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W : m i :-v: ■ m fcT; K rr :p! l' V ijKojr; .. V l-i ■ ■ m |V r » • * NO. I. WILMINGTON, MONDAY. AUGUST 23. 1875. ONE CENT. L*Y OF T HE NEWS, rivers are slowly falling, and past. Binks was fatally shot, at Bel air, Bturday night. !< Wolfe, a wealthy citlsen of Balti i bn Saturday night. r and Sweden have sent a Commls examlne our educational system, rangements for the International J take place at Saratoga to-morrow > completed. wind which passed over Albany,N. mtL >yed a building valued nd killed two persons. | Probabilities. Iw Middle State* light rain* aiith cooler ; northerly to easterly wind* and rising fffee Fenian Brotherhood. Honk.— Aug. 23d.—The annual con jpf Fenian Brotherhood which was to ton held during the present week has |stponed until January. piled at the Gaming Table. |lgo, Aug. 22d.—At Bock Springs, jhg, on Friday night, a coal miner ['Hamilton, shot and killed Joseph I over a game of cards. Crushed to Death. imobe, August 22. — Jos. Butler, cty years, was run over and In killed by a lager beer wagon, yes The driver has been held for ex >n. >n. labbed with a Carvlag Knife, | York, August 22.—John Thomp jfi a man named Machalln, brokers in jth avenue hotel, quarried last night, Thompson plunged a carvlge knife Mien's right side, Inflicting a fatal I. Thompson was arrested. _ Death of a Wealthy Citizen. Itimore, Aug. 22d,— Marcus Wolfe, Enlnent citizen of this city died suddeu fiappopley last night, aged seventy-six i. He was posessed of a large fortune. Death in a Whirlwind. .bant, Aug. 22.— One of the buildings Iging to the art association of this city Struck by a whirl wind at five o'clock afternoon and one side crushed In. » y. cre between forty and fifty persons »,t>£ tffne,«nd . : fo came all but two escaped. Cath i O'Leary, aged 40 years, who ii out of the ruins dead, and a girl tey, aged 7 years, who was fatally ln 1. The building Is a total loss. It 815,000. was [ The International Regatta. New York, August 22,1875. | Saratoga special says the Regatta Corn tee met last night, and after opening t entries for the International Regatta ch opens on Tuesday, they arranged the Itlons of the various crews in each of the is. The programme includes a race for championship of the State, single scull, mior race, a senior race, a pair of sculls, luble scull race, and a race for four oar culls. The regatta will last about three S. Shot And Mori ally Wounded. Ielair, Md., Aug. 22.—James Monks, a mer, living near this place after having arated Thos. Archer, Jr., and a man lied Wann, who were fighting,last night, 3 followed and fired upon by Archer t mortally wounded. Two balls lodged jis breast passing through both lungs [ striking tlie spinal chord, causing klysis of the left side, jonks rallied slightly to-day, but there po prospects of his recovery. Archer, I is in jail, is about 21 years of age, a Iter by trade,and worked for some time ke Brooklyn Navy Yard. Monk's is It thirty years of age, leaves a wife and children, in moderate circumstances. Sparks From the Wire. W. Crapo, of New Bedford, Mass., >een named as the successor of Mr. igton, of the First Massachusetts Dis in Congress, that gentleman having deceased. lie will he warmly sup 1 by the Republican party. ' recent annua] celebration of the tzeufest, at, Washington, financially t between 8800 aud 8900. It Assistant Postmaster-General Mar tls acting Postmaster-General during Jewell's absence. • [Pennsylvania Republican Association resolved to raise a fund by soliciting lutions for the benefit of the party in ping election. Committees have been Red to attend to it. Bey & Sankey, the revivalists, are cx rln Washington in a few days. Ilegram from Paris to the London [states that a dispatch has been re p there announcing the assasssination Moreno, of Ecuador, late Emperor Ferdinand, of Austria, Just been discovered, left by his will Pope 86,000,000. [Inal McCloskey leaves Paris for -day. chmond, Va., September 3d, a prl ection will be held for the election ttes to a Senatorial Convention, and pie time the choice of the Conser Ifty for Representatives In the next ■ssembly will he determined, ■splendid victories during the. past HuLthietlc club have gained a unite ■fend on the Boston, amj forthe. BOf the season the contest between; ■will be exciting. cut fjSstol WASHINGTON. NEWS PROM THE CAPITAL lls livers IWUe|. ALL DANGER PAST. Washington, D. C., Aug. 22d.—The Sig nal office fornisher the following special river report. Doling the past twenty-four hours the Ohio river has fallen nine inches at Pittsburg, sixteen Inches at Evansville and at the stations below the river will con tinue to foil during Monday. The Mississi ppi has fallen eight inches at Warsaw, four inches at St. Louis, thirty-seven inches at Cairo and six inches at Memphis. It has remained stationary at Vicksburg where it is forty feet and ten Inches or two Inches be low the danger line. The river will continue to fall at the station above Pennsylvania and has probably reachad Its maxunium height at thia station, and at Vicksburg. The Missouri, the Alleghany, the Monongalea and Red rivers have fallen slowly. No rains have been reported from the river valleys. THE TBEA8VBY BOBBERY. Washington, August 22.—Theodore W. Brown, under arrest in connection with the 847,000 Treasury larceny, was before the Police Court yesterday, when ex-Judge Fisher and Hon. Jeremiah Wilson, on be half of the Government, asked a postpone ment of his examination until Monday week, by which time they would have testimony to show ample cause for the accusation, not only against Brown, but against the other parties under arrest for the perpetration of the larceny. Col. Cook, counsel for Brown, characterized the request as extraordinary, and as against the Constitution, law, and precedent, and in behalf of the accused, who was ready, he asked that the examination now proceed. After argument the Judge acquiesced in the request of the Govern ment counsel for the postponement of the hearing to the day named by them, and the prisoner was remanded. prisoner was Bail and Leg Bail. Washington, Aug. 22.—The release upon bail on last Friday of Edward Schneider, who broke into and robbed the store of Messrs. Perry, at corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Ninth street, in June, of silks valued at some 86,000, was the subject of considerable comment yesterday. Schneider was committed for a hearing by Judge Scnell on the 18th, but as the witness in the esse went before the Grand Jury where a presentment was pending. The attorney at the police court has never called up the case and the prisoner had remained in jail up to yesterday when he was released on bonds bLtbe clerk of court and It Is believed iefti'nffiWf at'iuiee. ' 4 ' Compositors Arontsd. Washington, Aug. 22.—At a meeting of Columbia Typographical Union held last night, the action of the Union of two weeks ago, which indirectly permitted the com positors to accept fifty cents per thousand, was recinded. The printers on the Motional Republican struck for the former price paid which was sixty cents per thousand. The proprietors were requested to concede their demands, which was refosed and the office ratted. Gathering Objects for the Centennial. Washington, Aug. 22.—On the recom mendation of Hon. John Eaton, Commis sioner of.Education, Professor Baird, of the Smithsonian Institute, and MaJ. S. \V. Powell, the explorer of the commission of Indian Affairs, recently asked from the Secretary of the Interior to appoint Stephen Powers, to visit Nevada and Californiajfor the purpose of collecting objects of interest in connection with the representative of this Bureau at the Centennial Exposition and such authority has been granted. North Carolina Democratic. Washington, Aug. 22, 1875. Judge Settle, a prominent North Carolina Republican, now here, says that it has been definitely ascertained that of the hundred and twenty members elect to the Constitu tional Convention, fifty-nine are Democrats, fifty-eight Republicans aud three Independ ent of the latter two it is thought will act with the Democrats and one with the Re publicans, thns giving the Democrats a ma jority. Peeping Into onr Educational Sys tem, Washington, Aug. 22d.—Earnest B. Hickman has arrived in this country under instructions from the government of Sweden and Norway for the purpose of making a thorough examination of the educational system and institutions of the United States. Germans In Festival, New York, Aug. 22.— the regular Bien nial Festival of the Turner Societies of the United States began in this city last everting and will continue until the 27th, About seven hnndrcd delegates from different parts of the counary have arrived in the city and 1,P00 are expected by the time the festival is fairly opened. Accommodation.for the number have been provided by the recep tion committee. New Jersey will be largely represented. The principal delegations from a distance are from Milwaukee, Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cleve land, Cineinnrti, Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and other towns on the Hunson. Baltimore, Philadelphia, and from Southern States, far South as Atlanta, Georgia, aed from Boston and other New England and mnny of the Western deiegrtes arrived yesterday and were met at the Grand Central depot by the reception committee last evening. A reception was held at the town hall. as •' West Wilmington. The northwestern part of our city is con mtly improving. Besides a number of stantly improving new buildings iu course of erection on upper •w uuuuings m course oi erection on upper adison street, iMr. Henry Dure has C<jih cqi Impimgt gix new dwelling house* In 'i inth stroetjf Ijgtweea Washington andjiWf erson streets. m WATMMMELQNB. WHAT A TIRDII SAT* ABOUT TUCK. A reporter of the Herald, on Saturday, while passing the Eighth Street Market, was attracted by the line appearance of a lot of watermelons to a conversation with the vender. In this conversation he was in formed that the sale of watermelons and cantaloupes was larger this season than it had been known before for many seasons. Well, how do you account for this," said the reporter. " Dunno, only that it is so. Some folks say that It's the cheapest kind of track that can be stowed away. Cabbages and other things is clean down to nothing, folks don't want to cram their stomacha with all them high things when they can get melons so much cheaper, and they fills up so quick." " But isn't it bad policy to eat so much of this as it is apt to produce sickness t" " Nothin' more than a little pain in the stomach, and 'bless your soul, folks get so used to that they don't mind it. And then you see when you eat lot'; of water melons and cantaloupes it gives you both grub and water and so you see its cheaper to take that kind of food than any other. I have one man who is a customer of mine who says he never cats watermelons and cantaloupes without he has a pain, but he says that it's cheaper than any other kind of eatin', and he is willing to put up with the stomach ache on that account." " But I wonder that people eat them in such large quantities if they are so produc tive of pain in the abdominal region," said the reporter. "Eat uml Why dont you know that people would eat dogs and cats if they was good food, if it busted their insides the next minit. For grown folks is Jus. as bad about eating what don't agree with them as a boy is about green apples.'' " How many do you sell a day ?" the reporter. " Some days trade is better than it is on others. If trade is good I sell seventy-five a day, but if its baa then I sells no more than forty of the things. But they are foil of stomach aches ana pains and cholera morbus and every thing else, but people will eat um." And cutting a big slice from one by the side of him be devoured it in about four mouths foil, and while the water streamed down both sides of his mouth and his whiskers Were foil of seed, he said " watermelons is a terrible thing for the stomach ache but people will eat um," and the reporter thought that he was a fair sample of that sort of people. a » asked BALL AND BAT. .. _ , , „ .„ - 1 , the Quicksteps and the Actives, of Reading, There will probably, on account of the acci dent to Hindell, be some change fo theL home nine. Talley will catch, and Rodgerfi. will occupy his old position at right. Tickets for the excursion tire selling rap . i. . . J 6 , ■ idly, and It Is expected that about five hun-, dred persons will go from Wilmington, Manager Mishler has arranged for a special train from Reading, and already about four hundred tickets have been sold. Considers ble interest is also felt in Philadelphia, and from present indications the attendance at the game will be unusually large. The Ac tives will play the same nine which they brought to Wilmington.. On Thursday, the Quicksteps play the Creger club, of Camden, at Glouster, and Saturday the famous Trenton step over on their tour to play our home champions. On Saturday,the Rokeby club, of Brandywine, with Lafferty as pitcher, play ed the Frankford team, at Frankford, and were successful. The score at the conclu sion of the ninth inning stood 10 to 7. The following professional games were played ou Saturday: St. Louis vs. Boston, 5 to 8. Hartford vs. Mutual, 7 to 8. To-day, the Philadelphia playdhe Atlan tic team at Philadelphia. It is probable that a game will be arrang ed between the Quicksteps and the noted Flyaway club, of New York, for the 9th of September. On Saturday, the Quickstep Jr.'s, of this city, played the Atlantlcs, also of Wilming ton; the score stood 11 to 14 in favor of the Quickstep Jr.'s. BALL AND BAT. THE OAltE ON TUESDAY—QUICKSTEP GAMES NEXT WEEK—GENERAL NOTES. The great game of the season, between team will on In for a Spree. Yesterday morning, about 11 o'clock, Mr. MacNeil, an individual of about 18 sum mers, who sojourns in the Immediate vicini ty of the Heuild office, was proceeding along Sixth street, between Orange and Shipley, under the influence of a sham drunk. Taking umbrage at some jocose re marks made by bystanders, Mr. Mac Neil flourished defiance in the shape of a seven shooter. Seeing no police on hand, aud fearing that damage might result a continuation of Mr. MacNeil's nr the gentlemen present captured and now he is one revolver out. from ranks, acNeil, Is THE BOARD OP HEALTH AFTER BAD FBVIT. Rumors were on the street, yesterday, to the effect that the Board of Health had raid ed on some of our peach merchants and seized their fruit as uufit for sale. A Herald reporter called on President Eckel last evening, who stated that the ru mor was without" foundation, but that the Board have seriously considered the propri ety of confiscating bad fruit and provisions, and mentioned that Council would be asked for an ordinance which would enable them to do something in this direction. The Clerk of the Markets has been instruct ed to look out for such fruit and provision as would be detrimental to the health of the city. of It Camp Meeting.— Down the peninsular most of the Camps are over; but the Church Creek meeting in Dorchester Co., Md.,begaq on Friday last under, the most favorable aus pices. The Spring Grove camp near Sharp town, Md., began on Saturday. •' ' '.■' V r ' j '*!!« r The .Bqard ojfdleslth.will do .well to look; •tftftwh; .iujatirllf) jrtpasaing. 0 )#. 9th street be-, 'tween Shipley and Orange. A CHAPTER OP MURDERS, The recent murder at wddletown and TOWNSEND—INDIGNATION OF THE PEO PLE—A FUGITIVE FROM FUSTICS. When it was known in Middletown that the negro, who Whitlock, the saloon keeper, •hot on Thursday had died, efforts were made to find the murderer, but it was dis covered that he had escaped and crossed the State line into Maryland, where be now Is. A Herald reporter visited Middletown on Saturday and in conversation with citizens, discovered the reputation of Whitlock to be of the worst character. He Is known as a vlctious bully and black guard and upon several occasions has be haved to weaker person* than himself In the most brutal. manner. The saloon which he kept Was open In defiance to all law, no 11 sencefu living been granted, and only the U. being paid. A requisition for his • Delaware will be issued as soon as 8. t re turn 1*0 possftle. At the inquest held on Saturday, at Kirk wood, Del., by Coroner Groves, the follow lngwltuesses were examined. Win. Hall, sworn: I do not know Fit ches; saw him at Whitlock's shop. We came In and: commeifyed dancing; he told me to go out. I did not see the pistol fired. There teas six of us together. I did not hear him apnse Whitlock. I was in the house, but <]o not know how long; heard Mr. Whitlock tell John to take the pistol and blow ium down, did not see him take a drink: was Inside the house when the man was shot. I was playing cards at the time it occurred. Geo. Jones, sworn: There was four of us went down to Whitlock's. We commenced dancing, old man Whitlock told John to stop them from dancing, they did not stop; he then said John shoot the- I saw John'Whitlock fire the pistol. I do not know the home of the man that was shot. They had been drinking. John went out andgol the pistol. Thetestlmony of Dennis, Turner and Hopkins was to the same effect . The 'mry rendered the verdict, "that Wil liam Firches, (col.,) came to his death by a pistol shot from the hands of John Whitlock, Jr., and John Whitlock, Sr., accessory there to. Warrants have been Issued for the arrest bf both part ies. _ TUB PEACH PLUCK HFBDEB. On (he 20th Inst., at the Inquest held by Corotti r Groves, over the body of the "peack pluck'-' Robbs, murdered about 8 o'clock on the evening of the 19th, near Townsend,Wm Bedwell and Gideon E. Barlow, as wltnesses, testified that they saw Ahren and Weibel, the murderers, approach deceased, who was sitting on his pack by the wayside, when Ahren asked deceased if he was /'the qua tjjat came up the rood" where ,n Gutefi, AjagSiurew three leSiZ that ^ A^en'and \ I chasing Robbs. They^asked him if f.' !Id seen anyone going up the road."— Hea^ewered, "yes." They then said,"well, Jf we find him we intend to kill him." Jester p^t gee them attack Robbs. Swo other witnesses testified that they found the about two hours afterwards dead in a ditch. The verdict of the Jury was that Robbs came t0 bis death at the hands of Patrick Ahren, George Weibel being his accomplice aiding aIl d abetting him. Coroner Groves tells us that the neighborhood is highly incensed at 4be murder and unanimous that Ahrens should be hung. man u OUR OPERA HOUSE. THE COMING SEASON — IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS—THE NEW CURTAIN. From present indications the approaching amusement season at the Opera House is likely to be a lively one. Already quite a number of engagements have been made with prominent metropolitan companies, and traveling stars. The season will be re-opened on Sept. 6th, by a first-class New York Association, the name of which we are requested i-it, as yet, to give to the public. Since last ycr.; the interior of the audito rium has r.ejcrgone thorough repairs and now presents a much improved appearance. Heretofore much fault has been found witli the arrangement and position of the para quet chairs, and an effort was made last season to have the trouble remedied, but without avail until this summer. The seats in this part of the house have now been elevated seven and a-half inches in the rear and folly four inches front. Another important change has also been made, in the arrangement of the chairs, so that each spectator looks over his neighbor two seats ahead, and not, as formerly, over the head of the person im mediately In front of him. The repairs have been conducted under the efficient management of agent, Jesse K. Baylis. Chas. J. Hawthorne, the well known Philadelphia scene painter, has been em ployed lor some time in preparing new scenery for the season. He lias already completed a fine, dark landscape scene, and Is now engaged upon a new curtain, which will be completed In a short time, other im portant pieces have been completed. All repairs upon the Interior will be fornished by the first of next month. Rates for rent will range much as last year; 885 for theacricals and $65 for lectures. A BALLOON'S VOYAGE. About the middle of July, a little son of our Chief of Police, named Winfield Brady, started from his residence an ordinary toy balloon, upon which was written tho name of the owner and request that who ever found It would return the same to this city. All hopes of it ever being brought back had been given up until yesterday when the Chief re ceived . a letter from Concord, Delaware County, Pa., In the folds of which was the balloon that his son sent up In July. It was only picked up a few days since and it is supposed to have been in the air until that [time..: . _ The proceeds ' from sale'of ticket* to the of 8t. Paul's Catholic - church' to 8571.00. imount< SHAPING ▲ SLATE. A TICKET BT THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRACY— BAYARD OR CLTMER FOR THE VICE PRESI DENCY—THE PRESIDENT TO COME PROM THE WEST. Editor Morning Herald.—. Politicians of the kind who take a very strong interest in national affairs, like certain species of birds have certain places to flock to at certain seasons of the year. In the West during the summer months, 8t. Louis, or Cincin nati, appears to be their resting place. In the East, the White Mountains or the Coast of Maine. In the North, Saratoga or Long Branch, are the places, where the tickets are shaped, but bere in old Greenbrier, is the Mecca of the southern politician's hap piness. We have here this summer all the representative southern politicians who are as busy at the present time shaping a slate for the next Presidential election as it is possible for them to be without trespassing too much opon their rest. In the lead are Pinkney Whyte, Senator from Maryland, and General Gordon, of Georgia, both of whom are recognized as leaders in the Dem ocratic party of the South. ocratic party of the South. Whyte is a man of profound learning, he is a deep thinker, an eloquent and logical speaker and a graceful writer. Gordan was a gallant soldier in the confederate army and has shown himself on able debator. In the private meetings held it has been determin ed that the next candidate named for the Presidency on the Democratic ticket must come from the West. The reasons stated for this are : That all the candidates that have been named by the party since the war have been from the East. McClellan, Sey mour and Greeley, were all from New York, and in order to secure the favor of the Wes tern Democrats, some one of the able men they have in that section must be the next choice. Who that able man is to be has not yet been determined. But with a good man from the West for President, and a popular man from the East or South as Vice Presi dent, the ticket would be undeniably strong. In connection with the Vice Presidency two names have been mentioned, both of which it is thought would prove very popular in an election. Their names are: Hon. T. F. Bayard, of your own State, and Hon. Hiester M. Clymer, of Pennsylvania. Of the two men, Mr. Bayard is the most favor ably spoken of, and the only thing that moves in favor of Clymer is that he comes from a State that has so many more elec toral votes than Delaware. But this is counterbalanced by the indis putable fact that Mr. Bayard enjoys a more general popularity than Clymer and is, by far, the ablest man of the two. Clymer is very popular with the Southern people, as he mingles freely with the representatives frwn thaLqeciiOn In Congress,spd is thor oughly in sympathy with them. Mr. "Bay equally as much a favorite with the Southern people and would command a large vote among them. To whom the preference will be given has not assumed such shape as can lead to any conclusion, but all with whom I have conversed state that the chances are greatly in Bayard's favor, and that his popularity will com pletely over-balance the objections raised on account of the small number of electoral votes Delaware has. ar IVANHOB. White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., August 19th, 1875. ed its climax last week, when fruit sold in New York and Philadelphia for 5 cts. per basket for primes, and few buyers at that. The growers then determined to find a remedy, and a committee from Middletown visited Philadelphia to demand from the railroad authorities a reduction of freights, President Hinckley did not appear to agree with the peach men, that it would be of ad vantage to them to have the tarriff reduced to New York, as the glut that would in such event occur there, would enable tlio commission men to undersell the growers in other markets by reshipment, hut thought that a reduction to the West could be ar ranged with advantage, and wrote a strong letter to vice-president Cosctte, of the Pennsylvania Road, to this effect. The growers returned to their homes with the report, ou Saturday, and were to hold a meeting there in the afternoon, but for some reason they did not meet and will probably convene this afternoon. They propose to Instruct their commission men in Newport to dump in the river all fruit that fails to bring 35 cents per basket. Arrangements for the payment of freight for the Europeon shipments were completed on Saturday, and the first cargo will go ont on Thursday. The markets in the West and New Eng land on Saturday were better, but very little Improvement has been reported from New York and Philadelphia. The shipments on Saturday were as follows : To Jersey City, " Philadelphia " Boston, By B. & O. R. R., P. R.R., PEACHES. THE GLUT IN NEW YORK—MEA8UHE8 OF THE GROWERS—NO MEETING ON SAT URDAY—SHIPMENTS ON SATURDAY. Since the shipment of peaches opened from the peninsula orchards, the fears of the growers that the magnitude of the crop would prove a serious disadvantage, have been fully realized. The markets have been bad from the is a be rcach 74 cars. 18 34 82 ii 9 Total, 107 cars. THE CIRCUS COMING. On September 10th, the New York and New Orleans Exposition, a menagerie aud circus combination, will make its first ap pearance in this city. The combination is now travelling in the South, and will stop at the larger towns down the State before reaching this city. It is an excellent circus organization, and has the reputation of be ing the most complete collection of natural objects now in the country. !♦ A. bunch of keys found ip Walnut etreit, noar jf intji, are at the Mayor's office, which ■the ownercan have ' by calling and proving property. I IS IBM TOIL*. THE CITT HALL DOCKET TBSTBEDAY. Punctually as the eld Clock a* the City Hall rung out the lidtj, Of noon, Mayor Simms posted himself in the chair of office and awaited the presence of those who had been so unfortunate the night before ss to fall into the hands of the police. The wor thy chief occupied hi* place, and the officers congregated about the office told plainly that there were "victims" within the inner sanctuary who were destined to have an audience with his Honor. The order was given and after the sound of shudlng feet had been heard there appeared before the bat of ^ justice, three terribly dilapidated indi viduals who had drank deeply of the Sowing bowl and were now looking as penitent as lambs being led to slaughter. The terrible sentence was pronounced. ,Three trembling hands were plunged into capacious pockets, and three very.'slim.Jooking pocket-books were revealed to vleW, and being shaken and examined closely, yielded up enough of the filthy luchre to make the owners free men, and they departed. JOHN CONKER, ^ said the Mayor, and John made his appear- t ance between two officers, in h is shirt sleeves, and wearing a very meloncholy face. He seated himself upon the bench which had held so many unfortunates before him, and Mr. John 8. Benson, living at No. 400 W. Front street, advanced to the railing, kissed the bible, and testified that upon the after- . noon previous, somewhere between the hours/ of five and seven o'clock, John had entered his bed-room and taken from a trunk a silver-mounted pistol and a pocket- > book containing a few dollars, John lis tened very attentively until told by bis Honor that he would have to commit him to answer the charge at Court, when he arose to make an explanation. He said he did not intend to take the pistol only that he wanted to leave it at the gunsmiths to be fixed up a little. His Honor evidently thought the story a little thin, for John was walked back to the Inner chamber. TOO MUCH TODDY. Robert Todd was the next occupant of the little bench. He Is a colored man and has but one arm, but with the other be has suf ficient strength to handle that terrible weapon of offense known as the rasor. Old Mrs. Todd, the mother of Robert, who lives on Shipley street, between Seventh and Eighth, answered promptly to her name, received the oath, anil kissed the book rev erentially and deposed that Bobert was very fond of a tod. She thought that he was very 'bnalvfe and has no 'bedlence for his old mother. He threatened to brain her and her husband and handled the goblets and X around as though they were " more'n r.dan glass." And he hud a razor ii.n« tfwsW^'A.CB f t.i)er v !.hr0!(* iv She,-then grew|wiuiu aud told ttobert.Wi' at she thiligii, of him,l and Robert he scratched his head and grinned all over his face. Mrs. Emily Thompson, a neighbor of Mrs. Todd's said he " 'bused his mother to all intents and purposes," and she was afeard of him her self. The Mayor Informed Robert that be had been behaving very badly and as Mrs. Todd and Mrs. Thompson took their seats, the unfortunate Todd, who takes too much toddy, went back to keep com others who were playing checkers' upon the bars with their noses. The Court then adjourned and the com pany dispersed. The Court resumed its functions at 7 o'clock, P. M. Lizzie Bayard, for disorder ly conduct was allowed a free ride to the river side this morning, where she will side for the next 'thirty days, unless a little bill of 82.00 and costs is settled before that time. The Court thought 810.00 and costs, to gether with sixty days at New Castle,would be a fair renumeration for an assault by Isaac Scott on John Murry. Charles Bruce who has traveled all the way from Richmond to visit our city, made his appearance before His Honor, and lis tened quietly to a little story from Mr. Em monds, who resides at 8th and Church. Mr. Emmons told the Court how shabbily visitor had treated his daughter ut the house when he calledes yterday afternoon for somc thing wherewith to appease an unnatural Southern appetite. Scott had called Mies Simmons hard names, and the Court con eluded that an occupancy of the brown stone mansion at our County seat would be good for the health as well as the manners of the gentleman from Richmond, th! with the re our J! III. HODGSON'S RESIGNATION. THE JUDGES HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. The people of Wilmington were some what surprised on Saturday last, to read a paragraph in one of the afternoon papers 1 announcing "that Mr. William R. nodgson had resigned his position as Deputy States' Attorney, and that Alfred P. Robinson, of Georgetown, had been appointed to said of fice. The item in the afternoon papers fur ther stated that this course of Mr. Hodg son's, had been brought about by a hint from some of the Judges. In order to as certain the truthfulness of the report, one of the reporters of the Herald, called upon Mr. Hodgson at his house on Saturday night, and found him with the item before him reading it, aud he seemed somewhat surprised when told by the reporter, that, the matter was generally talked of iu tho city, and a number expresed regret that ho had come to this conclusion. Mr. Hodgson stated that lie confirmed the rumor, and felt fully justified in tho step he had takon. But, said lie, it is per fectly absurd to asertfc-3 a of my resignation to tho Judges, for tho most cordial relations have oxlsted between us and still do. My reason* for resigning are strictly personal, whleh I deem best to keep to myself. Since my appointment, I have, he said, had nothing to do with tho business of the lower counties, and since the first of April, Mr. Robinsou, who has a been named as my sucoessor, has acted Mr. Pennington's deputy, in Kent and 8 sex counties. of the causes . Mr; Robinson hasjieen pract<«°8 * 'Sussex barlbr'tcaycars or .morc'P',/ ^reifriemfln, universally popular hi I tlon.