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;vival of business is looked for in
fork during the fall. The failure of
ink of California made no decided
ision upon business there,
liabilities of Archibald Baxter &
new York firm, whose suspension
inounced a few days ago, are placed
),000, and their assets are $75,000...
nan named Burk Clancey stabbed
is Hannigan fatally in New York
ay night.
inknown man jumped upon a street
New York, Saturday night, and
1 the conductor, afterwards making
I defaulting Treasurer of Trenton,
■ersey, has been captured,
ftvere rain and thunder storm pre
■ in Washington yesterday. Base-'
In ml cellars were flooded.
■ foreign mail from New York on
lay consisted of forty-seven thousand
■at containing a number of young
■d girls was upset in the North river
Hirday evening, and several were
■grain crops of Minnesota are stated
Ivy rains have prevailed in Kansas
le past two days, doing no serious
ft], the leader of the Ku Klux band
led in Illinois, has been held in two
tnd dollars bail
irral Sheridan has telegraphed from
Francisco to Chicago that there will
[uick restoration to confinence among
sople in regard to the failure of the
of California. Sheridan goes from
mix to Portland, Oregon, where he
second lieutenant just previous to
I epidemic has broken out among the
Is in the country near New York,
lal of the animals have died.
■iway, New Jersey, had fires Saturday
p amount of about $20,000.
Iver and land thieves have stolen
I in New York lately to the amount
Polish tailor in New York, on Satur
[plunged a knife into the body of his
less six different times,.on account of
fe Secretary of the Treasury has di
id the Assistant Treasurer at New
f to sell gold coin to the amount of
rs. Henrietta Arnott, whose husband
killed on the Long Island railroad in
last, and who sued the company, lias
jd for $4,000.
iCowbay, Long Island, Saturday night,
nptain and mate of a schooner had
Cation in a state room. The captain
found afterwards with both hands tied
beaten to death. Tlie murderer has
teen captured.
pc Telegraphic Dispatches are furnished o
Warning Herald , by the American Dress
tciation, over the Atlantic and Pacific
jgraphic Co's wires.
| The Weather To-Day.
p»' the Xew England and the Middle States
!the lower regions, clear and warm weather
[prevail with light Westerly to Southerly
is and rising Barometer followed by South
Brt winds and falling Barometer and in
ting cloudiness in the lower Lake re
Fire In Allcghauey City.
TTsnuiio, Aug. 29.—The cracker fac
of James McClurg* Co., in Allcghancy
i was destroyed by lire at 2.30 yestorday
aing. Lose on building and stock, *8,
insured *6,000.
Turner's Convention.
'W York, Aug, 27.—The Convention
irncrs is now in session here.. Steps arc
taken to secure the representation oT
'urners at the Centennial,
ml closed this afternoon by an informal
ing in Turner Hail.
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New York Ri'evitclN.
Youk, Aug. 27.—Tlie American lu
^e w ill be formally opened September
ic Committee apjioiiated by the English
lioldors of tlie Erie Railroad to inspect
ondition of that road commenced labors
The noon
r *' a 'l of He* l»e Urge Doubted.
pAms. Aug. 29.—A dispatch from Per
pan says:—"Tlie news of tlie surrenderof
I de Urgal is doubted here." The latest
batch from Gen. Campag was dated the
ning of the 25th, and says that "theCar
s still refuse to become prisoners. I shall
bably grant a further brief suspension of
tllities, after which, if they remain ob
late, I shall attack the citadel.
Ialta, Aug. 27.—To the Secretary of
Navy, AVashington :—Tripoli trouble
led amicably. Pasclia apologized. Cap
i English gives particulars by mail.
Harmony, Captain.
Hie Hartford, after the difficulty was ad
M, started immediately for the United
peg, touching at Malta to transmit the
ive dispatch, a copy of Vlifch was sent
the acting Secretary of the Navy to the
partmeut of State,
ie Prince of AVales, meeting Cardinal
nmng at a garden party, shook hands
tn him and presented him to the Queen.
Id lo,v -there is some talk of a "N >
pery" cry being raised.
A Full Apology Hade.
AVashington, Aug. 29.—The following
dispatch from Captain Harmony, command
ing the Uuited States steampshlp Hartford,
has been received at the Navy Department.
Decrease of British Exports.
AVashington, Aug. 28.—A statement,
showing a decrease In tbc exports of the
principal articles of British and Irish pro
duce and manufacture from the United
Kingdom to the United States, during the
seven months ended July 81,1875, as com
pared with the corresponding period of 1874
Is furnished by the Chief of the Bureau of
The Tripoli Insult.
AVashington, Ang. 20.—No information
has yet been received here in regard to the
action taken by the United States steamers
Cpngress and Hartford, which recently ar
rived at Tripoli to demand reparation for
the insult offerred to the American Consul
and his wife In that city a short time since,
though the officials here have no doubt that
the whole matter will be soon arranged to
the satisfaction of our Government. The
Congress and the Hartford arrived at Tri
poli on last Saturday, and it is not probable
that any intercourse was held with the Tri
politan authorities before Monday.
The negotiations are being conducted by
Captain Earle English of the Congress.
Should the Tripolitan authorities refuse to
make reparation upon his demands, Rear
Admiral AA'orden, commanding the Eu.o
pean station, will be directed to proceed to
Tripoli with all his force and there await in
structions of the department.
Jersey's Defaulter Captured.
Trenton, N. Y., Aug. 29.—Josephus
Sevey, the defaulting Treasurer of this city,
was arrested this afternoon in a disreputa
ble house in Philadelphia and brought to
this city to-night. He is now confined in a
room in the State House.
Serious Stabbing ArtTay.
New York, Aug. 29.—Thomas Stannigan
and Park Clancey, engaged in a fight last
evening in a lager, beer saloon. Clancey
stabbed his opponent several times in the
back with a knife, inflicting serious wounds
and then escaped.
An Attempted Outrage.
New York, Aug. 29.—Last.night as one
of the ears of tlie Bleecker street line was
passing the earner Of New Bowery and
James street, an unknown man jumped on
tlie rear platform. AVithout saying a word,
he drew a knife from his pocket an 1 stabbed
Abrahcm Clark, the conductor, in the.left
thigh, inflicting a severe wound. Tlie would
be murderer escaped.
Terrible Murder.
New York, Aug. 29.—The master of the
schooner fmeph Petts was brutally murdered
yesterday. The mate of the vessel was row
ed ashore by two boys, who were aboard the
the same bo it, but who were not aware of
the master's death until tlieir return to the
schooner, when they immediately gave the
alarm to the crews of two vessels lying near.
Tlie schooner was lying in Cow Bay at tlie
time. The mate was rowed to City Islsfnd
and lias not been seen since.
The Insurrection In Turkey.
Rag USA, Aug. 28,—Meliemed Ali has
been appointed Commander in Chief of the
Turkish forces in the Herczgovian, and
Bosnia. He arrived here yesterday on his
way to Zcrapevo to assume command. Ser
ver Pasha, Extraordinary Commissioner of
the Ponte, passed here yesterday on a steamer
going to Porie. Tlie steamer also carries
troops and artillery. Tlie representatives of
tlie foreign powers will meet in Lostar and
attempt a pacification.'
A Ifarge Foreign Mn'l.
New Yokk, Aug. 29. —Tlie foreign mails
dispatched yesterday in tlie steamships City
of 'Berlin, Mosel and Eliza coasistcd of forty,
seven thousand letters and fifty-four bags
of papers. Some four hundred musical in
struments, claimed by the Stewardess of the
Ville de Paris were seised on boa rd that ves
sel by Custom Honseofficials, Friday night. _ a
Killed by Her Non.
New York, Aug. 29.—About noon to
day, Mary Cailaughan, a widow woman,
aged Forty-eight years was found lying
dead on the floor of her residence, No. 198
South Fifth avenue. There appears to be
but little doubt that the woman had been
kicked to death liy her son, Thomas, aged
twenty-eight years. Both had been drink
ing hard. -
Chieugoiaiiii are preparing,to give John
O'Conner Power, the distinguish*! Irish
orator of the Brilish Parliament, a banquet
when he visits Chicago next month.
The Sultan of Zanzibar remarked that,
after London, Puris, looked empty and dull.
The place which he enjoyed the most was
the circus in tlie Champs Elysevs.
At German commencements- the toilets of
the young ladles, are remarkable for their
simplicity. Anything like the elaborate
dresses of Americans on such occnsfons is
quite unknown.
BmIhom in New York.
New Yobk, Aug. 30.—A generally good
fall and winter business is expected by New
Yorkers. A reviving business is noticeable,
the drygoods dealers say they arc selling
more this month than they have told du
ring any corresponding month for some
years past. The Bank of California and
other late failures made no decided impress
sion in financial or commercial circles here.
The celebration last evening of the one
hundred and twenty-sixth anniversary of
the birthday of Geothe/the great German
poet and author, was held underline aus
pices of the Goethe Club.
The Colored Troopa Fcng^t Hohly.
St. Louts, Aug. 29.—The press telegrams
of Friday barely mentioned a rumor current
in Vicksburg, of negro troubles in Noxcyler
County, Mississippi,and a bloody encounter
near Crosse Prairie Church. Judge E. T.
Brush, a leading planter of the connty ar
rived here to-night in possession of the facts
whieli represent the collision as having been
of a much more serious character than ru
mored. The negroes threatened to burn
some buildings and when a company from
Macon, one hundred strong, ordered them
to disperse they fired into the white com
pany. After ten minutes' fighting the blacks
brojtc and rm leaving eleven of their num
ber shot. Subsequently thirty of the
insurgents were captured and put in jail at
Macon, but they were afterwards pardoned
on a promise of future good behavior.
Several of the whites were wounded but
none killed. <•
Maryland State Fair.
Baltimore, Aug. 29.—The seventh exhi
bition of the Maryland Agricultural and
Mechanical Association will be held at Pim
lico on Tuesday, AA'cdnesday, Thursday and
Friday, September 14,15,16, and 17. Ex
tensive arrangements have been made to
have the exhibition a grand success and the
entries are coming in steadily. The time
for entries to be made expires on the first
of September. A liberal premium list has
been announced,, and ample arrangements
have been made for amusements.
On tlie first day there will be exhibition
and examination of stock, etc., and at 1 P.
M. a plowing match. On AVeduesday there
will be a spading match and trials of speed.
On Thursday there will be a grand caval
cade of all moveable articles and animals,
under control of the president and marshals;
an oration by Hon. Gilbert C. AValker, of
A'irginia, and trials of speed at 3 o'clock p.
m. On Friday there will be' a running race
and steeplc-cliase.
Capture of tbe Jersey Defaulter.
Pirif : mTfTiTT* TTf "II iTriniHininy, In ,
the defaulting State. Treasurer of New Jer
sey, was arrected in this city at four o'clock
this morning. The Mayor of Trenton and
Mr. AA'ells, Qurartermaster General, waited
upon tlie Chief of Police who at once de
tailed special officer Brown to assist them
in their search for Sevey. They visited a
number of houses of ill repute; and at last
found Sevey in a house, No. 508 Redwood
street. Admittance was at firet refused
them, but the officers climbed through a
window. Sevey expressed his willingness to
go to Trenton and stated his accounts would
be found all right. He was sent on In the
seven thirty, P. M, train.
Initial! Outrage**.
St, Louis, Mo. Aug. 29.—The work of
lawlessness still continues in* the Indian
Territory. A few days ago, John Kane, a
white man was passing through the Nation
with his family, consisting of a wife and
four children, one a grown daughter; when
about 40 miles north of Fort Gibson walking
a short distance ahead of his wagon Kane
was met by two Indians, who killed him.
AA'hen tlie wagon came up the fiends took
all the valuables they could find and out
raged tlie wife and daughters.
Burgess, the desperado, who killed
Hatchett, last Saturday, while trying to es
cape from the party who. had arrested him,
was shot and killed. His body having been
riddled with bullets.
HiaMiIng Ills Paramour.
New York, Aug. 27. —There was a ter
riblc'stabbingcase tn tlie seventeenth pre
cinct yesterday noon. Joseph Pechonosky,
_ a Polish tailor, plunged a knife into Mary
AVarkinsky's breast up to the hilt. He fol
lowed this up with six others blows, inflict
ing fatal wounds. Her son then came to
the rescue and wfenched the knife from
Pechcnosky, who was then taken to prison.
Pechonosky says the woman had been living
with him but was unfaithful and lie deter
mined to have revenge.
Coin to be bold.
AVAsniNGTON, Aug. 29.— The Secretary
of tlie Treasury has directed the assistant
Treasurer at New York, to make sales of
gold coin during tlie month of September ns
follows: One million dollars on the first,
third anl fifth Thursdays, and one half
million dollars on tlie second and fourth
Thursdays of each month, making the to
tal amount to be sold four million dollars
A great deal has been said of late as to
why young men don't get married. The
reason appears to us simple enough. It must
be that they prefer to rema:'n single.
Berlons Ending or a Boating Party.
' Hoboken.N.J., Aug.29.-A party ofyoung
men hired a boat last evening and went sati
ng on the river. They were all more or less
under the influence of liquor having drank
freely at the Elyslan Fields where they had
gone to witness a base ball match. While
they were on the river the New York boat J,
J. Stroens, passed and and one of men threw
a line to a deck hand who fastened it and
took the boat in tow. The party in the
boat were very hfllarious, and finally the
boat overturned, A deck hand plunged into
the water and succeeded in saving three,
girls. -'All efforts to rescue the others were
unavailing and they were drowned. Their
bodies were not recovered.
L»a«I slid River Thieves.
New York, Aug. 29.—The land and
river thieves around New York have been
uusnally active of late, and numerous rob
beries arc reported. The value of goods ta
ken ranging from small sums up to *70,
000 .
The following are the shipments of peaches
from the Peninsula on Saturday:
To Jersey City
To Philadelphia
To Boston
PerB. &O.R.R.
Per Penna. R. R.
71 cars.
20 "
47' "
The markets on Saturday were simply
glutted everywhere In New York and Phila
delphia, good fruit was sold for a mere song,
and poor fruit was thrown or given away.
In the AVest the market was not so bad, al
though the peaches did not bring remunera
tive prices, and the Boston markets were
very little if any better.
This morning as the markets are generally
eldan and as the shipments were moderate
on Saturday it is quite probable that fruit will
bring better prices and that the market s will
be lighter. The heaviest shipment of fruit
have now been made and the latter part of
the season It Is thought will be more remu
nerative to the growers.
Our local markets on Saturday, were well
supplied with good and prices ruled low.
Excellent fruit could be bouget for 25 cents
a basket, and inferior peaches 6old at 5 and
10 cents per basket' The markets next
week will be supplied with very good
peaches, but not in so large quantities as
las been the the case last week.
The fruit hereafter will be of the later
verities and although no better than previ
ous varieties will keep much tetter and is
better for preserving an^canning.
Yesterday morning, AVilmington was alive
with crowds'
vmmm ibis, **<**-<*«*..
gregated hither from the neighboring cities
aud surrounding country. The event was a
quarterly meeting held in and about the col
ored church at Ninth and French streets.
The colored folks began to crowd in the
city early in the morning, and by noon the
streets were alive with the assembled hosts.
From all tlie country round vast crowds of
them could be seen in every kind of vehicle
known to the modern road, and those who
were not fortunate enough to obtain a con
veyance walked. The train iVom Phila
delphia containing a large number of cars
was crowded to Its utmost capacity. The
exercises were held at Ninth and French
in the morning and afternoon, and although
tbe church could not begin to hold the vast
crowds which had gathered In the city, the
number who were compelled to wander
about the town were as a general thing
very orderly and well behaved,
most of them left-In the afternoon but quite
a number were in the city in the evening.
The number that went to Philadelphia
was so large that a special train was nec
cessary to carry them away and the other
trains that left Wilmington were crowded.
The day was quite a jnbiiee among the
colored folks'and they seemed to thoroughly
enjoy It.
Yesterday morning, promising a bright
day, the churches were generally well-filled.
At St. Paul's M. E. Church, Rev. Mr. San
derson filled the pulpit of Mr. Morritt, who
is out of the city.
At Grace, Rev. E. T. Martindale deliver
ed a sermon from Chap, ii, v 20, Gallatians,
"Christ liveth in m6."
Regular services were held in tlie Protest
ant Episcopal Churches ; and at tlie follow
ing Roman Catholic: St. James,' St.
Pauls', Stl Peter's, and the Sacred Heart.
Rev. L. Marks, recently returned, de
livered tlie usual sermon at Hanover Pres
byterian. •
Tho Central,First and AVest congregations
worshiped together in the morning at tlie
First Presbyterian, Rev. Mr. Duval preach
ing ft'om tbe text, "AVe cannot, gainsay the
teachings of God." In the evening the
same churches held uuited service at the
AVest church.
Rev. Alex. Mac Author preached at the
Second Baptist clmrpli in the morning.
At Delaware Avenue Baptist Church, last
evening, tlie pastor, Rev. Isaac M, Halde
man, preached an eloquent discourse ou the
necessity of preparation for a future life,
and several asked the prayers of the church
In their behalf.
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Irish emigration haa : lately, fallen off, and
it is conjectured that the next census will
show an increase in the population of Ire
land which lias heretofore been steadily de
Two hundred passenger cars are to be
■erected at Altona during tbe coming fall
and winter. These oafs will bo used lor
transportating visitors to and from tlie Cen
tennial Exposition.
"'MB" ! I"
AT ELKTON—a case of eomnambclism.
The Herald of Saturday, contained a full
account of gne of the most startling myste
ries in the annals oi railroad trains, the die
appearance of a passenger on the midnight
train on the P. AV.& B. B. R., who was
seen to leap from the-rear platform, while
the train w as dashing along at the rate of
nearly forty miles per hour.
All attempts to discover the body were un
availing, although the company made every
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possible effort to find some trace of the mis
sing man, aud the affair was wrapped in
Impenetrable mystery until Saturday even
ing, when news was received at the depot in
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scription of Mr. McCormick, of Wilmington,
who had been conversing with him on the
train just previous to his fearful leap, but
beyond this statement nothing of a reliable
character could be obtained, and yesterday
a Herald reporter w r a6 dispatched to Elk
ton for the particulars. He found the town
in considerable excitement over the affair,
every one interested, and a general buzz
among the people in regard to it.
Beyond the fact that a passenger had been
missed from the Thursday midnight train
and could not be found. Elkton knew little
of the matter, nntil Friday at noon, when it
became noised around that a gentleman
evidently wandering in his mind, had been
found by a Mr. Woodrow in a wagon and
that he was. beyond doubt the missing pas
nger. It appears that about eight o^clock
on Friday, a young man wandered up to the
house of Mr. Turner, in Little Elk, and asked
for a in and some food, but supposing him
to be a tramp, 6he could not acccommodate
him, and sent him to a neighbor, who gave
him something to eat and a covored wagon
for a bed. About noon, Mrs. Woodrow a
kind hearted and his excellent lady whoiives
near the place where the young man - was
feverishly tossing on hisunhospitable couch, S°
discovered the fact and had him conveyed to a
her own house when he was placed in a
clean bed and a doctor summoned who ad
ministered to him until the fever hjid abated
?£eX™,!n ^'^^.recwei-y. during
the afternoon, he was considerably confused ,
in hi& mind, but gave his name as James'C.
Shoefner, of Mulberry, Tenn.
Yesterday our reporter called upon Mrs. its
gave the following particulars of his strange of
journey from the AVest:
He had stafted on Monday,from Mulberry,
Tenn., for AVest Point, to be present at the a
meeting of his class in the Military Acade
my, where he is a cadet, ou the 38th, (Sat
urdaylast.)' He remembers distinctly 6top- is
ping over on Monday morning, at Shelby
ville,with hisbrother and taking the through
New York train oh Tuesday, at Lewisville,
Ky. From that point be was in company our
with a gentleman from New York; but
whetlier his companion continued on he can
not tell.
not tell.
Mr. Schoefner remembers stopping in"
AVashington for about fifteen minutes, but
ftOlB' thfe- pointTiiursday..RKfinjlu^Jiff
has no r<*7ollection whatever, untune round
himself, on Friday,'wandering in the direc
tion of Elkton, which he took at first,to be
his native place, supposing that he had been
visiting a farm, leased by his father
walking home. AVhen
told that he was in Maryland ' he
was astonished and could make nothing
of the matter. He was not then very con
cious of what he was doing, but went to the
house of Mrs. Turner in Little
involuntarily. He was glad to get even a
wagon to sleep in and when Mrs. AVoodrow
came to him, followed her home aimlessly,
scarcely knowing what he wa6 doing.
He has no recollection of jumping from
the train, and knows nothing of what he
did on Friday night. During the interview
with -Mr. Shoefner he 'seemed very
restless and was evidently suffering from
the effect of his terrible fall. He states that
his father is a farmer in Mulberry, Tenn.,
and himself is a cadet at AA'est Point, of the
class of '77. He is a fine looking young
man of twenty-two years, about five feet
ten inches high, with black hair and a6harp
hazle eye, every inch's, soldier, gentlemanly,
and evidently well bred and genteel.
The Kailroad authorities were authorized
of the discovery of their missing passenger,
and immediately telegraphed to their coun
sel in Elkton, who yesterday called upon
Mr. Shoeftier and has 6een that every care
aud attention will bo paid him.
The strongest point in the affair is the
fact that although Mr. Shofner leaped from
the cars at full speed. He had not on his
person a single bruise, save a black mark
at the elbow of his right arm. He said that
be was affected with sonambulism and
although he does not give this as an expla
nation, there can be no otherasolutiou for
the mystery, AVhen he started from home
he had *49 and with the balance on his per
son found in his \est *27 he can account for
the disposition of all except *2.25, and sup
poses that he must have spent that amount
for food. He. is doing well under the kind at
tention of Dr. Tuff, who assure! us that
besides the effects of the shock of the fall,
. ^Tinjury has been sustained and that he
expects the patient to be ready to go on to
AVest Point in a few days; in the meantime
he will receive his attention a£ Mr. AVood
row As an explanation of the slight ef
fect of the terrible leap, it is conjectured
that a bank of sand must have broken the
fall and thus saved Mr. Slioefner's life, but
eVen supposing this thing to be true, the
affair is not much short of a miracle.
Elk almost
. Buy your whips of Yerger, 405 Shiolev
street * 1 y
Plaid, plain and striped Dress goods at
Jas. A. Sanders.
A splendid line of Black Alpacas and
Black Cashmeres at J. A. Sanders.
Silk Duster Mohair at 25 cts"., selling else
where at i!7>4, nt Janies A Sanders, Mar
ket street between Second and Third.
Btlxbatim is closing ont his stock of sum
mer clothing at.cost. -Go sec him, at Third
and Market* - * -
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UP -
Into a new market house, a Herald
full reporter thought he was stepping, whenon
8aturday afternoon, he strolled into the
die- lar({e g j, cw room of - t j, e carriage factory at
Market au d Water streets. Baskets and
was crates of peaches in one corner, crates and
baskets in another, and water-melons and
of cantaloupes were arranged in careless, yet
un- held many people too, but they seemed
nelt her buying or selling. But is this a
/ market house?. No, our reporter quickly
discerned that it was not. It was the wait
in ing room of the. Wilmington and Western
railroad, whose depot is now undergoing re
in P a * rB » and wdl ° occupy part of this building
aSCSK; SSSfffl.
for Landenberg 1 , and our representative,
picking from his teeth some of his Clayton
House dinner, patiently awaited a lull in the
ticket selling, before he addressed the agent,
Is this an ordinary occurrence, to send
80 much of the fruit up the road?"
• Well i no; »ot exactly. You see this is
market da J- Wc send mote up on Satur
da y B , although Wednesday is usually a very
good day.''
1 should think," said our reporter,
that tlie country people would have
en ough fruit oftheir own."
it this does not S° t0 the country. It is
the llttle vllla « es and towns on the line of
the road tl,at are g ettln g supplied. You see
that young man in the gray Ulster duster,
he is taking a lot up to his friends in Ken
nett Square ; the gentleman talking to that
young lady with a light blue hat on, is a
store keeper in Landenbnrg. Ho takes tlje
small cargo to your left,
Hockessin, Klmbleville aud New Garden,
als0 £ et a great deal of suppl.ies this way."
0ur reporter withdrew, but. a light had
broken in upon him. Walking down King
street, the oilier day, he had asked himself
tlle conundrum, "Where does all this fruit
S° and he l '? d given It up. He now saw
a I >art * a l solution of the mystery.
Yesterday afternoon a reporter of The
Herald while walking down Ninth street
, ... ...
heard a di8C ussion between two colored men
which partook so much of the political in
its earnestness that he was tempted to stop
on. One
of the parties to the discussion was a short
fellow of the darkness of midnight, when
neither the stars nor moon are shining, and
a thunder storm is threatening to c'ome up
every moment. The other was about the
same here that the old fashioned horse cake
is when it has been browned too much. The
black man with ar*air of gravity that would
have graced a AVebster or a Sumner, said :
"See here Sam. De white folks down in
our ward am talking'bout a caucus, now,
what I wants to know is, what am a cau
cusb?" The brighter of the two replied:
"To de best of my 'lection, it am a cork
<lat de Democrats pullB out of de whiskey
bottle and we cusses it, and we liab to meet
t° CUS B dat cork and data de reason dey calls
ftk Wfcwr 'b ~~ — __
"Does it hab to be very hard cussing'
Pretty hard I specs."
"AVell den, de sooner we goes down here
to de quarterly meeting and asks forgivness
for de hard cussing we liab got before us, de
better it will be when de day of judgment
comes for both of us."
They went off, apparently, to ask that ' <
forgiveness, and*the reporter went too. ;
I On Saturday there might have been sefrn,
(as the books say,) some hundreds of Quick- J
step enthusiasts tramping out the Avenue
to the new grounds. Now these new grounds j
have not been particularly fortunate in any j
respect, and on Saturday they certainly 1
"rested under a cloud." Here were tlie red- 3
buskiued visitors, and the blue-legged pets, 3
the latter waiting very impatiently, to be fl
sure, to vanquish the Trentous without I
much ado. And here were spectators more- I
over, with wet-hen expressions and umbrellas ■
above them, to witness this easy feat. 4
"Bui the rain it rained m
And the basin was fnli, 9
And the pitcher ran over the ground," W
so after wasting half the day, swearing at f
"Old Probabilities" for delivering such a f
downright falsehood tlie previous morning,
the disappointed crowd meandered home
ward through tlie mud and dirt.
Quickstep—no runs.
Trenton—no runs.
The game will be arranged to take place
sometime soon.
The Quickstep games for this week as far
as announced are:
Aug. 31st, Doerrs, of Philadelphia.
Sept. 1st, Keystone, of Philadelphia. I
Tlie contest with tlie Flyaway, of New I
York, will be played at Brooklyn, Septem- I
berOth. • J
There will be a game at Seliutzcn Park M
this afternoon between the Delaware and fl
Fame fire companies for the championship H
of the Fire Department. ffl
-♦-♦- ■
On September 9th, Mr. P. T. E. Smith't U
excursion from AVilmington to Jersey City f
thence up the Rhine of America, will taki
plage. A great deal of Interest center: J
around the Hudson, traditional and liisto j
rlcal, besides the natural beauty of the rive ■
and its banks 'which are certainly unrivalci I
In this country. Mr. Smith is well knowi I
as an excellent manager of such pleasur I
jaunts and It is to be hoped that lie will b I
well patronized ou this occasion.
Tickets for sale at the book-store o I
Boughman, Thomas <St Co., 422 Market St |
Make early application, by leaving you
name. Every effort will be made to rende
tills exevrsion tlie most respectable,pleasan
and delightful of the season.
demands 742
ty years ago 58,000,000 segars wer
faetured yearly, now the consuinptioi

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