Lancaster Intelligencer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania on March 30, 1887 · 3
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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THE LANCASTER WEEKLY KTELIMCEE, WEDNESDAY, MAUCH 30, 1887. o WHAT TBEY SAY OF US. bisding out what a rsoaMBS&irx CITY IB X.ASCA3IMB. The Publication of the Board of Trade Book Opens Up the Eyes of Non-Residents. Oar Great Possibilities as a Prominent Manufacturing Centre. From the Philadelphia Times. .Lancaster county taaa often been quoted as the land of Conestoga wagons, -as the centre of conservative devotion to old-time ways and methods, as the home of the famed bull that reflected the temper of the people by the disastrous effort to butt the locomotive off the bridge, and as a paragon of sluggish German content; but a glance at the carefully prepared and beautifully illustrated book, with its artistic and elegantly illuminated title - page, lust issued by the Lancaster Board of Trade, would throw the regulation Philadelphia clam into violent hysterics. The Board of Trade organized in .Lancaster is composed of some two hundred of its most active and progressive citizens. They were not selected because their fathers have imposing monuments in the cemeteries, but solely because tney are me luimugom, gelic, go-ahead men of the present, and they liave united to command for the great inland city and county of the state, the growth and advancement their industrial population and exceptional opportunities place within Lancaster county has a larger population tha two states of the Union Delaware and Nevada aud closely crowds several other accepted commonwealths ; but they have only one vote in Congress, and have not had a senator for nearly half a century. They do not bother about politicial power, except now and then to show how many thousands of Republican majority they can give over the Demo-. rauc Gibraltar of Berks ; but they have waked up to an appreciation of the matchless resources nature has given them, and the report of their Board of Trade tells the story of their success. They report a greater diversification of productive industries than can be found fn any Interior city or town of the state. They have 600 manufacturing establishments with $7,000,000 of annual product; they sell $5,000,000 of goods in their stores ; they liave built up an annual trade of 55,000,000 in tobacco and live stock ; they have f 1,7000,000 invested in banking, with nearly $3,000,000 of deposits. They have better streets than Philadelphia ; better water and plenty of it ; competing railroads to cheapen transportation ; and they have just waked up tc the fact that they can offer superior advantages to capital for almost every channel of industrial enterprise. In Bhort, they are mow doing in the most discreetly aggressive manner what Philadelphia should have done long ago, and what Philadelphia has not yet thought of doing ; viz notifying the world by ludubi table facts and figures, of the great advantages our city presents for both enter iprise and pleasure. Lancaster is a gra"d old town and full of historic interest More than one and a halt centuries ago it was known among the straggling pioneers as Hickory Town." It rose to the dignity of a borough charter as early as 1742. and assumed city habiliments in 1818. Congress stampeded from the redcoats to Lancaster in July, 1777, and for more than a dozen years it was the state capital, ending in 1812 It now has a population of over 30,000, and the county with its 150,000, is the largest agricultural community of the commonwealth, with the best farms and generally imost prosperous husbandmen. Its weeping willowsishade the simple tomb of Pennsylvania's only president ; and in an ancient and .unpretentious "God's acre" closely skirting the active part of the city, the old commoner of the civil war rests in his dreamless sleep. .Both died with none of their blood to bear ttheir names and dim the lustre of the great opposing political gladiators whose conflict ended only in the city of the silent. It has no Independence hall, or Girard college, or Falrmount park ; but what its people have of both sentiment and resources they offer to the world in the most attractive form. The lesson just learned by Lancaster, one of the oldest, serenest and solidest ot our inland cities, is the lesson of progress ; the lesson that comes from the quick, nervous, go-ahead West to rattle the bones of Eastern dry-rot where boundless resources and opportunities invite people to advancement, and it is the lesson that Philadelphia must learn. TUB jS.DVA.TiTA.iiES OB LAS CASTER. Place In the United States Better Situated for Manufacturing. From the Philadelphia Kecord The public-spirited gentlemen composing the Boaid of Trade in Lancaster have taken a very thorough way of bringing the advantages of that city to the attention of manufacturers by printing a neat and comprehensive manual setting forth in detail the business of the city and its inducements as a seat of industrial activity. The people of Lancaster are not braggarts. They are and always have been advanced beyond their reputation for enterprise and solidity. The statement that 600 manufacturing estao-lishments in that city turn out $7,000,000 worth of annual product ; that its stores sell $5,000,000 of miscellaneous goods and wares ; that it has a trade of $5,000,000 in tobacco and live stock; that tht, capital ot its banks reaches an aggregate of $1,700,000, with deposits of $2,800,000, will be in the nature of .news to many Philadelphians. If its railroad companies deal fairly by H there Is probably no place in this country bettor adapted for a seat of industrial activity. It is nestled in a very Garden of Eden. No part of the United States compares with Lancaster county in the bountiful production that rewards scientific farming. The fruitful earth insures cheap living to a swarming population. The time is rapidly coming when the people of Pennsylvania must yield their supremacy in many of the cruder forms of industry. As the forests shall be cut down, the oil and nat ural gaa exhausted, and cheaper pig-iron than we can make Bball find its way to our markets, our business will enlarge in those advanced forms ot labor whioh deal with the metal rather than the ore For the mak ing of articles from leather, wool, cotton, iron, copper and the like material the situa tion of Lancaster is unexcelled. The great i manufacturing towns that have grown up in 'Massachusetts and New York have none of Itbem such substantial advantages in natural xpstejial resources or in point ot location. Four Persons Drowned. A peculiarly sad accident occurred Saturday oil the coast of the South Pacific Coast railroad wharf on the Alameda side of the bay, in San Francisco. J. G. Hoggett, the owner of mining property In Arizona, was paying a visit to his family in Alameda and took lour of his children, three boys and one girl, out in a row boat fishing. Just as he was about to return Mr. Hoggett stood up in the boat to put on bis overcoat. The boat then began to rock and the motion increased until the frail vessel capsized, throwing all the occupants into the water. Other boats, which were near, quickly pulled to the aid of the party, but of the five persons -who had been in the boat onlv two ot the boys were drawn from the water and one of them died snoruy alter being rescued. Thus what began in a pleasure trip ended in the death of a iathor, two sons and a daughter. A YOU&G OMBL MURDERED. A Horrible Story of Crime That Gomes From Rahway, New Jersey. The brutal murder of a young and unknown woman caused most Intense excitement at Rahway, N. J-, on Saturday. The body was found early in the morning near the junction of Central and Jefferson avenues, on the western outskirts of the city, by Alfred Warth. The scene of the murder is a bleak and desolate place. About 100 yards further on Central avenue ends in an open field. The body lay at the side of the road, with the head resting against a fence-post. The woman was apparently of from 20 to 25 years old. Her throat had been cut from ear to ear.and a pool of blood three Inches deep was at the base of the skull. The murderer had evidently struck her first a terrible blow with a sharp-pointed and keen edged knife, which penetrated the left side of the throat and entered the mouth. The next blow was struck with Buch force that the knife was driven half way through the woman's neck. The weapon was then pulled toward her right ear, cutting her head nearly half off. On the chin were two long cuts, which penetrated to the bone. . The dress of the dead woman was or darjc brown cloth. Neat fitting shoes encased the feet Light colored kid gloves were upon the hands, one of which was cut where it had been struck by the knife while the poor woman was defending her life. The entire ritrbt side of the face was bruised and dis colored from heavy blows. Near the body was a small black straw turoan nar, witn red ribbons, a black wrap, which was torn almost to shreds, and a small willow basket. The basket contained nine fresh laid eggs, and had been overturned. Near the body the soft ground was torn up and trampled, showing that the woman bad made a most desperate struggle for her life. She had blue eyes, brown hair, perfect teeth and small hands and feet, and weighed about 150 pounds. She was 5 feet and 2 inches tall in her stocking feet. The news of the murder spread rapidly In all Darts of Rihwav. and hundreds of per sons visited the spot where the body was found. County Pnysician tireen, or n.iiza- betb, brother of Governor Green, went to Kahway as soon as the news rescued him and visited the scene of the murder. He gave orders that the body should not be removed until the scene ot the murder and the body as it lay In the pool of blood beside the fence shall have been photographed from all sides. William Wilson, district attorney for Union county, took charge of the case. Six hundred yards east of the scene of the murder Central avenue crosses the little creek known as Robinson's branch ot the Rahway river. Near the bridge policeman Conger saw in the water a black hand satchel filled with d reuses and underclothing, which undoubedlv beloneed to the murdered girl. The corpse was removed to the undertaking establishment ot Marsn k rtyno, me ciom-ing removed, and the body found to be terribly bruised about the arms and breast. Some of the black-and-blue spots were at least four inches square. The arms were twisted into unnatural positions, as if the poor woman had been held when the last blow was struck. The woman was an entire stranger at Kah way. The knue wnion the muraerer usea was found in a field, about sixty feet from the body, where it bad been hurled by the woman's assailant It is a cheap shell-han dled weapon, with two blades. It was open, and one of the blades, about three inches long, was covered with dried blood. A postmortem examination was made, but the physicians refused to tell the result It was ascertained, however, that the dead woman had not been criminally assaulted. The inquest will be held on Monday, when the physicians who held the examination will give their testimony. The valise contained toilet articles, white underclothing, a dark velvet sacque, a plaid silk dress and basque and a pair of black kid slippers. Oa the third finger of the left hand were found three rings, one a plain band, the second chased, while the third had thirteen cheap red and white stones set In a long claw-setting. .Folice justice xunnison, wno lives on Elizabeth avenue, on the opposite side ot the town from the scene of the murder, stated that he saw the murdered woman on Elizabeth avenue late on Thursday alternoon. She carried a black satchel in her hand. Joseph Swear, who was with 'the justice, is confident, however, that, the woman whom they saw is not the one who was murdered. There were no clues as to the identity of the murdered woman or her murderer. The case is one of the most horrible murder mysteries which has occurred in New Jersey for years, and in many respects is similar to the murder of Mina Muller, at Guttenberg, seven years ago. SB W LODG m OP ODD BBLLO if 8, It Is Instituted a? Terre Hill, on Saturday, Vlth Sixty-Four Members Enrolled. On Saturday afternoon a new lodge of Odd Fellows were instituted in the thriving little town of Terre Hill. The grand officers pro. tern, to institute the lodge were as follows : Grand Master James B. Nicholson, of Philadelphia, who is past grand sire ; Deputy Grand Master E. J. Erisman, of lodge 242; Grand Secretary D. B. Bowman, 242 ; Grand Treasurer Samuel Romig, 915 ; Grand Guardian Jacob Davidson 408. A special session of the grand lodge was at once opened for the purpose of initiation. A petition with 22 names was read and the lodge was instituted. The charter was read to the members and obligations were administered. An election of officers for the new lodge re suited as follows : Noble grand, J. L. W. Weiler ; vice grand, Cyrus Newpher ; secretary, H. Heidenrich ; assistant secretary, xal bull TTDttVOi t biooauioij x. -u. jA.uiiau , right supporter of noble grand, Solomon Leslie ; left supporter of noble grand, A. C. Overholtzer ; right supporter of vice grand, S. L. Haller ; left supporter ot vice grand, Semiab Killian ; warden, H. G. Sbaeffer ; conductor, 1. C. Stoner ; R. S. S., B. F. Flick- inger; L. S. S., J. M. Cauller; inside guar dian, John Carpenter ; outside guardian, Jesse Carpenter. After the election, speeches were made by Past Grand Sire Nicholson, E. J. Erisman, D. B. Bowman and others. The lodge starts under the most favorable prospects. Besides the twenty -two persons, whose names were on the petition, forty-two others were proposed. They were elected and initiated, so that the lodge starts with a mem bership of 64 persons, including a number of the best men in that section ot the county. They have a large fine room on the third floor of Solomon Leslie's cigar factory, which is handsomely fitted up. The paraphernalia, which was purchased through iS. J. Erisman, is among the finest in the county. The lodge will be called Terre Hill Lodge No. 454. BAND WIS V MKT AT MASHE1M. A Wife Beater Docked in the River. Henry Hickle an employe of the Miami powder company, near Xenia, Ohio, married a Mrs. Miller, a widow of one of the employes that was killed in a blow up about a year ago. It was rumored that he did not treat his wife very well, but nothing violent was known to have been done. On Thursday 6he,baving need of some money, went to the company's omce ana arew part or his wages. When he found it out he went home and abused his wife terribly and took the money irom ner by rorca When the men at the works heard of this they went to Hickle's jhouse on Friday evening, took him to the river aim uucisea mm. They then ordered mm 10 leave ine place, which he did, walk ing iaj abuib, wnere ne was arrested. Closing the Washington saloons. A recent decision of the district commis sioners to strictly enforce the statute revokin g liquor licenses upon a second conviction of violation of . the Sundav liauor iw nana -every saloon In Washington to be closed Sunday. Oae prominent restaurant keeper threw his place onen to nnltaa innnnnMnn the other saloons had their curtains raised so that the Public and the nolip.n nnnlrl lrtnlr in at all hours of the day and see that no liquor THE CORONET WINS EASILY. IT IB FAB. ABB AO OB TUB DACNILBB8 IK THB O CBAN BA CB. Particulars of Its Arrival In Qaeenstown A Stormy Voyage and Some Perilous SituationsThe Dauntless Sighted Off Galley Head In Good Condition. The Coronet Is crowned the winner of the great ocean yacht race. She passed the wlnr ning post at Roche's Point, Queenstown, Ire land, Sunday afternoon at lZtfi tueensiown time) under a full press of canvas, in good condition, and all well, with the wind W. N, W., blowing fresh and strong. Her actual time from the start was 14 days, 19 hours, 3 minutes, 14 seconds, and the distance cov ered was 2,919 knots or nautical miles. When the great schooner arrived at Roche's Point nothing had been heard of her antagonist, the Dauntless. The passage was a very rough and hard one. It was a succession of high seas and heavy gales, and brought out the good sea manship and pluck of both crew and passen gers. After the start on Saturday, March 12, the Coronet which from tba first had taken the lead, scudded merrily along, chasing the big waves and careening before the whistling winds, and maae s plena id time until the I7tb, when she ran into a severe hurricane from the southwest The fury of the elements was so great that the vessel was hove to for six hours. The fine yacht behaved splendidly ; she rode the waves gracefully and easily, and all on board were confident ofher staunchness and her ultimate success. Another start was made and an average speed of 240 miles a day maintained until the 20th, when another hurricane from the south south-west came up and the schooner scudded before it at a terrific speed until she ran Into a calm centre and the crew had a well-deserved rest After a period of quiet lasting several hours the wind shifted to the northwest and gradually increased until another gale had to be coped with. Again the Coronot showed her heels, to the wind and ran before it at a pace of 250 miles a day, behaving beautifully and answering every call made upon her. Everything went along merrily until the 22d, when strong northeast gales caused the close reefing of the sails and strict attention to duty. Rough weather continued until the night of the 23d, and then the elements set- tied down to a fresh wind and a strong running sea. The vessel fairly flaw along, and those on board were more sanguine than ever of coming in the winner. "Everybody determined to have a good time, and songs, dances and hymns were enjoyed to the music of organ, banjo, zither and piccolo Nothing was seen of the Dauntless, but it was known by all on board that she was be hind. At last Sunday morning at 6:27 Mizenhead was sighted and a cheer went up from every throat as the Irish coast soon loomed up in front ot the flying vessel. At this time a strong Northwest gale was blowing and the sea was rough, the vessel going twelve knots an hour aud seeming anxious to leap along to victory. At 7:40 the yaoht was abeam Fastnet, and at 8:57 the premdntary of Gal ley Head was reached. Then the weather moderated slightly and with the sea running well, a lovely blue sky and a fresh wind the run along the Irish coast was made In splendid style. At 10:03 the pilot came on board and at 12:50, with colors filing, sails swelling and with a great triumphant cheer, Roche's Point was reached and the race won. The masts stood the great strain put upon them as well as did the crew, and without an accident to anything or anybody ; with the exception of three torn sails and some broken tackle, the eventful and tempestous voyage was happily and success: ally com pleted. The Dauntless Sighted. London, March 28. The yacht Dauntless, concerning which considerable anxiety was felt, has been sighted off Galley Head. She is all right The Dauntless crossed the imaginary line designated as the finishing point of the ocean race by actual time precisely 23 hours and forty minutes behind the Coronet Til K OWNERS OB TUB TAOBTP. K. t. Basu, the Lucky Owner of the Coronet, is Well Satisfied. Mr. R. T. Bush, the owner of the Coronet, heard at his New York home on Sunday of the success of his vessel, the Coronet, and expressed himself highly pleased. He is wil ling to sell the vessel for $150,000. The race across the Atlantic has won for Mr. Bush the neat sum of $10,000, and the reputation of owning the fastest boat in the world. Mr. Bush is the president of the Bush & Denslow manufacturing company, refiners and dealers in oils. He has not a very extensive yacht- insr experience, having only owned a small vaoht before having had the Coronet built. tils intention wnen Duuaing me vesstu was to take his family on a cruise around the world, intending to start in the fall ot 1885, but he was not aoie to get ner reaay in time, and she lav all winter at the yard of the builders, and got off finally in July, 1886. Arriving in Europe his contemplated cruise was abandoned and ne returned witn his family by steamer, leaving the yacht to be brought home by Captain Crosby. An interesting Musical Celebration That Was Very Highly Jiijuyed. Manheim, Maroh 28 The Liberty cornet band of this place favored our citizeus with a grand musical concert in the town ball on Saturday evening. The entertainment con sisted of the latest selections, overtures, quar- tettes,clarionet solos, &o ,and was given under the direction of the noted clarionetist, Prof. Charles G. Specht, assisted by Mr. Adolph Dlnker. The concert was a success in every respect, and notwithstanding the crowded house, the entire programme was listened to by an appreciative audience. The band has received instructions from Prof Specht for the past eight months and at present ranks with the best musical organizations in the county. The overture, "Poet and Peasant" and "The Forge in the Forest," (a descriptive piece) were received with much favor. The clario net solos, "Serenade and Polonaise.' "Romantic Air Varle" and "Then You'll Remember Me," by Prof. Specht wereadmir. ably rendered. The trombone and baritone solos by Messrs. J. N. - Young and G. W. Bear were aiso very iavorably received. The cornet solo "Memento," by Mr. J. C. Bear was executed with rare skill and ease. The exercises concluded with the "Kickei's Tournament" (a comic potpourri) and "Tat too," a humorous selection, which created considerable merriment, The entire programme reflects great credit on the performers as well as upon their excel lent teacher. REPUBLICAN COUNTY COMMITTEE. Caldwell H. Colt Mr. Caldwell H. Colt, the owner of the Dauntless, is a son of the Inventor of the re volving pistol,and he Is also credited with the good fortune to be possessor of an income of $170,000 a year. He is about thirty years of age, an enthusiantio sportsman, and beside owning the Dauntless, is the owner of the sloop Wizird. Mr. Colt is passionately fond of yachting and since be has owned the Dauntless he has been twice across the ocean in her. The Carnival of Fraud W ill Be Held This Tear On May 21. The Republican" county committee met Monday morning In the rooms of the Young Men's Republican club. Of the 82 districts In this county, 67 were represented by the elected members or substitutes. Chairman Cochran called the meeting to order, and an nounced the object to be to fix a time for the holding of the primary election. Mart Fry, ot Ephrata, moved that the pri mary be held on Saturday, April 30, and Scott Brady, of Millersvllle, moved to amend by making the date May 2L Mr. Fry in advocating the 30th of April, said that date was more convenient for the country people. Any date would suit the voters of the city and boroughs, but any date would not suit the country people. A larger vote would be polled on the 30th of April, for on that date the farmers would be willing to turn out as it will not interfere with their work. The only argument used for the 21st of May was that the roads would be better on that date. The chairman put the question on the amendment, and it was apparently carried, but some one called lor the ayes and noes. Houser, ot Manheim, was emphatic in his declaration that t"4cbairman should have decided the mot. carried. The chairman sat down on him and ordered the roll to be called. The result was that the amendment fixing the 21st of May was adopted by a vote of 47 to 20. There was no particular significance in the above vote. The candidates for office, who are members of the committee, voted for the amendment Some of the township bosses who wanted more time to make out of the candidates all that is in it also voted for that late date, while some other workers voted against it , TO PAY EXPENSES. A. W. Snader, of Earl, offered a resolution that each candidate for office pay a certain sum, at least ten days before the primary, to the chairman of the county committee and upon failure to do so, he . shall omit their names from tbe printed tickets. The resolution fixed the amounts as follows : Treasurer, $10, prothonotary $10, register 10, sheriff $10, clerk of quarter sessions $10, clerk of orphans court $8, prison-keeper $5, commissioners $3, coroner $3, directors of the poor $1, prison inspectors, $1. The resolution was adopted. ' DR. BROBST ENDORSED. Captain Bricker, of Lititz, offered a resolu tion endorsing Dr. James C. Brobst of War wick township, who is an applicant for the position of quarantine physician at the port of Philadelphia. In support of the resolution Capt Bricker made a short address. He said thus far Lan caster county had not received any recognition from Governor Beaver's adminstration, although several candidates from this county for prominent positions have been pressed. The only opposition Dr. Brobst has is an applicant from Montgomery oounty, and that county has had the office three terms. In his judgment Lancaster county with its large Republican majority should be recogniz9d by the governor, and he hoped It would be by the appointment of Dr. Brobst The resolution was adopted, and Chairman Cochran was appointed a committee of one to notify the governor of tbe committee's action. Winfleld S. Smith, of Conoy,, moved that a committee of three be appointed to audit the treasurer's account. The motion was adopted and the chair appointed Messrs. Smith, Fry, of Ephrata, and Herr, of West Lampeter, as that committee. There being no farther business, the com mittee adjourned to meet at the call of the chairman. MAKING THE SET-UPS. The committee meeting brought to this city a large number of the township bosses and the best workers. They arrived early, and could be seen on every corner buttonholing candidates. The several headquarters of the candidates, the Leopard hotel, County house, Spreoher house, Al. Smith's hotel and L. S. Hartman's office, were thronged all dsy. . The leading candidates were slated, only to be unslated if found necessary later on. What was done will be recorded in the Intelligencer on Saturday next BUND if IN TB ECU UUC BBd. IMPLICATING HIS FATHER. BAMVBL jr. BBBBB, HUO WAS HAXBBD MAKES JL VOXBBBBIOIT. He Says That Ed Qurney Killed Richard N, Lawton and HI Eather Aided to Conceal the Crime Charles Beese and Gurney Deny Connection With the Murder. Boston, March 28. The Globe to-day publishes the confession of Samuel F. Besse made to Detective Joseph A. Moore about a month before the hanging of Besse at Ply mouth on March 10 last, for the murder of Richard N. Lawton. Besse acknowledges his participation in the crime, but alleges that "El." Gurney shot Lawton during a quarrel and that Besse merely assisted In disposing of the body. He also Implicates his father, Charles Besse, charging that he helped to load the body into the wagon. Besse says that he and Gurney while walk ing on the road met Lawton. Gurney charged Lawton with having belied him whereupon . Lawton descended from his wagon and struck Gurney with his whip. Gurney attempted to strike Lawton with his gun,but Besse interfered and begged the men to desist Lawton turned, re-entered his wagon and was picking up the reins when Gurney fired, killing Lawton instantly. Bessie urged Gurney to inform the authori ties and plead that he shot in self-defense, but. the latter was afraid to do so. They hidH tbe body in a swamp near by and the horse and wagon in a by-way. The men then separated and Besse, after buying boots, stockings and other articles, went home, where Gurney afterward came and had supper with him and his father. The three men drank considerable whisky. The next morning Charles Besse and Gurney put the body into the wagon, and Samuel Besse and Gurney started to drive to New Bedford, intending to throw the body into the river, but Gurney was drunk and leaving the wagon at Mary's pond, went home and Besse abandoned the team soon after. Besse's subsequent movements were detailed at the trial. Gurney was shown a CDpy of this confession by the officer. He denied all knowledge of the murder, and detailed his movements on tbe day it occurred. Charles Besse was seen by the corres pondent and denied in toto the statements concerning him with a knowledge ot the deed or the disposal of the body. BUBBIBB'B HALES. The Properties of Elve Persons Disposed of Under the Hammer. Sheriff Thomlinson sold the "following prop erties at the court house Saturday afternoon : The two-story brick dwelling house No. 39 North Mulberry street, in the city of Lancaster, as the property of Alfred Sieber to A. D, Killian for $150, subject to a mortgage of 1,790. Six aores of land in Manor township, on which are erected a two-story frame dwelling house, frame barn and tobacco shed as the property of John A. Copland to Franklin D. White, for $2,860. Eight acres of land in Salisbury township with improvements, consisting of a frame dwelling house and frame stable, as the property of William Axe, to Elizabeth Axe for $615. The two-story brick dwelling bouse, corner of Park avenue and Shippen street, as the property of William S. Michael, to Margaret Heitshu for $1,150. No. 1, The following properties of Wm. Sales : Twenty-four acres of land in the Sev enth ward, Lancaster city, with improvements, consisting of a dwelling house, barn and other outbuildings. No. 2. Four acres of land, partly in the city and parly in Lancaster township, without improvements, to D.P.Locher & Son for $12,- 100. TWO BUST IN A BVBAWAT. Public Recital of Quarterly Exercises In the Pregoyterlan Church Missionary Services. The first public recital ot quarterly exer cises was held in the Presbyterian church Sunday evening at 7:15 o'clock. The West minster International series of lessons has a programme providing for a review ot les sons at tbe end of each quarter. It consists of responsive readings, a service of song and a questioning of the scholars on th9 main points of the lessons they have been studying for tbe preceding three months. This being the first public recital given in the church, a very large congregation was in attendance, considering the threat ening condition of the weather, and much interest was manifested in the recital. In addition to what was on the programme Mrs. Van Nostran sang the solo, " Nearer my God to Thee. " She was in excellent voice, sang with very fine expression, and rendered the piece beautifully. ... Rey. J. Y. Mitchell, D. D , preached a children's sermon from the text " Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Pa. 119 verse 105). The sermon was an excellent one and was highly appreciated not only by the young people to whom it was especially addressed, but by the older members of tbe congregation as well. Confirmation at Episcopal Cbu-clies. Rt Rev. Nelson S. Rulison, D. D., bishop of the diocese of Central Pennsylvania, visited St James' churcb, this city, and confirmed a class of about thirty.- The service opened with the reading of tbe litany by Rev. L. M. Hardy. Then followed the confirmation of the class by the bishop, concluding with an impressive address to them. Tbe ante-com munion service was next given and an eloquent sermon preached by Bishop Rulison. Excellent music was furnished by the choir, under the lead of Prof. Carl Matz. The congregation was a very large one. There was also confirmation at St John's Free Episcopal church Sunday evening. The full Episcopal service was given, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Pratt, assisted fcy Rev. C. F. Knight, D. D , and Rev. L. M, Hardy. Right Rev. Bishop Rulison preached the sermon and afterward confirmed a class of sixteen. The church was greatly crowded and many late comers were unable to gain admittance. Children's Missionary Services. Tbe children's missionary society of St John's Lutheran church held an interesting meeting Sunday evening at 6 o'clock. The exercises consisted of music, readings, recita tions, fc, by members of the society. A prin cipal feature of tbe entertainment was an ad dress by a Japanese student in Franklin and Marshall college who is studying for the ministry. His address was well written and well delivered. Rev.Sylvanus Stall also made a brief address to the society. A recitation by Master Ray Stall, readings by the little Groff and Bursk boys were quite interesting. The choruses and other parts of tbe programme were well giyen. A collection for mission ary purposes was lifted. At the cloe of the entertainment tbe society went into an election 01 officers for the ensu ing year when the following were elected President, D. S.- Bursk ; treasurer, Harry Snyder ; secretary, Herbert Bowers. Insurgents Condemned to Death Judgment has been pronounced by the military court of Dubnitza, TurkeyrnpDn the seyenty-four of the insurgents who took part in the recent revolt at that place. Five were condemned to death, sixty-one to imprison ment for terms ot varying duration, and eight were acquitted, West End Building Association. The stockholders of the West End Build ing association met on Saturday evening and elected the following directors : F. B. Coho, Wm. O. Marshall, Henry Martin, John R. Kauffman, J. M. Bahill, S. K. Llchty, D. K. Burkholder, Allan Guthrie, Frank Griest, Jacob : Hoover, H. A. Schroyer and B. S. Schindle. Tbe officers of the new board will be F. B. Coho, president ; C. V. Lichty, sec retary, ana E, Ot Steigerwalt, treasurer. Nearly S39.000 Contributed. A meeting in the interest of tbe theological seminary of St. Charles Borromeo was held in the Cathedral chapel.Philadelphia, Sunday evening. The contribution of the city churches last year to the seminary was $27' 50& is, and of the country churches of the diocese $11,120.36. The Rocker Plates of Geo. M. Franklin's Car riage Break, tbe Horses Run to Centre Square and Stopped By City Hall. Monday's Dally. A terrible runaway in which several per sons might have lost their lives, occurred on East King street between 12 and 1 o clock this afternoon. This morning Mrs. George M. Franklin, Mrs. Frank Griffiths and Mrs. Sarah Cox started to visit the Children's Home They had a pair of gray driving horses hitched to the family carriage or Uapt. u. M. Franklin, and tbe team was In charge of Jacob Johns, a young man who has been in the employ of the family for several years. Upon returning they drove In Eat King street At a point a short distance beyond Plum street the rocker plates of the carriage broke. This had the effect of doubling the vehicle together, and the horses started to run. The driver was fastened between the dasher and the back part of his Beat. The ladies were terribly frightened, and although the horses were moving very rapidly, they all jumped from the carriage into tbe muddy street. The only one Injured was Mrs. Grif fiths, who was considerably bruised. The ladies were assisted into Reidel's grocery store, where they received proper attention, after which they were taken to their homes. After the ladies had j umped out the horses continued to run, and the driver was unable to loosen himself from his perilous position until they bad reached the Eastern market house, where he jumped from the carriage and was not injured. At Shippen street the tongue of the vehicle was broken off and the horses dashed on down tbe street with it There were crowds of people on the pave ments at the time and numerous attempts to stop the horses were made, but without success. They ran to Centre Square and were probably trying to reach West King street They did not make the turn, but Instead dashed up against the front of the old city hall building, at the office ot Jacob B. Long. The end of the carriage tongue struck against the slate used by Mr. Long for bulletins which was hanging against the brick wall, breaking it. Both horses struck with great force against the building, and were knocked backwards upon their haunches When taken in charge both were bleeding from the nostrils, and one had his hind leg teriiblycut They are believed to be badly iniured. Just as the horses reached this point Jonn W. Patterson, an old man, who is a peddler by occupation, was walking on the pavement in front ot Mr. Long's office. The horses struck and knocked him down. His head hit the stone step and he received a terrible cut upon it. He was assisted into the office where he was attended by Dr. Bushong, of New Holland, who happened to be passing at the time. The wound was sewed up. It is believed that several of Patterson's ribs were broken, as the old gentleman complained of a nain in his side. He was able to walk to his home, No. 32 North Mulberry street The horses were on the pavement lor a short time before the tongue broke. The carriage struck against several posts and it Is a complete wreck. The runaway was one of the most exciting seen in this city for some time. The Axle Broke. The axle of the buggy of Charles Diller was broken on-Saturday in crossing the track of the Lancaster & Millersvilie street rail way, at the western end of the city. Mr. Diller and bis law, Mrs. George Diller, were thrown from tbe vehicle, but fortunately escaped Eerious injury. One of the horse's legs was badly cut DBATB OB CHB18TIAN XMOTBB. a. weu linown citizen rotter by Trade and Tipstaff for Twenty Years. Christian Troyer, who was one of Lancas ter's very old citizens, died at his residence, No. 322 West Orange street at an early hour on Friday, in the 87th year of his age. On Saturday last the old man suffered from a stroke. He seemed to be recovering from its enect, but was again stricken on Monday. He grew worse until death ended his sufferings. The deceased was the last of the family of Andrew Troyer. He was married 63 years ago to Mary Ackerman. His wife survives him, and she Is now 83 years of age. In early life Mr. Troyer was a potter and worked for the late Charles Shaeffer. Over 20 years ago ne was appointed a tipstaff in the court house, a position that he held up to the time of his death. At the quarter sessions court in the first week of this month he was at his post and was also examined as a witness in a case on trial. He was a remarkably well pre served old man and was full of life and spirit to within a short time of his death. Deceased had nine children but six of whom are living. George and William re sides in this city and Andrew in New Orleana He also has three daughters, Cecilia is the wife of Casper Walker and Adaline is Mrs. W. x Mam bright Miss Sarah resides at home with her parents. He has twenty-three grandchildren and two great grandchildren living. DBATB Of AS OLD OBOCBR. Christopher Daisz, One of Lancaster's Well. Known Citizens, Passes Away. Christopher Daisz, one of Lancaster's well- Known citizens, aiea at his residence on South Queen street on Sunday morning at 2 o'clock. He had been In ill health for the last few years, being a sufferer from rheuma tism. He was confined to his room for the past three weeks and to his bed for ten days He became gradually worse, and early on Sunday morning the disease reached his heart and he died - He was born at StuttgartGermany, in 1815, and when a boy emigrated- to this country. He landed at Philadelphia and there worked two years as an apprentice at the baking trade. He came to this city over fifty years ago and has since then been in active business here. He was the oldest grocer in the city, having been in that business forty-five years. He was one of tbe leading members of the Union Bethel church and was one of the founders of the Salem church on West Orange street He was married on June 29, 184L His wife died a few years ago, and his surviving children are William C, member of council, Mrs. Annie M. Bush and Mrs. Ada Black. His funeral will take plaoe on W ednesday afternoon at 2 o'olook. Deceased was of a modest, retiring disposi tion, and could never be induced to take an active part in politics. He was frequently asked to be a candidate for local office, but he never would oonsent Found Dead In Bed. Qcarbyvii-le, March 28. George Byorly, sr., a well-known old gentleman, of Eden township, was found dead in bed on Sunday morning at the residence of his son, George W. Byerly, on Stony H11L He had been lor years making his home with his son. On Sunday morning when the old gentleman did not come down stairs his absence was noted, and It was found that his spirit bad fled in his sleep. Deputy Cor oner James Collins impanneiled tbe following jury to hold an Inquest : E. M. Stauffer, Ezra B. Fritz, Michael Welmer, D, T. Hess, Galen Barr and James Wilson. Dr. T. Roh-rer was the coroner's physician. It was found that death had resulted from paralysis of the heart. The deceased was 78 years of age and was widely known and respected. His funeral will take plaoe on Tuesday at 10 a. m. services and interment at Mount Eden churcb. Death of Benjamin WItmer. The body of the fltat adult was interred in the new cemetery at Quarry ville on Satur day when the funeral of Benjamin Witmer took place. Deceased was a son of the late David Witmer, and was 55 years of age. He was born In Quarryville in the neighborhood of which he resided nearly all of his life. At one time he was extensively engaged in lime burning and afterwards kept a store for sev eral years in the village. Daring part of that time he was postmaster. He lived in Lan. caster for a short time once, and was proprie tor of the saloon on North Queen street which was then known as the Eagle. Of late years he bad been working at carpentering. ma wire died some years ago and be left a family of six children, nearly all of whom are grown. MANY OFFICES FILLED TO-DAY. TUB FBEBIDBSV B1SDISO MBS TO BILL IMPORTANT 1'OBTB IS TUB WBT. ANDY XBMAS BABDOSBD. He is Mow Visiting His Father at Columbia and Will Go West Next Week. The pardon for Andy Ehman reached this city from Harrisburg on the Day Express on Thursday afternoon and reached the prison about 5 o'clock. Ehman was at once released and he came down town. The first thing he did was to telegraph the news to his wife, at Delaware, Ohio, and his father, at Columbia. A number of his friends came down from Columbia on the 6:45 train and went with him to Columbia on tbe 7:30 train. Ehman will remain at Columbia until Monday when he will return to this oity. His counsel, B. Frank Eshleman, will on that day present a petition to the court for a change of his name. He desires to be known in the future as Charles Smith, the name he assumed when he located at Delaware, Ohio, and under which he was married. He is in receipt of a letter from tbe managers of the co-operative cigar factory stating that his old position of superintendent is still open for him. He feels grateful to the news papers of this city for the warm interest they took in his behalf after his arrest by Officer Hoffman, and be will call on the editors and thank them for their efforts to secure him a pardon. BIBB SB AH bMlTBVILLB. It Was The Work of an Incendiary And Did Considerable Damage. SMiTHVixiiE, March 28. On Sunday morning between 1 and 2 o'clock a fire was discovered in the house owned by J. M. Martin (agent of the New Home sewing machine with office in the Steven house) near this place, which resulted In its total destruction. It bad been occupied up to a few days ago by Harry Reese, who removed to the city. It was tbe work of an incendiary. Hay and straw had been used for tbe purpose of starting the fire and was procured from the barn. Scattered straw and bay were traced from the barn to the back of tbe building. The fire was discovered by Elam Good, who alarmed the people of the neigh borhood, who gathered there but too late to save anything. A strong easterly wind was blowing which carried sparks to a distance of a quarter of a mile, endangering the build ings of Martin Warfel. It required the united efforts of the people to keep them from being destroyed. The building was insured in the Penn Mutual, but to what ex tent at the present writing we are unable to say. A WON DBBBVL LUNG. James R. Jordan Selected for United Slates marshal of Virginia Receivers of Public Moneys and Registers of Land Offices Chosen A Secretary for Utah. Washington, March 2S. The president to-day made the following appointments : Daniel A. Carpenter, or Knoxville, Tenn., to be pension agent at Knoxville, Tenn.; Charles W. Irish, of Iowa City, Iowa, to be surveyor general ot Nevada ; Wm. C. Hall, of Salt Lake City, Utah, to be secrotary of Utah territory. Receivers of public moneys : John T. Reacy, of Nebraska, at North Platte. Neb. : Gould B. Blakelv. of Nebraska, at Sidnnv. Neb. ; Albert W. Crites, of Nebraska, at Chadron, Neb. ; Alexis E. Lemee. of Louis- iana, at Natchitoches, La. : Benl. F. Burch. of Oregon, at Oregon City, Oregon ; Thomas W. Blusher, ot Oregon, at The Dalles, Ore gon ; Frank S. De Meers, of Minnesota, at Fargo, Dak. ; Henry O. Billings, of Illinois, at Haley, Idaho ; John S. Hough, of Colo rado, at Lake City, Col. ; E. N. Fitch, of Michigan, at Reed City, Mich. Registers of land offices : G. W. Car- rington, of Wisconsin, at Ashland, Wis.; Milton Montgomery, or Nebraska, at Chadron, Neb.; John M. Adams, of Nebraska, at Sidney, Neb.; Henry A. Yonge, of Kansas, at Kirwin, Ks. Richard D. G. Dwyer, of Covington, Ky to be agent for the Indians of the Colvllla agency in Washington territory. JamesR. Jordan, of Virginia, to to marshal of the United States for the Western district of Virginia. Railroads ChanglDg Owners. San Fkancisco, March 23. Col Charles F. Crocker, vice president of the Southern Pacifio company, has received a dispatoh from C. P. Huntington, of New York, stating that the purchase of the South Pacifio coast railroad (narrow gauge) had been concluded with Senator James G. Fair. The papers ara now on the way to this city, and until they arrive nothing can be learned of the terms. The rumor is again revived here that the Atchison, Topoka & Santa Fe railroad haa gained control of the Pacific Coast railroad (narrow gauge) whioh operates between Port Harford aud Las Animas, via San Luis Obispo, a distance or sixty-four miles. 1635,000 for Alaska Schools. St. Paul, Minn., March 28. Gov. Swine. ford, of Alaska, said yesterday tiiat he went to Washington to secure an appropriation of $50,000 for the development of the territory. but through the efforts of the Alaska com mercial association, who oppose development and immigration as Inimical to their inter-ests, be only secured $25,000, which will be used for schools and Indian police. He said he opposed the nomination of John McCaf ferty to be customs collector, because Mo- Cafferty is supposed to have inspired anti-Chinese riots in Alaska last summer, and is belieyed to be suspeot No. 1 ' of the Phoenix park murder." How His Clothes Were Soiled, Chicago, March 28. Michael Gleason, who was struck by an engine of the Illinois Cen tral road while crossing the track at 38th street and thrown over tbe smokestack, en- -gine and cab, landing in the tender with only a slight abrasion, was very mad this morning. He threatens to sue the company unless it sends for and has cleaned by next Sunday his best suit of clothes, soiled by his descent among the oil cans and coal dust Another Priest Arrested. Dublin, March 28. The Rey. Father Ryan, of the Herberts town branch of the National League, was arrested in the hospital here to-day on a warrant issued by Judge Boyd, charging him with contempt of court in refusing to testify concerning his action as a trustee for tenants under the plan of campaign. He was conveyed to Judge Boyd's court where he will be formally ar raigned and committed. Anarchists Convicted and Sentenced. Vienna, March 38. The trial of the fif teen Anarchists charged with being impli cated in a plot to burn the city and blow up the Imperial palace of Sconbrunn, has boen concluded. Thirteen were convicted and received sentences of imprisonment ranging from six months to twenty years. The other two were acquitted. Boodlers In Egypt. Cairo, March 28. the existence of a colos sal system or fraud in the sale ot state lands, and the complicity therein ot many of the most prominent Egyptian officials, has been disclosed by investigation recently begun In the land survey department of the Egyptian government The government has been swindled out or $450,000. Mason Bey, an American, who Is at the head of the depart ment or survey, says he Is no way responsi ble for the fraudulent sales, and asks that an exhaustive inquiry be made. Von Moltke Receives tbe Jewels of Office. Berlin, March 28. Count Von Moltke has been presented by the emperor with the star of the grand commandership or the order or the House of Hohenzollern, magnificently set in brilliants, and a pair or swords bearing the insignia or the same order. Will Not Be Restrained. London, March 28. The Times1 , Rome correspondent telegraphs that it is believed that the pope will not openly exercise the influence ot tbe Vatican upon the priesthood or Ireland in the matter or their sympathy with and efforts to promote the plan of campaign." To Hold a Conference. St. Petersburg, March 28. M. HItroo, Russian minister to Roumania, has been summoned here to confer with M, Dealers upon tbe situation in Bui garia. TWO RAILBOAD WBBCK8. Removed to Chester County. W. B. Pickle, of Paradise township, has moved to Cloud, Chester county, and taken possession of the wheelwright shop at that place, . A Little Boy Travels Alone. From the Harrisburg Telegram. Eddie Nichols, of Christiana, Lancaster county, whose mother is dead and whose father is somewhere in the West, was on Saturday sent to Gold sboro, over the Penn sylvania ana .Northern central roads via. Harrisburg, with a label sewed on the left breast or his overcoat, upon which was written, ('Eddie Nichols, care M. S. Crull, Golds- boro station, jxortnern central railroad via. Harrisburg," One Lobe ol the Lungs of a Cow Found to Weigh Forty Pounds. Friday morning Dr. Weber, of this city.and Dr. Bridge, or Philadelphia, visited a farm in the western part of this county to inspect some cattle that were reported to be suffering with pleuro-pneumonia. The veterinary surgeons killed two of the cattle a steer and a cow that were found to be suffering badly from the disease. The animals were dis sectea ana ine lungs 01 both were found to be badly diseased and much enlarged, one looe or the cow's lung was removed and found to weigh 40 pound a When it is considered that the healthy lung of a cow weighs only from 2yL to Zi pounds the enormous enlargement of this diseased lung may be properly appreciated. It is Dr. Weber's intention to have it photographed as an unusual specimen of enlargement The usual weight ot diseased lungs in cattle from pleuro-pneumonia is from 16 to 18 pounds but Dr. Bridge says he has seen cases in which they weighed 75 pounds, Number of Lancaster County Horses Killed On tbe New xork Division, P. R. R. On Saturday night a big wreck occurred on the Pennsylvania railroad, between German- town and Fast Penn Junctions, between a stock train and a shifter. The engine of the train was thrown completely from the track, and the engineer and fireman escaped with their lives only by jumping. The shifting engine was badly damaged also, but was not thrown from the rails. Tbe train was one loaded with stock and a number of horses were killed. Some of the horses were shipped from this city on Saturday at noon. They were purchased by Lazarus Pioso in this county, and were consigned to A. & J. Wolf, Jersey City. The owner of them was H. Conley, of Brooklyn. Altogether there were thirty horses and two mules shipped by Pioso. A car containing thirteen of the horses and two mules was next to the engine. Six of the horses and the mules were killed outright and two horses were Injured so that they bad to be killed. A telegram was received here from II. Conley, who evfdently knew nothing of the wreck when be sent it He said that one car of horses had reached him, but the others and the mules had not turned up. Among tbe horses In the wreck were some of the finest heavy animals shipped from Lancaster in a long time. One largo bay that was killed belonged to a pair valued at $1,000. A wreck occurred on the Pennsylvania railroad at Paradise Junction, just west of Leaman Place, on Sunday night A wheel on a car or the rrefght train east, drawn by engine 481, broke. The caboose and one car were thrown rrom the track and badly broken. William Barefoot, conductor of the train, who resides in Columbia, had one hand hurt and was otherwise slightly injured. The track was blocked lor some, Ume, Ma If

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