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Hon. Win. Pinkney Whyte,
Jas. L. Wolcott, Esq.,
And others will ad.Ire s the meeting.
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**r whatever political fnltii will In* wel
eoiu*. Door» open ut '.»o'clock p. m.
Who love their State more than they love
their party are invited to attend the meeting
at the
—ON —
Friday Evening, tlie 27th inst.,
N. B. Smithers
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Give their reasons why we should have a
NEW CONSTITUTION, with Representa
tion According to Population, and also hear
them show the
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Uniform Ballot Law.
Saturday, October 28.
Will speak on local issues and
matters of State importance
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from llu» «lat«» of «ueli letters In six of tin» iuo«t
public »laces of the county of N
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Th® Copy of s New Indictment Again«»
the Republican Chairman in Washing
ton—Uow He Clot Off.
The Gazette, abused, as !c has been, for
publishing the record of the corrupt cliair
inun of the Republican State Central Com
mittee, has yet another chapter of the
markable course ol that worthy while in
Washington, to pu^Usli. Allusion was made
in tjiese columns some lime ago to the fact
that there wav yet inmh to publish which
would surprise people, one installment of
this Is given to-day. It is the Indictment
against Mr. Uictoird Harrington for accept
ing a bribe to gA a murderer free.
The ease is that of Hope II. Blatter, who
as will be seen below was tried on Oct. 12,
1S73, for murder, and who secured at the
Instance of Mr. Harrington, who was paid
$I5,UC0 1er lilt snvk
pleaded guilty to manslaughter and re
ceived a light sentence.
The indictment is u tallows ;
In the Supreme Court op tue District
op Columbia, Holding a Criminal
Term—March Term, 1870.
DM riet of Columbia , County of Wanhiny
ton , SS.
The Grand Jurors of the United States of
America, in and lor the county and di»trict
aforesaid, on their oath, present that Richard
Harrington, lute of the county and district
the twelfth day of October, In
the yegr ol our Lord, eighteen hundred und
seventy-three,was then and there an ofliccr of
the United States, and a person acting for
and on behalf of the United States in the
olticial capacity of assistant to the Attorney
of the United Suites for the District of
Columbia, and
by virtue- of the authority of the Depart
ment of Justice of the Government of the
I'l ltrd States and of the laws of the United
States, and hud before the commission of
the offense hereinafter described
np|K)iutcd and duly sworn and qualified and
had entered ut>on the duties of the said
office and position as aforesuid.
And the grand Jurors aforesaid on their
oath aforesaid do further present tliut the
su'd Richard Harrington, lute of the county
and district albrcsuld, on the twelfth day of
October. In the year of our Lord, eighteen
hundred and seventy-thrcc, with force and
urins, at the county und district aforesaid,
while he, the suid Richard Harrington, was
such assistant as aforesaid and performing
the duties of the said ofllcc und position did
ask, accept and receive certufn monies to
wit, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars,
with intcut to have his decision and
action on u matter, cause and pro
ceeding which was pending before him, and
which by law was brought before in his
official capacity, influenced thereby, to wit :
He did receive the said fifteen thousand dol
lars with intent to have his action influenced
in the matter of a motion for a
.a new trial,a ml then
■ting as such assistant
filed by one Hope II. Blatter, on the six
teenth day of October, iu tlie year of our
Lord eighteen hundred and seventy three,
with Intent to induce him to omit, to oppose
such motion of the said Hope H. Blatter in
violation of his lawful duty, It then and
there being his lawful duty as such assist
ant in regard to the said motion for a new
trial, made by the said Hope H. Blatter, to
opiXMC the same against the form of the
statutes in sucli case made and provided and
against the peace and Government of the
United States,
Second Court—And the grand Jurors
aforesaid on their oath aforesaid do further
present that the said Richard Harrington,
late of the county and district aforesaid on
the twelfth day of October, in the year of
Our Lord, eighteen hundred and seventy
United States, and a person acting for und
on behalf of the United States ill the official
capacity ot assistant to the Attorney of the
U.iited States for the District of Coluinbiu,
and wus acting us sueli assistant by virtue
of tm* authority of the Department of
Justice of the Government of the United
states iiud of the laws of tlie United States,
and had before the commission of tlie
offense hereinafter described been appointed
and duly sworn and qualified and had
entered upon the duties of the office and
position as aforesaid.
And the grand Jurors aforesaid on their
oath aforesaid do further present that the
said Richard Harrington, late of the county
and district aforesaid, on the twelfth day
of October, the year of Our Lord one
thousand eight hundred aud seventy three,
with force ami arms, at the county aim
district aforesaid, while the said Richard
Harrington was such assistant as aforesaid,
ui, 1 performing tlie duties of the said office
and position did ask, accept and receive
monies to wit : th«* sum of
have his
and action on a certain
and proceeding pending be
then and there
officer of tin:
fifteen tliousaud dollars, to
mutter, caus
lore him and brought by law belore him iu
his offieiul capacity und in his place of trust,
influenced thereby to wit, with intent to in
duce him to do und omit to do certain
in violation of bis lawful duty to wit, with
Inttnt to induce him us such assistant to
allow Hone. II. Blatter to be acquitted of a
certain felony w ith which he was then and
there charge«! to wit, the lelony ot murder,
and then and there to gotiuiet uml free of
hdd charges in violation ot ills lawful duty,
it .hen and there being the lawful duty of
the said Richard Harrington as such
asaiiUnt to prosecute the said Hope 11.
Blatter and lo convict him and endeavor to
convict hie of the crime and felony charged
against him a* aloresaid, against the form
of the statute in such case made and pro
vided and against the peuceaud government
of the United citâtes. H. If. Wills,
United States Attorney, D. C.
A true and verified copy of tho original
indictment on file and «if record in the
office «.f the Cleik of the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia.
Teste, R. J. Meios. Clerk.
By W. F.. Williams, Assistant Clerk.
The only witness against Harrington was
Blatter himself, and the indictment was not
called up until 1880. On December 80,
1880. it was nolle prosequied on motion of
District Attorney Corkhtll. The reason was
this : That the statute of limitation pro
tected Harrington, and he gave ft out that
he would plead that statute if the case
pretoed. 'Ibis would prevent any conviction
and to save the Government the expense of
a needless prosecution a nolle prosequi was
In this ease Harrington was assisted by
his fellow conspirator in the safe burglary,
Arthur B. Williams, Esq., and the sum re
ceived lor getting Blatter off, was divided
between them, each man, it is alleged,
getting $15,090. The fact of Harrington's
refusal to plead "not guilty," ami his threat
to t*ike advantage of the statute of limita
tion, which barred any proceeding, Is slgnili
cant, and shows his shrewdness. When
he did this the Government had no other
alternative that, to abandon the ease, be
cause the trial would have been a very ex
iM naive one, and the ends of justice would
llnally have beeij defeated—although the
evidence would have boon «lireet and damu
I ing—by Harrington taking refuge behind
the statute, which he said ho would resort
to iu order to shield himself.
; I
TIiouhaikIh of Wiliuinjttouiitn'A TAkloj
Part In the lli-Centennlal. •
Never before In the history of Wilmington
hns there been auch t day lu poinc of rail
road travel -us yeatej# It is safe to say
that between 5,000 "'00 ppople left this
city bound lor the î»i- •eniiiul. Many
were unable to procure tlekew owing to the
great crush at the otHce, and pkid their way
ou the ears, preferring to pay the extra ten
cents to standing an hour in line. The ex
cursion tickets were ali »old before9o'clock,
and get urn tickets were «old at the regular
rate of $1.20, which caused much grumbling
among those who had based their trip upon
the ad ertised excursion rate oi 75 cents.
Trains ran as fast as made up, and the
long platforms were crowded all the morn
ing. The people took the inconvenience
aud delay good naturedly. Every car went
away filled, and two on a seat with one in
the middle was the rule. So far as learned
no mishap of a serious nature befell any one
from Wilmington, although the crash and
Jam in Philadelphia was terrible. If the
going to Philadelphia was bad the coming
homo was worse, and confusion worse c
founded reigned supreme at the Broad street
on time,
and the overworked aud pushed railroad
men werejn misery.
As soon as the tableaux parade, which by
the wuy was a failure for want of sufficient
light, was finished, a rush wus made for
home. At 11.50 It was impossible to get
oven a foothold on the sidewalk at the
station. The train that should have left
Philadelphia at,11.33 never left until alter 1
o'clock, and tired and weary excursionists
were being landed lu Wilmington until 5
o'c lock this morning.
To-day everybody is weary, and the
unanimous verdict is that one parade is
enough lor a week. The more sensible
ones w ho could gave up all idea of getting
Iioiuc last night and accordingly hunted
lodgings, perhaps a hundred or more
coming down on the Southern fust mail,
which arrived here at 8.35, half an hour
station. None of the trains
to day's travel.
The number of passengers bound for Phil
adelphia to-day is comparatively »mall, and
they arc quite readily handled at the new
«talion. H is not at all likely that the
scenes of yesterday ~will be r<*pcate<l for u
long time. , The paratlc <»f the Knights
Templars lias created but little interest out
side ol Pliiladclplila, i.ml even there the peo
ple are not very enthusiastic over the display
of chapiMiux aud feathers. They are tired
out and sighiug for Sunday, when the brass
bauds wHl be hushed aud the measurod
tread of weary marchers stoppai for a while.
Almut 80 members of 8t. John's Com
maiidery No. 1, Knights Templar of this
city, left with the First Regiment Band, at
7.45 this morning, fully equipped. Their
hcadquarters*rlll be at the Hotel Lafayette,
where accommodations for Knights and
their wives have been provided. They
not expected to return in a bn«ly.
To-morrow's military display Will un
doubtedly be a tine affair, the weather per
mitting, and will attract a large crowd.
The First Regiment, D.V. M.,will leave this
city on a special train to-morrow morning
at 8.10.
K. ot I*.
Annual tfsetiog of 'tlie Grand Lodge
Ye»lerde •.
The Grand Lodge, K. of P., met In annual
session yesterday, in tlie Smith Building,
with Grand Chancellor Thomas N. Fore
man in the chair. During the jmst year the
Grand Chancellor had not been called upon
to render
various committees were read and adopted.
The report of Grand Keeper oi Records
and Beals 8. J. Willey stated that the assets
of the Grand Lodge are $806.41, with lia
bilities of W8Ä.90, leaving tho net resources
$410.51. The receipts for the past year have
»H*on $008.55 and the expenditures $545.86,
lea\ ing a balance of eaah on hand of $889.09.
Tlie reports from the subonilnatc hxlgcs
throughout the State show a total amount
on hand aud Invested by t hem of $18,857.07.
The receipts of the subordinate lodges dur
ing the year were $18,198.55, and their ex
penditures $12,198.64, oi which $5,573.04
whs expended for relief. The total mem
bership in Delaware is 1,1471, white at the
last annual session it w as 1,126. 8uprcmo
Representatives 8. J. Willey and William J.
Jetl'uris made a report of the proctcdlmrs ol
the late session of the Supreme Lodge K. of
P. ol the worhl in Detroit. Tlie session
adjourned at 12 o'clock aud reconvened at
2 o'clock.
The afternoon session was devoted to the
eon sidération of appeal*», tlie repprt of tin*
Finance Committee aud to the election of
officers. The following officers w'ere elected
to serve for the ensuing y«*ar : Grand Chan
cellor, A. D. Bhchlon of Diumond Lodge
No. 16, at Kiametisi ; Grand Vico Chancel
lor, William Simmons of Lafayette Lodge
No. 2 ; Grand Frelate, D. W. Carter of
Champion Lodge No. 0 ; Grand Keepe
Records and Beals, Stan »bury J. Willej
Champion Lodge No. 6 ; Grand Master of
Exchequer, Lemuel Marr of Lincoln Lodge
No. 5 ; Grand Master at- Arm», J. K. P.
Morris of Washlucton Lodge No. 1 ; Grand
Inner Guard, David Montgomery of Clayton
Lodge No. 4 ; Grand Outer Guard. Frank
Howard of Lafayette Lodsrc No. 2.
A fter tlie election of officers the revision
of the Grand Lodge constitution was con
sidered, aud at 5.80 o'clock, the meeting
adjourned until 7.80. Most of the
official decision. Reports from
r of
y of
sessiou was devoted to the discussion of the
couatltuH. *li governing th«: subordinate
iixlges. It was ordered printed and to be
luid over until the next annual meeting.
Öfter Accepted.
At a meeting of the DuPont Post Guard
No 2, G. A. R., hei«! last evening, it was
decided to accept the offer of a Sharp's
sporting rifle, to be contested for at Behcut
aen Park, on Thanksgiving J>ay. The com
mittee has also accepted the design for a
gold badge made by Blierwiu & Sons. Th«*
design consists of a target us a centre piece
surrounded by f'aucy scroll work with crossed
rifles in the back jptmnd and a name plate
attached to tlie muzzles of the rifles. Tlie
badge proper is pendant to a pin upon which
is inscribed the name of tlie guard and tiie
date and place of the contest.
Tlie Accused «»Model.**
Mayor Wales reports that lie lias Investi
gated tlie charges made against one of his
officers iu yesterday's Gazette and declares
that he has reason to »xdteve they were un
founded. The Mayor of Chester, lie says,
w rites that the man described was uot before
him, and another gentleman living in W'il
mington says tlie officer was uot «lrunk,
while Chief Hawkins says the accused man,
who has made a good officer, reporte«! at 7
o'clock Monday night all right and went on
The Delaware Outlook.
[Wusliinxllon «ll|pntcli to Ihdtliuore Day.]
Notwithstanding the fact that ti}c Repub
lleuti cuinpaigu committee of IX*law
moving heaven aud earth ami «|>eudiug vast
sums ol'money to carry the Btat«*, there
seems but little apprehension that they Mill
succeed. Hon. Ignatius CYGrubb, ex-secre
tary of «t^te of Delaware, and a member of
tlie National Democratic committee, is in
the city. Ho aay« the flght*w!ll be a tierce
one and the Democratic majority small, but
there is no question of Democratic success.
The damage to the Pauuniu railroad by
tiie recent earthquake is estimated at $80,000.
The Grand Trades Display, With ïhe
Mystic Pageant and Reception ut the
Academy In (he Evening.
Philadelphia, Oct. 20 —The otreets yes
terday were equally as crowded as the
previous day, the caver desire of all to see
the great trades display manifesting itself
early iu the morning by the huriyliigerowds
who bent their stepB toward Market, Chest
nut und Broad streets, or who packed them
selves In the passeugcr railway ears, re
gurdless of discomfort, so thev were carried
to the»r objective point. At 10 o'clock loco
motion wus difficult on the si Jewalk» of
these thoroughfares, aud those who were
not content to struggle along at a snail's
pace, or dodged around the groups which
were constantly getting in their way, were
compelled to take to the highways, at least
for portions oi the distance traversed.
Among the crowds were many who were
evidently visitors from suriouuding cities
uni towns, who came iu entire families,
from the aged grandmother to the youngest
infant, und whose lunch baskets, shawls,
waterproofs and other wrappings Denoted
that they had come prepared to make them
selves as coiniortahlc us possible during
their stay and ou the homeward journey.
By the time the procession began to move
the stand« along the route were ail occupied,
every available |xdnt lor sight
MC'ug was taken advantage of by those
not so Ibrtuiqtle us to have places secured.
Many of the store« had platforms built out
from tlie second story, on which were seated
the proprietor« ami their families and friends;
and others, Instead of the goods usually dis
played in the windows, had them tilled with
iudics and children, w ho presented a bright
and pleuslng picture to proiiicuadcra and
procession!«. The «'dice arrangements
seemed to meet all the requirements, but
the officers frequently had a trying time at
the Intersection of streets during the pro
gress of the parade to keep the surging popu
iaee from bearing down or breaking the
rope* aud obstructing the line.
The previous »docking of the streets by tlic
parade was not experienced to so great an
extent yesterday a« the day before, as some
of the railway companies rail their ears to
the route of the parade and then ran them
back on the same track, after reversing the
position of the horses. Others jumped the
truck at some point, and made connections
again after pulling a square over another
track or upon the cobbles of side streets.
In many cases the intersecting streets aioug
the line were choked up for some distance
on each side, the block not being relieved
until the parade was over.
As the procession moved along, many of
the characters represented came in for a
great deal of humorous criticism, and any
thing which looked odd or strange, or any
person who had anything about him that
could reasonably excite ridicule,
a target for the shafts of some portions of
the crowd; but there was apparently no
malice in the fun or any hard feelings en
gendered on the part of the victims.
At the close of Uie parade there was the
railroad depots and fer
ries, for two hours afterwards the street cars
had as much as they could do to carry pas
sengers to their homes, and at the end of
this time the streets did not appear greatly
relieved of the throngs which had lined
them for hours previously.
The police arraogemeBts were much im
proved yesterday, so that on North Broad
street, the crowds being kept back to the
curb and the lines well guarded, every one
could sec satisfactorily aud there was no in
terference with the cobutcnitarch, which
made a magnificent spectacle on that wide
and densely crowded street.
The head of the line, led by ChicfMarsha I
Walter G. Wilson, started southward from
Uolumtiia uveuue promptly at 10 o'clock,
Chai: mini James i'ollock following in an
open tiurouehe. At 10.15 o'clock the
head of the line pussud Broad and Poplar
streets, where the roadway broadens,
and it was moving southward, with
occasional halts, for about four hours.
The head oi the line having passed
over the entire route, reappeared at
Broad and Poplar streets, moving poith
ward on the countermarch at about
1.15 o'clock, and at that time and place met
the liead of the Eighth division—the brick
layers—who had just started Into line. The
head of the procession reached the termina
tion of the route about 1.80 o'clock, thus
occupying about three hours and a half, in
cluding halts, iu traversing the entire dis
tance of some six miles. Tho columns
steadily moved past each other on North
Broad street for over an hour. It was at 2
o'clock that the termination of thelusidivi
sion passed out of Poplar 'Street
to take its place in tiie line,and at that time
the head ot the Third division, the cracker
and biscuit Imkers, had JusU reached there
on the northern countermarch. It wus
nearly 4.80 o'clock when the end ol the line,
in rather broken and straggling condition,
reached Columbia avenue, over six hours
alter the head had left there, and long
before that time the tired spectators had
been leaving Broad street iu large numbers,
so that the crowd was much thinned ont.
The procession altogether was probably
niuc or ten miles long.
usual rush for the
Soon after twilight crowds of ix*ople were
to lie wen hurrying to obtain eligible |H»»i
tions upon Hie route lai«l down lor tlie pro
cession of the Mystic Tableaux Association.
Being the first representation of such nn
affair in this city there was more thau ordi
nary curiositv evinced by citizci.fi and
strungeis alike to view what had been pic
ture«! to them as a most dazzling pageant.
Tlie sidewalks, steps and windows of resi
dences and store«, together with tlie
numerous stands erected from which
to view tlie different displays of
the week were
they were packe l with eager
er», who patiently waited for hours tiie up
pr a ll of the pnxTssion. Delay was oc
casioned by tin* preparations necessary lor
starting tiie float« from the rendezvous. At
a dwelling house on Broad street below Ox
ford, the young men w ho were to assume
characters in tiie several tableaux assent »»led
and considerable time elapsed In getting
cverytl.ing in readimss to move, it
not until well on to 10 o'clock tliut
the lino was ionned, and yet tlie
crowds, wliich were greater than
during tlie day, seemed to take
matters good liumorcdly, as though deter
mined to see all that was l«> be seen. The
U'spunglrd structures upon the floats, t« -
gelhcr with the gay costumes worn by Uic
participants, were of dazzling brilliancy
when the bright, sharp rays of the calcium
and colored light« were turned upon them.
It w as exceedingly hard upon the eyes, and
at times it was almost impossible to view,
with satisfaction, the eplcudor ot the pa
Wagons containing calcium lights, and
men carr
nay, more,
ryltig blue lights and others bearing
, wliich bore the names of the
tableau upon the floats, were the methods
adopted by which the line could be viewed.
Denis Durst, aged 54 years, shot himself
dead, near Baltimore, last night.
Were Air. Ilruee ami Hi«» Peabody Mar
ried ?—A Preacher Who Says They
Were Not.
It was published In the Wilmington
papers some time ago that Charles II. Pea
body, now living here, had deaerted Ids
wile, whose maiden name is Lillian L.
Bruce, in Rochester, N. Y.. and had fled to
this city.
membered, followed him here, and finally
attempred to commit suicide. Peabody has
denounced the woman as an impostor, and
asks the publication of the following letter :
Rochester, N. Y. Oct. IS, 1882 —Mr.
C. If. PeaMy , Dear Sir : Your letter
asking if 1 united in marriage C. H. Pea
body and Lillian L Bruce on the 27th of
September, 1880, is received. I married no
persons on the day you name, and I have
never joined in marriage any persons ol the
name you give. Yours truly,
His alleged wife, it will be
Rev. John E. Baker.
Just who is right lit this controversy is a
vexed question, but ft is a matter in which
the people concerned are the only Interested
parties, aud the public will tie glad if tide
is the lust they hear of the case.
A Congregation»! Meeting.
After the reguiur weekly evening service
in Central Presbyterian Church, last even
ing, a business meeting, w
purpose of considering the call of Dr. Nixon,
the iwstor, to a chair in Lincoln University.
Dr. Nixon stated to the meeting that he hud
received the call, and felt it incumbent upon
himself owing to declining health to accept
the professorship. II«* spoke very feelingly of
the strong bonds of friendship that existed be
tween his family aud the « ougreguLion. After
making the statement he retired, and E. T.
liaiiis secretary. The proposed application
for a dissolution of the pa»torat*», to be luid
Indore *he Presbytery, wus presented bÿ Dr.
Bush, alter which the subject was tlior
«»uglily discussed. Every sfieaker spoke in
the highest terms of the pastor, and re
gretted that he had decided to leave them.
After a thorough discussion of the lu/tlcr
Dr. Bush ami Hon. L. E. Wales were ap
pointed commissioner« to present the views
of the congregation to the Presbytery, which
meets on ThùradJy November 2nd, to con
sider the matter.
hei«! for tin*
chosen moderator, and A. Wil
Walking Into tlie Tolls.
Last evening a man was fme«\at the hall
for being drunk. Officer Kirby oifered to
go with the fellow to hi» house to get the
necessary funds, anil while his prisoner
stepped inside the officer waited on the front
steps. But the man egnie not, having made
a retreat through the house and out the
buck way. This morning the miss
ing man caiuc sneaking around .thu
hull. At first he peeped iu the side door
an«l Anally darted back to the cells. Think
ing pcrha(M> Officer Moore did not recognise
him, the man asked to go in and talk to a
colored man with whom he hail been locked
yesterday. The officer said of course he
could go in, and promptly locked him up,
where he will be held Tuitil his flue is pjdd
or other disposition mode of him.
Mr. Dean on the Tariff.
At tho Democratic meeting on Tuesday
evening next, at Ninth and Lombard streets,
William Dean of Newark, will speak of the
tariff an«l its relation to the workingmen,
and will dissect. Mr. Hasting«' attitude on
this question. J. Frank Ball, Esq., a
John R. Nicholson, Esq., will also speak.
Josenli Pry ta was killed by a fall of coal
the Koh-i-noor colliery, at Shenandoah,
Pa., yesterday.
Madame Christine Nilsson-Kouzand, the
great singer, arrived In New York yester
day by the gteumer Gallia.
Mrs. Jane Senséncy, 77 years of age,
killed yesterday by falling iront a third
story window in Baltimore.
Dr. William II. Harris committed suicide
Monday nicht, by
taking morphine. He had been drinking
The small-pox was ravaging all the Atlan
tic section of the Unite«! States of Colombia
at last accounts. On the 0th instant there
were .500 cases of the disease in tlie hospital
at Bogota.
James Carter committed suicide by shoot
ing himself, in Chicago, yesterday. He was
"*n ex|>ert mender of broken china," but
"had two wives who were threatning to
give him trouble."
The condition of A. Bronson Aleott, of
Concord, New Hampshire, who is stricken
with parulvsis, eau»«*« great anxiety to his
fii« n«irt. His entire right si«le Is paralyzed,
and his age discourage» hope of recupera
at Greensboro', Ala.,
Adam Hope <fc Co., hardware merchants,
of Hamilton, Ontario, suspended yesterday.
Their liabilities arc estimate«! at more than
$750,000. This Arm is the parent of the
hard w a e firm which suspended iu Montreal
a short time ago.
The steamer Mexico lias arrived at San
Francisco from Ouaymas, with tlie officers
and crew of ehe British b.trk Brookville,
from New South Wales which was aban
doned at sea iti a hurricane, on September 1.
Her crew reached Santa Rosa island in boats,
anil were picked upon the 14th inst.
In Frankfort,Kentucky,on Tuesday night,
John O'Donnell put rat poison in a rabbit
prepared for sup|x*r, intending to kill his
mother, sister and two brothers. Their lives
were rated by the timely calling in of a
physician. Vetter «lay John took isdson
himself and died. He had been on a drunken
J. J. Pratt, E. N. Welch, ami A. J.
Denieklc [ "
Illinois, yesterday
waneo Bunk. They
six years' imprisonment in the penitentiary
at har«! labor. Dr. J. II. Scott, an'ac
complice, was sentenced to four years at
hard lalrnr.
'guilty at Gcih*6(>o,
e robbery of the Ke
ere sentenced each t«>
Thirty-eight new cases of yellow fever and
two deaths wore rtqxjrtcd in Pensacola yes
terday. Total eases to date, 2,096 ; deaths,
170. It is said tliut "70 cases of so-called
malarial fever have occurred at Millvi°w,o.i
the lYrdito liter, wliich lius maintained
inwt rigorous non-lnU*rcoui>e with Pensa
cola, even to breaking down bridges."
Several new eases of fever have occurred
amoug iiersons recently arrived in Brow ns
ville, all Mexicans except one.
A. B. Millet, at one time Supervising Ar
eldtect of the Treasury, "hut w hose connec
tion with the Department has not l>ecn rec
ognised since 1877," formally resigned a
few «lays ago as Superintendent ot' Con
struction for Public Buildings, in St. Louis
Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Cin
cinnati. His action is regarded iu Was •
ingtou ns preliminary to the assertion of a
claim for compensation from 1877 to t',c
dote of his formal resignation.
The Board of Bishops oi the Methodist
Kpiscopul Church met y«*stcr«lay In Berwick,
Pa., for conference. There were present
Bishops Simpson, Bowman, Harris, Wiley,
Merrill, Andrews, Warren, Foss and Hurst.
Bishop Foster is in India and Bishop Peck
was prevented from attending by tlie serious
illness of Ids wife. The conference will eon
tin ue for several days, ami during the de
liberations, which will be secret, matters in
connection with church interests will be ar
Prating About Southern Fraud, While His
Own District I» Carried by His Ballot
Uox-stufting Friends.
There is quite an interesting controversy
between General 8tewart L. Woodford and
Johu O'Byrne, Esq., which* promises fo
throw' light
actions. Woodford, it will be
iu bis recent speech in Wilmington drew at
tention to alleged ballot box stuffing in tho
South by meaus of tissue paper ballots.
On the 18th inst. Mr. O'Byrne, uj>oii the
Invitation of the Delaware Brate Central*
Committee, delivered a political specelt in
the Opera House here ou the purity of elec
tions and the judiciary, in the course ot
which he quoted a passage of a speech de
livered In New York by Civil Justice Allred
fiteckler, which was the occasion of the fol
lowing correspondence:
certain dark political truns
riiicin bered,
United 8tate* District Attorney^»
Office, Oct. 21, 1882 .—Dear Sir: In the
r«'porf published of your speech delivered
ue Wilmington, Del., Wednesday October
18 Inst., the following
"Willi this preface
to tell how matters w
r paragraph occurs :
Mr. O'Byrne proceeded
managed m Mr.
Woodford'» district in New York city beton*
it became Dein«x*ratlc, where they voted tlu*
tissue ballots
ern fraud, where the inspectors put in mom
I »allot g than were recorded ami put out tho
lights to cjunt in their candidates. Tho
three men who
warm political friends of Mr.
May I ask you whether this report ii es
sentially a correct statement of what, y
suid t Will you also tell me to what district,
in New York city and when the matter« «>«•
cur red about which you are reported to have»
spoken i Very resp citfully
Stewart L. WoODPOifr.
li talked of
a Bouth
n these iuspictor» were
Hon. John O'Bykxe,
To which Mr. O'Byrnc forwarded the Al
lowing reply yesterday :
District Attorney's Office, Oct. i
Dear Sir:
that I
And In r. (erring to my notes
•ad from a printed report from a
s|x*«ch of Justice Stccklcr made in this city
ab«»ut three weeks ago. The report ap
peared iu the daily papers, viz : "Judge
Alfred Sleekier suid tliut the district was on« 1
in which, at election alter election ballots
east had been destroyed au«l tissue bal
lots issued, aud iu which inspectors of
election had debited more ballots than
were recorded, and had put out the lights
to count the candidates in. For 10 years
there* lias not been an honest election in the
district. The men who owned the inspectors,
body and soul, were responsible. These
men were John J. O'Brien and Jacob M.
Patterson, Jr.
You as a speaker at political meetings
must be aware how frequently shakers*
statements arc taken from newspaper
ports. I referred to the report of Judge
Btecklcr's speech, and was careful to read it.
at the meeting. * I have seen this morning
Judge Sleekier and called his attention to
your letter to me and he stated he was
ready to substantiate all he wild upon that
occasion. I did say it was your district,
mcuiiing that the Assembly district referred
to was within the Southern District of New
York, of w hich you arc the United States
District Attorney. Messrs. Patterson and
O'Brien are certainly reputed political
friends—at least you are all active members
of tlie same party. Yours, very truly,
John O'Byrne.
Assistant District Attorney Allen of New
York »ai«i yesterday tiiat he had "a stack"
of affidavits to prove every statement con
tained in the extract of Judge Bteekler's
speech. Taking from a pigeon hole a file
ol documents Mr. Allen looked them over,
and iu doing so made brief mention of
their coulent», as follows : "Last year
in the Bc«'Oiid Election district of the Eighth
Assembly district fifty-live inoic ballots
were found iu the judicial box than tho
actual count of the votes cast called for.
These superfluous v«»tes had to be excluded,
and of course the benefit Of the doubt wus
given to the candidate» who were friends of
tlie U- publican bosses of the district.
It was from here also that the four in
dicted iuspectors of election hail. They
are charged with a violation of the Election
law in preventing 15 legal voters f
eising their right to the franchise, ou the
ground that others had voted in their names.
Here also are affidavits showing that iu this
Assembly (Eighth) district, where Messrs.
O'Brien and L'attcisou arc llit* l«x:al Repub
lican leaders, the tissue ballot frau«l had
been practice«!. When tissue ballots couhl
not b.; safely used double sets were substi
Other sbnilur affidavits arc in our hands.
These things arc all going to be made tho
subject of a judicial inquiry."
" vVhat has all this got. to do with the con
troversy between General WoodIbnl and
Coiouel O'Byrnc'" u»ked tlie reporter.
"Simply and conclusively t«> show that
the tactics
upon Democrats in the South
by his political friends and social chums in
the heart of this city, right under his offi
cial nose, and done in such an open maimer
us to he U
It is thought that the controversy will
have an amicable ending, or at most that U.
will lx: settle«! in the courts.
.'hielt Mr. Woodford charges
• !
n of all «neu."
Itetore (lie Mayor.
Last evening five 50 cent drunks \v
id two drunk and
disorderly cuscs at $1 each. Patrick
McCabe, just release«! ibr being drunk, w
lined $8 ami costs for repealing his drunk
and resisting an officer who
This mu riling Frank Muflei
$200 bail for stealing,
saucepan from
deuce in the Eleventh
Alexander, a boy of 18 , was a
lighting on French street bet wee
aud 8ixteeuth.
to choke Officer Adams. A
put the nippers on tiie young fellow an l
took him to the hull,
happened to see the difficulty the officer«
had iu making the arrest, lined the « ulp.it
$ ) aud costs.
settled by the Mayor,
•steil him.
is lii-lil in
Idle drunk, a tin
the yard of a resi
rrested lor
He resisted arrest and tricil
Hier officer
The Ma vor
A 8h« 1 »fglit.
This morning a plainly dressed woman, at
the conclusion of the police hea
City Hall, steppe«! to Lite qJiiePs il«-sk and
pui«l the line of her husband and son, tlu*
bill amounting to ov«*r $6. The husband
was arrested and llncil last night for being
drunk, and the son was lined tills morning
for lighting while under the influence
of liquor. The
evidently lier share of trouble, wantcil
to know if there wasn't some way by which
she could prohibit liquor being soM t«> her
minor. The Mayor told her that if
she could prove that any liquor-seller sold
to her l»«>y,hc would be glad to find against,
the violatior of th«* law us in such caaea
made abd provided.
ings nt tho
an, who has
Major R. W. Petri ken, chief engineer of
the Mexican aud Oriental Railway, wan
murdered by Indians iu the mountains near
Chihu&hui, Mexico, two days rgo.

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