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VR-. 54-N?. 8.194. WASHINGTON. D. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1879. TWO CENTS.
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THE EVENING STAB.
PUBLISHED DAILY) Sir?pt 8?n<!ajt
if fBl MTAR BUILDING*,
Feniayivaaia ifttit, Owner llkh 8treet#
n
The Evening Star Newspaper (bmpany
! JB. KJLVTWWAlfM, Br*$*U
Tn Bf u<* Stab ta *n-?ed to RtteczStaca la
to flttr by carrier*, on their own aooount, at 10
SMli par veak, or 44 centa per month. Oopteaattho
SWfS .s?2S?th w??w8j
Cents a month; on# year, w,
Tn WmitY Bran?published on Friday?93 *
jrear^^atageprepaid. lOeopieefor tit; 20 eopiaa
VIS aafl anbsertpttona moat bo paid la idVance;
no paper net looser than so paid fox.
Irtee of advertlalng made taown on application.
PICNICS, EXCURSIONS, &c.
nucEinwT^iD175
Miles for T5 Centa.
Children under ten years acd servants free.
1HE WASHINGTON AND BALTIMORE EXOUR8ION
COMPANY
WIT give to#ir flrat excursion to th?
above pla^e on the steamer JAHE feHjaaa^
MOSELEY,
t UNDAY, Jclv 13th, 1879.
Leave ?th street Wharf at 3 a m. sharp, Mid return
at 10 30 p.m.
No objectionable j artrea a1 lowed on tntrj.
licfrets ?iid 8tai* fcooiDR for sale at the wharf.
WM DICKSON, Pr?ei-,ft it.
WILL A. SHORT. Secretary Jyi> it
TO H1CBMONO.
THE SECOND GR\vt> AQTMTT0 EXCURSION
TO RICHMOND
wi 1 la?Te on ttfe JANE MOSELEY,
TUESDAY, JCLV 15TH, 18:9, at 5 v. M.,
CXrcect ng at FoMre-a Monro* with _
the r*l?ee i'sy steamer ARIEL up
the Jsme* river.
R/uno Trip Tick t?. 'trood for 7 d*ys.) S3, to be
had at Schel'er ?: Stevens. Na'i raal Ho'el Dnw
Store; Howard'* Dmir Store, cor 7th and I ats. n.
w : Harbtt's Dry Goo la Store 4th and Pa. ave east,
and 613 loth st n.w, where state rooms can only be
teemed.
A liberal discount ti clubs of ten nrmore
WJI. DIOKSON, President.
"WILL A. SHORT. Secretary, Jy9 5t
SFCOIID WLECT EXCUB9IOH
To BLaCKISTON ISLAND AND RETURN 175
Milcs, for 75ct:? ; Children under 6,free; bet?eeu
6 ard l'i. 25 eta., State Rooms _ _ irlT" k
CO cts. Four huurs for Crabbing. ??5iS2agC
Ftshi! a, Bathing: e* a?> Hues and
furc shed free- THURSDAY, July 17th.on the flue
steamer JANE MOSELEY, leaving foot of 6tb street
at 7 30 a.m. returning sameday 10 30 p.m. Ticket*
limited to 300 adult* and 50 children. Meals on
boat 60 eta Special arrangements have been rns'e
to fnrniah Tern or Coffee without meals. Mua>c by
Ptatorio's errand orchestra. Secure tickets in time
aa we were obliged to turn away 125 people on the
first excursion. Tickets for *ale by Ellis A Co..
Music Store. Pa. ave.; F. A. Fill, Stationer. 705 15th
?t n.w.; G. H. Nourae Jt Co., Druggists, corner 9th
and F eta.; A. H. Shattuck. Room 6. 700 9th at. n.w.;
M. Whipple, 11W) O at. o.w. ;K- J. Dowltns-, Treasnrv
Department; A. 8. Cay wood, 12% 9th Bt n w.: E T.
Getcbell, Assistant Chief Clerk, City Poet Office.
Jy?6f
jpaMlLT EXCVBfllOHS,
EVERY MONDAY. TUESDAY, FRIDAY AND
Saturday, .
Two Horrp.s at ?? 'MOUNT
VEBNO* SPRINGS AND "" '^"i
MARSHALL HALL.
A Grand Concert by the Continental Vocalists on
each trip.
Steamer MARY WASHINGTON will leave at 9:30
a. m.; return at 4 p. m.
Bound Trip, 2* cents. Children and Nurses Free
/COMPLIMENTARY MOONLIGHT SOI BEE DAN
\' SANTE at MOUNT VERNON SPRINGS PAVILION,
Every Monday, Tuesday. Friday and Saturday
during the season. Steamer Mary Washington
wEl leave at 8.30 p. m., return at 11 p. ni.
Bound Trip, 25 cents
17 VERY SUNDAY to MOUNT VERNON SPRINGS
J!i and MARSHALL HaLL. Steamer Ma y Waahirpton
leaves at 3 p. m : returns at 8. Steamer cm
be chartered at reasonable rates. Inquire of W. L.
BEARS, oor. 11th and F ate., and on board, jy 8-tan 10
STXAMEB LADY OF THE LAKE
WILL GO TO _ _
BLACKISTOVS ISLAND
With HEH FIK*T EXCTJEHOS,^^^^^^^"
AUGUST 1ST, 1879.
Ticksta, 78 centa.
Further particulars aee sdvertiseruenta.
Jy7-3t* C. B. PAY WOOD. Manager.
rrO SALT WATER DAILY FOB 25 CENT8;
1 SUNDAYS 50 CENTS.
FOUB HOURS AT SMITH'S POINT FOB FISHING,
CRABBING ADD BATHING,
Steamer Mystic will leave 7th-st _
vbarf daily (Sunday included), at
8;8P a.m.; returning at 10 o'clock
kl t3f Befreehmenta at city prices. Jy8-lw*
ipUBB OBAJXB EXCVBSIOS,
Under the anspicea of the
CHAPEL POINT CLUB,
To GLYMONT, for the Benefit of the Poor,
On THUB8DAY, July 10. 18<9,
On the Pa'ace Steamer JANE MOSELEY. The
ftrat boat leaves Ah at wharf at 9 _ J*a>.
r &m., aharp. Second boat 4 p.m.
Ooocmitteeof Arranvrement*?A.
Ooppa, T. A Rover, J. J. Fuller, D. ConneU, D. Mo
Givern, B- Both. Jas Becker.
Tidtmu, 50 centa; children under 13 years free.
JP34H*
"pan pout."
GRAND FAMILY EXCURSION.
_75 Ots.?The Steamer GEORGE LEASTS First
Gryd Excursion to PJney Point, _ _ mtT'1
FRIDAY, July 11.1879, leaving her
wharf foot of 7th ?i at 8:30am., nrm
turalng by 11JU p.m. Baaie day. Music, tie.
Jtldete 76c?Fvr sale at Brad Adams', F street;
Ttanpaon'a Drug Store, 15th st: Oropley'a, Geoiye own;
Ferguson s, Capitol Hill; Casein's, cor. 7th
- andMsta; Cigar Btwd. St. Marc's Hotel; Frank
CrtlgHon, Dnur Store. Ring St., Alexandria, Va.
. Steamer will stop at Alexandria voing and retummg.
Tlme will be given for Crabbing, Bathiog and
_H. B.?No improfer ctaracters allowed on this
Boat. jy 3-tlLa.mtu.w,th,r,t
2^U8IC AND DANCING.
FIFTEEN-C*NT MOONLIGHT EXCURSIONS,
commencing THURSDAY, July 8. _ jp*k
and continuing during the months oi_fidBBBlC
Ju'y and August Str. City of Alexan-^?
dria wfll leave 7th at wharf every Monday, Tuesday
and Tburjday Nights, 7:15 aharp, return at 11.45.
JMO-12T
LADIES' GOODS.
JAYAL SHADE BATS.
BEST GOODS. 50c each.
CHIP. STRAW AND LEGHORN HAT3,?d
At lowest prices, io order to close stock.
J. P. PALMER,
Importzb,
1187 F st, rt.to.
. N- B.?Special attention given t") Mourning Ortffra.
jtitr
J|EDICED PttltEU.
. My entire ?tock of Goods, compriaicK a full line of
White ai.d Colored LAWN SUITS, bATH*
1NO SUITS and CAPS for ladlaa and children.
Trimmea BONNETS. MILLINERY
GOODS, etc., etc., at Greatly Red need i'ric?*. ^3*^
M. GILLIAN,
- _ . 907 Pennsylvania avenue.
7 die Trtfrtse, fnris. JeS8-tr
COMTI AT CJ8TM
In order to reduce our very larye stock of
MILLINERY GOODS,
We Well Sell Until July 10th, /"
*** *i2S?tfiiI.Fo'k,JI^g3ig,BIBB01,sAT
FIRST COST.
MADAME M. J. HUNT.
J*1* an* D ir* t n.?r.
T)Ot(iLAS8', " ]
Sixth aj?i> f Steeeth, s*. Clocd Buildino.
w- J..V?,D^BW,CAH i c N DERWEAR !!
We Mve juat mceiy. d weveri! eava of our own
5?1Hf?oT^fAI?fK8JlNI)EKQAHMENTH. audnotL
c"tton-no changes wul
L be made in pneea at preeent. exoept in the 25c. CUeM.?*,
which will be advanced oaiy enough to cover
Wf f^ual coat. The prices on theee goods are now
K| totr tlnQ can be tualzitAined and we aavi^e those
tiAending to purchase to do so at once. Great redncay
Mens have been made in the prices of SDN UM???r
onus and PARAS^JLS to clo<?e them out
K. Port eosnpiete in all liiien. DOUGLASS'.
% }ga*-tr IH* sweet. .
1 TAB. H. VEKMILVA,
ftl MAHCrACTUEEB Of aB
LADLES AND CHILDREN'S FINE^^V
w SHOES, ""
610 9th at. opposite Patent Offloe.
Ergrything tn the above line made to order, and
a perfect fit guaranteed. apl9 tr
RELIEF TO TAX- PAVEUA I
lha bill that has pa^aed Corwress relieves the following
class of Tax-i>ayers. viz: central taxes, doe
rrtorlo the 1st of Jufv, 187'J:
All Improvement Taxes not paid by irettimr the
assessments revised: all Improvement Taxes that
have been paid by getting drawbacks
We offer our service* to the Tax payers of the Distj
u t to tret them whatever relief the law provides
LRAWBACE8 PURCHASED AND HILLS PAID
AT BAST MARKET BATES.
WM. H CLAGETT,
DOBSEY CL.AGSTT.
>26-2w Board Trade Rooms. 819 Market Spaoe
(JACZE mercio sedbts.
SUMMER BALBEIGGAN SHIRTS
k Patent Fashion LINEN AND JEAN DRAWERS.
% W. & TEEL,
% 933 Pemt*vl9mm*aa9emu+.
T'JOT VALUE YOUR EYESIGHT sot GLASS
SPECIAL NOTICES.
I- O O. F.-FRIENDdHIP LODGE, No.
11?Member* are requested to meet promptly
at 8 o'clock p m., THURSDAY, 10th iust., for the
transaction of business, after which J. Edwin
Mason, P. G.. will lecture on Incidents of Odd Fellowship
during the late war, commencing at 8)$ p.
m. Members of the Oroer, tueir families and
frier ds, are cordially invited to attend.
It* J. A. WATT, N. G.
fr\Ss~ I. (?. O. F.?The newiy-eiec'ed officers of
UNION LODGE, No. 11,1, o. O. F.. will be
publicly installed at Odd Fellows' Hall, 8'h st<-ee*\
navy yard, TO MORROW (Thursday) EVENING,
at 8 o'clock. Other interesting exercises will take
place, and addresses will be delivered by prominent
members of the Order. The public are cordially
invited. Admittance free.
By order of the Committer It
nr MASON I".?The officers and members of
LAFAYETTE R. A. CHAPTER. No. ?, a-e
requested to attend a Special Convocation, to be
held at Matonio Temple on THURSDAY. 10th inst,
at 4 o'clock p m, for the purpose of attending tbe
funeral of our deceased Companion, James M Mason.
Companions of 8ister Cnapters are fraternally
invited. By order of th? M. E H. P.
It RICHARD J. BLA KELOC*. Secretary.
ATTENTION'. KNIGHTS TEMPLARThe
Sir Knights of WASHINGTON COM
MANDERY, No. 1, K. T.,are directed to assemble
at their Asylum (in fatigue uniform), on THURSDAY,
July 10, at 4 30 p.m, for the purpose of attends
g the funeral of our deceased frater, Bir
James M. Mason. Members ot Sister Commander
>'8 are courteously invited.
By order of th? Em Com.
WARRE* H. ORCUTT, Recorder.
It fl'ust&Rey. I
POTOMAC PINAFORE POSTPONED.
The Potomac Boat Club rezrets to announce th*t,
owing to unexpected obstacles, beyond its control,
the Boprano (Josephine) in the cast of "Pinafore,"
to-nlant, is un?ble to sing, and hence the opera has
bepii postj ored for a few days, at which time the
seats and tickets already sold will be good. It is
much to be regretted th? the yountr lady who was
cast for Josephine has been so hampered by circumstances
as to prevent her makirnr her debut before
a Washington audience under such favorable ausplces.
it
<T ^?3- bPKCIAL NOTICE?Partits having GOODS
deposited with me on which interest is due,
are notified to pay the same on or before the 15ih
in?tant. P. WALLACE,
)j8-3t 1417 Pennsylvania avenue.
IRON WATER, _
Frcm the Famous
"SPA." AT BLADENSBURG.
This water possesses in an eminent decree all the
medicinal properties of a superior Cbalaybeate
Spring. Recommended by leading physicians.
wB 11 11KNTH FHAlij&AuX*
Jy7-tr 1429 Pennsylvania Avsirnm.
rsar THE SERIAL SAVINGS AND BUILD- I
IZW INO ASSOCIATION.-The third meeting of
the third series of the "SERIAL" will be held at its
hall. No. 815 7th st n.w., WEDNESDAY, Dth iustant,
at 8 p.m. Stock can be procured without premium
at the meeting, 81 per share. A good opportunity
for investment in a prosperous building association.
Ihe secretary will be in attendance at
7X p.m. to accommodate persons who desire to sub- !
tcribe for stock.
J AS. 8. EDWARDS, President.
JNO A. PREfiCOTT, Secretary and Treasurer.
Jy7-a
OFT ICE OF THE NATIONAL UNION
I=3T INSURANCE COMPANY, or WASHINGTON
?The annual meeting of the Stockholders of
tt e NATIONAL UNION INSURANCE COMPANY,
of Washington, for the election of Nine Directors,
will be held aft the office of the company MONDAY,
July 14,187V. Polls open from 1 to 'J o'clock p.m.
Jj3-d [Poet] NOBLE D. LARXER, Secretary.
WORKINGMEN'S BUILDING ASSOUI|jr
ATION.
The second monthly meeting of this association
for the collection of dues and making advances will
be held THURSDAY EVENING-July 10th.at the
Hall, corner 8th and E sts. n.w. Those desiring to
take stock sbould avail themselves of this opportunity,
as tbe subscription books will be closed after
tbe fourth month'y meeting. Constitutions oan be
procured at the Hall on tbe evening of the meeting.
J. F. KELLY, President
JOHN T. LYNCH, Secretary.
Je38Jy2,5 9* T. D. DALY, Treasurer.
"WIRE WINDOW SCREENS-"?We make
fcS? our PATENT WIRE SCREEN8 to fit any
window or door. Estimates given free of chanre.
Address W. B. MOSES h SONS, Furniture. Carpet
and Upholstery Establishment, corner 7th st
and Pennsylvania ave. n.w. je26-tr
CURE BY ABSORPTION!
"SAPANULE,"
The great External Lotion and Fluid Absorbent
feature's Remedy Applied by a Natural Method.
Used In Bponge or Foot Bath, it Immediately Believes
Pain ana Soreness of Body and Limb from
whatever cause. It also brings smreshiBgoooluess,
and destroys offensive perspiration. It is the only
Lotion offered to the public to be used through the
^Jitb.
" SAPANULE" is a sure and soedflc Remedy for
Rheumatism, Neura.gia, Lumbago, Headache,
Burns, Scalds, Bruises, Sprains, Sores, Piles, Boils,
Chilblains, Bunions, Corns, Ac. Cures all Eruptive
disorders of the Skin, leaving it smooth and soft
Soreness or Inflammation of Feet, from woatever
cause, immediately relieved and permanently cured
by UFiiyr " SAP AN ULE" In Foot Baths.
" VAPARVLE" contains nothing Injurious to
the most delicate organism, and can be used with
perfect safety by alL Recommended by Physicians
of all schools, and by thousands who dally use tt
tad And relief.
Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded.
Price 50c. and SI per Bottle.
BOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
SAMUEL GERfiY & COMPANY, Proo'e,
JW7 Broadway, R.I,
tWAt Wholesale in Washington by BTOTT &
C BOMWELL, 480 Pennsylvania ave. n.w. m31-3m
RELIEF AT LAST!
Important to Ownets off Property ill
lite District of Columbia*
Interest on Taxes KeJucetl to
Six l^er CJent.
By act of CcngTess the interest on General and
Biecial Taxes is reduced from ten to six per centum
per annum if paid before October 1,1879, an* the
District Commissioners are authorized to issue
drawback certificates in payment of claims filed for
o\ercbargts in the assessments paid.
Property-owners who have already intrusted their
claims for revision of assessments to my charge
axu management are notified that their accounts
will now be Bpeedily settled?many of their cases
havlLg been satisfactorily a 1 Justed.
Parties interested who have not presented their
claims for Drawback on Special Taxes paid by them
should do so without delay. The time for filing
c alms expires August 25,1*71/.
I will give personal attention to the prosecution
and settlement of this class of claims, aud solicit tuo
patronage of the tax payinK public.
For the convenience ot Department employes my
office will l>e kept open for the transaction of business
until ti o'clock p jn.
Deliruuent taxpayers owing General or Special
Taxes, will find it to their advantage to call and save
a discount in the settlement of their tax bills.
DrawiMu k Certificates Bougl#and Sold
at Full Market Bates.
Improvement Taxes Paid at a Liberal
Discount.
WILLIAM DICKSON,
81ECIAL TAX OFFICE AND ESTATE
EXCHANGE,
XXX Four-and-a-half at., VM
Je26-)m Between Columbia Building and C st
^BEEIE CLOTH.
THE FASHIONABLE DRE88 GOODS.
OSLY FIVE CENT8 A YARD.
CONNOLLY'S.
Je25-tf 11th and Pa. ave.
THE EVENING STAR.
Washington News and Gossip.
! govbbnxent receipts to-day.?Internal revDUe,
1355,339.76; customs. 1539,443.77.
Secretary McCrary, who has gone to Boston,
will return next Saturday.
General Sherman Is expected back Friday
next.
Col. Thompson, superintendent of the railway
mall service, has left the city for a short
vacation.
Tub P. O. Department has Decided that
packages of tobacco, bearing the internal revenue
stamp, can go through the malls as fourth
class matter, Instead of first diss matter, as
heretofore.
By vratre of an act of Congress, approved
June 21,1S79, the biennial examination of Invalid
pensioners Is abolished from that date, a^d
Commissioner Bentley has Issued the provisions
referred to In a printed circular.
Chas. Dbitrich, of Cincinnati, who was clerk
to Gen. Bannlng's committee on military affairs,
Forty-iifth Congress, and more recently
private secretary to senator Pendleton, ha3
been appointed to a lucrative position under
the superintendent of the census.
Postmaster General Key and family left
this morning for New York. The Postmaster
General will be the guest of Postmaster James,
of New York, for a day or two. and will thence
go to New England for a month. Mr. Key said
last night that he had no fences to mend, and
that his trip had no political significance,
A Marshal who Wants Instructions.?StllweJl
Russell, U. S. marshal for Texas, Is here
to be advised as to his duties, In view of the
failure of Congress to make provision for the
support of marshals and their deputies. Tne
Department of Justice, It Is understood, has advised
him to do the best he can and trust to
Congress to eventually make provision In the
future for that which it failed to do in the past.
The Holders of the six per cent, registered
stock of Washington & Georgetown are considerably
exercised over the fact that the majority
of that stock was defectively Issued. Treasurer
Gtlflllan has referred the matter to Controller
Porter for a decision whether in the fact
of the defects he can redeem the stock.
Civil Service Reform in the Treasury.?
Secretary Sherman has Issued the following
order: "The employment of substitutes to perform
the duties of clerks and employes of this
department is hereby prohibited except with ,
the consent and approval of the Secretary; and
the disbursing clerks will be directed to withhold
pay from all persons absent from duty
having substitutes In their stead, without such
approval."
The Exodus and the Navigation Laws.?
Private letters received here from Mississippi
J indicate that those who are more directly In
jured by the exodus of the negroes to Kansas
and other northern states have at last hit upoa
a plan to check the hegira. The navigation
laws of the United States prescribe the number
of passsengers a steamboat Is allowed to carry.
Those seeking to prevent the wholesale exodus
have notified the officers in command of the
steamers, that If they carry more than the
number of passengers the navigation laws
allow, that they will be proceeded against and
prosecuted under statues. Already tne report
Is that two steamers have been libelled for a
violation of the law.
A Technical Question has arisen under the
judicial bill passed at the last session, and it Is
now before Judge Porter, Controller of the
Treasury, for his decision. In the judicial bill
there are generally two Items of appropriation
for the transportation of prisoners?one for
transportation fiom one place of confinement
to another and the other for transportation of
prisoners arrested to a place of confinement. In
the present judicial bill the first item only is
contained. There is, of course, no difficulty
in marshals receiving their exrensc3 and fees
for the transportation of prisoners from one
prison to another. The question is, whether
according to the provisions of the bill they cannot
also receive out of the same appropriation
their fees and expenses for the transportation
of persons arrested from point to point In their
districts. The question has not been decided.
It has no reference whatever to the question
whether marshals can perform the general
duties of their offices with the expectation of
reimbursement at the hands of Congress, nor
will that question come before Judge Porter.
That officer Is known, however, to hold the
same opinion .in that matter as that entertained
by the Attorney General.
Army Obdebs.?First Lieutenant J. c. Daven
port, 9th cavalry, now on leave of absence, will
report for temporary duty to Major R. N. Scott,
in this city, who has charge of the publication
of records of the rebellion. Leave for one year
on surgeon's certificate of disability with permission
to go beyond the sea. is granted Chaplain
M. J. Gonzales, 9th cavalry. The number
of enlisted men to guard the observatory and
public property connected with the geographical
surveys west of the 100th meridian, stored
at Ogden, Utah, is Increased by the detail of an
additional enlisted man.
Movements of U. 8. Vessels.?The practice
ship Constellation, with the- cadet midshipmen
on board, arrived at Mount Desert yesterday.
The receiving ship Saratoga arrived at New
York yesterday from the Bermudas. In a report
to the Navy department Commander Robly
D. Evans, commanding the Saratoga, states
that he left Hampton Roads April 3d, last, and
after a stormy passage entered Fagal April
17th. The boys on board suffered much from
sea sickness during the passage. At Fagal
Commander Evans looked over the correspondence
in the case of the American schooner
Lizzie P. Simmons, Captain Buddlngton, detained
for attempting to smuggle tobacco. He
reports that the American consul did everyin
his power to prevent the unprovoked outrage
perpetrated on Capt. Buddlngton, but to
no purpose. The Saratoga leit Fagal April 3i3t
and arrived at Funchal May 22d, at midnight.
From there the Saratoga went to Lanzanote and
from there to Santa Cruz, Tenerlffe. Juneiith
she left Santa Cruz and In fourteen days arrived
at Burmuda. Leaving there July 2nd she
arrived at New York yesterday. Commander
Evans eays that during the three months the
drills have been constant and the Instruction of
the boys careful and faithful, and that he may
safely promise at the end of the year to transfer
a hearty, well drilled set of lads. The health
of the officers and crew was unlformaly good.
Classifying the Letter Carriers.?Tho <
Postmaster General to-day issued an order dlvid- 1
lng all the free delivery cities of the United
States Into two classes, with a view to complete- 1
ly classifying the letter carriers in accordance
with the requirements of the law of last February.
The first class consists of the following
cities, each having a population of 75,<xkj or upwards,
viz:?Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Brook
lyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Detroit, Indianapolis, Jersey City, Louisville, . ,
Milwaukee, Newark, New York, New Orleans, ,
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Providence, Rochester, i ,
St. Louis, San Francisco and Washington. All I '
other cities where the free delivery system is
now in operation?65 in number?are placed in
the second class, which will be added to from i
time to time under the provisions of the new ! ,
law authorizing the establishment of Tree dellv- !
ery In every city or town where the population j
amounts to ?),ooo people or the gross postal !
revenue to $*o,ooo. Accompanying todiy's J
order of classification, another was issued by .
the Postmaster Geueral fixing the pay of all
letter carriers In the second class cities for tne
present fiscal year at $s50 per annum, excluding
auxiliary and subordinate carrierstuntll changed
by special orders. The new law provides that
carriers in the first class cities shall be divided .
into two grades, with salaries of $1,000 and $soa,
respectively. The department will accordingly
In the course of the next few days Issue instructions
to all jtoht masters In first class cities re- 1
qulrlr.i; t hem to designate which carriers should ]
be ashlgLt" the first grade and whlou the sec- i
Olid. |
Naval orders.?Lieut. Karl ltohrer, from i
the Constitution and granted three months i
leave. Master J. M. Raper to the Minnesota at '
New York. Ensign C. C. Rogers and Cadet Mid- j
ehlpmen H. j. Robinson, Thos. Snowden and J. ,
B. Cahoon, to the Vandalia, 21st instant, at i
New Bedford, Mass. Cadet Midshipmen A. B.
Clements, J. B. Bligh, d. p. Menefee and J. A.
Mudd, to the Alaska, at Mare Island. Cadet t
Midshipmen M. L. Read. w. a. Graham. C. c. t
Marsh, Harry Withe and w. T. SearsTto the i
Marlon, at Portsmouth, N. h. Surgeon J. H. j
Redder to the standiah, on her arrival at Prov- t
lncetown, Mass. j
Uncle Sam'it Army,
bow it is recruited?the examination of
applicants, etc.
From rather an unpretentious house on II
street from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. noats the American
flag, and a placard on the outer walls gives
the information that If a man has nothing else
to do he can step In, call upon Capt. H. C. Corbln,
the U. S. recruiting officer, and apply for
enlistment In the army of Uncle Sam. The
fact that one applies does not carry with it,
however, any certainty that an enlistment Is to
follow, for before he can be accepted the applicant
must needs subject himself to a most critical
physical examination at the hands of Dr.
Barnes, the son of the surgeon general of the
army, who is assigned to tnls duty by the Secretary
of War. Capt. Corbln first takes in the
general appearance of the applicant., finds out
his previous calling In life, age, nativity, &c.
Then comes
the medical examination.
The applicant is stripped to the buff, and first
his chest Is measured. If, after a loog respi. a
tlon, It does not measure 32 inches the examination
Is at an end and the candidate Is lejec eJ.
if it exceeds the required number of inches,
every bone in the body of the applicant is ex- j
amlned to see that none are broken or strained.
Then he Is required to hop over the room twice
on the left and then on the right foot, holding
one foot In the hand alternately. Next the
heart Is examined, then the lungs. Next the
back and especially the spine, to see that it is
free from curvature. The examination Is also
critical to discover the trace of hereditary disease,
and every organ of the body must not only
te free from dlsense, but also free from any of
the traces of any previous ailment. The candidate
must also be able to read and write; not
only read legibly with both eyes, but also with I
one. If he goes through this satisfactorily he
Is accepted, clad In a suit of army blue, and sent
to the general recruiting rendezvous on Governor's
Island, New York, for drill practice, and
to learn the habits of a soldier. Prom there he
Is sent to some regiment, just as requisitions may
be made, to fill the regiments to the quota allowed
by law.
many call bct few are chosen.
About six men apply dally for enlistment, and
on an average only two get through. It a man
does not have perfect feet he Is rejected at
sight. The loss of the front teeth Is also cause
for immediate rejection. If a man Is married
he is not wanted, as only single men arc taken.
There Is no restriction on account of color. The
colored man has the same chance as his white
brother, provided he can get through Dr.
Barne's hands. The number of colored men,
however, Is about one to every thirty white
men, and nine in ten are rejected for bad feet
or general illiteracy.
the record for the month of june.
To give an Idea of the care that is taken in
selecting men, the statistics of Capt. Corbln's
office for the month of June Is a good Illustration.
There were two hundred applicants. Of
this number only 29 were accepted and 171 were
rejected. Those rejected were for the following
reasons:?25 were minors; 4 under size; 4 over
age; l had verlcole; 2 mental disability; 5 syphilis;
2 curvature of the spine; 4 hernia; l varicose
veins; 38 were married; l defective vision; 2 bad
English; 12 incapacity of chest; 10 too high; is
bad feet; 32 general unfitness; 13 Internal
troubles. Of tne 29 who were enlisted, l was
born In Massachusetts; 8 in New Jersey; 3 in
Pennsylvania; 8 In Maryland; l in Maine; l in
Vermont; l In Connecticut; 4 in Virginia; l In
Georgia; l In Ireland. The occupations of these
were as follows:?6 soldiers; l musician; 3
c'erks; 3 laborers; 1 tinner; l painter; l blacksmith;
l baker; l cook; 2 machinists; l plasterer;
l salesman; l coachman; l fireman; 1 barber; 3
tanners; l stenographer.
when a candidate 18 rejecied
at any of the general recruiting rendezvous his
description is at once sent to all the others, so
as to prevent his being taken at some other
point where enlistments are made. Occasionally
under a fictitious name an applicant once
rejected manages to squeeze In at some other
{ilace, but the Instances are rare. If the examnlng
surgeon enlist an applicant and a subsequent
examination develop that he has any
ailment which was not discovered by the surgeon
who passed him, the expense of such enlistment
is deducted from the pay of the medical
examining officer, It i? creditable to Dr.
Barnes that ill fit service with the recruiting j
rendezvous here he has never had a man yet
charged against him.
Judge Freeman, assistant attorney genera
for the P.O. Department, has gone to Tennessee,
his native state, to be absent a few weeks.
Mr. A. H. Blssell is the acting assistant attorLey
general in his absence.
Canadian Custom House Practises.?Mr.
Twltchell, the U. S. consul at Kingston, Canada,
in a despatch to the Department of State,
remarks that our exporters to Canada do not
seem to understand the mode of appraisement
adopted in Canada. The appraiser does not
consider the price for which the goods were
frarchased, or may be purchased, but fixes the
nvolee price from "price currents" which he
may have from the place where their goods
were purchased. Our exporters therefore
should consult tfc e "price current" of their localities
in making up their invoices.
The Following Casualties occurred among
the commissioned officers of the U. 8. army
during the week ending July 5. 1879:?captain
Thomas H. Fisher, 22d Infantry; died July 4, at
Fort McKavett, Texas. First Lieut. Henry M.
McCawley, 13th infantry; died June 30, at Atlanta.
Ga. First Lieut. Wallace W. Barrett,
loth infantry; died July 1st, at Fort RUey,
Kansas. Second Lieut. John L. Cox, 20th infantry;
resigned July 1st. Second Lieut. Samuel
H. Loder, 7th lnfantiy; died June 30th, at Fort
Benton, Montana.
Prof. Gamgee is moving on the President to
see what can be done towards equipping a refrigerating
ship.
The Eruption of Mount Etna.?Mr. Owen,
U. S. consul at Messina, sends to the Department
of State, an account of the recent eruption
of Mount Etna. It broke out on the 26th of
May, and ceased on the llth of June. In Messina
the pavements and balconies were covered
with dust. The villages near the mountain
were shrouded in darkness, and their inhabitants
tied in terror. The damages are estimated
at $200,000, towards which the Italian parliament
has contributed a large sum. The King
gave personally $1,000; the city of Catania
12,400, and the archbishop $400. on the 15th of
June there was a serious earthquake. The
earth opened and swallowed up houses and human
beings. The cause is attributed to the undermining,
following the discharge of lava in
large quantities.
Commander R. D. Evans, commanding the
Saratoga, is in the city.
cost of Government bkildings in Some of
the Lahgb cities.?The following details of
the cost of public buildings is Interesting: The
Chicago building, which was commenced in
1873, has already cost $4,900,000, and the last
uoEgress made an appropriation of $525,000 to
complete the building this year. The Cincinnati
building, commenced in 1873, has cost to
daie nearly $4,000,000. The Philadelphia building,
begun In 1873. has cost thus far $4.300,0011,
and the St, Louis building, commenced in 1872,
has cost. $4,700,000. The Boston building is
about completed, and the Chicago building will
probably be finished by next year. The other
Lhree large buildings are all well advanced and
will not be long In completing. When these
five great structures are finished they will have
cost the government upwards of $25,000,000,
and their completion will save the government
rrom further appropriating on an average of
from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 a year.
Senator Bayard was tendered a pleasant
reception by the Jefferson Club, of Wilmington,
Del., Monday evening, the members of which
fathered in full force to wish their favorite
Senator a 1 rosperous voyage to Europe and a
iafe return. Senator Bayard expressed his
gratification at the reception, and, in an Informal
speech, touched upon the theory and
practice of popular government, its perils and
Its benefits. As already stated, Mr. Bayard,
accompanied by his wife, will sail from New
k'ork next Saturday for Bremen, on the steamship
General Weider, and expects to be absent
Lhree months.
Protecting the Health of Passengers.?In
the United States circuit Court at New York,
Monday, Judge Choate dismissed, with costs,
the libel suit of H. A. Flelschmann against the
Gierman steamship Hammonla. This gentlenan,
with his family, sailed In 1873 in this vessel
for Bremen. The child had the small-pox
md the whole family were isolated from the
>ther passengers and confined in one room.
Flelschmann complained of this treatment and
wrought suit for damages, but the court sided
with the captain, holding that he acted for the
iealth of the other passengers.
The Kentucky Ttotting Club opened their
sport at Louisville yesterday with a fine atendance.
A heavy rain, however, spoiled the
iport. None of the races were finished, von
\rnlm took two heats and Hambletonlan one in
he first race, at d Bonesetter two in the second,
kdjourned until to-day,
The Death of John F? Seymour*
the fatal ehootino not from inside thk
building.
Under the heading:?" The theory that the
hullet came from the seminary building apparently
disposed of" the A". Y. Evening p0?t says:
"The students remaining in the building have
been questioned, and testimony la given by
them that the shooting by the young cholr-bov,
Paul Stucke, was the only tiring which took
place in the college building on Thursday evening.
The students all say that none of them
own pistols, and the thorough search of the
rooms made by the detectives and police resulted
in the discovery of an old broken horaeplstol
only. \ esterday Bishop Seymour sent a
despatch to the Rev. Mr. W. F. Frlsby, one of
the curates of Trinity Church, whose pupil the
boy Paul was, and who had started on with
the boy for Washington on Sunday morning.
This morning Mr. Frlsby and Paul
arilved in the city, and the following
statement was made in Mr. Frlsby's
mom, in the v< est college building. On Thursday
evening Mr. Frlsby, a student, and Paul
Stucke were sitting In Mr. Frisby's room,which
is at the Doitheastern corner of the middle section
of the building. Shots were heard which
appeared to come from the opposite side of a?th
stieet, and Paul,who had the day before bought
a revolver, a box of bullet cartridges'fcnd a box
of blank cartridges, asked permission of Mr.
Frlsbv to answer the people who were firing
acrcas the street. The box of car trldge3 whlcu
were loaded with balls was laid away in a
drawer under some clothing. Mr. Frlsby saw
Paul put four blank cartridges in the pistol,
which is a nickel-mounted shoi t-barreled revolver,
shooting a 2-2-100 calibre cartridge,
and then said: ,:That is enough." Paul went
to the window, with his left hand (he
Is left-handed) pointed the pistol toward
the building which juts out a few feet
just to the right of the window, and fired.
This was at 9 o'clock. A few minutes later Paul
wanted to Are the rest of the cartridges in the
pistol and Mr. Frlsby told him to go down In the
yard. As he passed out of the room, having put
on a straw hat, be was told to ask the students
in the rooms directly below to come up stairs
and have some lemonade. Paul went down
j stairs, delivered the message to the students
! below, and just as they were about to go up
I stairs he went to the rear hall window of the
same floor, and, according to his own testimony,
1 and the testimony of the students who saw
him, pointed the pistol down to the earth and
fired the other three shots. This was at exactly
fifteen minutes after nine o'clock. When
the students were invited up stairs one of them
looked at the clock and said: "A quarter after
l ine; well, let 's go up for a little while." Paul
lives in New Jersey, and was sent this morning
to get the revolver which he had left there.
stucke folly exonerated.
The New York Tribune of to-day, after giving
Stucke's testimony, saysThis story, told with
frankness and without hesitation, and corroborated
in every particular by Mr. Frlsby, compelled
Capt. Kyan to admit that there was no
reason to suspect that Mr. Seymour was accidentally
shot by Paul Stucke. The question of
time was an important one, and It was regarded
as fortunate that the hour of the evening at
which the four shots were fired was observed.
It is generally agreed that Mr. Seymour did
not leave the house until 10 p. m., or perhaps
a little later, and this, the officers
think, precludes the possibility that he was
shot by a ball that might possibly have
been accidentally placed in Stucke's revolver.
The Tribune says, in summing up:?
" The clue which the police believed Monday
might possibly lead to an explanation of the
death of John T. Seymour has proved of no
value, and has been abandoned. Paul Stucke
has returned with his tutor, and, after the
fullest examination in relation to the shots he
fiied from his pistol on Thursday evening, has
been fully exonerated from all blame. Information
has been received of pistol shots heard in
the seminary grounds at a late hour that night,
and two men who were seen going out of them
have not been found."
A Brooklyn Romance.?'The disappearance
of James M. Wheatley, of Brooklyn, in August
last, will be remembered by the readers of the
World, and also his discover}' at Hendersonvllle,
where he died and was burled. His body was
afterwards exhumed and taken to Brooklyn and
reburied In Greenwood Cemetery. Mr. Wheatley
went Brooklyn from Tennessee whpn
about 16 years old, and was so successful in
business that when he was 40 he was thought
to be a wllilc nnaire. He was a liberal man, and
among (ther things provided St. Peter's Protes
tant Ei lscopal church, on State street, Brooklyn,
with a rectory. He was ruined byth
panic of 1S73. On the night ol August 27, o
last year, he was found lying helpless on th;
sidewalk on the corner of Charles and Morton
streets, in this city. He said he had been asf
aulted and robbed of $20,000. As he still ha
in his possession $15,000 in securities, some
money, a watch and a set of diamond studs, th police
disbelieved the story. He was carried t
his house on Remsen street, Brooklyn. He lef
it the next day, and was not again heard from
until last April, when a friend of his was lnfoimed
that he was In Hendersonvllle. After
his disappearance he was discovered to have
been a defaulter to a large amount. It has been
ascertained that he arrived at Hendersonvllle
111 and took board with a private family, giving
the name of G. H. Carter, of New York. He
there made the acquaintance of Miss Josephine
Bond. She took care of him and he afterwards
married her. Miss Bond did not know of course
that he had a wife living in Brooklyn.?[.V. Y.
World, 8th.
Thb Arctic Exploring Yacht Jeannettb
sailed from San Francisco, yesterday afternoon.
Long before the hour fixed for her departure
the pier heads and ships along the
city front and the hilltops were crowded with
spectators, and the bay was lively with yachts
and steamers. Some delay occurred, and It was
not until 4 p.m. that the order to weigh anchor
was given. Convoyed by the steam-tug Mlllen.
Griffith and Rabbon, and the city fire-tug Governor
Irwin, and attended by the entire yacht
squadron, all bearing full loads of spectators,
the Jeannette steamed slowly down the harbor
amid the dipping of Hags, screaming of steam
whistles and salutes of ten guns from Fort
Point. The Jeannette is deeply ladea with coal
and stores, and her progress was so slow that
it was not until hair-past six that she got outside
the heads. Here she stopped a few minutes
while the wife of Lieut. De Long was
transferred to the yacht Frolic. Steamers and
yachts in abundance then passed under the
stern of the Jeannette', the crowds cheering
Lieut. De Long and the expedition. The Jeannette's
engines again started, and, in company
with the schooner Fannie A. Hyde, which goe3
to Behrlng's Sea as a coal and provision tender,
she steamed seaward.
excitement in thb Wheat Market.?A telegram
from New York, July s, says:?The excitement
In the grain market increased to-day, and
wheat has further advanced in price from 2 to 4
cents per bushel. It is uncertain whether or
not the rise Is a healthy one. It Is wliat may be
termed a "crop scare," and has risen from the
reports of bad weather In Europe and in the
west. Should the reports be confirmed within
a few days it Is very probable that the present
prices may be further advanced, and that wheat
and corn will be held firmer, some of the speculators
have been bidding to-day 4 cents higher
than closing prices yesterday on the first fall,
but they weakened somewhat before the close
of the call, and have since been selling, or,
moie definitely, unloading, at rates below the
extreme prices of the day. This would Indicate
that the rise does not appear to them to be a
sound one, and that a probable fall is expected
when more definite news is received. At present
the quiet and regular traders do not feel
very anxious at the rise, and look upon It as the
annual return of the scare.
Accident to the Hon S. B. Chittenden.?
The friends of the Hon Simeon B. Chltteduen,
member of Congress from Brooklyn and a wellknown
retired merchant of this city, were much
alarmed yesterday by hearlDg that he had been
thiown from a carriage In Connecticut and
dangerously injured. He had been for several
days past at his country residence at Guilford,
conn. < >n Thursday last while out driving, his
horte became frightened and ran away; the
carriage was upset, and Mr. Chittenden was
thrown violently into the road. He received
severe bruises on the face, arms and legs. As
Mr. Chittenden is over sLxty years old, It was at
first feared that the shock itself might cause !
sei lous consequences, but none have yet been
observed by the attendant physician. Mr
Chittenden has already recovered from his lnuries
sufilclently to think of coming to the city.
N. Y. Tribune, 8th. 1
The Fbmalb Base Ball club in thb Courts.
An attachment on judgment was Issued from '
the clerk's <fflce of the Court of Common Pleas
yesterday in the case of Frank X. Ward vs. W.
J. Gilmore for $200, against the bats, balls and 1
other fixtures of the "Women's Athletic Asso- 1
elation," comprising the female base ball club, ]
which was said to be under Gilmore's manage- 1
ment. The attachment was placed in the hands 1
of the sheriff, but it was doubtful whether he 1
would seize the property, as It seemed to be 1
pretty ceitaln that Gilmore had no ownership 1
In it. The ciaim by Col. Ward was for counsel 1
fees.?[Baltimore American, 9th. 1
nr*The governor of Pennsylvania has hon- !
ored the Colorado requisition for the surrender
of James Cummlngs, arrested In Pittsburg tor 1
bigamy and larceny. I
Telegrams to The Star.
THE SARATOGA REGATTA.
GOAL MINERS STRIKE.
ANOTHER BROOKLYN SCANDAL.
ORGANIZED TRAMPS.
an embezzler hunted down.
ANOTHER SCENE IN PARLIAMENT.
THE SARATOGA REIi ATT A.
Some Interesting; Karen.
Saratoga Lakb, N. Y.f July The lane and
the weather are all that could be desired for
racln g. Promptly at 10 o'clock the boats for the
pair oared race started. Tbe Zephyr pair did
not start, and the other Zephyr crew (CIegg and
McGregor), gave out before the end of the race.
The Olympics, of Albany, led at the half mile,
and the \\ ah-wah-sutns at t he inlle stake. The
Olympics won In 9:41 *f; Wah-wah-sums second.
in 9:57
At 10:30 o'clock the Cornell college four started
alone for the mtle-and-a-half race, and made
the distance In 9:15.
At 11 o'clock J. Lewis, of Cornell, rowed Id
the college tingle class alone, making the mileand-a-half
in 11:54#.
the contest of the senior singles.
The first trial heat for senior singles followed
the college singles race. Five started as follows:
Wm. Murray, of the Elizabeth club, of
Poitsmouth, va.; Wm. J. oear, of the Longuenll
club, of Montreal, Can.; James Pilklngton.
of the Lawanhaka club, of Brooklyn; George
Lang, of the Columbia club, of Alleghany City,
Pa., and K s. Musgrove, of the St. John club. |
of New Orleans. Murray led at the half-mile
stake, with Lang next and Gear 3d. At the
mile stake Murray still led, with Pllklngton
second and Musgrove third. Murray won the
race, Musgrove being second, Lang third, Pllklngton
fourth, and Gear fifth. Time first belt,
Murray 11:35)$, Musgrove 11:40v, and Ling
11:54V
The second heat lor singles followed. Six
staited: R. W. Katliborne, of the New York
Athletic Club; E. L. Phillips, of the Triton Club
of Newark, N. J.; Thos. Higgins. Jr., of the Cohoes
Club, cf Cohoes, N. \.; W. H. Rodger, of
the Atlantic Club of New York: Robt. Larmon,
of the Union Springs Club of Union Springs, N.
Y.; and Jno. Brennan. of the Riverside Club of
Alleghany City, Pa. Ratbbone won the race;
Phillips 2d, Higgins 3d. Time, Rathbone U:i3%.
Phillips 11:24# and Higgins 11:27 v. rates, of
tte Pilot Club of Grand Haven, Mich., was not
here to row in the 3d beat. Six st irted, namely,
John Crottoy, of tbe Galveston Club of Galveston,
Texas; F. J. Munford, of the Perseverance i
Club of New Orleans; I. A. Lyon, of the New j
York Athletic Club of New York city; W. H.
Hyndman, of the Minnesota Club, St PauLMin.
J. s. c. Wells, of the New York athletic club,
of New York City, and Frank E. Holmes, of the
Paw tucket Club, of Pawtucket, R. I. Holmes
led at the half mile stake, with crotty next. At
the mile stake the order was Holmes, crotty,
Hyndman. Holmes won, with Mumford second
and Crotty third. Time?Holmes I0: >3x, Mumford
10:5834 and Crotty 11:18.
in the six-oared shell race
the Shawmut Club, of Boston, the Mutual Club,
of Albany, N. Y., and the Dauntless club, of New I
York city, started?the latter boat carrying a
boy as coxswain. At the half-mile stake the
Shawmut Club led. The Mutuals won, with the
Dauntless Club second, and the Shawmut club
third. Time?Mutuals S.50, Dauntless 9 ?3x,
Shawmut 9.11#. !
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Tbe French Education Rill*
Versailles, July 9.?The chamber of deputies
yesterday, by a vote of 3Si to 78, rejected
the amendment to M. Jules Ferry's education I
bill, introduced by M. Madier de Mont Jan, aiming
at the prohibition of all religious orders
from teaching. i
A Liberal Lots In Uloravia*
Vienna, July 9 ?in the elections for the representation
of the great landed proprietors of
Moravia, In the Relcbsrath, tbe liberals lost six
out of tbe nine seats which they formerly held.
The blow is much felt by the party. I
Spain and the Konth American Relligerentk.
Madrid, July 9.?in the congress yesterday
tbe minister of marine stated that the government
had no intention of sending a Spanish
man-of-war to Chilian waters, as Spain had no
connection with either of tbe belligerent republics.
Senor Castelar, continuing his speech in
advocacy of the punishment of the authorities
of Puerto Plata for Insulting the Spanish flag,
urged that the public press ne permitted to discuss
freely all Important questions, and he incidentally
characterized the government of the
restoration as reactlonai y. He said he knew of
no restoration which had prevailed against a
revolution, for it was impossible to govern
against the wishes of the people. It is to be remarked
that there have been other and similar
attacks on the government by members of the
opposition lately. !
Government Defeat in tbe Rritikb
Hoate of Common**
London, July 9.?In tbe House of Commons
last night tbe motion of Mr. Sampson Samuel
Lloyd (conservative),chairman of the associated
chambers of commerce of the United Kingdom,
in favor of the establishment of a department
of agriculture and commerce under a special
cabinet minister was, despite some objections
by the government, adopted by a vote of 76
to 56.
Tbe Irikb Tnivenity Rill*
In the House of Lords last night the government's
Irish University bill, introduced oy the
Lord Chancellor, Lord Cairns, on the 30th of
June, was read a second time. The debate
tended to show that the government may hereafter
consent to additions to the bill tending to
satisfy the claims of the Irish Catholics in regard
to endowments. Lord cairns while still opposing
the direct endowment of denominational
institutions pointed out that the University of
London received some thousands yearly for the
purpose of rewarding those who pass an examination
which is open to all comers. He said he
was quite sure If the Senate of the proposed
Irish University were to come to Parliament
and say that In order to advance education It
would be advisable to offer exhibitions and rewards,
no objection would be taken on denominational
grounds. The Timt* considers that
this is a plain Intimation to the Catholics to get 1
their University first and ask for money afterwards.
This opens a prospect of tbe settlement
of the University question on the lines of
the intermediate education act passed last
>ear. Both parties seem agreed to the practicability
and Justice of such a settlement. Fur- 1
ther delay, therefore, would be strange. '
Political Trial*, in Rnuia. 1
London, July 9.?A St. Petersburg despatch
to the Daily Setrg says:?Another series of trials 1
for political offences will commence at Kteff on
Satui day next.
Peter>? Pence*
Home, July 9.?The India says:?The contributions
of Peter's Pence for the first half of the
present year have Increased by 2s,?to?? pounds. 1
compared with the sum contributed during the !
hame period of 1S78.
ANOTHER RROOKI<Y\' SCANDAL*
An Army Surweon'* Suit for Divorce ,
New York, July 9.?Array Surgeon Henry 1
J. Phillips has begun a suit in the supreme t
court against his wife, which promises to at- (
tract considerable interest in army circles, t
Tbe parties were married in Brooklyn, in lva, 5
and nave since travelled all over the United
States, even as far as Alaska. He charges his
wife * ith infidelity and drunkeness at the sev- 2
era! posts where ne has been stationed. She *
denies the charges, and sets up counter aocusa- 3
nations of a similar character. A motion was 1
made by her counsel, yesterday, for alimony 0
and counsel fees. She alleges that Phillips is t
worth tso,000, and receives a salary of $2,4u0 per
annum.
ORGANIZED TRAMPS* f
rbeir Depredations on New fork ?
New Yore, July 9.?The Time* this morning ?
gives an account of a company of tramps, estl- ?
mated from 75 to 150 in number,who have taken
possession of a pieceof land sear New Windsor, I,
i short distance back from the Hudson, where 81
hey make their levies on the farmers and rob
ind plunder with impunity. They throw oat a
pickets, defy the "clodhoppers" who act as vii- v
iage constables, rifle orchards, fields and henroosts,
subsist on the surrounding country, and t
move off in detachments when they have staid ?
.heir time. These Idle ruffians have been driven
into this state from other states in which there
ire laws for their suppression, and are 1m
idvantage of the absence of restraining laws in tn
His state to carry on their work, b
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CANADIAN Amm?.
Tfc? Crap, la Um iraitalM.
Toronto, ont, July ?.?The ?/?tx pnbllBhfm
crop report* from all put* or tbe Dominion,
Including Manitoba, Ontario. Quebeo, Nov
Brunswick. Nova Scotia, Prince Edwards
I&lard and Newfoundland. In all about 400
places have been beard from. The one Mack
spot on the horizon la the condition or spring
wheat, which now prunises to be slightly below
the average: but with two or three weeks or
dry hot weather it may furntah nearly an
Average yield. The uniformity of the reports
as to tie state of fall wheat la remarkable. The
average of the whole la 11 percent, above an
average crop. The area of land under tills crop
is alK? shown in the majority of (lie reports to
be tomewhat larger than usual. The ana-under
barley la somewhat below the average, but the
crop will be an sverage one. The oat crop,
both as regards quality and area, is considerably
above the average. I'eas will give an
average crop. The area In corn is about tbe
san e as usual, and its condition la the wont or
all the cereal crops. This Is owing to to tbe
backwardness of tbe season and frequent cold
snaps. The hay crop seems to have tbe widest
range of any crop this year. Between unodBfwa
and badness, tbe average condition of tbe
whole is three per cent, above, and wherever
the crop |r alreadv gathered It Is spoken of as
having been won in first-class order. Rye it an
lnsignlilcant crop, and four per cent, below tbe
average Tbe present appearance of apple
trees promises a crop twenty per oent. below
the average. The condition of other fruits besides
apples Is about 4 per cent, below tbe
average. There will evident ly be another gnat
crop of potatoes unless rot should set in as It
did last yca% when it spoiled an equally promising
crop. The sverage is one per oent. above.
An unusually great area has been planted.
Tbe Canadian Rifle Team Hmsl.
A special dispatch from London to tbe Globe.,
says the Canadian rifle team are practicing
dally at Altcar. The> shot a mat 3b yesterday
with 15 Lancashire, twenty men a side. Tbe
weather was unfavorable, tbe lights being bad
and the wind strong. The Canadians were Wotorlous
by 120 points. The Lancashire team
was a strong one, including the Queen's prizemen
of two years ago.
Philadelphia Official* Visit BaltlBai
rwoR*, July 9 ? A number of members of
the city council and of tbe Are department of
Philadelphia reached this city this morning for
the purpoec of examining into tbe working of
the Are department and the fire alarm telegraph
of Baltimore. Tbe delegation was received
by Mayor I At robe, who introduced them
to the superintendent of tbe fire alarm telegraph
for an explanat ion of that department.
There was a review of the fire department in
front of the city hall and several of the steam
engines pur to work. The vtsitors will be prooerly
entei talned while in the city.
Honied Dawn.
Nrw Yorx. July A special from Bismarck.
I>8k.. raj s: Detective Jos. Rue, of Philadelphia,
la here with Barclay J. smith, tbe NewtorxTPaZ
embezzler. A detective sent to hunt him up
raced him to Montana. The local legal rsHra
beat the requisition of tbe governor or rtMMtL
vanla, and tbe detective was obliged to "mm
home and amend his papers. He reoently
reached Helena again, and fourth Smith packing
up for an overland trip to Puget souod/He
had been living quietly in Helena with bis
family. There was a heart-rendering tw
when he parted with his family.
Found Dead.
Grkat Nkck. l. I., July 9.?The body o( a
woman, aged about 60 years, was found dead
on the Debe\oise farm, Biissviue, yesterday
morning. She was seen wandering about on
Sunday, and when questioned at that time said
her name was J ulia Tracy, and her rertdamie
New York.
Coal Miner's Koike.
Ai lbktowk, pa., July 9.?Tbe coal minora at
Eckley and Buckmountain collieries struck tbls
morning for an advance in their wages. It !i
expected that by to-morrow morn lngtbere will
be a general strike In the Hazel ton region.
Ctnciknatt, July 9.?The loss on Cook* carriage
factory, which was destroyed by lire, hat
night, will not be as great as first reported.
portion of tbe factory was saved. It Is probable
tbe loss will not exceed $40,000.
A Prisoner Sentenced.
Niw IIavsn, cokn., July 9.?Elijah W. Smith,
who was convicted of attempting to potaonWm.
s. crofut and family, was sentenced to tan
3 ears in prison, the smallest sentence allowable.
Vermont Editor* Excartlag.
rcti.ano, vt? July 9.?Tbe VennontEdltcrtB
Association, with ladles of their families, leave
here tbls p.m. via Troy for New York.
The Market*.
BALTIMORE. July 9.?Virginia sfaus. M. *wdp
deferred,es.;daoonrol. 6?*?" daMeandanSa
32; do. i<ett out coupons, 7fc\. North CH?m?
new, 18 bid today. 8ug~*_BALTIMORE,
July .-Cotton duTl-mlddlhsr.
12at. Flour firm and higher?Howard strec.t*od waatjraniw,
8.29*378:daextra,4.00*4.79. dated*
C.t-oaM8; city ml11c super. 8.28*3 79: M ?a
v2J?4.75: do. Bio brands. ?.00*6.24; MapMS
fan.1 j. 7.00. Wheat. southern lower and riiih i
tte decline; wertern steady?southern red. LUu.1T'
r o. an her, LSOal 21; Ba 8 Fnuwytvanh i*i l.ni
I rloi 1 nominal; western firmer and lustier asolo
t-rn white, 82; da yelknr. 48; wsctarn mixed, oast
and July, 44lt; August, 48*4*46. Bsptenber. SfQa
; steamer, 42)4443 Oaks ?te*Ay sod lii a auiai
ern 40*43, western whtte. 38*40; da mixed, 98*9v;
Pennsylvania, 38a40. Bye steady
and ec*rce?prime Pennsylvania and Mm ilaon
14 0^al6.00. Provisions nrm?mesa pork. 10 tli
Uulk meats?loose shoulders, 4>?: clear ru ddas_
t- u; pecked, 4>J and 6)4. Bacon?shoulders, 8: ?f**r
rib aides, S. Hams. 11aIX Lard, 7. Butt* Arml>rlme
to choice western packed, ISall. Sins sasae*
. na firm 1L Petroleum dull?erode natal**!; ra*
lined t>.?7. Ooffee firm *nd unchanged. VUdf
cnchamted. Freights to Liverpool per sImbs
flimer?cotton. 3-lRd.; flour, 9a; graa, 8M*8d.
oorp.29.60d. -
NEW YORK, July 9 -Stocks strong. Koo*. 8*
4. exchange, long, 485*, short. 4?7* Ooviromarts
quiet
NEW YORK. July 9.-Flour a shade IItip
Wheat 1*1 J* oenta batter sod fairly acttva Oar*
moderately active.
LONDON, July 9. 19:30 p. ~ lIlTi
nionty, w7 13-16; tor the aooount. 97 is-14. Ira,
2814. I'Jicoi* Ontrfcl, 9L Pennsylvania OaottoL
4(v*. Hew Jersey Oentral, 54. Bawling, 88,
LONDON. Ju'y 9, 4Tm.-DTbo?dT4* par
Brie, pre'erred, 98M. Pennsylvania
Oentral, 41. New Jersey Central,
kxw torx maftlth this aptolvoox.
ga.Sv. feif! #Z3
Thx "amsrican Ikstitctb or Ivsnwcnoa
met in tbe pavlllion at tbe Fabyan Howe. In toe
White Mountain* New Hampshire, yeetonlsy
Judah Dana, of Vermont, delivered an address*
on '"Old and New Methods In Teaching." He
compared tbe old system, when scholars weio
taught self-reliance, with tbe modern, wblob
offers every help and tends to enervate aad Injure.
He proposed to combine the two and eocourage
children to work themselves and not
rely on the teacher. Mr. Morse, of Connecticut,
said he thought the old system of using the
rod Judiciously had been tbe salvation of many
pupils. Mr. stone, of Massachusetts, indorsed
the argument of the rod. Hon. Hesiy BarnaitL
of Connecticut, in an address on destitute and
neglected children, expressed the opinion
5 to 90 per oent. of crime could be done away
wit h by educating tbetn. He favored Indbstrial
Echools, supported by taxation, and agencies in
every state to find homes for this class. Hon.
John Hancock, of Ohio, thought no stigma
should attach to children or reformatory institutions.
??rr,.^,njk,n*!sce
to navioation.?a meeting la
Philadelphia jesterday, called by tbe Maritime
Exchange, resolved that the proposed wire oabto
tot he bed of the Delaware river, between Philadelphia
and bordentown. N. J., to be used for
towing purposes on the Belgian system, would
ne a nlDdraiice to navigaiiOD, aod consequently
^practicable. ^ ^
Ai?v"L HsaoKu oovxrsor.?gov. Qoliiday.
?f \ lrginia, has taken a determined stand In bis
lefusal to interfere with the verdicts of lurtea
n capital case^. The (Governor thinks tbit
when a man has had a fair trial by a Jury of
His peers he should not interfere with the execution
of the laws unless there Is some special
claims upon him for executive mercy.
Tns Winkkr8 at Long Branch <n. J.) raoea
> esieraay were as follows;?Uulwark, one mtla.
n 1 Si; sensation, Ave furlonga, in l.ot; SpeoAlirift,
mile and a-hair. in *.68; niot, mile soda,
juarter, in 2.19\; Jerrtco, mile aad Ave.
lghths, in 8.08 s,; Problem, steeple &
' M.
Advicxs from Mxxroo announces rhar thn
lex lean war vessel, tbe Llbertad tbecrew"at
k hich mutinied, returned to Vera' Cruz on the
mh of June and suirendered to the au&SStSf
here were several dead bodies and prtsooers
errcvoft ^ ^iE?3E
- Arnold, conn.,
oelebrated tbe centennial annlverrZZJZ
. .^urntng ot 11141 *?wn by tbe British
WTtI? toy Rev. Dr. *
^v* 1>r- Samuel Osgood, Oov.
ndrews, Rev. Dr. Clark, of New York; p. t
*rnum and others, and a poem byRev ji
Lombard. About l.ooo guests were enterlined
at collation. There waa alao an artillery
alute and a grand display of bunting.
A Firs at Clitiukd, Ohio, yeaterdar.
inaed tbe following losacs; Tbe variety Lroo
'OTks, 988,000: jtt. Denham, planing ?
?,ooo; Wood, Perry & Co., on lumber,
be loas on tbe Atlantic freight depot waaaboat
10,000.
jmedatrort Moyoe^v^ii!?^
pad.
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