The Semi-Weekly New Era from Lancaster, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1891 · 1
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VOLUME XV. LANCASTER, PA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1891. NUMBER 21. R. P. FLOWER NAMED. 10 LEAD THE SEW YORK DEMOCRACY. Nomination Made on the First Ballot, the Vote Being Practically Unanimous Kings County Alone Votes for Chapin Saratoga, Sept. 15. The Convention was called to order at noon. George Haines, of Rochester, was chosen temporary chairman. When Mr. Raines referred to Governor Hill and the Governors utterance, I am a Democrat, the Convention raised its first cheer and it was a cheer of vigor and duration. The speaker during the course of his remarks paid a graceful and hearty tribute to Mr. Fassetts private life and domestic relations, and he was heartily applauded by the entire body of the Convention. The roll of the Convention was then called, to allow the contesting delegation to present their papers. The roll call was finished at 1 p. m. and recess for five minutes was taken to allow the delegates in the Congressional districts an opportunity to confer and select their representatives on committees. After the recess Mr. Voorhees protested, In behalf of the New York Democracy, against the Tammany delegates in every assembly district in New York. Mr. Jackson also presented the protest of the county Democracy. The usual committees were appointed, and the Convention took a recess until 10 a. m. to-morrow. Flower Heads the Ticket. Saratoga, Sept. 1G. The Democratic State Convention met at ten oclock this morning. The platform as presented by the Committee on Resolutions was adopted. The platform reaffirms the doctrines of the National platforms of 1884 and 1888. It opposes the coinage of any dollar which is not of the intrinsic value of every other dol lar, anti denounces the Sherman Progressive Silver Basis law as no solution of the gold and silver question. The McKinley bill, Blaine reciprocity treaties, the legislation of the last Congress generally, is denounced. The platform' then goes on to recite in a congratulatory manner the results of the election of a Democratic Assembly last fall and arraigns the Republican party of the State for the course it has pursued. The platform touches upon most of the points at issue in the State and concludes with the endorsement of the administration of Gov. Hill. After the adoption of a resolution welcoming colored men into the ranks of the party, the nomination of candidates was proceeded to. Mayor Porter nominated liussell P. Flower for Governor, Colonel John R. Fellows seconding the nomination in behalf of Tammany. , Thomas Dewitt, of Kings county, after Fellows had finished seconding tne nomination of Flower, mounted the platform and placed Alfred C. Chapin, of Brooklyn, in nomination for Governor. Flower was nominated on' the first ballot by a vote of 334 to 43 for Chapin. The nomination was then made unanimous. The nomination of Wm. F. Sheehan, of Buffalo, for Lieutenant Governor, was then made unanimously. The following nominations, completing the ticket, were then unanimously made : Frank Rice, Secretary of State ; Simon Rosendale, Attorney General ; Eliott A. Banforth, Treasurer ; Frank Campbell, Comptroller, and Martin Shenck, Surveyor and Engineer. when a small piece of the chisel broke off and flew into his left eye. The lid was pierced and the eye ball cut open, and the injury has caused considerable pain, which, however, has decreased considerably since. Dr. Carr dressed the eye, and as yet is unable to tell if the 6ight will be destroyed or not, although he rather thinks it will. Mr. Hagen is confined to his home on West Vine street. OBITUARY. THE TOBACCO MARKET. DESIKABLE GOODS IN GREAT DEMAND. Large Sales of Last Years Crop Reported. Manufacturers Hunting for Desirable Stock The Harvest Drawing to a Close Good New Crop. Benjamin Brackbili Laid to Rest After a Long and Well-Spent Life. The funeral of Benjamin Brackbili on Monday last, from his late residence in Williamstown, Paradise township, was very largely attended, evidencing the high esteem in which he was held by the entire community m which he had lived for nearly eighty-seven years. His friends and neighbors gathered from far and near to pay the last tribute of respect to oue they had known and loved in life. For fifty-one years he lived on his farm in Paradise township. Several years ago he moved to YVilliams-town to spend the rest of his days in retirement. A man of wealth, he was as unassuming as it was possible to be- lie was a kind friend and a good neighbor, lie has passed away full of years aud left the legacy of a well-spent life and Christian character to the sons and daughters who survive him. His wife, who died some years ago, was Miss Susan Howry, of Strasburg township. He left the following children : Elam and Benjamin, who are farmers ; Elias, Lizzie and Susanna, living at home, and Harry P., a merchant at Williamstown. A son, Jacob, and a daughter, Mrs. Lydia Hess, died several years ago. Mr. Brackbili was a consistent member of the Old Mennonite church, and Bishop Eby, of that church, preached ' an impressive funeral sermon. Death of Harvey W. Fish burn Harvey W. Fishburn died at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Hannah C. Fishburn, on North State street, Ephrata, on Wednesday evening, after an illness of three weeks, aged twenty-two years, nine months aud seventeen days. Typhoid fever, which developed into pneumonia, was the cause of his death. For several years he was employed as clerk in Shulmyers drug store, Lancaster, but for the past two and one-half years he has been clerk in the Ephrata National Bank, in which position he won the confidence and highest esteem of the many patrons. Beside his mother, an only brother, W. K. Fishburn, an employe in the Ephrata Review office, survives. The bereaved family have the sincere Sympathy of a large circle of warm friends in their hour of sore bereavement, for his death removes from the home a dutiful son and an affectionate brother, and from the community a noble young man. The funeral will take place from the residence of his mother on Sunday morning at 9:30 oclock. Interment will be made in Bowmans Cemetery, Ephrata. 200 cases 1890 Penns seed. ... 14 16 120 cases 1S89 Penna seed 1215 1200 cases 18Q0 Pa. State Hav., assorted 15J20 1200 cases 1890 Zimmers Span. 11$13 600 cases 1890 N. E. Ilav. seed, seconds 17 20 wrappers 8250 300 cases 1890 N. E. Hav. seed 18 35 300 cases 1890 Wis. Havana. . . 1215 150 cases 1889 Wis. Havana. . . 1215 NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS SUED. The State Will Try to Recover the Rebates Raid Philadelphia Publishers. Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 16. Attorney General Ilensel to-day brought suit in the Court of Common Pleas, of Dauphin county, against the publishers of the Philadelphia Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia News, German JJemokrat, North American and Evening Bulletin to recover the sums of money which the publishers of these newspapers paid as rebates or commissions to the persons who procured for them the advertisement of theMercantileAppraisers'lists. The declarations in the cases have not yet fceen filed, but it is understood that the Commonwealth will claim so much of the amounts paid by it to these publishers as was paid by them to public officers or other persons, to secure the advertising, was unlawfully paid and can be recovered. No suit has as yet been brought against the publishers of the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, one of the newspapers involved, for the reason that its editor and publisher is in Europe and suspension in his case has been asked by his personal representatives until his return in October 1. It is stated that the publishers of the Press and Inquirer, through their counsel, James H. Ileverin, deny any liability, while no replies have been received by the law department in answer to the demand made upon the Bulletin, Demokrat and North American. Granted by the Register. Register Geyer issued letters testamentary and letters of administration during the past week, as follows : Elias H. Eberly, of Clay, executor of Nancy II. Eberly, late of Clay. John H. Boyer, of Manliehn township, administrator of John P. Boyer, late of Elizabeth township. Kate Doster and Joseph Doster, of Ephrata township, administrators of Henry Doster, late of Ephrata township. Lydia Ziegler, of Warwick township, administratrix of David Ziegler, late of War wick, Benj. K. Binkley, of W est Cocalico, administrator of Catharine Binkley, late of West Cocalico. Jacob E. Ranck, of Paradise, administrator of William T. Britton, late of Paradise. Henry Bergman, of Manheim township, administrator c. t. a. of Henry Albrecht, late of Manheim township, ?nd of Wil-hclmina Bergman, late of Manheim township. Rev. D. W. Gerhard, city, executor of Enma I. Tobias, late of Lititz. Levi K. Brown, Fulton, executor of Michael Henry, late of Fulton. Wm. J. Barnes and Rosanna Evans, of East Drumore, executors of Robert J. Barnes, late of East Drumore. Janies Evans, of East Lampeter, and Charles II. Loclier, city, administrators of Wm. W. Evans, late of Little Britain. WARRANTS ISSUED Glendenniug & FOR BANKERS. Co. Criminally Liable Their Transactions sith BardsIVy. Philadelphia, Sept. 15. Judges Fell and Gordon, sitting as committing magistrates in the Criminal Court, to-day heard the evidence in the possession of District Attorney Graham against the banking and brokerage firm of Robert felenden-ning & Co. on the question ot their criminal liability with ex-City Treasurer John Bardsley in the unlawful conversion of the public money. At the conclusion of the presentation of the evidence the Court decided that it was sufficient and warrants for the arrest of Robert Glendenning and George H. Hulin, comprising the firm, were at once issued and bail for their appearance at Court was fixed at $10,000. Mr. Glendenning and Mr. Iluhn, who were present, at once entered bail. Owing to the refusal of John Bardsley to testify, the District Attorney was compelled for the present to abandon his case against Auditor General McCamant and State Cashier Livsey. The Court further decided that the evidence possessed by the District Attorney was not sufficient to warrant, on the charge of conspiracy, the arrest of the presidents of the different national banks that paid Bardsley interest on his deposits. The District Attorney was advised to abandon the case against them. Bardsley was placed on the stand, but he absolutely declined to answer any of the questions put to him. A Blacksmith's Serious Injur". On Wednesday afternoon Mr. Albert Hagen, the well-known blacksmith, met with a painful accident at his shop on South Christian street. He was engaged Sr cutting a piece of steel with a chisel, A Lancaster Horse Wins at Hanover. Ten thousand people attended the fair at Hanover on Wednesday. Much interest centered in the races, of which John Roland, of New Holland, was one of the Judges. In the three-minute trotting race, for a purse of $250, George II., entered by B. W. Ilirsh, of this city, took three straight heats in 2:37J, the same time for all the heats. A number of Lancaster horses are entered in to-days races. The Elizabethtown Fair. The ladies fair in Elizabethtown is progressing finely and contributions are pouring in every day. Among the articles contributed was a beautiful and elegant piano lamp from Prothonotary Lewis S. Hartman, which was shipped to Major J. C. Redsecker, President of the Friendship Fire Company. Lew. has struck the nail on the head this time and made himself solid with the firemen. A Successful Operation. A couple of days ago Dr. Geo. R. Rohrer, city, assisted by Dr. McCaa, of Ephrata, successfully operated on an eye of ex-County Commissioner Leber, of Ephrata, for glaucoma, a disease that hardens the eyeball and destroys the nerve. The operation is as delicate as that for removing a cataract from the eye. Sale of a Newspaper. Mr. Leander Hensel, has disposed of the Quarryville Post to Forbes & Reynolds, who will hereafter issue it weekly, in connection with a complete jobbing business. Air. Forbes was formerly foreman on the Oxford Press. A Finger Torn Offi Mr. Ira Froelich, whose home is in this city, and who holds a position as engineer in Braddock, Pa., had the index finger torn off in that place on Monday by getting it caught in a fly wheel. He has come home to nurse the injury. Rented the Oregon Hotel. Mr. A. B. Adams, for the past eight years a salesman at Jere Rohrers liquor store, has rented the Oregon, Manheim township, hotel stand, and will take possession next April. The Electric Road to Lititz The Lititz Record is strongly advocating the building of an electric railroad to Lititz and is confident it would pay. The Record is right. Lancaster, Sept. 18. The demand for desirable tobacco continues unabated. What is more, it is the manufacturers who are after it and not the speculators, as is so often the case. What is sold is taken out of the market, leaving a clear field to that which is left. As an example of the demand which prevails for fine goods, we mention a little circumstance that came to our attention to-day. On Tuesday evening Messrs. Pontz & Wagner bought a lot of 50 cases of seed-leaf wrappers. On the following morning they sold it at an advance of two cents per pound. No fewer than six other parties desiring to buy called on the original owner within twenty-four hours, not knowing it had been sold. All our packers and dealers have been doing more or less business. W e report some sales that have been brought to our notice: J. Gust Zook sold 468 cases ; M. M. Fry sold 150 cases new seedleaf and bought 25 cases ; Frank Pentlarge sold 173 cases 90 goods ; Skiles & Frey sold 275 cases and bought 200 ; Joseph Shirk & Co. sold 100 cases ; W alter S. Bare, broker, sold 40 cases ; N. C. Fry & Co., of Lititz, sold 40 cases of 90 goods ; II. II. Miller & Co. sold 2 cases ; Mellinger & Co. sold 350 cases and D. J. Simpson 37 cases. The above is an aggregate of 1,808 cases, which is 750 cases more than were sold last week. For the corresponding week of last year 1,786 cases were sold. The tobacco harvest in this locality is rapidly drawing to a close. During a ride of nearly fifty miles during the present week through a number of townships very few patches were seen outstanding. Since our last weeks report the weather has been exceptionally favorable to the growers. The nights have been a little cool, it is true, but the days quite warm, with a bright sun shining. In fact, it was just the kind of weather to bring along the late crops, giving the poor a most excellent opportunity to recover themselves at the last hour. There have been no frosts hereabouts, and the late fields will now go into the barns in excellent condition. This dry, hot weather has put an end to the rust and also to the threatened pole rot aud mildew in the sheds. In fact, it has come most opportunely and been the means of doing a vast amount of good. The Tobacco Leaf says, editorially: The market continues strong in tone, yet the total sales show somewhat of a falling off as compared with former weeks. The same preference continues to be shown in a marked degree for Eastern tobacco, yet Pennsylvania and State grades are coming in ior more attention from manufacturers and jobbers. One very large transaction took place in Zimmers Spanish. One thousand cases were sold by one packer to another at advanced figures. Another one was a sale of 800 Housatonie. Several smaller Eastern packings were sold, amounting to about 1,000 cases. Our leading cigar manufacturers continue to hold back. The high prices which are being asked for seedleafhas caused many would-be buyers in and out of town to stop and reflect. With a years supply of Sumatran still oil hand, jobbers cannot see their way clear to obtain from the smaller manufacturers prices which will let them out with a whole skin. The small cigar manufacturers have become wedded to Sumatran to such an extent that it will he a difficult thing to wean them away, even if they must pay more money for their favorite article. Air. L. Harberger, representing the large cigar manufacturing firm of Kerbs, Wertheim & Schiffer, met Alajor AIcKin-ley while on a tour out in Ohio and told him the following concerning the effect of tariff on the cigarmaking industry. He said: The Americans can market a higher grade of domestic cigars than they have ever before been able to do, the craze for foreign-made goods having in a measure subsided, now that consumers are learning that American cigars merit their attention. There is an unprecedented demand for the highest grade of domestic leaf, resulting in au advance in prices of from thirty to forty per cent., which tobacco growers themselves profit by, and there is a greatly augmented demand for cigarmakers and the subordinate class of tobacco manipulators, directly attributable to the new tariff law, which gives a measure of protection to these people. A writer in the Tobacco Leaf, writing from Connecticut, says : The tobacco in this vicinity and about ten miles around here has been sold in the field at from seventeen to twenty-five cents Buyers are taking all risks excepting hail and frost, and as the tobacco is all harvested and has not been troubled by frost and little with hail, you will see the farmer has apparently nothing to lose, provided he delivers his tobacco in proper shape. We wont stop to discuss the term merchantable order just now, but if it is not very near the above mentioned term, there will be some grand ducking done, as the prices paid are too high. There was frost in the tobacco grow ing district of Wisconsin, but the damage was not so great as was at first anticipated, the plants showing themselves able to bear a good deal more freezing than they got credit for. The Wisconsin papers are also discussing the value of the frost signals sent out by the Weather Bureau. It is alleged these are made to cover a large area of territory and, therefore, may not strike the tobacco region at all. All the same, however, when the tobacco farmer sees them, and, apprehending the injury of his crop, he begins to cut and slash in all directions at tobacco which ought to be left ten or fifteen days longer standing in the field. In this way hundreds of acres were cut down during the present season which were en tirely unfit to harvest, and which will entail heavy losses on the growers. We can only say with regard to this, that tobacco which is cut green is to the full as bad as that which has been caught by the frost. Nothing is made by housing it immaturely. The friends of Chas. H. Spitzner, Jr., of Chas. II. Spitzner & Sons, leaf tobacco dealers of New York city, will regret to learn that he was taken suddenly and seriously ill at his residence in New York last Thursday evening. J. S. Gans Son, tobacco broker, of 131 Water street, New York, reports to The New Era the following list of sales made in that market during the past week 800 cases 1890 Penna Havana seed, seconds and Bs llj14 wrappers 25 42 J 4S70 cases. SUMATRAN. There is an improved demand for these goods, caused largely by the high prices demanded for domestic leaf. The sales for the week were 450 cases at from $2.25 to $3.25, with the market firm. THE REAL ESTATE MARKET. A Large N umber of Farms and Other Rural Properties Disposed Ot Rebman & Son, auctioneers, sold for the Northern National Bank of Lancaster the following real estate : No. 1, a farm of 47 acres and 48 perches of land, with improvements, in East Lampeter township, to John Aliller, of West Lampeter township, at $145 per acre; No. 2, a tract ill the same township, containing 10 acres and 78 perches, with improvements, to Reuben Lines, of Alan-heim township, at $4,026. For the heirs of J ohn Sowers, deceased, in Upper Leacock township, a tract of eight acres, with improvements, to Elias Bard, of the same township, for $2,520. For the estate of John Kreider, deceased, No. 1, a farm in West Lampeter township, containing 62 acres and 97 perches, with improvements, to Harry Hoover, at $115 per acre ; No. 2, a tract of land, containing 4 acres and 62 perches, with improvements, in the village of Lampeter, West Lampeter township, to Eliza Kreider, at $5,325; No. 3, a tract of woodland in Providence township, containing 3 acres and 15 perches, to John F. Wiggins, at $71. The property of Christian Essig, at Warwick, was sold to Jacob Bomberger, for $2,500. J. L. Dry sold his dwelling, corner of Alain and Oak streets, Ephrata, at public sale, on Thursday evening, to Alartin Kinports, for $2,400. Auctioneer Summy last Thu rsday sold at public sale for the estate of Henry Staufler, deceased, a tract of land containing forty-two acres and sixty-two perches with improvements, in Rapho township, at $181.05 per acre. Benjamin Nissley purchased it. On Tuesday, for S. S. Stauffer, eight acres of land with improvements, in the village of Sporting Ilill, to Benjamin N. Hershey, for $2 550. On Thursday there were sold at the Springs Hotel, Lititz, by the executors of Christian Dutt, deceased, Wm. Evans, auctioneer, the following properties : A house and lot in Spruce street, to Martin Bollinger, for $1,412 ; a lot near the old brewery building, south of the spring grounds, to Dr. J. C. Brobst, for $300 ; a lot on Broad street to Dr. J. C. Brobst, for $513 ; a lot on Spruce street to Dr. P. J. Roebuck, for $305. Sam Alatt Fridy, auctioneer, sold on Thursday the Hamilton farm, consisting of 130 acres and 58 perches, in Rapho township, belonging to the II. L. Stehman assigned estate, to J. Hoffman Hershey, for $100.05 per acre. At the Franklin House on Thursday the house and lot No. 228 West Walnut street, belonging to the estate of the late Airs. Louisa Alyers, was sold to Airs. Emma Haines for $700, Joel L. Haines auctioneer. The following real estate was sold by Rebman & Son, auctioneers, for the estate of Daniel Lefever : In West Lampeter township, a farm containing seventy-nine acres, with improvements, for $91.25 per acre, to Frank Lefever, of the same township. A farm containing fifty acres 'with improvements, in East Lampeter, for Henry Doner, to Benjamin Groff, for $202 per acre. For the estate of Alichael Beiler, in East Lampeter township, house and lot, to John L. Beiler, for $801. For David Stauffer, a farm containing sixteen acres, with improvements, in Upper Leacock township, sold to Aaron Eby, of the same township, for $6,000. For the estate of Jacob Landis, deceased, in East Lampeter township, No. 1, alarm, containing fifty-four acres, with improvements, sold to Abraham Landis, of Lancaster township, for $175.60 per acre; No. 2, a tract of land, containing twenty-three acres, without improvements, sold to David Buckwalter, Lancaster township, for $176 per acre ; No. 3, a tract of seven acres, in Providence township, without improvements, sold to Air. AViggins at $32 per acre. For the estate of Henry Good, deceased, in Upper Leacock township, a farm containing seventy-five acres, with improvements, to Henry B. Good, of the same township, for $178.25 per acre ; No. 2, a tract of mountain land, containing thirteen acres, to Samuel Sweigart, for $3 per acre. , GOT THE EXTREME PENALTY. home dn a visit, returned to Philadelphia on Tuesday. Aliss Alary B. Hess is at present visiting friends in Lancaster. Air. Elmer Henry moved his family to Columbia. Air. Henry is employed at the stove works. Aliss Annie Garretson, a former school teacher of this place, paid her friends a visit last Sunday. The Green Hill Sunday-school will hold a festival at the Green Hill school house on Saturday evening, September 19. Refreshments of all kinds will be served on the ground. Airs. William Tripple, of Bellefonte, Pa., visited friends in this place. She left on Tuesday. HE CLAIMS TO BE SANE. OLD-TIME METHODISM MANIFEST AT BOEHMS CENTENNIAL. The President and Cashier of the Spring Garden Rank Sentenced to Ten Fears Imprisonment Philadelphia, Sept. 15. Ex-President Francis W. Kennedy and Ex-Cashier Henry H. Kennedy, of the wrecked Spring Garden National Bank, were today sentenced by Judge Butler, in the United States Circuit Court, to ten years imprisonment, each, for crimes committed in connection with the looting of the bank. Religions. Rev. S. Schweitzer, of Ephrata, will have divine services on Sunday at Swamp church at 9:30 a. m. (German); at AInddy Creek church at 2 p.m. (German), and Harvest Home service at Ephrata at 7:30 p. m. (German). East Lancaster Circuit, Church of God, W. H. Dressier, pastor : Sunday-school at Fair View, at 8:30 a. m.; preaching at 10 a. m. Sunday-school at Stone Bethel at 8 :30 a. m. ; preaching at 7 :30 p. m. The Sunday-school at Eden Union church next Sunday will be held at 1:45 p. m. Preaching at 2:15 by C. AV. Huts-ler, of Lancaster. The Reading Syndicate Dissolved. New York, Sept. 17. The official announcement was made that the Reading syndicate, controlling 225,000 shares of stock, had been dissolved by a vote of over two-thirds of its holdings. All the members but one agreed to the dissolution. Safe Harbor Notes. ' Air. Harry Aliller, agent for the Penn sylvania railroad company, is taking his vacation. Aliss Alice Tripple was home from school over last Sunday. Aliss Alice Campbell, who has been The Attendance Very Large, Many Conning Long Distances Distinguished Clergymen Present The Sessions of Unusual Interest. The Alleged Wrongs of Simon G. Groh, of Harrisburg, Formerly of this County. The Philadelphia papers have lengthy despatches from Harrisburg, Friday morning, describing the wrongs of Simon G. Groh, a native of East Donegal township and now a resident of that city, who they allege was declared to be a lunatic by the scheming of his son Samuel, for the purpose of obtaining possession of his share of his fathers estate. The correspondents quote Groh as saying that he has just learned that he had been declared a lunatic by a Dauphin county jury, without any knowledge on -his part of such a proceeding having been entered. He made the discovery when he went to Alarietta to look after his fathers estate, and declares that such a decree must have been obtained by some scheme of his sister and sou who are angry because he married a second time and do not want his wife to gqt any part of the money. He has entered proceedings in the Dauphin county cojurt to have the finding of the jury acijudging him insane set aside and the writ is made returnable on September 28, when testimony will be produced to show that he is not insane. AVhatever the result may be or another jury may decide, the proceedings up to this time have all been regular and according to legal forms, and Simon G. Groh was declared a lunatic. The history of the case is briefly as follows ; Christian Groh, a farmer of East Donegal township, died about ten years ago, leaving a wife Frances Groh and three children, David C. and Simon G. Groh and Airs. Barbara Herr. By his will a dower was left against all his real estate, the interest to be enjoyed by his widow during her life. After his death. Airs. Groh removed to Alarietta. Simon Groh, who was rather a careless fellow and a spendthrift, squandered his shire of his fathers estate as fast as he could, , and finally, two years after his fathers death, ran away to Harrisburg with a woman of questionable character, whom ha now claims to be his wife. Mrs. Groh died about two years ago, and by her will left her property to her three children, Simons third to be held in trust by her executor. The dower interest now came into consideration, and as affairs were complicated, the owners of the property paid the money into the Lancaster County Orphans Court, Simon P. Eby being appointed auditor to distribute it. The amount paid into Court was $7,879.20, of which the. auditor found $3,719.28 due Simon G. Groh. This amount was paid to B. Frank lleistand, of Alarietta, Committee for Groh, appointed by the Dauphin County Court. During all these proceedings, Groh never appeared before the Court or before the auditor to claim his inheritance, which indifference was strange at least if he did not know that he had been declared a lunatic. The lunacy proceedings against Groh in Harrisburg were instituted by Col. D Brainerd Case and Benj. Hiestand, at the request of liis friends, who wished to save what little money he had left for him. Alessrs. Brown & Ilensel, of this city, were enlisted in the case by Col. Case, and the evidence before the jury was such that Groh was declared a lunatic and the committee, B. Frank Hiest-and, appointed. He gave bond in double the sum he received, and Grohs legacy intact is now in his hands. If Groh can show that the lunacy proceedings should be set aside he will receive dollar for dollar. Voganville and Vicinity. Rev. J. Stewart Hartman, who will soon leave this charge, to accept a call at arrisburg, will hold preparatory services here on Sunday afternoon, and the Holy Communion will be administered on Sunday evening in the Union church. There will evidently be a large attend ance. The catechetical class at Bergstrasse is largely attended. Rev. Welder is the offi ciating instructor. Airs. Sarah Rhail is dangerously ill at present. Some of our farmers are sowing wheat. Aline Host W. D. Winters, of the Ephrata House, caught fifty-nine large fish, with hook and line, in the Conestoga. Rev. B. G. Welder will preach in the English language at Bergstrasse on Sunday afternoon. A birthday surprisewas tendered Aliss Ida Frankhouser on Saturday evening. About fifty couples were present on the occasion. Aliss Ida was made the recipient of some handsome and serviceable presents. , Another cigar factory in this village, Air. Wm. W. Ream. Qnite a number attended the Berks comity fair this week. Daniel Seiverling will sell his valuable property, on October 3, in this village. morning. After a few new members were received these officers were elected : President, R. AV. Hufford, D. D. ; Secretary, Rev. E. E. Hay; Treasurer, D. M. Gilbert, D. D. At three oclock on Thursday afternoon a devotional service was held, conducted by Rev. S. G. Shannon, of Philadelphia, prior to which the regular committees were appointed by the President. Rev. Air. Shannon delivered a very able and instructive sermon on church extension on Thursday night. Reception to Dr. Brooks. A congratulatory tea and reception has been tendered Dr. Edward Brooks, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Philadelphia, by the Alillersville Normal Girls in St. Georges Hall, Philadelphia, on September 25, from 4 to 7 p. m. The committee of arrangements consists of Mrs. Sara L. Oberholtzer, Airs. Emily F. Seal, Airs. Rachel II. Shoemaker, Aliss Elizabeth Lloyd, Aliss Anna Lyle, Aliss Sarah II. Gilbert, Airs. Rachel II. Hayes, Aliss Laura V. Whitcomb, Aliss Alarganet S. Davis. Aliss Cynthia L. Baer is down on the programme for a song. Airs. Oberholtzer for a poem, and Dr. Lillian Welsh, Aliss Anna Lyle and others for five-minute speeches. A large number of residents of this vicinity are expected to participate in the banquet and guests will be present from all parts of the State. Contract Awarded. The County Commissioners on Thurs day afternoon awarded the contract for erecting the bridge over the Pequea at John J. Goods, to Captain Elias AIcAIel-len, for $1,897. Ex-Governor St. John at Christiana. Ex-Governor John P. St. John, of Kansas, will speak at the Alasonic Hall, Christiana, on Wednesday evening, September 23- The centennial celebration of Boehms church began Wednesday morning with a service at 10 oclock, at which there were present Rev. J. G. Wilson, of Avondale, and Rev. Wm. Alajor, of Bethlehem, and the pastor, Rev. C. S. Alervine. Rev. Wm. Alajor preached from John 14: 22, to an audience of many old friends. Among these were Emanuel Stetter, who was led from a life of sin to that of righteousness by the preacher of the morning when, in 1857, he was pastor of the Safe Harbor Circuit, of which Boehms was a part. It was during the pastorate of Rev. Wm. Alajor that there was an extended revival on the circuit and Boehms was made to share in this work. Rev. Amthor preached at 3 p. m. His text was 2 Corinthians 5 : 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen, etc. The sermon was preceded by a short song service, led by Air. Wilson, Airs. Wilson presiding at the organ. The sermon was full of warmth. Alany were the warm greetings given him by his former people of Boehms. The meetings are characterized by old-fashioned Alethodist feeling. Every one shakes hands with the'other without any formal introduction. The evening service was in charge of Rev. Perkenpine. Ilis text was John 3 : 16 For God so loved the world. The sermon was followed by a short exhortation by Rev. Alervine. The appeal was earnest to the assembled congregation. Thursdays Services The sermon at 10 a. m. Thursday was preached by Rev. C. Langley, of New London, Chester county, Pa. Text : Ezekiel 28 : 8, 9. Two short addresses followed the morning sermon by Rev. Longenacre, of Bird-in-IIand and Rev. Wm. Alajor, the latter speaking of the class formed at the close of a great revival during his pastorate. Some of its members were present, though about thirty-five years have passed. He spoke feelingly of his associations with the church, and, as he expected to leave for his home during the day, he made it his farewell talk. Though bidding good-by here, he asked all to meet him where partings are never known. AU in the house stood as recognized candidates for heaven. The meeting closed with much feeling. At three p. m. the congregation assembled in promptness. The usual fifteen minutes of song preceded the regular preaching service. The opening hymns were announced by Rev. C. F. Turner, of Philadelphia, Dr. Swindells the preacher of the afternoon, not having arrived, but before the close of the second hymn the doctor came. Alany glad faces greeted their old presiding elder. After a few introductory remarks the text was announced, John 17 : 22 The glory which thou gavest me I have given them. The sermon was such as one is accustomed to hear from the Doctor, clear and full of power. The Young Peoples meeting at 7 p. m. was of intense interest. It was in charge of Bro. Wilson.. It began with a short song service, in which all joined heartily. A testimony meeting followed, and many were the clear, ringing expressions of the people, both young and old. Air. W. II. Smith preached in the evening from Galations 6:10 As we have opportunity let us do good, etc. He spokh of doing good and of the opportunities of doing good. He made that service an opportunity for every Christian present. The revival meeting followed the sermon. One penitent was found at the altar for prayer. The meeting continued to a late hour. The people come from all directions. Even at the early hour of 8 a. m. carriages could be seen coming for the morning service. The accommodations for those coming any distance are very good, the boarding tent being commodious and well supplied with good things, and lodging tents are in readiness for any one desiring to stay. Among other arrivals are the following : B. S. Kendig, wife and daughter, Hon. A Herr Smith, Henry Bechtold and daughter, of Lancaster " Air. and Airs. Aston, New Providence ; Air. Stively, Wesley; Mrs. Hess, Quarryville. Alinisters present Thursday were : J. G. Wilson, Wm. Alajor, A. J. Amthor, J. W. Perkenpine, C. C. Clark, Andrew Longenacre, Daniel Rineer, - C. W. Langley, C. F. Turner, Wm. Swindells. D. D., T. B. Neely, D. D., LL. D., Wi H. Smith, F. G. Coxson, L. AI. Jlobbs. On Thursday a picture of Bishop Anbury, brought from Strasburg, was hung on the wall immediately haclT of the pulpit. It is now the property of Mrs. Atmoor, of Strasburg. Preaching services to-morrow at 10:30 by Rev. F. G. Coxson ; at 3 p. m. by Rev. Geo. L. Schaeffer ; at 7 p. m. by Rev. J. B. AIcCullough, D. D. - Fridays Services. Services Friday morning were opened by a service of song. After prayer by Rev. C. Lee Gaul Lancaster, Mr. F. G. Coxson, of Fern-wood, Pa., preached from Genesis 16:23 Thou God seest me. Ilis sermon was strong and full of instruction. Rev. G. L. Schaeffer preached at 3 p. m. and Rev. J. B. AIcCullough, D. D., at 7 p. m. The arrivals were Airs. Al. R. Aloore, Philadelphia ; Aliss AI. A. Crawford, New Providence ; S. AI. Alyers, Airs. Dr. J. S J. AIcConnell, Airs. W. AY. Hollinger, Lancaster ; Aliss Eliza Stafford, Wesley ; Air. llubertis, Air. Rorer, Strasburg ;- Air. Isaao Phenegar, Aliss Eva Phenegar,Stras burg. The restaurant is being well patronized, especially by the young men, in the evening. The neighboring people as they leave in the evening take with them melons, ice cream, etc., to their homes and eujoy an hour social around the table talk. One man. Air. C., purchased the largest melon of the season. We think he expected to have enough for two meals, but from his great hospitality in inviting friends there was but little left. No Sense in Making a Change. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Judge Bucher has a clear track for re-election in the judicial district composed of Union, Aliftiin and Snyder counties. The Republican committee of Union county has accepted the resignation of Air. Elder, the Republican candidate, and has refused to suggest another candidate. it would be useless to nominate any one after this, and Bucher will be reelected. The Inquirer has always held that tlie further the bench is removed from political strife the better, and that politics should not be taken into consideration when it comes to re-electing a reputable and intelligent Judge. Such a man is Judge Bucher. It was doubtless the fear of defeat that led Air. Elder to withdraw, and we put little confidence in the stories of factional discord which threatened him. Air. Culbertson, of Alifllin county, among others, has been charged with conniving at the defeat of Elder, but this is too foolish to bo received with credulity. The district has large Republican majority, and if Air. Elder were wanted the opposition of a few men would prove unavailing. The truth seems to be that Air. Elder became convinced that Bucher had the call upon the district, and he did not care to undertake a contest which at best must be decidedly doubtlul. It was a very sensible conclusion to arrive at, and there the matter should end. Judge Bucher may be a cute politician, but his conduct upon the bench has been impartial. That is the main thing to be desired in a J udge. He seems to have satisfied the people of his district, and he will be re-elected, because the sentiment of the people everywhere is to maintain a reputable Judge upon the bench. There is no sense making a change just for the sake of a change. Most Brutally Murdered. Near Wilkes-Barre, on Thursday, Joseph Shipple, an unmarried man, about twenty-three years old, was on bis way home from his work, when he was met by four young men, who asked him to treat them to liquor. This he refused to do, when he was pounced upon by the young ruffians, who had beat and stoned him, with the result that he fell unconscious to the ground. He was carried to his boarding house near by. He had several bad wounds on his head, the skull being fractured. Shippel lingered along in an unconscious condition for a few hours and then died. In the meantime, the young men who assaulted him bad escaped. The murdered man is said to have been of a peaceful and inoffensive disposition, and the only cause given for the crime is the fact thatv he refused to treat when asked to do so. The Lutheran Synod at Middletown. The East Pennsylvania Lutheran Synod began its fiftieth annual convention in St. Peters Lutheran church at Aliddletown, Wednesday evening. About 150 irtinis- ters and delegates are present. Rev. W1 H. Dunbar, of Lebanon, the retiring president, preached the annual sermon The first meeting was held on Thursday PREPARING FOR 1892. Fatally Shot by Highwaymen. S.Galivotti, Superintendent of the Derbes Drift Aline, was murdered by highwaymen Thursday morning . while driving to Nevada, California, with $5,000 in gold bars from the mine. Galivotti and J. D. Ostrom were together in two-horse wagon ascending a river grade when they were fired upon from - the bank above and Gal-livotti was killed. A second shot was fired, which entered the neck of one of the horses, but Ostrom, holding the dead and bleeding body of his companion, whipped the team beyond the reach of the robbers. He left the body at a hotel on the route, hid the bullion in the bush, and rode to Nevada to notify the officers. Armed men were sent in pursuit of the muaderers. ' , NEXT YEARS NATIONAL CONVENTION. The Republican National Committee to be Called Together in November to Fix tbe Date for the Convention, Which Will Be Held In May. Washington, Sept. 17. Air. AL II. De Young, editor of the San Francisco Chronicle and a member of the National Republican Executive Committee, arrived here last night from New York, in company with General Clarkson. To a Post reporter Air. De Young said : The Executive Committee will shortly call a meeting of tho National Committee which w ill determine the time and place of holding,our National Convention. Tho convention will be held within six months of tho meeting of the National Committee, so as to avoid the extremo summer heat that worried us so badly at Chicago last time. Tho Committee will doubtless convene here in November, and so the Convention will take placo some time during tbe month of Alay, 1892. Air. DeYoung, in speaking of tho claims of his State to recognition, said that California would insist upon being represented in the next Cabinet. The Vick 9eecl Company Falls. The Flour City Bank of Rochester, N. Y., has levied on the property of the James Vick (seedsmen) corporation on a chattle mortgage for $85,000 held as collateral security. An application for a receiver will be made and the corporation will be dissolved. The liabilities will amount to .between $175,000 and $200,000, and the assets, if an advantageous sale of the valuable real estate owned by the firm is made, will bo more than sufficient to cover the liabilities. James Vick will continue the business on a smaller scale under his own name. The concern has been in embarrassed circumstances for years, but has managed to tide over emergencies until the present crisis. Victims of the Floods in Spian. The number of people who perished in the floods in the province of Toledo is now placed at 2,300, and the number of lives lost in other localities at 500. In addition many were injured. The destruction of grape, olive and maize crops iu the flooded district is, in itself, a serious, evil, coming, as it does, in addition to bad harvests in most of the provinces and the complete failure in Aragon and a portion of Catalonia, where the distress in the rural districts is in. tense. It is estimated that the total loss from the floods, including the destruction of crops, damage to property, the railways loss of traffic, etc., will amount to little short of $5,000,000. An Important Discovery. Alvin Dings, electrician of the great Allis Works, at Alihvaukee, Wis., has just perfected a method by which it is said that iron can be melted by electricity at half the cost and in half the time required by the present process. By the new method the iron is secured in a condition much nearer pure than in the old way This is the process: Electrical connections are made to the cupola in which the iron to be melted is placed. Then a strong current of electricity is sent through the iron forming arcs at each electrode. This produces an intense heat, which melts the iron rapidly. Every Soul On Board Drowned. The mystery surrounding the fate of the schooner Pannonia, so long over due at San Francisco, from the Alarshal Islands has been cleared up. The vessel sailed for San Francisco on Alay 1 laden with a general cargo, and, in addition to a crew of seven, had on board Captain Lovedales wife and three children. It is also said that several missionaries had taken passage on the Pannonia to come to San Francisco. The schooner was wrecked on a reef to the northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, and every soul "u board was drowned. Very Warm Weather Out West. Washington, Sept. 18. Tho Weather Bureau furnishes the following spocial bulletin to the press : The weather report lrom Dakota, Alinnesota, Wisconsin, Alichigan, Northern Illinois and Northeastern Iowa show the occurrence in those States during tho past two days of the highest temperaturo for the season of which the bureau has record. The temperaturo this morning is from ten degrees to twenty degrees above tho normal throughout the central valleys and Lake regions. This warm wave will probably coutinuo during Friday and Saturday in tho States on tho Atlantic coast. Tho clear weather aud high temperature in the corn region lias been most favorable for tlie ripening of corn and it is probablo that at tho close of this week at least eight-tenths of the corn crop will bo safe from injury from frost. IIow Mrs. Fair Divides Her Millions. San Francisco, Sept. 18. Tho will of the late Airs. Jas. G. Fair was read yesterday. Airs. Herman Oolrichs, her daughter, who is now twenty-two, and Aliss Virginia, now sixteen, each received $1,-500,000, to be paid to them upon attaining the age of twenty-five. Until that time they are to receive an allowance of $2,500 per month. James G., Jr., now 28, receives $500,000, which will be paid over when he is thirty-five. Charles, now 24, will receive a similar amount when he is thirty. Aleanwhile each will receive $500 a month. The residue of the estate is bequeathed to the girls in equal shares. No Strike in tke Window Glass Trade. Pittshitrg, Sept. 18. Tlie threatened strike of the window glass workers of the ' country has been averted and a general resumption of the factories will take place October first. A conference of the manufacturers and workmen was held at which the differences were fixed up. By tho agreement the men will work at the old wages for the ensuing year, the manufacturers withdrawing their proposed ten per cent, reduction and workmen tlieir demand for five per cent, advance in the wages of gatherers. The resumption will give employment to ten thousand men and toys. A Treasurer Short Many Thousands . Kingston, N. Y., Sept. 18. The trustees of the Ulster County Savings Institution last -night removed James E. Ostrander from the office of Treasurer, finding that he had misappropriated from $60,000 to $90,000. The misappropriation will not embarrass the bank. Air. Ostrander is under arrest at his house and it is said the matter will be adjusted by bis turning over real estate sufficient to cover the amount. IIo has been Treasurer of the institution for over twenty-five years. Arrested for Sashing Mr Porter Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sept. 18. A. Branley, a farmer, has been bound over for violating tho Census laws. Branley has a mortgaged farm, and when he received a blank from the Census Department, inquiring for particulars, he wrote Air. lorter, requesting him to attend to his own affairs. Branieys letter was forwarded to the Federal authorities and his arrest followed. Fatal Railroad "Wreck in Delaware Wilmington, Sept. 18. A collision occurred early this morning near Newport, on the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore railroad, between two freight trains. Engineer Henry Brocks, of Baltimore, jumped and was caught under the cars and scalded to death. Several other of the trainbands were injured, none beriously. Fifteen cars were wrecked. Miners Striking for an Increahe. Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 18 Three hundred coal miners employed in the Home coal mines arc idle because operators will not grant an increase of wages from four to four and a half cents per bushel. Tho operators say they are getting no more for coal than during tho summer and cannot afford to pay the increase. A Denver Murderer to Hang DENVEK,Sept. 18. The Supreme Court has refused to grant W. II. Davis a supersedeas and he will be hanged between this and Sunday morning, unless the Governor interferes, which is nob likely. Davis, while druuk in Pueblo, last January, murdered his mother. Miiiifcter Kuan Defended Washington, Sept. 18. Admiral AIc-Cann, who commanded the United States squadron in Chilean waters, in a long in-, terview, published this morning, defends Alinister Egan against the charges of incapacity and inaction, aud says that he did everything that a representative of this country should have done. Lands Thrown Open to Settlement. Washington, Sept. 18. The President has signed the proclamation opening to settlement and homestead entry the newly-ceded lands of the Sac and Fox, Kiowa and Pottowattomie Indians, in the Eastern part of Oklahoma. These lands may be entered upon next Tuesday. Holland Will Accept the Invitation. Chicago, Sept. 18. Advices have been received at the World Fairs headquarters from tbe State Department at Washington, that Holland will probably accept the invitation to participate in tho ex- position. ' n

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