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O AI LY r : rj •D ■;cTj vcf 'I a / liv 3C LXX XV!--NO ,23f> WILMINGTON. DEL.. MONDAY. MARCH 19, 1»TT iL. PRICE! ONE CENT Harder the Times the Lower the Prieés. At NO.» W .THIRD Street At IMS MaRkET Street, (Tenth A Market Sts.) I be found the stores or the Great Cantor and Ja pan Tea Compart, whloh are now wiling good tea and coffee cheaper than any honselnthlsolty. We mean just what we say. All we ask Is a trial of our goods— We have a good roasted oof fee at 20 ct per pound, and Java ooffee strictly pure and the very finest quality, and all grades of teas from 40cts to « 1 .M per pound. JAPAN TEA JAPAN 1 JAPAN 1 IMPERIAL IMPERIAL IMPERIAL TEA OOLONG TEA OOLONG TEA OOLONG TEA YOÜNO HY80N TEA YOUNG HYSON TEA YOUNG HYSON TEA MIXED TEA MIXED TEA MIXED TEA MIXED TEA JAVA COFFEE tu VA COFFEE BW A COFFEE kuB0 OÏ COFFEE ftcilßo coffee Bä p firm COFFEE HI an B 883 Igo COFFEE l HO COFFEE LeAT CANTON & JAPAN TEA COMPANY, No. 3 West Third Street and A TEA wil TEA \TI1 AND MARKET STREETS. drug stores. anti Brace l>epart ment. a stock of TRUSSES, BRA. vi SUPPORTERS,SUSPENDERS oilier mechanical appliances unsur in extent and variety hy that of any .similar establishment lu tbc country, Idtli upwards of Tueuty Yearn' Experience inlying them, we feel confident of our fv io give entire satlslactlon to all those [ring our services In this direction. I our INSTRUMENTS bndrurted lathe best manner, of the Kiaterials, and of various sizes to suit ELscs from the smallest Infant to the stadult. VY. HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM he ! r wllustnient, while our prices are blende and so varied by our extensive Cmerd, as lo suit the pockets of all. Hundreds of persons after trying the larger l- --JV cities have expressed [ _v., Crf their gratification of Uie K-I'TRn'-.Tl facilities and economy (HHri.ifl l> with which they have (jCT-.x <y been suited at our es tablishment. INN E. BRINGHURST A CO., Apothecaries, W. > 'or Sixth and Market Streets, Wilmington,Del. B'. E. WILLIAMS, DRUGGIST, inth and Market Streets, Keeps a full line of DRUGS AND MEDICINES,« 'ure, fresh, and carefully selected for iPESSING PRESCRIPTIONS AND LUNG ORDERS for FAMILY USE. it-THE BEST QUALITY 0BTAINA E. iserifieing quality for cheapness. Sxcosd—REASONABLE PRICES, ecial attention paid to compounding tSCRIPTIONS CAREFULLt AND AC CURATELY, BY W, E. WIULIAM8, Druggist, Corner Ninth and Market streets. Wilmington. Del. -v lu IS MARTIN, I Practical BOOT t SHOE MAKER, In'* Blast eleventh Street, Istomorworka specialty, and p in the best manner and al [erate rates. Repairing neatly and np^y attended to. Call and see me. n 'Æcwaic/ i £ C <£eut 3(/ i/me n^fcU; T/Je/. [&S mentofforelgn a,,d dou '«> rjone but first-class workmen em feb377dly Wm. O'CONNOR, IÎerchant Tailor HAS iREMOVKD a. West Third titrect, (One door Irorn Market,; 'tl S r"es a aS5 1 V«ii g 1j" 0r,me,, '° M'KI.Nh ANIS KUMMER, up at pnees to sole Pantm Ublftf a Specialty. STEPHEN' DOWNEY, ■ Factory Hoo <t Turning, -«tel\ AND CmcULAE t Sawing. •Corner Third & Tatnall H'AXTZT, WI r* ISOTON ' I>EI '. ï«i Hubs.' Uu ' u ' ri, nber suitable for I —- - febl9-3m. Turn Sts., [ EW BOOKS, J'Oonas ublished. All the -Magazines Newspapers, G'ajly a '"l Weekly.) "»lank Books, Stationery, lew Games, or article* BUTLER'S, T STREET* WILMINGTON, DEL I Ana & pior, : »un £ -s-r. 420 -marke anil 'Don't F Oreet.Tt !»--hingers f"^ r Alorm, ty .w°tn tSfassSSWajP'. ^ HilUdelpUU 81n * er< » «8 Wa * mar3weom) t*th PLUMBERS. Robert Hutton, Plumber and Gas Fitter, No. 107 King St Does all kinds of work In his line In the best maimer and at the lowest figures. Orders thankfully received aud promptly attende d to. Oils and Lamps of different kinds kept ha ï 1 an l for sale very! aheap. nov26dbm Was. s. watt. No. 1009 Market Street« 1 * I -UMBER, STEAM A GAS FITTER, Ail materials'. In my line of basinMe son stoutly on hand. tl Wilmington, Aug. 2d. 1876 ^NDBBW MCHUGH PRACTICA.L PLUMBER, Steam and Gas Fitter, No 501 Walnut Street, Wilmington, l>qL •»-Plumbing, Gss and Steam Fitting ot all descriptions executed In he best manner, at the shortest notice, and on moderate terms. anI»tmareh2S BOOTS AMD SHOES, GREAT ATTRACTION! AT THE EA8T END Boot & Shoe Store, S. E. Cor. 9th and Spruce Sts. Call and examine my stock of Gents, La dles, Misses and Childrens lioots, shoes and gaiters, all of which are selling at prices to suit the times. Custom work a specialty, and done In the best style and moderate rates. Repairing noutly and cheaply done. aug4-ly WM. HOUCK. JAMES MONAGHAN'S InTETW Boot and Shoe Store, N. W. cor, Second Si Jefferson Stsi /. Having laid In a full assort A \ ment of Goutlemen's, Ladles', toe \. Misses'and Children's Boots, ■V" Shoes, Gaiters and Rubbers, anof which are made of good material and In workmanlike manner I am i supply the citizens of Wilmington aud vi cinity with all goods In my line at prlees to suit tbe present financial crisis. Custom work a specialty, andsatlsfactlon guaranteed, Thepubllc a re cordially Invited to glveme a call and learn my prices. decl5-3md JAMES MONAGHAN. to New Store! New Goods! Low JPrices Î AFTER ALL, AFTEMALL, IAFTER ALL. The beat argument we can offer the people u Lowest Pbioes fob Qualitt of Goods. Tbla we do offer in every Boot, Shoe or Gaiter we tell lor Ladles, Gent«, Mlasea, and Children. We have a full and oemplete stock for the coming season, which we laTite thepubllc to call and examine. ladies ■« Particular attention paid to J CUSTOM WORK. JOHN K. BABCOCK. t w. Cor. Second and Marke pr24 -3m job nr g. niBZEL, MACHINIST, No. aoa East Second Street, and No. 513 tlrongv Street, (np-atoire,) Keeps on band and make« to onier nis Fat Bolt and Rivet Cutters, Drilling Ma chines, Meat Choppers, Wrench, Punching and Cutting Machine«, all of which are very superior for th^e pur nose« intended. He also repair* liuns, Fifitols, Lock«, and does Work generally. All kinds of edged tool* ground in the beststyle. A person with some knowledge of ma chine work will be taken as a partner, as Uio subscriber'll as more than he cau attend olPubilo bet 17 *76 wt ent patronage res^etmil^^W^ THE Harvest Home Range IS THE BEST COOK STOVE. It ha* a rer/ neat and beautiful. targe oven. ONLY TWENTY DOLLARS; with all the oooklng utenalla. stoy£ wsk'iS® îSrSnssï febtt.-4t It 1* MERIT RECOGNIZED. fienson'« Cupem i Porotts'Plaster* reoetv «1 thohlfheflt and only award ot merit a the Philadelphia Exposition, OTer all arti cle. of like character, proving by the high medical authority In the world, that ,ey are greatly «uperlortoordlnary porous plasters, ana not a patent medicine—aa no nostrums were allowed to be exhibited there. Bensou's Caprine Porous Plaster Is positively the best external remedy ever devised. They relieve pain at onee, and eure where other porous plasters only re lieve alter long use. Over three thousand physicians now recommend their nse ; and they are sold by druggists everywhsre_ Price 28 cents. IMPORTANT TO EVERT HOUSEHOLD "Improvement" Is the watchword af the hour ; Its development and re-development Is the ambition of every true American_ Porous plasters were Invented in 1848. For thirty y ears their com position remained un improved, until Benson's Oapelne Porous Plasters were Invented. They differ from all others In their greater medical activity. ■I hey wilt curt disease <n a few hourt tfaatother porous plasters, liniments or compounds require days ana weeks of continuous wear and nse to simply relieve. They are supe rior to electricity and more powerful, if is not a nostrum. They are endorsed by over three thousand physicians and druggists as meeting a great want ; a remedy for exter nal diseases which relieves Instantly and on res quicker than any known medicine_ Try them and you will not be deceived— Purely vegetable. Price 25 oents. leeodstw z hot i mm No- 4 Bulfinch Street. Bos'on. (OPPOSITE KETERE HOUSE.) THE SCIENCE OF LIFE; OR, SELF PRESERVATION. MORE THAN 1,000,000 COPIES SOLD. •old Medal Awarded to the Author by the "National Medical Association, March 31st, 1876. TUST published by thePEABODY MED ,J ICAL INSTITUTE, a new edition ol the celebrated medical work entitled the •'SCIENCE O. LIFE, or SELF-PRES ERVATION." It treats of Manhood, bow lost, how regained and how perpetuated; Cause and cure of exhausted vitality, lm potency and premature decline In man, spermatorrhoea or semlnel losses (noctur nal and diurnal) nervous and Physical debility, hypochondria, gloomy forebod ings, mental depression. Iohs of energy, haggard countenance confusion of mind ana loss of memory, Impure state of the blood, and all diseases arising from the errors of youth or the Indiscretions or ex cesses of mature years. It tells you all about the morale of gen erative physiology, the physiology of maTr rlage, of wedlock and offspring, physical contrasts, true morality, empiricism per version of marriage, conjuguf precept and friendly counsel, physical lnttrmfty, its causes and cure,relation between the sexes, proofs of the expansion of vleo, tho mis eries of Imprudence, ancient Ignorance and errors, means of cure, euro of body and mind True principles of treatment, ad dress to patlonts and Invalid readers, the author's principles . The price of this book Is only $1.00. THIS BOOK ALSO CONTAINS MORE THAN FIFTY PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE ABOVE NAMED AND OTHER DISEASES, MORE THAN THE PRICE OF THE BOOK. EACH ONE WORTH Also another valuable medical work treating exclusively on MENTAL AND NERVOUS DISEASES; more than 200 royal Octavo pages, twenty elegant en gravings, bound In substantial muslin. Price only #2.00, barely enough to pay for p The book for young and middle-aged men to read Just now, is tno ''Science of Life, or Self-Preservation. The author has return ed from Europe in excellent health, and is again the chief consulting phyBlclan.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 Pfiyai 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 life —Philadelphia Inquirer. It should be read by the young.themld dlo aged and even the old.— N. 1. Tribune. The first and only medal ever conferred upon any medical man iu tills country as a recognition of skill and Professional ser vices, was presented to the author of the^e works March 31st, 1876. Tho presentation was noticed at the time of its occurrence by theJIoetonpress, anil the leading Journals throughout the country. This magnifi cent medal is of solid gold, set with mere than one hundred India diamonds of rare ^Altogether In its execution, and the rleh ?,^%e m m«t*not. n 4we e 'm t 5i , .l 1 %g " it m *sr'CatalogUes sent on receipt of 6o, for ^Either of the above worjwsentbym aü on recelnt of price. Addrres PEABDD x MEDICAL INSTITUTE, (or W. H. UR KER, M. D., Consulting Physician,) No. 4 Bullfinch street, Boston, Masa.,opp. Revere iwiaWARE avenue A MADISON u STS., WILMINGTON, DEL. „„ „„nil an asaortmeniof the hefit > maîbie y of tlredlflferent klmls which lie pfprepared to work up Into Monuments. Head and Foot Stones, S ^v 1 nKMon* ex H0 ?Ä r AÄSi-ÄSBuSÄ». he can give entire satlsfaotlon to all The pabflo'[u« r In vlted *to x&rttrad U»rn bis price». novIT-Th-ly oi H r.t-Thc author consulted on the above named diseases, as well as alt diseases re quiring skill, «ecrecy and experience. Office hours, 9 a. m. toSP'U»' June 26 1876. TuThAH-dwly M ATTINGS_We have now in stock white aud check Canton mattings by Äadeatth Fourth and Market ho JOHN L. MALONE, PLAIN & ORNAMENTAL MARBLE WORKS peri that The Unknown Gambier. BY C. M. I meet Clifford bad been left heir to a neat little fortune, offt Bet content with this sum, and being indisposed to labor, he commenced to tamper with the fickle goddess, Fortune. At first he ventured onljr a few dollars, but growing bolder, he at last stood ou the very threshold of ruin. His friend, Charles Seymour—who had once played heavily, but having seen the error of his wavs, had reformed— warned him in vain—begged, strated with him, but all to ho puspose. He would promise to desist; but the next night was sure to find him in the place. The Right before duce him, he met with a heavy loss. He was not only fleeced of all the ready money he had, but under the influence of the maddening excitement, he pledged his watch, the laat gift of his dying father, and lost. His antagonist was a person unknown in the saloon. He was a tall, dark-look ing man, with broad shoulders and long hair, which hung in dark masses over his neck. His features were nearly covered with a heavy beard, and he wore his hat in euoh a manner that the upper portion of his face was entirely concealed. Ern est thought he had seen him before, but when or where, he could not tell. He had agreed to meet him again on the night that our story opens, and was now on bis was to the rendezvous. The large hall was brilliantly lighted by the many lamps that hung from the lofty arched ceiling, and on every side stood ornamental tables, around which many were playing, while others stood looking on, watching the vicissitudes of fortune that were constantly taking place. "Do you play to-night Î friend, as Ernest entered the apartment. "Yes. Is he here ?" "He! Who?" "The one with whom 1 played last night." "1 think not—I have not seen him," was the reply. Ernest passed slowly on, looking into every face, but the one he was in search of was not there. An hour passed on, and yet he came not. The hands of the large clock pointed to the hour of eight. "Strange he does not come," said Ern est to himself ; "it is now eight o'clock, and he should have been here an hour remon same we intro asked a ago. The young man began to think he would not come ; but presently the door opened, aud the form of the mysterious gambler entered. He smilingly ap proached the youth, who received him with a slight inclination of the head. "You are true to your appointment, Mr. Clifford," said the former. "Have you waited long ?" "I have been here about an hour," was the reply. "I intended to have been here before," continued the gambler quickly, "but owing to circumstances I could not. I was unexpectedly detained an hour, and it was impossible for me to leave." "O, never mind," said Ernest ; "I have been deeply engaged in watching the changes of fortune, and the various na tures and dispositions of the players." "Ah, yes! this is the place to read a man's character. He cannot conceal it. I have studied deeply Into the mysteries of human nature, aud could read to you the character of every person in this room." Earnest gazed into the face of the dark man before him, as if lie would read bis very soul; but there was something there lie could not fathom. He felt an uneasi ness in his presence he could not shake off'. "Will you again try your luck at the hazard table?" asked the latter. "Yes, if you wish," was the reply; and the the two were soon seated beside one of the exquisitely carved tables that or namented the room. The game com menced in earnest, and the bets ran high. It seemed that Earnest's expecta tion was to be fulfilled, for he was un usually lucky. He won at nearly every game and his opponent's pile was grow ing lower every moment. "You are lucky to-night," said the lat ter; "you will retrieve your loss of last night.', "I hope so." was the reply. Again the gams commenced. Ernest played recklessly, and without regard to consequences, yet fortune smiled upon him. "Out again!" said his opponent, as he raked down the glittering pile; "I hard ly need play against you, for you seem fated to wlu. Hours passed on, and yet no signs of weariness appeared in either of the com batants. Ernest had won not only his watch and the whole amount he had lost but a very large sum beside. "Do you wish to play more?' the gambler at length; "you have won your watch, together with more than you lost last night." The young man gazed in tbe face of the speaker, and thought he detected signs of alarm on his countenance. He thought he saw in Ids hesitation the fear of losing his gold, and exultinglv ex claimed: "If you fear to play longer, we will slop—if not we will proceed." ,'Go on," was the reply; "perhaps the luck will turn." The dark features of the gamble the same expression of cool, quiet indif ference; yet a peculiar change came over his countenance as he spoke. There was a sly twinkle in his eye—a kind of half hidden smile, that boded no good to his opponent. The bets were immense, and every person in the room gathered round to witness the result. For some time the tide of fortune seemed to favor neither; sometimes Ernest won—at others his an tagonist. Soon, however, it began to turn in favor of the latter. The youth became more and more excited, while the gambler retained his composure, and an d a constant smile rested on his fea tures . The clock struck the hour of midnight; alld every dollar Ernest had brought to ^ 3aloon . together with his watch, was again in the hands of the unknown gam bier. Yet he resolved to go still further au d to this end, drafts were drawn and tbe S litt8r,n S pi ' 6 ° f g ° ld ' asked r wore 'With compressed lips, and a heart as death, did Ernest Clifford watch the ending of the game that was to decide bis Cite. But the die was cast—it was too late to turn back, and be rose from the table—a beggar. For a moment he stood almost para lyzed' Then a sente of his utter de« gradation rushed like a torrent upon hU soul, and with his band pressed upon bis heart, be staggered from the still hall. With a tattering step be took hu course he scarcely knew whether. Turning down a narrow street, he soon reached the water's edge. The moon •hone brightly op the dancing waves. He gazed down upon tnem, and a wild thought entered bis mind. "Wretch, wretch thatl ami why should 1 live?" said he to himself. "I have lost fortune, frieods, everything that can make life desirable! I can not bear tba disgrace, the acorn am} jeers of sn unfeeling world. 'Tie but a step from life to rieath—othera have gone before ms, and why should Loot follow? Heavens!" be exclaimed, as the magnitude of his guilt rushed on his mind. "To what a strait am i re duced. Turn which way I may, the dark spirit of evil pursues me, an goads me on to commit a crime which my aoul revolts. Yet I must I must!" With a firm step he approached the water. A strong hand was laid on his shoulder, and be was drawn forcibly back. He turned te see who was the intruder, and beheld him the tall form of the unknown gambler. "Rash man—what would you do?" said he, as he relinquished his hold. "I would die!" was the reply; "and wny would you prevent it? You have robbed me of fortune and character, and I-" "You would rob the world of a soul, and sink still deeper the blot upon your memory." "Oh God ! to what am I brought!" exclaimed Ernest. "I am ruined disgraced forever. The demon of evil pursues me wherever I go, and renders my very life a curse." "Ernest Clifford, reflect!" said the stranger, slowly and solemnly; "re member your life is not your owd, and you have no right to destroy it. You have signed deeply; but do not add to your crime the guilt of suicide—do not rush into the presence of your Maker, with the stain of murder rest ing onyoursoul." "What shall I do?" "Reflect and be wise. Promise me that you will return to your home, and all will yet be well. You shall know more to-morrow. Will you promise?" Something to the appearance of the speaker struck the mind of the young man. The tone, manner and whole bearing were so familiarsndkind, that be could not refuse. With a falter ing voiee he promised, end the gamb ler led him from the water. The door of Ernest's room was opened on the following mom, and a sealed note handed to him. Tremb ling, he opened the letter and learned the startling fact that the unknown gambler, tho mysterious stranger—was none other than CharlsB Seymour! He had saved him from ruin! The note dropped from Ernest's hands, and the tears started in his eyes. It is needless to say,that he never again sought the gambling saloon. Profiting by the terrible lesson he had received, and with the original amount of his fortune again in hia possession, he went into business, and in a lew years became one of the richest and most respected men in the city. Repudiation in Nobth Carolina. Tbe committee appointed by a meeting in New York on the 27th of December by the bondholders of the State of North Carolina to visit that State and endeavor to bring about a settlement of the bonds, now nine years in default, reported Thurs day . They found the officers of the gov ernment and the people even the merch ants, apethetic as to the payment of the debt. The people are too poor, theysaid, and cannot live under an increase of tax ation. Gov. Yance is inclined to be non committal, but, on the whole, he is will ing to aid in auy reasonable plan for a settlement. The poor whites and a ma jority of the negroes are repudiators; and the republican candidate for lieutenant governor in the last canvass openly de clared for repudiation, but was muzzled by his friends after one or two public speeches. The newspapers generally neutral on the subject, but where au opin ion is expressed it is almost always for repudiation. One newspaper openly avers that the State is legally and morally absolved from indebtedness to men who bore arms arms against her or aided in the war that rained her. The committee hope that the Legislature may oppoint a commission to confer with bondholders, and recommend an honest payment of the State debt.—New York Sun. are The Red Star line steamship Rusland, from Antwerp for New York,Vent ashore at long Brand! on Saturday night. The passengers, crew and baggage were land ed safely and well cared for at the hotels. There were 5 cabin and 120 steerage pas gangers It is feared the steamer may be come a wreck, but with good weather the cargo may be saved. — ■ . . . IVeather Report. - Washington, March 19,1 A. M. probabilities. For the Middle States slowly rising temperature and increasing cloudiness, followed by threatening weather and rain or enow north of Virginia during the evening, with winds gradually shifting to east and south and falling barometer. recommended bythe faculty Allen's Strengthening Cordial and Liver Pills.—^They* have cured thousands of hopeless cases where all other known remedies have failed; this, too without ef thr horrors that attend Surgery, or the heroic medical treatment. They are Â^ÂÂ°F?Æh^&W^ Druggists. ianl8-d&wly. MURDER AMONG SPIRITUALISTS. THE EDITOR OP A BBLIOIO-PHILOSOPHI CAL JOUBHAL KILLED. Chic aso, March 18.—"Doctor" William C. Pike, spiritualist and phrenologist, presented himself at the Central Station yesterday afternoon, and stated that he had just shot 8. 8. Jones, editor of the Rcliyio-Philooovhical Journal, and desir ed to be placed under arrest. He said he had shot Jones for seducing his Wife and would trust his case in the hands of God. Pike was locked up. It appears that Dr, Pike and his wire have been rooming In Mr. Jones' building the past winter, without paying rent, and it is surmised this may hare caused the trouble. Dr, Pike alleges that Mr. Jones seduced his wife, ana has produced a confession to that effect signed by her. The friends of the deceaeeddeclare that he was incap able of the alleged ciime. All theparties involved are Spiritualists ®The affair has considerable occasioned Mrs. Pike, in corroboration of her hus band's story, says he shot Jones because be had found that she Was living with him as his wife. She said they came to live at Jones' home about eighteen months ag and last November; after months of solicitation from Jones, she signed a written agreement to be come his mistress. This liaton was to be kept a profound secret. Jonee told her he wanted a son. and the agreement pro vided that in case she gavs oirth to a sen by him he was to adopt it, take care ot her, and leave all bis property to thejboy. A former mistress of Jones, Mrs. Robin sen, according to Mrs. Pike, became jeal ous of her old paramour's passion for her excitement.— had and told the husband about the Intimacy between the guilty pair.' Pike confront ed his wife and she confessed all. Jones, the murdered man, has been well known in this city for sixteen years, and has a wife and daughter living at St. Charles a suburb of the city. He was seventy years of age. A suit was pending seal ns t him in the Criminal Court for a libel of the "Woodhnll." Pike is a tall cadaver ous-locking man of sixty-five years of age, who looks like a maniac. He is a professional psychologist. He has a brother William B. Pike, of the firm of Bates & Pike, lawyers, Rochester, N. Y. His brother-in-law, Mr. P. Watson, is a well-known railroadman, one time Presi dent of the Erie Railroad. Mrs. pike is a blonde of thirty-three years of age, born in Ireland, a Roman Catholic. She has three daughters living with her brother at Hammondville, N. Y. Am Impeelsg Celebration In Dublin . London, March 18.—St. Patrick'» day was celebrated by the castle authorities i n Dublin with the customary of mount ing guards at tbe castle on the occasion was rendered very imposing by the pres, ence of the Duke of Connaught with the Lord Lieutenant and several distinguisb ed military officers. The garrisen ofDub Un, 8,000 men were brigaded, and as they marched past the vice Tegal balcony, der the eryes of the Prince, the ba played Irish national airs. Money was thrown to the crowd with a view to arouse somethin thus!asm, and military officers wore shamrocks. nds ig that might pass far en-> the whole court and the A RIVER'S FREAK. BOW AV ICB-OOKQR IS CHANGING THE MISSOURI'S CHANNEL. Omaha, Neb., March 13^The Mis souri river is just now fnll of floating ice, the result of the resent cold snap, and an immense ice gorge Is formed in the big bend in a northeasterly direction from the smelting works, causing the stream to rise at that point and overflow the battom on the Iowa side for over a quar ter of a mile. Opposite the smelting works the water pours down over the Iowa bank into the main channel, form ing a series of falls from four to six feet high, and over two hundred in number. At one place, the southern point, the fall is from forty to fifty feet wide and six feet high. This cut-off is what has been expeeted for several years, and it was thought that when it did occur it would form a new channel where this body of water is now rushing over the bottom. It may be that the gorge will make a per manent cut and thus aTlow the water to resume its old course. General News. A post-office was established at Mount Cuba, iu New Castle county last week. The session of the Nicholls Legislature in New Orleans has been extended to the 30th inst. There is no prospect of an early election of a U. 8. Senator. Senator Morton, on Saturday, formally declined the chairmanship of the Com mittee on Foreign Relations. It will be filled by Senator Hamlin. Senator Ferry will he made Chairman of the Post-office Committee. Thousands of letters containing appli - cations for nearly all the offices in the gift of the President have accumulated at the White House during the past week, and several clerks are busily employed in attending to them. ao The property of the CAroni®. Pub fishing Company, in WashingwMMnclud ing engine and boiler, several presses, a cutting machine, office furniture, etc., sold at auction, on Saturday, for was «8000. A telegram frem Cincinnati says that Joseph Goss has been toed «2B0 for en gagiug in a prize fight in Kentucky and b«iig been sent to jail until the fine is paid, The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections have appointed Messrs, Morton, McMillan and Saulsbury the sub-committee to visitOregon during the summer, aud investigate the charges against Senator Grover. Secretary Schurz stated on Saturday afternoon, that tbe nhw civil service rules would particularly enjoin agalust ments of Government employes for politi ca i purposes, The Republican State Centra! Corn mittee 0 f Louisiana met on Saturday an(1 expe Ued Pinchback 1'roin its mem bership by a vote of 22 to 4. A. Dumont who c ], a innan of the campaign corn mittee during the canvass, was elected President, in place of Pinchback. In Brooklyn on baturday. Efien De vine left her infant, six months old m charge of a neighbor (named Hannah Dougherty, for a short time. On her re tmq, 3 he found that Mrs. Dougherty had »ot drunk and lain down on the infant, death. Mrs.Dough.rty was arrested.