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«ft, i LXXXVI -NO 106 WILMINGTON. DEL., MONDAY DECEMBER 10, 1877. PRICE ONE CENT OL. pjfORRELL, Carpets & Dry Goods, U ^ rtASCMlO TKWIPLE. jial Circular. OJTOBEIt 1877. )RY GOODS department. ^„lurnce of the action of tead Dry Hoods Houses of Philadel vtittrltmg their goods at EX 01ELY LOW RATES, we an from this date, anti until far notice, a SWEEPING RE UCTIOjY in the prices of our EN SELI.YR OF DRY GOODS,ana artfully submit the following: far the tust 15 years we have Kept Equalities oj Goods. Our Slock d this time complete in every de ft t have made prepara ■ m f or this Season's Trade in ad m 0 f any since 1873. Our sup fit ire from the best importing,man futiirmo and jobbing houses IVe thoroughly understand itaiV' . In this special sale,and Itee special prices, no change will mote in our terms, id Ihil the prices at which we shall fcqooJs will be TOO LOW for Ahle competition, we are satisfied id i ti, the proper course to pursue, instore can be successful that does i recognize that in PROTECT EE ITS CUSTOMERSit consults I mi hest interests. (n conclusion, our friends and the Hit are asked to EXAMINE for louf/ws, and compare STYLES and \ULITIES. It will certainly W THEM. inert. in tnen. While we rc Masonic Temple. r, KELL & NORTHROP Would call special Attention to Tubxr Stock ÖF LADIES CLOAKS; To Their Dress Goods in At lb Intel Shades at 121 Cts. A YARD; To Their Endless Variety IfUnderwear, Hosiery & NOTIONS, ^ Their Popular Low Pricks, AT 306 Market St. iOPJE IST INÖ-: and Misses' Cloaks. to* most exquisite Ytylea ever offered. w*iuall«d for Beauty, Finish A dtyle Different Styles I . '«Äciii'uT for . 8400 6 00 6 00 7 00 for Cloaks from $4 to $40. M - L. LICHTESTEIN, 226 MARKET ST. 06111 new Goods! & Hl. STAATS °pencd this day, and is receiving al »* T most daily, at «IS NEW STORE, No - 405 MARKET STREET, 'HREk Rooks above fourth. *7o(xUhoî m * >lote anJ elegant assortment r ever «bered to the public, AXlJ FANC¥ TRIMMINGS, Merino Underwear, Ac. ^ , »r(iili ar i t, '« luul well selected stock of ÿütovrn uÄ ^ e Phyr Work, Zephyr, Ger *c.,aii .. , 0l, L Woolen Yarn«, Notion«, men we propose to sell at the ai»14-UATTU <«-t pe « en co TRIMMINGS —AND— HOSIERY. The attention of the LADIES la called to the fine assortment of TRIMMINGS k HOSIERY, 411 KING STREET 1 also have on .hand a carefully selected stock of DRY GOODS, r. And all articles, appertaining to LADIEB CHILDRENS WEAR, at very LOW I'llICJEH and RIBBONS, THREAD —AND— NEEDLES, Can be found In great abundance. 1 respectfully solicit the patronage of the public. MRS. C. HAUGHEY. 411 KING STREET. sepiotf T urkey red table cloths, all sizes, aud by the yard in the newest patterns. WILLIAM B. SHARP, Fourth and Market Streets. URKEY UED r HUIT NAPKINS AND DOYLIES in varied assortment and WILLIAM B. SHARP. Fourth and Ma rket S treets. URKEY RED BORDEREDNAPKINS and doylies in white damaHk for fruit. WILLIAM B. SHARP, Fourth and Market Streets. UFF ANDER CO OTHLORED TABLE damasks, in haiidswm patterns aud WILLIAMa BHAKP, Fourth and Market Streets. T low prioe8 T B designs HAT STOHJCS. David McCloskey -THE HATTER. 813 Market Street, (Adjoining Opera House.) *y-The latest styles constantly on hand augll-ly ve him a call. 0 ub ei 4 iTETB HÂTTBR» iVo 3 East Third Street, Wilmington. Oft 2 * F I hut national ban a IK»! INA.X1V* 0F w1LMIN0TO N. Repositoby of the Public Moneys AND FINANCIAL,AOENTSjOF THE UNI EDWARD BETTS, President. OEO. D. ARMSTRONG, Cashier WOO,OOO. Paid up D»p«sli Philadelphia and New York Exchange fur nished to regular Depositor« without charge. Discount days, Mondays and Thursdays at 10 A. M. DIRECTORS. George W. Bash, irren, Bancroft, Jr., Cleraein, B. Smyth, Israel Pusey, Henry 8. McOomb, Daniel James Ell 8am'1 William Tatnall, mar28 'Edward Betts. mHK NEW CASTLE COUNTY 1 MUTUAL Insurance Company, NO. 602 maHKRT HTRKET. INS UHE'S AOA,ISSt FIRE HOUSES AND ALL OTHER BUILD (WITH THEIR CONTENTS. For DSrioUs of Urns varying from three n h William Tatnall, WiUlam Canby, Junes Bradford, Geo. Richardson. Gwirrfi O. Maria. JÖhn Jones W Howland, Clement B. Smytn, TCdwafd Brtnghurst, James Riddle, irdïaYd T BelD-h, A. P. Shannon, Ashton Riôhardson, George H. Bates, Abu ou M- M. Cleaver. WM, TATNALL, President. SAM'L S MITH.Sec'v. _■ rj,HE AKT1ZAS8 SAVINGS BAJXR.. \ feblO 602 MARKET STREET, T«rnRPORATED JANUARY 23D, 1861. «Den to receive deposits dally from s) A M until 4 P.M., and on Tuesday and Sat ur'day evenings from 7 to 8 o clock. hwmi ANNUAL DIVIDEND, SLSrs±ÄS^X!*o?u y .e P Brk. SSsääs» Ss? sssssss depS" co^ponnlthelr Interest twice in each year. Clement B. Smyth, Chas. W. Howland, Nathau'l R. Beneon, Henry F. Dure, E. M. stonsenberg, William M. Field, Will Anthony Higgins. GKO. W. BUSH. President. a PAPELLE, Vice President. a £&. 8 V C E.'f tXtlOH. Treasurer. art managers. George W- Bush, George 8. Capelle, M. L. Lichenstein, Edward Darlington Job H. Jackson, Wm. H. Swift, Âttoiiüoii, «miners. W .„ lhe undersigned subscribers, hereby ^forbid all persons lroni trespass lag on Sïtnrtles with either gun or dogs, as we will priîsecute all person» so doing U> lhe extent of the law. WM. SKAGGS, JNO SKAGGS. j nov l-tmw * LOCAL TIME TABLE. the TRAINS LEAVE WILMINGTON. For Philadelphia: 2 09 , 6.55, 8.10, 9.60, 9.47, 10.00 a. m.j lS.37, 12.40 2.30 , 4.30, 6.40, 9.46 p. m. On Sundays: 2.09, 8 10 a. m: 5 0), 6 30, 9 40, pm. For New fork: 209 , 544, a m, 1237,1240, 5 16 p m; on Sundays : 2 «9 a m. For Baltimore and Washington: 1214,1 16, 8 59am; 125t, 12 69, 6 69, pm. Sundays 12 51,116 am. For Port Deposit : 4 56 p m ; no Sunday train. For New Castle : 5,6 20, 9 36 a m; 1 30,6 30 p ra; no Sunday train. For Delaware R. R.: 5 06,9 30 a no Sunday train. For Wilmington & Northern R. R.: 6 25 a in; 4 16 pm; no Sunday train. For Delaware Western R. R.: 10 20 a m;5 80 p m; on SundayB : 10 30 a m. TRAINS ARRIVE AT WILMINGTON. Phlladeipiua : 12 66,834,921am; 12 m; 12 44, 12 57, 8 55, 4 51, 514, 6 25, 8 15, 9 51,1110 p m ; on Sundays ; 12 56, 10 05 a m ; 7 3«, 9 51,1110 P m. From New York : 12 56, 8 34 a m; 12 44,12 58 6 04,961pm; on Sundays: 12 66am; 9 51 p m. From lialtlmore: 2 18, 941,am; 127,1238, 5 38,9 38 p in; on Sundays: 218 a m ; 9 36 P m. From Washington: 218 a m ; 12 21, 12 38 ; on Sundays: 2 18 a m; 946 ple the th to i; 6 30 pm; 5 36,9 46 p p m From Port Deposit : 8 00 a m ; no Sunday trains. From New Castle: 7 65,8 60am: 12 00m; Sunday trains. 0, 6 40,7 OOP m; no Sunday trains. Delaware K. R.: 8 60am; 4 20,6 40p in; no Sunday trains. From Wilmington A Northern R. R.: 11 80 a m: 8 16 p m; no Sunday trains. From Delaware Western R. R.:7 55am; 3 10 p m; on gundavs : 6 00 n m. TRAINS FOB WILMINGTON LEAVE PHIL ADELPHIA. From Broad street and Washington ave nue: 7 30, 800, 10 30, 145 am; 2 30, 3 30, 4 00, 5 15, 6 45, 9 45, 1130 pm; onSun days: 8 30 a m; 6 00,9 46, 1130. p m. From Thirty-Second and Market streets: 7 25, 11 45 am, 12 15,3 55, 8 50, 1145 pm; on Sundays : 8 60, 1145 p m. From Proceedings of Court. Verdict in the Casi\vs. Stevenson—An As sault Merely—Selling Liquor on Sur ir —A Moral Suasionist Upon the Sterna. New Castle Dec 8 The proceedings of Court subsequent to those published in Saturday's (Mzetth are as follows: In the case of State vs. Frank Gilles pie for attempted outrage upon Emma Crossan, the testimony is as follows: Emma Croatian, sworn:—Live on the fork road in Brandywine huudred; am married and have one child; was seated at ray window on the evening of the 22d of August when I saw the prisoner walk into the yard; I met him at the door; he asked for a cold potato with some salt; I told him I bail none, but asked him if a tomato would do, be said yes if I would give him some salt aud vinegar. It was while eating the tomato that he said to me if be bad such a finely shaped woman as you are I would lay down my life for her: he came near me aud put bis hands on my breast aud sides and said **you might experience what I mean;" I back ed off'from him and he followed; and in order to frighten him off I showed him my father's house a short distance ofl; he at last backed me into a corner of the yard aud said to me, "if anybody at tempted to drag you. you could soon make your father hear;" 1 beckoned to Mr. Hawitt who was coming down the road to come to my assistance; Mr Dew itt got out of the wagon and drove the mau out. „ , . _ Cross-examined:—It was in the even ing; he said to me my face looked famil iar to him; didn't tell him I was sick aud had the consumption; was alone and afraid to go in the house. Jos. L. Hewitt, sworn:—Was driving along tbe road on my way to market and Baw Mrs. Crossan and this man in tbe yard; when I uawtbem it looked to me though he was following her; saw him get her into »corner, aud saw her mot on for me. to stop; I got out jshe to.d me what ne had done aud asked me to drive him out. 1 did so; when hei was was going out he said "d—m it; 1 didn t harm;"she was in a frightened m mean any condition. . . . , ...... Creaa-examined:—After be bad walked down tbe road a short way I followed him; thought he might visit our women folks, as they were all alone; I called to to stop him, and I took him to Wilmington; he made no some men the City Hall in rs.is tance. The State here closed. Harry Sharpley testified as to the dis tance of the house from Mr, Crossan« residence. . Ezra Pearce, sworn:—Stopped tue prisoner on the road; was in my wag on be didn't ask my reasons for stopping him; said he had been doing nothing and that he would walk back and see wliat the meu wanted; he was going out in the country, in the directionfrom Wilming ton; I was coming into market; he was walking at a natural gait. Thos. J. Recce and Daniel testified as to his good character. The case went to thejury without ar gument, Tbe Judges charge occupied about five minutes, when the jury re tired and returned about quarter alter one with a verdict of guilty of assault ""state vs. Geo. W. Ortlip, for selling liqnor on Snoitay to Geo. W. Hanoe, on the 14tb ofOotober. Mr. Grubb was counsel for tue ue rence. .... Geo. Hauer, sworn;—Stopped at the Lafayette Hotel, 6lh and Shipley, kept Mr. Ortlip, on Sunday morning; it quarter before eight; there were other men .in tbe bar room; got ginger brandy; a man alongside of me was mixiug up someteing like brandy smash; I paid t«n cents for my drink; know the diftsreuce be tween, "brandy smash," and "gin cock tail;'' have been through the "mill; knew it was Sunday because after I took that drink I went aud signed the pledge ; didn't tell the bartender I had a pain in tbe stomach until I drank the brandy ; Mr. Ortlip wasn't in there ; knew it was ginger brandy and not Jamaica ginger ; was at the [races tbe week before and was a little'funny.' . .. Cross examined—Have signed the pledge to reform, and 1 am going to do it. Mr. Grubb—1 hope you will. (Fitness—I will if God be my helper. Never told any temperance man that I got liquor at Mr. Ortlips until alter they asked me. They overheard me talking with one of my 'cronies; never received any pay to testify against Mr. Ortlip; didut expect to get paid. Here the Attorney General objected to the questions being asked and thought them irrevalent ; he thought it mattered not how the State got Information against those wbo trespass the law ; wbetherthe temperance people paid for such intelli gence or whether he himself instigated parlies to a system of espoin ige to bring Mulheriu >»y thoso individuals to just! ce, that had nothing to do with the case. In reply the Chief J a the Court didn t mean marks reflecting upon temperance societies, ent the in is The total The talk but and of ist It a a ice said That o allow ally re je motives of the or temperancepeo ple ; anil that any attempt to demean them would not do, nor would be allowed. Mr. Grubb—"Your Honors, I mean nothing of the kind. I wantto show that the witness is of an infirm mind ; that he cannot be relied upon; that he did ex pect remuneration.' Mr. Grubb to the witness : Did]you not sav that unless you got paid you would back out, and not appear against Mr. Ortlip ?" "Yes—I will tell you that. I did say th at unless my fare and board was paid like others I would back out. That's the whole lump and stump of it : never said to Mr. William M. Cloud that I asked Mr. Ortlip for a drink of brandy for a pain in the stomach, and that Mr. Ortlip said "Yes, If you are sick." Court adjourned until three o clock In the afternoon. AFT1RNOON SESSION. Court re-assembled at three o'clock. Caseoi State vs. Ortlip resumed. Mr. Glvenforthe defence, testified that there was a man tending bar at 10th and Orange, auch aa Hanoe described. Win. M. Cloud testified that he lived in the same hundred with Hance ; that Mance had told him that he was summoned to Now Castle aa a witness against Mr. Ort lip : and that be went In and asked Mr. Ortlip Tor a drink of brwfidy for a pain, and Mr. Ortlip said "yes, to be sure if you are sick." The line of defence adopted by Mr. Ort lip's counsel waa : To endeavor to prove that Mr. Ortlip gave the liquor for medi cinal purposes ; and that Mr. Hance was unworthy of belief, owing to an alleged deficiency of memory, and mental aberra tion and that if he got any liquor it was at the plaoe 10th and Orange, and that owing to this deficiency he had forgotten the cir cumstances and thought It was the Lafay ette Motel. Jas. 3. Hanby sworn : Knew Hance ; he was at my store ; had a conversation with him ; Mr. Ortlip was present ; he temperance people didn't pay they paid others, bo d-d if ho wasn't going to quit coming to New Castle to appear against llquor'men ; his reputa tion lor telling the truth Is very bad. Thomas Lee Tallo* and Isaac Dillon each testified as to the witness having extraordi nary powers ot imagination, and lamented his deplorable habit of drawing upon them ; heard this from several parties. Thomas L. Mousley sworn : I asked Hance if he knew what kind of whiskey it was ; he said he didn't, that "it was d— d hot stuff." The assument on both sides occupied the rest of the afternoon, when Court adjourned til 10 o'clock M onday moreink._ said "ifthe him STATE AND FEN1N8ULA. Mr. Joshua Marvel of Laurel has erec ted a fine two story dwelling at a cost of $4,000. Mr. Charles Collin's store and post-of fice at Berlin, Md., was robbed of $000 a few nights Ago. Messrs. Dyer & Cassou, have bought, from Col. Bradford, 17fi acres of brush land, north of Dover,for S15 per acre,and purpose to clear it this winter. One day last week over 2,000 partridges as many ducks, geese, and rabbits com bined, passed over the Delaware railroad eu route for the city markets. A sixty ton vessel was launched at Smyrna Landing ou Tuesday, by Jacobs & Scott. She is intended for the oyster trade, and is owned by Baltimore parties. Mr. Wm. 8. Moore, ex-Sheriff of Wi comico county, has received an appoint ment to a position in the lower house of Congress, with an annual salary of $1. 000 . The bridge which spans the Nanticoke at Seaforcl has just been put in excellent repair. It Is now one of the best and most substantial structures of the kind in the State. On Saturday last Mr. James T. Slaugh ter, of Talbot, in attempting to go aboard of the Steamer Georgeanua at her wharf In Baltimore, stepped overboard and drowned. t was A lady in Dover is trying to eat 30 part a day for the next 30 days ridges— She has already mastered 22, and thinks she will master the other eight without difficulty. Mr. JameB S. Melvin, proprietor of the American Hotel at Hillsboro', has re moved to Brlilgevilie, where he has leased the Railroad Hotel and will con tinue the business. Very low tides oocured here yesterday, probably tbe lowest iu the remembrance of the oldest inhabitants. Tbe cause of these low tides at this time Is hard to conjecture as we have had but little Northerly or Westerly wind recently. Capt. Fowler says that there must be something wrong going on outside, and in all probability tbe captain is correct.— lireakwater Light. it of ; in ; ; it. I to GENERAL NEWS. -»In the case of James Gardner and Jacob Grover, at Hagerstown, Md., indicted for the murder of Rev. J. M. Friday, at Harper's Ferry, West Va., on the 31st ot May last, the jury Saturday night, after being out an hour, relumed a verdict of "uot guilty." Katuoah, N. Y., had a grand torchlight procession., illuiuiution, aud serenade on Saturday night, in honor of the decision of the the board of State canvassers,giving Hon. Wm. H. Robertson his seat in the State Senate. Blacklock, alias MclJaw, of the Gulf of California Oyster Canning Company notoriety,lias been sentence iu San Fran cisco to ssveu years aud nine months' imprisonment for forgery. The United States grand jury at New Orleans has found three bills against five persons implicated iu the Isabelle pen sion agency fraudulent bond case. President Hayes sides wit General Sherman in his views in re gard to the increase of the army We expected as much. The Sher farnily are the power behind the throno with Hayes. They fiddle and ho dances, whether Secretary John or General William Tecum seh that plays. Happily, a Demoera tic Congress has something to say on this subject.— Phila. Chroncte. One by one the savings banks of country droop and die. To-day it is New Hampshire; yesterday it was in the West; to-morrow it may be in Pennsylvania; but this may be set down as a fixsd fact, that every day one of these institutions flops over into bankruptcy. man FOREIGN. TELEGRAPHIC SUM MARY. , An uneasy feeling is said to be appar ent in Ijondon on the question of settling the terms of peace between Russia and Turkey—Host! lities are at a stand both in Bulgaria and Armenia.—Some trouble is threatened on the Servian border.— The Albanians threaten to ask Italian in tervention should the Porte fail to aid tnem against the Montenegrins.—The total loss of the Russians since the com mencement of hostilities is 74,858 men— The French crisis continues. There is talk of fresh negotiations by M. Uufaurc, but the MacMahon party seem persistent and while they threaten a second disso lution, the republicans threaten im peachment,—Bismarck is said to have a fresh disagreement with the Emperor William, and desires to quit office.—The condition of the Pope is reported worse. MIXED MARRIAGES. A Protestant contemporary asserts that the Catholic Church invalidates all mar riages wbieb are not solemnized by her priesthood. This is not true. The Catholic Church has never taught this, either by decree of Council or pastorate of a Bishop. When the education of the managers of Protestant journals is advanced far enough to see a distinction between the legality and validity of an aet, and to discern that the latter can ex ist without the former, they will have advanced one step in acquiring some knowledge of what the Catholic Church gives to each on the subject of marriage. It is not the doctrine of the Catholic church that a marriage between a Cath olic and a Protestant, contracted in an unlawful way outside the Church, has uo validity. The Catholic party by such an act commits a grevious sin aud vio lates a law of the Church, but if the other party be baptized the contract is binding for life. The tie in this case is Indissoluble. Christian marriage being a sacrament, is like all others subject to the authority of the Church. So mixed marriages, where the non-Catholic party is baptized, and therefore a member of the body of the Church, there is attached a prohibiting impediment that only makes it illicit. The Catholic doctrine is different where the non-Catholic par ty has not received the sacrament of baptism. Then the marriage is null and void—for the impediment established by the Church is of a different order. It not only prohibits, but invalidates, and that which passes for marriage is, in the eyes of God and the Church, only a con tinuous state of sinful coucubluage.— Catholic Mirror. ; a SIX MONTHS IN A COMATOSE STATE. Dei Moines Leader. This morning there was at the Give* house a Mrs. Shadie, of Guthrie county, on her way, in charge of her husband, to the asylum at Mount Pleasant Last the lady became suddenly crasv and quite violent, and continued so until the 12th of June, when she passed into a comatose state, and has been apparently sleeping ever since. She awoke once only since, wheu she revived enough to converse, but not coherently, ana |the next day went to Bleep again, and has not since awoke. She lsjfed by forcing her meuth open, to which he makes no resistance, and shows no relish for the food; breathing Is regular, hut quicker than it would be In her normal coudition of health. March in re FROM THE ALTAR TO THE GRAVE. Cincuumati Enquirer Special' Danvillu, 111., December 5.—This evening at 7.30 o'clock a melee occurred at the Grant saloon, near the Wabash depot, during which a cigar ed William Felderman, was stantly killed by a barber named John Centner. Felderman was married yes terday to a Miss Caleburg, who has not been bearing a very good name here,and while Felderman and his friends were having a little spree to-night, Centner made a remark about Felderman's wife which was very insulting. A immediately arose, and conclude the above result, Centner firing three balls into his victim. The officers Im mediately arrested him. THE RAPID MARCH OF JUSTICE. Vincennes, Ind.,December 6.—Yes terday Dr. H. L. Borrows,a passenger on the Ohio and Mississippi west bound trau, on his way to Kansas Ciiy went into the lunch room at the Unioa depot, leaving his valise on his seat. Two tramps entered the car during bis absence and carried it on. Yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, depot watchman Ryan arrested one, and at midnight the other. When arrested they each had on two .of the doctor's shirts. This morning the grand jury found an indictmeni, this afternoon they were tried sentenced to two years in tbe penitentiary and fined $3 10 each. -maker, nam shot and in of to be uarrel with for at ot of on the five on of it was in set day A KEEN HOME THRUST. Prom Warwick Me Michael's North Am eric The St. Lous Globe-Democrat could not be more disgusted with the message if it had been devoted entirely to the whiskey ring and frauds the revenue. A British brute of more than lbs ordi nary of Brilons U reported, after coming out • ( the recent meeting in favor of female suffrage »t whtcu Lord Houghton presid ed and Mrs. Julia Ward Howe handsomely snubbed a male vulgarian who crowed at h^r out of the gallery, to have ohservedjthat ''there not one pretty woman among LUe female suff agist; as indeed how should I here b ? it bung pain th it noue would gland up for womens right« uulesttbey were mens leits. When the Empress Eugenie visited Queen Victoria hrst after her flight from France,she threw herself Into the Queens arms, and cried, amid tears and sobs "Oh! it was all my fault—Louis did uot want the war—but I would have it!" The Prince of Wales felt so touched by her grief that he had to leave the room. We shall be supremely happy If wo ever receive ninety-two cents for every outlawed dollar on the debit »Ms of our '.edger From Waultingtoii. Washington, Dec. 9, 1877. pinchback's letter. The letter of Mr, Pinohback with drawing from any further contest for a seat in the Senate is very much to the mint. The country generally will share n his surprise that Senators Edmunds, Christiancy, Dawes, and others who could not vote for him because of the weakness of his case, could without a word of explanation vote to seat Kellogg, whose case;wos infinitely weaker. All the republican Senators who voted against Pinohback made an elaborate presenta tion of the reasons which influenced them. Not one of them in voting for Kellogg made any defense of his vote, for the simple reason that he was unable to do so. A squabble over congrebs officials. There are rumors to-night which iu all probability are groundless, of a threat ened combination between certain dis satisfied Democrats and the republicans to displace Mr. A dams, the clerk of the HouBe. Mr. Adams' offense is said to be his patting out the tally clerk of the House, Mr. Frenoh, who is fiom New England, and appointing in hm place Mr. Lamar, of Georgia, who was clerk of the Confederate Senate. Grossly exagera ted statements have also been put into circulations as to alleged of prominent Democrat members with Mr. Polk, the doorkeeper of the House. Some members are not pleaBe because of Mr. Polk's inability to supply all their friends with positions, but that is scarce ly a fu Aident reason to displace him. In regard to the case of Mr. French, the serge&nt-at-arms of the Senate, those who were not friendly to him allege charges involving improper disposition of furniture belonging to the Senate against him, and they claims he will have to retire. All this is denied by the friends of Mr. Frenoh. ORD AND THE BORDER BANDITS action Washington, Deo. 7.—-The House Com Foreign Affairs to-day took up mittee tor consideration the question of our rela tions with Mexico as affected, or likely to be affeotde, by the miliitarj policy of hav ing raiding parlies into Texas pursued aoross the border and punished by Ameri can troops on Mexican soil. Brigadier General Ord stated the diplomacy hud fail ed to oorrect the mischiefs complained of, that the military policy was gradually suc ceeding, and thought that a Congressional endorsement of that military policy would convince the Mexican government and peo ple that that policy was not a mere tempo rary expedient, but was to be persisted in and carried out until the cattle stealing raid were entirely discontinued. He also ex pensed the opinion (in reply to a question )y Mr. Forney of Alabama) that the re cognition of the Diaz government would have a alutary effect, as tending to pro mote quiet and stability in Mexico. He defined the order as to following raiders as being very strict, and to the effect that the troops were not to cross the frontier wbeu ever there were Mexican troops in the vicinity which could follow the raiders themselves, overtake them, and restore the stolen property. He had been directed not to allow any violation of these orders in auy instance whatever. (From the New York Sun.] THE FREEDMEN'd BAUE. Mr. Chalmers, of Mississippi, has intro duced a bill Jn the House of Representa tives authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to buy for the use of the United States the ground and building at Wash ington known as the Freedman's Bank, for $325,000, and a property In Jacksonville, Fla., formerly used as a branch bank, for 840,000. This movement may appear to be generous, but it Is not Just in any sense. In the first place, these buildings were erected in direct violation of the charter of the bank, right under the eye of a Republi can Congress. The bank building at Wash ington was a Job, and formed a part of the scheme of swindling Invented by the Washington Ring, in their so-called com prehensive plan of improvements. lhe members of that Ring stole the assets of the bank and the deposits of the poor ne groes, while Oen. Howard and other Chris tian soldiers and philanthropists had charge of the same. Those thieves have never been prosecu ted civilly or criminally. Some of them are revelling in wealth, now held in their own names, while others transferred valu able estates to their wives and confeder ates, in the hope of putting them beyond the reach of defrauded creditors. Why should the people of the United States be taxed to make good this robbery, while the beneficiaries are allowed to go uuwhipped of Justice? The bank building at Washington was offered for sale a few months ago at public auction, and the highest bid was «150,000, or less than half the sum now proposed to bo paid for It out of the public Treasury. Under the law for closing up the allairs ot the Freedman's Bank, three Commission ers have been acting for four years, each drawing a salary of three thousand dol lars, when any good clerk would be abun dantly sufficient to conclude the business. Two of these Commissioners do not pre tend to do anything but sign their names and draw their salaries. They each allow their third colleague five hundred dollars for performing their functions, as was shown before the investigation of the House of Representatives. Now. if Mr. d others desire to help the freedmeu, they will repeal this shameful statute, which depletes the remaining as sets of the victimized negroes to the extent of nine thousand dollars every year. That would be an honest as well as a practical relief, and would not require the people to pay for the thievery or the Washington King while the members of it are Haunting their ill-gotten gains right in the face of Congress. Chalmers an ANOTHER PISTOL ACCIDEaVT-A YOUNG LADY SHOT AND KILLED. Philadelphia, Dec. 9.— This evening Pauline Streicher, aged fifteen t .nd » half years, living with her uncle at 418 Mcllvain street, was shot and instantly killed by Henry Russell, aped nineteen, who, with a companion, L *vi Myers, had called upon the young lady. Myers had previously been ordered not to go to the house, aa he there with his pistol, and it w from him by Russel« While the latter was removing the cartridges from the chambers one of them exploded, »nd the and the ball entered the breast of Pau line,killing her almost instant ly. The af fair waa accidental, but both Russel and Myers were arrested. Tue young lady's parents live at Birmingham, Pa shines strongest there he the deepest shadows. Ho, in life, "the lightest heart makes ofttimes heaviest mourning. ■icd a revalyer. He went takjn When the