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\ r \ :r.v\ X .*MJ l m ' m * £ ' ■ ' ; W rv/ Jr. Lie ,v. }f * r ' lx. 1 not k .i\. I ) . ji/ -1] I J ^t*rn I Mr I J ]1 oi<iO ni rl • ; iiL — WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1875. „ 1-NO-16. ONE CENT. Lnoementb have been made by L Herald hereafter will contain brts of the Westervelt trial every L up to the adjournment- of court (ious evening, bo that our readers able to obtain all the points in this [ n>f trials Ally three hours before earance of any other papers in this ary of the news Francisco, built at Chester for ific Mail Steamship Company will her trial trip this morning, s have been sent to Utah to pre sedations by the Indians. was bftlly stabbed and another Hed in a row in Baltimore on Ttles ■ht. Yesterday morning a woman ■Schmidt living in that city made ■rate eflort to commit suicide with a hunt knife. I Board of Engineers wlio have been lering the improvements of the Mis ti River, has adjourned to meet in ilrleans, on the 10th, of Novemberf I Democratic State Convention o llvania, assembled at Erie yester INotliing further was done than the feting of the several committees. L ticket offered by the New York De-publican Convention at Saratoga, k; made by Wm. II. Seward, for Sec ! rtf State. lias been proven that Bella Jones ommitted' suicide in a New York i house, was ill-treated by the police Ian (on tan legrapliic dispatches last night stated I'oinmodore Vanderbilt was danger I ill in Louisville, Kcntuekey. [ere was art explosion of gun powde'r few York yesterday, by which a least fe n persons were injured. j —- L Telegraphic Dispatches are furnished to yuming Ilerald, by the American l'ress Uatl:n, over the Atlantic and Pacific I raphic Co's wires. 'I he Wcnllicr'lo-day. r the Middle States ..high but slowly filling fuder, Sindh to West winds, slight in ti in temperature with clear or partly i/ V'cat'icr. The ITiicinnatl Exposition. [ncinnati, Sept. 8.—The Sixth Indus pitinn opened to-day, and business is [rally suspended in consequence thereof. jovcrnnicut Property Burned. maiia, Neb., Sept. 8.—A fire last night, lortii l'latle, Nebraska, destroyed hay, les, aud fourteen mules belougiug to Boveniment. of t in ti of Duelists-Their Arrest Ordered, mo field, Sept. 8.— Governor Beve lias ordered the arrest of the St. Louis Ms. The State law against dueling is (severe. }' Four Deaths from Yellow Fe ver 'this Year. sw Orleans-, Sept. 8.— Up to date bi t deaths have occurred by yellow fever year according to tlic official reports. Is a smaller number at this date than year since 1809. Crime in St. Lon 16, hours,"Sept. 8.—Colonel Burroughs, shot by John W, Howard a tew [ago, died last night, [bn Beutcl, a mau of seventy years, last put a pistol in ids mouth and fired, ly blowing his head off. Financial and pstic troubles were tlic alleged causes. was Uulbord la*c --A? $50,000 1 ibcl Suit. **-. 'Ntheal, Sep. 8.—iTiie 'FmivcauMonde, >1 the French Canadian papers, lias a ilous article headed a most repulsive ! ' and acusscs him'of betraying cvcry i his faith and race. It calls him " a 'ofa band of iufidels." Doutro, im l,e, y on its appearance, took out the s for a #50,000 libel suit. 1 of the.City of Nun I ran < isro. ester, gept,. 8.—The'new Steamship d San Francisco, the first completed ■ three vessels recently- launched at 8 ship-yard here for tlic Pacific Mail 8^i'I? Company ,- vyill -atart on her trial '-morrow. S ie will start from tin's 1 the morning, and lier r U'ip will cx somc distance out to sea, and then to rV'ki.wliere sheyiliarive qu Saturday (Kill \ i'arkihjfmert'* »««i . Drgani>ntloti. t . ciS'Sat n, Sept.'CB-AA confert46fe of inks. and .wprkingm'eii to ize here yesterday, Ut gftef -^Inhkr U6 * C68 *°i>i *hey apjiointed a commit permanent organizational*! adjourned to-day. There are about fifty delegates ln <t it is thought delegates from- New lid and NortirCaroHiia will tfrrlve fft °raee IV. Dajr ii present,, and''Is D of as President. » r c secret. The present ses WASHINGTON. NEWS FROM THE CAl lTAL The G*vernor *r Mississippi Calls for Assistance. Washington, Sept. 8. —The Governor of Mississippi, has called upon the President of the "United States for assistance In put ting down the riots in that State. The President's action Is awaited with much in terest and anxiety. Treasury Exhibit. Washington, Sept. 8.— The following Is the beneficial exhibit of the treasury at the close of buisuess to-day: Currency, *24, 628.74; Special Deposits of Legal Tenders for redemption of Certificate of Deposit, *05,680,000; Coin, *65,590,478; 'including Coin certificates, *16,073,000. Outstanding Legal Tenders, *0,742,457.08. A Cot respondent's Story Denied. Washington, Sep. 8.—Tlic Washington Critic says : A statement sent out by a New York correspondent to the effect that a rup ture between the President and the Post master-General lias taken place,*and that the latter will be soon supplanted, is wholly erroneous, the reason assigned being a fic titious one, for about all the appointments made arc effected with especial reference to the benefit of the Republican party. The Swimming; Mutch, Long Branch, Sept. 8.—It Is stated to. uight that the swimming match between Johnson and Trautz positively take place Saturday Sept, lltli, purse is *2,000. Course is from five miles out at sea to Beach. on ' Illness of Vanderbilt. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 8.—It is rumored here, to-night, that Wm. II. Vanderbilt is dangerously ill, at Louisville, Ky., and that special train witli his friends leaves New York for Louisville. The ltifle Teams. Saratoga, Sept. 8.—The score in the rifle match between the Hudson and Saratoga teams to-day was as follows: Phartian team of Hudson, Gergie, 91; Newcomb, 89; Bush, 94; Elmer, 94; Deunesson, 92; Smith, 95. Saratogo tearnj Wilier, 85; Gatts, 91 Stoges, 81; Arnsworth, 91; Stoegdman, 75 Benson, 91. The Parthian won by 33 points. New York State Convention. Saratoga, Sept. 8.—The probable ticket it nj>w stands is as follows ; F. W. Sew ard, Secretary of State; E. A. Merritt, Treasurer ; J. B. Spinner, Comptroller. But is doubtful if he will accept, and if not W. H. Ramsey or General A. S. Diven will receive the nomination. Geo. F. Danforth, Attorney-General, State Prison Inspector and Canal Commissioner, are still doubtful A Baptist Parsonage Bobbed. Lynchburg, Sept. 8.—A daring robbery was committed yesterday moruingat til <s parsonage of the Baptist church. The thief forced an entrance into the basement, thus gaining access to other rooms, and robbed II. Armstrong^ one of the inmates of $80 Direet evidence led to the arrest of a nfc^ named Henry Davis, who had been paying his address to a colored servant girl at the parsonage. The pocket book was found on person. Cutting All'ray— One Ban Har der (Ml. Baltimore, Sept. 8.—At 9 o'clock last night a cutting affray took place at Sioeter's liquor saloon, on Lombard street, between Concord and Centre Market spaep. The participants were Charles Seymour, Thomas Maxwell and Charles Williams, all colored. During tlic melee Maxwell received a cut on muscles oi'his right arm ; Williams was stabbed in the left side of the abdomen. He removed to Washington University Hospital, where he died early this morning. Seymour, the (ierpetrator of tlic crime, was arrested and lodged in jail. Explo tiniAnil Fire. Newark, N.. J., Sept. 8.—At a few min utes to six o'clock this eveniug, an explosion took place in the -Cellaloid Manufacturing Company's building,, situated at 45 and 47 Mechanics street in this city, in which forty girls and boys were at work. About a dozen the workmen were, injured, aud it is hought three or four missing men arc under ruins. The building was soon enveloped flames, wlii< li spread to those adjoining, causing a loss of about *80,000 or *106,000, which is pret ty m arly covered by insurance. building was owned by Dr. A. Coirs, was valued at *80,000. -The loss on the machinery is about *25,000. The building adjoining on the west was owned by D. W. Dj-'morist, and wjis valued at *10,000. It wssoecupied by a iiuiubcl of small manufac .,tnrc4;\yho lose about '*!(),ODt), The livery stables oK the east side We'te .'destroyed, to gether with a Humber 'of. (1$^$/ P«d farri - agos. -Loss-abend? *6)0001 e v ' 1 i RfiSE MALT. NOTES. On the 15th, tjic fiuicKftep' jfl# tile Im parts at'Harrisburg; the Wife theyjJay the stow u,'at Potts! own. lire PwBkly club BaJtirncra, the champions ai '" tl L the Quickstep in our city, Sept. 21st. Quickstep expect to play the Trenton Sept. 11th. a CHARLIE ItOSS. na/ix, The Trial of Westervelt. *' rVLL ACCOUNT OF *HR PROCEEDINGS YESTERDAY-IMPORTANT SWORN—SCENES AND INCIDENTS IN TlIE COURTROOM. 7 1, At the opening of Court yesterday morn ing there was as large attendance as usual and the first witness called was Mr. WilUam V. McKean, editor of the Public Ledger, who testified to having first seen Westervelt eOOn after the shooting of Mosher and Douglass, and detailed a conversation had with the prisoner on that occasion regarding his visits to Philadelphia. He also detailed the visit to Rondout. He WITNESSES said he was asked to accompany Mosher and Douglass thefie on a pic-ntc, and subsequent ly ascertained that the pic-nlc was for the purpose of robbery or burglary. He being out of work and out of money, agreed to go with them, and the three went together; two days and two nights were spent by the party In the neighborhood of Rondout, but his (Westervelt's) heart gave out, and they did not rob any place. The details of the visit and the return to New York were given at length, but the witness declined to attempt a verbatim report of the conversation with Westervelt, as it endured for about five hours. The story of the Rondout trip, it appeared, was told to witness in answer to his questions to Westervelt regarding Mosh er's ownership or connection with boats. A considerable portion of this trip was in a boat, and hence the recital. Mosher wrote no letters from Rondout, so far as Wester velt knew. Another conversation between witness ahd Westervelt took place on the 28th of January, 1875, in Superintendent Walling's office. This was briefer than the first. Witness accused Wcsterveltof having concealed several tilings at the first inter view. Witness stated that, at the first interview he had asked Westervelt very minutely, and at this word the counsel for the defense took instant exception. The word "minuetly" was strenuously objected to, and the objec tion was followed by a somewhat excited discussion. The word "minuetly" was with drawn by the witness, and the word 'Urc quently' substituted. He then went onto say that at the first interview he had fre qu.utly asked Westervelt about messages, messengers, and go-ltetweens employed in Mosher's interest, and he (Westervelt) had only admitted having been with the men on those oeeas'ons, and knew of no messengers. At the time he admitted a knowledge of money being delivered to Mosher's wife. •Witness told him that he had learned that he ( Westervelt) had been twice with Doug lass on the night of the abduction, and, as had been since learned, had had the oppor in bad faith with me and with the police, that he was responsible for the fate of the child ; if the child were killed the blood would be on his hands. He rose up from Ills chair and, raising his hands, said. 'God for bid.' He denied very earnestly having acted in bad faith." After the examination of Mr. McKean the case took a recess and In the afternoon the session commenced with the cross ex amination of Mrs. Rier. She testified: My husband is living and been married twenty-four years; have three children, aged 22; 18 and 9; got on the car at 10 o'clock and sat near the rear end the man child setting opposite towards the front door; the manner of the man attracted my attention to him and the child and the child,s manner tohim; he was not of an unkind manner to the child; he looked away, from his charge out of the window; this I thought grange, it Is quite unusual to meet children of this age In the cars who cry, can't discover any of the children I saw cry; the circumstances first communicated to my family when I went home that day, I noticed at the time that this was Charley Rose; communicated it to my family because when I entered the car I noticed an expression of playful anilaty-on the child's face and that he could hardly re strain from tears; first saw a photograph of Charley Ross about Christmas; It was one of those pictures; saw it in Supt. Walling'c office iu. New York, his-clerk showed it to me; he asked .me if the picture looked like the child I saw in the ears aud I said yes, I think that at the time I understood It was, the picture of Charley Ross; I had not seen the child between July Ctli and the time I saw the picture and I had never seen tlic child before between the time I saw it on the 6th of July and then I sawltspicture and Inevcr saw the child before ; I was in the ear three-fourths of an hour, from City Hall, Brooklyn to where he left the ear is, I think, about four miles. Q —Can you say whether the child you saw was a boy or girl. A—I considered it a boy. Q —Might it not have been a girl l A—That is impossible. Q —Why do you say that I • A—Because he had boy's clothes on. •Q —Describe the dress minutely ? . A—Re had on a brown linen suit with large pleats about the waist and a blue cot ton sash of the material generally used in miffilng overalls; be wore no pantaloons. Q—Describe the difference between a boy id girl's dress. Judge Elcock said that as the witness Identified It as a boy's dress, intelligence required nothing Mr. Ford—Wi that you can't answer that question. Witness—I shall not try to. Q —When did you first see the prisoner ? A—On July 6th, 1875, at Moyamensing Prison, when I conversed with him In his cell for a few minutes ; I asked him if he had plenty of reading matter and gave him same tracts; my visit was suggested by Mr. Lewis; I did not reason why I I did not suppose that I led him to Cam den, that I was u philanthropist eoming there with tracts.' Q— Was not that' your desire. ? A—r don't remember having any desire the subject. n__Yon had no object In going there ? A—I had uu object. It was to see if I could recognize him ; 1 was not taken to any other cell in the prison, and when I was t,ken there, I was told it was the eell < f Win. H. Westervelt. ' A-Not h exacUy h thc a s n ame, he was then sunburned, and had no whlsjters onj B, n more. c are to understand then v(! him any the prison i a. visit. morc bis chin; I don't remember Whether be had any whiskers in 1874, be had none on bis chin. Q —Had he a moustache ? A—I tblnk he had a email one. Q—W&s it at anyone suggestion you went to Supt. Walling's office and told this part in December ? A—It was at my own suggestion, mv husband knew that I was comi June to lndentltiy the man, but dicT not come with me; he also knew I was going to tes tifly in this trial, he did not come with the; Q —Did you have any conversation with Westervelt in his eell. A—I told him I would send him some read ng matter and I did send him some periodicals ; I said I would visit his family in New York if he wanted me to and he said he would like it very much ; he then gave me the address of his family in New York; then I visited and found his family up one flight of stairs, but I can't rememlx r the number #f the house; I did not ask Mrs. Westervelt how her husband looked in July 1874 ; the man I then saw had bn quite heavy clothing; a grayish brown coat and I think, pants of the same color; he wore a vest and a black felt hat; I did not sec the man from July 6th, 1874, until I saw him in June, 1875, in Moyamensing prison; I have seen Supt. Walling about half a dozen times on this business, always at my own instance, * Cross examination of Mr. McDonaugh, resumed: I have here the books for Janu ary and February, 1874,1 And here a pack age of February 7th, 1874, delivered at 685 Monroe street, and signed by W. II. West ervelt, on which was to be collected 25 cents as freight, and besides that *5.25 C. O. D. ; the name of the consignor does not appear. Re-examination: I judge by the number that the package came from New York. Gilbert Riter, resumed : I am agent for the Philadelphia & Reading Express Co.; the only other express company carrying goods out of the city, is the Adams: I have the delivery book for the district, Including No. 285 Monroe street, between June 20th and June 30th, 1874; I find no record of any goods delivered or receiptul by Win. Henderson, or Westervelt; the rule in our company is never to deliver goods without a receipt. Here the Court adjouned until this morn here in meat >dered quietly, but with difficulty to ther different seats in the Council chamber pro tern, at Odd Fellows Hall, a swelling t , u "' " s * i "" 1 c " p,ete l )os *ess:on of the floor beyond the bar At the college grounds yesterday after noon > the Neptune defeated the Olympia B. Club by a score of 7 to 1. ing. OLD AXD XE IF. ORGANIZATION OP CITY COUNUII.L LAST EVENING — ELECTION OP CLERK AND BAILIFF — PRESIDENT LICHTENSTEIN'S ADDRESS. Some time before the six Democratic and four Republican members holding over, that separates our city fathers from the non-eleet. The members holding over had taken their seats at 7:30, aud proceeded to the organization of the new body. On motion of Mr. Mclntire, Martin Far rel was elected chairman, pro tem. On ir^tion of Mr. Haves,, the following committed-rare appointed by the chair to examine credentials of the members elect: Hayes, Mclntire and Downing, which upon consultation, declared the following mem bC Firet Warf%avid Ireland ; Second Ward, R. H. Taylor; Third Ward, Jas. McGlfechy; Fourth Ward, Lewis Paynter; Fifth Ward, Dr. Obed Bailey; Sixth Ward, J. K. Adorne; Seventh Ward, Jno. Jones ; Eighth Ward, G. B. Underwood; Ninth Ward, Christian Febiger; Tenth Ward, Thomas Ford. Esq., Henry Puhl, on motion of Mr. Mclntire, admintsterad the oath of office to the newly elected President, Lichtenstein 1 who immediately occupied the chair, when the members elect were sworn in. President Lichtenstein then spoke as follows : Gmdlemcn of Council :--Not until this evening have I had an opportunity of thank ing the people of Wilmington fir their con fidence and their support. By a strict at tention-to the duties of the office and an important administration of them, I hope to convince the whole people that they have made no mistake, and shall so eonduet the affairs of council, that at the expiration of my official term, I may retain the respect, of m.v fellow citizens. From members of council I must request forbearance. I have not .the experience of my predeeesor, hut I shall leave nothing un done to fill the position with dignity conduct, its duties with justice. I find upon inquiry that our city council is invested with unusual authority, no cheek being placed upon its power by a second chamber. It bchovus us, then to lie worthy of the trust with which our legislature has seen fit to invest, us, and to guard carefully the in terest of the citizens of "Wilmington, which are placed in our hands. Personal slander and insult should be carcftiily excluded from our deliberations, and it shall be my duty to cheek any ad vances in this direction immediately. Our proceedings should be characterized by a high toned and honorable regard for the dignity of the municipalities which yee rep rrsent. It remains for you, gentlemen, to assist me in preserving such a character for our body as will obtain and retain the respect of the people. Messrs. Taylor and Johnson, on motion, were appointed by the chair to notify the Mayor elect that they were ready to swear him in. Mr. AVhiteley was escorted In In com pany with Mayor Simms, and was dily sworn. Mr. Farrel moved that the rules of the past body he accepted for the present by Council. Adopted. On motion of Mr. Mclntire, the electionof Clerk was proceeded with, W. II. Lee apd Wm. S. Hayes, being nominated. Mr. Lea on the first ballot received eleven votes, and Mr. Hayes nine votes, blank,one. On motion of Mr. McMinnamen, the elec tion of Bailiff was proceeded with, with the following result ! Dennis J. Gallagher, twelve votes; James Lang, eight votes; blank, one ; Mr. Gallagher was declared elected-, and on motion of Mr. Mclntire, the two officers were sworn in by Esqnire Pulil,; and be of at SUMMARY OF THE VOTES. t ■] able or Tuesday's municipal nr. THE CITY COUNCIL, f Votes for Mayor, President vTreMUmr is tabulated below. Indicates Republican. ,«liy Tic***. w T - Puio Mayor. CouS AO)l C< Th] f City ii Treasurer. *. a 3 *. 2 " j REAL ESTATE IX Vl 1.3. ISO TO X. con *. ' ! 1 a i 3 a oj S J3 a - PH !> i-4 S t > 1 09 , o * ps ►J M it Ph cd 2 15 Wards. S ^ 152 248 166 235 169 306 208 326 211 330 203 345 212 337 397 289 400 294 467 848 ' 475 340 429 198 489 193 245 127 247 125 180 141 184 137 145 326 153 321 W PH 1st 160 242 160 314 216 320 205 343 899' 290 480 341 444 188 243 129 183 189 149 323 2d 162 309 3d 4th 5th eth 7th 8th 9th 10th Total 2.588 2657 2656 2618 2641 2629 Whiteley's maj. 69 Licliteustein's maj. Vincent's maj. We also append a complete list of the elty Council, with the names of those elect ed on Tuesday, in italics. President, M L. Lichtenstein, R. First Ward : Thomas Johnson, K. David Irelan, D. Second " II. B. Mclntire, D. , It. JI. Taylor, D. " August Bickta, D. Jas. MeGlinchcy, D. " .las, P. Hayes, I). Lewis Paynter, D. " Wm. Canby, R. Dr. Obed Bailey, R. 11 Wm. McMenamln, D. Jos. K. Adams, R. Seventh " Wm. M. Canby, Ind. R. John Jones, R. H. W. Downing, R. O. B. Underwood, R. Martin Farrell, D. Christian Febiger, R. Lewis P. Lynch, D. Thomas Ford, D. 38 12 Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Eighth " Ninth 11 Tenth " Democrats, Republicans, • Independent Republican, 11 LOW RENTS AND PLENTY OP HOUSES. From data gleaned yesterday out of versations with real estate brokers, It is as certained that the business of house renting is becoming brisker every day, but the sales are unusually slow. The statements of one a' ent, first that he is very busy even now, and, again, in the lat ler part of a short talk that rents are low cm only be reconciled by admitting that O vners of houses are obliged to throw them on the marketfor- what they cun get. Out side of the information furnished bj' these gentlemen yesterday, one can learn by a walk around the city that a large number of dwellings and some few business houses re main unteuanted. I Arrivals at the Clayton House. A. D. Straight, Indianaphlis. I. S. Downing, Brooklyn. Mrs. Gen. Geo. Vickers, Md. Jno. H. White, " Master Jno. Cleveland, " Ellis Pennington, Philadelphia. W. S. Auchineioss, City. C. E. Wiimot, Philadelphia. Juq. C. Boyd, " Frank Van Ilarlington, Philu. Paul D. Van Hook, " tV. K. Greenfield, Columbus, S. C.' F. H. Sharpless, Pliila. . S. G. Terry, N. Y. J. C. Rainbow, N.Y. A. W. TjUduif, Baltimore. Hon. Janies Ponder, Miltoh. tVm. Guftin and wife, Pliila. James Todd, Pliila. Allred Lee Price, Pliila. Jas. Price, N. Y. Geo. W. Corson, Anderson, S. C. A. S. Stephens, " " TEACHES. SHIPMENTS YESTERDAY—TIIE MARKETS. The shipments of peaches from the Pe ninsularorehurds yesterday were as follows; To Jersey Cfity, " Philadelphia, * 17 Boston, Per Pcnna. R. R., " B.&O. K.K., P.&R.R. R., Newark, Elizabeth, Per Empire Line, Total. 126 ears. 24 " 15 " 16 " 21 H . 11 " 2 u 4 241 it COLLISION OX THE TELA WARE. The tug G. W. Pride, bound up the Dela ware with a tow of peach barges, was run into at nine I'. M., Monday, below Bombay, a barge going down in charge of another tug, and was so badly damaged that she was making for the shore. Her fires were put by the water, and sank up to her deeks near the, shores. The tug Edith w ent down towed her up to this city for repairs. SOVTUltOXS IX TIIE CITY. Quite a number of Southerners have visi TFflinington lately. Among these rany mentioned Hon. M. S. Stem's, Governor Florida, accompanied by Senator L. G. Dennis of that State, wlio were registered the Clayton House on Tuesday. Mr. TV. Greenfield of Columbus, S. C., and Messrs. C. A. Keep and A. 8. Stephens, us yesterday. Mrs. Gcn'l. Geo. Vick of Md., has also been in town. vis Miss Genevieve Ward will appear before American public this seasc n, thanks to enterprise of Max Strakoscb, The Erl* Convention. Erie, Pa., Sept. 8.—The Democratic State Convention assembled in the Opera House, at 12 o'clock, noon. Hon. J. M. Miller in the chair. He called the con vention to order. Hon. Jus. B. Ellis of Schuylkill, was elected temporailly chair man, after appointing committees on res olution and permanent organization. The convention then adjourned. • Foreign Notes. London, Sept. 8.—A congress of repqb lican journalists is In session at Trogee, France. French army preliminaries manoureres, commence on the 10th Inst., but war ma nonveres do nit open until the twenty-first Inst. There will bo a grand engagement at St., Maximen. The field artillery experiments are being continued at Okebampton, Eng. land, for the purpose of testing the com* parative efficacy of various projectiles, so as 1,0 ascertain the damage likely to accrue to artillery material from artillery fire. A congress of German journalists, at Bremen, lately, passed resolutions favoring a relaxation of the stringent press laws. The French harvest is satisfactory though inferior to that of 1 874. _ The Bank of California. San Francisco, Sept. 8. — Mr. Milles stated on the (ith, positively there Is no over issue of the stock of the Bank of California"; that the stock list is all right. It may be stated on the authority of the officers of the Bank that the rumors which gained currency can be traced to the misrepresentations o£ I persons holding stock who were fearful of ■losses on account of the Bulletin's reports about Ralston overdrawing his account and j fully explained by him. He constantly gave to industries on the Pacific coast, which he charged against himself aud his estate has. proved fully adequate to meet them. These drafts he made with the full knowledge of the directors and it is not even charged that at any time he used his credit in the Bank for his own aggrandizement. The* Bulletin Is silent, evidently intimidated by the strong fecllug of indignation growing in the com munities which will find utterance at the meeting to be held this evening. Col. Barnes, Attorney for the Bank of California, and anin'imate and* warm per gonal friend of Ralston, will address the meeting and make a full statement of Ral ston's affairs. IX THE TOILS. JOHN MESMER AND THE POETICAL UHIEF. SANDY GALLOWAY AND WIIAT WAS DONE WITH HIM. John have you been kicked by a mule, or did you lose a bet upon the election ? softly said the mayor, to Jolm Mesn er "who was charged with beating ills wife. IVell your honor, I felt ugly when Valentine was beat, and as the old woman is a Democrat, she r'led me by askiug If IFhitley won, and then I punched her head. Fye! Fye 1 John that was cowardly—cowardly, said the poetic chief. I differ from your Honor, tjie poet saith, He that lays his hand upon a woman, Save by way of kindness, T'were base flattery to mime him coward! The court stands corrected, said the may or, as he wiped away a falling tear, a trib ute to the pathos of the poet. John I must send you to New Castle. . * *00 bail- for your appearance there, and *300 to keep the pence. D—n the poet, snarled John as he was conducted to the cell, I would like to put a head on him G'long! That's what they were shouting, as they were whipping their horse at a furi ous ratg, said officer Hickman. Stand up John Myers and Charles Steieh, moaned out the official bass of the Mayor's office. Straight as an uplifted lance, rose up the defendants. What have you to say to the charge? Nothing, Colonel,responded Steieh. It's' a mistake, piped Myers, we were a little cuinfoodled, ahd wo were practicing for the hippodrome—too thin, woij't pass here— *2, each and costs to teach you the differ ence between Fourth Street and Bamum's, Bless your soul! I was not disorderly, I was only high, said Sandy Callaway, I am one of the boys, I am, yon bet, Mr. Mayor. was told at 8 o'clock, that Valentino was hunky I and I let. myself out a little. Sandy this was a blunder—and Tallygrand says a blunder is worse than a crime—so I must mulch you *2 and costs for the blunder and uot for the crime. The Virgin Mary's Wedding Ring. An old Monkish legend relates the story that Joseph and Mary used a wedding ring, anil that it was set with onyx. The legend says that it was discovered in the year 996, when it was given by a jeweler from Jeru sn'em to a lapidary of Chisinm, who had ' been sent to Rome by a Marquis of Etru ria to make purchases for her. The jew eler told the lapidary of the preciousness of the relic, but he despised it, ahd left it for several years among oilier articles of infe rior value. However, a miracle revpaled him its genuineness, and it was placed a church, where it worked many cura tive wonders. In 1473 it was deposited with some Franciscans at Glusium, from whom it was stolen; and ultimately it found it way to Persia, where a church was built for It, and it still per'ormed miracles. Hone spoils tills pretty itory by saying the miracles were trilling in comparison with different churches in' Europe at the lime, and miraculous powers of multiply itself. It Existed in each ling beingas genuine as the others; it was paid the same honors as the devout.