Lancaster Intelligencer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1884 · 1
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j t ft V VOLUME 87. LANCASTER, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1884. NUMBER 7. ROUNDED. THE WEEKLY EDITION. 11794 PACKER AT EEST. Entered at the Postofflce at Lancaster as ashks tu ashes, DUST TO DUST a iconu-ciass man maner. TERMS: Dopblb Shbkt Weekly $2.00 a yeai in advance. Single Shkbt Wekklt $1.23 a year in advance. The Daily Intelligencer 19 published every afternoon except Sunday at $5.00 a year in advance. A.. . 8TBINKAN. 8TEINMAN & HESSEL, w. u. hbnsel. Intellioknokb Bttildino. Centre Square. Lancaster, Pa 4 t, 13octrj). : v FBKRUAKT. Oh, Gay ii . ove when Love in music calls In music calls. Oh. bright is Love dancing through lighted halls. Through lighted halls. Oh, sweet Love's kiss beneath the mistletoe. And soft his words where fur wrapped sleigh-ers go. With tinkling bells across the moonlit snow. But sad is Love beneath the Joyless rains, The pallid rains. When February to sad Earth complains In mom n ful strains Krom lhtj wet wood and late unhappy leaves' lialn rotllng briers, and rank, rejected sheuves, Love dro.pi his sweet averted eyes and grieve. So from my jriiy, bleik, lite a tear he'll stray ; Yea, though I pray To clasp his dower-sweet fingers for one day, He loves the May. With bride-buds Pt and violets abloom ; He loves the rose-crowned, scented month of June When j area t singing birds are all in tune. ' Oh, heart, thou wert a little traitor set A traitor set-Where f mdet hope ami truest vows had met. Thou art in debt To February's weeping love. One day. One rain-cold day. when all the sky was gray. He came wtth smiling tace, and came to stay He dried wi h kisses all my tear-stained lace ; Ah, what sweet grace ; He made my dreary room a splendid place ; He le t no trace 01 doubt or gloom ; he said, with clear kind eyes. Oh. Love may live beneath the cloudless skies j But wet wit h pain of tears he never ales!" lslit.Wt.LL, KvHitectfully lliit-l t te Memory of the Lttto b.;v .1. c. llichey. Head I Takon from us I lost lor evermore, the graceful lite that made our lives more bright; What is there leit us now but to deplore ? Our tear di turned eyes can scarce see Heaven's lUrht. We wanted him, we miss him, hour by hour The lender voice, the ready helping baud : How can we bow submissive to the Power Whose mercy now we cannot understand ? Yet, it is so. Look on him as he lies In slumber, Jike a child, so cold, so deep, The world unmirrored in his tired eyes, God saw he neede it ; He sent him sleep. He felt too deeply, and to feel is pain"; JJo joy nor woo can make his gentle Dreast Throb with tumultuous fueling o'er again, iiven the nu believer owns this rest. A rest for which we vainly seek in lite, A peace which comes not with the quiet night; Our dw-ams are shadowed still with care and striie, And work begins anew with morning light. Brain, heart and hand wei e never idle here ; Then dare we weep because his works are done ? The more we valued him and hel l him dear. We should rejoice that his reward is won. We ask lor peace whene'er our prayers we raise, Peace lor our dear ones whatsoe'er the price. Though dark and lonely nowmustbeourdays Of our own hearts, we make the sacrifice. And oh I there should be comfort in the thought That pain or gi ief ran touch him ne'er again; Unselfish love throughout his Ufa he taught, Let not such lessons have been taught In vain. L.M. Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 8, 1884. luMHF'IB SFKINQ. De spring o' ie year am slippiu orlonsc An' looks wit a pep through de col' chilly a'r. An' de bird am er.lookm erroun' fur hi song As he hops on de lim' an' de halt froz-an br'ai lie Are feels good, fur dar's if.e in de creek, But spring it am comia' erlongjes de same, Fur I seed a yallor hammer wid a straw in his beak, An' he knows what he's doln', et he doan I'll be blame. I'll be mighty glad when de warm win' blows An de cows sian's aroun' enjoyin' o' de cood. Fur ter tell de Lord's truth, I'se sorter sca'ce o'cloze, An' hasier Impale might'ly fur ter git er little m ood. De hogs am awful touchy when de wea 'er it is col' An' da hollers like de oebtl when yer climbs in de pen Doan want er man ter eat 'em, oh, no, bless , yer. soul, So I host.r compromise on de dominicker hen. Arkansaw Traveler. Wecouiinenai ig tor Deiegdte-at Hart it y ' Large. The Young Men's Damoeratic aasocia tiou, of Philadelphia, held a largely attended meeting last night, at wmob Join Cadwalader presided. A resolution pr jsented by Geo. M. Dallas was adopted, tie daring "that William F. his high personal character and by his lutelh geut, zealous aud sell saorihoing services . to the cause of Democracy, has merited and is accorded the entire confidence and grateful regard to the party ; and this association recommends his selection as one of the delegates at large from this state to the next Democratic national convention." The touuwms named were appointed an auxiliary campaign committe for work in the city election : w linam a Harrity, chairman ; Geo. M. Dallas, Jos J. Wainwright, Jos. P Kennedy, Murray Rush, O. D. Clark, Wm. JV1. Meigs, H. C Otmstead, Taos. D. Peaice, II. O. Lough lin, Chas E, Ingersoll, Jno. O James, Willing Littell, Sam'l T. Jaqiett aud A. Haller Gross. Funeral oftheLast male Heir to the f acker Saint and ! Ktte Promiaent people Present, Phil'a Press, It was a funeral day at Mauch Chunk Tuesday. There were scarcely a dozen people on the streets, and all the shops and stores were closed as if it were a Sabbath day, while the s iloons had not only doors but windows barred, as if to show how much more respect they paid the dead than the law. The only sound was that of spiteful engine whistles and the monotonous rumble of the heavily laden coal trains passing in a seemingly endless line. The dull leaden mist hid the tops of the sharp hills, thinly clad with snow, but did not quite conceal the granite column that marks the last resting place of the Paoker family in Upper Mauch Chunk cemetery. Hardly three years have elapsed since it was reared over the grave of the founder ot the name and fortune, but to day it towers over the last resting place of the last direct heir in the male line of the Greatest estate ever accumulated by a Pennsylvanian. The hour of the funeral had been de layed until the afternoon to accommodate the host of friends of the late President Packer from other cities At 11 o'clock special trains lelt Philadelphia and New York to convey them to Mancb Chunk, and tbey were preceded by another special from Easton, while many more came in the other direction from Wilkesbarre and the Hazleton and Mahanoy regions. The company assembled included all the leading officials and huudreds of employes of the L. V. railroad ; President Roberts, of the P. It R ; Keim and Gowen, of the P. & R .; Gov. Abbet, of New Jersey; ex Gov. Jdoyt, of Pennsylvania, and many bankers, merchants, judges and leading men of New York and Philadelphia ; and prominent .Democrats from all parts of the state. Upon assembling at the residence ot deceased, the company slowly filed through the main entrance and the reception room into the study where the remains were laid out. In deference to the expressed wish of. the family, who desired the funeral to be as unostentatious as possible, no flowers were sent save one large piece, and the only flowers in the room were a little bed of roses and pinks, upon which rested a white lily. The metallic casket was cover ed with black cloth and the handles were of oxidized silver as plain as possible. Upon the plate was the name and dates of birth and death. The face was not emaciated, but was slightly discolored and the features had a pinched and drawn look, as if death had only come after acute pain and suffering. In the right hand was placed the black gold headed cane which Mr. Packer always carried. The services, being held in the little room, could not be witnessed by a tentn of those who had come, many from long distauces, to attend them. The ceremo nies we conducted by the liev. Marcus A, Tolman, rector of St. Mark's church, as sisted by Bishop M. A. De Wolfe Howe, of Central Pennsylvania, and Bishop Whitehead, of New Jersey. The Lehigh Valley glee club, made up from the employes ot the company in the office at Mauch Chunk, rendered the musioal part of the service, which consisted of the hymn, " Abide With Me," and an anthem set to a plain cuant The . pall bearers were the Hon. Samuel J. Randall. R. A. .Lamberton, LL D , Hon. Ecklay B. Coxa, H. S. Goodwin, R. II. Sayre, G. B. Newton, J. R. Fan- shawe, A. G Broahead, jr., I. W. Morris, John Taylor, William Stevenson, Fred. Murcur, E, B. Byington, J. H. Wilhelm, James Donnelly, Hon. S. S. Dreher, J. S. Lentz, A. H. Fatzinger, F. B. Morris, C, H. Webb, E. B. Ely, H. B Moore, A.W. Butler, A. W. Laisenring, Lafayette Lentz, John Painter, Allen Craig. W. H. Eleaton, E, B. LMsanring, C E Brod head, J. L. S ted man and George R. Blanchard. - The service over.the remains were taken out and placed in a sleigh, Mrs. Packer having asked that no hearse be used Black cloth was placed on the bottom, and the casket was left uncovered. A sleigh followed with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Skeer Edward Lockhart and Mrs Rathbun, and then the members of Carbon Lodge of Masons, of which he had been a member, followed it as escort, each wearing a sprig of evergreen tied in the button hole with a knot of blue ribbon Up the steep hill the long line slowly moved, and it reached nearly the whole distance from the house to the cemetery, lhe body was slowly deposited in the graye by the side of the father and mother, aud his brother, Robert, whose remains had been removed thither from Sayre within a month. Bishop Howe and the Rev. Mr. Tolman finished the ceremonies, and then Dr. R. A. Lamberton. past grand master of the grand lodge of the' state of Pennsylvania, conducted the beautiful burial service of the Masonio order. His brother Masons passed by the open grave and cast upon the casket their sprigs of evergreens, and the ceremony was over. The day will long be remembered in Mauch Chunk. Barry JK. -acker's WM By the death of his brother Robert, the late Hon. H. E. Packer became heir to one half of the vast estate of his father, valued at $9,000,000. He is survived by a maiden sister, after whose death the es tate of the elder Packer is to be managed twenty years by a board of five directors and then distributed, the liehigh Univer sity and St. Luke's hospital, of Bethl hem, being the principal beneficiaries. By the will of Harry L. Packer he ex ercises the power, under the will of his father, which gave him the right to dis pose by will ot about one quarter of the Packer estate, tie makes a lew minor bequests and gives his wife all the rest of his property during her life. At her death twenty twenty-thirds of it goes to the Lehigh University, at Bethlehem, and three twenty thirds to St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem, both ot which were built and liberally endowed by his father. The ex ecutors are his wife, Elisha B. Wilbur, of Bethlehem, and Dr. Robeit Lamberton. president of Lehigh University. The will oontains nothing else of public interest. It was executed last August. , rice in this district, sah, to learn, sah, whether you are a candidate for the great office of the presidency, sah, we would like to know it, sah, bo that we may elect to the convention at Chicago two delegates who shall vote for you first, last and all the time, sah." It was a grotesque situation but the Illinois senator proved equal to it. Without the suspicion of a smile upon his face at being called upon to answer such a question at such a time, he said : 'My friends, 1 am glad to see you, but I want you to understand that so far as I am personally concerned, lam not a oan didate, but I never have nor. am I now going to repress or direct the efforts of my friends." "Yes, sah," said the short orator with a bow, and then they all filed up and shook bands with Gen. Logan and filled out with great solemnity. If they had come with any intention of making a collection they went away griev-ously disappointed. S20.000 to a Dead Pauper. A dispatch from Birmingham, Alabama, says an old man named Newsome, a pauper, died in the poor house last week. On Monday his brother, a Philadelphia bank er, was at Birmingham looking for him, Baying that a rich relative recently bequeathed $20,000 to the dead man unknown to him. 2,000 MKN KILLED AND WOUNUEU Tne fvfbelft eall Upou tlie TCneliib Forces Auvauei ' nu Tukar, Defe-tiug Them itu Grent slaughter. The gloomy forebodings as to Baker Pacha's desperate march into the Soudan are confirmed by authentic reports of the utter rout of his army, 2,000 of whom were slaughtered. He had with him 3,500 men, and was advancing when attacked. Baker Pacha, with the remnant of his forces, succeeded in reaching Trinkitat, where the gunboat Ranger is lying, on which he intends to proceed to Souakin. The khedive has received a dispatch from Baker Pacha confirming the story of his defeat and the loss of 2,000 out of his army of 3,500, near Tokar, with four Krupp guns and two Gatlings. He says the Turks aud European soldiers both fought well, and that he will proceed at once to Souakin. Baker Pacha began his advance from the entrenchments at Trinkitat on Sunday. His orce consisted ot 3,000 troops, badly armed and short of ammunition, many of whom showed an unwillingness to proceed. He had sent from Trinkitat to Cairo an urgent appeal for rifles to replace the old muskets with which num bers of his men were armed. In reply he received orders to try to force his way to Tokar without delay with the Eaglish officers connected with the expedition. The spies had falsely reported that the roads were clear, with the exception of small bands of rebels. On Monday fore noon a portion of tne advance encountered a body of Osman Digna's troops, and a fight ensued which was more of a rout than a battle. A portion of Baker Pacha's force had left Trinkitat on Saturday and threw up intreuchroents on the shores of a lagoon four miles distant. The rest of the troops followed on Monday. Baker Pacha intended to advance to tne well of Teb, five miles further, and half way to Tokar. Nothing was he lrd alter ward of his movements until there came the news of his defeat. This disaster was rather expected, as the forces consisted of raw aud badly equipped, drilled and disciplined recruits som.. of whom were sent to the front with out arms and some with only old mus kets, The Austrian merchant who volunteered to convey messages to the tribes allied with EI Mabdi, demanding their surrender and offering f ull pardon to those who did so, has returned to Souakin in safety, having successfully performed his mission. He reports that Osman Digna has 3,000 men surrounding Sinkat and 4 000 around Tokar. The rebels, he says, are unskilled and lack arms, but are fearless when engaged in battle. He tbmks that Osman heped to deceive the Egyptians as to the strength of his forces by having only a portion of bis men appear in the attaok on Souakin on Sunday last in the hope of drawing the garrison out from under the cover of the fire of the gunboats, and then fall upon them, and massacre them, as was done to the rallying party at Sinkat on Saturday. SIMON UAWIKKON'S TBI P. THE ANGRY WATERS. THOUSANDS HOlttKLKSS BY FLOODS. Tne Great ltie io the Oni and Its Triou-tai as VI tteen Persons Drowned in Marietta, Ohio The Hus-q lehauna. Thursday's Dally. Not for thirty-two years have the waters risen to suoh a height as they did on Wednesday about Pittsburg, and it will be fifty-two years next Sunday since they were higher that being the great flood of February 10, 1832, when the water reach ed thirty five feet. This time it came within a few inches of that, but at eleven o'olock Wednesday night, had begun to recede. The twin cities, Allegheny and Pittsburg, present a spectacle never before seen miles of valaable property and hun dreds of houses under water. The dis trict bounded by Duquensne was on the north and Water street on the south and from the junction of the two rivers on Sixth street, including Penn avenue, Liberty street, from First to Sixth streets, Ferry and Short streets, is almost entirely submerged, and every street south of Penn avenue to Sharpsburg, a distance of five miles, is from one to ten feet under water. The management of Library hall, on Penn avenue, where Lawrence Barrett is piaying, has been compelled to suspend operations until the water recedes. The museum, on Sixth street, is still open, although surrounded by water, and the manager offers free transportation to and trom the museum in boats At night the city is in a state of semi-darkness. The water is up to the gas works and, while the gas is still burning, it is very dim. On the south side every street south of Carson, from Chartiers creek to Thirtieth, is inundated, while all property within three squares of the river in Allegheny is submerged. At this time it is impossible to estimate the loss bat it is safe to say it will not fall short of $1,000,000 and may greatly exceed that amount. The 1 iss in some instances will reach $50,000 while a few hundreds will cover others. Fully five thousand families are rendered home less by the flood. Arrangements have been made to shelter them in the public halls and on Thursday morning, and in accordance with a proclamation of Mayor Lyon, public meetings will be held for the purpose of making some provision for them until the flaod subsides sufficiently to permit them to return to their homes. Every iron mill, foundry and glass factory in the two cities have been compelled to shut down, while all the railroads, except the Pennsylvania Central, suspen ded traffic Wednesday afternoon. Between Pittsburg and Allegheny travel by street oars has been completely shut off and the only way to get to the North Side is by ferries, which are plying a lively trade. Many poor families have lost all they ossessed by the flood. From all points along the rivers, from their source to mouth, comes the story of devastation, but Wednesday night news was received that the water is receding, although it is still warm and raining. For a time Wednesday it was feared that the Sixteenth street bridge would be washed away and travel over it was prohibited, but at midnight it was still firm. So far no fatalities have occured and no accidents have been reported. Oae mau was drowned, but it is believed that he jumped into the river with the intention of committing suicide, as he refused to take a plank thrown to him. The morning newspapers are suffering great inconve nience from their cellars being flooded. THE RAOINU OHIO. Tbe " ew Yorti ice Harvest. The New York ice harvest for this sea son, now about over, has been very favor able in the large amount secured. It is estimated that fully 3 000 000 tons have been gathered, ol which 1 905 000 tons came from the upper and 1,000,000 tons from the lower Hudson, and about 335,000 tous from lakes and ponds. Tbe quality ot tbe crop is much above tne average, but the cost of cutting aud storing has been somewhat heavier than last year. KxtingQiabuU a Vire With Milk. At an early hour Coffey 'b scboolhouse, in Peters tow nship. Franklin county, took fire. The building was burning with a likelihood of being cousumed when Mr. Andrew Coffey passed by on his way to the Williamson creamery. He quickly saw the danger of the schoo! house and as promptly dashed the milk be was hauling, on the flmes, thus extinguishing them. Mr. Coffey's loss was the township's gain. AFTKK A CAHUIDATE. Froi less Gal ol a Colored Delegation on Senator Logsa. The colored men of Washington are on the war path seeking presidential candi dates Recently (ion, Logan was fairly stunned by a delegation of fifty colored statesmen of the District of Columbia storming his room. The visit was made without the slightest warning. The door of his not oyer large reception parlor was thrown open with the announcement that a few gentlemen wished to see him. As the door opened a short, bald, deep chest eo saaaie ooiorea man entered, oowing witn great solemnity, men there was a heavy shuffling of feet upou the stairs and the short leader was firmly but rapidly pressed forward by the dense crowd of colored brethren back of him until, when the room was filled, the short brother was not over one foot away from Gen. Logan, who stood erect, looking over the crowd with an air of curiosity. The spokesman of the visitors vainly tried to stand at a more respectful distance but he was pushed forward until the toes of bis boots pressed up against the senator's slippers. The short man cleared his throat and said in a high, squeaky voice : Senator Logan, sah, we have called sah, as the representatives of the colored Abandoning Pi: fxcurci-u Into Mexico A lal AUuut .Voinan Suffrage. Galveston Print. General Cameron sat in a low, easy chair and welcomed the reporter with a smile of recognition, but without arising. As he pointed the reporter to a seat be fixed his eye upon him with a questioning expression voiced in the direct but not severe query. You are one of those newspaper men, eh ?" The reporter answered in the affirmative and began to collect his faculties for the onslaught. With reference to his visit General Cameron said he had been at Hot Springs in Arkansas, and had de cided to go to the City of Mexico, but owing: to the lack of all rail communication he had abandoned that idea. He would remain in Texan about two weeks and dur ing that time would probably visit San Antonio. From Texas he expects to visit New Orleans, and remain there during the Mardi Gras festivities, returning thence :to his northern home. He thought he would return to the Crescent City the following winter when the World s ootton exposition gets under way in that city, and may possibly make a second visit to Galveston. The conversation then became general, and the subjeot of the right of women to vote having come up. quite an interesting discussion took place between tfanera! Cameron and Mr. Duffy, during which the general said he thought the idea of women voting was mischievous . " They had better stay at home," he said, " and Barrett and lrvijg. It has been announced publicly that Mr. Barrett has leased Henry Irving's Lyceum theatre in London for some time in next March until Mr. Irving's return to it a few weeks later. But the circum. stances leading to this engagement have not been announced, and it is upon them that the gossip hangs. Mr. Barrett is recognized as among the foremost of American tragedians, and not a tew critics award him the palm. But even the brightest of American stars have shown with a dim and flickering light in the London fog, The British are prone to exclaim, "Can any good come out of the transatlantic Nazareth ?" Edwin Booth was coldly received. Mary Anderson will make money on that tour abroad, and it will also prove a good inyestment for advertis ing her at home. Lotta. the artless, piquant, sunshiny Lotta, has been jeered . But with full knowledge of the difhoul ties which hedfe the path of an American actor abroad, Mr. Barrett has undertaken to beard the British hon in his den and upon Irving s own stage to appear in a round of characters which have made him famous throughout the United States. Several times has Mr. Barrett crossed the sea for pleasure, and each time he has visited London, where has been a favorite guest at sundry of the prominent clubs and in society, and there he has frequent ly met the prince of Wales. Not only that but it is whifpered that the princess of Wales has taken an .unusual interest in him and that her patronage is the prospeo tive guarantee of his brilliant triumph in the British capital. , Fifteen Persons Drowned t Marietta, Ohio. oy a HauK viviDg way. At 9 p. m. Wednesday the water was 60 feet 8 inches in depth at Cincinnati, and the river was rising two inches per hour. The rain had almost stopped. The lower part of the city was submerged. lhe Ohio river has risen at Wheeling, W. Va., at the rate of about eight inches an hour, and is forty feet high at present. The Seventh ward, lying on Wheeling island, is almost entirely submerged, and the residents have abandoned their houses in many oases, and in others moved into the second stories, reaching their dwell ings in skiffs. The low portions of the First and Eighth wards, at the north and south ends of the city, have been under water, and the river is encroaching on the business streets in the heart of the city. Marietta, Ohio, has been plunged into the depths of mourning by a terrible dis aster on Wednesday, the result of the high water. A large crowd of people were standing on the banks of the Muskingum watching the drift on tbe surges, when the bank on which they were standing gave way, and the larger part of the crowd were thrown into the river, lhose who did not fall in were overcome with panic, and many children were carried away by tha swift waters before an effort could be made to save them. The wildest excite ment prevails. No estimate oan yet be made of the extent of the calamity, as nobody knows who composed the crowd. It is thought, however, that at least 15 persons were drowned. - The town is almost completely over flowed, and hundreds of families have abaudoned their homes, moving away in some cases .with only those articles which they could carry in their hands. The river has reached 45 feet, and the reports from above confirm the belief entertained that the present flood will be without parallel. THIS htSQOEHANNA RISING. Fears that Port Deposit May Suffer When the Ice Breaks Up. The Susquehanna river at Harrisburg has been steadily rising all Wednesday, but the ice has shown no signs of a break up to 9 p. m The people in the lower section of the city are in great fear of a gorge. Apprehensions concerning a flood at Williamsport are subsiding, although dispatches from up the river say it is still raining. 1 he ice gorge above Lock Haven has broken and the head of the jam has moved down to the upper end of Williams port boom. The ice is on the move for miles up the river. The flood in the river is now eight feet. The ice above the dam is expected to go out during the night. The danger of inundation which threat ens Port Deposit, is uncertain, depending entirely upon whether the ice in the river passes quietly into the Chesapeake bay within a day or two, or resists the pressure of water from above long enough to dam the mouth of the Susquehanna. The body of the ice moved about ten feet Wednesday afternoon, while its prebent state of solidity is a threatening sign. The rail road company will keep their locomotives fired up all night ready to move trains in case of imminent danger. The water is only about two feet above the ordinary level. The danger is that the volumes of water now pouring from the miles of melting snow and ice above will not continue to have free egress into the bay. The move ment of a single tide may determine the result. If it breaks tne sheet of ice, wnioa now covers zae river at Port Deposit, and carries the floes quietly away with its ebb, there will be no flood, but, if the ice resists many more tides and is then broken by a sudden swelling of the river and jammed against the obstructions below Port Deposit, ruin and disaster will follow. The ice is about fifteen inches thick, stretching from shore to shore in a solid sheet, a mile wide and many long. An inch or two of the rising water rusnes aiong over its surface concealing it from view save at the banks. Wednesday night men were watching the swelling current miles above and below Port Deposit, ready to give instant warning of peril. A young Uirl lira tally Assaulted. News of a horrible outrage comes from Putnam county, Ohio. Tuesday morning Miss Emma Burtenger, a young woman of about 18 years of age, left home to visit some friends in the neighborhood. Her way led through a piece of woodland. While passing through it she was met by three men with masks, who seized her, gagged her to prevent an outcry, carried her into a dense thicket and assaulted her. The scoundrels then fled, leaving their victim to return home as best she could. She reached there in an exhausted condition and told her story. The news spread like wildfire, and created the most intense excitement. The country is being scoured by bands of armed and incensed men. It is safe to say that if the miscreants are caught their fate will be settled by short shrift and long rope. Miss Burtenger thinks she will be able to identify her assailants although they were masked. Killed in a Colliery. The central colliery of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western company, was the soene of a fatal accident Wednesday afternoon, which resulted in the instant death of a miner named Charles Owens, a prominent politician of Scranton. Owens was in the act of taking down some loose pieces of roof when a large mass of rock and coal descended upon him. killing him instantly. His fellow workmen, in the hope of saving his life, ran a terrible risk in removing the heap of debris beneath which he was buried, but when they reached him he was dead and mangled beyond recognition. He leaves a wife and eight children. , Henry Kell Murdered. On the morning of Deo. 26 last Henry Bell, a prominent Philadelphia account ant, received injuries which resulted in his death shortly afterward. The indications were that he had been murderously assaulted, but a coroner's jury decided that the death was accidental. The Record has sinca been investigating the matter, and has secured the affidavit of S. Ray mond Choate, of Newark, Dal., who saw Bell beaten and robbed by two men near the plaoe where he was subsequently found. Spelling .Reform. Boston Bulletin. "Margery," said Ethelbert, as they sat on opposite ends of the Turkish divan, "why am 1 hue the letter Q? ' and a silence fell, broken only by the melodious cough of Margery's warranted New Eng land throat. ".Because, dear," added Ethelbert, "I feel that I am useless with out U " "I thought," said Margeny, "it was because Q never begins -kissing. ' ' They spell it "quiss" now. . Drowned After a Funeral. Mrs. Martha Wright, of Youngsville, a., was drowned on Tuesday evening while on her way home from her mother's funeral. Floating ice carried by the high water over the ' road bed overturned the sleigh, in which she was riding. Her body was found 50 rods from where the acci dent occurred. She leaves a husband and one son. All Caused hy a Cow. A construction train on the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas railroad, carrying a large force of laborers, while backing around a curve near Port Gibson, Missis sippLran over a cow, overturning eight flat cars and wounding fourteen men, one fa tally and three dangerously. Lynched oy "Viliani.' "Kid" Wade, leader of the Niobrara horse thieves in Minnesota,has been lynched by " Vigilants." It is known that three Vigilants have lynched 11 men in that region, and it is suspected that many Others have been put out of the way. "a A R?ign of Terror in Mexico . The Indian population at Omitlan, Mex ico, has raised against tne whites, seven of the principal merchants are said to have been killed and their bodies kicked about the streets by a mob. Many buildings are said to have been burned. Respiting a Wife Mnraerer. Governor Pattison has respited John Dillman, the wife murderer, who was to be executed at Easton on the 13h inst., until April 8th, in order that the eommis ioners recently appointed might have time to inquire into his insanity. Kesnlts of Playing With Powder. - Near Howard Furnace, Ohio, on Wednesday a gallon of powder ignited in the lap of Mrs. William Woolom, and an ex plosion resulted. The woman and a child were killed and two other children injured. The house was blown down. Miners Kl led by Top Kock. Patrick Harley and J bn Naughton were killed Tuesday afternoon at Ashland, by a fall of rock at Big Run colliery. A NIGHT TRIP ACROSS THIS SUSQUEHANNA K1VEK. TKU1H STKAdUHK TMA FICTION. The Tribulations of a Soldier and Their Happy Termination In tne Discovery of an old Bweetoeart. Some years before the late war Otis Bur ton, a former resident of Uangor, left to seek his fortunes in the west. He drifted to Missouri, where he met an accomplished young lady with whom he fell in love. She was pleased with him, but before he made his passion Known she moved to a distant part of the South. About this t le the war broke out and the two soon lost traces of each other. Burton joined the Union army and was soon afterward wounded, and as it was supposed he would die a letter was sent to bis mother informing her that he could aot live. He. however, was blessed with a good constitution and recovered. He went back to his regiment and was detailed with a company to take supplies across the plains. Tbe party was attacked by Indians and every man in the force ex- cept himself killed. He was to have been slain with the rest. The Indians decided to let him live and took him a prisoner to their retreat in the mountains of the South west. He gradually recovered from wounds he had received in the encounter, and made himself agreeable to his captors and adapted himself to their ways of liv - lDg. After be had been in captivity six months or more he was allowed more lib erty, and now began to watch for a chance to escape. The Indians had stolen a num ber of ponies, and among tnese was one which Burton's practised eye showed him was highly bred, swift, and with speed and endurance. This pony was cared for and petted by Burton, aud he was allowed to ride him. One day he strayed away further than usual, and though not ac quainted with the country made a dash lor liberty. He was olosely pursued, but the gallant little pony had the " bottom " for a winning race. He rode for three days and then began to see that he was getting out of the hostile country. Ia the distance he saw a house which he knew must be inhabited by whites. He shouted with joy, feeling that he had gained free dom at last. He knocked at the door of the house and a surprise awaited him. It was opened by the woman whom he had loved in lang syne. He was at once recog nized- and received a hearty welcome Burton toll his adventures and harrow escapes to a willing listener. She, too. toio ner story, one nao married a confederate officer who was afterwards killed in battle, and now she owned the farm she occupied. Is it necessary to tell the rest They "were betrothed, and there was merry wedding and the happy oouple are still living in a Southwest state. Sureiy in real life are romances as strange and more interesting than those weaved by the fertile brain of the novelist. Movel Method by Wlil ;h Lower Knd Citi zens Cross to VorR County Ferrying. With a Sled. Cor. Of INTB J.IGBNCKR. The Susquehanna at this time is froze n at Peach Bottom, from the Big Island to the York county shore. The ice is from 12 to 20 inches thick and perfectly safe for travel either on foot or by horse. The safety on toot, however, is qualified by the degree of Bure-footednessyou possess, for the rains that have come since the ice was formed, and an occasional overflow of water, has made it very slippery. The " thoroughfare," as it is called by the rivermen, which is that part of the river between the Big Island and the Lancaster county shore is not frozen, and has been unusually high this winter, on account of all the current flowing through it, dammed trom the other side. Crossing the lce-Konnd Kiver. Oae day 1j,ii week I crossed to York county, and informed one of the ferrymen, whom I met in the middle of the river, mail bag over his should and as bow legged as if he had been k astomed to sitting astride a barrel, that I would re-cross to the county of the Red Rose that night, and would want a boat to cross the " thoroughfare." After coming to an agreement about the boat, he journeyed on toward the rising and I toward the setting sun. To tell the truth, I was in constant fear that my individual sun would set every next minute, for my feet seemed de termined to go each his own way and never twice in the same direction. It is a small matter to walk across a patch of ice ten feet or so in extent and not fall, but when it comes to a stretch one and three fourth miles long it is business. But I did it. My gyrations, though, were wonderful, and if I had left any tracks they would have rivaled a crazy quilt for crookedness. When I reached land again I drew a long breath of r lief, which is somewhat paradoxical for a Lancaster oountian to do in York county. The Keturn Trip. Returning to the river about seven o'clock in the evening, I made inquiry about getting over. A ferryman said he would show me the track over the ice. When we reached the shore, moved no doubt by my piteous and profane lamen tations concerning the sorry time I had coming over, he threw out the informa tion that he would "push" me across the ice for a quarter. I assured him instantly that I was his man, whereupon he inquired. " Do you mean it ?" " Certainly," I replied, shaking some keys in my pocket. " That will only take you to the island," said he and for the boat there?" " Yes, yes," I answered, " I have another quarter, for there ; come on." " Here's at you" said he. After a time, which I spent very pleasantly, keeping my feet warm and looking at the moon and stars shining and sparkling above me, and the beautiful sleeping river, my guide produced a kind of sled made of iron and pieces of boxes, with a low box on top for a seat, which he managed to tumble off and roll around in some water on top of the ice before it was ready for my occupancy. Making the start. The guide walked behind and pushed the sled by handles attached to it, somewhat like the handles of a plow without the curve. My locomotive came to a stop goon, and after a long aud loud 'Whew I ' informed me that he could haul four passengers, and baggage, I think, (although I'll not be certain about the baggage) on his sled at once ; and it was an ever recurring problem to me the rest of the journey to figure out where those four passengers would put their legs, if they were nearly as long as mine. "Flyia"' Over the Ice. I think my guide was one of those un- fortunate feliows who look upon the cup when the wine glistens red. I'll not be certain either about the wine, for the man's unaccountable behavior may have been on account of sheer thirst, since the river was frozen, and I'm too much of a Demoorat to be unjust to any man, especially to a thirsty one. At any rate my companion had somehow or other developed a liking to ask you over and over the same unimportant questions, and seemed perfectly satisfied to receive each time the same unvarying, boiled down answer. Another propensity he possessed was playfulness. Ever and anou he would strike up a run and I would con gratulate myself that now I would soon be home to my sisters and supper. When we would thus acquire considerable speed, he would without warning give ma an extra sudden push, which would simultaneously find my head jerking back toward Delta, my feet kicking toward the stars and my oar striking off on a tour of exploration from the line of travel, I didn't know toward what gaping air hole in the ice. Then my friend would come up puffing, out of breath, his creepers grinding into the ice, informing me if I had not leaned off to one side the sled would have gone straight. I bore it in silence. I never talked back to a ferry man but once and got left that time. After puffing and blowing and walking around me my worthy pusher would make ready to start again by asking me if we weren't "just a flyin' ?' Keflectians Born of the Occasion. Then as we moved along so smoothly and quietly, with the great plain of ice shining in the moonlight, reaching out before and around us, I would fall to won dering if that very beautiful star, a little to tne soutn ot east, tnat seemed an in motion, dancing to tbe oharm of its own wonderful beauty, was not the star that we love so well, that came before, the wise men irom tne east, and "stood over where the young child was." And then, those other stars, farther down on the eastern horizon, how like gems I thought, they shone in the crown night bad dropped upon the dark, outlined, high bills ot the distant shore.' Then I thought how fasci nating it was thus to ride above the angry, harmless river, in tbe language of Byron, to "lay my hand upon its mane,' with all night's beauty bending, smiling kindly above me, loving God through the perfec tion of His mgbt ; wondering, as my sied shot away from another unexpected push, whetner we reany would run into an, air hole, and trying to imagine .the sensation of plunging into it. down under the ice, leaving Dut a ouDuie, born of my groan. while onward bo see you over ain't we just bin a flyin' ? and if it hadn't bin you Mr. Drumore, as was a comin' you wouldn't a found pard-ner awaitin' for you on the island to ferry you over, mind that, Mr. Drumore." So, when we reached the island, as we did soon, safely, not finding " pardner." there with his boat, I drew the inference that my popularity did not influence the whole terry as much as it did my pushing friend. " Why, he's not here !" said he. " No," said I. " Hold on, I'll bring him." So, with a hand on either side of his mouth he sang out : " Yo, ho o o o, bo o at !" And back came the answer, like an echo, faintly : "AM 111 right 1" A few dips of the oars in a master's hands and I was in the boat ; a few more and I was out. . A little Bilver. " Thanks !" " Good night !" DllCAI KE. TuKwmmMu post. A Correspondent Who firmly Jttelteves in its Kttioacy. For the Iktbixigbnokr . . The question " Resolved that the establishment of a whipping post by law for the punishment of criminals would be beneficial to the morals of the community and the welfare of society," was adopted for disoussion at the next meeting ( Monday evening, Feb. 11, 1884) of the Stras-burg literary association. To modest and refined ears this may sound harshly, and in this present enlight-eued age it may be taken as a spirit of brutality and barbarism in the punishment of wrong doing ; but when it is considered that the criminal in very many instances is moved only by brutal passions and instincts in utter disregard of all the entreaties of parental, moral or religious instruction, it would seem the most ade quate punishment and the only defenoe that an injured, enlightened community can adopt. It is is an old adage which says, " If a man will not hear he must be made to feel." And it is demonstrably and sadly true that many men in this enlightened and Christian age are susceptible of no feeling but that of physical pain ; or, if they have any such sense they willfully ignore and disregard it. There are men who allow themselves to be prompted and guided alone by the most degrading brutal passions and boast ia them, whether aroused by temporary excitants or by criminal indulgence. Their delight seems to culminate in the infliction of cruelty upon their fellow man and in the satiating of their bloodthirsty vengeance at the most trivial offense. Such men are incapable of reformation by a human, moral or intellectual process; they have no regard or fear for prison bolts or bars, even if they could be subjected to them. The ouly remedy for the cure of such moral depravity is the prompt, certain and sure infliction of bodily suffering and disgrace. And suoh is the whipping post. Defence. TUB MKU1U4L SKCIbl V. "Coldly The rough river ran." men wondering wno would miss me the most, my Bisters or some one else's sisters, what friend would speak of me the kindliest what I would hnd beyond I how those whom 1 had known would re member me, whether they would be 'Owning my weakness, Myevll behaviour, Anu leaving, with meekness, Aly sins to my Savl .ur ? " ; A Talk Vl h the Oulde. Again I was guided back to the track, and again my guide walked around me and said : "See here?" "Well?" " Ain't you Mr. Drumore," said he. " I am yes." " I thought so," he continued, " and tell you if it hadn't just a been you, you'd never a caught me out on tuis nere river to-night, you wouldn't. Paidner told me you were a-comin' and I was a goiu' CITY GOVERNMENT. ACTION OF COUNCILS A.AST EVENING. Monthly Meetiag of the Lancaster County lfaysiciatis. Thursday's Daily. At the regular monthly meeting of the county medical society, yesterday, there were present : Doctors Albright, Black, Blackwood, Baker, Carpenter, . Compton, Dunlap, Deaver, Foreman, Herr, A. J., Herr, B. F., Kendig, Keneagy, Kline, Lineweaver, Livingston, Leaman, Mowery, Musser, J H., Musser, H. E., Musser, F. M., McLea, Miller, Markle, Newpber, Netoher, Rohrer, G. R., Rohrer, A. K., Roebuck, Roland, Ringwalt, S teb mau, Sensenig, Trabert, Treiohler, Welohans, Wiseman, Witmer and Zell. The treasurer's report for 1883 was audited and found correct. The reports of members showed no prevailing epidemic. The local Pharmaceutical association presented some of its preparations for ap proval. The meeting adjourned early on account of the excitement and noise on the street The City Academy of Medicine met last evening,the meeting being fully attended, but no public business was transacted. A Woman Dies ia a lOentlst'a Chair. Mrs. James Stevenson, of Scranton, died in a dentist's chair on Thuxsday at the office of W. H. Heist, after undergoing terrible ordeal in dentistry. She was accompanied to the dentist's office by her family physician, Dr. A Strang, who had administered tbe anaesthetio in equal quantities of chlorform and ether. After the ffrst was given two teeth were pulled ; then another dose was given and nine teeth were extracted, after which a third was administered and five more teeth were taken. The frightened dentist then rea lized that his patient was dead and had been for several moments before the last tooth had been taken out. Efforts were made to restore her, but they were useless. Tbe ooroner is holding an inquest and has continued his investigation until Friday. Mrs. teverson was fortv years old and the mother of seven children, the youngest being four months old. The treatment she received in the dentist's chair is the subject of severe comment. Water meters llsvu a Uooa nffdct. Phfla. Kecord. The meter service in gauging the water used by large manufacturing concerns ap pears to have a good effect. There are 167 meters now in use, and requests are made every day to the water department by manufacturers aud large consumers of water for meter service. The result has been to prevent a great waste of water. Tbe cost is 60 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, or at the rate of 8 cents per 1,000 gallons. In one case a morocco manufacturer had been paying a water rent of $180 a year. When the meter was put in it indicated that he used the water at the rate of $375 per year. tie complained to the department, and upon investigation it was discovered that he permitted the water to run at waste all night. When it was shut off the meter indicated that he would not have to pay any more per year than formerly. TrouDle Over a County Athv. Oxford Press. A number of New Garden, Chester county, farmers have refused to take the new county atlas now being delivered. They claim that the agent who took their subscription misrepresented the atlas in that he informed them the township maps were only ten cents apiece and agreed to take but few of them. The delivering agent admits that the maps are ouly about that price, but that the agreement was they were to take the whole number com prising the atlas, about 150 altogether. The same trouble exists in other places. One subscriber threw the atlas into the od, and went to consult a lawyer. The Keporcs of the finance, Ciry Treasurer . aud Other Committees JKea t Litde Buslaess la common Council. A stated meeting of both branches of councils was held in their respective chambers, Wednesday evening. Select Council. The select branoh was called to order by President Borger, the following members being present : Messrs. Baker, Baldwin, Borger, Brown, Diller, Evans, Wolf, Wise and Zacher. Tha minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The report of the " city treasurer was presented by Mr. Evans, and it Showed that the receipts for the last month were $3,387 07 ; expenditures. $1,483.83 ; balance in treasury, $20,059 58. Mr. Evans also presented the report of. the finance committee, which showed that in January bills were approved to the amount of $6,332.19. The oommittee plaoed in the sinking fund $3,500 of 6 por cent, and $10,100 of 5 per cent, city bonds. The bill of the Pennsylvania Globe and Gaslight oompany was referred to coun oils. The report r,of the committee on Hre engines presented, by Mr. "Evans showed that bill had been approved to the amount of $3G8.44. The committee ordered that engine house No. 2 be painted outside. Mr. Z joher presented the report of the water oommittee, and bills to the amount of $843 02 were shown to have been approved. Thursday, April 24, was appointed as the day of appeal for water renters. They reported their trip to New Ycrk to inspect the Worthington pump and the assurance of Mr. Worthington that the pump will be shipped in three weeks. The bill handed in from the Pennsylvania Globe Gaslight company came up for action. The lamp oommittee had approved it, but the finance oommittee ob - jected to its being paid until certain deductions had been madeThe follow- ing report which Mr. Evans had received from the polioe, showing the number of gasoline lamps not lighted in the months named, was read : April 8 to May 1 ,.. 230 May 444 June.. 464 July 415 August 220 September 500 October 092 November . 921 Deoember 752 Total 4,038 The deduction made for each lamp is 6 cents per night, and Mr. Evans argued that deductions should now be made for those lamps not burning a total of $293. -74. v Mr. Baker objected on the ground that neither the finance oommittee nor councils had power to go back further than one month to make suob deductions. Mr. Evans Baid he was surprised that Mr. Baker, as a lawyer, would assert that in such an aooount items could not bo charged up at any time. Mr. Baker in reply a ud he was surprised that a business man who has gained such a reputation as Mr. Evans, would approve bills month after month without being sure that they were correct. He wanted to know why these deductions were not made at the end of each month . Mr. Evans said that the ; bills were approved by the finance oommittee because they had been approved by the lamp oom mittee, who were supposed to know that they were correct. He had received the report of the polioe officers but recently. Mr. Baker moved that the bill be paid, with deductions for the month of December only, and the motion was carried, as follows : Yeas Messrs. Baker, Borger, Diller, Wolf, Zdcher. Nays Messrs. Baldwin, Evans and Wise. Adjourned. Common council. In the absence of President Hurst, Mr. Riddle was chosen chairman of the meeting of common counoil. The following members were present : Messrs Adams, Bare, Bolenius, Cor-meny, Demuth, Eberman, Evarts, Hartley, Henry, Long McLaughlin, Riddle, Schum, Skeen, Spaeth, 8tormf9ltz. The minutes of the last stated meeting were read and approved. Mr. Cormeny presented a petition from citizens in the Fourth ward protesting against the taking away of the electric light from the corner of Vine and Water streets, and asking that it be replaced. Referred to lamp committee. A petition was presented from citizens asking that the water pipe be extended to the residence of Nicholas Bteyfs on Poplar street. Referred to water com mittee. Mr. Demuth offered a resolution to tho effect that select and common councils authorize the mayor to draw his warrant for $5 to reimburse Henry Deichler, who was fined that amount for driving over the fire engine hose, contrary to the ordinance prohibiting such act. The reason for this is that be paid the fine before the ordi nance became a law. The resolution was adopted. Select council concurred. Adj ourned. Lower Knd Notes. Oxford Press. Jos. C. Jamison, of Little Britain, and Josiah Brown, of Fulton towushio. are both prostrate on a sick bed, the former suffering from pneumonia and the latter from typhoid fever. W. H. Scott, of Richland county, Ohio, is on a visit to his old home in the lower end of the county. Mr. Scott is engaged in farming and gives a good report of his section of the Buckeye state, lie returns this week in order to be home in time for maple sugar making. Rev. Dr. C. W. Ssewart, of Uaion came to Oxford last week. Ha left a good buf-fal robe in Slack's livery stable office while attending to business. During his absence some person entered the office and took Mr. Stewart's and left his old one instead. It is supposed it was done in mistake. tslacklixt.ut; a Jury At Memphis on ihuraday the jury m the case of Patrick Haley, charged with murdering Alexander Dunlap, an aged colored man, by cutting his throat with butcher knife, returned a verdict of not gnilty. It was Haley's second trial. On the first he was convicted of murder, but was granted a new trial on a technicality When the jury announced their verdict yesterday, Judge Grear said "It was perfect surprise to the court and a disgrace auu an iiiauib anycivinzsd community. i , . . ... ... tie nam me jury poued and their names placed upon the minutes with instructions tbat they be never again summoned as to jurojf m his court. . DE&tH A FIKB. J Fal ing Walls Crash our Persons in Alln- v ( town, j At a fire in Allentown on Wednesday night at the furniture factory of Grossman & Kluenter, the heat or steam inside burst the buildiug with a loud explosion, and a '. sheet of flame some fifty or sixty feet in width swept out with a horrible hiss. Ladders and men went down beneath the falling wall. Four men are known to have been killed and seven injured. Among the latter was H K. Kurtz, who will be J remembered for the sensational breaking , - v of his marriage engagement to a daughter , j of Judge Longaker reoently. The city is m the greatest-excitement over the affair ! md a subscription for the famlies of the dead haa already been started. Unloadiu Hi nose. Edward Brown, late private, Company B. One Hundred and Twelfth Pennsylvania MtUlery, was wounded in front of Peters ourg, Va., Aug 4 1864, by a ball striking him In the face and lodging in the nasal passaeres. This man presented himself at the German hospital, in Philadelphia, February 3, 1884, when a minie weighing 520 grains was removed, lie expresses a sense of relief and saya Lis nose is not so heavy.

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