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i Z' * \ X - -.r * ; ni? p/'rar/M i /' m I fc f f % v J j VX>L. KXXSLV.--NO. ! 544. , WILMINGTON. DEL.. MONDAY, JANUARY 4. 1875. i xUOE 1 CENT. I Grrea/t Reduction ! COMMENCING DECEMBER 24th, 1874, WM. H. BABCOOK & CO 313 MARKET STREET, •» Pour door* below Fourth, sg to announce that they have comelnded to greatly reduce their stock before January let, lat to do so have marked down and arranged a large and complete line of coarse BOOTS, .SHOES AND GAITERS. NO TE.—This Sale will include Q-RÏ3ATEB BA.IR,GhA-TIsrS than have been offered in this market the present season and in tiuer grade of goods. Prices will be made to suit purchasers. Win- II- ßabeodt & Co , Wut H. Babcock & Co , 313 Market Street, Four doors below Fourth 313 Market Street, Four doors below Fourth. dot U» Am LIKES OF TRAVEL. OIlii.ADKl.flllA, WILMINGTON A UAL I TIMORE RAILROAD. SEPTEMBER ÎStli, 1874. follow» . for 'Train» leave Wilmington Pniliuleiuhitt ami itermeUiato etation», 0.60, F.l 0, 1». 30, 10.30, a. m. ; 2.00, 4.00, 7.20 0.80, L» Philadelphia and New York, 1.81, a. m. ; it 17, 12.42, 6.42 l). ill. Kaltlmoro and intermediate stations, 12.52, 10 02, a. in. ; 6 . 20 , p. in. Baltimore and Washington, 12.52, 2.08,10.02, A m. : 12-5«, 1.23, 5.20, 7.10, p. in. 'Trains for Delaware* Dhiuion leave for New Oastlo, 6.00, 10 . 10 , a. in. , 1.25, 0.40 \x m. Harrington and Intermediate stations, 5.00 if lo, u. in. ; «.40. p. in. i)elm:irand intermediate station, 5.00, 10.10, a. in. SUNDAY TRAINS ; Philadelphia aud intermediate htatiens* 4.00, K -io, ». rn. Philadelphia and Baltimore and Washington, New York, 1.81, a. in. T2.55I, For further information passenger» are re ferred to the time tables ported at the de|>ot. 11. F. KKNNKY, Superintendent. B IIHH'SI STEAM FR I 8 HT LINE Leaves 2d wharf above Cheiitniit street Phila tclphia, dally at 5, p. m. wharf, Wilmington, at « died carefully and fortvn and French street ». m. Freight ban ed with dinpatch. ii. W. UUSH. FUR X [SJIING (l OODS. THh GMI.KHIUTICn V \ il PRRFKCT FITTING, COMFORT. KASK.KI.Mt« \ NCF. inn V t I Kale to Order & warraüteà a Trae Fit. Send for Soli-M. hhu ruinent Ciiruliir* J. P. DOUOHTBN, ! JNu. 410 Market hireet, Wilmington, Del, u$ey1717 WYATT A UARRETT'8 Patent - Y oke SHIRTS Market Street, WllNlnilsi, Dal* O. S. MORGAN, Dsalai in Nsw and Popular Styl*, ol 603 621 MARKET STREET, WILMINGTON. DEL. OUR EZCEXtSZOR SHIRTS ..n£ MADE TO ORDER. Cut by Msuurs 'ns 1 s Psrfsot Fit sutran toed, m«y22-»md DaNIEI rFAKRA. Survevor, Conveyancer, AND NOTAKY PUBLIC, No. Ml King Mlroat, rk, Gradsus. Ao, J ud Brink J"AUK3 BRADFORD, PAINTS, I OILS, VARNISHES, WINDOW GLASS t RUENT AND CALCINED PLASTER. Paints, white lead. re<l lead, white iIbcl Iron paint, lubricating oila, linseed oil, sperm oil, lard oil, neats foot oil, coal oil, Tilden A Nep '* varnishes, English varnishes, alcohol, turpentine, paint mills, paints ready mixed, artists' materials, wax flutver materials, de calcemama pictures, all kinds of foreign aud domestic glass, stained, ornamental aud en graved; coach painters'material, etencil col ore, ladders of diilerent lengths, ready glared gash, gold leaf, bronzes, venniUious, lookiu glass plates. NOS. G AND 3 EAST THIRD STREET, h. WILMINGTON, DEL. .-j-h'—Particular attentior'paid to HOUSE AND Mill' PAINTING, SWN WRITING, fttC. gpl ICE DEALERS. -■ : rTf.ziJ 3» WALTON & JAMBS a*T# r «U ted the offlo« No. 2 Wesl Third Street. Formerly ooeupted by the Franklin Tele graph (Jo., where they will keep constantly baud a K»od audpIv of their fine 800 uD KENNEBEC RIVER ICE. u receive orders fer the eomlnc »••*■ in er. Persons who want a good otear solid left during the hot summer months would do well to call and leave their oi€ers with them early, end the? will be guaranteed a supply through the entire season. apr22tt And will The GREAT REDUCTION IN THE PRICE Of ICE On snJ aller Monday, August Sl.t.lthe prise o Ice will he reduced to the fellow io« rates. 45 costs oor [week. *0 pounds d>iilv.. do do do do tj Ï Ï su - do do 12 do If do 2« do do . 60 lbs. each delivery I HU. 500 ** and upwards.. o t n do l in It 1U to 70 90 cent, per 100 lbs Our lue l. of the best quality, and will be «old 1-1» low selbe lowest. on WALTON * JaMES. With and Hina and No. îW.ii Str. >rHtf CHANOH PRICES OF ICE. 8 Commencing on Monday, Augujt 31, w» will sell lue at the followinw prices: 6 poauda daily.,... H do 12 do 16 do 20 do -.45 cent» per week« 66 do do do do .... do do -1:» ii do t do ...110 J0 pounds daily, 40 o.nta each delivery; 100 pounds daily. To cents eaeh delivery ; S00 lbs ami upwards, at 60 cent, per 100 pounds. OâA'W, guarantee to sell a, low as any ana m this city.~ü* do at _ , oi PU8EY * RICE. Ornera— 406 Khlpl.y, 4th Bnd Poplar. 1S18 Walnut Sts aprftf CLOCKS, WATCHES 9 AC. O. 1. BUSH' HA9REMOVED HAS REMOVED HAS REMOVED HAH REMOVED MAS REMOVED HAS REMOVED U IO TUE SOUTH-WEST CORNER OF 8HVENTH INC MARKET STREETS. A l.&HGil STOCK OF Watches, Jewelry^ Const imtly on MrRcpairiug promptly sttoMdid to. i» PINK WATCflKH, CLOCKS * JKWEIJtY, SO. 15 EAST FOURTH STREET, ..u; WILMINGTON, DEL.. Thu undersigned would respectfully eol ( the Attention of ladies and gentleman to Ms Clocks, Jewelry, which is ed assortment ol Watches, Silver and Plated Ware, all of tlrely new and embraoea the latest and most approved styles. He asks special attention to his AMERICAN LEVER WATCH, which is a superior article, both in_ correctness of time. Clocks, Jewelry ond Stiver and Plated Ware always on liana, at low figures. / Everything guaranteed as represented . Repairing ot *11 kinds promptly mnd neatly donu on reasonable terms. ., U ■ patronage respectfully solicit«!. J. CLAYTON MASSEY. No. 15 E. Fourth street. Hu« .. oct28 If rpOWNSF.ND & CO., Real Estate Brokers' and Conveyancers, NO. GIG MARKET STREET. Property Bought, Sold, Exchanged and Rented, und Rents Collected. Ono of the linn always In attendance at the Dice daring htwiofBS hears. oca'jt-tf 5 O PENT ING SPRING AND SUMMER Dress Goods, BI.AOSC. mix. of to (oor spemulty.; English Walking Jaogucts, FOR 8PRINO W BAR; FRENCH foulard, FRENCH A IRISH POPLIN, SHAWLS, CA88IMHRE, WATKR-PROOP8, TRIMMING* OF ALL KWM. M. L. HQgTBBgrg^L. htreet, • WILMINGTON. 1 • 506. 506. LAY ABIDE BVBKYTUINai OALiL AT ONOEI and be convinced. GOODi NBVHR DO CHEAP BBFORi. Rsdnstna Stock at BELOW OOST PRIORI DRY GOODS. BOOTS AND SHOES; CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE. The greatest variety and the largest assort ment at goods in the State, Remember the plaoe and number. ADAMS A BRO., 506. MARKET ST. 506. WILMINGTON. DHL. fanS-tf JJBLAW 800 MARK . R *ET HOUSE, - ABOVE THIRD, ** H -IlNHON. DEL. i . dm Stats to bur your ;L0TH8. HâTTIBGP» The cheapest . an.i V IN DOW SHADES. 4T WBNHT GREBE'S, SC» MAHKEr STREET. N. A—Rax Carpet woven to order at the shortest notice aud lowest market rates. GROCERIES. QK0. £. WHEELER. ' NO. 1*4 HA9T 8EOON» STREET. Having enlarged bis pises ol business, offers to the publie great advantages In all kinds of GROCERIES 'fine teas AT REDUCED PRICE?, canned Fruits of nil kinds at a slight advauoe on the wholesale price. Thankful for past favors; wo still solicit a •hero of the publie patronage. DO net forget the place to save your money by baying «heap. CBo. B. WHEELER, novV74-tf io* E. second Street. AND COFFEE, JJEBMAN AHRENS. 8 ENERAIIPR 0 VISION DEALE«. Mo. »38 Tatnall Street, WILMINGTON, DSL., announce to hie Mende at lie etill carries on the Would respectfully and the publie thi Meat biufe,,,. at the old Nad, and will k,ep constantly on URd the but quality at SUDAN-CUK£D HAMS, FIJTCIf, SHOULDERS, l.ARD, PORK, SAUSAGE, DRIED BEEF. . CHEESE, TONGUES, Ac., * Ac All ol which will be aold wholesale and retail at the lowest city price,. He return* his thanks _ » to hie many custo mer» tor peat favor» ami respectfully solicit» » continuance of the same. JUHN P. ALI-MOND, Cor. 8th and Market streets, DEALER IN U ROUERIES, AS, COFFEE. SPICES. Ac.. Ac.» t o UN &U fidOHTH A MaUKKT S8TKKT8. yj^M. R. BOWMAN. 511 king 81. * 2d end King. Grocer & Tea Dealer, Private Familial, Hotel., KMUurants aud othar consumers supplied with THE BEST GROCERIES AT FAIR PRICED, AND'SATISFACTION GUAUANTKBD. Second and Klag Streets and #1! King Streets. msySO-Mn. qbohük Jack, 90« Market PU. WATCHES. JEWELRY, AC., SPECTACLES A EYE-GLASSES. GOLD, SILVER AND RUBBER FRAMES. We claim from experience to entt every pe culiarity ol Impaired vision, lad tat every case guarantee satisfaction. Our facilities aroauoh that we can exchauge glasses In any shaped frame to suit the cuatomer In a law hours. N. B.—First store above Third street, impairing in all It* branches. : sepSS-lj pKIUK NEW HUNGARIAN Urans Seed At W. N. CHANDLER'S; 611 MorksfJStmt »* au,< D., to ly at 8. so to of Pacific Mali Investigation. Th. Johan, Roark •'.100,000 Check. Ia the uwMtiffRtion by the Congres iioaal gub-comtmttee at New York, ... Thursday, there were one or two point9 of interest. ▲ great deal of time 7_: ■pent m throwing light on the mysteri exahange of checks, by which, it is alleged. Stockwell, then President of the Company, made 1200,000 out of the Company through John Roach, who has charged much in excess of hia contract price for two steamers and handed the checks orer to Stock well for his share in procuring the job. According to testimony of Mr. Roach, however, his cashier, George E. Weed, and one or two others, and to the "impneaionH" of Mr. Hatch, Mr. Roach made nothing, and the amount of, 1200,000 was charged to the two new iron steamers, although the money went to Lockwood & Co., as was supposed, f<* Mr, Stock well's bene fit. Mr. Hatch read letters to and from îhWïïSSÂ ..h was mu the Mr. I with oral ex-directors explained 1 . ■tuned powers of President Stockwell. One of them, Mr. Masterson, testified that Mr. Stockweil had given him tho idea that the coat of the subsidy Would bo comparatively small, enough to pay lawyer'» fees and gather statistics—as he supposed from fifteen thousand dol. lars to twenty thousand dollars. Another, Charles J. Osborn, testified Gnat Mr. Stockwell considered himself "Pacific Mail itself," and was on bad terms with thoso who desired to look into its management. Legrand Lock wood, of the firm of Lockwood A Co., waa called, but had not with him the data which would enable him to com S lete the history of the $300,000 ie will have an opportunity on Satur day. Tho testimony of F. W. G. Bel lows, the ex-Vice President of the Com pany, was very interesting. He admit ted that he knew something about tho $750,000 which was given to Irwin for use in obtaining tho subsidy, but ho shifted ail responsibility for tho unac countable entries upon tho books upon the ex-Preeident. cutties experienced in finding a conveni ent place to charge the $200,000 already mentioned. They had even proposed to make the coal account a screen ; but Mr. Irwin suggested that tt should bo charg ed temporarily to some other account, as he might be able to make it up. . Sidney Lowell, of Brooklyn, N. Y., tho law partner of Hon. John G. Schu maker, whose name figures in the Pacific Mail subsidy revelations, said in sub stance to a reporter of the Brooklyn Sagle that in 1872 Mr. John G. Schuma ker, who was not then, bear in mind, a Congressman, was retained as counsel by tne Pacific Mail Company in its. mul tifarious troubles of that period. He received from the agents of the Company $275,000; of that sum he sent $175,000 to tho Company's bankers, in Washington, Jay Cook A Co., and tho balance was paid to him for counsel fees and attor ney's expenses. Mr. Schuniaker lias emphatically stated to his friends in piivate conversation that his connection with the Pacific Mail Company was sole ly that of counsel and attorney through its various complicated troubles at that time, and that he never gave any money to a member of Congress, and never di rectly or indirectly bribed a. member. Mi-. Schumaker has arrived in Brook lyn, and says ho la prepared to appear before the Investigating Committea whenever he ia summoned. his connection aehington business." 8< v Mined tho self-os chock. e showed tho di Mr The Portland Safe Robbery, AUDAClOrS AMD SDCCISSITL WORK—TH* COUNTY TKXaaUKSB VXLLXT) TO TUX FLOOR AMD $10,000 or THE MONET IN SIS CARE STOLEN. The following are additional particu lars of the Portland, Maine, safe robbery on Wednesday last : Mr. Thomas Pennell, County Trea3uor, left his office about 5:30 and returned a few minutes before 6 o'clock. While leasing through the corridor in the City luilding he observed two men descend ing the stairs from the Supreme Court room, who passed along and went down another flight of staire into the basement. He paid no heed to the circumstance, but passed into his office, and unlocking the safe took out a book to inako some entry. Intending to stop but did not close the gate in the railing which separates the front part of the office from the safe, but sat down at his table. He had just begun to write when a short, stoutly built man of dark plexion, black board, thin face, and Ing a fur cap, entered, and, ste near Mr. Pennell, asked him if he could cash a check. Being answered in the negative; the man apparently started to turn, when, Mr. Pennell heard a rap on the window; turning that way, tho next thing he knew was feeling a crushing blow on the head and something rushing past him. He sank senseless to tho floor. The man who struck him, and possibly an .accomplice, ran in, thew open the safe, and, pulling out the drawers, rifled them of about $10,000 in money and bonds; they also rifled the pockets of Mr. Pennell, and then jumped from the window into a court yard and escaped into the public street. Somo twenty minutes after, a newsboy discovered Mr. Pennell lying insensible, and gave the alarm. Ho was taken into tho Mayor's office, and physicians and tho city mar shal summoned. In a short time he re covered sufficiently to relate the circum stances, and is confident he has seen the man that struck him before. Mr. Pen nell was shortly after taken home in a carriage; and the police were set at work to discover, if possible, the culprits. a few minuto3, he oom wear Thk position in which thn Government stands to the Pacific Railroad is this: A provision of the law required an annual report of tho earnings to the Secretary of the Interior, including tho payment of five per cent, of their net earnings from the time of completion, nono of which have been complied with. The Central Pacific owes $1,836,835, and the Union Pacific $ 1 . 040 , 000 . The demand for payment has beeu formally made, and if not paid within sixty days, which limit expires in a few days, the Attorney General will proceed to collect. And a nice time ho will luiva of it, too. Land Sale.—H arrison W. Vickers, Esq., trustee, sold ut the Voshcli House, on Wednesday, the farm near Betterton Wharf, called "Yapp" and "Retreat," containing 204 acres, to Edw. K. Cooper, of Enltimorc, for $5,850,00. [From Galignani's'ffesiengor.l ? Paris, France, Dec., 8, 1874. The Late Chief Justice Read.. We yesterday gave the melancholy intelligence of the death of this emi nent jurisconsult and statesman ; but the deep interest felt in the event by* the numerous Americans of Paris and doubtless on the Continent of Europe, induces us to publish the following biographical sketch of the deceased gentleman : The Hon. John Meredith Read, LL. D., late Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, who died at Philadelphia, U. S., on the 29th November, in the seventy eighth year of his age, "was," says Darke'» Peerage, "one of the most distinguished lawyers and judges America has produced. lie belonged to a family intimately associated with American history ; was the so» of the Hon. John Read, of Philadelphia; the ■grandson of Chief Just lee tjeotge Read, of Delaware, one of the six signers of the Declaration of Inde pendence, who were also framers and signers of the Constitution of tlio United States ; and fifth in descent from Colonel J. Read, representing an elder branch of the very ancient fami ly of Read of Oxfordshire and North umberland ; to which belonged the Roods, extinct Uaronets of Brochet Hall, and that of Sir John Read, who was tortured in the Tower of Dublin for his political principles two centur ies and a half ago. He was born in Philadelphia, July 21, 1797 ; gradua ted at the University of Pennsylvania, at the age of 15 ; was called to the bar In 1818 ; elected fiveyears later to the legislature—re-elected—mode U. 8. District Attorney for Eastern Penn sylvania in 1837 ; nominated in 1845 one of the justices of the Supreme Court of tlio United States; but not confirmed on accouut of his free soil principles, which he vigorously sup ported at that early day. Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 184C, he resigned soon after and became the leader of the bar. Mis eloquent and exhaustive argument in the famous Christiana Treason Trials in 1851, was so masterly as to win the warm ad miration of English lawyers, and drew from his associate, Thaddeus Stevens, who was to close the case, this re markable tribute ; "I can find nothing to add." In 18GC, he became a Re publican, having hitherto been a free soil Democrat, and delivered at Phila delphia his celebrated speech on the ''power of Congress over the territor ies." In 1858, ue was elected Judge of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by thirty thousand marjoritÿ. This first victory in Pennsylvania for the Republican party brought; Judge Read prominently forward in the list of candidates for the Presi dency of the Unitçd States ; and it was at one time proposed to nominate him for President, with Abraham Lincoln as Vice President. During the rebel lion tho learned decisions of Chief Justice Read lent a powerful support to the cause of the gencralGovernment. He was likewise the inspirer of some of the most important national mna adopted by Congress. He also contributed, to a noble extent, to the Constitutions now in vigor in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jer sey. He retired from the bench, as Chief Justice, on January 1st, 1874. He was tho author of a great number of public addresses, legal speeches, etc. Chief Justice Read was twice married ; first, to a daughter of the Hon. J. Marshall ; and secondly, to a sister of the Hon. John R. Thompson, late United States Senator for New Jersey He leaves an only child, by his first wife, General Meredith Read, United States Minister to Greece." an of that in sures THE CARE OF IF ASH 1X0 TOX'S HOME The Mount. Vernon Association re port that during the past year the eol onades of AVasliington's house have been completed at a cost of $93!) (il , and that other renovations will be made as soon as sufficient money is received,. The sum of $1C0 1ms been subscribed for repairing the portico facing the li brary, the estimated expense being $400 Various-gifts have been received lor the ornnmentation of the house. The sideboard was repaired at the expense of the late Mrs. Robert E. Lee; a small marble bust of Washington was given by a Washington lady, and a New York firm gave an antique-shaped sofa and four chairs to match. The members of the association desire ta place mirrors, mantel ornoments and centre table in the banquet hall. During the past year residents of the State of New York contributed for renovations and furni ture the, sum of $670 TO, and residents of New Jersey $405. Members of the Masonic fraternity in New Jersey con tributed $750 for the endowment fund. Washington Star, December 81. A bARATOOA Failure. —After a prolonged struggle to maintain its siuking fortunes, tho propristors of the mammoth "United States Hotel" at Saratoga have beeu compelled 4o al low the establishment to go into bank ruptcy. At. tiie meeting of creditors the cost of hotel and furniture was set down at $802,252 40. Of this $480,58(1 83 bad been paid from bonds sold: $76, 427 44 by the firm individually, aud $380,928 13 mis owing of floating debtB some of whiclt was secured by chattel mortgages. Tiie cause of the failure seems to have been mainly from bad extravagant management. Tiie public debt statement shows an increase of $3,859,767.88 ; coin bal ance, »82,587,449.94; currency balance, $13,952,931.22 ; certificates of deposit, $4l'200,000 ; coin certificates,$23,540; 000 . The investigation into the disorder, in Louisiana and at Vicksburg, Miss. by Congressional sub-committees was continued Saturday, and «licitcd new facts showing the corruption of Repub licun office-holders. The Vicksburg Troubles. k' MATTERS COMPLICATED bv the new SHERIFF OPKhlNO AN OFFICE. Vicksburg, Alias, January 2.--Yes terday the Board of Supervisors issued an order to Sheriff Crosby to appear on Monday and show cause why bis bond should not be declared insufficient. Supervisor Lehman also yesterday accepted Mr. Flaunagan's boud and issued a certificate of bis election us Sheriff of Warren County at the elec tion held last Thursday. Although the Legislature at the session lately called repealed the act ordering a special election in such cases, the lat ter last night demanded the keys of the office, which Crosby refused to de liver, ami Flannngan took possession of a room in the Court-House and op ened an office as Sheriff this morning. The Législative Investigating Commit tee will adjourn from here this after noon to Jackson, where the Legisla ture reassembles on Monday. The ac tion of Flannagan in assuming the of fice of Sheriff will doubtless compli cate matters very much. Dangerous Surgical Oi>rration on rt Child. A female child born to the wife of James Craze, residing on C street, near Thirteenth, while otherwise healthy and well formed,was disfigured by a large protuberance upon the lower part of the back, some four in ches in dlumetcr, and extending out ward about as far, Tho parents and midwife in attendance, not liking the appearance of the new comer, conclu ded to have medical and surgical ad vice, and called in a physician. Ex amination proved the protuberance to be a large, fleshy tumor, drawing its sustenance from integuments passing through an unnatural opening in the sacrum. Some fifteen hours after birth a slight discoloration was no ticed, and the surgeon, fearing morti fication, concluded to operate with the knife, and accordingly extirpated It, cutting away until the part presented its normal appearance. Several blood vessels were met with in the operation, which had to be taken up and tied. The wound,then upward ot four inches in length, was drawn together with stitches hud.finally dressed with plan ter, aud, last evening, some three days afterward, was healing nicely, and the child was feeding well, and,apparently, little the worse for the operation. A il things considered, this is a somewhat extraordinary case, as there waa noces sarily considerable loss of blood, and the nervous shock of such an operation to a child but a few days old, must have been severe .—Sacramento facord. 18fA. Tbs demand of the tax-payers ot Vicksburg that tho negro Sheriff, Cros by, should resign, was based on the fact that he had failed to give a valid bond as required by law. In Mississippi Sheriffs are entrusted with the collet Mississippi the Sheriffs are entrusted with the collection of taxes, and in Warren county, in which Vicksburg is situated, the vicxsDurg ia situated, tno people had been robbed so unmercifully by thieving officials that they determined that Cros by should either comply with the law by giving security for an honest disburse ment of the money or else resign. In Vickiburg, while three-fourths of the population are negroes, forty-nine fifti eths of tho property is owned by the whites. As a result of the stealing and extravagance of the negro rulers of that city, a debt of nearly a million dollars has been incurred, and taxation has now reached a point which is insupportable. It was the forced resignation of Crosby which led to tho attempted invasion of the city by country negroes which re sulted so disastrously to the invaders The practice of giving worthless bonds has been reduced to a system by tte Grant officeholders in Mississippi. Tho Chairman of tho Tax-Payers' League c f Washington county recently had occa sion to examine a now bond for $60,000, given by the Sheriff of that oounty, and found thut it was Bigned by live sureties who, as an investigation proved, were also liable on the bonds of other officials for sums ranging from $222,000 to $095,00if each, making an aggregate of liabilities of S3,199,000. Negro officials who are wholly irresponsible make a practice ot signing each others bonds for fabulous amounts, and thus the unfortunate prop erty holders are deprived of any securi ty for t.ho lawful use of the enormous sums wrung from them by oppressive taxation. And Gov. Ames continues the earnest friend and proteotor of all the knaves who thus deliberately lay plan to evade tho requirements of tho laws. Summoning Witnesses.— The work of summoning witnesses for the plaintiff in tho Beeoher-Tiiton scandal has com menced. The Rev. Henry Ward Beech er iu to be tho first witness, and it is ex pected that he will occupy the witness stand soveral days. As tne confessions of Mrs. Tilton will not be admissable, many witnesses who may bo colled in thé trial of tiie criminal indictment will not be called on tlio civil suit. Among theso are Miss Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Miss Florence Tilton and Mrs. N. B. Morso. But those lersons to whom Mr. Beooher is said to .tavo confessod, principally Mr. Moulten and his wife and Mt. Tilton, will testify to"the most important elements in the plaintiff's case Revival of the Suq.ui Interest in Louisiana.— bufficicut data lias been obtained to warrant the utatc ment that the sugar yield in Louisiana the past season was 140,000 hogsheads, worth in round number $10U a hogs head, and 200,000 barrels of molasses, worth $24 a barrel, making a total of $28,800,000. In the parish of Ascen sion, upon sixteen acres of ground, worked by two negroes, 72,000 pounds of while sugar and HW barrels of mo lasses, bringing $8,400, were produced. A Scotch planter,lilr. Burnsides,wak ing in the same parish lands foimerly belonging to Gen. Wade Hampton and Senator Preston, made 6000 hogsheads of sugar and 80UO barrels of molasses, yielding in ali *892 000 on an invert ment of $140,000. Ho worked about 600 hands.