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The evening telegraph. [volume] (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1864-1918, July 05, 1870, FIFTH EDITION, Image 1

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Jlow the Dat win Celebrated In thin (tltv
The Old Soldiers' Meetlng-The lAst of Fires,
Casualties, and Arrest.
Independence Day is over, and with it has oc
curred more than the usual number of casualties
and arrests, while there was a noticeable absence
of fires of any extent. Indeed, the Chief En
gineer of the r Ire Department had occasion to
give his personal attention to but a very few.
The day, notwithstanding there was no celebra
tion by either the military or the city authori
ties, was generally well spent by our citizens
who remained in town amidst the confusion in
cident to the occasion. At an early hour Ches
nut street was thronged, and daring the after
noon it was with considerable dilliculty that one
could get along that promenade. this was also
the case with Eighth street, into which thorough
fare the tide of people seemed to turn on their
way nomewara. At an tne corners, ana
especially in front of the State House,
tbe venders of cakes, candy, and lemonado, ana
the proprietors of lung-testers, lifting-machines,
and electrical batteries, stationed themselves,
and did a lively busincLS. Flags and bunting of
all 6orts were flying in all directions, and served
to brighten up the dull and hoavy atmosphere
which prevailed in the early part of the day.
Theyoungcr portion of the community did, as is
usually the case, as they pleased, and discharged
revolvers, cannon, guns, and pistols, and, as for
fire-crackers, we venture to say there were more
hold and set otf yesterday than on any two
previous Fourths of July. The Mayor issued his
order prohibiting this kind of work, but the
juveniles in hundreds of instances set off the
explosives right under the eyes of the police,
who. we suppose, remembered that they too
had been boys. There was a feeble attempt in
some of the districts to stop It, but It was con
ceded to be impossible to carry out the order
emanating from Fifth and Chesnut streets.
There were numbers of cases of drunkenness,
but no general rows. A fight at Third nnd But
tonwood streets is likely to result in the death
of one man, and at another fight, in the lower
part of the city, a policeman of the Third dis
trict was badly cut. The various railroads and
itteamboats were well patronized by people
visiting suburban retreats where they might
enjoy the day In peace and comfort.
At the Union League the Declaration of Inde
pendence was. read in the morning, and in the
evening there was a fine display of fireworks,
which was witnessed by a large crowd.
The temperance people of Germantown held
a mass-meeting at Hunting Park, which was
well attended, as was also the case with the
meeting at Angora.
The Germantown Caledonian Club spent the
!ay at Oakdale Park, performing the usual feats
of strength.
At Cedar Grove. Sylvester E. Megargee, Esq.,
read the declaration of Independence, and the
Very Rev. Dr. Moriarty delivered an oration.
The following comprise
The Fires of the liny.
Shad's coal yard. No. S03 N. Ninth street, was
tlightly damaged by fire at an early hour. It
originated from the furnace.
At 1130 o'clock A. M. the roof of dwelling
No. 421 8. Third 6treet was slightly damaged.
George Turner's flour and feed store, No. 403
Peirce street, was damaged, at 2 o'clock P. M ,
to the amount of $500. Insured in the Fire
At 54 -80 o'clock last evening the dwelling No.
2345 Shars wood street was slightly damaged.
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon an alarm was
caused by a trifling fire at the hotel at Broad and
Spring Garden streets.
Slight fire at 6-50 P. M. at the tin store, Seven
teenth street, below Ingersoll.
At 7 05 P. M. there was a trilling fire on Spring
Garden street, below Fifteenth, at a liquor store.
At 615- P. M. a dwelling on the southeast
corner of Ninth and Poplar streets was damaged
trillingly. It was supposed to have been set on
At 9 o'clock last evening there was a trifling
fire at the brewery northwest corner of Tenth
and Filbert streets.
Some clothing in a closet at Perkiomcn and
Vineyard streets was burned at 10 o'clock last
. night.
About the same time there was a slight lire at
the cigar store No. 1710 Hidge avenue.
Just before 11 o'clock last night John High's
restaurant, No. 410 Arch street, was slightly
Dwelling No. 1305 North Tenth street sus
tained slight damage at 11 o'dock last night.
A store on i ourth street, above Callowhill.
was slightly damaged at 10 o clock A. M.
At nan-past eleven o clock tne owner of two
irame nouses, jnob. i-iw and rotts street,
sustained a loss of f 500 by fire.
At nail-past eisrht o clock r. M. there was a
trifling fire at No. 1635Sansom street.
i he nouse on tne corner of Twenty-fourth
and 8ansom streets was set on fire just after
midnight. It was discovered quickly and ex
tlngnished with but slight loss.
Tbe roof of the bakery at No. 127 Christian
street, was triflingly damaged at oue o'clock
mis morning.
At bait-past twelve ociock this mornlnz a
slight fire occurred at No. 28 North Nineteenth
At 2 o'clock this morBiner a fire occurred at
no. 1305 Si. Tenth street. Loss S30i). The
house was unoccupied.
George Tinbrook (colored) had his finsrer
blown on oy tne accidental discharge of a pistol
in the hands of another negro, at Twelfth and
Jvates street, taken to tne Pennsylvania llos
uyer Kogers, agea sixteen years, residing
No. 82ti Fit. water street, was shot in the side
by Joseph McAvoy, aged seventeen years. The
wounded man was taken home, and McAvov
eurrenuereu muiBeu into custouy.
iienry Mongrel, agea uurieen years, residing
at jno. 314 comptroller street, accidentally shot
nimseu in tne icit nana. lUKen to tne 1'enn
eylvanla Hospital.
lobu Walker was accidentally enot in the leg
on Wood street, above Inirteenth. He was
taken to his home, No. 1217 Odec street.
John r linn, aged six years, had the sight of
one eye entirely destroyed, and wis severely
uurnea aoout tneiace, oytne expiosicn.ot snoot-
ing-cracjters in rrantiora.
At nau-past o o clock last evening tivlvester
llarmer (colored), aged fourteen year$, had his
hand badly shattered by the accidental dis
charge of a pistol. He was taken to hh home,
jno. w narton strajet.
At noon, Lizzie Shultz, aged seventeen years,
while sitting in an outhouse at No. 220 Catha
rine street, was shot in tne arm by unknown par
ties irom an aney aujoimng.
Laet sight Adam Schlabk, aged twenty one
years, shot himself in the left hand while dis
charging a pistol. He resided at No. 1214 N
Fifth street.
A man vesterdav. while ridkie on a railway
1 passenger car, had a leg, badly shattered by a
revolver going en in ma pantaioons pocket.
The desk of the telegraph operator at the
Sixteenth Police District Station was shattered
to pieces by the explosion of some cannon'
Barney McCann had his foot badly shattered
ty tne explosion oi a sniau cannon at Twenty
second and Green streets.
John Shields, a lad residing at No. 1010 Taney
street, was shot In the breast during a row la
the yard attached to the Spring Garden Water
w orks. He was taken to St. Joseph UospitaL
Arrest I) urine the Hut.
Yesterday afternoon two men, named George
A. and William II. Miller, were standing at the
corner of Third and Buttonwood streets. They
Yure amoefri rv a crowd of men who came
IP Bvljouwtfod Itreet, and la a few ecodm were
Eet upon and knocked down. George was
beaten over the head with a stool and at present
lies at his residence, No. 840 St. John street, in
an insensible condition. The police were soon
on the ground, but succeeded in capturing only
one man, named William Mead, who paid par
ticular attention to William Miller. The one
who beat George escaped, but it is thought will
be caught during the day. Mead had a hearing
before Alderman Toland, who committed him to
await the Injuries of George. He was also
charged by William n. 8heppard with subbing
him on Saturday night at Third and Coatea
streets. On this he was held in $800 bail.
William Johnson, alias Patrick O'Neill, was
arrested by Policeman Hart, of the Seventh dis
trict, on the charge of robbing various canal
boats along the Delaware front. He was sent
below in default of $2000 bail.
Lawrence Dainty beat a man at Fourth and
Green streets last night and attempted to stab
him. Alderman Toland held him in 000 for
John Bcchtcr was arrested and held by Alder
man Allison In f t XX) ball for shooting a lad lu
the arm at Glrard avenue and laney street.
Franote Banks (colored) was captured as he
was leaving No. 913 Melon street with a coat
and $300 in his possession, which he had stolen.
He was held in $800 bnil for a further hearing
by Alderman Massey, belDg suspected of other
similar offenses.
John King stole a boat valued at $150 from
Coates street dock, on the Delaware. The Har
bor Police noticed the act and chased him to
opposite the Navy Yard, when he jumped into
the river and struck out for shore. They how
ever overhauled him, and Alderman Lutz com
mitted him for trial.
Policeman William Phillips, of the Third dis
trict, while making an arrest at 12 30 o'clock
this morning on Trout street, was assaulted by
a mob. He was knocked down and badly
beaten. In addition, be had the end of his nose
and a finger chewed off, and a stab in his thigh.
His cries attracted a number of policemen, who
arrested several parties, but their names are
withheld by tne authorities.
J. E. Kine went on board the schooner Albion
lying at Dock street wharf, and stole a lot of
clothing. He was arrested at Front and South
streets, and taken to the lmrd .District (station,
w here he had a hearing, and was sent to prison.
Policeman Dillan, ot the l wenty-elghtn ward,
attempted to make an arrest at the Falls of
Schuylkill. He was set upon and beaten pretty
severely. Subsequently Thomas Dorsey,
Michael Hays, and John Spiese were arrested
as the principals, and after a hearing before
Alderman inompson were bound over tor trial,
Benjamin Sharp has been held by Alderman
Massey for forging an order for fifteen dollars
on John Welsman, the butcher.
Jane Kiel and Mary Heed, lor keeping a dis
orderly house, were held by Alderman Shoe
maker. Ellen Brown attacked Robert McGuigan at
Front and Walnut streets and stabbed him in
the side. Fortunately, the blade of the knife
struck a rib. She was arrested and sent below.
Frank Hickev beat policeman Kellev. of
the Third district, on Walnut street, below
Fourth. He was committed for trial.
Late yesterday afternoon a number of Frank-
fordites marched with a cannon to the front of
the Washington Engine house. Here a wager
was made witn anotner crowa, wno were also
in possession of a cannon, as to the greatest num
ber of shots that could be fired in a given
amount of time. At it the parties went, and
the shots followed in rapid succession. At
each discharge there was a considerable dimi
nution in the number of panes of glass in the
houses in the vicinity. Complaint was made
to Lieutenant :ucJL,ea, wno tooK a posse oi men
and dispersed the mob. warrants are out
against a number of the men charging them
witnmaucions miscniei.
George Walton and Robert Moore last even-
ins went into the house No. 1333 Clarion street.
and amused themselves by assaulting two of the
inmates, named Magglo Sigmund and John
Dazneil. Alderman 13 on Ball bound them over in
the sum of $800.
Hannah Berry went into the house of Mr.
Sickles, No. 1131 S. Eleventh street, and stole a
clock. A short time afterwards she was arrested
with the article at Seventh and Bedford streets,
She was sent to prison by Alderman Bonsall.
Forty-one of the bummers around Seventh
and St. -Mary streets spent tne fourth in prison,
Having been picKea up tne nignt uetore.
The Soldiers of the War of IS 12.
At 10 o'clock yesterday morning the Soldiers
of the War of 1812 met In the Supreme Court
room. Peter nay, n.sq., la tne cnalr.
William HetlleuBger, a drum-major of Balti
more, was elected a member, and also Bernard
McGuigan, of the 10th Regiment Pennsylvania
Volunteers, and Philip Brevoort.
The Executive Committee reported that the
Legislatures of .rsew York, Ohio, New Jersey,
and Pennsylvania have passed resolutions in
favor of granting pensions to the survivors of
tne War oi ltiia ana tneir widows. They also
report tne ionowing acatns, wnicn nave oc
curred since the last meeting: Robert E. Gray,
aged 83; Daniel Beckel, aged 80; E. N. Thayer,
aged 73; George Fisher, aged 83; Henry Books,
aged 75: John Emery, aged 97; Henry Winter.
aged 90; Jonas Preston, aged 78; Peter Bavard,
agea do; James nageon ana Key. Isaac Collins,
inapiain unaer uenerai Harrison.
The following toasts were then read:
The Day, Immortal in its principles, eternal
be its celebration.
Washington, first in war, first in peace, first
in the hearts of bis countrymen.
Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declara
tion of Independence, the enlightened friend of
liberty, the lifelong foe of slavery, honored be
iHis memory.
The President of the United States.
The Governor of Pennsylvania.
The statesmen of the Revolution, enlightened.
pure, and patriotic models worthy of imitation
by their succeors.
The Soldiers of the Revolution: they fought a
gooa nght ana nave gone to tneir rewara, with
the gratitude otf the nation they aided to form.
The departed aoldiers and sailors of tbe
second war ot independence: they rest from
tneir labors, peaee be to tneir asnes.
The soldiers of the late war for the preserva
Uon of the Union 'unsurpassed In courage or in
conduct. A grateful country has evinced its
gratitude for their cervices bv suitable rewards.
The United States Benate whilst the Pension
bill bas been resting on their file unacted on,
poverty and disease have been sweeping hun
dreds .of the soldiers of 1812 to their graves.
Delay la death.
Cuua-an Outpost of the United States It
must be ours, peacauiy it we can, forcibly if we
The Legislatures of New York, Ohio, New
Jersey, and Pennsylvania our heartfelt thanks
are tendered to them for their appeals to Con
gress In behalf of the soldiers ol 1812.
Woman a governess by a higher law than
the ballot or the jury-box by the law of love.
Mayllier reign he perpetual.
. The following officers for the ensuing year
were elected:
Prebident Peter Hay.
Vice-Presidents Captain William T. Elder.
James Peters, Colonel John Swift, Colonel John
a. ltuey, Colonel t rancis Cooper. Colonel John
Aguey, Captain J. IL Fisher, Captain John
w 1ISOU.
Corresponding Secretary Hiram Ayres.
Recording Secretary John H. Frlck.
Assistant Recording Secretary General C. M.
Treasurer James Benners.
Executive Committee Colonel John Thorn p-
onn ttr.)rt M'MoIll r'unuul Inl.n l ..(.,
Charles Lsmbaert, John M. Bethel, and Gabriel
The Declaration of Independence was then
rend r colonel jwplj :j. i;uv( asa tte eet-
j jrg Bujournea.
The Dry at Glrard College
At the Girard College the Declaration of In
dependence was read by Robert J. Johnson,
Esq., and an oration was delivered by William
A.-Hatch, A. M. In the afternoon the Cadets
had a dress-parade nnd drill, and o'clock P M.,
Professor Stephens gave a beautiful exhibition
of fireworks.
The Celebration of the Fonrth at Summit
Among the celcbratlous of our National holi
day in this vicinity, none possessed more attrac-
UU11 klJHU lUUt lilt CULUUJU UlUVC, UVIIL fiuiw
Hall station, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, yes
1 he celebration in the evening consistea oi a
fine display of fireworks, and an outdoor con
cert by the band in attendance. After the usual
exhibition of rockets, candles, lights of all colors,
etc.. a more elaborate display was commenced.
The first piece was the United coat of arms of
all the States. It commenced with a gorgeous
wheel Of variegated hres, Imitating the coat
of arms of this great American nation, and dis
playing the shield with the stars and stripes on
citner side, in red, wiitto ana blue, succeeded by
coats of arms of each State of the Union, in-
ludlng tne "iliteentn Amendment. J hen fol
lowed the figures of Liberty and Justice,
crownea witn tne American eagle, tue motto
"tnion ana Liberty."
the vast crowd separated, delighted with all they
had seen and beard, and thankful to the Com
mittee of arrangements and Colonel Isaac H.
Evans, the popular and clever proprietor of
Summit Grove. To this gentleman and his new
house a word of praise should be given. It is
sufficient to say of him that he "knows how to
keep a Hotel. ' Ills large and splendid house,
now open for the first season, is filled with a
good company as can be found anywhere. The
table is unsurpassed, ana is uuerany supplied
with every choice and substantial delicacy.
Summit Grove enjoys a location superior to
any house in this section of the country, and it
is kept better and more satisfactorily than any
similar establishment we have ever visited.
mass meeting In Independence Square Yes
terday JSpeeclies i'oeui InterestluK Pro
ceedings. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock a temper
ance mass meeting, under the auspices of the
Temperance Blessing, was held in Independence
Square. A large audience was in attendance.
The exercises were of the most interesting de
scription tnrougnout. ine proceedings were
enlivened by some excellent music, which was
performed at intervals by Hassler's band.
The meeting was called to order by the Chair
man of the Temperance Blessing, Mr. Charles
Heritage, in the following remarks:
Ladies and uentiemen: it becomes my auty
on this occasion to appoint a chairman for this
meeting, and I am glad that it is my privilege
to select lor tnat purpose one wno nas ever been
a friend of the temperance cause I refer to the
Hon. Robert Foust, Past Most Worthy Patriarch
of tbe eons ot lempcrance, wno will now take
the chair.
Upon the conclusion of the prayer the Decla-
tlon of Independence was read by Colonel
Maurice, who closed amid loud applause.
The Chairman then introduced tne Rev. 11. .
Cleveland, who made the following remarks:
If we should take a moral census, we should
be obliged to make a new classification of free
men and slaves. Men who boast of freedom
are frequently pressed down with a burden
worthy ot the veriest slave. They aie subjected
to tne cruellest ot masters, wno, aitnougn they
do not inflict blows, yet inflict sad wounds and
bind most fatal chains on both body and soul.
Of all forms of slavery that curt our race in
temperance is tne cruellest and most degrading.
It increases poverty, crime, and misery, and
crowds almshouses and jails. But poverty and
suffering are also found in the ranks of temper
ance and virtue. The great evil, then, is an
inward evil, which blights genius, dethroned
reason, and obliterates the beautiful image of
God. It brutalizes men, violates the divinest
sanctities, and invades the domains of conscience.
Let a nation be ireea merely by strikln? olt
its fetters and defeating its foes, and nothing
else done, it amounts to but little, and so with
tne victim oi intemperance, lie wants culture.
development, sympathy, self-balance, determi
nation, personal power to resist and endure,
divine nelp ana an tne inspirations ot religion.
uo to tne victims ot vice ana tell them ot
their degradation, and of the dignity of their
redeemed state in the sight of God ; of the sub
lime possibilities of the future. bir with possi
ble glory, and you reach the ear of the lowest
sunken. I am not unmindful of the energy of
the human appetite, but I have confidence in
possible virtues ana numanity, and also in God,
wnose cnuaren we are.
There is, however, muh to encourage us to
go forward in this work with faith and determi
nation. We nave allies in tne intense longing
of human nature, in the sorrows of the human
heart, and in the spirit of an all-good God. Let
us not faint tr grow weary, but learn to labor
ana to nope, our cause shau triumph! It must
triumpn: l ne gratituae ot wiaows ana orphans.
and the approval of conscienee. and the smiles
ot Heaven snail be our present ana everlasting
Mr. Cleveland was succeeded by Professor
Adams, who recited an original and lengthy
poem by Mr. John lllckcy.
The report of the Temperance Blessing was
then read by Father Heritage, the founder of
the organization.
From the report it appears that the number of
those who nave signed the pledge book is 1400.
The Blessing has also distributed 70.000 tracts,
have been about $325. The donations during
tne same time nave been tfiua-TU. Tne detici
ency in the receipts for 18t8-9were $273 40,
ficiency at meeting at Horticultural Hall. Feb
ruary 22, 1870, $11 32, making a total deficiency
in tne past oi j-ou. Aaaing in aeuciency to
present meeting, vjiv w, tne expenses ot the
Blessing, over receipts from all Bources, amount
to tue aggregate oi ai4 iu.
Addresses were subsequently made by Rev,
Mr. Snyder, of Camden, and Mr. William J
Mullen, the Prison Agent, at the conclusion of
which the large assembly dispersed.
The Republicans Take the Initiative Meeting
Yesterday at tbe fxlrard Xlouae Important
A number of the prominent Republicans from
this city and other parts of the State assembled
yesterday afternoon in one of the parlors of the
uirara House, tne ooieci oeing to elicit an inter
change ot sentiment in regard to tne subject of
cumulative voting, or wiiat is better known as
minority representation.
George M. Coreon, Esq., of Norristown, was
called upon to preside, ana benjamin L. Berry,
oi ilis city, ana uenerai v imam Liiiy, ot car
Don county, were selected as secretaries.
Mr. Corson, on taking the chair, said that the
objects of tne meeting have been misconstrued
A paper published in the western part of the
State, together with quite a large number of
citizens, have expressed the opinion that the
present meeting Las been called in the interest
ot suaon Lameroa. lhls tne speaker denied,
They were there, not for the interest or the
detriment of any Benator, but simply for con
sultation as to the best means for putting down
what they considered oppression. They were
there to accoiupiisn a reform in representation
to start a movement by which the Republicans
in Democratic districts, and Democrats lu Re
publican district, may have a share in the
representation to which in justice and in
right they are entitled. The meeting
had in view a higher aim than mere
pnrtv internet: they sought in aoeorcp'ltb a
relorm uiucii needed, and which one day will
prevail in all its complete details, as indeed it
does now to a very slight extent, as in the case
of the jury commission in each county. In
these cases two candidates are in the field, but
the voter is only entitled to rote for one of
them, in conseqence of which a Democrat and a
Republican are always selected for these posi
tions. The speaker claimed that all the Repub
licans wished was a fair representation.
If in a certain district there be mooo Demo
crats and 10,000 Republicans, and three represen
tatives are to be chosen, the speaker wanted it
arranged that the Democrats should have two
representatives and the Republicans one. This
division is fair and just, and the minority are
as much entitled to a proportional representation
as are the majority to a representation in pro
portion to their strength. According to the
present ruie tne iu.wu nepuoiicans auuaea to
in the cat e above have in fact no rights.
W. H. Alney, of Allentown, heartily endorsed
the sentiments uttered by the preceding
pcaker. He understood that the Republican
State Committee will convene in this city on the
3th of the present month, and he laougut the
best plan would be to recommend to that conl- i
mittce to call a State Convention, to be com
posed of delegates from the minority counties
of the State, at which convention the matter
could be fully discussed and acted upon. Mr.
Ainey said the subject is exciting the liveliest
Interest oi ail itepuuncans living in districts
under Democratic control. He had in his pos
session numbers of letters from prominent Ro-
publicans irom an sections ot tne state strongly
cndorsing the movement.
George Lear, tsq., ot liucks county, was in
favor of a Constitutional Convention. He was
of opinion that tbe invitation should be extended
to all counties. If the convention is only com-
EOEed of minority Republican counties they will
ave very little influence, as they are repre
sented in the Legislature by Democrats. A
State Convention should be called, and this
matter put before the people as a great reform.
J be speaker alluded to tne manner in which
Republicans coming from largely Democratic
districts are treated in the conventions of the
party. They are treated with arrogance, and
sneered at as being of very little account, by the
delegates from strong Republican sections. They
are thought to be 01 no power, but
the speaker argued they were of as
much power in all important elections
as their more sucessful coworkers in
the same cause. They keep down the Democratic
majorities, and are always to be depended upon.
in tne cquntics ot ijucks. Lenigh, and Mont
gomery the Republicans can always calculate
to a certainty what the Democratic majority will
be, while in the largely Republican counties, as
Allegheny for example, by dissensions in the
ranks, the Republican majority can never be
foretold. At the last election there was a falling
off of three thousand in the majority in the
county juct named.
Daniel II. Mulvaney, Esq.. of Montgomery
county, thought it better to adhere to minority
counties. The time has not yet arrived to make
an appeal to the majority. The latter would not
listen to them. They are arrogant oy success.
They would strongly oppose, for the success of
the scheme contemplated would be the curtail
ing of the power of the majority. Mr. Mulvaney
believed that a convention of this kind would
result in the inauguration of a corresponding
one by the Democrats.
General winiam Liny, ot carbon, m a tew re
marks, argued in favor of a convention from
both the majority ana minority counties, ne
insisted that if the movement was only per
formed by the minority, the action of the latter
would be ignored by the majority, who would
treat the whole affair as a secession from the
Mr. Corson remarked that a change could be
made in the party rules if the minority counties
would combine. They have the greatest num
ber of counties, hence the greatest number of
delegates, and by this means a change might be
made in the Republican rules.
Jacob Gumppert, Jtsq.. spoke m lavor oi tne
principle of minority representation. He com
plained ot tbe manner in wnicn tne patronage
s distributed, and thought a radical change is I
Imperatively needed.
A motion by Mr. Arney, onerea at tne com
mencement of the cauens and subsequently
amended, was here put and carried unani
mously, ine loiiowing is tne motion:
Jierolced, That the Republican State Com
mittee from minority counties, called to meet
in this ciy on the 13th inst., is recommended to
call a State Convention, to be composed of dele
gates from minority counties and districts, with
a view to procuring legislation favorable to
minority representation, and that it invite all
majority counties and districts favorable to the
same to send delegates.
The meeting then adjourned.
A T II L E T 1 CVS. M U T U A L.
Thefflaoch Yesterday Afternoon An Immense
Concourse of People Witness the liaiue The
Athletic Victorious core,ti l-13.-
About six thousand people gathered on the
Athletic grounds to witness the first of the
series for the championship between the Athe
letic, of this city, and the Mutual, of New York.
In addition to this crowd, each of whom had
willingly paid fifty cents for admission, the
housetops and trees in the vicinity ot the enclo
sure were, to our mind, uncomfortably packed.
Some of tne residents, anticipating that old Sol
would send forth such heat as had been felt
during the past lew weeks, had canvas stretched
across the roof from chimney to chimney, under
which, although the atmosphere was delight
fully cool, quite large numbers of spectators
were seated. About two hundred seats on the
ground had been reserved for the New Orleans
visitiDg firemen. They made their appearance
just a few moments before the game commenced,
and as they marched to their places the crowd
The Mutual having arrived and Theodore
Bomelsler having been selected umpire, the
game started with the Mutual at the bat, the
Athletic having won the toss. A poor throw by
Pratt gave the Yorkers two runs, Hatfield and
Nelson coming In on the throw. Notwithstand
ing that three men of the Athletic had reached
their bases, not a run was made Malone at
tempting to run in on the pitcher with Mills
playing the catcher's position close. Thus the
game started with the Mutual in the lead, but
they lost it in the next inning, and'never after
w ard recovered it, although they kept uncom
fortably close throughout the game. They had
expected a victory and had boabted that they
were going to put on Martin, the famous slow
pitcher, who bad not been hit at all lively this
season. Everbody was on the qui cioe to
see Martin deliver bis first ball, and
when a few had been sent over the plate it
was acknowledged that he would be a little
troublesome. The Athletic were retired in the
first Inning for no runs, but in the second they
got the hang of the "twisters" and hit them for
six runs, Stnsenderfer coming all the way home
on a beauty between centre and left fields. Two
fouls and a fly retired the Athletic for nothing
again on tbe third Inning, but they again ham
mered the "twisters" lively for a time on the
fourth inning, and secured three additional
runs. Reach scoring a "homer." But it was
good to see Martin in the fifth inning, when the
Athletics got a beautltul range of his pitching
and knocked the balls to all corners of the field
for nine runs, three of which were home runs
one by Reach, one by Malone, and one by Sen
senderfer. He was perfectly crestfallen at the
fact that tbe Athletic should be able to hit him
for eighteen bases in one inning. In the subse
quent part of tbe game he occupied a position
in the right field, and Walters, the regular
pitcher, went in.
i 1 C . I 1 ... 1...
iile proveu iar uiure enecuve, as lue .nuiuuo
obtained but ti runs after tbe fifth inning, up to
wbkb time 18 runs had been accorded them.
Tl" fielding of tl tble'c. wtV-h wus I rill'mnt
I at yujeo, allowed the Mutual to make 11 moie
runs than they deserved rratt being the means
of giving them 5, Reach 2, Fisler 3, and Malone
1. Pratt in the first four innings threw badly,
but after that he got settled, and assisted in
retiring five players on the bases- sensenderfer
made two splendid fly catches, n one instance
turning a backward somersault with the ball in
his hands. McBride pitched much more swiftly
than in either the Cincinnati or Union matches,
and while fifteen runs were obtained, but four
should have marked the Mutual's score.
Tbe Mutual, with the exception of Nelson at
third, played finely. Paltison did the best bat
ting for them, although he is not credited with
a run.
The score was as follows:
O. K. O. K.
Hatfield, s. s 3 2 fieach, !d b 4 i
Kepler, c f 8 2 Meltrlde, p 3 4
I'attlson, 1. f 4 0 Malone, c 3 2
Nelson, 31 b 2 2 Fislcr. 1st b 3 3
E. Mills, 1st b 3 1 Sensenderfer, c. f. 1 4
Martin, p 3 2 Siliafer, r.t 6 0
V. Mills, c 2 8 Rartcliile, s. s 2 2
Walters, p 5 0 Itechtel, I. f 3 3
fSwanueii, 2i c- 1 a.pratt, 3d b 2 4
27 IV
27 24
nit. 1234567! Tt,xt.
Mutual 2 2 1 2 1 1 3 0 3-15
Athletic 06039301 2-24
Vmplre Theodore Bomelsler, Esq.
Time of Game-Two hours twenty minutes.
Fly-catches Reach 1, Fisler 2, Sensenderfer 3,
gehrtfer 1, Ifadelllle 1, Bechlel 2. Total 10. Uattleld
1, Eppler 1, Pattlson S, Walters 1, Nelson 1, Martin
1, (J. Mills 1. Total 11.
Out on bases Bv Reach 2, MeTiride 1, Fisler 10.
Total 13. Assisted bv Reach 8, Fisler 2, Madeline 3,
ran 5. By E. Hills 3, Ilattlcld l, Martin l, C. Mills
1. Total C. Assisted by llatfleld 2, Nelson 2, V.
Mills 2.
Out on foul bounds Mutual 2, Athletic 10.
out on strikes Mutual 2
Home runs Sensenderfer 3, Reach 2, McBride 1,
M Alone 1.
First base reached on clean hits Mutual 15 times,
Athletic 87 times.
Total number of bases Mutual 25. Athletic 52.
Leit on bases Mutual 6. Athletic 8.
A l.noe Store on (Jhefinut Street Robbed
About $10,000 In i.ncca and Kll Ijloveo
Yesterday morning, between 1 and 3 o'clock,
the lace and kid glove store of George W. Voircl,
No. 1203 Chesnut stret, was entered by thieves
and robbed of goods valued at from $8000 to
$10,000. An entrance had been eTocted by the
operators climbing the fence in ; "arof the
building and then prying open luc oack door,
which was secured by an iron bar. Once in the
store, they were safe from detection bv either
tbe private watchman or the police, although
there were two lights smning brightly in the
place. Across tbe rear of the store there is a
screen a few feet in height, used for the pur
pose of displaying the goods. This ran to the
vieinty of tbe counter. The thieves worked on
their hands and knees to the counter, behind
which all the valuable goods wera stored. Cur
tains descended from the ceiling to the floor,
and when behind these curtains the thieves
were safe from view. The goods, consisting of
135 dozen of Jouvin's kid gloves, on each of
which tbe name of Mr. Vogel was stamped,
and handsome lace basques, collars, etc., were
then removed to a wash-room adjacent, where
they were packed up and carried off. The
thieves evidently had filled their bags to their
fullest capacity, as goods valued at soveral
thousands of dollars were left behind. Chief
Kelly has telegraphed the facts of the robbery
to all Important cities in the Union, and the
probability is that the goods will be all re
Grant at Woodstock The Ceremonies, Krso.
lutloni, etc. General liuiler Opposes Chinese
At 9"50 o'clock A. M., the train reached Putnam.
where the purty were to leave tbe depot uud proceed
to vv oousiocK, some iour nines uisiaui, m carriages
which were held In waiting. The usual crowd and
the usual reception greeted the arrival. The Presi
dent and party left the cars and entered their car
riages, when a procession which had been previously
formed under the direction of mounted marshals,
moved forward to the music of Gilmore's brass
band and the 3d Regiment brass band, through the
streets of the village, to give all an opportunity to
see the President. The pace was then quickened,
and the distance between Putnam and Woodstock
was soon accomplished.
The procession which formed at Putnam was
headed by two posts of the Grand Army of the Re
public, one from Putnam and one from Greenwich.
After these earns the carriages containing the Pre
sidential party and members of the press. The
route to Woodstock lay through a country of silvery
streams and foliage-clad hills, over a road adorned
throughout the whole distance with banners and fes
toons. The inhabitants not only or the vicinity, but
of distant towns In Connecticut, Rhode Island, and
Massachusetts, had turned out their hundreds, so
that In this comparatively remote part of Connecti
cut there was presented a scene of enthusiasm and
patriotism worthy or the land which proclaims and
maintains that all men are born equal.
Groups of patriotic citizens were gathered here and
there along the route, and cheer after cheer re
sounded as the carriage containing the Prealdent
passed by.
General Grant rode the whole distance uncovered,
and acknowledged the enthusiastic plaudits by
bowiDg to the crowd. The mottoes, "Welcome
Grant," "Grant and Colfax," "We have Peace,"
"Welcome to Old Woodstock," met the eye along
the route. Every house was decorated and fes
tooned. Arches extended across the roads at inter
vals. At a handsome Catholic Church on the out
skirts of the village of Putnam the congregation and
school were formed In Hue by the roadside, the chil
dren all dressed In white. All greeted the President
with hearty cheers. The procession halted a minute,
when a pretty child In white was borne forward and
presetted the President a maguitlcent bouquet
of flowers. This was tne only actual
stoppage on the route, though from time
to time the procession halted momentarily to
acknowledge the enthusiastic plaudits which re
sounded wnerever large groups were assembled,
Arrived at Woodstock, the scene was an exceed.
inclv animated one. Thousands or neonle had
assembled, and vehicles of all descriptions stood
by the wayside. The grounds were beautifully deco
rated with bannners bearing the names or the lead
ing generals of the I'ulou army, and of the States
and Territories or the Union. The procession
wound its way into the ground, and the dust
stained Presidential party had a little time for rat
and rtiresnment. suortiy alter l o clock the thou
sands around the village gathered together in a
large teat erected on a common.
T he President and his party took their seats upon
the nlatform. Senator liuckinghaui occupied the
chair, on his right sat President Graut, on whose
right sat the Rev. Mr. lleech, pastor ot the Congre
gational Church of Woodstock. To the lert oi the
ciiairuian sat me uaron cacaeazy, uenerai Gorioir,
Governor Jewell, A. 11. Bowen, General 1'ieasonton.
and General 11 aw ley. Behind the Kussian Minister
siit ex-Governor Woodford and General Butler.
Cheer upon cheer went upas the party took their
places upon the platform.
Stnator Buckingham briefly Introduced the Presi
dent, who vias enthusiastically received. After
music by the band, tbe Declaration of Independence
was read. Then Senator Buckiugham, with brief
prefacing remarks, introduced ex-Governor Wood
ford, who gave an elaborate address.
Mr. Cleveland read the following resolutions,
which were adopted by the meeting:
Tbe citizens or Windham county, assembled in
Wookstock on the ninety-fourth anniversary or the
nation's independence, make this renewed declara
tion or their political sentiments :
We believe "that all men are created equal, en
dowed by their Creator with certain inalienable
righu, among which are life, liberty, aud the pursuit
of happiness; aud that to secure these rights gov.
ernrutnts are instituted among men, deriving their
just powers from the consent of the governed."
We rejoice and give thanks for the i .tion's sal
vation from the prolonged aud awful danger ol the
great Rebellion : for the emancipation or lour mil
lions of slaves: for their elevation to lull citizenship;
for that crowning amendment or the national char
ter, whereby the Declaration of Independence is
made a living, unheal reality ; and for the prowiug
rrirt oj Lari.,H'ir .. ?e'"t 't ..':;: ..; ;;i
We heartily thank the President of the United
States for coralDg to meet us here, and we hasten to
assure him of our enthnslastlo appreciation of his
great services as the gloriously successful leader or
a million or the soldiers or liberty In the moft
momentous war In history. Ready witn him to "fight
it out on that line", when war Is needed, we doubly
honor the great warrior who gives the nation the
watchword, "Let ns have peace." Observing with
cordial satisfaction the fidelity, economy, energy,
pure patriotism, and statesmanship of his adminis
tration, we express full confidence In his continued
and triumphant success.
The native county of Putnam and Lyon has bad
the great honor to lay Its readv tribute or life and
treasure upon the altars ot liberty from Bunker bill
to the Appomattox. It Iirs never measured its share
nor counted the coBt when the country's honor was
in question. Remcmlerlng the sons who "gave
their lives that the nation might live," we have anew
dedicated ourselves to the work they so nobly car
ried on. "That from these honored dead we take
Increased devotion to the cause for which they gave
the last full measure of devotion," and "we here
hiRhly resolve that the dead shall not have died In
vain, and that the government or the people, by the
peorle, and for the people, shall not perish from the
Mr. Henry Ward Becchcr and General Eutlcr then
delivered addresses, which were listened to with
great attention. In the course of his remarks,
General Butler said :
The light of experience now teaches, because an
nnhomogeneous, an unnatural, an unproductive,
because unexpending, system or labor and class or
lalHirerg had been introduced among us, not by
volunteer Immigration, but by rorced Importation,
tending to raise up two classes ot society, the very
rich and the very poor, the industrious and ttre idle
who reed, without return, upon Industry; both In
compatible with true republican Institutions. Would
'it not be wise, then, for our statesmen to examine
with care, to foresee, as far as Heaven has permit
ted men to pierce the future, what will be the
effect, what the result, and where the end
shall reach by the Importation, by contract
or purchase, of laboring men from any
land, and, more than all, from a semi-barbarous
one ; men who are to be tasked laborers only for
ever, and who are therefore not men but merchan
dise ? Shall we wait until the system of contract
labor has takea as deep root In our soil as that other
system of servile labor had done before we foresee
and check the evil ? We deal not now with the In
dustrial and economic view of the question, but witn
the far broader and grander one of Its high political
aspects. Let as not by any means hinder or pro
hibit the voluntary coming to this country of all men
who choose to add their labor, their energies, and
their industry in aid or our own. No one ever com
plained or the negro who came here or his own
free will. From his so coming arose
neither wrong nor - danger to freedom or
the perpetuity of free institutions; but the negro,
brought here as a commercial speculation, wrought
the so great difficulties from which the country has
so sutrcred. The highest pursuit In thi9 country Is
Intelligent labor. It is not reputable to be without
regular and constant employment. Who so works
with head or hands Is here the nobleman. The cun
ning artisan Is the prince. All here are equal all
are sovereigns. It la, therefore, the highest province
or statesmanship, the loftiest duty or patriotism, the
hope or freedom, and the promise or the regenera
tion ot nations to take care that In America labor be
neither degraded nor enthral.ed.
At the close of General Butler's remarks Senator
Buckingham Introduced ex-Governor Hawley, who
alluded to the speech of General Butler, and replied
to some of the General's remarks touching the sub
ject or Chinese immigration, saying, in conclusion,
that he would not dare to lock the inviting gates of
America against a suil'erlng world.
The exercises closed witn tne singing or
"America" by the entire audience, accompanied by
Gilmore's band.
At 9 o clock the presidential party left vvooastock
in carriages for Putnam station, where they took the
cars tor Norwich.
Arrival of Davlo Hutch In New YorU-Preal-flent
laez'a Victim on Ills Way Home.
Mr. Davis Hatch, a resident of South Nor walk.
Connecticnt, left his home in 1802 for tho island
of St. Domingo, to assume control of a salt
mountain in the Ncba district, about fifteen
miles from Barona and one hundred miles from
St. Domingo city, and for the working of which
a number of New York capitalists had obtained
a grant from the Government of Spain. Mr.
Hatch subsequently returned to tho United
States, and again in 1S05 went to St. Domingo
to resume operations at the salt mine.
Yesterday he returned, after an absence
of nearly five years, although only ex
pecting, when ho went to the island
the last time, to be absent two or
three months. In the course, however, of the
many revolutionary movements going on there
under Cabral, Baez. and the triumvirate Pi
mentel, Garcia, ana Luperon Mr. Hatch be
came involved in certain official transactions
with them, growing out of his assertion of the .
rights of the corporation which ha represented,
and ultimately fell under the ban of President
Baez's displeasure, the result being that he was
arrested, charged with inciting hostility to tho
designs of the Government (which was Presi
dent Baez), treason, etc., was finally tried,
without any opportunity for a defense, and sen
tenced to death. The sentence was subse
quently commuted.
Another phase of the tronbla has, however,
been brought very prominently before the public
lately in consequence of the investigation by the
United States Senate into the question of a
claim asserted by Mr. Hatch against the Baez
Government. This inquiry has brought up the
whole Dominican queation, Including the over
tures made by our Government for the annexa
tion of St. DomiBgo, and the result has been the
"washing" some very dirty diplomatic linen, and
in the course of the disclosures there are many
hints and riddles about Mr. Hatch having been
imprisoned by Baez because he opposed the
scheme of annexation, and was influential in that
opposition among tho Dominicans. Whether
he was guilty or not of such an indiscre
tion is really a matter of no importance in justi
fication of the act of imprisonment, but tho main
Erominent fact is that an American citizen has
een treated with unusual fccverlty, imprisoned,
tried, sentenced to death, without any cause to
warrant such action, so far as has yet been
shown, and that prominent government officials
have been fully aware of the fact by written
and verbal notifications, yet have winked at the
outrage and, apparently, have been in collusion
with tbo perpetrators. One thing in this con
nection is certain, and that is, that if Mr. Hitch
had been a British subject Baez would never
have imprisoned him, or if he did, and refused
to surrender him on demand, even without
diplomatic formality, a British frigate would
have made the temperature even more than
tropical about Baez's domicile.
Mr. Hatch was released by Baez, with his sen
tence commuted to Immediate and perpetual
banishment, and has since that time been de
tained in St. 1 bo mas, endeavoring to effect a
settlement of his business and private affairs in
St. Domingo. This he was unable to do before
leaving, as by the arrangement between Rear
Admiral Poor, commanding the United States
West India squadron, and Baez, Mr. Hatch was
obliged to "make tracks" direct, in a "bee
line," from his prison quarters to tho ship
which bore him away. He was, in fact, unable
even to procure his necessary wearing apparel.
The "Fourth" In tho Monumeuial City.
Baltimore, July 5. The Fourth pased with
unusual.quletness. Business was entirely sus
pended and the day observed as a general holi
day. Thousands went on steamer excursion
and to tbe parks. In the afternoon Policemt n
James Murphy arrested one of three brother
named James, John, and David Duering for in
sulting remargs to a young girl, near Lexington
Market. He was assaulted by the others in a
terrible manner with billies. Murphy clung to
tbe party arrested aud succeeded in taking him
to the watch-house and ctated his charge.
(Shortly afterwards Murphy died from the lnju
fir feived. All tho parties have been ai

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