zwoyer 06, "Harrison a Hertoiaa 64, - Uanlel 8. Kline, 46, J . Rose Millsr 40 "Thomas Pfaffman 89, Henry "A. 1 1 art man so, Henry V. Hour S4, Adem 1'. Leas 26, Wm. H. Hsmmlg 24, Reuben O. Hart - man 20. The balance of the ticket nominated wea aa foltowe: School Controller, Henry H. Jackson; Ward Assessor, Wm. H. Klineyoung; Judge, let Preoinot, Perce. G. Fieher; Inspector, William K. Rceaer; Registry Assessor. David Rink; Judge. 2d Preoinot, Spencer H. Bmltb: Inspector, Alexaaaer noniottmen. 61; Registry Assessor, Franklin B. Raiaert, 61. For Ward Assessor Joseph Seyfert re ceived 18 votes; and for Judge of the 1st P redact, A. B. Rutter received 14 votea. . lsoenaas atlc ajaesilaiatlake. Ths Democrats of the Eighth, Tenth aad Eleventh Warda also held their primary alec tlone on Saturday svenieg. Following arc tha nominatione made XIOHTBT WASD DBMOCBATIC TICK ST. Common Council. Lewis Heilman. Christian Scbiok, Franklin Aulenbach, Fraaeia Roland, John Mayer. There wae nn oppoeition to the oalaaca or the tioket, whioh is as follows i Constable, L. p. Reeeler; Ward Aaeeaaer, George Hafer. First Preeiact officers Judge, Morris Sebaefer; Inspector, A. K. Drexel ; Registry Assessor. Fred. Roland. Second Preoinot Judge, Jamea R. Tyson ; Inspector, A. Monroe Moeer ; Registry Assessor, Marry a. Jtatcriy. TK1TTH WAXD OKMOCXATIO TICK ST. Common Council, Willinm H. Sproeeeer, Jamea Mala, O. Moyer. William H. Bellman ; Ward Asseeeor, John D. Witmen, Sohool Con troller, Isaac J. Halei Judge, Thomas Burns, Inspector, Jacob w. Mats. K1.BVB NTH WARD nBMOCUATIO TICK ST. Common Counoil, Lea Rehr, Paul Rahr, Paul Klrehman, Henry Seibert, Levinua Rhoads, Charles M. Clous, Joseph Stoigerwald; ' Ward Assessor, Charlea H. Koch; School Controllers, Frank Menace and Adam Filbert: Judae. let preoinot, semuei a. Blear; inapector, Aa - thosy Auditor; Register assassin. Joha Rock: Judgs, 2d preeiact, Abraham Whitman; la - apeotor, Jacob Sohalfley; Registry Amass or, Joha K. Hcwdea. ' alee al steal Ms tale. George P. Zieber, real aetata ageat. No. 80 South Sixth street, sold the twe - ctory brick aalooa aad dwelling situate ca tha aortheest corner of Fifth aad Cherry streets, belonging to Evelyn Stella, te Mary Kissinger, for $4,600. Jacobs a Rhoads, real aetata ageats, No. 26 North Sixth at reel, aaid the twe - etery brick dwelling No. 121 South Eighth street, property of 0. Reiff, to H. Freet, for $2,600. A $4,000 BURGLARY. VVE1TZBLS JEWELRY STORE ROBBED. A alas' BBemlMST Vlellaalaa, susa) a Heevr - ajaal of Wat lit - a, ckalsia and - eel Trlnksts - Alhsr ekasr - laa Is, sMaeMaw. Between one. nnd two o'olook yesterday morning Alfred L. Weitxel'a jewelry store, No. 980 Penn street, waa robbed of watches, jewel - ry aad other artlclea to tha value of ever 4,000. Mr. Wcltsel discovered his loss about seven o'olook yesterday morning upon opening hia store. Hia auaplelona ware aroused on finding n rear door aad shutters ' standing open, aad hie wife called his attention to n number of empty tray a and jewelry boxes on tbe aah heap in tha yard. Tha thought then flashed upon hia mind that he had been robbed, and upon entering the atore room he found that a large ahow oass had been emptied, nnd nil the moat valuable goods in the store were miming. A pane of glass, 11 by 10 inches, In the transom over the front door, was broken out. and ' the fragments lay Inside upon the floor, ahowing how the burglars had affected an entrance. ah invnwTonv or ths lost goods. Mr. Wettsel, upon examining hia stock, found tha following goodo missing : A Indy's watch, with frosted gold and blue enamelled ease, for whioh he paid $86 ; thirty - five or forty custom watches ; tray of solid gold atuds; lady's opera chain worth $86; gent's gold chain valued at sou; lot or rolled plate gold watch ehains; lot of fine gilt ohaine, recently purchased ; boxes containing eight new watch movements ; Blteen pairs or brace lota, mostly of solid rolled plate ; ear rings. breast plna and other articles. Ona of the custom watohea, belonging te Mrs. Adam Lorah. waa vary valuable. About 850 in loney, contained ia tha upper drawer of a lae or drawers, waa alao secured by tbe thieves. The snow oaaa oa tne counter had been piled full" of trays of valuable goode. One tray ia the case waa covered with breastpins worth from $8 to (10 each. The only goods left were four necklaces ana tan oharma, whioh ware in email boxes, and were over looked on account of being under am unoovered box , containing about half a gross of watch Keys. HOW TBI LOOT WAS BAOOBP. The oaly clue to the robbery ie that about half - past one o'olook yeeterday morning, Mr. Harry Levee , con of Mrs. Annn M. Levaa, No. 948 Penn street, was returning home, and eaw a tall, slim man standing on the ourb in front of Weitxel's jewelry store. The man wore a long gray overcoat and ailk hat, and had a traveling bag strapped across hie "boulder. As young Levan oame along the man turned bis back towards him and stood facing the street. It is supposed that this man waa one of the tbievee keeping watch while hia confederates were at work on the inside. The plunder waa carried into the yard, where it wee transferred to bags, and tha thieves escaped across a fence to the property of Albert Borkert, No. 936 Penn street, where a building ia being erected at preeent, nnd tha lot being open, thieves readily gained nooess to the street. Mr. Borkert's son found n ohisel in the cellar, which had been dropped by tbe burglars, and a number of marks were discovered, showing that the escape had been made through Ihe Borkert lot. The front door of the jewelry atore waa aeourely fastened and bolted on the inaide, and the tbievee had evidently been unable to open it, so as to make their escape in. that direction. A asm that was navxn usso. Mr. Weitxel haa a large Iron safe ia hia atore, la which he could have kept all the valuables, whioh were atolea aad a great many more, but it had not been used for some time. He bed been ia business at 9.80 Penn street for twenty years without being robbed, and therefore felt secure without taxina the usual precautions. He slept in a room ia the second floor of the building, immediately back of the store, and kept the door leading from the atore into the back part of tha houaa open. He therefore thought that If thieves vieitod hia premises hs oould hear them. For some time,, however, he had intended having iron bars placed across tha front transom, but neglected it until too late. tub ao Birr or thb nosesas. Laat Friday aa ageat for aa electric burglar alarm called upon Mr. Weitxel and wanted to aell one of hia instruments. In the course of conversation, tha agent informed Mr. Weitxel that he wea liable . to be robbed at nny lime, aad that thieves could easily effect an entrance through the transom. "It might hap pen one or these nights, - na saia, ana msec words Mr. Weitxel hea been revolving in hia mind very seriously since the robbery ooourred. The Police authorities were notified Yester day morning of the robbery aad arc at work upoa the eaaa. Telegrams were at oaoc sent ia different directions. Mr. Weitxel spent some time last year ia Dakota, aad carried at the time a double dial silver watch whioh la aow among tha miaaing. Other Makkarlea hmal A tie aa ate. Oa Saturday morning tha discovery was made that ran a shoe atore, on north Sixth street, near tha Aakew bridge, had been robbed during the night. A silver watch and several new pairs of ehoes made for eoetomere wsre m laming. The shop waa onto rea oy forcing the lock of Ihe front door. The offioc of Breeder 6t Esterly s marble yard. North Sixth street, waa alao entered nnd the deek ransacked. Important papers were found scattered around tna noor, nut notning A lot of bursters' tools, consisting of chisels, saws and augurs ware left at Goldsmith's clothing store, Penn street below Seventh, waere no doubt a roooery waa attempted. Over i.oaa lae - lsMiaaa te m Next Tuesday tha much talked of wedding of Misa Lesley Joeepbeae Ayer, only daughter of the late Dr. J. I. Ayer, to Commaader Frederick Pearson. U. S. N., Will take place at the reetdeaoc of the bride a mother. No. 6 West Fifty - Seventh St., N. Y. Over 1,000 invi. oaa have nssa ssauca mr tee reeepuea fol lowing tha oero nanny, which will be performed by Bishop Potter. Mr. P. P. Ayer, the bride's brother, will give her away. Tha floral deoeratloaa arc to be moat elaborate, aad Kluaaer, who haa charge ef them, aaya they will ba more ooetly than aay others seen this yeer. . Tha Work of aha The will cf David Bnahy. d opposed, of Rich mond, haa been been admitted to probate aad letters testamentary granted to Catharine aad David E. Bushy. Letters of administration upon the aetata cf Joha B. Spats, deoeased, or Lower ueideioerg. have beea greeted to Daniel r. aaa John r. Bneta. Simon P. Von Nelda waaappoialed administrator of the estate of Thomas Vaaderalioe. de ceased, af WomeledoTT. . A Oarrfae? BslaosJ Iretaa Hta Ummtm, Mr. - Horace D. Bocae, tha goals! aad eourteoua letter Barrier, la eoalned le hia home. ' 887 W slant street, from tha effceta ef two terrible falls aa the loy peveeseata cf North Fifth street, last Friday. Those along Mr. noons a rente are anxious Tor a is speedy recovery. He Is among the oldest eanicra aa the force aaa vary popular. eetleisT af Mm Orausel t.eslsre Jr. A. . A. Tha seml - aaaaal meeting of tha Rlsat Worthy Grand Ledge of the Juaior Order cf Assert oaa Pretsetaat Association will ba held la this city, eemmeacing te - morrew moraiag, ia tha hall of Friendship Ledge,,North Sixth at. cat. FAIR GROUND PARK QUESTION meettaar at ska AatrlealtssriU Boelesy at hnlarelar. A considerable diseussioa waa elicited on Saturday afternoon, at the monthly meeting of tbe Berks County Agricultural Society, in referenoe to the recent notion of City Coun cils, referring the queetlon of the legal title of the Fair Ground to the Committee on Law and City Solicitor. . n - . Henry Eppihimer, Esq., moved that tbe resolution passed January 7101882, looking to n joint ocoupancy of the grounds of the ao - ciety be re - affirmed, nnd that the officers of tha aooiaty ba instructed to carry out its pro visions. Tha motion was seoonded by Hon. George v. Biiisei. . At the request of Mr. Eppihimer, tbe Score try, Cyrus T. Fox, mode a aiatement to the effeot that at no time had a dispoailion been ahown to disregard the eplrlt of Ihe resolution of the 7th cf January, 1882, but that the omoera were ready to carry the same into effeot, reeerving to tbe society all the righla contemplated by the resolution. A lease had. however, been prepared which is not satis factory in its present shape, aa the society would bs deprived of all control of the grounds, nnd would be alraply allowed to enter thereon for several daya in the year, for the puipoee or noiaing a rail rair. mere waa alao a ridiouloua olauae relative to mining iron ore on the premissa, whioh would oause the agricultural society to degenerate into a mining company. " On the 6th of January last the committee of Couneile nppeared before the officers of the Agricultural Society by apecial in vitation, wnen tne detects in the lease wsre pointed out, and . nn undsrstanding was arrived at satisfactory to all partiee. It was agreed that a resolution should be psssed at tbe annual meeting of the sooisty to be held in the afternoon, referring the whole subject to the incoming Committee on Grounds, and the Coanoilmenio Committee retired after a pleasant and very friendly interchange of views. The resolution agreed upon wae passed, and the President was about arranging the committees for the current year, to be announced at the next monthly meeting, - when the committee of Councils presented a report that they were unnble to obtain satisfaction and that a hostile spirit was manifested on the part of the Agricultural society. Thereupon Councila took tha action which they did. Now that the Committee on Grounds haa been appointed. the President having been able to obtain the acceptance of a competent and energetio man for - Chairman. a - meetinar of . the Committee will be held and a conference with the Committee of Counolle will be arranged ao that whatever objections there may bn to tbe instrument in writing already postponed the same can be removed, nnd n satisfactory agreement be framed. After considerable discussion. Mr. Eppihi mer aaid that he was not nwars of the action taken at the last annual meeting,and he there fore, withdrew the resolution. THE BMP OF TWO FAIRS. I" lie Bricklayers at ttrawcl Opera noass mb. rner's as. j. vasraa aa aa brery stall. The Bricklayers' Fair closed Saturday even ing at the Grand Opera House after having had a suooeesful career. The reoeipta .aggre gated 8300 for tha evening. Among the articles chanced off were the following: Kate Wrice, pair of gold bracelets; Annie Stein, gold ring; Louisa Hinkle, lounge; Lucy Rep - pert, roll of carpet; James Mayberry, gold spectacles. Lena Guldeman sold tbe largest number or tickets at tne wax stand ana re ceived a gold ring: Clara Neln, 817 North Ninth street, drew a silvsr watch; John Stephen, a doll; Betta Darrah, fruit basket; tioket 161 (name yet unknown) drew a flower stand, valued at $26; ticket No. 3, a pair of ladies' shoes; Al. Beohtel, n suit of olothes. There were four contestants for the set of bricklayers' tools, nnd Daniel Kicmmer waa the eueeeeeful one. He handed in 817.80; Samuel Hoffmaeter, 810.76; Chr. Weidenauer, 86.06, and Harry Kuhn, S4.29. ST. PXTBB'a X. C. OHUBCH TAIX. The ladies' fair for the building improve ment fund .of Bt. peters Catholic church. whioh has been in progress in Library hall tor tbe peat two weeks, clossa Saturday sve - ning after n contlnuanoe or two weeks. Tbs result may reach $6,000. In the contests Misa Mary Magee. turned in $99 55 for a ladies' gold watch, aad waa awarded the article. Miss Mary Conroy raised 810. There waa con sidsrable rivalry for the possession of a vsry beautirul aim Hag. it waa awarded to the Emeral beneficial association. The amounts collected were: Emerald, $139.66 ; Society of the Holy Cross. 819.46. Miss Mary McHale received a very pretty doll. She raised $109.86, to Miss Rose Kane's $63.42. There waa a apirited oonteet for n very valuable gold watch. Jerry Sullivan turned in $300.76 aad Edward McConkey $279.96, and the former was awarded the watoh. Another gold watch was won by William Lee. Ha raised $368.76 to Thomas Hannigan a $110. The Keller Baleax'a Meble Wsrk. An average of 66 families and 12 destitute and hungry individuala received coup aad bread oa each day oa whieh distribution of those articles wae made laat week by the Reading Relief Sooiety. The superintendent, Amos B. Yeager, acknowledges the receipt of the following donations: Leinbaoh A Bro.. cloth. lore, 761 Penn street, 60 loaves of bread; F. Lear Smith, Esq., 60 loavea of bread; Joha Strunk, coal dealer, ton Of coal, $2.38; Leaaig Sl Haeseler, coal dealers, ton of coal; Dr. Henry Landis, za loam or bread. Three AeeMeaisai la the STIey. Jamas Son warn, residing on North Eighth street, near Button wood, had the little toe of hie left foot maahed by a piece of loe falling upon it. ' Daniel Homaa fell from the tree tie work of the first W. A N. railroad bridge, and sustained injurieB or a serious nature. William W. 8. Bennethum, No. 84 South Seventh street, broke hie leg between tha knee nnd ankle, by slipping oa tbe ice oa Baed street beyond Walnut. : A Havel Em'klkltlea. . F. M. Yeager, 488 Pcaa street, haa a novel device In bis show window illustrating St, Valenline in full bloom. St. Valentine, with nngelio wings ia poised on n monument, a fountala ia in full play to the left, aad ia front la a letter box, where a letter carrier ia picking out a mass of mail, ready for delivery. A aews boy, la a full run, ia offering oopies of the Tinas for sale. It ia really worth seeing, and does credit to the manufacturer, Mr. Yeager. tameliBtst sjaanenisseea mt ska lealer. Following standing oommitteeeof the Junior Fire Company have been appointed : Houss Committee, Joha Bulb, Charlea Kendall,Cyrus Shulls; Committee on Aooounte, J. Lew. Bake, George H. Young. Eugene Sandt i In - veatlgatiag Committee, Charlea Ziegler, Frank Moyer, Jacob jtauereitie. The oner from the Newark, N. J., fire department.of $760 for the horses of Ihe company, waa declined, the mem - bora aay Ing that $1,000 will not boy than. A Paraaer saaiast Msms'b George Roeller, formerly of this elty, aad a brother - la law of William D. Castor, No. 848 Pcaa street, who hea been n resident of Liberty, lad., far some years, met with a eericac loss 'oral aaya ago la the aeetrnotiea r his dwelling hones, with the entire osatoata, by re. lie lost everything except the clothing whieh the members cf his family - wore at the time. Mr. Roeller waa absent from home at the time. Warn aaper 1st slisg. Mr. Joha B. Cleveaatlaa, ef thai elty, la at praeeat publishing aa less recti eg family paper WHIMS z av raw.. MMwmrw. . urn wvsoiiy gotten up, aad shawe credit tc ua youag pub - VOLUME 52NO. 105. FARMERS IN COUNCIL. PALL PAIR SEPT. 23, 24, 28 AND 26. bees ( Pair Srssad laarsn. aneata Prtsarstlass far Ihe Bfextt ABsxseml kuxklkltloai eolations, fjanaaaitaaea, Ae. - ' Not in n long time has there been so large a gathering of farmers in this city as waa wit - ' n eased at the monthly meeting of the Berk a County Agricultural Society, held in the Court House on Saturday afternoon. A number of country diatrlote, from Albany on the north to Csarnarvon on the south, and from Here - , ford on the eaat to tha extreme western portion of the oounty, were represented. Jnmes MoGowan, Esq., of, Robeson township. President of the society, ocoupied ths ohair. ,' On motion of Judge Stitsel the reading of the minutes of the annual meeting was dispensed with. IH MEMORY or PBOKASID MEMBSBS. ' Hon. George D. Stitxel, Dr. T. S. Gerhart Land James Van Buekirk presented the follow. ing in referenoe to deceased members, which were adopted aa read: Whbkhas, the following life members of the Berks County Agricultural and Horticultural " Sooiety, vis : William H. Clymer, Frederick R Frill, Daniel 8. Franeis, Charles D. Geiger, . Henry Hnrtman, Nicholas B. Hunter, D. Young Jones, Henry Keasler, Frederiok Laner, Riohard 8. Ludwic and William E. Shollenberger, have died within a year paat ; and in view of the interest which thev. in their lifetime, ever manifested In its nroarresa and welfare, it is but a just tribute to their memory that thia aoeiety should give ex d res. sion to its appreciation for their services in its behalf ; therefore be it Resolved, that the earnest, unselfish sunnort whioh the deoeaaed members always gave to means and measures for the advancement and Buooess of this sooiety, and tha kindly relatione that alwaya existed between them and their fellow members, merit our emulation : that we greatly deplore the death of the above members, and the loss of their advioe and oounsel ; and that we offer our sincere sympathy to their bereaved families. Resolved, that the forearoina preamble and resolution be embodied in the minutes of the meeting of the sooiety. r UFOKT OH rAUt QXOUMD ZHPnOVKHENT. . v Messrs. Charles Breneiser, Henry EDoihi - ' mer, Exm High and William B. Albright, of the Committee on Fair Ground Improvement, : presented us following report : To the Officers and Members of the Berks County Agricultural Society, Gbxtlxmkm: Your Committee appointed to take . into con - " aideration what improvements ought to be made on the Fair Ground, would respectfully report that a meeting of the Committee waa held on Saturday, January 12ih, 1884, when attar a general interchange of opinion aa to the desirability of certain improvements, it was agreed to meet on the Fair Ground on Saturday morn - ing, January 26th, for the purpose of making an inspection of the grounds. The Committee accordingly met on the Fair Ground at tha time appointed, all the members being prea - - ent, including the President and Secretary, . exoept Milton Z. Geiger, of Robeson township, who waa unable to attend on account of illness. Ths Committee spent nearly two hours on the premises and made a thorough inspection of - the buildinga and grounds. The following improvements were taken into consideration : First, the providing of an ample number of Beats en tbe hill - side above the race course, and the making of roadwaya and foot - paths leading thereto; the ereotion of au open grand stand, the widening of the race track and the building of a retaining wall opposite the Judges' stands ; the construction of a driveway around the race course for vehicles, ao aa to reach the Beats on the hill and other points of observation without crossing the track. Second, the putting up of a better front at the entrance to the grounds so as to afford better accommodations for the officers and committees, and better meana for ingress and Jhird, the providing of better facilities for the display of plants and flowers. Fourth, the erection of a new main exhibition building or the enlargement of the old one. Fifth, the removal of the iron pipes in the northwestern portion of the grounds, and the laying out of aa avenue north and south with . a gate at Walnut street, ex - hibitora of agricultural machinery to be allotted apace on each Bide of this arsnuc. . The committee also had under consideration the matter of tunneling the race - course, aad enlarging the track. While favorable to these improvements, they believe it would be well to try the experiment this year of providing better facilities for the public outside of the race course, a large portion of the grounds being at preeent practically useless, on account of the insufficient opportunitiee of gaining access thereto. The tuaneling of the track would necessitate that some provision be made for reaching the seats on the hill in the vicinity of the home stretch ; otherwise the home stretch would be eontinunlly crowded upon nnd life be endangered. The construction of a tunnel would provide but one means of reaching the area enoloaed by the raoe - oourae ' and of departing therefrom, which in times of great crowds would be like admitting the ' people into a trap - without meana or escape. Whenever the tunnel ia made, there must be ample relief for the surging erowd inside the race - course and precaution for the prevention of accidents oa the home stretch oa the track. The committee have presented theee eugges - tiono in the chape of a preliminary report, for the purpoee of obtaining tha viewa of mem bers, and would ask to ba continued until the March meeting so aa to be able meanwhile to obtain estimates aa to tha probable cost of the various improvements proposed. On motion or J. V. Beehtel the report waa accepted aad tha committee waa continued. nxroxT on bphciai whkat rnmnuMs. ' Messrs. Adam Styer, Joha Gotiahall aad Cyrus T. Fox, Committee on Special Wheat Premiums, reported that they had under consideration the awarding of the said premiums aad found upon exnmining the papers oa tile that the two contestants had not fully complied with the rules, nnd Baked that the com - . mittec be continued in order to ba given opportunity to examine into the merits of the The committee waa on motion contin ued. . AXMOtraoBMKsTTOr OOMU ITTBKJS. President MeGowaa announced the follow ing committees: Committee on GroundsWilliam B. Albright, chairman; Ell S. Fox, William R. High, William G. ' Moore and John Gottahall. Committee en Printing Henry Eppihimer, chairman; Hob. Geo. D. Stitsel aad Cyrus T. Fox. TAIX rAin shit. 23, 24, 26 akd 26. President MoGowan stated that it waa In order at this meeting to fix the dates for holding the annual exhibition of the aoeiety. The Secretary read communications from several societies whioh had already adopted dates as follows : Lebanon county, Sept. SO aaa Oct. l, z - nnd 8. - KlBgtowa (Schuylkill county 1, Sept. 10, 17, 18 nnd 19. Lackawanna oounty, sept. 8U aaa uet. - i, , aad 8. . Virginia State Fair, Oct. Z2, 28 aaa 24. Letters were also read from tha sec re tart es ef tha Agricultural Society cf Pennsylvania and tha Lehigh County Agricultural Society to the effect that tha Slate fair would aa doubt be held at Philadelphia from Boot. 8th to Uc 20th, aad that tha Alice towa fair weald ba held on the nana! dates, eemmeaelBg with the ' last Tuesday in Beatcasber jBept.80th). - Av - ".. - 7l' - &3 r,.?. . r - : - ' .'f li' - 'A - . - j i ; ". : . .i , - .

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