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Iol. LXXXV.-NO 214 WILMINGTON, DEL.. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 21. 1877. PRICE ONE CENT Harder the Times the Lower the Prices, ie At No. 3 W. THIRD Street and At 1003 MARKET Street. (Tenth A Market Sts.) will be found the stores of the Great Canton and Ja pan Tea Company, which now selling good lea und coffee cheaper than any house In this city. We mean Just what wo soy. All we ask Is a trial of our | We have a good roas fee ot 20ct per pound, and Java ooffee strictly pure and the very finest quality, anil all grades of teas from 40ets to «1.00 per pound. 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Address JOHN F. POTTER I Publishers, PHILADELPHIA. Î (ftnn a Wf*fk to A wilts. !?10 Outfit Hu)/ / FREE. P. U. VICKERY. ita, Maine. *«Uy at hom ft and terms free. TRUE A cO., Au Malnc. \<r*nts wanted. Out I our TricedCalaloguM n of over 13 JO vane lut» ot^KI V uarlen,Field& Flower Seeûs^l Bedding Plants, Roses, &C., Mailed Free to *11 applicant«. Lucrative Business. L W K WANT 500 SKWINIi MACHINE AGENTS, AND KX OK ENERGY AND ABILITY TO I THE BUSINESS OF SELLING ? machines. Compensation AL, BUT VARYING ACCORDING B.1TY, CHARACTER AND QUALI WIOP THE AGENT. IKS, ADDRESS "Sewing Machine Company« CHICAGO, r J «roadway, Now York, or New Orleans, Louisiana. MORE FI 11 HT For par Al I xt.l Card», with pSÎ N Y L - JONES per day at home. Samples Kami. Maine. febao-a»wlm. r NATIONAL bank itory OF WILMINGTON. F the Public Moneys and ' CUI TESTATES? TBE UNI - < 'Ï! , ETTS * Brrsi dkjct. (»hü. I). ARM STRONG iprtpitti. , Cash irk. »300,000.. W y° rk Exchange fur kumr Depositors without charge. "M tiny», Mondays and Thursdays, „ H .. DIRECTORS. P(l5 t y, yUl ' George W. Bush, «. MeCom h J; 11 Garrett, James, ' wm, har.erott, Jr., NKW i murtt asxlk county MUTUAL prance Company, «^ market htr£t y> •w a term Bnuifoni, ,7 "Bam Canby, Lp-Mariä, /.J?* R'riiurdsou. Ï; Howland Jones , d Bfinghurst' V B. Smyth, »a. H. Bates, ,. Wm. Tat v $ « » ' lTH. Hl .'„.y LL > I'resident. state mutual o yeüref 1 "* from three j A; blO hWAUE Insurance Company, tr. No 1 1 Market Street,I Uraington' Del TA *W AT Tint hates «10, tT mit; v « l ;« | Je"t, ^•KlSl"*' VlC01 J LOWEST res idem. . Soc'y M - J b CHILD, illl Trea*. PI. I'HU Klttt, Hoheit Hutton, Plumber and Gas fitter, IVo. 107 Kluff St Does all kinds of work In his line In the best manner and at the lowest figures. Orders thankfully received and promptly aatended to. Oils and Lames of different kinds kept hill bi I (or silo very cheap. uov25d3m w 'l. S. WA No. 1009 Market Street« 1* 1 .UMBER, STEAM & GA«i FITTER, All materials', la my line of buatnvu eon riantly on hand. %1 J Wilmington, Aug. 2 d. 167 « ^NDREW MCHUGH* PRACTICAL*^ PLUMB ER, Steam and Gas Fitter, HmfMl Wall« Street, I Wilmington, Lit.'. UV*Plumbing, Gai and Steam Fitting ot ali description» executed in be beet manner, at the ahorieet notice, and on moderate terms, suit) tmareh25 ENTERPRISE COAL JOSEPH FOITT Is now receiving dally snipments "of his iperlor Enterprise Coal. Persons in want of Coal should give him a call, as fresh mined cool is always better than that whi4h has been stored over win in 1er. .-OFFICES Water and Orange Sts. JOSEPH FOUT. febS-Sm COAL! COAL! Arctic C«al and Ice Co., Ofkick—N o."2 EAST SECOND STREET! Have the be«t Coal In the market and • selling at very low rates. Call and see Guaranteed full weight (22401b«.) J. B. CONROW SON octlT-8m JOHN Is. MALONE, PLAIN A ORNAMENTAL MARBLE WORKS DELAWARE AVENUE A MADISON 8TS., WILMINGTON, DEL. Constantly on nand an assortment or the best marble of the different kinds whish he is prepared to work up into Monuments, Head and Foot Stones. Steps, Mantels and House Work in general. Havinga long E rienoe in the business he flatters himself at he can give entire satisfaction teall who may favor him with their patronage. The public are Invited to call and Inspect bis work and learn his prices. nov27-'76-ly M NOTICE To My Friends and Patrons, JANUARY. From this date wo have reduced the price HANGING WALL PAPER a* follows : Unglazcd or blank paper redu ced from 18 to 15 cents per piece; glazed or satin paper reduced from 22 to 20 cents per piece; all other qualities reduced in propor tion. I am thankful for 1877 1877 *f your patronage during the past twenty years, ana trust that with my practical knowledge and personal su pervision tho busldess will be s# conducted that it will be mutual interest for you to continue your patronage. _ VVe have hopes that on or before March 2i5th we will bo able to reduce prices in the at present material department, as well in the work department. Your» very trul &HN r hqlt , 223 Murket street. .lanl-tf J- L. VALLANDIGHAM, ATTORMEY-AT-LAW, No. 4 AllmoHd's Building. feb6-l y pHILIP MEYER, Vinegar Manufacturer, Street. 403 PoplJ Pura Cider Vinegar at 25 cents per gallon; aiLuirinra Meat, Apple Butter. Peach Butter, anil Pepper Sauce of the best quall |de«l2-dly >»■ M ATTINGS_We have now In stock while and chock Canton mattings by be loco, made atth toweut P^'hp. Fourth aud Market MERIT RECOGNIZED. Benson's Capcine I'orous Plasters receiv eu the highest and only award of merit the Philadelphia Exposition, overall arti cles of like character, proving by the high est medical authority In the world, tnat they are greatly superiortoordlnary porous plasters, and not a patent medicine—as nostrums were allowed to bo exhibited there. Benson's Capcine Porous Plaster Is positively the best external remedy ever devised. They relieve pain at once, and cure where other porous plasters only re lieve after long use. Over three thousand physicians now recommend their use ; and they are sold by druggists everywhere_ Prioe 25 conts. IM PORTANT TOEVEKYHOU8 EHOLD "Improvement" Is the watch word of the hour ; its development and re-development Is the ambition of every true Americau.— Porous plasters were Invented ln 10*5. For thirty years their com position remained un improved, until Benson's Capcine Porous Plasters were invented. They differ from all others in their greater medlcsri activity. i bey wiU cure disease in a few hours that other porous plasters, liniments or compounds require days and weeks of continuous wear and use to simply relieve. They are supe rior to electricity and more powerful. It Is not a nostrum. Thoy are endorsed by over three thousand physicians and druggists as meeting a great want ; a remedy for exter nal diseases which relieves Instantly and cures quicker Chan any known medicine_ Try them and you will Purely vegetabil novlSeoelAv no ■ot be deoelved,— e. Price 25 cents. :-d iplilpl N(p 4 Bulfinch Strtet. Boston. (OPPOSITE ltEVKHE H OU MF.) THE SCIENCE OF LIFE; OR, SELF PRESERVATION. MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SOLD. (JoId Modul A warded to the Author by the "National Modleal Association," March 31st, 1876. TUST published by the PEABODY MED ICAL INSTITUTE, a new edition ox the celebrated medical work entitled the "SCIENCE OF LIFE, or SELF-PRES ERVATION." It treat# of Manhood, how lost, how regained and how perpetuated; Cause and cure of exhausted vitality, im potency and premature decline In man, spermatorrhoea or seminel losses (noctur nal and diurnal) nervous and Physical debility, hypochondria, gloomy forebod ings, mental depression, loss of energy, haggard countenance confusion of mind dloss of memory, impure state of the blood, and all diseases arising from the •rrors of youth or the Indiscretions or ex cesses of mature years. r n It tells you all about the morale of gen erative physiology, the physiology of mar riage, of wedlock ami offspring, physical oontrasts, true morality, empiricism f version of marriage, conjugal friendly counsel, physical causes and cure,relation between the sexes, proofs of the expansion of vice, the mis eries of imprudence, ancient ignorance and errors, means of cure, cure of body and mind. True principles of treatment, ad dress to patients and invalid readers, the author's pri n ilples . The price of th is book is only SI.00. THIS BOOK ALSO CONTAINS MORE THAN FIFTY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE NAMED AND OTHER DISEASES, MORE THAN THE PRIC BOOK. Also another valuable medical work treating exclusively on MENTAL AND NERVOUS DISEASES; more than 200 royal Octavo pages, twenty elegant gravings, bound In substantial muslin. Price only $2.00, barely enough to pay for printing. The book for young and middle-aged men to read Just now, is the "Science of Life, or Self-Preservation. The author has return ed from Europe in excellent health, and is again the chief consulting physician of the Peabody Medical Institute, No. 4, Bullfinch street, Boston, Mass.— Republican Journal. The Science of Life is beyond all compari son the most extraordinary work on Physi ologgy ever published —Boston Herald , Hope nestled in the bottom of Pandora's box, and hope plumes her wings anew, since the issuing of these valuable works, published by the Peabody Medical Insti tute which are teaching thousands how to avoid the maladies that sap the citadel ol Uf e—Philadelphia Inquirer. It should be read by the young, the mid dle aged and even the old—IV. 1. Tribune. The first and only medal ever conferred upon any medical man in this country as a recognition of skill and professional vices, was presented to the author of these works March 31st, 187C. The presentation was noticed at the time of its occurrence by the Boston press, and the leading Journals throughout the country. This magnifi cent medal is of solid gold, set with mare hundred India diamonds of rare i'ii precept and infirmity. EACH one- WORTH e9f THE ser ttian brilliancy. M A1 together in Its execution, and the rich ness of its materials and size, this Is de cidedly tho most noticeable medal ever this country for any purpose what Is well worth the inspection It was fairly won and struck in ever. It is Numismatists, worthily bestowed— MoMachuaett* Btough man, June 2d, 1876. •STCatalogues sent on receipt of 6c, for postage. , . . . Either of the above works sent by mail receipt of price. Address PEABODY MEDICAL INSTITUTE (or W. H. PAR KER, M. D., Consulting Physician,) No. 4 Bullfinch street, Boston, Mass.,opp. Revere House. „ . .. . N B —The author consulted on the above named diseases, as well as all diseases re 'crecy and experience. or qtiiriug skill, Office hours, » a. June 2:i 18Te. . lo6p. III. TuThuS-Awly EPILEPSY OR FITS. £"1 SAMABITAN Nervine, the rent fea Nerve Conqueror, cures Epileptic Fits, Convulsions, Bpasms, St. Vitus Danooand all nervous diseases ; tbe only known pos itive and sure cure for Epilepsy. It has been tested by thousands and has neve, been known to fall Inasinglecase Inclose stamp for circulars, giving evidence oi oures. Trial package free, l'leose give name of express office when ordering med icines. Also send names and address of all persons subject to KpHeptlc FI Jl- Address, Dr. H- A. RICHMOND Jan9d&wly Box. 741, fct. Josephs, Mo. R A In Idiion Handkerchiefs, all prices and kinds ust received. VVM. b. SHARP 4th slid Market Edmund« Convicted by KdlllUlKlN. From the N. Y. Suu of Tuesday. Senator Edmund* of Vermont, who did more than any other man to Hecure the passage of the electoral bill, and thus be came tLe connecting link between J. Madison Wells and Justice Joe Bradley in the process of counting in a Fraudu lent President has stultified himself hopelessly by his recent nets and utter ances that it seems almost cruel to call attention to a speech made by him not quite two years ago in the Senate of the United States. In March of 1875, when Morton's reso lution to admit Pinchbaek was under dis cussion, Mr, Edmunds took the ground distinctly that the Returning Board which returned the Kellogg Legislature, and by which Kellogg himself turned as Governor, had no existence un der the Constitution of Louisiana, described this Returning Board, to which Hayes will owe his bogus title to the eight electoral votes of Louisiana, intermediate contrivance that .either the cupidity of theives or the ambition of politicians had invented;" and he derid ed the idea that its acts and decisions had any claim whatever to respect. The following extract from Mr. Ed mund's remarks on that occasion is as^true as if it had been uttered only last week, and had referred, not to Pinchback, but to Rutherford B. Hayes: "But, Mr. President, wheu this Board was thus acting, and was making public theresnlt to which it bad arrived through means like these, what were its powers and authority? I have endeavored to show that it had no power or authority do anything of the kind. It is a special creation of the|1aw. It has no finality and can have non#, that the law does not ex proësU or by clear implication confer up on it. "People in my opinion, make a great mistake who endeavor to uphold results produced by a body acting as this and outside the Constitution and laws of the State." Vvery true, Mr. Edmunds; and you might have added yom convi.tlon that the greater the fraud, the greater the mis take. Your political insight was good two years ago. You saw things as they were, moreover, described things as you saw them. What, for instance, in the way of political generalization, could be more statesmanlike than this: "The liberties of a State would be in a rather hopeless chaos, if you take a hun dred years to come, if the determination of trh aatu been elected by the people to be their rulers is to be confided to the discretion of any selected board of tshatetcr." After this declaration, is it notsurpri. slag, to find you acting on a "selected board ot men," and aiding, not to detor. mine who has been elected by the peo ple, but to foist upon the people a ruler whom the people never elected? Are not the liberties of the State in "a rather hopeless chaos" when this has come to pass ? If the gift of prophecy had been yours on March 16, 1875, could you have described more accurately or condemned more severely the Unconstitutional Com mission wnich now gives us a Fraudu lent President, than you did in these words ? W was re He as "an to Mi >> "What would be thought ofthat states man or that lawyer who should under take to pass tlisough Congress a law which should declare that, instead of the votes and returns sent hy the electors being delivered lo the President of the Senate, they should be delivered to a Re tuminy Lourd selected by the President of tlie United States, or elected by Con gress, constituted in some way, a month in advance of the time fixed bo law for their bein turning 1 counted, and that that Re oard should canvass those votes and determine which were legal and which were not, and then after they had reached a result which they believed to be a convenient one: they should turn it over to the President of the Senate in the presence of the two Houses, who should then, arcordiny to the return of the Returning Hoard, find out who is the President of the United States ? Why, sir, it seems to me only necessary to state such a propo now utterly unfounded sition to show it is," It seems to us only necessary to repro duce Mr. Edmund's words on that occa. sion to show how utterly ho has sur rendered principles and convictions in this partisan emergency. That the opin - ions already quoted were his solemn con victions, we are assured by himself in the concluding sentences of this remarka ble speech ? "If there is any policy in this business, although I know of no policy but that which, in looking to the past seeks for the truth, it seems to me that it is the policy of strict adherence to the law. That is the guide which in the heat of coutlict and in the tumult of politics is the sole star that guides our ship of state to a safe haven. If you turn away from that, and speak of party wishes, or party sympathies, or races, or expediencies, you are lost in the sea af chaos and tu mult that has ruiued so many republics in the history of our times. I, for one, shall stand by the law !" This promise, so solemnly made, has been broken. Mr. Edmunds has stood neither by tho Jaw, nor by the Constitu tion, nor by the principles of truth and honesty, nor even by iis own convic tions. UPcnrrtnif of a Chester Mnn. 1>I. W est Chester, February 19. — Joe eplt J. Sweeney, who has been em ployed for some years at the govern ment paper mills at Glea Mills, Dela ware county, has been missing since Thursday. He was discharged eaily last week. It is supposed he has com mitted suicide. Sweeney has the ini tials "J. J. 8." marked on his arm. lie is about 40 years of age. It is thought his discnarce affected him so that he was driven to commit suicide. CONGRESS. The U. S. House of Repreeentatives, yesterday, by a vote of 172 to «0, adopted a resolution declaring that "the Hayes Electoral votes from the State of Louisi ana be not counted. It was a strict par ty vote, except that Messrs. Pierce and Seelye, ot Massachussetts, voted with the Democrats. After the vote was ta ken the Senate and House met in joint session, and the vote of Louisiana, both Houses not having concurred in their ac tion upon it, was counted for Hayes. When the certificate of Michigan was read, objection was made to the vote of Grossman, one of the Electors, upon the ground that he had not been duly ap pointed to fill a vacancy. The Senats thereupon withdrew, and, after discus sion, the objection was overruled by each of the Houses, aod the joint con vention resumed its session. When Ne vada was reached, one of the Electors of that State was objected to as ineligible, and the Houses again separated. In the Senate the objection was overruled by a unanimous vote, but the House, without acting upon it, took a recess untlll mora ing. Municipal Salarier The taxpayers of New Y'ork are sorely troubled over the burden of icipal expenditures and ara casting about for ways and means of relief. Committees of citizens have been hold ing conference with Mayor Ely and Mayor Ely has been consulting with heads o' departments, and while the utmost desire for economy is expres sed nobody can find tbe place where retrenchment can take place. The great trouble with New Y'ork city is the complex character of its govern ment. It is controlled partly from Albany and partly at home. The Tweed frauds Were perpetrated by a board of supervisors established by Albany legislation. The powers of the city government have been divid ed and subdivided among departments and bureaus, until there are now nine teen departments, with 5,514 officials, and with salary lists aggregating $8, 733,731. These departments ail have their several bureaus, and together constitute an immense machine,whoso tremendous inertia the most robust re former of n Mayor cannot overcome. It is the old story of the Circumlocu tion office and tbe Barnacles. This process of expansion in municipal de partments, and of increase in salary lists, is going on all over tbe country. The Irish World, in a recent issus, presented some interesting statistics, derived from official sources, upon the relative pay of workingmen and of city 1877. nun officials for tbe years 1807 and Twelve classes ot workingmen —masons, bricklayers, carpenters, Ac., are selected, and their average wages in 1867 and 1877 are compared with the compensation of twelve city officials for those years. The com parison is interesting. In Brooklyn the mean aggregate wages of twelve workingmen show a decrease of $5, 423 as compared with 1867, while the salaries of twelve city officials show an increase of $86,700 as compared with their compensation in 1867. A similar comparison made of Boston shows a decrease of $3,903 for tbe workingmen, an increase of $24,700 for tbe officials. In St. Louis there is à decrease of $4 .853 for the working men, an increase of $17,000 for the city officials. The comptroller's office at New York declined to fnrnisli any comparative statistics. In the case of this city, the decrease in the wages of twelve representative workingmen has been $4.037, while tbe increase in tbe salaries of twelve officials has been $7,565. This increase has taken place chiefly in the following items: Mayor, $3,000 to $6,000 mayor's secretary, $1,200 to $1,600; mayor's clerk, $900 to $1,200; city register, $2.500 tu $3.000; city solicitor. $1,509 to $4,000,and city councilman,from $1,50 per diem,when in session.to $1.000 per annum. While salaries have been going up tbe cost of living has been reduced, and tbe purchasing power of money bas been increased. Everybody knows that household supplies of all kinds are much cheaper now than in 1867; and yet when theory uf retrenchment goes up, the economies must strike upon tbe day-wages class and not upon tbe high-salaried officials are excessive; they are small in comparison with other cities; but it is not right that they should be increased while tbe wages of otbur workers diminish.— IluTtimore Gazette. TA8TBIN HAIR-DRESSING. Young women always look wall with their hair taken off, so as to show the face. The ear, according as na ture has farmed it with more or less delicacy, may be entirely uncovered or partially hid; the forehead, if high —if longer concealed a little, and face only un covered near the temples; long curls; such as Lawrence's figures were failing on their cheeks, have aa expression of sentimental reverie which may suit certain romantic ladies; but, in a gen eral way, the ckeeks left bare and the hair turned back is more graceful and natural tnan those droooping ringlets, which the most chaste and tender kiss would disarrange. Why display beau tiful curls on the check when they look so elegant on the nape of the neck or the shoulder ? To conceal a part of the face, is it not. and make people suspect some defect, or to lead them to believe more than renlly ex ists? Women who hide undercork screw curls their faded complexion, or the mark which the finger of time has left on their faces, make them selves look old by this very precau tion. Sincerity is best'. As regards young girls, they are always charming when they display thu whole of tin face, youth is such a skillfull hair dresser. than the aose—should be The mother of Carl Schurz died last week at his residence in St. Loais, aged 79 years. Packard's "Assassination. H A New Orleans Account of the Deed — Local Opinion. Picayune, 16tA —About 11 o'clock yes terday morning a young man eatered the premises No. 40 Toulous street, before which swings a sign bearing the follow ing inscription: "Pension de la Ville de Luxembourg." The visitor, a man of short statute but good figure, apparently about twenty-five years of age, with dark hair, brown mustache and handsome fea tures, was neatly dressed, and wore a gold pin and a Masonic badge. The stranger, upon entering the saloon,called for a glass of beer and asked for an En glish paper, and was handed a copy of a daily paper when he said in a sharp tone: "Oh, I don't want that paper; I am a Re publican," and threw the Journal on the table. A one-armed man, named Huttle was seated at an adjacent table, and the stranger politely invited him to take a glass of beer. The subject ofpolitics broached by the sti£pger,who announced emphatically that he was a Republican, then went output returned in a few min utes, when the political conversation was renewed. He ordered some oysters and again went out, saying would be back in a fi reappeared in about ten minutea, inquir ed whether the oysters were ready, and took another drink with the one-armed man. The stranger for the third time said to Huttle, "Wait for me, I will be back in fifteen minutes," and left the soloon. Be tunring once more he asked for some to eat, and was given some cheese crackers,which he devoured with avidity. He then drank again with Huttle, and asked him if he knew where Packard lived, as he wished to see him. He de sired the one-armed man to wa.« to Huttle that he ew minutes. He accompany him. Huttle did not know Packard's I whereabouts, but the host said that he might be seen in the St. Louis Hotel at 12 o'clock. Saying to Huttle "Let us go to the State-House and see Packard," Be departed, his arm locked with the stump of his maimed companion. Reaching the head of the stairs he presented to the per son in charge of the door leading into the ante-room to the office of Mr. Packard a card inscribed, "Frank Hudson, corres pondent Philadelphia Press." The guar dian of the entrance invited the visitor U> step in, which he did, beckoning to Hut tle and exclaiming, "Come along and see Packard." But he objected to enter the room, saying that he had no business with Mr. Packard, and would wait out side- The young man went in alone. There were in the room a number of Radical politicians and members ol the Hahn House. Mr. Packard was seated at his table near the door,engaged in con versation with Mr. Boarmon, of Caddo, who occupied a chair on his r son took a seat in a chairon t of Mr. Packard, whose back was turned towards him. Eye-witnesses (Republicans of tbe sub sequent events relate that the strange visitor a few minutes after his entrance said in a sliarpe tone to Mr. Packard: "Governor, how long have I to wait be fore I can see you?" Packard immediate ly turned around and encountered the gleaming muzzle of a revolver, which his iuteiTogator aimed at his head. Some say that the stranger pulled the trigger, but the weapon snapped, and was again cocked; others that Mr. Packard by a quick movement beat down the muzzle of the pistol and rose to his feet,the weap on exploding and the ball grazing the right knee of the Radical chief, simply raising the sk'n. The burly struck bis assailant between the eyes, prostrating him upon the floor. The men who were present leaped to their feet and rushed to the assistance of the ex-Mar shal. Theexcitement was intense; pistols were drawn on all sides, and W. F. Loan quondam Superintendent of Police, dis charged his revolver at the would be as sassin, the ball penetrating the npper por tion of the young man's left arm, and emerging near the elbow. A general at tack was made upon the enemy, and but for the interposition of Messrs. Badger, Fairfax, Leonard and Packard himself, the more ferocious Radicals would have riddled the poor lunatic. Comparative quiet having been restored Dr. Smythe was sent for, and after mak ing an examination, expressed the opin ion that Hudson was under the influence of opium or some other strong stimulant. In his coat pocket was discovered a gin gerale bottle full of absinthe. The wound having been dressed and a stimulant adminstered, tbe man revived sufficiently to.converse with those about him. A United States officer asked him why he did not attack Hayes first, when he replied: "Hayes is gone." With re gard to accomplices, Hudson spoke vag uely, and often contradicted himself, say ing to one person that he had four accom prices, and to othejs twe. He spoke often in a feeling manner of having a mother and "beauliful"^sister "in Philadelphia. Sometimes he said he was a Republican at others a Democrat . At about 4 o'clock he talked in a rambling manner about his mother and sister L in Philadelphia, and begged tbe persons around to give him some opium. When asked again why be desired to kill Mr. Packard he answered: "To save the country it. Hnd left hand "Boss" Heather Hepmrt Washington, Feb. 22,1 A. M. PROBABILITIES. During Wednesday in the 'Middle and Eeastern States fairing barometer, warmer southwest winds, cloudy or partly cloudy weather except, possibly in Maine and the Canadian Provinces wind shifts to cooler easterly, with rising barometer. Banlc in Montreal. There is a regular panic in Montreal Stock Exchange, and stocks have de preciated greatly, especially that of the Merchant's Bank, which ranks next to the Bank of Montreal, as regards capital. The manager resign ed . After deducting its loss of $710, 000 on last year's business.it has $40u. 000 surplus. The directors's Mobili ties amount to $1,000,000.