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On Saturday night I act, one of the most atro
cious murders which we have been called upon
U record took place near Beltsvdla, 514, Uv
U*n miles north of this city, on the Baltimore
and UMs railroad, the v.etlm b?in( the infant
of Mr. Albert Head ?ged n'ne months, and the
perpetrator a colored woman named Mary Wal
lace . who haa been employed as a servant in the
bvuae where Mr. Read's family were boarding.
This having been on Saturday detected
"tealmg >onii of St-. Head's nnrse> dottifd,
wav charged with it, and the lady by whom she
was employed informed her that that she would
have to leave on Sunday. It was the habit of
Mrs. Kead to take into her room some prei?*red
milk with which to feed the child when it aw _>ke,
and a ho at one o'clock sandav morning the child
crying awakened her, and Mr. K^ad gave the
little on# some of (ha milk, of which it took hat
little- Mr. Kead found that the milk was hit
ter, and calling the attention of the lady of the
bouse to it.the tasted it. as did Mr.Kead, and aua
pecttd that something unusual had heen mi fed
with it. Their suspicions were in a lew ru >ui ;nts
confirmed, for the child, after writhing in a/o
ny about half an hour, died, and the lady was
taken with violent pains. Dr Mt was snm
moned at once and tried to save the life of the
rhiM. bat coald not. Examining the milk he at
one detected strychnine in it. Inquiries were at
once made as to who cnnld have put the poison
in the child's milk, and it was ascertained that
a small quantity ol strychnine had been bronght
to the house, with which to kill rata, and a boy,
employed in the house, had seen the girl, Mary,
take some of it from the bottle. She was there
tore detained In the house until the matter
could 1* investigated. The grand parents and
friends of the farotlv were informed of tin af
fair un .Sunday, and an inquest wa.< also held,
when a verdict In accordance with the facts
above stated was rendered. The accused was
present at the Inquest, and atrenously denied
having any Land in the business, not with-taud
tng she was closely questioned, but subsequent
ly to the inquest she admitted that she did put
the poison in the milk, so that the nur?e mi^ht
be charged with the murder of the child. She
was committed to jail at Marlboro. The corpse
of the little one was brought to this city on
Sunday, and the funeral took place yesterday
at itriiMiii.
MttTtso or the Board or Hkat.tr A
meeting . f the Board ot Health was held in the
Aldermen s Chamber on Satur<lay evening. Or.
K R<-\burn president, and l?r. K. M. Stringtield
aecretnrv. Communication* were reeeiaedfrom
?iffy-nine residents of the Sixth Ward, protest
ing against the construction of a brick kiln in
th?- vicinity of South Carolina avenue and P'th
street west, from F. M. liunnell. in charge or
the Naval Hospital, in relation to the saint , and
after hiiw <lebate as to the power of the board
in the premises the papers were ordered to be
returned with the endorsement that a brick kiln
is not detrimental to health.
A complaint of residents of square bounded
by 1"tb. 11th. K and S street*, that stagnant
poola endangered their health, ami injurv was
l*mg done to property, was referred to Messrs.
Cate, Wi.lard. and the secretary, as also one
complaining or a pond in 5th street east, be
tween K and I. north. Attention was called to
the nuisance at the corner of l*th and S street*?
a slaughter house?which the owner of the pre
mises had promised to remove; and thesecretarv
was directed to notify the Jwner to comply with
the order of the board. Attention was called to
a nmsan.* in the neighborhood or 18th aud K
streets, and the secretary was directed to notify
the < ommissioner or the Second Ward to abate
same. The |>oudrette factory near the
Washington Asal.im was referred to. hut a* no
formal complaint was presented the subject was
laid over The secretary was authorized to have
blanks for interments printed.
T?1 NIW Pouca Cot'kt.?lodge Snell. re
cently appointed to preside over the new Police
Court, arrived here on Saturdav night and'took
rooms at Willards. It was his intention to have
opened the court yesterday, but finding that his
nmmltion bad not l>een signed lie could not
proceed to business. As the ' first Monday in
this month" has passed a<)uestion has arisen as
to whether he caii legally open the court on any
other day, and an explanatory resolution
was pa>?ed by both Hoases of Congr^- to
day to oblate this difficulty. It is said that
the appointment* of clerk*, deputy and bailiffs
haye been determined on by .lu<ige Snell, but
they will not be announced, of course, until the
lormal opening of the court.
In the meantime, owing to the law having
taken from the justices of the peace the |>ower
!? frJ ordinary police case#, the time of the
Criminal Court U taken up by case* turned over
to the Marshal by the police iu which, if they
are cases over which the Police Court has juris,
diction, the parties are commuted to jail to
m"ii . 1 '^'s i the Criminal i court
will only hear them on AatXiii ttrrmt. It they
1?"^ tinder the jurisdiction of the Criminal
Court the accused parties are held to ball or
committed to jai|.
? *
A Novel Slit.?Saturday a civil ease w
before Justice Co* which evcited srnic merri
ment. It appears that Wiu Patterson * cart broke
down on a vacant lot some time in February*
and he left it, and on the 4th of .?iav a partr
went to look at it with a view of purchasing if;
but finding that oae of the wheels wa- gone, de
clined. Patterson ascertained that the nursing
wheel was in popsasslon ot Uaniel I'llmau.and
brought suit ngain*t him (lllinan tor
the value of the cart, t*os>-1 Mr s. ?. David
son appeared tor plaintiff, and contended that
he was entitled to damages, a- the sale had been
prevented. Mr. L. U. Mine, for defendant,
claimed that as the wheel had bean taken from
an abamlonrd cart, anil as he bad only borrowed
it. returning it iu a reasonable time, he was aot
liable for damages. The Justice reserved his
Shootimi Casi on J)KR*me's Batnos.?
Yesterday afternoon, a- a party of men living in
Swampoodle were returning ifom a cock fight
in Maryland, on Benmng's Bridge they had
some words with a party of three who had been
ashing and having a tish fry, and rrom words
they coon proceeded to blows. Samuel Hartley,
seeing that one of his friends was in danger seized
a gun and fired into the crowd, the shot taking
c?ect m the hip of Michael Haesett, inflicting a
seriona wound. The partv got hold of Bartlev,
bnt he managed to get away troni them arid
escaped. throwing his gur. overboard Harnett's
friends took him to Dr. Borland s office, at the
corner of 6th street and Massachusetts avenue,
and his wounds were dressed. Bartlev was sub
sequently arrested by Officer Oftutt. and was
tnrned over to the Marshal and committed
to jail.
Accidtot.?Mr. N. W. Burchell. a prominent
grocer of this city, met with a serious accident
mt his residence, at the corner of Vermont ave
nue and L street, about b o'clock yesterday
morning, we regret to hear. He had a revolver
in his pantaloons pocket, which accidently was
discharged, the slug entering his lett groin and
emerjin* at the nit ot his stomach. The wound
was pressed by lira Lincoln and (iarnett. and
Mr Buxcheii is now said to be doing wall.
Sa* IK>MI9M> ?maim?At the regular meet
ing of the New York Republican Association,
on satoi rda> evening, the following resolution
was offered bv Richard S. hvans
fUtoired. That in order ?c Complete Tncle
ham ? little tarm for the present he -
trop?nl garden abont the Htttf hom1I1"'*B^ *
?u rv received wiUi accUs??
... elntiimwi ? -..on, and after
. ^.ui, which obtained much ap
planse, passed unanimously.
A number of the Senators and Kepreeentatives
have arranged tor a lecture on the above
subject, to be delivered in Dr. Newman's
church, on Thursday evening, by Mr. Edward
W TalMlfe, one of*the Utah Reformers, who
has just arrived in Washington on a rais?ion to
represent Mormon affairs to the nation. I?r.
New man. chaplain of the Senate, will preside
on the occi
Caxumtis roa tub Police Konca.?To
day , the committee apj-ointed by the Board of
Metro|>olitaii Folic*?Mam. Chase. Burr and
Craxin?and Police surgeons Newman. Croghan
and McKim. are in semlon at headquarters ex
amining candidates tor positions on the force.
The session was commenced at noon, and up to
three o'clock about slaty had presented them
selves. fully one third l<eing colored .
?n? t?i Ra*ra<;a?1>ennir (iortnan took too
much liquid Fourth of July yesterday, and cut
ap badly, hitting his wife over the head with a
junk bottle, and >ioingother thing* Ueought net
to. Officers Jarboe and King were called in
and took him into custody. not without soiu*
trouble, as Oorman resisted the arrest m ?*t de
terminedly He war locked up in the first pre
cinct station house
AsnTHiK Coal-oil Firs.?On Sunday after
noon a ttre was discovered in the hause of Jas.
Kudd, in B street. The alarm wos struck from
boa M, which brought out tt>? nre da|>artmeat
promptly, and the hre wa- extinguished with
but slight loss. The causa of the tire w*,. bv
pouring coal oil on the lire to light it bv u?
servant. ^
Thi Cn*TRaL UuioNorsi last night wa* a
perfect Bedlam. In the cells were locked up
Mine daaens ot men. craxy drank, bellowing
and shouting. A delegation of temales of both
colors in one cell seamed to outdo all others.
Arroi*TEt??On Saturday Secratarv Co* aj?
pomted Mr. W. II. A. Wormier a trustee of
the Colored schools of Washington and Oeorgw
town. vice Allred Jones, wuose term ot three
years haa capirtd.
As Kara ia to *m Soti> is A p*rtr.jf
getiticmen in this city have bought the Isber
wood estate, this side of Bennin>;> bridge, and
pro|*ose catting it up in small lots to sell
THE rflTI If W18HCT0S.
iHTtinrixe exuchh.
Tb* niiiety-fburtto tnnitrmtry et American
Independence was celebrated in this city yester
day much w usual. There wm m formal cele
bration escept those noticed belovi but the
weather being Terr pleasant, thonxer.ds of oar
citizens spent the day pieuiciag in the environs
of Washington. All plaees ?f busiiK-as in the
city were closed, and flags were displayed from
pablic and private building*. The day was
ushered in w.th the firing of caunonaad ringing
of belle. After dark there waa the usual burn
ing if powd-r by "Yonng America.' There
r.*!f,.We.*re *?rry to t considerable disorderly
caad"ctJn ?? P?rts of the city. as shown by the
rejiorts from the several potirs precincts The
ofU?hWr in ?
ot whiskey. No powers being vested m the
magistrates to hear thesa ca.4. the ?flenderS
? ere generally dismissed by the lieutenants in
harjje after a few words of caution. Cases of
?elony only were tamed over to the Marshal
sbo < ornuitted parties charged for a hearing
t el ore the trimnti Court:
?* lh* *????"?* ttrafwd*.
1 lie Monument grocnds pioved to be the n:ost
prominent point of interest yerterdav. Against
the east side of the moi nment shaft was erecte.l
a spacious platform. which wtj. coverod with
canvas, an?T which wv- ga.ly decorated wUU
Hags and wreaths. In front of the stand were
arranged numerous ro?s of feats tor the acsom
modation ot spectators. The members of the
appeared on the grounds about l!..TOa m fcr
?f presenting ro the Washington
National Monument Societ, a memorial bljck
theTrectVn ,^n'*Ced W"lie *ult,iblp ?'cbe in
iiip ( rfctMin of tiip in^Ti'inrni
Among the members ol the association present
iLUJ'. 'f'k B. Blake. President; Jenkin
1 ord P,n^e.y Be"tor.'t Francis 1!.
..rJr ' i ! Pl*rti'ents, Nicholas Callan, Treas
J .*rro" Brent, Recording Serreta-r
| Senphim Margie, Marshal; Sam a* Well*,- w"
H. lavloe, Col. .las. A. Tait, .Jaeo1) Colciaser *
W Clarke '? Goblsborough BrufT, B.
? . ciarue. ret< r m Pe^trson, .launs .Adams -
'I0!'11 Pn y' Brooke. Major 11. B. French
Whl^lS&V'L ^^^d.coVbe Si
?nite, r ielder K. J>orsett # S m?? n ?, .
Mnlloy, Samuel Stettiniiu, Thomas McDonnell
I honias B. Campbell, Wm. B. Todd, .John w!
Ciarke. .M. >1 oh ley, ,st. John B. L. Slimier *
w*? ef the survivors of th? War of Hi:;.)
V ^ J*4??' ,z?"Woek William,, Isaac Hill
Jtbut*. Hirh*nl Pettit, Thomas Fet^rc * John I
Hal^and William Tbom^Ii^ J^
were lew in number, because of am sunder
?nr !hK " t,b? P'*?e ot assembling. They
wore their usual badges and cockades, and thai
"""? "? >"
Rhfkif 1>re*e"t^? by the of Dr. J. B
Bm.f' i)rrtr Hl,)ViMm-, B T?tJ' J" Carroll
son Nichols, and 1> A. Water
*0?THLT V?TI,o o, T?? OLI.MT .HHA.il
, tabtb.
.1- r: . Blal1*' prealdent, called the associa
R?mt? L-r^r' *n,, ,00,t th? chair. ,J. Carroll
Brent, hsq., was secretary. arrow
? J?"^nition of Mr-,,enkin Thomas, the collec
tion ot due* was omitted.
< ?n motion of J. Carroll Brent, the rules were
suspended in relation to Uie admission of mem
Mr^lenkin Thorn* nominated for member
ship Mr. James ?ioddard, of Oeoriretown a^T.i
Capt. Chauncey Bestor nominated Isaac Hill
and tbev were declared duly electe.l. '
r *rrol' Brent presented the followin' i
resolution, and it was agreed to: "?"??>??
R'tolvd. That the election of ofticert be no?t
poned until the next meeting, and that a com
mittee of five be appointed to nominate suitable I
persons to fill theottices. and that thev aL^b^fn
strni-ted to inquire into the expediency of htld
y instead of monthly meetinirs and
ot increaaing the dues to ?i per Quarter.g
mood oirei?ub?in we,ter froui Mr"*?hn Under
?ooa, oi f?ublin, Wayne county Indiana fnr
inerly of this city, WhjcU was ,icKd t'ntoi
tograj* oi himself and dog "FiJ^ L ?
f " yf*r" *n^ 45 m?fiths. and the other 1?
years and .1 months, both being natives of Wash
ington. Inquiry was made as to the eligibility
ot the dog "Fido * for admission to member^
mstic tf elccTd he W?Uld ',rove to? J<??
Mr. Samuel Stettenius presented the awocia
'!??rn' t^'Iv. ?? k' F?JCK* N*tlo"al Calendar
vot/d^im thereibr ?! tbC 4M0cUti0n w"e
< ?n motion, the meeting adiourned.
. J,! ? Mari*Je Band being iu attendance, the
luciubeis and ? large audience of iadies. gentb
f*? lm' children were favored with the "Ke?l
White and Blue" and " Vanke i>oodle" In Prof
Scala s usual excellent style.
Mr. Brent here read a letter ft-om Key. I)r
. eptlmus 1 tie tin, who expreaaeti his retirtu at
e.rg unable, through Illness, to be 7re?n7
He deplored the lack of patriotism and national
pride of the Americans of the present dav but
lelt that the day would be appropriately cele
*H. i|bV'V ? k1, '"habitant*.' Association.
Hail Columbia' waa then rendered by the
band, when I>r. J. B. Blake, president of ih?
t>ldest Inhabitants' Association, arose, and in
!oUowmB* raa,l,Ie "?eW*! block, si?ke as
x. ? A?T?RKM or "?? J. ?. biaki.
.?r rresitient and members of the Washina
ton National Monument Soeiety TUe Associa
i-?iD ? ki 0}dest ^habitants of the DUtrict of
^ ** per,,et"*te ,b?ir reveren
ftTP601 for t^e niemorv ot the ereat an.i
SXKEr-SJ"" b*d tbl* -tone^Trepared
which they reiuest may be Inserted in the mon
ument 'hat Is to symbolize the grati' u le of the
nai ion for the father of our country. They have
ejected this occasion as most appropriate for
its preseiitatlon. as he vindicated ami ?*n?i,
?r#5L?*iK *nd WUMtom' "Oder the prov
V, ? * H*ored principles of man's
fr t ?Vh self"f?vernnient which were enunciated
in the heroic declaration of American Indenen
dence and made this day a national anniyer
. .? eu'??T nP?n George Washington can
elevate his character. Wherever virtue nitriotl
?sm. genuine heroism, prudent and u'r^inJ
statesmanship are epprecTated and adDe5
s?soru vessrvr
obelisk was suggested the .ummit ?*p[lict,|t
Jestined to reafh empvr^^lii W*Cl) ?
blematic of his pure fame tower* ,
*11 human reputation. Our "!S Ul above
evinced an earnest <?<- voautrymcn hfcve
Uiis mor' - ?fbt tue completion ot
- -r?by cheerfu 1, yoluntarv s iMcrip
t-or*. %b?ch have raided it to Its present height.
1 he States have manifested their profound
interest in it, and so have foreign nations bv
contributtog memorial blocks of marble or
other stone with suitable devices and inscrip
tion. Beneficent and ltterarv societies, such
as the Masonic fraterlty. the indetwnd-nt
' Tder ot Odd Fellows, tem^rance a,!d fi?e
men associations, lyceums and other insti
tutions of learning haye, iu var.ous wavs
n !lee|' cT,,?*rn. 'ts completion!
A. c V"* ?' our eitlaene. in one capacity
or another, have favored the monument, 1 re
gret to sav that all our government has doue
waa to charter your society and to allow the
monument to be erected on this sjK>t, which was
designated for it in the original plan of the city
b,J aud ?PPToyed by
Washington himself. Congress stands pledeerf
in repeated acts <V legislatTon, to erect a monu
ment to Washington in this city, and it is not
owing to any want of patriotism or lack of in
terest in the subject that this pledge has not
been redeemed. Whenever 0?r.gr?s has been
m.'2ut ,f? ??Te in the matter some unforeseen
d.Wculty has arisen to delay and. for the tlnfe
defeat the patriotic intentionsof our national leg
islature. 1 he monument, is its preaeat conditi<wT
is a reproach to the country, and every effort
should be maae by the people and the govern
ment to remove this stigma bv giving it a fresh
impulse and hurrying iton to completion,so that
In the language of Madison, it "will commemo-'
rate at the same time a virtue, a patriotism, and
gratitude truly national, with which the friends
ot liberty everywhere will svmpathize, and of
which our country may always be proud."
Iu presenting to \ou'this block of marble, we
are satisfied that it will be assigned to some
?uitable niche, and we cannot on thin occasion
withhold the expression ot the lio|>e we indulge, !
? bat President Grant, whe is er-oihcio president
?J >?ur society, will make it the crowning act I
of his a?imin:sfration to secure from Congress
-uch action as will ensure the completion of the
an<? remove from our Uepublic the
.. 'I, *hich its unfinished condition sug
tM I , ,^?'?titude to the father of the ooun
emaratin* from*uJ5t'l",a,ior nI>on the ?uhject.
?"n at X beT,i^J ?'<??. Patriot and states- I
receive the moat proion^^ *1,1
?ub rationot tue country. and*. . . ."l C?J?"
? baplet that adorns his own * Uur" tC the
Another national air was
musicians, when.1. Carroll Brer.t.
on l>ebalf of Uie Washington National C?
mtnt Association. In the Jn"
He said it was a matter of regret that circum
stances beyond their control had prevented the
Sur* ivors of the a ar of 1812.
President and other im| ortant officers ?f the
Association from belnjr prevent to participate.
W hen he came here this morning he hoped a
more distinguished persra than himself would
be present to receive the memorial bock, an i
acknowledge it in tttting term*. He should,
however, unprepared as he was, esteem it a
special privilege to come-to the rescue. f Ap
K?lmo0e.] It i mofft propitious occwion; one
where a body of their most aged and hlghtv re
spected citizens were engaged in the patr o'ic
and commendable work ot presenting a memo
rial block for the shaft of the movement nailer
tie shade of which they were oelebrating the
glorious Fourth. Ue hoped it would he a good
omen. Jast tifteen years since the work on that
?haft ceased, and he hoped the presentation or
I this stone weald give a new imp able to the work.
| In Ura meantime they would preoerre the block
I orstone in the I.ap-.darinm. that It may ho placed
j in a proper aid* of the shaft when work shall
' be re.-timed.
Mi. Brent then referred to Mr. Samuel Well*
a* being the oMest member of their association,
h? being nearly years of age. who carried the
chain for Washington when he laid out this
city. Ho also referred to the presence of Wm.
i 1 avloe Snyder, grandson o( Wm H. Tavlse.
i and said they could look back from the LHh
I *r thuL .Tomh to th< ?> yearn of Mr. Wells.
He hoped this yonth would not only live to con
I tribute to the monument, but woufd be one of
, its directors In course or time. [Applause.] He
thought no better placo could be chosen tar cel
ebrating the day than under the shaft mf the
monument to the Father ot his country, anil bv
presenting a block of marble from a society ho
venerable and highly respected, and the pres
ence or beautiful ladies and gallant gentlemen
as well as children, who are to take our Liars**
in after life. (Applause.)
James Goddard, Ks?|., read the Declaration of
Independence, with distinctness (tod m a loud
mIT h h *1? Jifter * ,une tho bant|.
Maj. B B. F?noh, the orator of the day, arose
i and addressed the assemblage as follows:
Mr. President and Ffiioi?citizen* There are
aniuveisaries in the cafendars of nativnN which
seem to corre.?|tond with the Sabbaths of the
1 * weokly lite?days on which the people
im e,r 1,abor!4. raise their voiees to
ilwh fs 811,1 I,r.aL-ie to (iod, and rejoice
b!e^"Ct grtat joy for some great national
These anniversaries, as they reeede from the
event which they commemorate, seem fo grow
dearer and dearer to the hearts of the people
inasmuch as each year add* something new to
be remembered, flow many are there in this
audience who have not thought, if they have uot
Said, I his very day, *'Gu the ith ol duly a year
I**,' ?r or ten years ago." Audi
and such things happened? Very tew, if a *i?j
? unt: , ,0H" n,uel1 u,ore thrilling to our hearts
is. probably,4he present anniversary of Ameri
can Jnd? |t i.denco than was that of Ki* to Uie
heaits ol our Revolutionary fathers! fAu
plauae.] 1 "
I have thought that it would be an interesting
research to go back. and. if possible, ascertain
how Uii- da\ was celebrated, how it was rever
t need, bow much it was thought of within the
first decade Irom the Immortal declaration, mid
it has been to mo matter of astonishment that
so meager a record has been left behind oy our
illustrious lathers. J
The first oration, doubtless, delivered on Ame
rican Independence was not an anniversary ora
tion. It was delivered m the city ot Philadel
phia by Samuel Adams on the 1st day of Au
gust, 1776, twenty-seven dajs only after'the
declaration wa* signed ami i?romuli'ated
On the 4th ot July, K7S,.John Adams, then in
t ranee, madethe tollowmg entry in his journal:
"?July 4th, Saturday. The anniversary of the
Declaration ot American Independence. We
had the honor of the company of all the Ameri
can gentlemen and ladies in aud about ParU to
dine with Doctor Franklin and me, at Fumv to
gether with a few French gentlemen of'the
neighborhood. '*#*##
"The day wa? passed joyously enough, and no
ill humor appearrd f rom any <|uarter." Lit'
ami Writings of John A Jams, rol.:i,p. 175.
"1? 1jHrVl (Jn,v 4- 177 *?> the day was
celebrated at Charleston, S. 0., and the oration
was delivered by Dr. David Kainsay, of that
city, who, in tlie spirit of prophesy, used the
following language:
? We are now celebrating the anniversary ot
our emancipation from British Tyranny: an
event that will constitute an Illustrious era in
the history of the world, an 1 which promise*an
e\teiision of those blessings to our country for
which we would choose to live or dare to .lie"'
There can be little doubt that the day was
celebrated more or let-sat places on the early
anniversaries or it, but alter diligent search,
with the library ot Oongres* at mv command. /
have not been able to hnd any other evidences
ol such celebration until about 1NW, and from
that time onward celebrations s?em to have
been frequent, especially in New Kngland.
1 he orations delivered, a number of which I
have read, abound in patriotism, and are gener
ally based upon the history of the Revolutionary
war, with occasional touches of eloquent rh?
a'ld fewe political siricture/upo.,
the times at which they were delivered.
r rom the elo.-e ol the Revolutionary war up
to the war ot IMa 1 think it may be conceded a?
a historical fact, that the anniver>ary of Ameri
can indt pendence wa* uot generally celebrated.
r-ven 1, y<,ung as I am, can remember when
"independence Day," as we aUays called it,
was scarcely noticed, though, I hope, it was
always remembered. It has a s. mewhat s?-e't
memory to me, because my g.,od old grand,
mother, a woman ot the ttevoluiion, whose pa
tnotifin never tireil and ended only with Ler
lile. invariably made, what she called "Inde
lendence cake," in bountiful <iuautities, for
that day. f Cries of "Good."] And, while J am
U|>on my own reminiscences, I will give yon a
brief extract from my private journal, touching
an incident appropriate to the drift or my pres
ent remarks, which happened ou the 5th day of
duly, 1*41, (Sunday having been the 4th.) while
1 was Heading Clerk of the House of Kepreaen
tative. of the United States. A few days after
the 9th, I wrote as follows:
"July 5th?People celebrated the 4:h. Mili
tary turned out; Sunday schools inarched in
procession to Capitol grounds, and scholars par
took of a collation, sundry speeches made. Tem
perance people met in a grove iu Georgetown
and celebrated the progrei* of the temperance'
relorm. And while all this ctfMtration was in
progiess the House of Representatives, to show
their great economy of time, sat and listened t.
speeches, and there was I in the midst of them'
I consoled myseir by writing the tallowing
rhymes in the miuute book, (and doubtless thev
may l>e found there to-day:)
The bells are ringiug merrily,
The people movib^cheerilvi
The s?>i*li? ry are aM en route,
The ladies, bless them all, are ont;
K'en Nature doth her charms display,
For this is Freedom's holiday I
The cannon sends its peal to heaven,
While, by its voice, the welkin's riven;
Millions of swelling shouts arise,
And Freedom's incense tills the skies.
But vr?ah, me !?we working boys,
Must sit and listen to the noise?
TLi? House, this cruel House, won't play,
Although 'fu Freedom's holiday I"
This quotation is not given f?r any intrinsic
merit either in the proeeftr poetry, for i am a*
mpch aware as any or.e can be that there can
not te much depth of thought or reliaityor ex
pression in thymes written on the spur Of the
Si on fnt, in presence of the House of Repre
sentatives Ui the full performance of its regular
hucii es*, never tamed lor an over-abundance
of quietness. It is given merely as an example,
which happened to be At my command, of the
mam er in which that particular day was cele
brate d in our District, and that, even,
Ovr *? potent, grave and reveret"! "i^iors,
<?ur very noble and approved good masters,"
are sometimes so beset with a desire to labor for
the public good that the patriotism which in
ducts rejoicing when the anniversary of one of
the greatest political events or our country oc
curs is swallowed up in the routine or manut'ac
turii g legislative enactments ' [Applause.]
While this Fourth of July ol ours has been,
in the ordinary course of events, remembered
and celebrated by men, history presents facts
that seem to indicate that He who, in 177t>, made
It a day to be marked in all future time, has
seen tit to select it, in his providence, as a day
for great events tonching our country.
* ?n the 4th day of July, 1X26, the messenger of
death entered two dwellings, hundreds of miles
asunder?one at Qulncy, in the Mtata of "nnrrs
chus4tts, and the other at Monttcrllo, in the
State of Virginia?and bore to the spirit world
the iftimortal intellects of two of our earliest
Presidents?.lobn Adams and Thomas Jetterson.
And on the 4th of July, 1*31, James Monroe,
the fourth President of the Cnited States, died
in New York, hnd on the 4th of July, JS5h, his
mortal remains were borne bv sea from that
place to his native Virginia, and there interred
with appropriate honors.
On the 4th of July. I*t3, the city ot Vicks
burg surrendered to General Grant. |'At nine
o'clock a. m. of the glorious 4th," says the hi?
tonan. " Gen. McPherson rode in to receive the
stipulated surrender, meeting Pemberton half
a mile within the lines, where they were soon
joined by Grant; and all, al ter a few minutes'
parley, rode into town, while Gen. Logan was
ordered to establish a provost guard. At Ilk
'be national ensign was hoisted over the court
house, aud ' Rally round the tlag' sung beneath
it by a crowd ol enthusiastic soldiers, who evi
dently thought that the national anniversary
needed an extra celebration in that city, whence
it had been tor two years excluded."
And while the preparations for surrender were
beirg made in Itont ol Vicksburg, the great and
sanguinary battle at (iettysburg was in progress,
and the 1st, 2d and .'id of July, ls?a, ended in a
victory to the Tnion army, the news of which,
oi> the Ith,electrified every patriotic heart, both
North and South.
We w?re celebrating the day in the Presi
dent's grounds when the news of victory came,
1 and I shall never target the exultant joy with
which It was received. The countenance of
Pre?i?letit Lincoln, never very demonstrative,
besi ied all over with gladness,'and the sun that
ro;* that day, 011 many rears, went down in glory
on the universal idea that the I'nion was saved!
When we reflect unon what this nation has
1 pa-sed through, and how it has been prospered.
I ""nee the 4th of July, ITTti, the blessing of God
UIon it. and his finger in pointing it onward to
| prosi*rity, are as evident to every ratlona
m ml u was the pillar of the cloud by day and
t! e pillar of tire by night to his rhown people of
old. as tbev trfMMthe wilderness that event
ually led them to the promised land; and we may
well give utterance here to-dav in reverence
and humility to the language of holy writ, "For
He ia good, lor His mercy endureth'forever."
The "Olilest Inhabitants" of the District Of
Columbia bare oome here to-day to celebrate,
as they believe, m appropriate manner this an
niversary of their country's freedom?yes, em
phatically now, the freedom of their whole
country?where every maa, woman and child
can stag, in truth, la sincerity and in .Joy.
?* Jehorah bath triumphed, his people are free."
They have coma to celebrate, and to leave a
memorial of their patriotism by preventing to
the Washington Monument Association a bloek
of marble, property inscribed, to be placed ia
their monument. I only wish it were In our
nower to present a sufficient number, with the
funds adequate to lay them, to finish the monu
When f stood at the foundation of the Wash
ington Monument twenty-two years ajo this day,
and. as Grand Master of Mi-om, performed the
appropriate Masonic ceremonies of laying the
cornerstone; when, surrounded by the Presi
dent and Vice President, head* of Departments,
a goodly number of members of the Senate and
House of Kepresentatives, a splendid military
display, thousands <rt American citizena, and a
very fnll representation of the Masonic frater
nity, fronl <iuite a nmnber of the States of the
I'nion?Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Mary
land and Virginia being most prominent?when,
alter listening to the moat eloquent and appro
priate oration of the Hon, Kobert C. Winthron,
I, as my duty required, adifcewted a few words
to the multitude, and among other things said:
"We commence here, a great, a patriotic, a
glorious work; when it shall have been com
pleted, who that shall visit thi* city, but will
come Uvthe spot, and while contemplating the
monument of a nation's affections, but will leel
his bosom warm, and bu heart expand with tlie
holy tire of patriotism? Hi# thought* will not
recur to him alone whose name itsball b>?ar. but
abo to that galaxy ol' great names, who not only
pledged everything, but ri?ked everything, that
we might stand here, this dav, in the proud posi
tion w hich we occupy U tore the world. Is
there, then, a >ii gle individual am-ms ihe mil
lions who bail this as tlieir common countrv,
who, possessing the ability, will refuse th ?
protlerid honor of being |>crniitted to contribute
his mite to so noble, so patriotic an enterprise'.'
I trnst not one !"
When I said this, on the4tb ot July, W*. lit
tle did 1 *ap|>ose that so many years would pass
away before the monument, then commenced,
would, in all its majestic proi>ortioiis, stand
? And permit me now to express the opinion?
emphatically to express it?that it is not credita
ble to the patriotism of the American people
that a national monument to Washington should
be commenced here. In the city beannj hi" ini
mortal name, on tbe banks of the broad and
beautiful Potomac, which he loved so well, an 1
after more than twenty years be left, as tbe
Washington National Monument now stands,
having the appearance of a broken shaft! as if
it stood as a melancholy memorial, to mark the
grave of buried American patriotism!
If it is to remain thus, let us festoon upon its
top tbe folded mantle, and inscribe upon tbe
unfinished shaft the ridiculous epitaph which
some fond parent caused to be engraved on the
tombstone of hi3 deceased infant:
"It 1 aiu so uuickt) done for,
1 wonder what 1 waa begun for!"
Postenty will surely wonder why, after so
much display of intention, pride, if nothing else,
-boald not have urged on the work to comple
Let us, then, awaken, my respected telloa
citizens, and with renewed energy "push on the
column," until it reaches its intended height,
and from its apex glitters the siugle star whirh
is to adorn it. emblematical of that great man
whose memory star.ds pre-eminentlv above all
others in the hearts or the American" people.
Let every man. womin aud child consider it a
matter "personal to themselves," and record a
solemn vow that before tbe one-hundredth an- |
niversarv of American independence, the Na
tional Monument to the memory of George
Washington ikall be completed !
Nothing Is im}>ossible to the American people.
They have only to w ill that a thing tkall be dune,
and it is certain to be done. (Cries of "That ?
My friemls, I came not here to-dav to intlict
niKjn you a regular 4th of .July oration, going
into a history of the war of the 'Revolution; how
our brave lathers fought; how they succeeded;
bow Liberty perched u|H>n their banners; how
they emerged irom "the tempest of war that
o'er.sbadowed the land," in glory and in tri
umph; how they formed, first a Confederacy,
and then a yatum how that nation went on lor
years in unexampled prosperity, Jkc.. &c., &c.
That if has been so otten done, that instead of
being "a twice-told tale," it would be a tale told
for the thousandth time, and to which I doubt
if I could find, in all this assemblage, half a
do/en attentive listeners.
I came here, mainly, to aid in the presenta
tion to the Washington National Monument
Society of the stone winch "The Oldest Inhab
itants of the District of Columbia" have caused
to be prepared as their offering to the monu
ment It seems to me, however, to be a fitting
occasion on which to congratulate the whole mun
tifon the remarkable state of national affair? at
this present moment.
What living being would have ever dreamed,
six or seven years ago, that at a time no farther
advanced than this, peace, harmony and kind
feeling could, by possibility, reign throughout
the laud?
Had anyone at that timpprophecided that the
North anil the South would again be combined
in a common bond of union?in a common desire
to see tbe dear old flag wave in harmony and
peace over tbe entire land, from the Bay of
Vundy to the Klo-del-Norte? from the Capes of
Virginia to the Golden Gate of tho Pacific, in
less than a generation, he would have been
laughed at, and scoffed as a false prophet, a
wild dreamer, or a sensless idiot!
Now. on this 4th day ot Julv, 1870, in a little
more than five yearn after the last gan of the
"War of the Kehellion" was hred, we witness
tbe astonishing fact of a country, in which the
bitterest and most gallant tight the world ever
saw, took place: where father was arrayed
against son, brother against brother, and house
hold against household, again united, again
breathing the common breath of brotherhood;
again looking unitedly and hopefully to the
future; again raising their prayers together to
the Great Giver or all Good for a more perfect
union, in which |>eace, prosperity and happi
ness shall reign forever; and ringing out to the
whole world, trumpet tongued. those words of
the immortal statesman, "Liberty aud Union,
now and forever, one and inseparable. '
It is, I believe, always considered judicious in
an address of any kind for tbe orator, using the
word in its legal sense, to set forth in his premi
se* the subject in liana, then to till in ad libitum
with any odds and ends germane or not germane
to the occasion, that fce may think it befitting to
use, but to be sure to revert te the particular
subject under consideration at the conclusion,
so ss to leave the minds of his hearers duly im
pressed with tbe importance of that subject.
This is one of the cunning tricks of oratory
which I shall not overlook on this occasion.
So ladies and gentlemen, our respected and
particularly well-preserved president,?long
life to him,?has, In eloquent and appropriate
words l*ehtting the ceremony, presented to the
"Washington National Monument Association''
a block of marble as their offering to the monu
ment. The "Association or the oldest Inhabi
tants of the District or Columbia,' have thereby
identified themselves forever with the Washlng
ington Monument,*]' neef rt'i they willfeel that
they are tenants in common In tbe nsble
structure, and all their influence will be given
to aid In its completion.
Although they stand here to-day with locks
silvered by tbe hand of Time; with limbs not
quite as active as in years gone by: their patri
otism is as young, as pure, as holy as it ever
wss? that Time cannot depreciate?and their
ardent desire to see every thing toucl lag the
honor, the prosperity, the grandeur or their be
loved countrv, successful, and permanent, burns
as Intensely in each of their bosoms as It did In
tbe very prime of manhood. ir they are old in
vears, their hearts, which never can grow old,
beat as high in the cause ef goodness and use
fulness as those of the youngest around them,
and thev will do their utmost to aid in this good
Aye, my fellow-citizens, "The Oldest Inhabi
tants" and the youngest inhabitants can unite in
so noble an undertaking as the completion of
this monument to him to whom wsowe all that
we are, and all that we shall be as a Nation!
I-et them do so energetically, enthusiastically,
and w ith a determination to succeed, and be
who liws until the 4fe day ot duly. mav
witness an immense crowd assembled here, bail
ing, In words of eloquence and plaudits of joy,
"The National Washington Monument" com
pleted! [Applause. 1
At the close ot Mr. French's remarks little
WilUe French Walling, with appropriate verses,
presented tbe Major with a delicious bouquet,
for which the lad received the plaudits of
the audience and the thanks of Major Freneb,
who hoped tbe bey would live and be present
when the monuiutnt would be completed.
All present then proceeded to the visitors"
room, where they registered their names, and
theu went home highly delighted with tbe agree
ableness of the occasion.
Naaday Kehosl Celebrations*.
The woods about Glen wood Cemetery were
tbe scene of numerous gatherings as usual,
several schools being on the ground, among
them McKendrle Chapel, Hamline, Fletcher,
Wesley, East Washington Methodist Protestant,
and Providence. During the day tbe McKen
dree school was joined bv tbe others, and ad
dresses were delivered by Mr. A. O. Latham and
Dr. Thomas C. Smith, after which playing,
singing, eating, and rambling through the grove
was in order.
East Washington M. ?. Mission School (12th
street east) numbering about 140 pupils, headed
by the pastor, Key. J. G. Henning. and the su
perintendent. Mr. John Murphy and the teach
ers, nroceeded tp Wilkins' grove, over the East
ern branch, where quite a nice time was spent?
the officers and teachers furnishing the refresh
ments, and tbe pastor, Key. Mr. Henning, de
livering an address appropriate to the day.
Haw the Ftrenaen Celebrated.
The Metropolitan Hook and Ladder Company
profusely decorated their house, In honor of the
?lay, with the national colors. In the center of
the buildin* waa placed the national coat of
arms and the constitution, and on either aide
were life alse portrait.- of Washington and Lin
coln, decorated with miniature flan and ever
green*. At intervals daring the dav (the entire
Comranj being on defy, in cane or an emer
gency.) the large bell attached to their Hou?e
Baled forth joyous note* in honor of th? an.
n s birth. V tuist the procession of colored
Sunday seheols were rawing their hou?e, the
foreman, Mr. O. W. Smith, ordered the hell to
be tang as a salute, which the children returned
?'k1' waving of numerous flag* and handker
chiefs. At nTght the house was brilliant!* illu
Pic Him, ?e.
The Weleome Social Club of Sonth Washing
ton. accompanied bv some forty ladies and g.-n
tlemen. spent the dwy yesterday at Addl*on's
woo?ls. \ a., where the Alerts, coapoaed of mem
bers of the Welcome Social Club. i-Uved a -
oi base ball witii the picked nine of the Kpisow
pal High School of Virginia, the score of which
resulted in 15 for the Alert* and 12 for the
picked nine. At the close of the gam* the ladiea
presented a handsome U.S. Hag to the Alrrm.
1 be day passed very pleasantly, nothing occur
ring to disturb the harmonv of the occasion
1 be party broke up about 9 o'clock and took the
cars for home.
The Colored Sunday Mcboel Olebra
The Colored Sunday School Union, in this
city, celebrated the day, as usual, yesterday, by
a procession and speaking a*.! singing in ibe
east park of Uie Capitol, but the school* were
not out in such large number* as beret?tor.'
I hose west ot Mth street and north ot the av
enue assembled at Franklin Square, and h -aded
l?y the Columbia Brass Band, took up the line
ot march for the Capitol about nine o'clock
other sebooto joining in on the roete. which wa?
bv Hth and t streets, the chief marshal bem*
U m. Beckett, and assistants ,lohu Shippen. .1
.V ^,*nd S" A The school* weie
in the following order :
i.A?M,,r7 ?Ambush, superintendent;
, * ^Iatk And Mi** E. A. Pennon,
large banner of blue silk, with liandsom - paint
ing ot Christ bletaiug little children on Front,
and portrait ot the late Thomas Brown t >r
twenty years superintendent, and date oi or
ganization-May 12. !*.?: smaller banner with
cross, and motto, ?? We cling to the cross." ?uj
white silk banner of T. A. and a f. s.. (Total
Abstinence and Anti-Tobacco Society t with
...otto, ?? We strive to save.- ilTlark lnd P
' ",c. *ere ,he marshals. This school reiKjru
Otbciahy 30 officers and toacheis. Zio pup;* an i
?!!? volumes in library. 1
Israel.?Joseph Cunev, superintendent. Ban
nor, with paintings of Christ l?le?etna( the chit
dren and Clirist as the Oood Sheidierd with
words ?? Blew the Lord, O house <>r Israel" and
Sutler little children to coiue unto me." an i
name and date ot organization, (IS3.V>* rt,?
marshals w.re It. W. Tompkins, L A Corni?;p
? Lovett, T. Howarl and F Ober. Tlii*
school reports 21 teachers LTt pupil*
Wl4lkir' superintendent.
Red silk banner, with representation of Christ
as the (,ood Shepherd and Christ blessing the
" ?!? nl* L M,k l'anncr, with motto
iiTe,'u *n''""nie and date of organiza
i??; April, Ikio. rb:* school wa* tiiar?hftU<i hv
L ^ST' Morton and F. Parker and re
ported 3" teachers, \c., and SiO scholars.
lI?t'tfenih"*,ree, B?pHrt:-Darid Warner
with n!ifi?trnHl*nf?A UUe H'??r headed the liuoj
ti.uf 2 t g . *n angel, and words < They
that seek me early shall find me," on front and
name and date of organization'on the rev'ersl
ih. iW^ the marshal: and the report of
the school showed a toul M orticJ ?! j
teachers, and 175 pupils.
I nion Bethel:?J. L. Thomas, superintendent
Wne P?rtrait Of Bishop Allen, and
A ,n 1 , r,nl g? ,Up t0 the !*"'1 a" 1 possess if
A total ot a teachers and 2S1 pudiN ? r?
l*>rted. H. W. Freeman, C. H. filter aid F
R- Freeman were the marshals.
Kbenezer:?W. H. Lucas, superintendent
Fine blue banner, with name and date ol or
ganization ol school, ( imo.) John Mitchell wa*
i* ' a? ^e rePort of the school showed
18 teachers and 135 pupils. ?
en1eC<Hh.i*tKt*K ' S" <:rost5'' ??l>?rintend
ttl!i> ? i banner'Wlth painting ot open
^ W.9t<1*, "Surt?r little Children." &
on the trout, and name and date (l>4!)) on re
VnmYi* "vS011 ra*rsll*l^*l this school. The
number was about 100.
John L esley:?J. H. Painter, superintendent
Banner of blue silk, and |*ortrait of Bi?hop I'al
a,,^,n",U? *,uJ d*te ol organization (dune
andP*'nt'"tC of Christ bles
nlw H r MenonreT' J M Johnaon
ami >\ . h. righlman were the marshals; 9 teach
ers and 1-J5 scholars were reported.
Galbrath Chapel:?Basil Chase, superinten
dent, and Miss KUen Ui. ks amistant aaanh
tendent. Silk banner, with hamlsome painting
of Moses in the bulrushes, and on reverse name
*!!' a? a?1 ,?rK*,,IZ*''?n ll^W.) K. K. Kussell
and Al. Addison, marshals; 15 teachers and 120
pupils were reported.
I bird Baptist, (Bouldin's Church):? j. B.
2 superintendent. Banner of blue tMlk
with likeness of Lincoln, and word- ? Whatao
,*PPeaf to be ri^ht that will 1 do.
r^rte,i teachers and 1.J3 pu?iU.
t. i 1 Kaptfot (of iranklin street):?Esse*
Rolierts, superintendent and marshal. Fo.ir
hne flags wire* the line of this school, which
was organizedhut recently, and :?teachers and
5() pupils wire ve|>orte<l.
hirst Baptist, (Island):?Several :?ags in the
- ?> ^.scholars. W. Newman, .uperi.iteiid
^ f i i ^'autlin, ihom|?oii. 0. Uroves,
and J. -lackson. marshals.
Washington Mission, (new school): f.
"iperintendent, U. W. Chanev.
marshal; 59 in line. "
On arriving in the east park of the Capitol,
alter appropriate music by the South W^hiuz
ton and ( olumbisn Bands. Mr. W. H. A Worm
ley, the President or the Union, called the a.
seniblage to order and they joined in singing an
appropriate piece. They were led by Mr. Jos.
Ambush; Mr. T. P. Bell presiding at the organ.
Rev. Jacob Tru?ty then ottered up prayer. The
secretary, Mr. Ambush, read the annual report*
after which addreaaea 'were deliVr^ Fv
l>r. Rankin, Rev. D. K. See ton. Rev. L>. W. An
derson, an4 others, the exercises beini; in^er
$*1 ?y b7 t?>e scholars and music by
the bands. At the conclusion of these exercises
some of the schools returned to their rooms,
ot.^afemblage remained on the
. 1 . > ,B the afternoon, spending
their time in picnic pleasures.
?aafktsn *f Liberty.
1 his organization, accompanied by the Fifth
Baptish Church Sunday School, celebrated the
of3! V?. near the 7th street road,
boundary. The folio wing offlci
fif- tVe,oc<asion with the Sons and Daugh
L, h?MJE. ^?Joseph Brooks, president:
Richard Ashton, vice preaident; Thomas W.
VvltrfrH9*!0 ?rooks, treasurer;
Kdwird laws, marshal. The Sunday school
^arge of Washington Waller, it? super
intendent, and numbered about 250 scholars.
The procession was heeded by the Sons and
l)augnters of I.iberty. numbering about t*)?
and led by the First National Band, under Prof!
leftTfh^v Hlfi10n? C!?k U,'e two associations
left Liberty Hall, on 10th, between u and R
streets, aim marched along l?nh to S street
along s to Hth; thence to K; along K to Tth.ami
out .th street to the Howard Park. There ad
ureflBeg were delivered, by Kev. .foLn H Hror k*
Pastor First Baptist churc^Rev
son, and others. After this, feasting and social
converse were indulged in until ab^ut 7 p.
when the associations returned to the hail on
"?? ' h! i *nJ banners (lying, and
were there diaaiaeed, weU pleased with the
manner in which they had apent the dav
othb* coio?*D tklbbrattoxs:
, aT. ^ "? M*f?r c- B wisher, atter
parading through a number of our Greets, pro
ceeded to the woods beyond Mt. Pleasaut, where
tliey snent the day.
Mt. Vernon Club, No. I, with their, frienda.
epertt the day near Glenwood in dancing, ?Jfec.
A large part or the colored poople held a pic
nic at Roache's Springs and passed the day very
pleasantly. J
Maitha Washington Social Temple enjoyed a
very pleasant time at the residence of Mr.
hpurgeon, on Meridian Hill, pio-nicing it on the
grounds and each helping the others to enjoy
the day, particularly at noon time, when a
bountiful * apply ol cold dishes were spread oat.
The Foartk at Iiunm.
I he historic village of Manassas, in Virginia,
was yesterday the scene of quite a patriotic
gathering. Some thousand or more people col
lected there to listen to an oration delivered bv
lion. J. P. C. Shanks, member of Congress
from Indiana. The oration was delivered at
?2 V^bape at that place, and was pre
ceded by the reading of the Declaration of Inde
The " Star" Base Ball Club, of Waahington,
went over n the eight o'clock tram and pfaved
a game with the "Stonewalls," of Manassas.
Xhf ,MW ^at?re. and attracted a good
deal of attention. The "Stars" beat the '1 Stjirw
walls" badly, havin# had much more experience
in playing. The "Stonewall" club has lately
neen formed, and considering the short expe
rience they have had, play a good game. The
score stood:
SI" ????:: 9 5 8151013 u 3110?115
Stonewall 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 7_ ig
I'mpire? F. Turton, Washington. Scorers
Messrs. Conrad and Bronner.
? ?
ALUtom Brnoi.ARe ARit?T*i>._Wm. Ross
Wm. Ward, George Marlow and Thomas Henrv'
four colored men. were arrested on Sunday
morning, by officers Skinner and Jarboe, for
burglary and grand larceny at Messrs. Stephen
son s grocery store, South F street, and corn
mitted to jail for court. '
KscresioxisTSFBoii Frkdkuicks
Ro?A large party of colored people came
^ yesterday on a boat to
Ju,y here' and <<"ite a
numl^r ot them missed the boat on her
return, and had to remain here over night.
A kew Post Otrict is esUbliahed at Se->eca
Montgomery county, Maryland (on the Chesa
peake and Ohio Canal), and William b. Love
appointed Postmaster. The office will be reeu
ofliocka?' d bj rOUt? (ie?r*?town to the Point
L.F 0,_^e ?late roof of a stable belong
*H?I no ? ?/ and P streets south,
slid oft Sunday afternoon, causing quite a com
motion in the neighborhood.
B? Hi.
CiBrri* Cw?T. Jm-tfr 'M,m T<>-d\v, ? w im
ber ot judg menu <>t wore etitoreJ. an l
the court i^juuixd for the term.
Crikival Cni rt. y?<7? rTumpkrrvt.?To- l*r,
th* case ol Henry rietcher, Indicted r>r a.*** tit
and bstterv with intent to kill Mtrt KoMnvin.
lor Mrot*. I.aiut?ert ami T. J Miller ap
pesred. occupied uearly the entire day. Juy
Orphavs' Cot-RT. J mill* M'yfir TrfrT'l
G. Hine ??? fur.lun to mttiil of K
A. itiid Mtry C. V?wr bond#l.'??V Mart* A
Draper to orphan of Augastti* A. oven bond
The will of the ate Robart M. <om>?.
I>eqtieathia? hi. estate to ha widow And chil
dren, was Hied.
Fioht,?Yesterday. about six o'clock, qatt* a
serious disturbance took place at iwrtler'* (lar
<len, where a Fenian picnic was m prti^rwi.
The trouble ori??ate?t. it is Mid. from a up lit ta
the Fenian ranks It is stated that John Hou
lihan and Andrew Uleasnn. with other*, got
into a tight, when officer* Robcrt?>n. oy.m'.as
and Osterhant, who were present. rimh?<l In tn
part them, and thev with others resisted the
? 'Aeon. Ulaassn. it ? alleged, getting | aaii n
?ion of < olumhua' elub. which he used on offi
cer Kobertaon, and *o furnriable beeaa*- the
nttaek that the officer* were obliged to draw
their pistols to intimidate th?? crowd, la the
melee officer Kobertaon was >urte badly bruuwd
*n?l Uoiirihan w as pelted with the club. Herweant
i.orroan, rearing th%t the crowd wmild proee
too n.nch lor the officer*, took a carriago and
and driving hack to the station took in the re
serve, with l.ieut. Kckloft, who hastened back
to the garden and succeeded In taking Moan
ban. wlie was sent to the Central linard house
and sul*equently they arrested Uleason. who
c.n being brought to the i-tatran asked thtt word
be tent to ox-Mayor Bo wen. lileaana was al* >
committed to the guard-li>une. Charges* ot as
sault and battery en an officer were preferred
sgainst Hourihan. as ?Uo charge* of heme
drunk and disorderly and inntinga Hot. t.lea
mm. was charged w ith being drank and di?or
rterlr, n?.aulting an officer. *nd rioting
bus T Hi-hlev, arrested about ?o'clock by offi
cer > eager, was charge.! with annulling an of
ficer. Marcellus West was also irreeted bv offi
cer Conway, of the second preeinct. for inter
tlllt w ^ *,'m *n the diachargp ol hi* dntit^
I fit* morning the p*rtte* were brrmght brfbrw
Judrr Humphreys, ol the Criminal Court. who
h\cd the ban at *1.<?U jn each ea?e. Hourihan
appeared, with a cm on tbe head but the other
did not ip|?eir to be worded.
Bask BAt.L?The "Stay-at-Homs Club "
numbering aboutlitteen h mired strong, visited
the ground* of the OAnaptc Ba?e Ball Club yes
terutT afternoon, and witnessed otk* of the
most beautiful games o# the s?a~>n The m%tch
was between the Olympic Club. ot this nty an 1
the I'nion Club, of M'orrisanto, (e?chaimdon,
01 the I sited Stmte*t) and reMilted in a well
ear vied and *|>lei)did Tvctorr for the O .mine*
by a score ot 14 to 5. Annexed find Mjore.
/1>k OLYMPIC. O. k t'WMMIo O. R.
Ctibner, r f..... 5 High am, 2 I J I J
(teach, p.. n I Holt*worth. I b......l o
H.rui' * K 1 4 0
jarlej, 2 b.... I I Shelly, 3 b 4 0
Burroughs, c.f.... .I l> Bir Nall. c 2 ?
'A' ? 1(Ba?s. *. * 4 (I
] KKenney. c. 1 1 2
Kwen, c..... 4 1 Austin, r. f. 3 I
KoMmm, 1.1 1 :i Uedney, 1. f. j I
?4,V Total wl
xv ? " ^ ?ne k''ow" w the " I nfortunate
Worms and the other as the "Karlv Bird? ??
opened the day about 3w o'clock yeater day
morning with a game of l>aae ball on <;oom>
,n nort,, Wa?ihington. The Worn*, mot
??!??,? bir.i*, a'hi^ving a rZZytt
(. to M. It i* hardly neceenarr to ?tate that
there were but few spectators of this early game.
7ID r,T,r?* "?At?-Mr. John
v\ stem died at ten o'clock thi* morning, at his
residence, on t -treet, between loth ami 11th,
at the eighty-four year*. Mr. Water* wa* well
known to almost everybody in this citv. and waa
greatly reacted. He was Market Maxter for
many years at the Centre Market. He was a
native of 1 rince <George county. Md.
sJ,V^ -*yT? AOAHI.-Thi* morning. |?ick
>mith, recently reiuore.1 from the piiiiion of
hostler of the Hook and Ladder Comptnv vr^
before the Criminal Court on the charge of th"e
arceny of badge belonging to the corporation.
Kutovrn.?Mr. J. Savles Brown, the dis
bur-n.g elerk of the Corporation, has been re
moved from that position and directed to turn
vMti*a?i?2h. ? pap<,r* t0 tho M?"'"t'ee in
vestigating the tinauces ol the Corporation.
% assx%ttu?< *?j??
Fihbhaii iHsMtaeui.. Chief Engineer Holme
has removed i.eorge Ralph, ho-tler of \" >
engine, tor drunkenness.
Thr i.owo liRiixiE is again passable.
s^'F^","-Pic-,c- by ,,'e ch'ldren of the
?i" V >cll00l<,. ^accompanied with mu.-i.-. bM
ner Ac., waa the onler of the dav. The^; oel
eI-rated principally ln Cox's woods. Barl-our's
TsUnd' wJ T0041"' a"don
7? * cltl?en*? pie-nic, as well as at
townM IF1Tte < ieorge
town ?I. E. Sabbath school passed a very ideas
ant day in Cox* wood*. AU (??ed ortgueMv
except at AnalosUn Inland, tELTt
yourg blood.- created a row, and aome Sf them
Thet ZZZZdJEl i up ,n th? fuardhouse.
They were all dismissed this morniug The *tore?
were all closed at 1? o'clock a. m.. except the
fancy fttoree. engaged in the Mile ot tire-work*
to the juvenile*. At nigbt, a tine display ot tire
work* wa* had in various portion* of the town
1st street, as usual, exceeding the other* in
f^ve8^ne,,i?^Several runaway* during the dav
took place because ot the report* of hi^werk*.
Thi '!? 1,ot * Wrtous nature occurred,
ina 1n,t? ? display or bunt
the seamen apparently
enjo>lng the day as fullv as others. The dav
hvt>Ii red Ul out? >unriae and sunset
b> the ringing of bells and m^sic bv the hanifc.
iS5MS5S,r~'*d" ?"""'??
E. C. KhHiHT Arrived?Thi?? ship,of
is ? Une, Arrived this morn
ing with an assorted cargo.
OK ?A"K OFKicm* Vesterdw
the following named persons were elected dire. -
torsot the Farmers' and Mechanic* Bank tor
the ensaing year H. M. Sweenv !>?? i >n~
John 1 Nividson W. C. Magee
C. M. Matthews, p. T. Berr*, Franci? WhStJ
ley. and Wm. King. Alter theofficeis had been
declared elected, a bounteous collation was par
taken ol by the board and a number ot mv ^d
gue>tB. ^
Alarka Diamokd4,
dot Jewelrr,
Oroide Jewelry,
Pipes, Vsses and Chromos,
received this morning at Prigg's Dollar Jewelry
jt?r?' Pennsylvania avenue, between
A\ and 6th streets.
Hemflkr has all kinds ot' thermometers
t?ruP??*LA^I'?> '?ng *nd r*Tor*bly known in
the clothuig trade, U now at Oak Hall Clothing
House, Ko. 923 .th street, where he wiU be
}L tl!h2w alJ I*"**"* ?n want of clothing
the best steek ot Men's and Boys' Clothing in
the citr- t smKm
I*DtJc*mrr TO Bvr a Qeon ?VWTM ma
OMiTB;?WUlee* A Oibbs' Bowing Machine, the
k M,V.be*twC*B^rncte(1 *ewing ma
be sold on liberal^ terma.
*" , ?.n
B| Fa^wama Hats
ax ?
smsiTswif iiriiTHKaim.
<Sblns,s? ^^Jsrs'sateS'S' ?
I) A?1?1 rJ FBICK8,
??od B)k Si^ki M Ji** ' D ?
Blk lionUrsV^inelu'rWrA^?' fi* ?'?
Printed DeLanea u/I rm -- ',Sc '
1 ?^f-rTkC^- K? -
MwttSSttBfr*1,"6 "5? 040 ?wortk * 11
o"ov???i,C Hdkf> frtrn ?<?? "P. Itenain* Kid
? MfiSt", ^*7' '""'-"I'-i'
i r . Jnst r^cei\ed, an uinurDiiH9t?d
se.', ar?oF1?r- Albums, Ac., Ac. Call and
^ pyi lm
jete 2w* MOl'NTAIM
I S! Mat ' Of n f M i ,
1 II for th? r- c priori of Vi.u | . 1
??>. Tl kM?A \ . Jul? #. lO? Thi? f b|
l>f r?-..ft ha- en atly ?Ian*1! I?* ih ^ ;
addittoa of **? and r>?iuudi?ti* baiMir,,.-.
r< t'M ? tk> I uM> :???< at*d. an I the wh 1 ?
|t?l met r ?uppl. M ? it ? ? ? i/ f"- "?! T
Pia A I* a.Pfatnng *a<1 ***?! H ?ata. sad ?<?? appti
uicf aeo *m%rj f>r the c.mtort and pl-m-ir. .4
giiffti Tb? Hult mn and N flml It >at* ?i,4 i|.,
Baltimore and A^ii* ':i?<4 !?>?(? fa 4a f,
Tfimt #3 per da) fl7 *per week. |>ii.r nw.iii
?( thirty dui 1 kudlui and aertanU ball pi ??.
Fnrtl.er luf rmation wfll be furnialted at lb" Tin j
of lb' Metropolitan B H - rj
Thi* delchtlul aad r niaatx Kumnier b? rt a .If
' r ike rarest 1 ??. I ?I-it- t? r. ih. i
itlPiT OfJl'LT Tk .??rnii(?
1 . nunit.er, are *r uated 'a a e-?fT* .d
Mi rth liMlain. iwmlwa Kiln (row V iacw .
t-T a beaut ifal and aaf* road It - ,
K v <> K I 1.1 WwrliMlrr
Ttim <'d? month nl tour an-kf. A?" ??nrln
?fk. ?)? o?i da). |!?. Th u-ual I ? itt
ma.I. for rhiidrea and a*r> ant* and ( m f*m ' >?-? a ho
(Mi ip nd the arao'ii
HAH L M. Mt'MIK * OO Pr,.?rt??..r.
For ?ar'iruiara . all at the *?or*of ttwf E?' ??!,
Jr . lit 7th rtr<n A. f Pratt A Hon. coia*i it
and D -trewa H-i. H ? 11- r ? Sion?.-r*. t ? a.
j*?i oust*
\l AbHliufnl lloTRL. LB<i|AU?T"?M
vV n'uat.-d "B Bt tt Ha? |~ A . ? A
tor vl?it..r* Freeh ti?h. crab*. oyatera.^
and all the delira ?* ?! th ? - u an ,
m >d oa the tabl*.
Steamer Colombia leave foot ? < Ttb *tr> t a barf
Mfrj Wedn*?da? ?'?iniiif at So'cleck.
Terui*. Sl.ZC per da). *v p* r a>.>u.b
MRU M J at'i'iKF.
j?27 t.th j?.Jw* Propm-tpr,.
?ftf I ? * ?? J*%
1 M'trrft
Ofcty IS on'."* tr-wi f?t> phene-.n ? Ikep.d P ^"i?t
.* tb* llarpar a P?rr> and W?r4' il?t Kail
r ?d. A<< iBiWafr.m * i*.bmtxr
Tl \* a ? ,? I'm ? ?. * p- , u..?: - in * ? ' 1
*..ral l* Hmitnutanre* tbar *t ac> tun. f
*10.* ih.- war, and *ff.>rt ? 1 \
mad* to eK* *ntir* ?aii?'?li n t all tb*,
| gu^?t?.
A bt.rCITT Ha nil or ICMCaM ba ta ao-ud
nirc. o< HiMu^iidr aii-l Kan< > ttalmai.l klr?
^ii*ntly cm *n dnr'nK tb<' ?<?*- ?'!
fpriiiR l'amphl*t* f<* di?tril?nTi'?n at th* ttprinar*
an?! at M><*>r* l)vl*Maii A H>>r*ra HaltM. r*
' Tlw Htltini?r? aad ilkiukulr-ad Uaifuii ??*?4
mnnd trip tkk*tf. *i.?1 for Ave data, tr-.m Katti
Vii* t? M*ph?*n?ou ? I?-^ t aud return.at 5 fi
Hohinrtr r t? ??mr at $7 70
T. I?ai a^b o?'* In fv!l ? ?H ?
Term* ft a-r da? . %I7 J4 a*r Wf-k. and 4 t> p
?tooth. t'tulJr?-? - r'd ?*t?an'
WhHa **r*atit? thre< Ifcnrth-. or a< rordtoc I" ac
'<?im.daliot. K 1' JOKP4N.
ln> Owuer "i>d <>M?ri?i.*._
CObB ? ISLAXit rihtilSH.
!??< ? pen and
1 KBM8-C3 p?-r l?aT: * I - a-r H **?
t'U*?Tjat.?ae. Va.
By H nte- t>t> aK.> r fr m Baltimore or M.*ti?lh ta
Cb-rrintoD*. J*l* liu
1/AI .1 il.K UIIITR MLI'HI K -I MN .!?.
r VIMfilA.
\\ til open .Inn* >"h. I<7ti. hnd*r tb* man l^i A
af ii at .<f Mr 8ILAH J bAM'BKf ffml
VtVlx-i '? Mualc baa been ' Ti*??.''<d tor tbe
Tba Bprtrm ar* raa< b*d l?T rail to tbe t.>wa oC
Warraaton. where >>?a*a^<-r? will tab- Navlsr ?
nonmaio oa
C'aniafi* tvr tba bpriaa* ait tuilaa dtatant. ..?er ?
goad r.?ad.
T*rm?. f ?'p*r tr-.nth 915p*rveek (SJIper.lar.
,1*1 Ini ? "KNbLIt'S tti'VUr M I* . Pra? r.
Thta popular and h*altb> -I'MMIK KK
COKT. ao l.i-aatifnlh located 1AW? fee
?t? T? tidewater, oa th* ?uiiaii at tba amsiaU oa
tba road l*adiac frmu Haci-rat^wn to <?ettvat'srt,
aiBt*ea nnlin from either p*ac< . waa opened t..r th?
reception of Boarder* i? Ota 6th .if Jaue
Chare**. fW per week or |K per Month wkot
boarder a remain two or more months, children auj
?ervanta half price.
For further deacrlatlon pend far rtrealara A1
drea H HKliLIMO. Proprietor,
Fountain Dale IV O . Adama couut) , Pa.
jrM t.tk^J*
losg hka\ch. yaw jkkker,
Will be Opened for the Reception ol U?i*aU ?<? tb?
_ <?tli Jaas
Thia mafniflreat atractar*
rt Cn<f
. I ratad at th*B . ? A
amuaa aonnnTVcKV
?ea uf modern ]^JU
make ita cnesu aatlafl. I
Court Knd" of tbia now fain.i
reaort. ha- all th* advantscea
lmproTemenUcalcalat*4 to
in erapy rrapect.
Tbe perw.ual attention of Mr JAMCSbTKBI
and Mr PETER UAKl'N ER. *?? lone kn .wn to th'?
tra^elfnr pnblic. will aaielp ruarantse to tkoee that
faror tl, m ? itfc th. ir t>*tr. :.ac?. all thi coailort th- 1
can wi*h for
For Ri>?a. Ac..saplr on the ?r**aiasa. or by letter
addreaa-,1 to BTKE>. OARI>NER A CO.,
jelt tf W??t End H 'tel. L>orc Braw i n 1
? UA*tp*Hi*KCor*TT, W Va.
These SI KIN<t> relet rat?d for tb"ir altarattr*
pn perttea. are n<>w open tor tbe raci-nuwiA - ? ^
of'iaitora < ^Al
Th- M -dicinal vlrtueaof tb* Water*. ita^jJKS
H.'ool aid ln? irorating Atuioaphere. and it* a>< ?-?.?
hilit) to Uasbitirton and Baltim-ir* rendt ta it thA
mo*t p piilat o( all tbeVirrmia aprinr*
Parties from Wa*hiricr,.n will taka tbe Orarr*.
Alexandria and Manaaaa* Ka'lroad tn tb* moruine
and arrive at htraaburr at IS o clock p m .wbra
rscellent loar hor** coscbe* will await the arrival
cf the traiaa to convey the p*??*n(er* over a beauti
ful road to thet*prln(a to Ear'/ T a. or partie* '-an ?ii
hy Harper a Ferry and Wtar(ieat*r to Btrasbnrf. oc
can atop at Wiucbeeter and tak ? coscbe* fur tha
Term* of Boardlnr-?-The wrirs ha* h?en rreatlp
r?dured thif aeaaon. aa an inducement tor lamina*
?nd other* to ap>-nd the -nmmer. B* per
? 15 pel Week .
A apleadid Band of Haaic I* en*a*s>l botb foe
Lawn and Ball
ila and teleeraphic Cowimnnicatl..na pro
vided f r. A reealai phyai ian of tb* bi|lie*t at
tainmenta will be lu attendance.
For deacriativ e pau.pbU-u addr*** tbe nr. rrt*1ir<
7*11 lm W M f'ABTMELL
Will be opened on tbe 1Mb of J sue.
Thl* mafniflrent hotel ha* over ?0 ROOHB.
Plan* fronting the ocean 70> taet lone
For roorna apply st the Everett Ho?ae, Mew Tork,
or on tbe pre?;?"
aa wit Proprietor.
M. WILKIHBOM . Superintendent, j.-hi lm
U Aad 'tnality not excelled.
in Plaid*. Tints, and Cbaae Deaiena.
An itnmerae atockof PRY GOOD* at GREAT
?TOaiyiaoa'y, J tut <a *il.
)*r.-tf lOISand ISBB 7tb*trsst,e. W.
IbI) 4lh, MT#!
Pa*t?t?TLVAHia AviKtre add Dstkbb*
I have uat received, direct from tb* factory, a
very lare* asaortment of FIREWnRKH. which
beiae perlsctly fr**h and in brieht color*, will iiw
univeraal aatia!action Price* low and rew*^nable.
PIE. cBAtTmsww
BALLOOBS, a novelty
The above will be *nld WHOLESALE and
je S> tr
Medical body battery-to be w<?n >m
tbabody or limb. A aure help tor A*thma
Catarrh, Meuraleia. Headache. Dy*pep*ia. a ?;*lt
Back. Chest. Stouach. Side or LmB; for Pata. Lo
cal Pali), or Rbetwatiai. ...
This ceasele*? working " Electric Di*k'
aolve and remove old rheamatir indnraoona w,"c"
may be canaine protracted lamene*- cur* *ingiti*ti
tamor* and enfartnd gland*, and heal indoleat uioera.
Price BS Be* circular*.
Por we br Mian. BAIRN *
EIDWELL fc BOH, J P ?ILBC"1in ' '
ttBO. L BQOERSjJBeaaral Agent.
14* ^ sabiuf'- d *r**t,
I ApV-aoBwfB Boetoo.M??

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