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FRIDAY, August 23 1, at 8 o'clock p.m., io take into con*i?lera'l m the matter of extending Immediate relief to toe sufferers in ttje district scourged by the ravages of the yellow fever. By order of theDepyand Acting Grand Vaster. auRS2 2t W. R. SINGLETON, Or. Secy. ^ytT~THE BEST SUMMER DRINKS, MILBURVB POLAR SODA, with ire-cold Tea, Coffee and Chocolate, at 1429 Peansy lvanla avenue. This TONIC SODA Is nnrlvalled. Jyg-tr UAVWAKU A HUTCHINSON, U-_. 317 Bth Stbsbt Northwbst, With very ei tensive facilities for manufactnrlng. are now showing a line of MARBLEIZED MASTLEr1 unequal for richness of design and color and rivaling in extent any establishment in the country. Architects designs for Mantles and Walnocoatlngs closely followed, and Imitations of rare and lieautlful marbles exactly produced. SSents for BAHSTOW WROUGHT IRON FURNACE Baltimore KITCHENER RANG Erf; also the Russia fireplace STOVE. Contractors for Plumbing and all Tin and Copper Work. With a large force of competent mechanics in their various branches and long personal experience, will do good work cheaper than any other house. m9-ly N* JEM9waVch REPAIRER, Jfc. For 20 years with H. 8EMKEN, now at fW 813 Pennsylvania avenue, t IDenipsey's Stationery Ssore.) LADIES WATCHES A SPECIALTY. Watehee pnt In complete order by me are guaranteed for one year, or money refunded. fei?4 ly SEW DEPARTURE, WILLET A L1BBSY, Comer Sixth street and Hew York avenue. Hi HAVE OPES BD A SEW YARD, OPFOSITE OCR m>?ST YARD, Where we will keep on hand a large lot of CHEAP LUMBER, Suitable for all cheap work. VA. PINE JOIST, per 100 feet *1.00 VA. TINE SCANTLING, per 100 feet 1.00 VA. PINE BOARDS, all lengths, per 100 ft. 1.00 VA. PINE SIDING, per 100 reet...... 1.10 VA. PINE BOARDS, 16 feet, per 100 feet.. 1.20 WHITE PINE SIDING, per 100 feet 1.00 WHITE PINE BHINCLES, per thousand.. 2 00 WHITE PINE PALINGS, Dressed, *4, 6-4, 8-4, 8-4 1 60 % POPLAR, No. 2, per 100 reet 2.00 THIS IS OUR PUBLISHED PRICE LI8T. WHO WILL DI8U0 OUT US t aeg!4-tr T TIHSFRPASSED. MILWAUKEE LAGER BEER, The teat produced in the United States; highly recommended by leading physicians. k RETAIL PRICES: Per lozen, pint bottles 51.00 Per lox, (2 dozen) S pint bottles 1 O'j With patent stoppers. Bottles to be returned. Per dozen, pint bottles, (corks) fl 15 16 cents per dozen allowed for empty bjtt. 'a. No charge for delivery or collection ofbettles. MST1" your gn cer does not sell It, send your ' ord ers direct to the agent, SAM'L C. PALMER, ang!7-lw 67 Oreene *t., Georgetown, D. O, Stt.oo ttt.OO grro fob LEATHER TRUNK WITH CANVAS COVKit. AL^O, HARNESS, NICKEL, SILVER AND GILT, 917 TO VM. TRAVELING BAGS, SATCHELS, Ac., AC. an immense variety of styles at equally low prices, at the ever popular Factory and Salesrooms ** JAMES 8. TOPHAM. AM Seventh Street Northwest, jelnlng Odd Fellows' Hall. REPAIRING. Trunks and Harness thoroughly repaired and Trunks coveredat low ratea. Jel4-tr WARRANTED FREE FROM fit KM. 1CALS. GAFF. FLE1SCHMAN A CO.'S COMPRESSED YEABT. DEPOT, 1112 16T11 STREET. C. ANTHONY DKNEKAS, AGENT. Absolutely none genuine without our Trade Mark or our firm name on the wrapper. augy-tr APOLLINARIS HATUBAL MI.\?RAL WATER. Highly Effervescent. APPROVED by the Acatltmie <U Mtdecine of France, and its sale in France authorized by spv<ml vtiltr of the French Government. Recommended i>y the highest MEDICAL AUTHORITIES in New York as '' A great relief for sea-sickness.'1 "A delightful beverage; mildly antacid; most grateful ard refreshing. * * ' Far superior to V i? hy. Seltzer, or any other.'' Atsolutely pure and wholesome; superior toall for dally use; free from the objections urged against Croton and artificially aera ed waters.** " lmpiegnatedonly with its own gas." ' Healthful and well suited for Dyspepsia and caseo of acute disease, and where there is a gouty diathesis.'1 'By far the most agreeable, alone or mixed with wine; useful in Catarrhs of Stomach or Bladder, and in Gout.' * " Not only a luxury, but a necessity." To be had of all Wiue Merchants, Grocers, Druggists and Mineral Water dealers throughout tne United States, and who.esale of FRED'K DE BARY A CO., Hot. il and 43 WVirren St., Netr York. Sole Agents for the United States and Cana-la. K\ery genuine bottle i?ears the registered yellow pictorial lai>el of the ApolliDaria Company (Limited). London. aug21-wfm.eo?2ai FTU1K PRICE TELLS-AND EVERYBODY X TELLS THE PRICE. Largest stock of HA UN ESS AND TU UN KB outh of New York, at FACTORY PRICES. J ust completed, a fresh stock of our V25 HARN ESS. ana now on sale at B I C K E R ' S , _ ? . Corcoran Building. Tru*** Rfp<iirtd ana CWred. jy81-tr UNITED STATES 4 PER CENT. BONDS on hand, lor immediate delivery, r District of Columbia, Twenty and Tii'.rty-year Gold Slxee, for sale. S-66 Bonds of D. C.. guaranteed by the United States, Coupon or Registered, bought and sold. Other Investment Securities bought on orders. aifgS-tT LEWIS JOHNSON A CO.. Bankers. MIU?' FASH10JuSLE*'RE88MAKING, J/RbBBBH, SUITS, O08TOMB8,VL0ARS,*c., Made in superior style at short notice. Ladles can have Drawee Cat and Basted, and a perfect fit guaranteed. V07 rwwlilwiiiK amemue, ?80-gm Over Wllllan'A PEMOVAL.-M. CUNNINGHAM, THITILLIHOWRPBACTICA1.HATTBB, iremoved to826 7thstreet, between H and^H TivHK HATS made to order. Remodellngv^ w allk Hsu a specialty. sepfe-tr OLD CLOTHING, Ac.?L. RiCE. dealer In ^??,ht*?i?CLOTH1NGl.B<x>f?> SHOES, ?i., ft3 7 b street southwest, offers great bargains. i J'lfysttehiih^pTtctM in CASH for the several art aa^iw tt?0Te. Urtter* by mail attended BOrt-tr THE EVENING STAR Washington News and Gossip. Government Receipts To-day.?Internal revenue, <348,795.66: customs. $.504,332.10. Subscriptions to the tour per cent, loan today amounted to Wo-MOO^ Personal.?Among the guests at Rock Enon Spiings are: Col. C. T. Lamed, U. S. A., and family: A. W. Church, esq., and family; Mis. I IS- A*hford and family, Mrs. H. J. Frost, and Miss H. kelley, of Washington; Thos. Hanison, esq., Georgetown, and Rev. W. P. Harrison, D.D_ Chaplain House of Representatives. .. Mrs. McFal's and her children, Mary and Bruce, have returned from their summer sojourn at Orkney Springs. Investigating the Hot springs omission in the Sundry Civil Bill.?Two special agents of the Department of .Justice who are looking up the omission in the sundry civil bill of the legislation relating to the Hot Springs commission, think they have the clue to a solution of the mystery, in au employe of the Post Office department, who received his position through the inlluenceof a southern Senator. The special agents claim to have discovered that on the memorable last nighr of the recent session of Congress this Post. OiHce employe was standing in a remote part of one of rhe corridors of the Capitol, when the Senator in question ran up to him hastily, and. thrusting a couple of sheets of paper iuto Ms hand, exclaimcd, " There it is; get out of lie-e as soon as you can." These papers, the special agents think, were the missing portions of the bill. There is talk that unless the mystery connected with the omission is cleared lip before the next session of Congress, it will be the subject of investigation by that body But Little Counterfeit Silver Coin in Circulation.?In his report to Chief Brooks of the result of his second day's (yesterday) work in hunting up counterfeit money in this city, the operative detailed for that duty says he spent all day in calling at the business houses. One of the merchants, whose name he gives ard who is a dealer in sporting and fancy ' goods on the avenue, said no counterfeit I money had been ottered at his counter. He I had been in business in this city for the past twenty-eight years, and never knew so little I counterfeit money to be in circulation as at j the present time. A man came to his store a few days ago offering for sale a counterfeit I ct in detector. In his opinion this man started the rumor and procured the notice in the newspapers that a large amount of counterfeii coin was in circulation iu this city, iu order to make a market for the sale of his detector. The report also gives the names of a large number of other merchants visited. Only three of them had seen any counterfeit silver. One had takeiv in a twentv-five cent piece; another a fifty-cent piece, and the other sever;. 1 ten-cent pieces. A tobacco dealer had a flu counterfeit bill offered him by a colored man, who stated that it had been given him by a white man to get changed. 1110 Interest on a $100 Bond.?Chauncey Smith, of the Post Office department, to-day presented at the Treasury a $100 6 per cent, bond issued by the old corporation of Washington, to aid in the completion af the Chesapeake and Ohio canal. It was signed by John T. Towers, mayor, and has drawn interest since 1*>5. A portion of the interest had already been paid. Mr. Smith wanted to draw the interest due up to to day. The money was paid him. It amounted to $110? 4lo more than the principal of the bond, which is redeemable at the pleasure of the District government. The holder of it was not aware of its being in his possession until a few days ago, when he stumbled across it in overhaul! ing the contents of an old trunk. i Another Story About "Lieut." Max well.?It is now stated that prior to the lately coiiitmartialed Lieut. Maxwell receiving a commission in the array, he was ordered to Ltavenworth, Kansas, for examination, as usual under the law. He was called before the board of officers at Fort Leavenwortli,and did not succeed, it is said, in answering correctly any one question propounded to him. There was nothing left for the board to do but reject and report adversely upon his application. Notwithstanding the rejection of his application, his name was sent to the Senate as a ec ond lieutenant, and (over the protest of Gen. Sherman, it is further stated) he was appointed and ordered to report to Col. Geo. Sykes, commanding the 2tuh infantry, Dakota. His subsequent exploit of selling his pay eight or nine times for a single month, his trial, and conviction are well known. Maxwell is now c?nfiued in the penitentiary at Fort Leaven worth, and if the President does not interfere with the sentence he wiil be discharged from the prison two years hence with a good trade that of a boot and shoe maker, which it is hoped he will stick to. British Banks.?a. v. Dockery, u. S. consul, at Leeds, England, has communicated to the Department of State some statistices in regaid to banks and currency in Great Britain, The bank issues are stated thus: Bank of England *la,000,(*)0 A'i Private Banks 5.153 407 72 Joint Stock Banks 3,4yo'44?i 12 do. in Scotland 3.087*209 P do. in Ireland 6,3oM#4 _ . . , ^ , *33,090,556 Deduct lapsed issues 2.680,o!U Present fiscal issues 30,410,462 The intent of the "Peel act'' of lhli was to confine the issues to the amount then existing. The act then provided that the Banis of England should be the residuary legatee of twothirds of the issue of any bank becoming defunct from any cause. The other third was to be suppressed. The teudency has been to contract the circulation of paper and ultimately draw to the Bank of England the entire privilege of issuing it. Since 1SH the Bank of Ene >!!i . ava''"t' itself of its privileges and auded uoo WOto its reserve, making it nearly equal to all the other banks in the realm. Famine in Morocco.?Felix A. Matthews, L nited States consul at Taugiers, in his dispatch to the Department of State, dated July 5, describes the famine in the southern part of Morocco as appalling among the Arabs and the poorer classes of the Jews. Large nuin bers are solely dependent upon the charily of the European merchants. The government does not assist these people in any way. The Jews are relieved to some extent by their religious brethren. The consul has informatiou that there are lar^e socks of wheat and bar ley stored in subterranean depots, which the owners do not dare to open for fear of being imprisoned and their grain confiscated bv the petty chiefs. Wheat sells for $12.50 Derouarter of 4S0 lbs.; its ordinary value is $4.50. Barley has risen from $2 to $li per quarter. The fourth of July was celebrated at Taugiers in proper style, the consuls of all nations represented there participating, including the British. trench, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese Naval Orders.?Lieut. Charles W. Christopher is ordered to duty in the navigation department at the navy yard, Mare Island, Vnn u narMis!.ant Surgeon F. B. Stephenson is ordered to duty at the navy vard Bosl^ni: J^^dAssistant Surgeon A. C\ Heffinger to duty at the naval hospital, Chelsea, A? Assistant Surgeons Edward H. Green P a.' Idppincott, Charles'H Hibbett, R. H. Mc( artv and Robert Whiting to the naval hospital. New York, 2d September, for instruction preliminary to examina^nJorJPr,?"lollon.: Ensign Austin M. Knight is detached from the naval academy, 31st inst and plared on waiting orders; Assistaut Surgeons David O. Lewis and Eruesr, Norffeet from the naval hospital, Chelsea. Mass , and ordered to the naval hospital, New York, 2d September, for instruction preliminary to exanimation for promotion; Passed Assistaut surgeon Dwight Dickinson from the navy y?.r/???ton- aud ordered to the naval hospital, Chelsea, Mass.; Assistant Surgeon Frank Anderson from the receiving ship Wabash, olst inst., and ordered to the naval hospital, New \ork, 2d September, for instruction preliminary to examination for promotion. Arm y Orders.?The superintendent genera recruiting service will cause seventy-flve re emits to be prepared and forwarded, under proper charge, to Omaha barracks, Nebraska, where they will 011 arrival be reported to the g oI*lcer infantry for assign1 A, D and K. of his regi i a av.? absence for three months is uranted Assistant Surgeon A. B. Campbell, U Tha/^'v0Af,ur?eon's certificate of disability. v Morris granted 1st Lieutenant c. Morris, 5.h artillery, from headouarters months?16111 ?' the South' is extended two The u. s. s. Tallapoosa left the New York Davy yard y^terday, bo^u4 Ivr .Newport, I, Tbe Slonx Commission and the Pres. ident. interview at the white house to day. General D. S. Stanley, U. S. A., Hon. J. M. Haworth. Hon. A. L. Riggs and Commissioner of Indian Affairs Hayt, composing the Sionx commission, had a conference with the President tliis morning. Major O'Bierne, who accompanied the commission west as a newspaper correspondent, was also present at the conference. A general conversation wa? had , about the removal of the Spotted Tab and J Bed Cloud Indians, and the members of the commission gave the President a general outline of the report they would make. The principal recommendations of this report will be that the Ked Cloud Indians be removed to White Clay Creek, and the Spotted Tail Indians to tbe Rosebud; that a general depot for both aeenc'es be located on the Missouri about twenty miles below the White river, and that the names of the agencies be changed to OjallaPa and Rosebud. The President inquired as to tne water on the new reservations and general condition of the country. He expressed gratification when he learned from the commissioners that the country was excellent for the Indians in all respects. In reply tolnquirles from him if there would be any trouble in effecting the removal of the Indians, answers were given that there would not. The Indians were peaceable and there would be no trouble with them. The recent reports through military channels to the contrary were sensational. The only cau?e for trouble would be the failure of the government to carry out its agreement. This agreement would be promptly fulfilled, Commissioner Hayt assured the President, and without other than absolutely necessary delay. Three million and five hundred pounds of freight for the Indians had already been purchased and was ready to be shipped to them. The Presidentexnressed himself as satisfied with the wc rk of the comrc.'Jsion, and that body withdrew. Taxation of Bank Capital. opinion of the attorney general. The following explains itself: Hon. John H. Hnwlcy, Acting Secretary of the Treasury: Silt: In compliance with the request contained in yours of the 23d inst., I have compared the second item of section 3,403 of the Revised Statutes, imposing a tax upon the capital employed iu the business of banking "beyond the average amount invested in United States bonds," with R. S., sec. 5.211, which requires every association named in that chapter (eutitled "National Banks") to pay a duty semi-annually "on the average amount of its capital stock, beyond the amount invested in U. S. bonds," with a view to deu-rmiue whether the "amount (?o) invested ' is to be ascertained by takiug the price paid or market value of these bonds?as Is done by the Commissioner of Iuternal Revenue under the first-cited section?or by looking only at their face value, the method adopted by the Treasurer of the United States under the last-named section. The certainty and uniformity particularly desirable iu fixing a basis for taxation, as well as the common usage of speaking of the amount invested in any enterprise according to the par value of the shares owned, disregarding brokerage paid and accrued interest or earnings, indicate that it is only the principal sums, payable at the maturity of the bonds, which are the proper ones to enter into the computation of the amount invested in them uuder the section of the Revised Statutes to which you have referred me. Very respectfully, your ob't serv't, Chas. Devbns, Attorney General. One Result of the Fishery Award.? Acting Secretary of the Treasury Hawley today issued a circular to collectors of customs, directing them to obtain from the masters of American fisliiag vessels arriving within their districts a report showing, so far as practij cable, the quantity and kind of fish taken by I them within three miles of the shores of Cauada. The declaration to such returns is to be made under oath, but no fee will be exacted. Returns embodying the suggestion contained in the report will be made to the department at the end of each calendar year. These officers will forward to the department,with such return, a list of the vessels licensed for the fisheries in their district, indicating which of them are employed In the cud. the mackerel, the whale, and the halibut fishery, respect ively, and which of them fish iu foreign waters during any part of the year. Sports of the Turp.?Trotting Raccs In Connecticut?At Hartford, Conn., yesterday, Edward, the favorite in the 2:24 cl>s <. won in three straight heats; best time, 2:Y.<lA. In 2:28 class, third hear, was given to John Hall, who was third in. Croxie and Larty Mills running under the wire. No time given. Croxie won fourth heat in 2:27V?; John Hall the fifth in 2:25V?. Lucy won first heat in postponed pacing race in 2:17}?. Sweetzer won second heat In 2:1%%. John Hall took the seventh heat in the 2:2S class, winning the race, Ham. bletonian Mambrino second, Croxie third. Time. 2:23^,2:2214. 2:27^,2:25^,2:29^. In the 2:3U class Scott Thomas won in three straight heats: best time, 2:23. The pacing race was won by Lucy; best time, 2:17. The free-for-ill race was won by Hopeful in three straight heats; best time, 2:18^. At the Saratogh running races yesterdav the sectnd race, one mile and five-eighths was won by Clemmie G.: time. 2:54'4. Tnird race, one mile and a quarter, was won by Nannie H ; time, 2:12%. Fourth race, one mile and a qurrter, over five hurdles, was won by Disturbance ; time, 2:21%. The American Bar Association at Saratoga yesterdav chose Jas. O. Broadhead, of St. Louis, as president, with a vice-president from each state; E. O. Hinkley, of Maryland, as secretary, and Francis Rawle, of Pennsylvania, as treasurer. Resolutions were unanimously adopted instructing state committees to take measures: First, to procure a greater uniformity inlaws relating to days of grace on notes and to protests thereof; second, for uniformity in laws relating to the execution of wills: third, uniform laws for acknowledging deeds. The Vermont Greenback convention at St. Albans yesterday was addressed by Geu. Horace Biuney Sargent. He said: "If we prevent the workingman from setting up a homestead and legislate solely for the bondholder, the musket and bayonet will overthrow this republic and set up another." The following nominations were made; For governor, C. C. Martin, of Ferrisburgh; lieutenant governor, J. W. Currier, of 'lroy; treasurer, Fletcher Tarble, of Swauton. The Tennessee Republican Convention yesterday nominated Hon. Emerson Etheridge lor governor. The platform favors the payment of the just obligations of the state. A resolution offered by Zenophon Wheeler, of Chattanooga, produced some commotion. It was "that we cordially endorse the administration of President Hayes as both able and patriotic, aud one that commends itself to all fairminded men, without regard to party." A motion to table this resulted iu an auimated discussion, in the midst of which the chairman said that if this resolution was rejected he ! would withdraw from the chair. The resolution was finally referred to the committee on resolutions, and withdrawn by its author just before adjournment. Senator Blaine's Accident resulted in bruises on his right hip and in the larger muscles of his back. Thev are very painful, but involve no permanent injury. The storm which frightened his horses was of more than ordinary severity. The hail fell in great quantities and the sky was nearly as dark as night. Pleasant for Omaha.?Last week six female paupers who had been pronounced incorrigible by the Suffolk county (L. I.) superintendents of the poor were sent to Omaha, Neb. The county paid their fares and gave them pocket money. The Latest Congressional Nominations are the following:?J. H. Rainey dep.), 1st South Carolina district; C. H. Parker (dem.), 1st Wisconsin; John R. Hubbard (rep.). 1st W est Virginia; Thos.L.Young (rep.), 2d Ohio: Ben. Butterworth (rep.), 1st Ohio : John W. Stons (rep.), 5th Michigan; Timothy Brown (dem.), 3d Iowa; O'Brien J. Atkinson (dein.), 7th Michigan; William R. Morrison (dem.) l^th Illinois; Prince Bismarck is becoming quite corpulent. When weighed recently at Kissingen he tipped the beam at two hundred and forty pounds. The former gracefulness of his movements, so conspicuous when he was Prussian minister in St. Petersburg and Paris, has given way to portly unwieldiness. The Association of Science met at 8t. Louis yesterdav. There was a large attendance of citizens. The report of the committee to memorialize the state legislature regarding the cultivation of timber and preservation of forests was received and adopted. J?* Chas. Richardson, the cashier of the Windsor hotel, Montreal, who disappeared a few days ago turns out to be a defaulter to tbe extent of fl,29Q. I Union Work logmen Call on the Democratic National Committee. mr. blackburn explains why "rat" offices get the campaign printing. Representative Blackburn, of Kentucky, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, left this city at 1:30 p. m. yesterday for Philadelphia. Before leaving he was waited upon by a delegation of printers representing the Typographical Union. It was represented to Chairman Blackburn that the work of the Congressional Committee was being executed by parties ?*ao employed printer, not members of the typographical Union, otherwise known as "rats;" that in consequence the employers of such labor underbid those who employ union printers, and the patronage of the committee being given to the employers of the "rats" that it was a discrimination against the latter class as well as against skilled labor. The delegation urged Mr. Blackburn to in future patronize establishments only which had in their employmeut union printers. In reply, Mr. Blackburn said that, as he viewed the matter, the complaint of the delegation was one with which the Congressional committee had nothing to do. In the exercise of its Judgment, he, as chairman, had visited several printing establishments, and awarded the work, the same as an individual would do, to the one who offered to do it the best for the least money; that the funds of the committee were low, and that he did not feel that, in justice to those who contributed thereto, he should pay higher rates to a union office when for a less sum of monev he could get work done equally as well, Hence. he refused to make any change concerning the committee's printing unless ne could make even more favorable terms. The interview was a pleasant one in tone, although unsuccessful in its results so far as the uuion meu were concerned. The Canse of the Hard Times. testimony of pkof. sumner before the labor committee. Mr. Hewitt's Congressional committee on the labor question continued its session yesterday in New York. Prof. Sumner, professor of political and social science in Yale college, was the first witness. After speaking of the over-production in this count ry the professor said: Fifteen years ago we set to work to destroy capital and took many men from their labor and employed them.to do this work of destruction. During all this destruction the people in the north did not find anv depression, but the southern cities were devastated. We were issuing notes to meet this destruction and shoving off this period of destruction which would reyert to us again. In 1st:; we began to feel this period of sufferiug aud we have not got over it yet. The present depression in business was the result of war, and we were now just shouldering our burden. We had gone through all this misery and suffer ing and had not paid off the debt; we had not taken up this redeemable paper. The effect of this vast amount of paper passing as currency induced an era of speculation. There was no way of making up for the capital destroyed. We could postpone the period of suffering from this inflation, but it would be all the heavier when it came in the end. He thought legislation could do nothing for this stagnation in labor. Every person could only work along the best way he could. He knew of no other way. Since the m ar he had to put up with heavy taxation and this burden we had to bear. Taxes had to be paid for the protection, not to the government, but to protective bodies. We had heard a great deal lately about over production, he classed it disproportionate production. He thought manufactories could grow up as well in this country as in the old country. To Mr. Hewitt witness said that when trade was free there could be no disproportionate production. Where there was this disproportionate production witness thought was due to the protec- ' tive system. Protective industries had a ten- j dency to push along and hasten this state of ! things. The tariff was greatly to blame for our production of every year being greatly in excess of the demand. The tariff congested the population in some districts to which it would not otherwise have been attracted. The only remedy for this was a distribution of the people among the industries of the country. He thought benevolent organizations could do this better than the government. A Baltimore Phize Fighter Whipped.? A prize fight took place near Hunt s Point, Morrisania, N. Y., on Tuesday night, the principals being Jack Sullivan, of New York, and Bob Brown, ol Baltimore, both of whom are described as being of "medium height, broad of chest, and sinewy of limb." Sullivan had the advantage throughout the contest. In every round he either threw or knocked his opponent down, although the latter fought with dogged perseverance. At the eleventh call Bi own cried out that he had enough. His backers yelled at him to stand up for one more round "and get killed." Brown staggered to his feet. Both were weak. Brown fought shy of Sullivau, who danced around his adversary, parrying the blows aimed at him and doing his best to exhaust the remaining strength of Brown. As the latter made a final desperate effort to drive a home blow into Sullivan's face, he turned on his heels, and before he could recover Sullivan dealt him a blow which stretched him on the grass. He was unable to come to the scratch for the twelfth round, and his seconds threw up the sponge. The fight lasted 19 minutes. The Fever Stricken Cities.?At Memphis the yellow fever is still on the increase, and 37 new cases have been developed, but the number of deaths shows a decline. At Senatobia, Miss., 5 cases are reported with the people panic stricken and leaving the town. There are 90 cases of fever at Port Gibson. La., and 5 deaths have occurred. The Howard association has sent 8 nurses from New Orleans to its aid. One new case and 1 death is the bulletin at Port Fads. H. R. Davis, of Grenada, died at Louisville yesterday of the fever. Three refugees have the fever at Holly Srings, Miss., the commissary at which point has been ordered from Washington to send to Grenada 3,000 rations of flour, beans, coffee and sugar, and 300 lbs. each of bacon aud pork. The fever is attacking the blacks at Vicksburg. Fifty new cases are reported there, and ten deaths. In all there are 3*) cases. Help is asked by the authorities. The latest reports from Memphis show 50 new cases and M deaths, at New Orleans 60 new cases aud 10 deaths. Funerals are being held there at night even. The Colored People and the Workingmen's Party.?The Colored Educational Historical Society of Virginia, now in annual session in Richmond, yesterday tabled resolutions of Rev. W. B. Derrick, cautioning the colored people against meu who incite labor against capital, aud urging them to hold aloof from such persons and movements. The society thus rather indicates its sympathy with the workingmen's party than any opposition lv 11' Isabella Ancona, a native of Panama, and her son, Richard Remesis, have come forward as claimants to the estate of Michael Reese, at San Francisco. The woman claims that Reese was the father of her son, but it has not been shown that Reese ever acknowledged or adopted the boy, and a prominent lawyer is reported to have declined to undertake the case for want of proof of legal rights. Drowning of an Editor.?Yesterday a party of young men were fishing in the South Branch, near Cumberland, M<L, when one of them John Scull, editor of the Herald, Somerset, Pa., of which his father, Edward Scull, is proprietor, wading in the water, fell into a deep hole, and being encumbered with a string ot fish weighing thirty pounds, was drowned, though he was an excellent swimmer. Scull w as 28 years old and unmarried. A Post of Danger.?Dr. M. R. Bohanon, Mr. James A. Pugh, aud one or two others, of Lynchburg, Va., have responded to the appeal from New Orleans and Memphis for physicians and nurses in the yellow fever hospital by tendering their services, and will leave for the post of danger in a few days. An Outfit for Bishop Keane.?An elegant outfit for Bishop-elect Keane has been made aud presented by the ladies or St. Patrick's parish, Washington. The admission to the pontifical vespers Sunday afternoon, when the new bishop will preach, will be general, and no tickct will be required.?fRichmond Whig. "Thieving of Philadelphia City Clerks.? W. H. McFadden, chief of the water department of Philadelphia, has made au aftidavit charging six of the clerks in that department with systematic robbery of the city by making false entries upon the cash books. Fifteen thousand dollars have been traced, so as to be ready for evidence, but the chief engineer says it will probably reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, and has extended over a period of ten years. The six clerks were arrested and held for a hearing. Hon. Chas. H. Bell, of Portsmouth, N H., has consented to the use of his name as a republican candidate for governor. Harper Bros., of New York, have contributed $1,000 lor the relief of the yellow fey r sufferers, The Potter Investigation. morb of major burke's revelations. After our report of the proceedings before Potter's investigating committee closed yesterday, Major Burke, of New Orleans, testified that leading republicans, close to the administration, came to the conclusion that bayonet rule could not be maintained in Louisiana.and they were willing to abandon Packard if they could strengthen their waning power in the U. 8. Senate. He had an interview with Secretary of War Cameron on I.4)uisiana matters and as to how the Nicholls government might be allowed to maintain itself. That interview took place about the 6th and 9th or February, 1*77. It was at a private house. Mr. Cameron appeared to be impressed with the conviction that the Nicholls government should prevail. Difliculties in the way were touched upon. >ueh as the decreasing power of the republican party in the U. 8. Senate, and that they would oppose any action in Louisiana that would lessen their power in the Senate. While witness understood from Secretary Cameron that two republican United States senators would be exacted from Louisiana provided the Nicholls government was recognized, yet there was no special pledge made and the matter was deferred. Secretary Cameron seemed to think that the Nicholls government should be recognized. Witness said he believed Mr. Sherman was acting with Mr. Cameron in the matter of the United States senatorships. In conversation with Mr. Sherman on the 26th of February, the difliculties of reorganizing the Nicholls government were mentioned, and from that conversation he believed that Mr. Sherman was opposed to the election of two democratic United States senators. Witness suggested that could be overcome by postponing the election by the legislature for I nited States senators until after the inaugura- ' tion of the President and formation oi the cabinet. Q. Then, after all, this was not Cameron I again:,t you? A. Once, when he went to the ' telegraph oftice with Governor Penn and stopped the order issued by President Grant withdrawing the troops, and said "that he was Secretary of War, and would be d? if he would let the order go; that he was Secretary of War, and the older should have gone through him." Witness, continuing, said that ho did not believe that at anytime after the loth of January Gen. Grant believed that the Packard government should be sustained. He believed that Gen. Grant's pol'cy favorable to the Nicholls government began on the 6th of January, when he refused Kelloggs request for more troops and his refusal to recognize either government, and on and after Jauuarv 2o he evinced a desire to recognize the Nicholls government. My impression of Mr. Delano's visit to Columbus was that it was for the purpose of finding how far Mr. Hayes would go in the matter of recognizing the Nicholls government on condition of Louisiana returning two United States Senators. I think I heard from some one that Mr. Hayes refused to have any thing to do with the matter. The following telegram was read: Columbus, O., March 1, 1H77-?To Hon. W. E. Home, Willard's Hotel: Hayes in Washington to-morrow noon. Telegraph me result before you go to-bed to-night. We are waiting. Thanks for past favors. Thomas L. Young. the recusant witness. The next witness sworn was W. E. Horne, who said he was a resident of Texas. He said became to Washington in 1876, and got into the Treasury department. Gen. Butler questioned witness. Q. Now, Major Burke savs that you sent a dispatch to Gov. Young on the 26th of February, giving him the results of the Wormley conference and got a reply? Witness refused to answer, as he acted, he said, in the capacity of legal adviser. Adjourned. Arrested in New York for Murder in Westphalia.?United States Deputy Marshals Bernhard and Miller boarded the Cunard steamship Bothnia on Tuesday evening, in search of an alleged fugitive murderer and forger from Germany. " Are you Anton Bracht or Betternich?" Capt. Bernhard inquired of a short, thick set man, with bushy black whiskers, who was met in the steerage. The passenger replied that he was not the man, but afterward, in landing at Castle Garden, he gave the name of Braoht to one of the oflicials there. He was taken before Commissioner White yesterday. The prisoner is said to be the proprietor or a sheep farm at Eickelah. in the province of Westphalia, in Prussia. On the 26th of June, the body of Ignatz Buerger, a mason in Eickelah, was found on the farm, under circumstances ! showing that he had been murdered. He h id been strangled with a rope, which was fouud around his neck. Bracht's arrest is demanded in a telegram to Herman A. Schumacher, the German consul-general in this city, from Joseph Schmale, judge of investigation of the royal circuit court of Lappstadt, in Prussia, who charges the prisoner with the murder. The prisoner told Capt. Bernhard that Ignatz Buerger and his uncle had bought about three hundred sheep from him, and given their note in payment. When the note fell due they ret used to pay it. A few days afterward the body of Buerger was found on his farm, and believing from the circumstance about the note that the authorities would suspect him as the murderer, he fled from the country. He took passage for here under the name of Betternich. He asked for an examination. The commissioner sent him to Ludlow street jail to await the arrival of the extradition papers from Germany.?[X. Y. Sun, i'2d. Charles Sing, a Chinese shoemaker, who married Miss Ida Kilburn, of North Adams, Mass., has solved one of the difliculties of the Chinese question. It is estimated that there are three hundred thousand unmarried women in Massachusetts, all of whom more or | less believe that there is something wron^ | about our social system that needs reform, i Charles Sing, by taking one of them to wife, has introduced the needed reform and dona what in him lies to offset the evils of Chinese cheap labor. If other of the Mongols should imitate the example of Charles Sin*? and take to their bosoms others of the Massachuset s old maids, there would be a "movement" in favor of Celestial immigration; but the Asiatic way is the reverse of this. They make a lot of money in America and then eo back to China and marry some slant-eyed heatheness.? [Bait. Gazette. Remarkable Somnam bulism.? Tuesday night Jesse Waite, of Williamsburg, N. Y., went to sleep in a sleeping car on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, about 40 miles east of Wheeling, West Va., aud while the train, the fast express, was moving at the rate of about 40 miles an hour, he arose, and. while asleep, walked off the rear end of the car. The train stopped about half a mile further on, and the conductor went back to find the man, whom he met walking along the railroad track, following after the train. A few scratches were all the injuries he had sustained. The Only Way.?The Cleveland Hirald says:?"A Medina correspondent, telegraphing an account of the burning of a barn by a tramp near that village yesterday, plaintively asks if there is no remedy against this strolling nuisance. There is a remedy, and a very simple one, for towns as large as Medina. When the wayside sailor heaves in sight, moor him gently with a chain and ball to his ankle, and set him to work cleaning the streets. That is the way the sensible people of Wooster and Massillon have undertaken to solve the problem, and it has worked to a charm. Try it on in Medina." Witnesses Have Rights.?The supreme court of North Carolina, in Coble vs. Coble, holds that suitors and witnesses have some rights which lawyers are bound to respect. T,hey held that where the judge permitted the plaintiff s counsel in a civil ease to wantonly berate and villify a defendant in his speech to the jury, it was sufficient ground to give the defendant a new trial. Mrs. Hicks.?a New York letter states that during all the hot weather in that city Mrs. Lord, nee Hicks, has remained shut up in her 14th street house. Occasionally she has ventured on a carriage ride to the park, but she has never appeared on horseback. Her husband. Mr. Thomas Lord, is now bed ridden, and it takes three servants to put him in a carriage. A Twice Disappointed Man.?John Brew was about to hang himself two weeks ago in a shanty near Laurel Hill, L. I., when he was arrested and sent to jail for ten days. As soon as he was released he walked to the same house and made preparations again to haag himself. He was interrupted a second time by a constable and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. The horny handed workman calls it "pay," the skilled mechanic "wages," the city clerk 'salary," the president of a bank "income," a landowner "revenue," a lawyer "fees," a bank defaulter "stealings/' a burglar "swag," but it all comes to the same at the end of the week. ?[iv. f. Commercial. The single scull race, two miles, with a tuna at Lake Quinsigamond, between Brown, of Worcester, Mass., and Lynch, of Salem.was easily won by tbe former. liilo. Telegrams to The Star. YELLOW FEVER HORRORS. Frightful Scenes in Grenada. The Pestilence Spreading. SOUTH CAROLINA MOONSHINERS ? A COOL RECEPTION FOR KEARNEY GARIBALDI A SOCIALIST. THE SOCTIIFRN PESTILENCE. Horrors of the PI air no In (Jrenada. New York, August 23.?A special from Grenada, Miss., dated vest?rday, says:?Gen. W. J.Smith, vice president of the fioward Association, of Memphis, was stricken down with fever to-day. lie was our leader, and we have followed him by day and night since this fearful scourge began. It is useless to attempt to describe the state of affairs to night. The negroes are demoralized. Stores we're broken open last night and goods carried off, and tonight many more will probably be plundered, as there is not a man on the streets. Every one is at the bedsides of the sufferers. Only five deaths have occurred within the past 2i hours, and a few new cases are reported, among women and children principally, tiphteen nurses arrived from New Orleans tins morning, and iu half an hour all were busy. Supplies are being received, but there is no one to cook or furnish them to the needy. Hereafter I shall be compelled to get my death list from the grave diggers, as everything is now so disorganized that information is unattainable. The Secretary of War telegraphed to the relief committee to day that 2oo tents had been sent here. The question is, Who will put them up? There are not 3) active men iu this town to-night. When the special train that was sent here to carry Gen. Smith to Memphis left, it seemed that all hope was gone, and to-night the agony of the suffering lor ice water and attention, and the calls for help, can better be imagined than described. SnbMtantial Relief front St. LonlN. St. Louis, Mo., August 23 ?Nearly ^2.0?0 additional subscriptions were made bv merchants yesterday to the yellow fever fund, and several contributions were made by individuals, in response to appealing telegrams, aggregating perhaps $1,500, and have been sent to Port Gibson, Vicksburg and one or two other places Of the amount raised on 'change day before yesterday, $300 was sent yesterday to Vicksburg. W. K. Stubblefleld, grand high priest of Grand Chapel, Koyal Arch Masons of Missouri, sent t300 to Jackson, Miss., and additional sums will be sent to other points. Mayor Overstoltz appointed several soliciting committees yesterday, in response to a resolution passed by the merchants on Wednesday, and a general committee. These committees will canvass the city by districts, and several thousands will probably be raised. Death and Panic at Helena. Ark. Memphis, Aunust 23.?The following dispatch was received last evening: "Helena, Ark., August 22.?To Associated Press Agent, Memphis.?MlssGertrude Weathers, a refugee from Memphis, died here last night with yellow fever. Thousands of people have left here and others are leaving as fast as possible. Senatobla Snlfen a Visitation. A special to the Memphis Apjteal from Senatobia. Miss., announced the death there of a Grenada refugee, and three other cases are in quarantine. The people are much alarmed, and are fleeing the country. The New Orleans Board of Health. New Okleans, August 23.?At a regular meeting of the board of health last evening there was no quorum, only Dr. Choppin and Mr. Moet being present. Dr. Choppin stated that the next meeting of the board of health would be held Thursday. The board of health addressed the following eireular to physicians: "Dear Sirs?The board of health are desirous of preparing a complete registry of the cases of yellow fever occurring tliisyear, In order to have the material for future study of the disease; you are therefor earnestly requested to make to this office a report of every case occurring in your practice according to the forms provided. Conies of the form will be furnished on application. This request is intended to apply to cases previously treated as well as those hereaf er attended. [Sigue 1 ] Samuel Choppin, M. U* President of th Board of Aealth." Precautionary. New Orleans, August 23.?Agents of the steamship St. Louis, which steamer is expected soon from Liverpool, have addressed a note to Collector Smith asking permission to lighten the cargo at the mouth of the Mississippi river, the object being to have the crew avoid coming in contact with the fever. In reply, the collector says you are informed that every facility will be afforded you. When you are ready to unload the steamer please notify me and I will detail a corps of officers to go to the steamship to discharge the cargo or lighten the merchandize so unloaded that it may be delivered here the same as if the vessel had come to the city. A Memphis Philanthropist a Victim Memphis, August 23.?W. J. Smith, vice president of the Memphis Howard Association, who has been at work among the sick at Grenada, Miss., was taken down yesterday, and was brought to Memphis by a special car. More Relief. , St. Locis, August 23.?John F. Long, late ! collector of internal revenue, has sent $">oo, to be distributed among the fever-stricken people. The Hebrew Young Men's Literary Association has raised abput $1,500, and sent it to the Howard Association. Another Robbery by Road Agents. ] Deai?wood, D. T., August 23.?About two o'clock yesteulay morning the northward bound stage from Cheyenne was stopped between Cheyenne river and Lightning creek, 90 miles south of Dead wood, by three road agents, who, after compelling the passengers to throw up their hands, went through their pockets, obtaining two watches and a small amount of money. After securing what the passengers had they cut open all the U. S. mail sacks, and appropriated all the registered letters, leaving the rest of the mail strewn over the ground. A Double Mnrder. St. Louis, Mo., August 23.?A Globe Democrat special from Joslyn, Mo., says: Ben. Shoemaker, a miner, yesterday at Short creek, shot and killed a young man named Connelly, and fatally wounded Connelly's father. Shoemaker, it appears, had trouble with the Connellys about some hogs, and had a warrant issued for their arrest, and, whilst assisting the constable to arrest them, fired three shots, with the above result The people threatened to lynch Shoemaker, but he was safely lodged in jail. ________ Kearney Cooly Received at St. Louis. New York, August 23.?Dispatches to the papers here say that Kearney was coolly re ceived at St. Louis, every socialist leader and organization completely ignoring him, although they had been previously notified of his coming. Both German and English sections of the socialists denounce him. He spoke to about 1,500 people In the evening on the square at Lucas market, in his usual blasphemous style. The Markets. BALTIMORE, August SS.?Virginia sixes, deferred, 4^; do. consolidated, 64*; do. second ' teries, 29, do. past due coupons, 78 bid to-day Susar active and firm, 8*a9 V BALTIMORE, August 21.?Oottoo quiet and firm?middling, Uftal2. Flour steady and unchanged. Wheat, southern steady and demand fair; western active and higher?southern red, prime, l.OOaLOS; do. amber, L06?1.08; No. 8 Pennsylvania led, 1.073*: No. 2 western winter red, spot and August, 1.0754: September, L07-,; Octoter, 1.08'4. Corn, southern quiet; western firm and higher?southern white, 66; do. yellow, 63; western mixed, spot and August. 60; September, 60)?a60K; October. 61^*62; steamer, 47. Oats lairly active and steady?southern 26*23; western white. 26s27; do. mixed, 24&2S; Pennsylvania. 26a27. Bye quiet, 6Qa68. Hay doll and unchanged. Provisions quia and uncbinwi Butter, choice western firm and receipt < U rht 16a 16. Petrsleam quiet and easier?refined. 10 cruCe, 8. Coffee firm, quiet and unchanged.' Whisky firm, 1.09*. Beoelpts-flonr. 4 ftoo wbasuWoW: ?""^ 8,500; 11,000. menta?wheat, 179 000; oorn, 600. Freights to to wCTraET flnner-<sotton. lA<L: Hour, abort, isas. Governments 1 *>D*' 4M" 2s-Fu>"r Oolet ?4 * <?nt b#ftCT but not active. Cora without important change and moderate bustton ^23,12:30 p. m.-U. 8. bonds, ?,r?-jreierred. 3itf. New ferjey Central consols, P7, Illinois Central. 81k. SewJeneycwfai.MX. BtSuUrwP Tfce Poltfr Commlllfr To.day. New \okk, August ?W. K Horn was tw? fore the Potter wmmlltw to-day. He said he c.c not i*c?td himself a? legal "adviser or at torney Ior (iov \ , ung. and was ready as soon as he could pet letters and telegrams to iay .? n,? , ? * committee. Maj?r Burke II'Ill?0 ?']\f ?l*nd. and said he considered all ir e acts of the Louisiana returning board llle flL'.148 i *H>ard Was an illegally constitute 1 ? ??", Ill resj>?nse to a question from Gen Butler, Burke stated that none of the Packard LV^IW? .w?re a,llow?d to Income members of Niehoils lepislature who were imt known to have been elected by a majority of votes. Karatoita Rarp*. Saratoga. N. Y.. August 2i.?The first raoe a free handicap for all ages, one miie, was won bv \ ertnotit: Kitie second, Magenta thiid. Time. 144SThe second race. Tree handicap for all apes, one mile and three-quarter*. w as won in Inspiration: Kenny second, Shy lock third. Time, 3:12. Slnicnlar Death of a Telegraph Operater. New York, August i1.?Henry O'Nell, a well known telegrapher, was found dead in the hotel at Long Branch la*t night. having accidentally tar.en on a washbowl in his chamber. The bowl broke and cut his throat, he bleeding to death before assistance reached him. ., '??*:re??*lonal dominations. Cincinnati, o., August i<?The foil >wlng congressional nominations were made yestrHf>?;i^yw-ie,.<1,V.n(rra's Vf ,h" Indiana 'lolman by the democrats of the Is h Ohio district. I). T. Lawson; by the frinty ?f tUe Ulh ?hU) dlslrict' Joh" Tbe Sonth Carolina 9loon?hlnrr?. New Yokk. August 23.?A (;reeU\i> tS C i dispatch states that the trial of two out of the five alleged conspirators against the United States revenue laws began yest^rdav, the other three having turned state s evidence They will undoubtedly be acquitted K-T.?rts made to briiig Kedmond in have so far faile-l. t.eneral Gnrltmlrfl a Soclnllxt. Lonkon. August 23.?General <;aribaldi ha? written a letter denouncing Austria and tier many aud approving socialism. A heavy storm, accompanied by thunder and lightning, prevails here. A Rank nipt R?ill<lor. Chicago. August 23 ?Jos. Eastman, buildei and contractor, has tiled a voluntary petition in bankruptcy. The secured debts amount to Wo due to Chicago loan agents ;tnd secured on city real estate ; unsecured dt bts $ accommodation paper 113,000. Murder an<l Ontrage l?j a Tramp. New Yokk, August 21?Nearly the whole town of Steubenville, Ohio, last night were out searching for a tramp who had outraged a s old lady of eighty years, aud then partially beheaded her with a hatchet. Sharp Letter From Ueucral Joe Hooker. General Joseph Hooker, in a letter toth New York Tribune, repHes to an article re centty published in that paper over :he nam * of Win. F. G. Sharks, in regard to the battle of Lookout Mountain, and also takes occasion to refer to the late reported interview of a New York Herald correspondent with Gen. Grant, in which the latter was represented a^ sneaking in a rather disparaging manner ol Oeu. Hooker's achievements in t ie "battle above the clouds." <;eueral Hooker seriously doubts the authenticity of the interview, and says "interviewers have of late displayed so much cunning and mischief maki i ; iu the practice of their pursuits" that he thinks his incredulity will not appear str^nue. He s'.ronply suspects that the interview was coached by "another officer of the army ol high rank, whose peculiar mode of war fare for some time lias beeu of this covert character." General Hooker declares that it was not the intention of the general-In chief that any part of the army of the I'otomai w as to take a leading role In the operations around Chattan<?oga, but the subse juent car lying away of bridges by the high water be fore all of Sherman's army had cros-ed pre sented Hooker the desired opportunity for attacking, thus showing he says, thit "man often proposes, but God disposes." He savs his "fight at Lookout might have equaled Gen. Grant s in the Wilderness had he chosen to advance in front on the enemy behind their entrenchments, which seemed to be his favorite mode, but from which his whole army re volted at Cold Harbor:" but, Geu. Hooker says, he "had no particular desire to be con sidered a butcher ' iu his mode of making war Gen. Hooker further says Gen. Ingalls, Grant's own quartermaster, informed him that he furnished transportation for niuetv thousand men to go north between the Rapidao aud the James rivers, and, of course, this .umbei could not embrace all the casualties. Bai.m for a Damaged Heart ?1 hat was a small award in a breach of promise suit which the Kingston Freeman of Tuesday thus reports: "The breach of promise case'of Meliss a Boice against James McCorinick c.mm up for trial before Justice Hull vesterdaj .Jternoon and as the defendant did uot p it in an appeal ance, I he evidence of the plaint i t ,vas taken and damages then assessed bv !} court. S ie testified: 'I live in this city: am single and unmarried: was so about th-* iuitl<1!*- of March last: 1 know the defendant lie I'xesiuKon dout: about March 15,1<7\ the del.- idant and 1 entered into a contract of marriage; he asked me to marry him, and 1 consented: 1 have asked him since if he was willing to marry me as he agreed that Suudav night, and he said he would not; that was* * ve or six weeks before this suit was commenced; he never married me and left oil pax ing his attentions to me.' Ou this evidence lie matter 1 was left to the court, who, after -Hinging to bear upon the case all the weight of legal knowledge acquired by years of study. com bined with his knowledge of human nature, decided that $100 would cover the damage oc casioned by the breaking of the contract, and that |2 7f> would cover the costs, so judgment was entered for that amount. A Girl Who Couli> Throw stones.?A Nevada man writes to the Virginia City Terri torial Enterprise as follows: "The w riter one? knew a family in which there were six bouncing gitls without a break. Being very poor, the father had taken the eldest to assist him in out of door work. To this she seemed to take naturally, and eventually became an adept in mowing, reaping, tree-felling, and even snow-shoeing?one of the most difficult things to acquire command of. A taough fully equal to the boys of her a>.e in doing the a'xive woik, there was only one thing in which she showed a decided superiority, and that was in stone-throwing. The precision and velocity with which she could hurl one of those missiles was to me, who was a year or two her junior, a source of never ending wonder and adinira tion. As a proof of her skill, she brought home three partridges, (rullled grouse.) ki;led iu one day with sipues.' ?In tiie International MonetaktConference in Paris yesterday, Mr. Walker, of the American delegation, made a speech pointing out the serious consequences of the demonetization of silver. Mr. Horton repelled the accusation that the United States came to the congress with antiquated theories, which were? only supported by nations having forced paper currency. He said the point to be ascertained was whether the powers considered it advantageous to concert together upon the condi tiousof their silver currency. Governor Ken ton declared that the American delegates hail still many things to say. The conference has adjourned for one week. The Right of an Audience to Hiss.? Among the orders just issued to the Bos:on police, to regulate their duties in planes of public amusement. Is the following: "Police officers are not to interfere, even on th* request of managers or their agents, with persons who in a reasonable and decorous manner express their dissent by hissing or otherwise at what is presented on the stage." What Justice McCue Says of Divorce Suits.?In the absolute divorce suit of Catharine T. Brown against Robert T. Brown, which came before Justice McCue yesterday on a motion by defendant to settle Issues, an order was maJe that the suit should be tried before a jury in opeu court at tbe Septembtt* term. Justice McCue said that he found that public trlalsof divorce suits tended to decrease the number of them ? f*V. Y.9un,std. Killed bt a Rusty Nail.?James Carney, aged 24, of Brooklyn, iu assisting at the refitting of the Olympic Theater.on August 2d,trod on a nail, which ran Into his right foot. The wound gave him little pain, and was not sore or inflamed. A week ago he began to show signs of lock-jaw. He was taken to St. Peter's hospital on August 17th, and became violent in his spasms. His muscles became so rigid that in raising his head his whole body could be raised with it. His jaws became fixed, and k f?uJd ** administered. On Tuesday he died. It is thought that the nail pierced one of the tendons in his foot,and th?f the rust poisoned him. ^~The delegates of one county refused to vote to make the nomination of Aleck Ste phens unanimous. a^Montgomery has quarantined against Mobile, in spite of the latter city's assurance that there is no yellow fever in her limits. 4VB. C. Walker, chief agent of the Alabama Central railroad, at Meridian, is a defaulter in the sum of $4,000, and has fled. ??*Tbe New Orleans grand Jury c arg.1* George W. Dupre. the state printer,with jvei charging tbe state. 49-At Boston, yesterday, Jcdge You^aans made the closing argument in the Kim .ton case, on behalf of the state of 8outh Carolina. Attorney General Train then took tbe ease under consideration. The w heat harvest in Oregon is rbvit two-'hirds through. It is estimated tfcecrv will be 10 per cent, larger tin last y?ar. hi bald McKinley, a former resi V it of Wilmington, Del., died in New Orleans oo Wednesday of yellow few.