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VOL. VI.—NO 78.
The War Mews Ikl ITnAerwooda
and Holbrooke la Carter tioaaiy
-The Ka4 of
A correspondent at Mt. Sterling, Ky.,
gives a detailed history of the Under
wood-Holbrook feud In Carter County.
The qnarrel began just after the war,
in September, 1865. Jesse Underwood,
a son of old George Underwood, got into
a bar room qnarrel with a man who
oalled for a "Jeff Davis drink," and in
tho fight that ensued George Trumbo
was shot and killed by Jesse. Many
efforts were made by the authorities to
aapture Jesse, and in one of the raids
on the Underwood "fort" 'Squire Hol
brook shot and serionely wounded the
young man, thus starting the feud be
tween the two famllies.At length Jesse,
to avoid so much fighting, went to
Iowa, and then there was peace for a
time. Hostilities were renewed, how
ever, when old George Underwood be
bail for some men charged with
Tbe war waa soon in ftili progress
again, and many were killed on both
sides. Lewis Underwood was shot
throngh the stomach, and lingered two
years with a wonnd through which the
process of digestion oould be seen. Jesse
came back from Iowa to see bis brother
before he died, and the affair culmina
ted in a siege of the cabin in which the
whole Underwood family had gathered.
The siege lasted nineteen days, and
finally, when a surrender was agreed
to, nothing waa done by the authori
ties, and through the agency of Jesse
peace prevailed again. Besides being
a specially good shot, Jesse had fallen
iu love with a neighbor's daughter,
and it wonld have been considered a
breach of etiquette to shoot him daring
his courtship. From this point the
correspondent goes on as follows:—
Old George promised JeBse that he
would sell ont and move to Iowa, and
Jesse again started for tbe West, tak
ing a yonng wife with him. Travelling
overlaud to a point on the Ohio, where
he intended to take a steamboat, he
was followed by the Sheriff of Lewis
oounty—the old rewards of the killing
of Trumbo, twelve years before were
thought to be still outstanding. They
ambushed in the path of the bridal
conpie late one night, and as they pas
sed opened fire on them, badly wound
ing Jesse at the first shot. But he
fought desperately, killed one of the
posse outright, and wounded two oth
ers before he fell, bleeding from half a
dozen shots. He was taken to the Bath
Connty Jail, a new indictment for the
murder of Trnmbo is framed, and he
was in jail awaiting trial, when in the
spring of 1878, he esoaped and made
liis way back to Carter. His wife waa
dead, meanwhile, but his brother Lew
is was lingering from the wound of a
year before.
Jesse only left tbe fort thereafter to
attend church meetings, but with the
precaution of two revolvers and his
shotgun. The hatchet was buried for
nearly a year.
May last that it was dug np, and the
complete wiping out of the adult Un
derwoods was the result. On that day
Elverton Underwood was shot while
surrounded by his obildren. Two bul
lets passed through his body. They
were fired from amimsh. Jesse olaimed
that he traoed the assassins to 'Squire
Holbrook's and that the tracks of one
of them were those of the old 'Squire
himself. But his brother Lewis was
dying, and Jesse did nothing until in
September death released the boy from
two years of great suffering, when the
bloody work was renewed.
The boy died September 1. Septem
ber 5 'Sqnlre Holbrook and his son
were shot at as they were catching a
horse in the pasture adjoining their
bouse. A rifle bail passed through tbe
old 'Squire's brain, aud be fell dead.
The sou escaped. September 8 Wm.
Underwood was shot through the
heart while at work. September 12
DavidAVilson, of the Holbrooks, was
shot at from ambush, and his left arm
shattered. September 15, as old George
Underwood was stepping out of the
door of ihe fort sixteen shotB were fired
from behind tire trees opposite. Ho
was badly wounded in the arm and
shoulder, and the women dragged him
in aud sent for Jesse.
Jesse was ont in the forest and at
once hastened home. Just as be was
entering the door one of the three
shots from the brush-oovered hillside
opposite struck him iu the shoulder,and
pausing through his left lung, came
out on the other side of his body. He fell
across thedoorsill. but the ready hands
of the women dragged him in before
another shot oould finish him. Then
began a drama unparalleled even in
the history of these monntain outrages.
The Holbrook faotion rose from their
mliush,and rushed yelling to the door,
nside there were huddled a dozen
oineu and children and on two eoru
«sk pallets the father and son were
ying mortally wounded. There was
ittle to eat or drink in tho house,
wound it the Holbrooks established a
sordou of sentries, and for seventeen
lays the door was never opened, ex
lept that a shot warned tbe women to
ilose it speedily. On Sunday, four
lays after Jesee was shot, the wails of
he women inside gave notioe that the
"an wrb dead; but, as they had before
refused to allow auy doctor to go to the
relief of the wounded men, so now the
besieging party gave notice that any
■nan or woman, either in the house or
outside, who attempted to bury the
•cad man, would need to arrange for
bis or her own funeral,
in this stress old George Underwood
Jid manage to get a message to the
' (in nty Judge at Grayson, nineteen
niics distant, asking him for protec
ion. That offloial ordered the Sheriff
<> take a posse, bury the dead, and
•riug to Gray sou the women, children,
*nd the one wounded survivor; but so
Heat was tbe terrrorism that the Sheriff
culd induce not a single man in the
°nnty to accompany him. Then the
mveruor was telegraphed to for a com
"»ny of militia, but without suocees.
Un Sunday, Ootober 12, the four wo
?®fl. a daughter, with two nieces, and
"e steter-in-law of the old man, wsre
"'spina watoh beside his pallet. At a
beck at the door the women peered
■tit throngh a loophole and saw ajgroup
It was on the 20th of
of Mm* tw.nty men with blackened
Inert in th. yard. They d.manded ad
mittance, averring that Caleb White
and John Martin had been seen to enter
the house. They promised safety to
the eld man and'tbe women if they
were allowed to enter. The old man
consented, and they searoked the house
wlthont finding the men, but they seis
ed old George's arsenal. It consisted
of six guns, fire pistols, three bowie
knives, and a sword. They laughed
as they uncovered Jesse's corpse and
then asked the old man to show hia
Old George stooped over to take off
the bandage. ''Let's bring this meet
ing to a dose," said the leader, as he
raised hia gnn and emptied a load of
buckshot into the old man's body.—
Another at the same moment shot him
through the head, and he fell forward
on his face dead. Through the wound
in hie body a man's fist might be
throat. Then the band went away.
The father of the Underwoods had,
in some time past, befriended Frank
MoFarran, of Olive Hill. The morning'
after the mnrder Agnes McFarran went
about among the neighbors begging for
asBistanoe to bnry the dead at Fort Un
derwood, but no one would venture.—
Then the girl and her father started for
the house alone. They expeoted noth
ing short of death, but happily found
that the besieging party, having finish
ed their work, had disappeared. The
scene inside the cabin cannot be de
scribed, but with the helpof theX'nder
wood women the two bodies were giveu
decent burial, theories of the mourners
echoing throngh the stillness of the for
A Tragic Dcatb.
George Winner was the fireman of
the four o'olook express on the Reading
route from New York which left that
city on Tnesday evening far Philadel
phia. When his train was between
Koeelle and Cranford, New Jersey, it
passed coal train 81, east bound, the
fireman of whioh threw off a piece of
slate taken from tbe coal on the tender.
The slate passed throngh the window of
Ihe express engine, shattering it to
atoms, and terribly crushing Win
ner's skull,
train was stopped and be was taken to
a drng store, where bis bead was
dressed. Less than an hour after he
was a corpse. The fireman of the coal
train, unaware of the fatal results of
his aotion, reported on his arrival at
Elizabeth "that as he threw out a piece
of elate he heard some glass crash in the
Philadelphia exprees." When he re
ceived the news of Winner's death he
wae prostrated with grief. The victim
leaves a bride at Sommerville, New
Jersey, and his father is an old and
highly-respeoted looomotive engineer.
At Cranford the
Bobbing Children.
On Tuesday afternoon a little girl,
daughter of Charles Minard, of Phil
adelphia, was approached by a strange
woman in that city, who induced her
to go to Eighth and Market streets with
her, where she robbed her of a pair of
emerald and gold ear-rings, cloak and
ooat, silk handkerchief,eto. The woman
told the ohild that she would give her
some cakes; then taking her into a
store selected four pairs of stockings,
telling the woman who kept it that she
did not know whether they would fit
her mother, and
she returned w
took another girl
emith'e on Third street, where she left
her, and has not been seen since.
Immense Grain Mhlpmenls.
Enormous quantities of g ain are on
the way te New York, by rail and canal.
Official figures show that np to Saturday
last there were on the canals, bound
for tide-water, 2,802,000 bushels of
wheat, 1,105,000 bushels of corn, 784,
000 bushels of barley and 71,000 bush
els of rye. The rail and lake shipments
according to official returns, for four
weeks ending Ootober 18, was, of wheat,
11,376,440 bushels; corn, 8,791,881
bushels; oats, 2,010,335 bushels; bar
ley, 1,386,712 bushels; rye, 574,048
bnshelB. The wheat crop for 1879 has
been computed at 425,000,000.
e little girl until
them. She then
i her to a lock
A Rabe Mhoota Itself.
A strings case of shooting occurred in
New York on Monday, the victim being
a baby seventeen months' old. Mrs.
Millerman, tbo mother of the child, was
iu delicate health, and was in the habit
of Bleeping on a lounge, and every
night she placed a revolver under the
lounge pillow when retiring. On Mon
day morning she neglected to remove
the pistol, and her child playing in the
room found it, and by some means dis
charged it, shooting itself in the abdo
men. The physicians say there is very
little hope of the child's recovery.
Analber FacIHc Railroad In Pros
Judge Baker, Vice-l'resident of the
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad,
who has just returned to St. Louie from
New York, says preliminary arrange
ments are now being made for the com
pletion of the above named road from
Vinita, Indian Territory, its present
terminus, lo the I'acifio Ocean ; also,
that <20,000,001 of German capital at 0
per cent, can be had to construct the
road. If this arrangement is completed
tile road will be built under tbe land
grant originally given by Congress to
the Atlantic and Pacific Railway.
Nchaylcr Uoltax'a I.eclure.
Schuyler Colfax lectured in Balti
more on Tuesday evening to an audienoe
whioh included President Hayes and
Postmaster General Key. The President
received a hearty welcome,
course of his lecture, Mr. Colifax hav
ing oooasion to mention the name of
General Grant, there was a tempest
of applanse, which continued for some
in the
Killed Willi .Hoc.
During a quarrel on Monday be
tweon two oolored men, William John
and Samuel MoGoings, on a farm
near Bristol, Md., Johnson strnck Go
ings over the head with a hoe, fraotur
ing his skull, from the effeots of whioh
he died on Tuesday. Johnson has es
An honest indlfferenoe to many pre
vailing complaints is the result of using
Dr. Bull'* Baltimore Pill>. »*!•
by all drnggtsts.
ATsf-llefll Demolished' and Two
Mon Instantly Killed.
t'roni to-day's Philadelphia Times.
New Yoke, October 29.
The tug Daniel Brown fastened on to
the bark Henry Kobbe.from Providence,
this morning, and steamed down the
Bast river. When off Pier 50 there
was an explosion. The noise, similar
to a cannon, startled the 'longshoremen
and those at work along tho piers.
They looked np, to see the air filled
with Hying debris. The tug was no
where to be seen and the bark was
tossing as if lifted by a great upheaval
of the water. Captain H. C. Smith
was on board the bark, giving direc
tions as to the lines. Suddenly, as he
was giving orders to the pilot of the
tow-boat, she rose ont of the water
seemingly, and the air was filled with
pieces of splintered wood and iron.
Her boiler had exploded. What there
was left of the shattered hulk went to
tho bottom immediately. At the time
of the explosion there were fonr men
on the boat. Fireman William Van
Aken and deck hand Daniel Haveland
were missing. It is supposed they
were instantly killed and tlieir bodies
scattered over the water with the flying
debris. Officer Bedell, of the steamboat
squad, shortly after the explosion
picked up on Pier 38 two pairs of
trousers, badly rent, the log-book of
the tug-boat and one vest. John Stewart,
the cook, bad a narrow escape. He
was blown into the water and rescued
by a row boat. He was only slightly
bruised and out. George Coons, the
engineer, was severely injured, and
as his bronzed form was taken out of
the water and conveyed to the pier the
horror-stricken crowd fell back and
made way for the bearers to convey the
moaning sufferer to the Seventh pre
cinct station house, in Madison street.
Around Captain Hillard C. Smith
thronged eager questioners, although
he was almoBt stunned by the terrible
scene that had jnst taken plaoe before
bis eyes. Captain Smith thinks the
cause of the explosion was a flaw in the
are much more
His Homespnn .Talk at Gold Hill.
Sax Fraxcisco, Oot. 29. — A Virginia
City (Nev.) dispatch says that General
Grant and party descended the C. and
C. shaft to-day, and visited the lower
levels of the Bonanza mines, under the
guidance of J. W. Maokey, and subse
quently went throngh a number of
mills. Later General Grant visited the
hall of the Paoifio Coast Pioneers, aud
was made an honorary member, A
badge of offics and credentials of the
society were given him. He was intro
duced by Dr. Harris. Colonel Robert
Taylor delivered the address, to whioh
the General responded as follows:
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentle
men, Members of the Sooietv of the
Paciilo Coast Pioneers: Your president
has already said what I feel in appre
ciation of my reception here. Nothing
which I received abroad was such a
source of pleasure to me. I do not
mean by that to disparage my greeting
abroad. It was honest aud hearty,
aud showed the high esteem felt for
our country by foreign nations. It
would have been quite different a cen
tury ago. Now we are regarded as
tbe most powerful nation on tbe earth.
We have much whioh European na
tions have not; that is, we have a pop
ulation which as yet does not
threaten to crowd any inhabited dis
trict or exhaust the productive
ness of the soil. We have an ex
tensive soil and immense undeveloped
resources to exhaust before our popula
tion will become so dense as to make
the raising of sufficient to livo on a seri
ous problem. In this respect we have
great promise for the future. The fact
of tho matter is
thought of abroad than we think of our
selves. Yet at the same time we think
considerable of ourselves, aud we are a
little conceited over our advan ages.
[Langhter.] Newspapers and politi
cians, however, think there are a good
many bad people in tile world, and
that things are on the verge of ruin;
but I guess we aro all right. [Laugh
ter.] Still we can be improved. If I
was not an American, I wonld not dare
to talk like this for fear of being
mobbed. [Laughter.] 1 thank you
all for this kindly expression of your
A Wild Man.
iu Colusa county, California, there
is a "wild man," who liveB in the
woods, obtains food by robbing sheep
herds' cabins, and wears no attire ex
cept a breech clout. He is described
as 35 or 40 years of age, apparently,
with a long, shaggy beard, long and
irregular hair, and a body burned by
the sun to a toffee color, and in many
places covered with a thick growth of
hair. No oue has been able to learn
his history or who he is. Occasionally
he meets hunters or travelers, and
asks foi tobacco, but he refuses to an
swer any questions, and as soon as he
gets his tobacco starts back for the
brush. It is supposed that he was
originally a fugitive from justice, and
that he has become so accustomed to
his solitary life that it is second natnre
to him.
marine Dlaaatera.
A largo fleet of coasting vessels put
into Gloucester, Mass., yesterday, to
escape a severe storm prevailing along
the New Kugland coast. Tile sohooner
Mary Mifliin, of Warren, R. I., with a
oargo ot coal, foundered off Saybrook,
Conn., yesterday morning. Her crew
were saved. Large numbers of vessels
also sought a harbor at Portsmouth,
N. H., Newport, R. I., and St. John,
N. B. It is reported that two men who
went to Isle Haute about two weeks
ago to search for Captain Kidd's treas
ure and two others who went to bring
them back to St. John, hav© been lost.
There was heavy rain and high wind
at Halifax and throughout New Bruns
wiok on Tnesday night.
The Board of Pardons at Harriabnrg
on Wednesday reoommended a pardon
for Georee MoGoldrick, who robbed the
"Widow 01lv.r'B" alleged bmband in
that olty last spring.
A Maw Who wag AeooMta* «f
Charge of Harder, Iwl.S hr
8t. Louis, Oct. 29.—A "Globe Demo
crat" special from Keokuk, Iowa, says:
"The case of 'Bill' Young, whose trial
for the murder of Lewis Spencer and
fonr children near Luray, Clarke Coun
ty, Mo., in 1877, closed at Kahoka on
Saturday last and resulted in a verdict
of not guilty, culminated to-day in a
resort to mob violenoe. There was strong
circumstantial evidence against Young,
but the proseoution was greatly weak
ened by the fiasco of Detective Lane in
attempting to acoount for the bloody
overalls. Although acquitted, a ma
jority of the people of Clarke County
were convinced of his guilt, and, how
ever much they may deprecate lynch
law, it is safe to say that thepnblic at
large who had read the evidenoe shared
this opinion. It was not known or even
spread outside of Clarke County, how
ever, that any move would be made to
execute summary punishment. On
Sunday afternoon Yonng was married,
at Kahoka, to Miss Lydia Bray, of Ohio,
to whom he was engaged before his
arrest, and who has been in this State
for the past four months assisting him
in preparing his defense.
They arrived in this city on Monday
evening, and remained here until this
morning, when they left for Young's
home, near Luray. Their movements
had been closely watched. Last night
a mob, numbering from 100 to 200 men,
assembled north of Kahoka, and was
wailing there this morning when the
train passed. Finding that Young went
on to his home, they followed on hurse
back and in wagons, and, after his ar
rival there, surrounded his home, and
demanded liia surrender.
Young who was acoompauied by J.
C. Coffman, of Toledo, Ohio, one of his
attorneys, refused to surrender and
opened fire on the mob. Shots were
exchanged and firing was kept up nntil
Young was wounded. Eight men then
forced their way into the house, took
Young out and hanged him: The most
intense excitement prevails.
Virginia BeadJ alter*.
At a meeting of readjustee in Freder
icksburg, Va., on Tnesday night, J. L.
Powell, candidate tor State Senator, de
nounced John Taylor, of the "Recor
der," to the audience as "a liar and
a coward." Taylor drew a pistol, but
it was struck down before it was dls
charged. Powell then drew his pistol,
bnt was immediately disarmed. There
was great confusion in the meeting, but
appeals from leading citiaens restored
order, and Powell resuming the stand,
improved the occasion by saying that
■'those who wonld not meeet him as
gentlemen were liars and oowardB."
Later in the evening the difficulty be
tween Powell and his editorial critio
was Battled by mntnal retractions.
Bazar4's Baai—
A Washington correspondent writes:
The friends of Senator Bayard says
that he is taking a great deal of qniet
comfort over the Ohio election, for he
does not believe that Senator Thnrman
and tbe other fiat money Democrats in
Congress will be so anxious to kiok him
off tke Finanoe Committee as they weie
last spring. Mr. Bayard believes that
the next National Democratic Conven
tion will deolare in favor ef hard money
principles, which he alone, of all the
prominent Democrats in Congress, has
been advocating. Mr. Bayard looks up
on the downfall of Thurman as a vindi
cation of himself and the course he
pursued in Congress last session.
The Weal Point (Va.) Fire.
The lire at West Point, Va., was less
destructive than first reported, not
more than about 250 bales ot cotton
having been consumed. The fire wae
started by sparks from a passing loco
R. G. Peter's saw mill and stock of
lumber at Manistee, Mich., was burned
yesterday. Loss, <50,000.
The main building of the Meriden
Malleable Iron Company at Meriden,
Conn., was damaged by fire to the ex
tent of <20,000 last night.
How lo Nnceeed.
if your seat is too hard to sit upon,
stand up ; if a rock rises up before you,
roll it away or climb over it; if you
wish fer confidence, prove yourself
worthy of it; if you want money earn
it; it takes longer to skin an elephant
that a mouse, but the skin is worth
something ; do not be content with what
another has done, surpass it; deserve
sac-cess and it will come ; the boy was
born a man ; the sun does not rise like
a rocket nor go down like a bullet shot
from a gun, slowly but surely it makes
its round aud never tires ; it is as easy
to be a leader as a wheel horse; if the
job be long the pay will be greater; if
the task be hard the more competent
yon must be to do it. E. P. H.
Women's National Temperance
The Woman's National Christian
Temperance Union met yesWday in
Indianapolis, Mrs. Wittenmyer presi
ding. A "oonseoration meeting" was
held, after which the President read
her annual address. The Treasurer's
report showed increased receipts, espe
cially in Iowa and Illinois. In the even
ing addresses were made by Mrs. Mary
T. Lathrop, of Michigan, and Mrs. Fran
ces D. Willard, of Illinois.
All babies are diminative Caesars,
since they come they see, they conquer
sometimes by their gentle stillness, bnt
ofteuer by continued uproarious crying
induoed by Colic, Teething, Flatuleuoe,
etc. Dr. Bull's Iiaby Syrup by its
gentle yet speoifio influence quiets the
little ones without ever producing the
least Injurious effect. Physicians
recommend it. Ask for it at your drug
The Mayor of Louisville has received
a telegram from General Grant in reply
to an invitation to visit that city. The
General says he does not know when he
will be going eaBt of Illinois, but when
he visits Indianapolis he will extead
his trip to Louisville.
The Chancery Court at Louisville on
Wednesday granted injunctions against
the Commonwealth Distribution Com
pany of Kentnoky and Marry, Franoe
£ Co., for "drawing illegal lotterisa.
The exhibition of the Node In the
Black Art.
toxnosr, Oct. 29—In the Lord May
or's court at the Mansion House to-day,
at the oonolnsion of a ease wherein
bookseller was summoned for exposing
photographs of simi-nude Zulus, the
summons having been dismissed, A1
derman Nottage, who is a director
the London Stereoscopic and Photo
graphic Company, which printed the
photographs, arose and said, "On last
Thursday, when I was not here"—
The Lord Mayor interrupted him and
said: "I cannot allow you to address
the Court." (Cries of "shame" aooom
panied by hisseB and uproar.)
Alderman Nottage—"I insist upon
my right as a magistrate to be heard
here." (Loud applause.)
The Lord Mayor—"Officer, do your
duty." (Hisses.)
Alderman Nottage—"I repeat, I in
sist upon my rights to be heard in reply
to observations you made behind my
back last Thursday." (Applause and
a voice, "Speak to the reporters.")
At this point the Lord Mayor left the
court amidst loud groans, hisses and
cries of "Shame."
Alderman Nottage—"The Lord Mayor
has been pleased to say that he would
scorn to take the profit out of such in
decent stuff."
The Lord Mayor (returning) ordered
the court to be cleared.
A Beene of wild confusion and tumult,
with groans and cheers, ensued.
Alderman Nottage—"Shonld, yon de
cline to hear me—and you are supposed
to be dispensing j notice from that seat
—I impeach you, in the name of the
citizens of London,with having brought
discredit on your office, and with hav
ing violated the duty which belongs to
that anoient chair."
The Court was then cleared amidst
groans, cheers, hisses, cries of "Shame!"
and great uproar and excitement.
Crops— Fire—Geology—Company A
Correspondence ol the Republican.
Oct. 28, 1879.
Mkhsbs. Editokb :—The wheat has
come up and is growing finely. The
corn is a full crop in this Hundred this
On Saturday last a stack of abont
three tons of straw, belonging to Mr.
H. C. Talley, caught fire and was con
sumed, bnt fortunately the barn and
other ont-buildings were saved. Mr.
Talley has no idea how the fire origi
Mr. John Smedley, a geologist, has
discovered garnet in great quantity on
the farm of James Lancaster, about two
miles above tbe State line, in Bethel
Township, Pa. A New York company
have leased tbe land for three years,
and are getting ont abont twelve tons a
week for shipment to New York.
Hr. Evan Righter having a sore
on his left hand, and being unable to
work, and Company A, oi the Corn
Hnsking Regiment, of Wilmington,
hearing of it, resolved that his corn
crop should be saved, and on Thursday
last the company drove out to the farm
of Mr. Righter, and, with the assistance
of Mr. B. Fraim and wife and others,
the corn was husked and safely stowed
away in the orib. They all seemed to
enjoy the work, and the time was very
pleasantly spent.
Mr. A. D. Hanby has his new house
roofed iu, and he expects to have a part
finished ready to move in before Christ
Mr. W. T. Galbreath has the contract
to rebnild the barn of Jeremiah Brown,
whioh was destroyed by fire by being
struck by lightning some time ago.
Art Collection,
A beautiful collection of artistic or
of naments is now on exhibition at the
anotion store of Thomas M. Ogle, No.
506 Market street. The collection com
prises Florentine and Carrara marble
ornaments bronze and French clocks
ex- and statuary. The clocks range from
14 np to 21 days. The collection will
be sold at auction, the sale commencing
at 2 o'clock to-day and continuing this
evening at 7.30. Sales being held each
day at theBe houre until all are dis
porte ,l 0 f. Lovers of the beautiful in
ar t should attend this sale as the col
(motion is said to be the finest ever
brought to this city.
«»ld Flab.
A beautiful gold fish was caught in
the Delaware river a short distance
below the month of the Christiana on
Wednesday by Hiram Haines. It is
of a bright red color, fully 12 inches
iu length, aud the largest fish of the
kind we have ever seen. It was pre
if senterl through Mr. William Simpson,
to a gentleman on West street who has
a flue aquarium in which it will be
Sold Out.
T. M. Ogle sold yesterday afternoon
the stock and fixtures belonging to the
late firm of Todd, Pratt fit Co., by order
of John E. Frock, to whom ^n assign
ment had been made for the benefit of
numerous creditors. The lease for the
building No. 307 King street, expires
Maroh 25th, 1881, was sold to Allen
Smith for $555, and by him it will be
assigned to Thomas Pratt, who will
continue the produce commission busi
Delra.tr* Elected.
At a meeting of the members of tbe
Reformed Bpiseopal Church of the
Covenant last evening, Messrs. Isaac
V. Lloyd, Isaac W. Hallam, Frank Ma
son and Robert Roberts, were elected
delegates to the Reformed Episcopal
Synod which meets in Philadelphia on
Monday, Nov. 3rd. The Synod will
probably he i. session for several days.
PreachlKK To-morrow.
$lder A. B. Francis will preach to
morrow (Friday) evening at the Old
Baptist Meeting Bouse, Tenth and
King streets, at half-past seven o'clook.
Beats free _
There will be regular religions servi
ces at the Household of Faith church
this evening, at 7.30 o'clock. All are
Hr. O'Byrne at New York.
The Evening Republican of Philadel
phia says: "Mr. O'Byrne of Delaware,"
is the way our silver-tongned John
spoken of in the New York papers.—
"Mr O'Byrne" went to Brooklyn on
Monday, and in the evening he sat in
the Academy of Music listening to Sam
Randall talk about the "clean and
economical administration" of Lucius
Robinson. Sam does not appear to be
posted in New York. How' about that
railroad <200,000 steal, in which Gov
ernor Robinson figured so conspiouous
John O'Byrne made a speech too,
which we will condense in a few words:
[ "The Democratic party secured to Irish
men their citizenship, and they won't
rote against a party that has done
| them this favor." When John said
pied, will only hold about 8,000 per
this, some person in the audience shout
ed : "Hooraw I" in a brogue that could
not be mistaken. Evidently the poor
fellow thought "Mr. O'Byrne, from
Delaware," was telling tbe truth ; bat
nobody kDows better than the r
Mr. O'Byrne, that Irishmen had their
citizenship secured to them long before
the Democratio party, as we understand
it, was thought of.
The "Herald" of this morning, gives
a considerable portion of the speech of
Mr. O'Byrne, and states from a Demo
cratic paper that there were 16,000 per
sons present. At the outset of Mr. O'
Byrne's speech he was met with cheers
and hisses for John'Kelly, but finally
his silver-tongued eloquence prevailed,
and order was restored. The New York
"Tribune," of to-day, ridicules the
idea of 15,000 or 20,000 being present,
as the bnilding, when every inch of
sitting or standing room in it is occn
Entertainment Tbla Evening.
The complimentary entertainment
given by the Moral Suasion Reform As
sociation to tbe Misses Roberts, "The
Canary Birds," promises to be more
than enjoyable. Extra pains have been
taken with tbe programme, and as a
consequence extra attractions will be
presented this evening. The prioe of
admission will be but 10 and 15 cts.
Holly Tree Inn Service.
While they seem to be holding meet
ings at the above named place irrespec
tive of creed or doctrine, yet it seemed
last night that tbe old time fire of
Methodism was burning in the hearts
of the people. Two sonls were happily
converted to God, amid the shouts and
hallelujahs of those who were laboring
for their conversion.
Hr. nheyaey East Nlabt.
Rev. Josephus Cheyney lectured at
the hall of the M. S. R. A., last even
ing, on "What they Say," to a pretty
fair audience. Mr. Cheyney will again
lecture for the olnb on Friday evening,
Nov. 7th, and a packed honae shonld
greet him. _
Isaao N. Morris, who was a member
of tbe Illinois Legislature, in 1846, and
a Representative in the Thirty-fifth and
Thirty-sixth Congresses, died od Wed
nesday, in Chicago, aged 67 years.
Sun rises 0.27.Sun sets 6.00.
Another splendid day.
More fruit jars at the 90 cent store.
Apples have suddenly risen to $4 a barrel.
Salt oysters, Ice cold, lor sale at Fullmer's.
Wilmington does not believe InLynch-law.
Pure cider vinegar at Weldin St Lloyd's, at
Seventh and King.
The roar oi Republican thunder will be
heard irom the north next Tuesday.
Rutter sold as high as tlfty cents a pound at
West Chester yesterday.
Repairing promptly and neatly done by
L. F. Adair, No. 207 Market street.
Notwithstanding the active business toom
there are still some persons who have no em
Mince meat has appeared in the market
and sells lor ten cents a pound.
Silver American watches as low as 910, at
Millard F. Davis', No. 9 E. Second street.
People are surprised at the partisan com
plexion oi the jury list from Wilmington. •
The small boy at school thinks about chest
nut gathering, and then he examines the
teacher's ruler and the soles ol his mother's
slippers before he plays truant.
pping and leeching at No. 103 £. Second
t. Residence No. 403 East Second street.
Scandal mongers are In their glory now,
and aro laying up a rich harvest for winter
The barrel couldn't save Ohio, and it will
alse be unable te savo New Yora.
Chieken salad at Fullmer's.
$ 20,000 is what Barnura took away lor his
three days' tour of the Delaware peninsula.
When a dog wags his tall is itnotpurp
etual motion 7
The " Axminster " is the handsomest aDd
most economical parlor stove in the market;
lound only at Qulgg's, Ninth and Shipley.
Cupid seems to have stolen a march upon
some oi the first families of Wilmington, and
is now busily engaged in binding captive
willing hearts in hymen's bonds.
EH Crosier, President of " Wc the Peo
ple," proposes to run the City Hospital on one
del ar a day without whiskey except lor me
dicinal purposes, and without leasts on public
Cove plants, Cbincoteague and- all of the
best grades ol oysters received dailv at Gard
ner's oyster depot, cor. Seventh and Shipiey.
This line balmy weather Is very pleasan',
but the farmers would rAther see a brisk, rat
tling rain at the risx of blowing down some
apple trees. .
In addition to tbe dry spell farmers say the
Hessian fly has attacked their wneat crops.
Just elegant are the ladies and gents' hats
sold by (J. S. Humphrey, the hatter, 210 Mar
ket street. Full line of light and heavy gloves,
seal caps and f urs.
Barroom setters along Front and Water
streets, it Is said, can outset anv hen that was
ever hatched.
A general investigation should now be In
stituted by the weather wise iu reg ird to the
goose's breast bone ami the hog's liver, and
the result made known, so that peop e can
lay in coal accordingly and prepare their win
ter ulsters.
Notice to the Public.—1 will hali-folc and
heel boots and shoes for $ 1 , other mending in
proportion, John £. Bailey, S. W. corner ol
Seventh and Tatnall streets.
Woods are now clothed in their irorgeous
autumn apparel.
The short tailed ox views the frost bitten fly
with a peculiar grin ef pleasure.
Chicken croquettes at Fullmer's.
Let tho Pennsylvania railroad Into WiU
mington if It wants to be In.
Galvanized wire spout guards lor keeping
leaves out of rain spouts; also galvanized
clothes lire sold by Arthur W. Drown. W ire
goods and seeds at No. 224 W. .Second* street.
Do you mind when I scaled the back-yard
To see if >ou left me a nete?
Old Tray gave chase across the lawn,
And 1 fell over the goat ?
Do yeu think of the night 1 took yon home,
An 1 1 asked for a modest kiss t
You said no; I must go;
Thai your dad would be
Do remember that?
"Provl.e.tlai Calls"—c«
Bebnksd - Railroad AeeldsaS —
la veiling a Confederate Mona.
(■•■t-The Yellow Fever —Other
Yoeft, Aeeldeat*.
Incidents ...
In the Ameriosn Missionary Associa
tion at Chicago, yesterday, President
Morrell, of the Ripon, Wis., College,
made an address te show that the
gro race in America was Intended for
the evangelization of Africa. Dr. Ray
read a paper entitled "A Field View,"
showing the condition of the colored
people in the South. Rev. J. H. Ther
etchell, of Hartford, Conn., spoke upon
the Chinees question, and Rev. M. B.
Scrieby, of New York, the Secretary of
the Association, read a paper on "Provi
dential Calls."
U. S. Commissioner Mather was arres
ted in Nashville yesterday on an in
dictment by the U. 8. Grand Jury,
charging him with presenting fraudu
lent accounts to the Government and
swearing to the same. His commis
sion was revoked and he waa held in
<2500 for trial. Mather has been very
active in the suppression of illicit dis
Tbe Confederate monument at Macon,
Ga., was unveilled yesterday, in pres
ence of about 25,000 persons. Thirty
military companies marehed through
the principal streets to the monument,
and then fired a salute, after which
Colonel Thomas Hardeman delivered an
oration. The city was illuminated at
night. «
Two new cases of yellow fever
reported in Memphis yesterday, and Dr.
W. B. Winn, inspecting officer of the
National Board of Health, who returned
from Forrest City three days ago, was
stricken in the afternoon. He contrao- '
ted the fever in Forrest City. A yellow
fever patient at Harrison, Miss., wts re
ported dying last evening.
The Episcopal Convention of Northern
New Jersey yesterday took five ineffec
tual ballots for a Bishop, no candidate
receiving the necessary two-thirds vote.
On the fifth ballot, Rev. Dr. Starkley,
of Paterson, received 29 clerical and 20
lay votes ; and Rev. Dr. Potter of New
York, 26 clerical and 21 lay votes, two
lay votes scattering. The Convention
adjourned nntil this morning.
Thomas Ambrose, a clerk of the U.
S. District Coart in Cincinnati, will be
arraigned before the U. S. Commissioner
to-day on the charge of collecting ille
gal costs. The "Enquirer" Newspaper
Company has also brought suit against
him to recover alleged excessive fees
paid by them to him.
A. B. Wakefield, who testified before
the Grand Jury in St. Lonis in certain
gambling cases last spring, and used
the names of Governor Phelps and
other prominent citizens with great
freedom, was oonvieted last night of
perj nry and sentenced to two years'
Standing Bear, Wood worker and
Bright Eyes, of the Ponca Indians,
rived in Boston yesterday and v
reoeived by the Mayor and abont
hundred citizens. In the evening, a
reception was given to the Standing
Bear, who made a speech his interpre
ter, Bright Eyes, detailing from the
wrongs of his tribe.
General Paine, the Commiisioner of
Patents, says there is no foundation
tor the report of his resignation,
oept a reuiark made by him on accept
ing office, and occasionally repeated to
friends, that he "could not afford to
hold it permanently or for any length
of time."
R. A Patterson, President of the
Binghamton, N. Y., College, has writ
ten to the New York Baptist Conven
tion, now in session at Rochester, offer
ing the privileges of the College free to
from 50 to 100 female candidates for
missionary and temperance work.
The severest storm ever known on
Monnt Washington, at this time of the
year, raged there yesterday morning.
Snow had been falling for twenty-four
hours, and at ten o'clock in the
ing, the wind attained a velocity of 132
miles per hour.
A Conference of Church of England
Clergy is in session in Ottawa, Canada.
Bishop Lewis, in his charge to the Con
ference, devoted much spaci "to the
question of the relation of the /Sacra
ment of the Eucharist with the attacks
of modern thought."
At 8 o'clock.
Will make his debut in this city, assisted by
the Violoncelist,
GEORGE W. COLBY, Accompanist.
Admission to Parquette, fl; Parquette Cir
ole, 75 cents; Balcony, 60 cents. No extra
charge lor reserved feats; sale of seats will
commence on Monday morning, at C. F.
i hornas St Co's. Book Store.
10 ao- 8 t
Barns all the smoke ami gas. warms a room
or building all over equally, Irom floor to
celling. Particularly adapted to schools and
churches. 10-10-3t J. 0 JACKSON, Agt.
W ANTED.-A boy nt No. 233 Shipley
street. 10 30 - 3 1
YTT ANTED.—Three unfurnished rooms for
ff housekeeping; oast of Market street
preferred. Address " L, " Republican offloe.
W ANTED —A young man to open oysters
and assist In the sole of them.
313 E. Sixth street.
10 30-2t
F OR RENT.—Rooms at 384
■fTIOR RENT.—Two-story brick six roomed
J] house, with stable attached ; westers
part of city—$ 16 .
10-301 3 5
E. Seventh
10-30 3t*
Clayton House Building.

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