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WASHTTON, D. C, MONDAY MOBma. NOVEMBEB 6H1876.
NO. 295.
VOL. XVI.
M ADDRESS 10 THE PEOPLE
TILDEN'S DESPERATE EXPEDIENT
VALUE OF BIS VETO PROMISE
KMT CONSTITUTES DISLOYALTY
A Pardon Eemoves the Taint
EEHCE PABDGKED EEBETS ABE MYAL
VIEWS OF PEOHDIEHT DEMOOBATS
THE "IOSS OR D1XAGE" ETABIOI
"WHAT KISSOUBI EEBELS CLAIM
BVbt Tar They "Have Been Sustained
Ethle Certificates Issued for Them
JL LAST "WORD OP WARNmff.
The Republican National Committee hu
issued tie fdllqwing address to the country on
the subject ol Southern war claims an I Til
den's crafty evasion In relation thereto :
HE ADDRESS.
ElTCBUCA"! NaTIOITIL COJTSITTEE, )
FiiTH.AVExrE Hotel.
7ew Yore, Nov. 3, ls;. 5
The Republican. National Committee calls
the attention of the people of the United
Stales to the extraordinary action of the Dem
ocratic candidate for the Presidency, and his
party managers, regarding the rebel war
claims, for the payment of which a grand raid
upon the -Treasury Is contemplated in the
event of Democratic success in the impending
election. Mr. Tllden, in a formal paper under
his. own signature, promises and agrees to
maintain, execute and enforce the fourteenth
amendment of the Federal Constitution, and
to veto all bills for paying any "claims for
anyloss or damage incurred by disloyal per
sons arising from the late war." An urgent
appeal has also been made by Mr. Tllden to
tbe'Demeeralic leaders and State committees
of every Southern State to join by telegraph
in his promise, according to a prescribed form
sent out by him, and to assert that the South -docs
sot expect the payment of such claims
for loss or damage.
This remarkable action on the part of Mr.
Tllden and some of his Southern allies this
committee does not hesitate to characterize as
a virtual admission of the unsoundness of the
Democratic party with reference to the rebel
war clalmiyghlch unsoundness is to be utterly
destructive of Mr. TDdcn's chances of elec
tion, unless new promises and desperate expe
dients can avert the otherwise inevitable re
sult. The promise to veto the claims comes
only after the hope of their payment and the
policy of intimidation and murder hare, he
believes, made the Southern States sure for
the Democratic electoral ticket.
The promise to veto all claims of "dlsloxal
persons" Is to be evaded bj accepting the
doctrine that since the close of the war and
complete amnesty there are no disloyal per
sons. This is distinctly announced by Mr. G.
C. Cabell, of Virginia, In his report in the
House of Representatives of June SO, 187G,
where he declares that -proof by a claimant
that he has received pardon or amnesty "is
equivalent to affirmative proof that tie party
neTer gave aid or comfort to the rebellion'."
This favorite, Democratic, Southern Idea that
there are now no disloyal persons is sustained
by Mr. John lEltchie, of Maryland, in a speech
of April 13, 1ST2; by toe resolution of Mr. W.
TV. Wilshlre, or Arkansas, in his bill, No. 551,
for payment of claims for 6 .ores and supplies
of all citizens of the United States; by the
tills of Messrs. Wm. M. Levy, of Louisiana,
and F. H. Hurt, or Ohio, No. 1,071 and
1,683, opening the Court or Claims to claims
for stores and supplies and use or property by
all persons without regard to loyalty; by bill
No. 1,728, or Mr. J. F. Philips, of Missouri; by
bill No. 3,212, orMr. Philip Cook, of Georgia,
and by over one thousand similar bills, includ
ing No. 2,'5G4, of Mr. H. Y. Kiddle, of Ten
nessee, which provides for compensation "to
all citizens of thoUnitel States for the use
and occupation of their property during the
late civil war by the United States army or
any part thereof."
Another contemplated evasion of the ap
parent promise not to pay rebel war cla'ms is
apparent from the languaje of Mr.Tilden and
his Southern committees. His promise is
only to veto bills for "loss or damage." The
Southern Democrats according to Mr. Tilden's
prescribed form, only say they have no hope
I of "payment for loss or damage to propjrty."
These promises carefully reserve all claims
for supplies furnished or taken, or for prop
erty captured, or for the use and occupa Ion
of properly, which classes of claims cover
more than four fifths of the many millions of
clajras now pending in the House of Repre
sentatives.
The country can further judge of the possi
bility of stemming the current or rebel
claims by Mr. Tilden's promise to
enter into a conflict with his own party and
veto its bills, by considering that many of the
Southern States have already commenced
auditing such claims and issuing to their
people therefor, in large sums, "rebel claim
greenbacks," payable by the States whenever
the same shall be allowed to the States by
the United States.
The State of Missouri has received for au lit
11,961 claims of $4,844,302.29, as appear by
Governor Silas Woodson's message of January
C, lS7o,and has presented to the United States
Treasury for allowance, such claims amount
ing to t2,3S0,131.G7, nearly one half of which
sum is for supplies furnished by rebels for the
use of the Union armies. This total sum the
State has audited and "allowed," and has
issued certificates therefor in form like the fol
lowing: tto.fl. (Seal or State of Missouri. 55S0.
It Is hereby certified that tbe State or Missouri
is indebted to Wood lord M. Paris in the sum of
tidy-fire and 80-1 CO dollars on account or (applies
lnrnished. This certificate la not payable by the
State until after the claim or said Woodford M.
Paris has been presented to the United States
, Government, and the amount allowed and paid
to the State, and then only for the actual amount
received from the United states Government.
Citi or JErrEssos, Ha, Sept. 8. 1STI.
Silas Wood'o-v,
Governor of Missouri.
J. D. Cmrvoi.
Actlnir Quartermaster General.
Indorsement on back.
Woonror.D M. Faeis.
Issued in Accordance with the provisions or an
act of the General Assembly ol theState of Mis
souri, approv cd March 1", 1874.
These certificates are printed In the stvle or
irreenbacke. and have been put in circulation
in Missouri, and many thousand dollars of
them have teen negotiated and are now held
in New York city, and the undoubted object of
their issue has been to create an irresistible
public sentiment In favor of the payment of
such claims by the United States.
The Missouri Democratic leaders have not
yet responded to Mr. Tilden's appeal to them
to promise, if he Is elected, not to press claims
for losses and damage.. If they should so re
spond, and should even include these allowed
claims for supplies, of what value are their or
h'spromlses, in view of his letterof acceptance,
" wherein he declares that by the solemnity of
legal and constitutional prohibitions alone,
and not bv the promises of c en. can the people
be guarded against Presidential corruptions In
office, "experience having repeatedly exposed
the futility of self-imposed restrictions by can-
aiaates or incunioenis. larousu vuis so
Llemnlty only can be be effectually delivered
' irom nis greatest temptation u misuse me
power and patr sage with which the Execu
tive is necessarily charged."
Mr. Tilden's position, then. Is that a consti
tutional amendment is necessary to protect
the country against the corruptions Incident
to a President desirous of a second term, but
Ltb&t a promise oeiorc election to veto Mils
thteh his party is committed to pass is a sunt
lent barrier against twenty-fire hundred mil
lions of dollars of rebel claims! And in this
pioraue UT. Iienancas uoes not join, wuue oi
the Southern Democratic committees called
to the rescue by Mr. Tilder, only fire have
promised not to press such claims If he is
elected. Z. Chandler, Chairman.
VTRQINIA.
Eepnblicam in Codicil at Manassas They
Divide Time With the Enemy and Capture
his Artillery.
On Saturday last the fair village of Maoas
sas was the scene of a Joint debate between
the Republicans and the Democracy. The
hall where the meeting was held was filled to
overflowing. Hon. Isaac P. Baldwin presided,
and the audience contained some of the most
prominent citizens of the place of both parties.
Major L. J. Barnes explained the unavoidable
absence of other speakers who were adver
tised to be present, and opened the discussion
for the Republicans in opposition to the pro
posed amendments to the constitution of Vir
ginia, wbereey the attempt is made to take
the control of the State government away
from the masses of the people and lodge it in
the hands of the landed aristocracy. He ex
posed the humbugging of the reform candi
date for the Presidency; and showed from the
letter of Dcmai Barnes that respectable Demo
crats are opposing Mr. Tilden's election be
cause they have found him to be "an insincere
man, a trickster, a hypocrite, a swindler, a
traitor and a perjurer." In contrast with this
character, Major Barnes presented the Repub
lican candidate, against whose good name and
fair fame not even the tongue of slander had
been able to utter a word or reproach.
The condition or the country as shown by
its trade and intercourse with foreign nations
was next presented iu a favorable light, and,
in answer to the demands of the Democratic
platform for "a restored credit," it was shown
that when the Democrats were last In power
1857 to 1SC0 the expenses of the Government
exceeded its revenues, and in borrowing
money then the Government paid 13 percent,
interest, whereas now the f-i per cent, bonds
of the Government are belng'taken up rapidly,
at home and abroad, at over $lpO in gold for
ejeh $100 bond.
Mr. Davics then spoke for the Democracy,
but used so much slang and profanity as to
disgust nearly every one present except the
young man from the Manassas Ooz-tte, who
sf emed to have accompanied the Democratic
speaker for the purpose of getting up the ap
plause. Major Barnes closed the. debate with a few
more telling hits, alluded to the mission and
principles of the Republican party, and closed
with an exhortation to bis hearers to join the
party of progrces and freedom and leave the
Democratic party, which had covered Virginia
with bloody battle fields, forts and cannon
and the march of contending armies, which
had brought a once glorious member of the
constellation of the Union nearly to the verge
or ruin and desolation.
Major Barnes then sung a campaign song,
the audience joining in the chorus, and after
three rousing cheers for nayes and Wheeler
the Republicans dispersed, highly gratified
over the victory achieved in the debate for
their cause.
Serenade to the Next President.
A serenade was given to Governor Hayes,
at Columbus, Ohio, last Thursday evening by
the Hamilton county glee club, of Cincinnati.
About twenty-five singers, accompanied by
about one hundred other citizens of Cincin
nati, including a company of Hayes and
Wheeler Guards, left Cincinnati on the after
noon of Thursday by special train, and arriv
ing at Columbus in the evening were met at
the depot by the members of the Columbus
Hayes and Wheeler Guards, the Hayes escort,
glee club and the Cadet and Garrison hauls,
pumbering, all told, about 1,300. A proces
sion was formed and proceeded to the State
House, the procession being illuminated en
route by fire-works, which together with the
brilliancy of many torchlights made it one of
the most inspiriting affairs of the kind which
has occurred in that city during the campilgn.
Upon arrival of the procession at the east
terrace of the State House Governor Hayes,
in company with many other distinguished
persons, including a number of ladles, was
conducted to thestcps overlooking the audi
ence. Altera happy and appropriate intro
duction of the visiting club and three rousing
cheers for Rutherford B. Hayes the Governor
w 'loomed the visitors im these brier and
vt ell-chosen words:
"MtFru-vks too Hamilton- Corxir: I
tender ou a hearty welcome to onr clty.It can
aot be expected of me at this time to speak on
any or the political top'cs of the day, so It is only
lett forme 10 erect vou, my friends, and thank
yon for this honor. It Is ) our vocation In this
canvass to add to It life and Interest by your
sweet and Inspiring music, and I may say that
worn you lilt up j our voices in hannony'you will
not be the least Interest to the vast multitudes
that iratlicr at our meetings Without detain
ing jou longer, 1 will cease to speak and listen
to you. 21 friends, once more, welcome."
Cheering News from the Great West.
We are permitted lo print the following
from a private letter just received from the
editor of the Toledo BUdt:
"Let me say for your encouragement that
everything looks well here. I see men almost
every day from different parts of this Great
West, and they all speak In the same strong,
earnest tones. I have often seen more ex
citement at a little town election, but I have
never seen so deep and earnest a feeling on
the eve of an election before. It reminds me
of the days or anxiety during the war when
we knew a great battle was pending, the re
Bult of which might decide the .fate .of this
Government. And I assure you that our voters
feci very much as if they were to take part in
such a battle next Tuesday. There is not much
excitement, as I have saiJ, but every man
seems to Icel that he has a great duty to do,
and he means to do it. You may expect a
glorious report from the Great 'West next
Tuesday nlgbt
Fatal Bailroad Accident.
MEitrjirs, Nov. 5. An accident occurred to
the Eastern train on the Memphis and Little
Rock railroad last night, near Edmonson,
caused by the forward truck on a sleeping-car
dropping down and throwing it over a trestle
and pulling the next car off with it, and piling
the passengers up In a promiscuous heap.
Francis Moore, of Bledsoe Landing, Arkansas,
was so badly injured that he died within half
an hour: an infant of J. T. Einrleston. or Mis
sissippi, was fatally injured; J. J. Barnes, or
iAinjiu uiccu, xvcubut&jr, ecvcrciy lujureu,
being cut in the face, and shoulder and hip
bruised; Mrs. Jno.W.Wathmey, of Arkansas,
rib broken aud severe internal injuries, and
some fifteen others were slightly wounded.
The wounded arrived here at 1 o'clock this
morning, and were promptly cared for. An
inquest was held on the body or Mr. Moon,
and a verdict rendered iu accordance with the
above statement.
Wheelisc, W. Va., Nov. 4. Nine cars and
a locomotive were precipitated through a
bridge, a distance of thirty feet, on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, two miles east of
Moundsvllle. The engineer. Wash. Hamilton,
was killed, and an unknown mantra the en
gine was seriously Injured.
HOW .IT HAITEXED.
Baltimore, Nov. 5. The ofllcers of the
Baltimore and Ohio railroad state that the ac
cident on that road yesterday morning, near
Moundsvllle, W. Va , occurred to a westward
bound freight train, and v as caused by the
locomotive mounting the rail by which it aud
three cars were thrown off the bridge over
Grare creek. The only person killed was
Hamilton, the engineer. The brakesman and
fireman were injured, but not seriously.
BBI2FTEEEGBAKS.
Hamilton, Qjt,, .Nov. 5.- The .excursion
for the Centennial, numbering over three
thous and rieople, left hereyesterday afternoon.
Savasxah, Ga., NorvS. Total .interments
today 4, oriwhlch2.vreietfroni yellow ferer.
Capt. Taylor, or the British barque Cherokee,
died at Tybeelo-day. " -;
Boston-, 'Not. 5. Baraey Dsriin, pro
prietor of a saloon, ejected -Hugh Jeffries for
being noisy last evening. Jeffries fell on the
pavement and fractured his skull, and died to-'
day. Devlin has been arrested for,murder.
Utica, N. T.,Nov. 5. During the'political
procession Friday night Thomas McDonaugh,
a torchbearer, was struck on the head end in
jured so badly .that he died to-day. It is
alleged the assault was made by Jos. Hayden,
another torchbearer.
The Troops in South Carolina.
Ciur.LESTO.v, Not. S The distribution -of
troops through the State will be concluded to
morrow. Four companies will be assigned, In
squads, to polling places Is this city and along
the coast, but the bulk of Gen. Ruger's force
will occupy the upper conntJci
FOREIGN NEWS.
THE EASTERN COMPHCATIOBS
RUSSIA'S QUESTIONABLE ATTITUDE
A GENERAL ELECTION IN ITALY
IDE G0TSR3MENT PABTT SUCCESSFUL
TBS FRENCH .AMNESTY BILL
SPAIN E0UKD TO HOLD OK TO CTTBA.
THE EASTERN QUESTION.
The Chased in Favor ef Peace.
Xokdon, Not. 6. The Timet, in a leader,
says : " We think with the majority of our(
countrymen that the chances are in faror or
peace, and of such peace as may assure the
well-being of the regions concerned by remov
ing every pretext for agitation."
TCBEBSATEFr SESK.S RUSSIA.
A Belgrade dispatch to the Times says it is
reported that Gen. TchernayeS will sojourn
in Russia during the armistice.
SERVIAN FEtLINO AGAINST RCSSUNS.
Russian officers express the belief that thou
sands of Russians have fallen lu the valley of
Morava alone. They openly accuse the Ser
vians of bayoneting "Russians who attempted,
revolver in hand, to urge them to attack the
Turks.
The Slandard'i Belgrade correspondent re
ports that some wounded Russian officers hare
been robbed and hacked to pieces by the men
appointed to carry them to the rear.
LINES OP DEMARCATION.
The Vienna dispatch of the Jdn'j says:
Except Germany, which probably will not in
terfere, all the Powers have appoln'-ed com
missioners for drawingthe line of demarka
tiou. Turkey and the majority of the Powers
think the line should be fixed by the positions
actually held by the opposing armies when,
the armistice was agreed to, bu: Russia seems
disposed to ask the Turks to withdraw to the
frontier.
TnE COMING CONFER ENCE.
The ifutiUeur, the organ of the 'Minister of
Foreign Affairs, says it appears probable that
all the guaranteeing Powers will agree to the
proposal for a conference at Constantinople.
A Renter's telegram from Ragnsa states that
the French and Italian commissioners have
proceeded to the Turkish and Montenegrin
camps to fix the line of demarkation. Places
blockaded by the Montenegrins will continue
under blockade during the armistice, but may
be revictualled sufficiently for Immediate
wants.
ITALY.
Remits of Yesterday's Election.
Rcmt, Not. 5. The election of members of
the Italian Chamber of Deputies took place to
day. As far as the results are known' at this
hour, 141 Progressists and"2S Moderates have
been returned. Among the distlnzuished per
sons elected arc Slguori Manclni, Coppini and
Correntl, each of them from several different
places, and Slgnori Depreti, Nlcotera, Zanar
delli, Malorama, MInghettiand RIcarolI. A
second ballot will bo necessary in Milan, to
settle a contest between Slgnori Correntl and
Yiscontl Venosta. Garibaldi will also be
obliged to stand for a second ballot in Rome,
but bis election If certain.
Londot, Nor. C The Timet dispatch from
Rome says the returns show a large majority
for the Government in yesterday's elections.
FRANCE.
Gatiaeau's Clemency BilL
London, Not. C The Paris correspondent
of the Times says the compromise on M. Gatl
neau's proposition provides that persons ac
cused or assassination, arson and robbery be
tried by assize courts, and persons condemned
i contuiuatlum must, as at -present, clear
themselres before a court-martial. The cor
respondent adds that there has been no real
crisis. The Cabinet has submitted to defeat,
but the vote has showd that it had not the
majority In the lower Chamber, and it is
known to be In a minority in the Senate.
INDIA.
The Prospects of the Famine.
London, Not. C. An Indian newspaper,
the runur, sums tip the prospects as to the
famine In Bombay as follows: Famine In Shal
apoie: extreme dearth at Poouab; great
scarcity In six other districts. All these dis
tricts will yield only a fraction of their ordi
nary revenue. It Is hoped that the distress
may be relieved at a sixth of the cost of the
Bengal famine.
SPAIN.
Cuba to he Retained at Any Cost.
Madrid, Not. 5 Prime Minister CanoTas
Del Castello addressed a meeting of 230 Depu
ties, declaring that It was the determination
of the Government to retain Cuba at any cost.
Monster War VesieL
London, Not. C The man of-war Nelson,
or 7,000 tons displacement, G,000 horse power
and 20 guns, was launched at Glasgow on
Saturday. x
NORTH CAROLINA.
The PrOipeets-&epubliean Bally at Wilmtig
ton. fBpecUl to the National KennbUcan.l
Wilmington, X. C, Nor. 4. The North
Carolina electoral ticket Is safe. To-night
7,CC0 Republicans and 200 horsemen with lan
terns met Hon. W. P. Canady, Third Congres
sional Republican nominee, at the train , and
proceeded to the stand at the market space.
John P. Sampson was called to the chair, and
Mr. 8. T. Potts to the secretaryship. Mr.
Canady in addressing the people 'said he
will be elected by 1,000 majority over Will
Waddell, and that Settle will be elected by
l."!,000 majority over Vance. P.
Fire at Chester, Pa.
Chester, Pa., Not. 5. A fire broke out
in this city at 450 o'clock this morning, in a
lumberyard owned byD. S. Bunting. Tne
flames spread rapidly, and it became necessary
to telegraph . to Wilmington for assistance,
which promptly arrived. The loss is esti
mated at $30,000; insurance, 1 19,000.
m
Mr. Edward .MsPherson, formerly Clerk of
the Houss of Representatives, has written a
letter to the Indianapolis Journal on the sub
ject of Southern claims, iu which he says:,
"The alarm felt at the developments on this
subject during the last session orCongress was
at tbe various propositions made to repeal all
the existing distinctions between the Union
and tbe rebel classes in the South, and to open
the" Treasury equally to all having claims, no
matter wbat-tbelr course during the- rebellion.
This was shown not merely by the -various
bills proposed, but by the action of the Dem
ocratic majority of the Committee on War
Claims, who repealed the Republican rule, of
that committee, reoulrintr proof of lcraltr from
e,rery claimant, but also by the repirt of the"
same committee in the Plckrellaud BrojksJ
case cf Virginls, (made by' Mr. Cabell f of
Y trginia, j taking tne gronoa mat it toe; party
came within the terms-of either of President.
Johnsons procIamationsytBat Tact qualified
him as a claimant. .Under this doctrine1 all
Southerners would be held to hare been loral
citizens during the war, except the few persons
specially excepted by him. It -ls-true that
very few claim bills were passed by the House.
Governor Hendricks forgets that tbe House did
not tit last winter for legislation, and that they
did not pass o&e public law of any Importance.
The word went around, do as littiejs possible;
postpone everything; avoid all record or pur.
pose or principle, and especially stave off all
appropriations till after the elections. There
was little actually done. Bat there was much
foreshadowed, and this It Is which alarms.
The discussion of these claims has. even
alarmed Governor Tllden. He promises to
resist these schemes) as Buchanan in ISoO
promised to resist the same class in their raid
against freedom In Kansas. And he will be as
little able, if elected, to resist that united mass
of determined, hungry and aggressive men,
as was his predecessor to prevent the Iniquities
which led to the formation of the Lecompton
cOMtStBtlon,"
THE SIOUX CAMPAIGN.
XstUi from a Flueky Offiesr Interesting In-"
clients cf Crook's Campaign-The Lessons it'
HTaghi ', - o
From private letter of Lieut. Von LueU'wlti
to a friend in this elty.) '
Crook Citt, October 10, 18T.
In my last letterl gave you, 'an account of
our experience in this Indian campaign, reach
ing up to August 24. Since then, having re
supplied ourselves with about fourteen days'
rations, we left Gen. Terry and the Yellow
stone river and turned our faces to the south.
Marching along Powder river we found on the
second day,-near the big bend of the river, the
traces of an Immense Indian camp. From this
camp the trail led eastward, and following it
we crossed the head waters of the O'Fallen
Cabon, Andrews and BeaTer creeks; finally,
on-the 1th of September, we struck and crossed
the Little Missouri riTer. The country be
tween Powder riTer and .the Little Missouri is
mostly, a rolling prairie', covered with rich
grass and with a. crust of cultiyatable soil.
The creeks are well timbered, and hops ani
wild bariev grow in abundance in the bottom
lands. The vicinity of the Little -Missouri con
tains an extuustless deposit of coal, which
often appears on tne surface oi tne ground,
In the beda .of 'creeks, and the ravines beln?
-covered with great coal boulders. Some of the
coal oeas were on nre, in consequence, prooa
bly, of spontaneous combustion. On Cabon
creek the whole country was alive with jack
rabbits, and no shooting being allowed our
soldiers killed a large number oi them with
sticks and stones.
On the Little Missouri we had a skirmish
with a small party of Sioux, who fled after one
of their warriors bad been killed. We crossed
the river at the same spot
WHERE CCSTER BAD CROSSED LAST SPRING.
His men must have dropped some-corn around
here, as enormous cornstalks, erown up in
small patches, gave evidence of the soil's fer
tility. The Indian trail still led to the east, to
the head w.atcrs of Heart riTer, where it di
vided into two. one trad leading northeast,
towards Fort Berthold, the other south,
in the direction of the Black Hills. The dis
tance from this point to Fort Lincoln is 130
miles; to the Black Hills about 240 miles.
Our rations being1 nearly exhausted, nobody
could have blamed Gen. Crook had he gone to
Fort Lincoln to resu.pply. Since, however, the
main trail led south, towards the Black Hills,
in Crook's department, the General decided,
without regard to. the scarcity of rations, to
strike south, so- as- to save his wards, the
miners in the Black Hills, from destruction.
We had to live on two and soon on one cracker
a day." The horses were siring out, and agre
camber of them had to be left. As' soon as a
wornout animal was given up, some hungry
men approached and butchered, it, aud In a
few minutes, thereafter nothing would be left
but the horse's head, tall and hoofs. We had
not found a stick of fire-wood for over a hun
dred miles, and all the water was impregnated
with alkali.
On the 7th of September 150 picked .men,
commanded by Cant. Mills, Lieut. Crawford
and myself, received orders to hurry forward
to "the Black Hills and to procure there pro
visions for tbe command. After a night and
a day's ride, towards sunset of tbe 8th, we
discovered, near Slim Butte, Dakota, an In
dian village, which we concluded to attack at
the break of day next moraine. Leaving
camp at 2 a. m., we divided Into two columns,
Llrut. Crawford commanding the right, my
self the left one. iiy column reaching the
Tillage just before dajbreak, the men-quteily
deployed, fired two volleys and created.great
confusion in tbe surprised Sioux campi Ton
will have seen beforo this in the papers how
during tho following fight I was wounded in
the leg, and that slnco then the same was
amputated. The Indian Tillage was captured
and destroyed, and an Indian chief, "Ameri
can Horse," and quite a number of other In
dians were killed. Our soldiers captured
about two hundred horses, a quantity of pro
visions, amunttion, far-and-lndlan-trapof
every description. The Indians were Brule
Sioux, mostly
rnoii THE spotted TAIL AGENCr.
That these Indians had participated lu the
Custer massacre was established beyond a
doubt by the horses and saddle", guidons,
clothing and other articles cap'ored, a num
ber of them bearing the name of ouiorthe
other or Custer's murdered officers. About a
dozen redskins were taken prisoners, onr sol
diers pulling seme of them by the hair out of
holes which they had dug Into the banks of a
ravine for hiding places. We lost three men
killed and nine wounded. Among the dead
enemies a-grey-bearded white man was dis
covered who was well known at Spotted Tall
agency. At 2 o'clock p. m. Generals Crook,
Merrilt and Carr, and Colonel Royall arrived
at tbe head of some hundred picked cavalry
men, ahead of the main column, which put In
an appearance a few hours later.
Late in the afternoon another band of sev
eral hundred Indians engaged our troops In a
lively skirmish, but perceiving our superior
numbers tbey retired after a short engage
ment. The 5th- cavalry had, however, a
chance during the fight to empty several In
dian saddles. The provisions captured in the
Indian Tillage proved a god send to our fam
ished men. It took our command until the
18th to reach Crook City, and never shall I
forget this week, during which I was carried
one hundred and thlrtr miles over the roughest
kind of country on a lifter between two mules.
We had a continuous cold rain, and' for sev
eral days nothing but horse meat to eat. At
least a dozen times the mules fell down with
me, and once while crossing a river they nearly
drowned me. Altogether It seems to me
ItATUER TUB ROCGREST WEES Or Mr LITE,
and all this Immediately after having Iain
wounded and blecdlnir from davbreak till late
in the afternoon, and after then having a limb, '
amputated. ui it was a case or muiisnness
against mullshness, and having decided to bear
it all and live, I suffered quietly everything the
Other two mules did to me and arrived here
living. Our command Is sow in camp near
Custer City, where Ihey will draw animals and
clothing and prepare for a continuation of the
campaign. General Crook has shown great
energy ard capacity, and his command has in
flicted heavy punishment on the Indians, suf
fering itself but moderate loss. General Crook
has been successful in both fights with, the In
dians during this campaign. We routed them
on the 17th of June in tbe Rosebud fight, and
only the unavoidable fact that vie were suffer-'
ing then from a great scarcity of provisions
saved the savagesJrom pursuit and a decisive
defeat. We had lu that fight against us the
Identical Indians who eight days later massa
cred Custer's command. On the 0th of Sep
tember, again meeting the Sioux, Gen. Crook
asain defeated them, isy bis -march irom
Heart river to the Black-Hills he has shown
that in case of necessity, and for the sake of
success, no small amount of hardships or pri
vations can turn him from his way. The Gen
eral took his full share of them.
OCR CAMPAIGN IIAS TACGRT C3,
first, that the hostile Sloux.iribes of the north
are not by far as numerous' as heretofore was
believed; secondly, that the great territory
through we marched is barren of game, and
that, therefore, Indians not supported by the
Government cannot live iult inconsiderable
numbers; thirdly, that very probably the" ma
jority of tbe Indians living in this part of the
country consist of agency Indians, who,
during the summer months, go on tbe war
path, and with the coming winter 'return to
the agencies, soas to be.ln. good fighting con
dltlon for the next summer's campaign;
fourthly, that unscrupulous traders, and prob
ably also the Indians living in Canada furnish
to our redskins the most improved firearms and
ammunition of war, taking in exchange there
for tho stock stolen from our hard-working
frontiersmen. We have also founi that
Eastern horses are unfit for -a -long- Indian
campaign. '
' Tbe country between Belle Fonrche, and
Crock City is the most beautiful farming and:
stock-raising country which I have seen iu the
-United States. Crook City is at present a
. small mining town of Jog houses, but think
it will save, a.prosperous future. iTcry Joot
of ground around here seems to -c6ntalu gold.
I " Death of Central 6Iof A. Smith.7 ' ,
Cincinnati, Not. 5 Special dispatch an
nounces the death, at Bloomlnrton, 111., to-day
of Major General Giles A. Smith, a distin
guished soldier In the late war -arid more
recently Second Assistant FostmsiterGcneral.
Deceased was a native of New Tork; born
1629; entered the service during the war
under his brother, Morgan L Smith, In the
Eighth -Missouri Infantry; ' served with dis
tinction at the capture of Forts Henry and
Donelson and at Corinth and ShHoh and other
fields under .Sheridan; was wounded three
times; disease, consumption,
The sale of the Wilmington and Reading
Railroad, under foreclosure of mortgage, has
been definitely fixed for tbe first Monday In
December.
RELIGIOUS.
J.
0ETJB0H SEBVIOESIESTEEDAT
TJB. TOLLS ON THE CHTEHHIAL'
THE LEMONS OF THE EXHIBITION
AIL DUETTO CHBISTIA5 C1TILIZITI0X
InterestlDg'Ceremoni at St. BomlnicM
Monthly -procession of the Rosary
Est. DaTid Wills, D. D., On the Centennial.
The announcement that Rev. David Wills,
D.D.jWOua preach on the lessons of the
CentenniaftxhibUlon at Philadelphia drew a
large and appreciative audience at the West
em Presbyurian church last evening. After
the singing of the familiar hymns, "Jesus
.Shall Relgn.Where-'erthe Sun," and " Watch
man, Tell Us of the Night," Dr. Wills de
livered the following 'discourse, which was
partly writttaand'parUyxtempore, the lat
ter portion being especially impressive:
"Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge
shall be universal." Daniel xlL-4.
This .magnificent prophecy, which was
uttered twenty-five hundred) ears ago, Is be
ing rapidly fulfilled at the present time. The
world's'populatlon Is running to and fro by
reason of the universal facilities for travel and
on account of the general spirit of enterprise
which Is now abroad in tbe earth: The inter
mingling of different nationalities tends to
diffuse ideas among men, and the universal
diffusion of knowledge Is necessary to the
final triumph of truth and righteousness.
The world's falrln London, in ISol, marks an
epoch In human history, Inasmuch as It
chronicles the first great gathering of the
nations to exchange .congratulations and to
engage in generous and honorable competi-J
iwu .ui iuumuia iu uicuuaiuitt anu art, aou
the Centennial Exhibition at Philadelphia is
by far the grandest international exposition
the world has ever witnessed, and the most
sublime and significant fact connected with it
is that it is tjbe combined result of the free
circulation K Christian sentiments and princi
ples among nanklnd.
Heathenism is essentially selfish In Its spirit
and' teachings, and therefore prohibits all
Intercourse with civilized communities. Being
Ignorant of the doctrine of the essential unity
of the human race, and notlrecognlzlng the
great law of universal love, whleh grows out
of it, it entrenches itself behind the principles
of a huge and hoary order of caste, which is
the. uncompromising enemy of all free thought
and speech., Hence, the Chinese Empire has
for 3.G0O years been barricaded against the
steady march of civilization. Africa, that
dark continent stretching' across the torrid
zone, has for an indefinite period been an un
known counlry,Tnd It Is only within a recent
date that a ftw missionary stations have been
built like light-houses on its benighted bor
ders, and that a few bravo explorers from
Christian lands- faaTe sacrificed their health
and lives In" efforts to-penetrate its Interior.
The Japanese 'Empire has been recently
aroused from tbe barbarism of ages by the
potent voice of modern missions, and to-day it
has its Minister at Washington and its indus
trial department at Philadelphia. The Gov
ernment of Japan annually expends more
than three millions of dollars for education.
It has 18,700 common schools and 21 Govern
ment collegia ,
Christianity goes forth on her subllmemls-sion,prodalmlng-the-.doctrln6that
God hath
made of one blood all nations to- dwell upon
all the face of the earth, and this constitutes
the only true basis of-the comity of theraa
tlons. In Christ Jesus there Is neither Greek
jior Jew, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free,
but tbe people of all lands and languages find
In blur a common bond of union and commun
ion. Hence It is an easy thing to secure the
concert of all Christian nations in efforts to
build up the institutions of knowledge, liberty
and religion. The fatherhood or God aud its
correlate, the brotherhood of man, are tho
two grand truths which ought to be written In
letters of gold on all the gateways to the Cen
tennial grounds and emblazoned In sunbeams
on all the flags and banners which float
proudly over all the buildlogs of the place.
The immense multitudes who have resorted
thither from first to last have admired
tbe magnificent collections of curiosities
contributed by the nations, and tbe noble
models of genius and taste which adorn
the different departments of the Exhibi
tion, and when they have come home
they have talked eloquently of tbe wonders
and attractions of the scene- But they
may have forgotten, In the midst of their
delectation, that it was the spirit of Chris
tianity that stimulated and developed these
splendid industries, and that It was the mag
netic power of Christianity which drew to
gether this mighty concourse of human beings
from the old world and the new. This is the
royal lesson taught by the Centennial Exhibl
' tion, and those who have not learned it have
failed to rise to the grandeur, of the occasion.
Their minds have not taken in one of the
grandest thoughts of modern history, and
their hearts have not been expanded by one of
the finest Impulses of the age. The most elo
quent sermon ever preached to the world on
the triumphs Of Christianity has been thun
dered forth by the ten thousand; voices which
have mingled together at this magnificent Ex
hibition. The strict observance of the Sabbath
there is one oi the grandest tributes to tbe
Christian religion, reflects honor upon the
managers, and had the happiest effect upon,
the multitude of visitors.
Let us now take a rapid glance at the va
rious buildings that we may learn the Interest
ing and Important lessons each one Is intended
to teach. We first eater the main building of
tbe Exhibition, and what a splendid display of
fabrics and ornaments Is here presented;
what purple and fine linen, silks aud velvets,
lace and embroidery, and elaborate and curious
specimens of handiwork are here found to en
robe and adorn' the human person. Here
Egjpt, the oldest civilization, is seen rivaling
Imnrf.n 4TA vnnrp.. flfw&i n in.nt tn tla
various products of labor and skill. The great
lesson we learn from this department is that
the wants oi men are the same the world over,
and that the luxuries of life multiply with the
progress of clTfllzatIonr"True religion always
provides the best for the best, for the body as
well as for the soul, while heathenism is in
imical to healthy diet and handsome dress.
The Englishman may be more fastidious and
formal in his tastes and manners, the French
man more Trracious and voluble in his spirit
and conversation, theGerman more phlegmatic
and myetlcalin his temperament and thoughts,
the Oriental more superstitious and sensuous
In his ideas and" indulgences, and the Ameri
can more adroit and dashing in his dealings
and pursuits; but 'still' In all tbe essential
wants and wishes of human nature, Its virtues
and vices, its hopes and tears, the people of
all 'nationalities are the same beings. All
their works show that they bare a common
origin and a common destiny.
We enter Machinery Hall to behold ,.the
manifold devices of man to mitigate the curse
of labor. What the Greeks and Romans ac
complished by-slave labor, science and religion
propose to achieve through the agency ofthe
, winds, and waters and lightnings of. heaven.
dj tne aia oi macninery one man is stronger
to-day than a thousand jnenweretbefore tbe
science or mechanics wefie developed and per
fected. The Corliss engine is the tnost'pow er-
ful stationarycsglne in the wotM. and-moves
witn tne most peneu ease ana narmony tne
whole system of -wheels and 'pulleys, weights
and measures. It is capable of doing the most
delicate work; and yetof clearing asunder and
crushing to atoms tbe. most ponderous and im
rjenetrabie substances: And it is a fact that it
li nAiAitllf mana3-bT-ihe-englneer tharr
the infant in ihoaimspnu nurse, anain
- : - z .r- . . .. - . -. ..
-reason lsinst tnereTe reaterrorces in the
Infant than In the enjincMan is far greater
than his greatest work; he is the king of the
physical and moral creation, and therefore
shows' that Darwinism Is a lie from beginning
to end. . t -
These splendid achievements In the me
chsnlc arts are made to subserve man's selfish
Interests, but Godis using-them for the ad
Ttnccment'Of his kingdom. He Is making
steamships and telegraphs his messengers
and agents to carry the treasures of the Gos
pel to all nations. Machinery Is his mighty
chariot, in which he Is riding forth gloriously
for the, conquest of the world. We next go
Into the Government building, and here we
confront grim Mars seated on his throne with
all tbe horrible Implements of war around
him. These Instruments of cruelty and death
are being so thoroughly perfected that 'war
promises to pkobc & OTta ficstmycr. lis
wonderful Improvements and inventions In
military science will continue till the time
comes when a whole nation would be destr jyed
In a single day on the field of battle, and then
"the nations will be compelUd on the principle
of seU-preserratlon to settle their dlsiutes by
arbitration, and not by the sword. We hare
in this building a partial fulfillment of that
glorious prophecy which refers to the day
when the nations shall beat their swords Into
plow shares, and not learn war any more.
We next proceed to tho Woman's Pavilion,
where we find woman moving side by side
'with msn in a healthy and laudable emulation
to-promote the present and future interests of
man. The gospel has" elevated her to this
position and developed the peculiar glory and
loveliness of the sex. Under its benign in
fluences she has become an element of amaz
ing power Inbulldlng up the Church and evan
gelizing the world.
"In Athens, the focus of ancient civilization,
women were little better. than slaves. In
Rome their condition was not much improved.
Christianity brought emancipation to woman,
and with It an inexhaustible store of elevating
and softening influences .to. civilization. r It
proclaims the equal dignity of woman, and
has thus introduced into our cl rilizaUon richer,
purer and gentler elements. Woman was the
Creator's crowning sift to Adam, and Chris
tianity restored the godlike boon to the
world."
Leaving this refined and beautiful retreat,
we set off in pursuit of the practlcal,and after
threading our way through the various ave
nues of the Agricultural Hall.we are conducted
to the conclusion that all this Is but a grand
device to cheapen the necessaries of life, and
thus to afford men Increased opportunities to
attend to their spiritual and eternal Interests.
We have here a practical verification of that
ancient promise that "while the earth re
in alneth seed-time and harvest shall not
cease." We behold also the distinguished
honor God has put uponvhonest and faithful
labor, and we are led to admire the boundless
benevolence of the Creator in the ample and
generous provision he has made for the physi
cal wants cf his Innumerable creatures. And
-when we read in these rich material products
tbe terms Of the original curse: "In the sweat
of tby brow thou shaft eat thy bread till thou
return unto the dust," we are furnished with a
striking symbol ot the "bread of life which
cometb down from Heaven, and of which, if a
man eat, he ahalf never die" How to obtain
tbe bread of earth and the bread of Heaven
are the two grand and" all-absorbing questions
of humanity.
We are now attracted to the
HORTICXXTtJRAL RALL,
where a living landscape of beauty ani fra
grance charms the eye. Having- just come
irom the capacious temple of Ceres and
Pomona, we are the better prepared to appre
ciate the splendid gifts and graces of Flora.
We feel constrained to tread lightly and to
f peak softly In the midst of Ihtsmodern Eden
of lnies, whose rich and lovely tints transcend
the glory of Solomon, and whose pure features
and fragrant odors recall vividly to mind tbe
ineffable purity, meekness, and gentleness of
him who exclaimed, in the sweet Canticles:
"I am the rose of Sharon and the lily of the
yalley."
But the special truth taught us here is
the wonderful difference between cultured
and uncultured life between sanctified and
uneanctlfled humanity. When we come to
examine closely the magnificent display of
Rhododendrons so much admired by visitors,
we are astonished to find that they are nothing
but our common mountain laurel, cultured
under the most favorable Influences. Toe
rudest plants and flowers may be cultivated
Into a high state of symmetry and beauty.
And the roughest specimens of humanity may
be purified and polished into the brightest and
loTelleat patterns of piety. Grace so beauti
fies and refines the character and conduct of
corrupt and fallen man that ho becomes the
glory of his species and attracts the admira
tion of God and angels.
The eloquent Lactantlus said : "Give ma a
man passionate, slanderous and ungovernable
and with a few words of God I will render
him placid as a child. Give me a man greedy,
avaricious and penurious: Iwill give htm back
to you liberal and lavishing his gold with a
munificent hand. Give me a man whoshrinks
fiom pain and death, and he shall presently
contemn the stake, the gibbet and the wild
beast. Give me one who Is libidinous, and
you shall see him sober, chaste, temperate.
Give me one cruel and bloodthirsty, and bis
fury shall be converted into clemency itself.
Give me one addicted to Injustice, to folly, to
crime, and he shall become Just, prudent and
harmless."
We now nronoEe to devote the last hnnm of
the day to meditations In Memorial Hall and
to a surrey of the models of art in the adjoin
ing galleries.
Here we confess to a disappointment, with
the exception, of a few foreign specimens
wrought by the masters of the middle ages,
and a few works which reflect credit on Ameri
can genius and taste. The important lesson
we learn here is that Christianity Is the foster
mother of the floe arts; that It alone awakens
the true spirit and sympathy of the artist,
inspires the love of the true, the beautiful and
the good, and that nothing but Christianized
art can command the lasting admiration of
mankind. Michael Angelo's "Last Judg
ment," Raphael's "Transflguratlon," Leo
narda da Vinci's "Last Sapper," Ruben's
"Crucifixion," and West's "Resurrection"
are the master-pieces of modern art, aud all
were inspired by Christian sentiments, and all
are vivid aud affecting illustrations of great
Scripture truths.
But for the inspiring and refining power of
Christianity there would hare been no art gal
leries at the Centennial. Art is a powerful
handmaid of religion in the sense that it is Its
lugbest aim to restore the lost image of God
In man to reproduce his perfect form and
features which have been sadly marred by
sin, and thus to make him shine in his pris
tine purity and loveliness. He who can copy
most perfectly the models of the Creator is
the greatest artist. So that the ultima thuU
or art is a paradise regained. But- we cannot
linger among these beautiful -.tatues and
paintings. For we remember that
Art is long and time Is fleeting-,
And our hearts, though stool and brave,
Still, like muffled drams, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave !
We close with three Important practical
suggestions. The first is that before the next
Centennial all the immense multitudes who
hare attended the present exhibition will hare.
neen swallowed up in tne tomD. ants is a
solemn and startling thought, and ought to
make a lasting impression upon our minds.
'tTime, like an ever-rolllnc stream.
Bears all Us sons away.''
Secondly, all these millions, with all tbe,
millions of the earth, must meet again at thi
judgment seat of Christ! .Adam. and all, his
boundless posterity will be there to render an
account for the deeds done in the body; and '
there will you ana l stand, trembling or re
joicing. Thirdly, If Christianity has -achieved such
wonders in the world; if it stimulates and re
fines all the. Industries of life; if it lathe great
educator and clvilizer of the nations, then it
claims the purest homage of our hearts and
the best service of our lives; and we should
combine all our efforts to spread its triumphs
over all tho earth. - ,
The sermbn,whlch was calculated to Interest
both those -who hare and those who hare not
attended the Centennial, held the close atten
tion of the audience. The services were closed
by the hymn,. "From Greenland's Icy Moun
tains," and the Benediction,
Interesting Ceremony at St. Dominie's.
St. Dominic's church (South Washington)
was the scene of a beautiful ceremony yester
day afternoon, during the Vesper serT.ce,
when the regular monthly rosary procession'
took place. About one hundred children
iboys and girls were, in-line, and ,headed.by
acoljtes, bearing a banner and candles, made a
circuit of the church, the choir lu the mean
while singing an appropriate anthem. The
girls were dressed In pure white, with red
sashes, and wore wreatcs -of natural flowers.,.
-The boys wore, dark clothes with red sashes.
Tbey presented an Interesting sight wltlLthelr
-hsppv, innocent faces and reverential- de
meanor as they filed slowly through the aisles.
-The pulpit and sounding board In St. Domi
.nlc's church, which has attracted so much
'attention of late; was the gift of Miss Laura
PIggott, a recent -convert -to 'the Catholic
religion. On the sounding board Is a repre
sentation of the descent of the Holy Bplrit,
consisting of adore surrounded by 'a cluster
of angels lnjbe clouds. It was the work of
Brumidl, the "Capitol artist, and Is very much"
admired for Its beauty ,of design .and, eiecu
tlou. - , L ',
E-itreet Baptist Church.
An important and encouraging event in the
history of the 'E-street aptlst.ehurch Is the
engagement for a season or Rev. Dr. J.W..
Parker, sojvell and so widelyjcnown as one of
the leadUn-fmiiidsintheBaptlstdenomlnatlon.
His ripe scholarship, bis eminent ability, with
his deep piety and wisdom, render him an ac
quisition to any pulpit, while his great expe-
(Km jrncu .
CAPTURE OF CURRAH.
BURGLAR, DMWATM- PICKPOCKET,
DESPERADO AND JAIL BREAKER
A BRUSH WITH POLICE OFFICERS
TBAOUHG THE rUGI'I'lVE OBIUHJAL
BlS 1BBE5T ON S1TUBD1I AFIER500X
DEPARTURE FOB THE CUXBKBL AND JAIL
John Curran is captured. The young des
perado, burglar, highway robber , and pick
pocket, who has gained a reputation among
the police as being as quick as lightning with
hia " pop" and game as a "chinch," has been
secured. Curran is a fugitive from the Cum
berland jail, and the police have of course
been on the lookout for him. It will be re
membered that last Wednesday night he had
A SXIRXISH
wlth Sergeant DInsmora. The facts of that
affair have not yet been published, and are in
teresting as showing tbe desperate character
of the man.Hle brother Bill was arrested
that morning by Detectives McDeritt and Me
Elfresb, and confined at police headquarters.
When nightfall came John Curran began to
hover around police headquarters, to him the
most dangerous place in the city, for he knew
if he was caught that he would hare to spend
the next ten years of his life In the Maryland
penitentiary ' """"'"
Covered by darkness and disguised by a set
of false whiskers, he loafed In the neighbor
hood of Judiciary square, and dispatched his
young brother to communicate with Bill in
the cell at police headquarters. The officer an
duty, with great prudence, did not permit the
boy to have any communication with the pris
oner. Soon afterwards Sergeant DInsmore,
dressed In citizen's clothes, came along by Ju
diciary square, and was accosted by a man.
This turned his attention to the man and he
saw Curran. Curran evidently mistook the
Bergeant for one ofi his "pals," fop he ex
claimed, "Don't you see that they.are watch
ing you from tbe office!" (referring to police
headquarters.) Then he recognized the Ser
geant, and the recognition was mutual and
simultaneous. Curran said quickly, "I don't
want to see you; up with your hands !" at the
same time drawing a revolver and leveling it.
He. then, with his pistol leveled, moved back
ward several paces and turned and ran.
The officer was as quick as he, and had his
fiittol out and after the fleeing man before the
alter had gained much of a start. Both fired
as they ran, but without effect. Officer Voss,
from police headquarters, joined In the pur
suit. Tbe agile fugitive Bed down Four-and-a-half
street to O, then along C towards Sixth.
Tbe Sergeant stumbled and fell, slightly in
juring himself, and putting himself out of the
race. When on C street, midway between
Four-and-a-half and Sixth, Curran disap
peared, either down an alley or overa fence,
and doubied'on his pursuers, several of whom
bad joined in the chase. He made his way
through alleys and back yards to the vicinity
of police headquarters again, and then went
leisurely across to the corner of Sixth street,
and then ran away, having baffled his pur
suers. Since that-time .the police and. de
tectives have been tracking him. Detective
Coomes received information that the fugitive
desperado would visit a house in the neigh
borhood of tbe Capitol, and pass through the
vicinity of Fourth and G streets southeast Sat
urday afternoon. Officers were stationed in
this locality so as to entrap him.
THE ARREST.
Officers Slater and Jackson were posted at
the corner of Fourth and G streets southeast,
and were dressed in citizens' clothes in such a
way that no one would hare suspected that
they were officers, but would rather have
taken them for workmen waiting for a job.
Officer Jackson was carrying In his hands a
washboard, which he ued effectively at thj
time of arrest. About 3.30 o'clock the man
tor whom they were waiting came up Fourth
street, passed tbe two officers, and went on
towards F street. Curran was dressed very
roughly, but the officers were sure of their
man from the description they had received,
and they followed him along Fourth street,
one being on either side of the street. Tbe
plan was that they should connect with two
other officers, but Curran evidently suspected
that he was being followed, for when he
reached Pennsylvania avenue he started .to
run on a little dog trot, probably thinking that
in that way he could tell whether the men
were following him. He ran as far as C street,
a square north of the Avenue. Officer Slater
knew that unless something as done quickly
the game was up, so he entered an alley, and
by a roundabout way came out on A street,
and again entered iourth street and walked
south to meet Curran or the man he supposed
was Curran. He walked carelessly along
with his bands in his pockets till he came
alongside Curran, when suddenly he sprang
upon him, saying
"iou're ur prisoner!"
Curran retorted, "Am I, you son gf a ,"
and struggled to get his pistol or "pop" from
his inside rest pocket. His arms were pinned
to his sides by a powerful grasp so that he
could do no more than get the pistol half way
out of the pocket. By this time Officer Jack
son, who had been following Curran up
Fourth street, reached the spot and the pris
oner was disarmed and effectually secured.
He was taken by the officers to the Eighth
precinct station. He Struggled quite vigor
ously on the way, and at one time nearly got J,
away oy worsmg me cnam oi tne nipper ou
from his wrist. He was lacked up at the
station, ana wiu oc turoca over to tne author
ities at Cumberland.
Curran is such a desperate character that I
If Officer Slater had not been so prompt in '
rendering him powerless by seizing him iu the
'way'the did It is probable there would hare I
Wnr CE-RRAN 13 WANTED.
About four months ago, as Paymaster Faw
cett, of the Chesapeake and Ohio cinal, was
passing along the canal path, near Cumber-'
land, with a 'Considerable amount of money,'
he was fired upon by two men, whose shots had
no effect. Tbe highwaymen escaped. About
three months ago Curran was arrested lu this
city for a minor offense aud lodged In jail.'
While there proof was found which fixed the
attempted assassination of Fawcett upon htm,
and he was. turned, ofer to the. Cumberland
authorities, tried and convicted." A motion for
a new trial was made by bis counsel, and
while this was pending Curran made a hole in
his cell wall in the rickety Cumberland jail
and escaped. Since his escape the motion for
a new trial has been heard and denied. When
Curran reaches, Cumberland he will be sen
tenced, and will probably suffer the full meas
ure ' of Maryland Justice, which never was
noted for Its mndiiess;
- After Curran's presence in this city became
known it was a point of honor wltn tne police
and detectives of this' city to. capture him.
Curran is wily, and has many companions of
his own class In this city, so that the Job was
especially difficult, but tbey have caught him,
and no other words need be said in their com
mendation. Currants only twenty-Are years
of age, but oyer seTen years ago his picture
graced the rogues' gallery. He comes of, a
d operate stock. His older brother, Tom Cur
rJn, a noted burglar, and as desperate as John,
was, arrested In this city about six months'
ago.jtnd is serving a term In Albany. BUI
Curran was never detected in any burglary or
theft, but he is looked upon with great sus
picion by the police as a sort or thteres' agent
iqr his brothers and others, disposing of stolen
goods and giving them information. When
arrested last Wednesday there was found upon
him memoranda of houses in this city and Bal
timore, many of which have been robbed re
"cently. He was sent to the workhouse. Tbe
Currans haTe confined their operations
almost exclusively to this' dry, Alexandria
and Baltimore. They are now all caught, and
not likely, for the present, to do any harm.
orr ion cpmbe5LA3d.
Curran spent yesterday In his cell in the
Slghto. precinct station. During the day his
mother, who resides In this dty, -visited him
and had quite a long talk: with him. Sheriff
Bluer, ot Alleghany county, Md,, arrived In
the afternoon. Curran was turned crrer to
him by Detectives Coomes and Miller, and the
suena ten witn nis prisoner lor uumoeriana
on the o o'clock. wtn twin lut tveBins.
CURRENT CAPITAL TOPICS-
Spain ani the United States.
All reports, official and otherwise, Indicate
that the friendliest relations exist between this
and the Spanish Government on all subjects.
The Franklin.
The United States steamer Franklin, with ,
Tweed on board, Is now dally expected. 8ha
is already due, but has, of course, been mak- ,
Ing slow time in the interest of an economical
passage. Comparatively little coal is being
used, and the sails are depended upon for the)
voyage. Only a day or two can now elapse
before her arrival. X 1
Internal EeTenne Jtatisties.
A circular letter from the Commissioner of
Internal .Revenue announces that he wishes to
exhibit In his annual report for 1876 a state-.
ment of the receipts from the several objects ,
of taxation for tho first four months of the
current fiscal year. Collectors are, therefore,
enjoined to use extraordinary diligence in th
preparation and transmittal of their abstracts
for October ultimo that they may reach litis
office as near the 10th instant as possible.
TB3 CENTENNIAL.
Preparations far the Finale.
Philadelphia, Nov. 5. The turnstile re
port of yesterday's admissions was, at SO .
cents, 81,082; at 25 cents, 3,012. The poultry "
exhibition in Pomologies! HaU wQl close on
Tuesday. The scaffolding and other acces
sories tf the arrangements for the greay pyro
technic display, by Messrs. Brock, of London,
and Jackson, or Phlladelpeia, on Thursday
evening, which Is to be the prelude to the
closing-day ceremonies or Friday, are being
rapidly put in position on George's Hill,
where a large force of workmen are employed
for the purposes. The display will bo more
extensive than any that has preceded it. Ode
of the chief features will be
A TAIR or TIERT WHEELS,
0 feet in diameter and the largest of the '
kind ever used in America, arranged to pro
duce the most brilliant chromotrope effects.
THE CONTINUATION.
At a conference on tbe grounds, yesterday,
of friends and projectors of the permanent
exhibition movement tbe most encouraging
reports were received as to its probable suc
cess. Applications for space continue to pour
In upon the gentlemen appointed to receive
them, and already aggregate considerably
ovei 400. The number includes scores-ofthe
larger exhibitors in Machinery Hall, Agricul
tural Hall and the Main building, with a
sprinkling of prominent manufacturers from
the large dtles not heretofore represented at '
the Exhibition. Among some of the foreign
exhibitors a more favorable disposition to co
operate appears to be manifested, and though
Mr. Pettlt, in charge of the Main building, has
made no request to them to remain, several
haTe cabled home for instructions. The finan
dal piospects of the undertaking are reported
to be such as to give reasonable assurance
that it. will be carried through without delay.
It is proposed to heat the main building and
supply it with such conveniences as the neces
sities of the winter season may dictate. A
meeting of gentlemen interested In the new
company will be held to-morrow morning,
when the time and place for a public
meeting of dtizens of Philadelphia, In aiiLof
the project will be determined, with -a view to ,
perfecting tbe organization of the company
and applying for a charter as soon as possible. "
An audience of about seventy persons was
addressed In Judges' Hall yesterday morning; ,
by General Joshua L. Chamberlain, LL. D-,
of Bowdoln collage, on the resources-, indus
tries and progress of the State of Maine. Upon,
the invitation of.
GENERAL ALBERT J. MTES,
chief signal officer, IT. 8. A., a number of
members of the press visited and inspected tbe
signal service exhibit In tbe Government build
ing on Saturday morning. The method of
computation upon which the weather predic
tions at Washington are based, and the system
of transmission of the weather charts by an
autographic fat timllt telegraph fornewspaper
publication were explained. A practical il
lustration oi the latter.was given by the recep
tion of one of these charts from tbe Govern
ment observatory at Washington, showing the
lsobaric and isothermal Hues, which were
transmitted to a zinc plate by means of
chemically-prepared paper.
PERSONAL.
Hon. F. Cobb, of Me., Is at Willard's.
Gen. Joe Hooker has been visiting the battle
grounds around Fredericksburg, Va. ""
Bishop U. W. B. Elliott and wife, from San
Antonio, Texas, are registered at Wiilard'e.
Weden O'Neal has been appointed United
States marshal for the District of Kentucky.
Senator Withers, of Virginia, has within a
few days entirely lost tbe use of his right eye.
Among the members of. the Diplomatic
Coips who hare returned to Washington are
the Spanish, Peruvian and Brazilian Ministers.
James E. Murdock, the elocutionist, has
made a great success in the reading of the
peroration to Iniersoll's Indianapolis speech.
The author of the successful book for chll
. dren, "Janet et ses Amis," is Mrs. S. W.
Hoyt, daughter of the late Chief Justice
Chase.
The President and several members of the
Cabinet will visit Philadelphia next Thursday
to attend ceremonies of closing the great In
ternational Exhibition.
Dr. O.F. Presbury, of this city, who has ,,
been stumping Western New York for Hayes
and Wheeler, doses to-night by a speech at
the opera house in LeHoy.
George S. Bangs, formerly general superin
tendent of the mail service, has been ap
pointed ceneral manager of the American Ex
press Company. It Is said thafhls headquar
ters will be in Cindnnati.
Sam Ward, king of the lobby and prince of
good-dinner-fellows, is contesting his son's
will. Wcrrgret to say that Samuel was dis
inherited by his stern offspring, who left his
property, estimated to be worth $2-5,000, to
female relatives.
Rer.Henry S. Lake, the Catholic priest who
threw New Tork into a fitful excitement, a
rewyears ago, by marrying Miss 8ara GenemT
Chafa, died the'other day in California, where '
he has been living In seclusion with the wife
'of his heart and hand.
Ut. A. H. 'Stephens walked three or four
miles the other day. ' He no longer uses mor
phine and has sound, natural sleep. While
getting well he has been writing for' one ot,
.the cyclopedias, biographies of prominent
Southerners and articles on Southern fiutn i
jects. ' -
Mr. Bayard, Taylor says he entertains a: ,
high regard for the successful paragraph!!,
but cannot find language sufficiently harsh s to
condemn the would-be- funny writers, whose
"fen" consists In making light or the suffer
ings of others The practice or ridiculing
mothers-In-lawhe condemns as a bad one. And,
that people agree with him was shown "by the
applause that met this sentence In Boston the
"other night. ""
'The wire of Gorernor Chamberlain.of South
Carolina, Is said to be a woman of great
beauty and charm. When her father, At
torney General Ingersoll, of Maine, dicd.it was
necessary that his daughter Alice should help
her mother, so they came to Washington, and
Mr. Ingersoll'a old friend. Senator Fes sendee,
obtained a Treasury post for her- Society?
cared nothing for the fact that she worked; the
modest and beautiful zlrl was Invited
erei7where,.and went always, like Owen
Meredlth't heroine, in "the simple muslin
dress," which was the best she could afford. : -
Political Disturbane at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Nov. 5. The Democrats had s
final demonstration last night. There was a
great deal of bad feeling displayed by crowds
on the sidewalk, and it is stated that several
boulders were thrown into the-ranks. Injuring
come of the men in the procession. An at
tack was, made on the Republican headquar-
ten In" the Eighteenth wartUand the building
gutted. .One man was shot try a negro, who
was promply arrest ed by the police aadhurriedl
to the station-house, followed, by a largo
crowd, with threats of lynching him. The
riot alarm was given, and crowd a of scyeral
thousand men collected about the station
house. Mayor Johnston addressed the crowd,
adrlsmg them to leaTe the prisoner in tho
hands of the officers, which had a quieting
: effect. AUUwWttSpojl44l52a&
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