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THE BELLS OF LIBERTY.
MOBBING OUT ONE HUNDRED TEARS
HAIL TO THE DAY SUBLIME
THE EVE OF ANOTHER CENTURY
A NATION'S, ONE HOHDEEDTH BIET2UAY
-THE BIRTHDAY OF FREEDOM
HGEiS OP THE OLD OBAC&ED BELL
CKjiXRAL OBSERVANCE OP THE D1T
ROYAL WELCOME OF THE NEW CENTUHY
GEAHD PARADE IN PHILADELPHIA
ASSEMBLY OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
CBNTENMIAI. IN THE DISTHICT
THE BUSWE6S SUSPENDED AND FLAGS FLYING
.Arrangements fcr Celebrating the Day
BY MRS. H. N. RALSTON.
Marching down the solemn ages eomss a pilgrim
Crumbling thrones and mouldering shrines mirk
his lordly way.
Pause, pause, O monarch pilgrim ! a wondering
world survej ;
Ita load acclaim exultant swells with Freedom's
The wandering echoes bear Its strains amid re
As mighty beat of thine, O Time, throbs oat One
Day of Days! no radiance cast
In the cycles of the Past,
Like to thine iu round sublime
Oilds the dial plate orTime.
Brushing off the du't or A go.
Forms awake from Illnory's page.
Marshaled lorth in full review,
Error battles with the True.
Power and Pride again prevail.
And the hosts of Faith assail.
Till o'er all the conflict's strife
Sound the words, with Wisdom rife:
44 Hence. O valiant band, away.
Kindred, home, thy flight would stay.
See! across yoo trackless miln
Home Khali smile for thee again.
Earth her full abundance yield.
At the stroke thine arm shall wield.
Guided by an unseen hand
Thou shall claim a nobler land;
See! the Oiling sails are set.
Wherefore, Christian, linger yet;
Such the teachings pondered o'er.
Taught by priest of siered lore.
Each to action strongly willed.
Each by holiest impulse thrilled.
Cross the wild, eagulflog sea,
Bravely daring to oe free!
So the hearthstone's ruddy light
Pierces winter's dreary night.
So the san of summer warms.
So Its glowing beauty eharms.
So the Ifine In quiet rest
Seek the shade they love the best.
So the maiden gaily sings
As her thread she constant swings;
Peace the savage haunt beguiles,
Arts advance and labor smiles.
Yet would stern Oppression's band
Summon foes from Albion's strand.
Wake! the thundering echoes bear;
Freemen, wake ! the toe is near;
To the deadly onset fly.
Beady each to do or die.
Hurrying on their blood-stained way.
Heroes hasten to the fray.
Honor, lofty and high souled.
Virtue cast lu sternest mold;
Cuurage, foremost In the fight.
Champions all of human right:
Freedom's vanguard pressing on
With the crown of victory won.
Plant their sacred banner high
In the air of liberty.
Thns did Freedom's temple rise
Klch in gifts of sacrifice;
Thus Its fair proportions grew
Wondrous for a world to view.
Still upon Columbia's breast
Do Its massive arches rest;
Glorious unto topmost stone.
Spanning near and distant zone.
From the North Its girders came.
Thro' all tests their strength the Sim;,
In the glow ef Southern skies
Finn Its shapely columns rise.
Finer wr.nght from Century's gain,
Lottlar heights their shafts attain.
Fashioned fair their statues cast.
Shadows .fthe mighty Past.
At Its Eastern portal wa'ts,
(Laurel-crowned of sister States,)
Guardian group, whose earnest eye
Saw. and balled thro' dreadful fray.
Freedom's Independence Day.
Beauteous In the distant West
Shines Nevada's silver crest;
And yet one of perfect mold.
In whose veins run gleaming gold.
At whose feet Pacific's sea
Throbs its endless mystery
California, matchless one,
'Neath the circuit ofthe sun!
Younger sisters, the&a who wait
At Its Western, Golden Gate.
Freedom's sun forever shine
On this temple so divine;
Let its open gateways blaze
In the splendor of thy rays.
Lightnings Sash the burning thought.
By an unseen Mentor taught.
Far, yea. far as sea from sea,
'Neath its starlit canopy.
O'er the highways nations tread
Be thy rich effulgence shed;
Open Error's darksome maze
unto Truth's revealing gaze;
Pierce the blindness ot Deceit,
Till as brothers all men meet;
Till the vaulted sky shall be
Boundless dome of liberty!
Washisgtox, D. C, July 4, 1878.
Flocking to Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, July 3. Strangers have been
flocking to this city during the entire day and
evening, the railroad trains carrying treble their
usual number of passengers. All of the princi
pal thoroughfares of the city have been crowded
with strangers. Independence Hall has been the
centre of attraction, and the crowd there has
been so great that It has been almost Impossible
for visitors to view with any satisfaction the Rev
, olutlonary relics preserved therein. The Cen
tennial parade of the Grand Army of the Repub.
He. which took place this morning, was one of the
most Imposing demonstrations witnessed here for
Gov. Hayes visited the grounds this afternoon,
and was given a reception at the Ohio State
buildings, which was large'y attended, many
prominent persons fro m Ohio and other States
ft. A. R. TARADE.
Philadelphia, July 3. The Centennial pa
; rade of the Grand Army of the Republic took
place this morning, not less than 5.0J0 being In
line. Detachments from the New England
States, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Vir
gfnia and other Southern States participated.
The cityls handsomely decorated in holiday garb,
and the streets are crowded with strangers.
OBABD CIVIC AND IKDrSTRIAL PARADE IS PHIL
PHiLADiLpniA.July 3. The celebration of the
anniversary of American Independence was In.
augurated to-night with a grand torchlight pro
cession of civic and Industrial societies. Long
before dark great cowds or people gathered on
Broad street, from Christian street to Columbia
Avenue, a distance of several miles, to view the
great torchlight procession arranged to celebrato
the completion of a century and welcome the ad.
vent of a new century In the history of the Re
public. It Is probable that
HALP MILLION FERS02TS
were on Broad street to-night witnessing the mag
nificent spectacle. The entire route of the pro
cession was brilliantly Illuminated, and the dls
p:ay of flags anJ banners were very general and
magnificent, and what added greatly to the eflect
were the Illuminated and festooned triumphal
Arches which have not been used In public demon
ratlons In this city since the reception of the
Slarquls DeLafayette In 182. Especially splendid
wire tie Illuminations at the Union League
bouse, the sew Masonic Temple,La Pierre house.
Tt, (leorge notei, uucuuac uaraen, Acaaemy oi
Fine Arts, Broadway hall and many residences
Worth Broad street. At manr of the Dlaces
especial displays of fiieworks were made, and
added neatly to tbe effect. Along Chestnut
street there were a number of triumphal arches,
and all the hotels, theatres and most of the lirge
Con 8 were lighted up and contained many hand
some patriotic designs.
Although the parade was almost a spontaneous
throwing together ot a vast number of men, there
WIS bat little time lost in the formation or the
line. The riroeestion was arranged la
TODS ORAJTD DIVISIONS,
jch with martial aid alds. The lint was
headed by Greneral Collins and his aids mounted, I
wun a p'cfUBKin or torches arouna auu uum
them. Then followed the northeast division,
under Mmmind of Mr. Isaac A. Sbeppard.
Tb setae from the Masonic Temple and Broad
an". Filbert streets at 10 o'clock, when the men
were countermarching, was grand bcyontt de
scription. As far as eye could reach the grand
avenue was crowded with the countermarching
men bearing myriads of torches.
Tti nmvuinn wax fnnftlderabtV dclaTed. and
It -was not until after midnight that tao head o. I
the line reached
Here the men helped to swell the sea of human
ity, and artificial light aggregated within tbe
grand old hall.
The entire vicinage was as bright as day, and
amidst burst of pyrotechnics the new liberty bell
pealed forth In joyous tones, but soon all was
drowned In the noi6e or thousands of lusty cheers,
the salutes or artillery and the huzzas that arose
from every point of the compass were perfectly
deafening. The ceremony at this point consisted
of the performance of national airs by a grand
chorus or six hundred voices, under the direction
of Prof. Wm. Wolslener, assisted by Beck's band.
The performances of the band and the grand
chorus were scarcely audible at times until the
chorus America was started. In tbe last verse of
which the vast audience joined, and the effect
was very grand. There were many Incidents or
the most Interesting and patriotic character as
tbe Fourth was ushered In.
There was a fine display or fireworks In rront or
the post office. The arch across Chestnut street,
between the Girardand Continental hotels, was
brilliantly Illuminated, and al:o that across
Broad street opposite the Union League house.
Tne excitement in town to-nigm is inicmc, u
ba s net er before been equaled. Every prominent
tboruugbfare Is crowded with people, and the
streets along which the procession passed were
dense masses of humanity.
THE PRESIDENTIAL I.OMINEES.
In this were the Americus club, escorting
Governor Tllden, or New York, and the David II.
Lane club, of the Twentieth ward, escorting
Governor Hayes, of Ohio.
Competent judges estimate tbe number of per
rons on parade at over 10,000. This Included tbe
Improved Order or Red Men, In fall regalia,
about thirty tribes; the oldest social club In the
world, the "State in Schuylkill." escorting Gov.
Hartranft and Mayor Stokely; the Caledonian
Club, about one hundred men in tull Highland
costume, escorting the Brltlh Centennial Com
mission, and the employees of DIsston St Sons,
escorting Dom Pedro. Prince Oscar, of Sweden,
and Count Rocbambeau also had industrial es
corts, and tho former was accompanied by a num
of his fellow-cadets and the officers and men of
tbe Swedish raen-or-war now In port
It was 9 o'clock before the vast parade could be
got to move In the order set rortb, and then.amid
a. arand series of Dvralcchnlcal disnlavs. the pro
cession moved out Broad street. Some ol the
special features of the parade and all of the dis
tinguished guests were vociferously applauded,
but the best order was preserved.
FROU THE CRADLE OP CONFEDERACY.
Moktoomerv, Ala., July 3. The Fourth will
be celebrated In grand style In this city by a
national salute, oration, military narade and fire
works at night. The mayor of the city sends the
To Gen. Ilawley, Pretidtnl Centennial Commit
Sir: The eople or Montgomcrv, tbe blrth-
filace or the Conrederate Government, through
IS City Council, extend cordial and fraternal
greeting to all the people of the United States,
with the earnest praer for the perpetuation of
concord and brotherly feeling throughout our
land. M. L. Moats, Mayor.
Richmond. Va., July 4, 12J0 a. m. The cele
bration of the Fourth was commenced at mid
night bv the firing or guns at five diUerent points
in and about tbe city by tbe Richmond howitzer
CELEBRATION IN BROOKLYN.
New York, July 3. The ushering In or tbe
nation's Centennial birthday came on In Brook
lyn to-night, and was in every way a success. The
Stars and Stripes are floating oicr the city to an
unprecedented extent, and a spirit or enthusiasm
ana patriotism prevailed everywhere. The city
was Illuminated from one section to the other,
more especially along the line ot march or the
procession. Various streets through whtch tbe
procession passed were lined with people, who
loudly cheered tbe pageant, and ladles waved
handkerchiefs and flags in salutation.
The procession marched to Fort Green, where a
crowd probably numbering 75,ooo people had
assembled to witness the exercises. A stand was
erected at the mausoleum, where the bones oftho
prisoners of the priBon-ship martyrs are resting,
and tbe large parade-ground In front was crowded
with citizens. Seats were arranged for the digni
taries of the city about tbe stand. After "Hall
Columbia" was given by the band.and an original
hymn sung by 03 members of the Centennial
Union. Mayor Scbroeder made a few introductory
remark, and General Isaacs. Catlen delivered
Alderman Francis B. Fisher read a memorial
relating to prlson-shlp martyrs. "Hail Allan,
tics," composed by Ernest Losche.was then sung
by tbe Centennial Union. A flag was then run
mi, and the people sung "The Star Spangled
Banner." Afterwards there was a grand display
or fireworks. The ceremonies were wound up by
a salute or ICO guns, and incst of tbe people retired
to their homes. Tbe City Hall, court-bouse and
other public buildings were elaborately decorated
and Illuminated, and attracted a great deal or
J The centennial anniversary was celebrated In
ersey City to-night by an imposing torchlight
f recession or Knights Templar, Grand Army or
he Republic, Knights or Washington, Order or
American Mechanics and various other societies
and the citizens generally. At midnight the
American flag was raised on the Liberty pole In
Washington square by Mayor Seldler, and was
saluted by the firing or thirty-eight guns. "The
Star Spangled Banner" and other patriotic songs
were sung, the church and public bells rung and
tbe steam whistles at the railroad depots and
factories were blown. There was a magnificent
display or breworks. The dwellings throughout
the city were generally illuminated.
Scrakton, Pa., July 3. The Centennial iubl.
Ire was ushered lu here at midnight by the music
or the steam whltles at all the works, the tiring
or cannon and the ringing or tho church bells.
Tbe ci v Is gaily decorated, and the streets are
thronged with enthusiastic crowds.
IN NEW ORK CITY.
New York. July 3. Se enil fires, with one ex
ception involving small loss, were occasioned here
yesterday by the discharge or crackers and lire
works. To-day is almost wholly given up to prepara
tions for the paradeffto-nigut and festivities to
morrow. The display of flags, festoon, mottoes
and pictures of the Father ol his Country rrom
both public and private houses Is becoming Im.
mense, all seeming to do tbeir utmost to make
fitting display In honor or the Centennial Fourth.
New York, July 3. The most vivid description
would only convey a poor Idea or the picturesque
and Imposing apjiearance presented by Union
square Irom 9 o'clock until fur into the first morn
ing or the scemd century or American Indepen
dence. The whole scene was one or unparalleled
beauty, and will long be remembered by those
fortunate enough to have witnessed it. Nothing
could be grander, more Imposing or soul-stirring,
particularly so when tbe advance guard-or tbe
monster procession marched Into tho bquare by
the way of the plaza.
Great buildlcgs surrounding the square shook
with deafening cheers which rang out from at
least filly thousand throats. Every build
ing around Union square was appropriately illu
minated. About 9 o'clock the square was cleaned
out by the jxilice, Seventv.firbt regiment and
parkioIIce. It took the united efforts of all com.
bfned to keep back the surging masses of human
beings rrom lines laid down. Broad
way and Fourth aienue was packed, and
Fourteenth street was altogether 1m
passable. Many and variegated lanterns
splendid devices In gasjets and other Ulumina
tions formed a scene or Oriental magnificence rrom
the grand stand on the plaza. Festoons or lan
terns or every color Imaginable were streamed
across tbe platform provided for the singers.
romtree to tree strings or countless lanterns
were susiended, and even the lamps In the square
were also painted In various colors. The depart
ment of parks had handsome devices In front of
their offices, being an eaglo and dove In gas Jets,
with the word "Libert" above and the dates
"lo" and "lSTd" underneath, tbe whole sur
rounded by lamps or red, white and blue.
The statues or Vashlngton and Lincoln were
handsomely decorated, and calcium lights plajed
on tbe forms or the founder and savior ol his
country. As the hour advanced tbe crowd In
creased, and women and children fainted, and
were with difficulty cirrled out ofthi throng. It
was almost an hour after the start oi the proces
sion before Its bead entered the square and took
up positions assigned to ditttrcnt portions.
The members of the Sxngerbund got on the
Idatform to the number or 1,000, while many
lands that took part in the procession assemblod
on tbe plaza, between tbe grand stand and the
Ihe mayor, members of the Common Council
and heads or various departments of the city
gut eminent occupied the grand stand. As soon
as the vast concourse or people got settled the
singing societies struck up "The Star Spangled
Banner," "My Country, 'TIS orThee," and many
other martial and patriotic airs. The band num
bered over three hundred persons, and played
several elections, while fireworks were cent off
from the roofs ot all tbe houses. Mayor Wick
ham had already arrived on the platform, and
above him floated a snowy-white flag, bearing
tbe arms or the Empire City.
Before the actual procession came In view, a
crowd of boys marched along, as If a part of the
procession, tooting on bone, and most of tTie
spectators took tnem for the advance guard.
About 2S.C00 people were In tho square when the
head of the parade, consisting or youths with red
shirts and glaring torches, emerged rrom Fifth
avenue. Shouts rent tbe air, ana the people on
the stand, most or them ladles, clapjied their
hands and waved handkercblels. After a terri
ble rash and crush way was made for the proces
sion, and tbe Continentals came along with
? learning bayonets and white plumes, marching
n splendid style.
After them, colored regiment, Skldmores, and
tbe solid ranks or the Ninth regiment and other
corps. Aa the clock struck 12 the lower portion
0 the city was given op to most uproarious hilarity
imaginable. Tbe streets are still (1 p. m.)
crowded with people.
THE CENTEXSIALAT ST. LOUIS.
St. Loris, July '-The Germans inaugurated
the celebration or tbe Centennial birthday or the
nation to-night by an Immense torchlight proces
sion, consisting of all the German singing and
dvie societies or the city andol East St. Louis,
when-spet ches wt-e m.e by Gen. Fe'iaiE, in
English, and CoL Fred, Weeker, in German. Tbe
former inauejio allauun to polltlsal aiuirs.
THE CEKTEHH1AL XX THE DI1TBICT.
Pre;aratiomlor the Fourth Deearatiom and
In yesterday's National Reptblican a fall
account was given of tbe proposed centennial ex
crciiej that win take place is tbU District, to far
ai was known. There being no general demon
stration mapped out by those In authority, which
Is to be legretted, Ihe entire observance or the
day rests with a row associations and private Jndl
Tlduals, to whom credit is due Tor the courso pnr
saed. In addition to the other attractions, tho
District Rifle Clab will make a public appear
ance. They have had the Iron battery completed
and placed behind the flve-huudred-yard target
on the Bcnnlng's race track, and to-day a portion
or the club will open the range with practice at
five hundred yards. This will not not be a ml
meeting, as some ot tbe members are absent lroro.
the city. The club has been very rortunate la
securing the admirable grounds on the Bcnnlng
track fir tho various ranges five hundred, elgh
hundred aDd one thousand yards. The granl
stand, lrom which tbe riflemen will shoot, wll
furnisb ample seat room In the ehade for all who
PICNICS AND EXCCRSIONS.
Asthedeslre to leave the city is universal on
this day. It was to be expected that many attrac
tions by land and water weuld be ottered as In
ducements for thoBe disposed to make a journey.
Many presume that tho river will be the coolest
place In this heated weather, and It Is expected
that all excursion parties will be well attended.
With this knowledge before him, the genial Capt.
Frank Holllngshead, a double commander for the
day, will run tbe steamers Arrow and Mary
Washington to Mount Vernon, making three
trips, leaving Seventh street wharf at 9 and 10 a.
m. and 2:30p. m., returning to the city at 4 and 8
p. ro., giving parties an opportunity or spending
a wkoie day at this beautiful spot.
Tbe Mattano, with her popular Capt. W. II.
Byles, will make two trips to Glymonu starting
from Sixth street wharf at 9 a. m. and 4:3) p. m.
Thero will be music and dancing, which is a
strong Inducement for the attendance of the
It is anticipated that the above popular resort
will be much sought after to-day, and Capt. John
R. Wood, or the steamer J. W. Thompson, will
make three trips to this point. Capt. wood Is a
popular steamboat officer and bis craft a favorite
on tbe river.
Those, desiring to have a more extended ride
can go to Quantlco, a distance or forty miles down
tbe river, on the steamer Kcyport, and return.
tbe Alexandria ferry-boats running regular, and
by which a cool and pleasant ride can be secured.
The picnics are numerous, and will have their
quota of friends In attendance. There will be one
at Analostan islada.
There will be a festival by the Washington
Schuctzcn Vereln at tbeir park on the Seventh-
street roaa to uay. i-rize oowiing, a concert,
dancing. Illuminations, &.c, are on tbe pro
gramme. There will be an Immense picnic of the colored
people at Seabrook, on the Baltimore and Poto
mac railroad, for which an excursion train will
leave Sixth and H streets at 10.30 o'clock, and
there will be trains almost hourly during tbe
For tbe benefit ot St. Augustine's church there
will be a picnic in tbe White lot, south or the
Tbe Union Lodge, No. 22, Knights or Pythias,
will give a Centennial picnic at Beyer's Seventh
As we'predlcted In yesterday's Republican, the
decorations or houses, stores, and other buildings
would be more general yesterday, and the rosalt
speaks well for the patriotism of the citizens of
tLls community. In addition to those already
mentioned the following persons have decorated
tbeir places or business or Institutions with which
they are connected: W. M. Gait Bro. t Co.. Star
bnlldlng, Wlllett St Ruoft, Drew & Glbbs, W. G
Metzcrott &. Co., St. James Hotel, Eutaw House,
II. I. Gregory, lsadore Saks, Alexander Gard.
ner, Wm. M. Ormo, Morgan's, The Republican
building. Wash. IS. Williams, II. O. Towles, John
Schwartz, John Baler, Northern Liberty market
bouse, Mades' hotel, Gllllngham's photograph
fallery, W. H. Ottman's, National Union Fire
nsuruncc Company, the railroad tleket offices,
police headquarters, the different police precinct
station-houses, the fire engine companies' bouses,
Benzler k. Angcrmann's, Meyer's hotel, and
Ami rg the decorations or the city none were
mere i u iceable or handsome than those upon the
Refill. can building, arranged by Mr. John
Hogan, consisting or bunting and banners bearing
the devices ofthc larlous States.
8ERY1CE3 AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHCRCH.
A service suitable for the day will bo held at
this cbursh at 10 a. m., lasting one hour. Hon,
H. L. Dawes will preside, and Gen. Whittlesey Is
to read the Declaration of Independence. Mr.
Twecdale has kindlv volunteered his services,
and will render in his own refreshing stylo seve
ral selections apropot to the day. Professor
BlschoiT, who presides so ably at the organ, has
arranged a rich and varied programme In the
music line. Including Whittier s Centennial hymn,
&C-, and the choruses will be rendered by his
own choir, assisted by a large number ol well
Sen Ices will be beld at 4 in tbe afternoon at
tbe Metropolitan church, when the programme
published yesterday will be carried out.
At noon the Oldest Inhabitants will hold their
annual celebration at Ford's Opera House, and
tbe residents of Mount Pleasant will celebrate at
linker's grove at 10 In the morning, according to
the programme already published.
DEMONSTRATION IN THE CITY.
Fourth of July began In Washington before the
sun orthc 3d had seL All day yesterday was em
ployed by tbe merchants and residents or the city
in putting a gsla-day appearance upon their
establishments, so that they might be prepared to
celebrate tbe Fourth with unusual pomp. The
streets were filled last evening with slgnt-secrs
In some places along the streets people had lit
up their lanterns and transparencies, destined to
shine gloriously to-night, just to see how things
would look. Boys opened their packages or fire
works, and a lively rattling was kept up all along
Among the many points or attraction was The
Republican building, which had been decorated
by Mr. John Hogan more handsomely than any
other bnlldlng on the Avenue.
The din oi the streets grew louder and louder
as tbe night grew older. It was useless to try to
sleep. Rockets glared In the sky, volleys or
crackers and pistols were constantly rending the
air. Young America could not consign hlmseirto
let tbe hours fly by thai were brlnginir In the na
tion's Centennial Fourth without expressing his
patriotism In every available wav possible.
When midnight came the enthusiasm, for the
moment, became intense, and the noises corre
spondingly numerous and or a startling charac
ter. The chimes at the Metropolitan rung the
old century out, and concluded tbjs ceremonies at
Interesting services were held at the Metro
politan church last evening, commencing at 9
o'clock and lasting until after midnight, A large
number or people were gathered to take part la
the exercises and to see the Centennial Fourth
come In: that In which the patriotic men and women
take pride In celebrating, and reel that they aro
not doing their duty totbelr country unless they
are demonstrating In some way tbeir loyalty to
American Independence and respect for their an
cestors before them.
The services were opened with devotional ex
ercises, and tbe meeting then was thrown open
for a tree Bow or religious national liberty. En.
thuslastlc addresses were made and hymns and
national airs were sung. Pror. Williamson read
an original poem, entitled "Columbia." Messrs.
Bender, Halcbell, Kromor and many others de.
llrered speeches and took an active part.
Professor Widdows played on the chimes be
tween the hours or 11 and l.' last evening: Salute
on all the bells, one for each Stale; "Hall Colum
bia," "Star Spangled Banner." "My Country,
'Tls of Thee," "Dixie," "Red. White and Blue,'1
"Rally 'Round the Flag," "Sherman's Marching
Through Georgia," 'Tramp, Tramp, the llojs
are Marching," "Olory Hallelujah," "Yankee
Doodle" and others.
Karshal Packard Nominated, for Governor.
Opeclal to the National Republican.
New Okleas, July 3. Packard was nominated
to-day for Governor, receiving on the first ballot
115 out onus votes. Before the second ballot the
nomination was made unanimous. Warmoth,
Ludlng, Anderson and others were all combined
against Packard, and every effort made to defeat
him, but nothing could take the colored delegates
and old-line white Republicans lrom Packard,
who bas been the representative of the better
element or the Republican party since Its origin.
Arte r tbe nomination Warmoth and other candi
dates made speeches heartily indorsing the ticket.
CBy Associated Press.
New Orleans, July 3. The Republican nom
inating convention Is proceeding quietly, and ad
journed till Wednesday, after making the follow
ing nominations: Governor, S. B.Packard; Lieu,
tenant Governor, C. C. Antolne: Superintendent
of Public Edacatlon, W. G. Brown.
Among the Savages.
Naw York, July 3. A dispatch, dated Army
of the Big Horn, camp at foot of Cloud Peak (via
Fetterman, W. T.,) June 28, says : The troops are
Idly waiting for the coming or supplies. No
enemy has been seen since the return rrom the
Rosebud region. There Is a roundabout rumor,
originating with the Indians at the agencies, or a
fight between General Terry's forces and Sitting
Bull's force, but nothing has been heard or the
movements or tbe northern column.". The Fifth
cavalry, Major Carr, commanding, under orders
from General Sheridan, will proceed northward,
over tho trail along Little Powder river, to cut iff
the Sloax Indians from resorting to agencies for
ammunition, and to force them tolaruown their
aims before they seek protection or f md frjm the
Government. Tie next forward movement will
commence about the middle or July. An excur
sion is soon to ba made Into tho Big Horn moan
tains to search tor gold.
Sadden Death of General Lefferu.
Newark. N. J., July 3. General Marshall
LeBcrts died instantly, of heart disease, on
board the train this morning, while en rou's to
Fhiladelrbla in command of the Seventh regi
menu UIs death occurred Jcit as the train was
coming Into Newark. The whole command tamed
back and are at the depot, where the body awaits
the train for New York. The General was seen
on Broadway to fall out of line, and it was re
marked when he took the cars at Jersey City that
he "looked like death."
In the British House of Commons a petition
wonndon a roller three feet In length and two
feet In diameter, and signed try 102,000 persons,
was presented, praying that no farther advances
be allowed to members of the royal family until
foil statement be made of its pretest lawaiv,
BrmAMAH IN PHILADELPHIA.
The Welt Point Cadets-Second of July Cele
bration. Philadelphia. Jaly 2,1879.
ir any one bas private theories concerning cre
mation let him come here and execato them. Tho
weather Is terribly hot, and ono can but ralntly
Imagine what It will be Tuesdsy. Fourth or
July Is always the hottest day of the year, and
this year It ought to excel anything that his
been known heretofore. Fire-crackers, rockets,
torpedoes, wheels, candles, nlgger-chasers ant
every conceivable form of patriotic- explosives are
being sold. Pa(r familial laden down with fire
works All the street-cars at evening, and are as
good as a case or dynamite in getting plenty of
room for themselves. People gaze at their par
cels aid considerately moye off, thinking that
Roman candles, golden rain and showers or pearls
are all very good la their right place, but not In a
crowded street-ear. Small boys hare already
commenced shooting off their fire-crackers, but
safoty or lire and eyes Is still assured. Walt
until Monday, and then the air will be filled with
the infernal machines that are necessary for
youngsters to express tbeir unbounded admira
tion for the heroes and deeds or a hundred years
ago. Who first thought of using tbe Chinese
crackers for our national celebrations? I was
told, but have forgotten, or course, how many
million bnncbes or crackers had been Imported
for this year, and tbe prospects of an inability to
supply tbe demand were threatening.
So much Is going to happen within the next few
days that It puzzles one's brain to remember it
all. The congress or authors, the Grand Army
parade, the great torchlight procession or over
fifteen thousand men, and last the culminating
ettervesenee or the Centennial day. An Immense
stand has been erected on the south rront or In
dependence Hall to accommodate the privileged
guests, who will have a good hot time or It out
there In the sun; but not so hard a time as the
thousands or people who will be crushed and
jammed Into the comparatively small park for
hoars under the tropical sun.
WEST POINT CADETS
will drop lrom the heat and sunstroke. Instead of
cold. Their natty little uniforms will suffer from
contact with Philadelphia's vile streets, and their
already sun-burned faces will take a deeper
crimson. Their encampment, at the west end of
the Exhibition grounds, Is a centre of attraction
to visitors, and at i o'clock In the afternoon their
camp Is crowded with those who wish to witness
the dress parade. They are none oi them at all
handsome, but their beautiful carriage atones for
any number or shortcomings.
Ihe little Spanish soldiers look more nnsol.
dlerly than ever by contrast with these young
warriors. Tbe cadets are the admiration or every
one. native or foreigner, and the Government can
well be proud or Its wards. Their drill Is perfec
tion, every musket, hand and foot moving as one.
They stand the staring and critical Inspection of
themselves ana tbeir quarters very well, and be.
hate beautifully. Peacelul old ladles are loud In
their commiseration for the poor fellows who have
to sleep almost on the ground and hang up their
clothes on the floor. It Is amusing to notice the
different toilet apparatus that they have. Some
ofthe floors or the tents have neatly arranged
cases, bottles and boxes to testify to tbe Inordi
nate vanity or military men, while others are
Spartan like In their stmpllclty. Several young
swells have trunks In which they conceal the
mysteries of their stunning "get-ups" from curi
ous eyes. The primitive three-legged stands,
supporting brilliant tin basins and buckets of
water, with equally argentiferous dippers, are
between each tent, and no one wonders that the
boys faces are so red, for they must nearly stand
on their heads when they wash them. They all
suoke like young volcanoes and move In clouds
ot tobacco whenever off duty. Unusual privi
leges are accorded them while here, and one en
counters them everywhere throughout the Exhi
bition and In tho city. The weather has been
quite pleasant so tar, and tbe harrowing tales
they tell or
TW ENTY-TIVE PAIRS OP WHITE PANTS
a week have not been verified. Their nether gar
ments are always Immaculately clean.and In each
tent cne can see piles or fresh ones that must
strike dismay to the washerwomen who fleece
Centennial visitors to tbe tune of "a dollar and
seventy-five cents a dozen, mem. If the clothes Is
plain." The prettiest sight Is to see tbe cadets In
tbeir fatigue uniforms of white pants and Jackets,
as they stand In line at noon. They do look so
aggravatlnglycool and clean to such of as as kick
twenty pounds or steel wire, dusty silk and
worsted dresses after us. The conoelted little
coxcombs of officers strut around In their crimson
sashes, swords, gold lace and cockades with moro
ado than General Scott, and completely overawe
plebs and clvlltans. A colored cadet,who fills the
Slace of the belligerent Smith, Is remarked for his
ne vhyiique and erect and soldierly bearing.
What a rumpus it will raise when bo is sent out
to command some regiment I His hazing and
academy trials will be as nothing then.
Tbe Seventh and the Twenty-something regi
ments or New York arrived Saturday afternoon.
The Seventh made a fine display as they marched
through tbe grounds to their encampment, near
George's Hill. Two choleric old gentlemen be.
bind me nearly came to blows to convince one an
ttber as to whether the latter was the Twenty
second or the Twenty-third regiment. The dis
cussion was lively, something after tbe kind that
the Professor In the "Big Bonanza" carries on. I
sided with the old party who knew It was the
Twenty.thlrd, as bis arguments and evidence on
the weighty subject were boundless. While we
were reviewing the troops General Batter, with a
fearfully sun-burned free, came along. lie tugged
at the string or his broad-brimmed straw bat and
squinted at the troops In a way to discompose the
Sphinx. I mentally compared him to bis little
fae-timtle at tbe toy stand, that Is still shambling
aronnd, to the amusement or the crowd. What
will tbe hero or New Orleans think when he sees
that miserable little effigy or himself?
The celebration or
THE SECOND OP JULY,
which occurred on the 1st, was a fine affair. Tho
platform was crowded, and the square was filled
with a patriotic mob bursting for a chance to
cheer. They were ready to holler at anything,
and needed only the slightest pretext to go off
into spasms of applause. The Invitations lor tho
stand were sent by the Mayor, and the platform
was tiled with the solid cltlzcn;,wlth a sprinkling
or foreigners and Invited guests from other cities
or Stales. The authors ofthe country met in In
dence Hall before the exercises commenced, and
deposited biographical sketches of Revolutionary
heroes and heroism. The exercises commenced at
half-past 12 o'clock, at which time the brains of
ourcountr) made their appearance on the stage.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, "Ike Marvel," Elizabeth
Stuart Phelps, and Mark Twain were the only
ones that I saw to know. Mark Twain satin
tbe midst of an admiring group or satelltes,
who seemed perfectly convulsed at his asides
throughout the performance. His crowd was es
pecially hilarious during the speech or Mr. Mc
Lean, who so bored the audience with his long
and dry remarks that they tried their best to
cheer him down. The blushing orator took It all
as a tribute to his eloquence and went on, and on,
and on. It was n matter or doubt If he ever
would stop turning over a fresh page. The peo
ple stamped, pounded, clapped and hoorayed so
that no one could bear a word, but tbe little man
stood up with bis eye-glasses atllt oi his nose
and glowed with pride and perspiration. The ir
reverent beark sat there with a race a yard long,
and every time he moved his lips those near him
doubled up and grew fairly purple In the race. I
did wish so much that I could be near enough to
hear what ho said, but I could'nthelp laughing
at those who were enjoying his remarks.
l THE EStrEROR OP BRAZIL,
In a straw hat and that garment consecrated to
Methodist ministers, an alpaca coat, sat on one or
tbe very back seats and used his eyes well. He
was Invited to come to tbe exercises and sit up
lront, but declined, and came poking In by him.
seir. I made It convenient to go up that way
alter some water, and assure myself that it was
really Dom Pedro. He was so strictly incog, that
he didn't even punch a big, lubberly ielldw, who
had planted bimseir.in front of him, ont of the
wav. A big, rat lady, with puffed and frizzled
bafr, who sat near the speakers, was taken for
tbe Empress, and when she was ready to leave
the crowd fell back and clapped and cheered. She
was perfectly dumbfounded, as were others who
saw the performance. The lady was attired In
nearly all the colors of the rainbow, and sat half
or the time with a drop-curtain or green barege
over ber race.
Governor Llppett, of Rhode Island, tipped It
well and made the best speech of all. Governor
Dlx and L. Q. C. Lamar were to speak, but did
not appear, and tbe crowd were deprived or the
eloquence or the orator or tbo bayous with his
chaste and elegant language. Mr. Brewster Har
ris, or Harris Brewster, 1 can't remember which,
made an Interminable speech. I never saw so
rrightfully hideous a man In my life, and bisroice
was perfect torture. He dtd not know bow to nse
It, and, not having a good one to start with, he
made some nice tones before be finished.
Tbe musle was not so good that one would ever
consent to undergo it again. In a chorus of five
hundred each cne took a different key and differ
ent time, and, although the leader kicked his
heels and waved his arms, they went their Indi
vidual ways, and the effect was excruttatlng.
Two original odes, set to music by modern musi
cians, added to the horrors of tbe occasion. When
the band played "God Save the Queen, t
THE ENGLISH NAVAL OrPICERS
present rose and uncovered their beads, but In
seir-respect they couldn't stand It loose, and
plumped tbemselves down, with Tojjrred races,
before It was done. Conlr, the bAsso 0r the Kel
logg troupe, gave the "Star-sMhged Banner,"
the cboius joining In. MephliKpneles In a suit
or grav tweed, hofdlnar his nuir. J:., tn thM innr.
like way or professionals, )), . .tartllmr sight.
I could hardly realize thaiamk , ttle pale
faced clerk was tbe (ltho rets off those
His Lumber was the bed
.but US voice
showed very poorly in th
xne oasis oi an tbel
rrom a letter or John J
be said that the secos
annlersary rest Its.
SDfrJter dwelled nl
John Adams hsd tl
were through. Ablu
The Dress seats
horde of barbarians.!
time was entirely ol
irom tne auuicnceciu
tbe rollce were too t?
elnate the Fourth withl
sensations. Some hum!
stretched over the platfl
entirety ensrrea, Dull
water gave oat before
People are arriving
there will soon be :
around the city' or grj
now we win get troll
THE WAR CLOUD.
RUMORS OF YESTERDAY (MRMED
THE SERVIAN INVASION OF TURKEY
OPDTCON 0P THE EUROPEAN PRESS
RECEPTION OP TEE HEWS IH PARLIAMENT
POSITION OF THE EUBOPEAy POWERS
ENGAGEMENT AND DEFEAT OF THE SERVIANS
Austria's Noto to Serria,
Paris, July 3. Tho Journal Dei Debalt pub
lishes a special dispatch from Belgrade, which
says that Austria has notified Serria that she
will not place any obstacles In tbe way of the
Turkish troops reaching the Servian frontier by
way ofthe Danube. The Austrian ex-General
Stratlmlrovltsh has been appointed second la
command of tbe Servian corps at Alexdlnatz.
Bucharest, July 3. Prince Charles, of Rou
manta, opened an extraordinary session of the
Chambers to-day. In bis speech from tbe throne
he says : "An Imperial treaty guarantees tbe neu
trality or Roumanla." Tbe Prince expresses the
hope that the external troubles will stop at the
frontier as long as Konmanla observes neutrality.
XONTENEORO JOINS SERTIA.
RAorsA,July 3. Advices received herefrom
Sclavonic sources state that M. Verllco, the Mon
tenegrin Minister of the Interior, and aid-do camp
to the prince, left Cettinge yesterday for the Ser
vian camp. An envoy rrom Servla Is expected to
arrive In Montenegro. A perfect agreement re
specting military operations has been established
between the two principalities.
SERYIA IN DEAD EARNEST.
Vienna, July a Servla has notified tho
Powers that unless they declare the Danube neu
tral, and prevent tbe Turks using it for military
operations. Servia will obstruct It with torpedoes.
It Is stated that Prince Milan has arrived at Al
exdlnatz. Servla has suspended the foreign tele
LONDON, July 3. A dispatch to the Renter
Telegraph Company, from Belgrade, says: "The
Servian army yesterday commenced reconholtcr
Ing the southeastern frontier, and. It Is reported,
occupied some Important strategical positions on
tbe Turkish frontier. A slight skirmish occurred
The Timet, In Its second edition, has tbe follow
ing special dispatch rrom Vienna: "Official In
telligence rrom Belgrade says that tbe Servians
yesterday crossed tbe frontier at three points.
The places are not mentioned, but from the posi
tion ol their forces It may be presumed that the
polLts are Alexdlnatz, Llsitze and some point on
the Drina. Simultaneously Baron Rodlch. Gov
ernor or Dalmatla, telegraphs that the Prince or
Montenegro led his army Into Herzegovina yes
terday." BULL'S OPINION OP THE WAR.
The Pall Mall Gazette to-day concludes a
gloomy leader on the war as follows :" It Is to be
a war or race and religion. This Is what they
are trying to make or It in Russia. This Is tbe
conception or It which will be Instilled Into the
minds or the vassal population or Turkey, who
are not likely to faint for the want or stomachs,
and as such it Is hailed by sympathizers In our
own country. IT there Is anything wrong In re
garding this outlook with apprehension and dis
like we are wrong. Nothing at present gives us
more concorn than the prospects upon which we
have already entered or seeing In England a dl
Mslon ol opinion and sentiment to which the
clashlngs of sympathy for the North or South
dnrtngthe American warwasas nothing. At a
time like this, whatever government rnled In
England would need steady and sober support
from all sides: but already the ministers are
threatened with the hampering or enthusiasts,
who explicitly declare tbemselves ready to sacrl
f ce oar safety In the East rather than England
board shame herself by doing anything In oppo
sition to so holy an enterprise as the destrnction
"Bow civilization Is to be advanced by wars
which Imperil a civilization like onr own, spread
over half the world. Is not a question which these
particular enthusiasts of humanity are likely to
consider, norcan we now present the argument In
any proper form, bat we shall be glad if they will
take It Into consideration, since. If duty under
stood. It may do something to moderate a spirit
which would gladen those who are as much tho
foes ofthe English as of Turkish Empire."
ENGLAND'S EASTERN POLICY.
New York, July 3. A London dispatch says:
Tbe Liberals In Parliament will question the
Government respecting Its Eastern policy. The
Liberal sentiment or the entire country lsagalnst
unnessary complications which might be caused
by a summrt of Turkey. Fears prevail that the
war In the East cannot be localized or confined to
a conflict between the Servians and Turks.
THE VOLUNTEERS GETTIO IN PAYOR,
There Is mnch talk about the review or the
volunteers which was held yesterday. Hitherto
the'Gorernment bad not permitted volunteer re
views on so large a scale in Hyde Park. Tbe
Government is evidently now putting this
hitherto despised force on the back.
THE ETTECT IN PARLIAMENT.
London, July 3. In the House or Commons
this afternoon Mr. Disraeli, In reply to a question
by tbe Marquis oi Hartfngton, confirmed tbe re
ported declaration or warjiy Serria and Monte
negro. He said no direct Information bad been
received from the seat of war. Negotiations be
tween the Porte and the Insurgents had termi
nated. Tbe papers would bo presented to the
House, and then discussion would be justified.
He, however, could not present some of the docu
ments without consulting foreign Governments.
Mr. Jenkins (Liberal) attacked the Govern
mentlorits reticence, and dwelt on tho an tie ty
or tho country In tbe matter. He moved an ad
journment or tbe House.
Mr. Disraeli deprecated tbe discussion or the
question without the official documents being
before tbe Houso upon the diplomatic gossip of
tbe newspapers. He said tho time had arrived for
discussion, but only when the papers wero before
Mr. John Bright blamed Mr. Disraeli for not
making a statement Informing the country or
his policy. Ho protested against a policy of war for
the maintenance or Turkey. He declared that
tbe Crimean war was unjustly commenced, an.
fortnnate In progress and Ignominious in its end,
and concluded by raying that tbe majority of tbe
nation wanted neutrality.
Sir Henry Wolr, Conservative, deprecated party
discussions, and stated that he supposed the
course or the Government (Cries or "What
Mr. Fawcett, Liberal, demanded to know the
policy orthc Government,
The debate now became very animated, and the
Marquis orHartlngton wished to discontinue It.
Mr. Disraeli said the Government cannot pub
lish confidential corespondence without Injuring
tbe public service
Mr. Jenkins then withdrew his motion for an
adjournment, and the subject dropped.
WILL ENOLAND INTERFERE?
Lomkin, July 3. The Tines, In Its leading ar
ticle to-day, says : "The Princes of Servla and
Montenegro hare entered upon a great enter
prise and must be allowed to fight It out. We do
not mean tosay that If tbelrcfforts proved so suc
cessful as to cause a complete break np ofthe
union between the European provinces and Tur
key we might not be constrained toeipressour
opinion as to tbe destruction of some one or two
or them, but these are remote contingencies, the
anticipation whereof would not Justify our Inter
fering to restrain tbe Princes. Now, we hope and
believe that nobody in England dreams of such
an Interference. If the thought has been har
bored anywhere It must be dissipated as soon as
it assumes practical shape." The article con
cludes with a forecast ofthe rcsalt of the conflict
highly unfavorable to Turkey.
London, July 3, midnight. A dispatch to the
Renter Telegram Company, from Wlddln, re
ports that the Turks hare captured some Servian
entrenchments near Zulcar, and the Servians
fled, losing 2,000 killed, wounded and prisoners.
A Renter telegram from Paris denies the truth
ol the report of tbe Farts correspondent or the
London Timet, that England had proposed a
meeting or the representatives or the- European
Powers to watch the conflict In Turkey. Le Mon
iteur also gives a direct contradiction to tbe Vi
enna dispatch in the Timet or yesterday to tbe
effect that France had taken the first step towards
common action on tbe part of the European Pow
ers to restrain Servla.
POSITION OP THE OREAT POWERS.
London, July 3.--Tbe Le Tempt expresses the
opinion that the gieat Powers will observe neu
trality for the present, but It appears probable
that they will appoint commissioners, who, after
the first encounter, will endeavor to Induce the
combatants to suspend hostilities.
The L'Vnion reports that the Hungarian
General Klopka has undertaken a reorganiza
tion ofthe Turkish army.
Vienna, July 3. Intelligence has been re
ceived from Belgrade that tbe Turks are hastily
fortifying Zerajevo. Officials belonging to all
branches ofthe the public service aro accompany
ing tbe Servian army Into Bosnia with the view
or organizing a civil administration there.
THE HOUSE OP LORDS AND THE WAR.
London, July . In the House or Lords last
night the Earl of Derby, In reply to a question
from Lord Comperdown, said there was no reason
to suppose that Russian officers had entered the
Servian army hud me consent or oy iaa autuor-
ty of tne itussian uovernmeni.
kThe stenaara't correspondent at 1'aris writes:
Iltary men cere minx, tne decisive encounter
it taae piace wuau a wees: in tne neignoor-
standard'! lenna dispatch says tbe Turks
uyw,uuuin rutscn, nut are weuiortinea
chto the Standard, dated Oonitantl-
ri, announces mat siocart x'asna naa
ma, witn a neet or eignt nrst-rate
(.wooden frigates and two dispatch
osea tut tne xurrisn uovtra-
disturbances in Crete, and wisn
adds: i uo not wax then
are any grounds for fear of a disturbance there.
The Cretans will not sUr without tbe aid of the
Greeks, and I am able to assert positively that
tbe Greeks will exert themselves to the utmost
to maintain neutrality, and will in no way Injure
The Standard' t Vienna dispatch says semi-official
advices from Constantinople represent that
tbe Porte Is confident it will be easy to dispose or
Servla. The Porte Is rally Intent on military oc
cupation, hoping that Prince Milan will soon sue
cause a disturbance was threatened. The Prince
Natalie, wife of Prince Milan, and two hundred
ladles meet dally to make lint for the hospitals.
The Berlin correspondent or the Standard says
THE PRETEXTS FOB WAB
are some or the most frivolous ever advanced, and
it is most unanimously believed that Russia In
stigated the war. It Is considered certain in Ber
lin that Russia Is making war preparations to
the graetest extent.
TROUBLE WITH THE KUTCHI.
London, July 4. The correspondent of the
Tines at Cattaro telegraphs that advices from
Cettinge represent that tbe Turkish expedition
against tne iiuicni inoe, wnicn reiuscu u pay
tribute to the Governor or Scutari, has been
driven back to Podgerltzka by the Montenegrins
London, July 4. A telegram lrom Constanti
nople to the Timti reports that great distress
prevails in Astatio Turkey.
THE BERLIN MEMORANDUM.
London. July 4. Tbe Timet publishes the (nil
text of the Berlin memorandum. It generally
corresponds with versions already published.
The ;fnor, a newspaper organ uf tbe Hunga
rian Government, asserts that thousands or Rus
sian volunteers are expected in Servla.
Tbe correspondent or the Daily Telegraph
writes Trom Berlin: "The Turkish Ambassador
positively assures me tbat the Porte has 200,0X1 of
his best troops on tbe seene ot war."
A Vienna telegram to the Daily Sewt reports
that Gortschakoff will have
AN INTERVIEW WITH BISMARCK
at Klsrlngen before he joins tbe Emperors of
Russia and Austria at Helchstodt. The same
dispatch mentions a report that seventeen Turk
ish gunboats are at Wlddln ready to bombard
London, July 4. Earl Russell writes to Lord
Granville, pointing to the treaty which was made
In 1827 between England, Russia and France to
secure tbe Independence of Servla.
Philadelphia, July 3. Fifty-eight thousand
persons visited tbe Exposition to-day.
PniLADELrniA, July 3. A special Centennial
service was held this morning at Christ P. E.
church. In this city. In which Washington wor
shiped while President.
Paris, July 3. The Irreconcilable Radical
members of the Chamber of Deputies to tbo num
ber or 23 met at the residence orM. Louis Blanc
yesterday and formed a special party.
New York, July 1 At a meeting of the board
of supervisors to-day a statement of the real and
personal estate was submitted, showing the total
valuation or real and personal estate in the city
and county or New York for 1875 was l,lool943,99s.
ana tne total tor isio, isi,iii,u.4..u.
Philadelphia, July 3. The annual conven
tion or the International Typographical Union
convened this morning. Mr. John W. Bailey,
president or the Philadelphia nnlon, made the
welcoming speech. Mr. Bell, president or the
union, made an address, and the preliminary
business was transacted.
Philadelphia, July X A meeting or the
American Woman's Suffrage Association was held
this morning In Horticultural Hall, to celebrate
the one hundredth anniversary or the establish
ment or woman suffrage by tho province or New
Jersey. Addresses were delivered by Mrs. Lucy
Stone, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe and others.
EEC0ED OF CKIME.
New York, Jaly 3. An unknown man passed
down the Bowery last evening, firing off his re
volver as he went along, and when near Hester
street he suddenly accosted James St. Clair and
shot him In tbe right hip. lie then ran across
the street, and rushing toward a man named
Thomas Phillips, who was walking quietly along
the sidewalk, drew a knife rrom his pocket and
stabbed him In tbe neck. The crowd clustered'
around tbe two wounded men, and In tbe excite
ment which prevailed tbe unknown man eseaped.
lt Is supposed be was Insane. The man who was
shot is latally wounded.
Early this momlng John McCarthy, aged 23,
and his wife Catherine, aged 35, living at H
Eighth avenne, quarreled. She attempted to
leave the premises, when be forced her back,
tbrew heron a bed. and with a razor cut ber
throat from ear to ear. She will die. He was
Edward Burdlck, a jig-dancer, aged 22, other
wise known as Mullen, was probably latally
beaten yesterday daring a drunken fight.
Mr. L. G. Curtis, the Ohio correspondent of the
Cincinnati Timet, Is in the city. His wife accom
panies him here, and together they will visit the
James Newlsnd, esq., of California, examiner
of interferences In the Patent Office, has resigned
his position, for the purpose or going Into busi
ness In San Francisco. His resignation takes st
Among- the Beds.
A young man writing to his rather In this city
from the headquarters ofthe Crook expedition on
the Yellowstone says:
After an absence of nearly three years my tent
Is again pitched on the banks of the Yellowstone
river. I have never been at this point before, but
about four miles up tbe river, and on the opposite
side. I think I can recognize a place where we
encamped July 31, 1873, and where hostile bullets
made musle Jor a short while. My last letter to
you, of May Slst ultimo, was written from oar
original camp, west of the Little Missouri river,
where we had just been visited by a furious rain
and snow storm.
The expesure was very detrimental to the
horses, my animal baring contracted a severe
cold, from which he i; now suffering greatly. I
went to bed alter breakfast June 1 to keep warm,
but 1 can't say It was a success, for with all the
cover I had I could not keep rrom shivering.
After It quit snowing, June 2, a warm wind
sprang np, and the snow began evaporating, very
little thawed In the ground. Jane 3 we moved
out. Most of the snow had left tbo plains, but
the bills around were glittering In the sun. The
tun was so warm that it burnt the skin off my
nose, yet It did not have much effect on the snow,
for some was still seen June 0. On the 7th of
June we encamped on Powder river and lay there
three days. The first, day Gen. Terry took two
companies of cavalry and went to look for a boat
supposed to be upon the Yellowstone, at the
mouth of Powder river; found boat and returned
noxt day, but no wagon road. On the 10th (third
day in camp) Major Reno was started on an eight
day scout with six companies of cavalry and pack
train. This left the command with only one day's
rations, tbe supplies twcnty.flre miles away and
tbe country supposed to be Impassable for oar
train. Reville at 3 a. m. and moved at 5 o'clock,
our motto being "Yellowstone or starve." AtB
o'clock we were about four miles from the eamp
wo bad lelt, I then, though "busted," but there
wo found a good road, and at 5.30 o'clock p. m
when turning a sharp bluff, tho Yellowstone, tbe
boat and supplies lay In rront. Hanger and
fatigue wero forgotten. We had made our point.
Write often. Your son, G. U. W.
The Lyceum Bureau
is making unusual preparations for the excursion
this week, which takes place on Wednesday
evening. There will bono church organization
In connection with thlsHrip, and It Is not' likely
that there will be so great a crowd as upon last
week's excursion. There will, however, be a
large and pleasant company, and those who at
tend will be well repaid. The boat leaves Seventh-street
wharf at 5:45 p.m., and returns at
A day and evening excursion will be given on
Friday of this week, under the auspices of the
bureau, by the E-slreet Baptist church. Tne
boat will leave at 9 a. m. and land at Mount Ver
non Springs; will returnat 5 p. m. with small cbll
dren and those who may not wish to remain
longer; leave again for moonlight excursion at
5SO, reaching tbe springs before dark for tbe re
mainder or the party; steam a few miles further
down the river, and back to the city at 10 o'clock
Serious Shooting Affray.
About 1230 o'clock last night a number of
young fellows bad congregated upon the corner
of Thirteenth and O streets southwest, and hav
ing got into a quarrel one of theirnumber stepped
aside and took a pistol from a friend, and, with
oaths, threatened to shoot any of the crowd, and
did to, hitting a young man named William
Grant and seriously wounding him. He was con
veyed to Entwlsle's drag store, where his
wound was dressed, and was then conveyed to his
boarding-house, corner of Twelfth and O streets
southwest, where a physician was called, who al
leviated his sufferings. The one who handed the
pistol to the party who "fired the shot has-been
The Night lodging House.
Hon. A. S. Solomons, chairman ofthe executive
committee of the "Night Lodging House," has
made a report to the Commissioners of tbe Dis
trict, showing that this excellent charity has
lodged, supped and breakfasted 570 persons dur
ing tbe past month, of whom, there were 340
Americans, 60 Germans, S3 Irish, 34 English, 18
French, 15 Scotch, 13 Swiss, s Danes, 8 Russians,
6 Norwegians, 2 Australians and 2 South Ameri
cans. Up to the present time 2,048 persons have
been cared for In this manner.
Crook and Terry.
These oncers are alter tie red-sktns, and when
they are cleaned oat Brad Adams can supply Just
the map, finely engraved, with the latest Infor
mation, and accurate, about tho Black Hills, It
Is used now by the officers In the Indian war.
Brad has tent ni one, and we know whereof we
irjit, . . -
Monday, J uly 3, 1879.
Mr. MORRILL, or Me-moved that when tho
Senate adjourn to-day It be to meet on Wednes-
Mr. BAYARD moved to amend by inserting
Thursday. He thoaght some or the Senators
woald like to go to their homes and woald not re
turn in time to meet at 12 o'clock on Wednesday,
satbat if the Senate met the want ora quorum
would be disclosed, so that no time would be ac
Mr. CONKLINO said the heat In Washington
had grown not only oppressive bat dangerous.
On the 6th the Senate had agreed to take up the
Belknap impeachment trlaL He nrged the ne
cessities or tbe case against an adjournment to
Thursday. He hoped that on Wednesday some
arrangementwould be madeto remove the stumbling-block
on the appropriation bills.
He hoped, when the time to take up the Im
peachment trial arrived, the Senate would take It
up and go through to the end. He should so vote.
witnesses had been summoned rrom a distance
and were now here,and had to be paid whether or
not the trial proceeded. He wanted to work dlll-
fently and complete the work before the Senate,
n view or the heat or tbe weather he did not de
sire to see any time lost.
Mr. BATARD withdrew his amendment, and
the original motion was agreed to.
A number or private bills were introduced and
referred, and several of like nature reported from
committees and placed on the calendar.
Mr. HAMLIN presented a preamble and reso
lution Irom the
NATIONAL BOARD OP TRADE,
protesting against tbo withdrawal of the fast
mall-trains. Laid on the table.
Mr. KELLEY called up tbe House bill to ad
just the claims ofthe owners of lands within the
llmllsof the Klamath Indian reservation. In the
State of Oregon, reported rrom the Committee on
Public Lands with amendments.
Fending its consideration, Mr. WEST submit
ted a conference report on the Post Office appro
Tbe report was ordered printed and laid over
Mr. SPENCER Introduced a bill to authorize
the Commissioners of tho District of Columbia to
Issue certificates In case or the loss or destruction
or certificates or bonds. Referred to the Commit
tee on Finance.
Mr. ANTHONY called attention to the figures
presented by Mr. Whyte on Saturday in rela
tion to tho printing for the Interior, Post Office
and War Departments, comparing the Year 1873
with the appropriations for the present year.
Mr. AsTiiosTsildthe Senator had fallen Into
an error, and had taken the report for printing
for those Departments for three months or the year
1873 Instead ol tbe whole year.
THE PINCHnACK MILEAGE.
The Senate then took np the resolution to allow
P. B. S. Plnchback pay and mileage as a Senator
during the time he was contesting his seat In the
Mr. BAYARD opposed the resolution on tho
ground that the claim to the seat was devoid of
law ana aevoia oi rigm. rne conaitton ot anairs
In Louisiana for the past four years had been a
blot on the pasre or American history, and no
man had done more to stain it with disgrace and
cover it with Infamy than the man who now seeks
to take over $20,000 from the public Treasury.
He reviewed the operations In Louisiana pre
celing the election of Plnchback to the Senate,
declaims the government that pretended to send
him here without legal power and in possession
of the government or the State by force and fraud.
When Plnchback presented his credentials the
Senator from Indiana stood almost alone la
supporting his claim. He would not believe,
until the vote was so recorded, that the Senate
would so soon reverse Its decision, arrived at after
the issue had been made and tried, for the sake or
giving this man this snm. There was, he said,
no precedent for this ease, and he hoped. In
mercy, there never woald be another one like It.
Mr. MORTON said he did not Intend to be
drawn Into a dtscusston of the Louisiana case.
He supposed that case was understood by the
Senate and the country. He said that be agreed
with the gentleman that the history of Louisiana
for tbe past four years was
A BLOT ON THE HISTORY OP THE COUNTRY.
The State had been ruled or attempted to be
ruled through violence and fraud. He, however,
charged the violence and fraud upon the white
minority, and said he feared it would be repeated
again. It was repeated In Mississippi last year,
and efforts are making to repeat it this year In
several of the Southern States. He contended
that Sykes, whose case had been referred to, was
not elected by any Legislature, but by a mere
debating society a mere sham.
Mr. DORSEY, from the conference committee
on tbo bill for the repavement or Pennsylvania
avenue, submitted a report recommending that
the Senate recede from its substitute and adopt
the House bill with several amendments. The
report was adopted.
Mr. BAYARD said that when the testimony
in relation to Mississippi came out he would find
who committed tbe outrages In Mississippi. He
charged tbat the two classes were arrayed against
one another by the State officials, and that the
white citizens armed tbemselves only In self-defense
and for the protection ol their firesides.
Mr. MCMILLAN asserted tbat the record
would show tbat the Intimidation, violence and
fraud was practiced by armed bodies of white
Mr. BAYARD said he was not here to bandy
statements. He woald put what he had said by
tbe testimony when presented. Tho testimony
taken by the committee, oi which both were
NOT THAT OP DEMOCRATS.
but or United States officials and army officers.
Mr. MCMILLAN said he was surprised at the
allusions made by Mr. Bayard as to tbe dolus, s
of the investigating committee. He repeated that
the testimony, when published, would shock the
country as it shocked him.
Mr. MORTON said he had believed that the
oJcture drawn by him last winter or the state
of affairs In Mississippi would prove to have been
underdrawn when the testimony was published.
Mr. S AULSBUR Y said be was not surprised to
hear the remarks or Mr. McMillan, who had
neTer lived with the colored race, and who went
to Mississippi prepared to believe all they told
him. Including the stories or witchcraft and con
juring. But he did not rise to discuss Mississippi
matteis, but to enter his protest against the pay
ment of 20,000 to a man who had no just claim to
It, and who had cost the Government, ifa compa
tatlcn or the time spent in bearing his claim and
in Investigations, at least $5),to0. He charged
that the Legislature had no legal existence and
no power to elect a Senator, and hence the claim
oi Plnchback was baseless.
He reviewed the course of affairs in the State to
show the Legislature had no legal existence.
Elected by a fraudulent and revolutionary body,
himself one of tbe conspirators, he came here and
with intolerable Impertinence claimed a seat, and
remained until Republican Senators, who had
perhaps, on account of his color, were forced to
drive him borne. He repelled the Idea that there
was any opposition to tfie resolution on account of
the color of the claimant, and said the colored
race had no right to complain that their rights
had not been protected, for much or the time or
both Houses had been occupied with legislation
for tbelrpeculiar Interests.
Mr. MITCUELLasked what rights tbe colored
men bad received through Democratic rotes.
Mr. SAULSBURY said If the Senator would
walk over to the Democratic Honso, he would find
that they bad admitted colored men to seats and
turned out white men, while tbe white men were
Democrats and the colored men Republicans.
Mr. Saulsbury continued, quoting tbe reports
oi tbe Senate Committee to snow that through
out that body had regarded the Kellogg Legisla
ture as without legal existence.
Witbout concluding bis remarks, Mr. Sauls
bi'RI gave way to a motion to go Into executive
At 30 p. m. the Senate went into executive ses
sion, and shortly alter adjourned.
BOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tbe States weie called through, as usual on
Monday, for bills, but not more than a dozen
were Introduced, and they were, for pensions or
other private claims.
On motion, It was agreed that when the House
adjourn to-day It be until Wednesday.
The ayes and noes were called on the motion
lor the purpose or consuming time in order to pre
vent action on the bill offered by Mr. Neal last
Monday to repeal the specie resumption act.
With this end in view other dilatory motions
were made by the opponents of the repeal of tbe
said act. Bythlscouisethe morning hour was
consumed, and no measure could then be passed
except under a suspension of the rules. -
Mr. PHILLIPS, ot Mo moved to suspend the
rules and pass a bill to remove the charge of de
sertion against certain soldiers ofthe Eighth reg
iment of Missouri State mint la. Passed.
On motion or Mr. OLIVER, or Iowa, the Com
mittee on Public Lands was directed to make an
Investigation or the grant or over one million acres
of land to tbe State or Iowa, along tho Des Moines
river, and to ascertain ir the terms of the grant
had been compiled with.
Mr. HOLMAristated that the House could not
act on tbe conference report on the Post Office
bill to-day, and he then moved to adjourn, and
the Hcnsr, at 1-40, adjourned till Wednesday.
The New York Republicans.
This association held a meeting last Saturday
night, with Alonzo Bell In the chair. Speeches
were made by Messrs. Bell, Brown, Bolway, Mar
tin, Henry.Stocklng and others. Much gratifica
tion was manifested at the announcement made
by Col. J. N. Stocking, chairman of the sub-committee
on transportation, that reduced round-trip
excursion rates bad been secured to central and
western .New York over the Northern Central
railroad tickets good for thirty days, and en
abling those who so desire to visit the Centennial
exhibition on the return trip.
Excursion rates, via Harrlsburg, returning by
way of Philadelphia, to Elmira, 17; Horse Heads,
tl7.23; Havana, $ 17.75; Watklns, 18.W; Starkey,
(18.35; renn Yan, (18.10; Stanley (18.35; Canan
A Cheyenne woman started drank to drive to a
village six miles distant, did not recognise the
place when she got there, and kept right on until
a journey of ninety miles killed the horse, a full
supply of whisky having kept her brain fuddled.
The one dally passenger train from Vera Crut
to the City of Mexico leaves about midnight, and
one entire ear Is devoted to the escort of fifty sol.
dlers, whose duty It Is to tee the passengers safely
Uuoogh the legion. 0f law ltstatH u4 rebtUIoB,
CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS.
THE POST OFFICE APPROPRIATIONS
THIRD CLASS MAIL MATTER
THAT GOOD EEPTJBLI0AIT TARTAK
THE PRESIDENT AND- COMMISSIONER PRATT
DISTORTED RUMORS OF AN INTERVIEW
YAHTAN BUSY IS HEWSPAPEB B0W
The Treasury Secretaryship.
It Is now deemed pretty certain that Mr.'Mor
rill, of Maine, will accept the Treasury portfolio
on Wednesday, though he has not yet decided to
do so. In case of his declination the saceessioa
seems to rest between Hon. John A. Kasson, oC
Iowa, and Treasurer New.'
General W. F. Shaffer arrived here yesterday,
and will testily before the Committee on Expen
ditures In the Interior Department, He did not
run away, is not In contempt of taa House and Is
ready to tell all he knows on Indian matters,
which, he says. Is nothing.
Nominations Confirmed by the Senate.
The Senate In executive session to-day con
firmed the following nominations: Richard McAl
lister, jr-,br-MlsslssIppi, to be consal at Guaya
quil; A. F. Rlardyto I naval officer for the dis
trict or New Orleans; "EC"E. ChItford, pension
agent at Concord, New Hampshire; Thomas Tay
lor, postmaster, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jamt E.
Larkln, postmaster at Concord. N. II.; Herbert S.
Slocum, or Ohio, to be second lieutenant of 25th
infantry; Alfred 0. Sharp, of Iowa, to be second,
lieutenant of 10th cavalry; Passed Assistant En
gineer Geo. YJ.Magee, to be a chief engineer;
James E. Gardner and Richard Ashbridge, to be
assistant surgeons; John A. Henderson, to bo
Ex-Detective Yaryan Still on Mischief Sent-
Commlf sloner of Internal Revenue Pratt yeKv
terday had a long Interview with the President,
In which the question of dismissing Detective
Yaryan came up. Very little was known about
It last night, except through Yaryan, whose nar
row shade partially darkened nearly every door
on Newspaper row. The object of his continued
meanderlngs In this direction was to try and.
make tho Associated Press and special corre
spondents believe that Commissioner Pratt had
sat down on the President. He succeeded In con
vincing some ofthe confiding scribes, and went to
bed satisfied. Tbe facts are exactly to the con
trary or what the ex-detective tried to make the.
newspaper men believe. Commissioner Pratt
left the White House with a bee in his bonnet,
and there may be an early resignation ot the
head oi the Internal Revenue Bureau. Mr. Pratt
says Yaryan Is an earnest Republican, strongly
devoted to the Interests or the party. And yet,
after years or preierment, aunng which time ho
consistently and punctually bit the hands.that
red him, he has evidently primed himself for a
last grand attack upon his benefactors. He roso
by degrees from the humble position of a clerk to
tbo height or his ambition. He rose by degrees
until he became a detective, and says he can mak
the earth rumble with his store of rerelatloas
that he has to make. His lateassoctattons among
newspaper men are In the Interests ot his own
martyrdom. He has selected the correspondents
oi the New York Sun. Baltimore Gazette, Chicago
Times, Boston Herald, &.C, as his confidants, and
those papers teem with the results or his dicta
tion. Mr. Pratt must be mistaken as to his man
being a Republican, for every copperhead paper
In the country lands him to tbe skies. The only
wonder Is that suctl an Insignificant creature
should suddenly grow so import int. Bat then,
the clatter or a goose once saved the Roman em
pire, and a Roman afterwards ate the goose. Tha
Democracy should have nominated Fltshugh and
Yaryan at St. Louis, and then they woald hare
had a consistent ticket.
Third-Class Kail Matter.
The report of the committee or conference on
tqe Post Office appropriation bill recommends
tbe adoption of the following provision concern
ing third-class mall matter:
"All third-class matter except unsealed circu
lars shall be transmitted at the rate of one cent
for every two ounces or fractional part thereof,
and one cent for each additional two ounces, and
the sender may write his name therein or on tho
outside preceded ty the word 'from,' or may
write briefly or may print on any package tha
number and name of the articles Inclosed; and
publishers of magazines, fee., may print thereon
tbe time at which subscriptions have been paid,
and addresses upon postal cards and unsealed cir
culars may be written, printed, or affixed thereto,
at the option of the sender."
The section prohibiting the sale of envelopes or
newspaper wrappers below actual cost. Including
clerk hire, leiral Dostaze. and all other exnenses
connected therewith, is retained without altera
The committee recommend the followiaa- as i
substitute for the section relating to-the inland
transportation oi the malls:
"For Inland transportation, viz: For transporta
tion on Star routes and other than railroad
routes, (8,737,851; for transportation by railroads,
(9,100,000: Provided, Tbat the Postmaster Gen
eral be, and ha Is hereby, authorized and directed
to readjust the compensation to be paid on and
after July 1,1878, for transportation or malls on
railroad routes by reducing tbe compensation to
all railroad companies for the transportation of
malls ten per centum per annum from the rates
fixed and allowed bytne Post Office appropriation
act or March 3, 1373, for tbe transportation of
malls on the basis of the average weight."
And the President is authorized to appoint a
commission of three skilled and competent per
rons to examine Into the rates or compensation
for carrying the mails, and report at the next
session or Congress such rules and rates as may
in their opinion be deemed best and expedient to
enable the Postmaster General to fulfill tbe re
quired and necessary service, and (l'J.OOO Is appro
priated for the expenses oi tbe commission.
The committee also recommend, aa a means of
readjusting the salaries of postmasters, the main
S revisions of tbe bill Introduced in the House by
Ir. Clark, or Missouri, and reported by him rrom
tbe Post Office Committee In March last. This
bill, with a few amendments, Is incorporated In
the report. The only amendments or Importance
are the following: The readjusted salaries and.
compensation are to take effect on the first or Oc
tober next. No salary of any postmaster shall
exceed $4,0C0 per annum, except In tbe city or New
York, which salary shall remain as now fixed by
law; and no salary or any postmaster where the
appointment Is now Presidential shall be reduced
by tbe compensation bereln established, until tho
next readjustment, below the sum of (1,000 per
The report compromises the approprlatlonou
couj.-i:uaLiuu Jtr jciicr Valencia, uj uaij. cej
amount at (1,900,000. and the Item for compenarj
tion to postmasters is similarly compromised I I
flxinir the amount at (7.000.0CO. Li
rne committee recommena tost tne noose con
cur in the Senate amendment Increasing the
I amount for special agents from (110,000 to (150,000.
The differences In amounts appropriated for the
, details or the postal service are generally com
promisea in mis report oj me Buusuiuuon oi t
sum about midway between the figures of the tw
THE BOARD OF HEALTH.
Removal of Garbage Employees Willing t
The Board of Health held a meeting at noon
yesterday. Present: Dr. Verdi, (in the chair,)
Professor Langston and Dr. Bliss.
The health officer submitted the following synop
sis of the operations of his office for the two weeks
ending Jaly 1: Nuisances reported, 823; referred.
165; abated, 725; referred to Commissioners, 08,
official notices lssaed,93; citizens' complaints, 151;
causes ot death Investigated!; pecuniary condi
tions investigated, 27; burials at public expense,
20; causes of zymotic diseases investigated, 8, viz;
Scarlatina, 3: typhoid fever, 4; malarial fever, 1:
Premises found unsanitary, 5. Patients treated,
by physicians to the poor, 374; cost of medicines
furnished; (102.05; tons of garbage removed, 218;
dead animals removed, 3(0; privies cleaned, 1,0CC
Inspections: 12,451 bunches or fish, 29 sturgeon, 1&
bushels ot oysters. Condemnations 951 pounds
beer, 193 pounds vea', 332 pounds mattcn, 5 pounds
sausage, 10 pounds pork, 195 dozen eggs, 1,W cab
bages, 2 quarts blackberries, 25 quarts strawber
ries, tsfi bushels cherries, 84L bushels apples, 10S
dozen lemons, 2 pineapples, 02 dozen oranges.
Animals Impounded, 381; redeemed, 71; killed, 121;
amount realized, (55.
The action or the health officer on several re
ferred complaints was approved. On his recom
mendation the frame structure and premises No.
94 Green street, Georgetown, was declared to be
a nuisance, and the abatement ofthe same or
dered. Application for an appointment was received
from G. S. Emery and J. P. Dennis for reappoint
ment; wMcb was referred to the sanitary police
A communication was received from Dr. W. D.
Stewart, acknowledging the receipt by him of his
order ot discharge of Jane 3), and volunteering:
his terrices at medical sanitary Inspector pending
action by Congress on the appropriation bill, ana
Informing the board that he should continue to
attend to his duties from day to day, as hereto
fore, unless otherwise Instructed. The paper was
ordered to be filed.
The communication of C. P. Griffin was referred
by the health officer. In which he Informed that
officer that he should continue his Inspections and.
Tnakft renorts aa ntuaL A commanlcatlon was re
ceived from the health officer Informing ta,.
board or tne raiiure oi me contractors in many
instances to remove garbage from prem-aas.wlthinit
the time prescribed In their contract; also stating;
tnai tne orri wiukumh garoage is trans
ported through the streets have no propex hnadi.
that a nuisance la thereby committed, of which.
complaint Is made. Heicrred to the committee on
ordinance. -r.-rii-r -i.-v
The pay-roll of the druggists to the poor for sis
days, ending June to, amounting tor (4T.T9, was
approved and ordered to be: Unvaried to the
Commissioners for payment. ' " "
Bills amounting la (VI 25 were approved.
The, hoard th, adjourned.