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__ _ A . /• ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDA Y. SEPTEMBER 11, 1875. 1-NO-18. ,RY OF THE been restored in Mississippi. [ Cooper has devised a plan for fransit Line. >ut the West heavy rains have n-eek, doing considerable dam. allack has earned a temporary [gainst Aguatin Daily, restrain L producing the play entitled severe storm at Ottumwa, Iowa, lorning, several persons iglitning and a great deal of roamed. th of this month the District iany will open the transmission of messages L country and Europe [of.Iowa has beeu visited by |erc rain storms that have been | in that State for many years, level a! lives lost and the dam lr(v is incalculable. I the Custom House and Post itlier public buildings in New rday, were displayed at half icet to tlie memory of the late drulf. were their office in fur Iraphic Dispatches are furnished to \ Herald, ly the American Dress I over the Atlantic and Pacific I Co's wires. L Weather To-day. few England and the Middle States, partly clear or cloudy weather, with 9 northwest winds and rising ba rnal Revenue Receipts. [gton, Sept. 10.—The receipts to litcral revenue were $417,619.14 ; [ms, $719,198.85. editorial Excursion. [a., Sept. 10.—The Texas Editorial lists, arrived in this city Inst eve 10, from Pittsburg. They will day here, and an excursion will be them. Storm in New York foRK, Sep. 10. — A violent rain eornpanied by high wind prevailed •noon rds evening it ceased and the lenred up cooler. The rain fell in torrents political Nomination. < uervis, N. Y., Sept. 10.—lion. Illurnett, of Stroudsburg, Pa., has Inated for State Senator by the Dc pf Monroe couuty, Pa., for tlicdis cr an agreement that the nomfna-. be concurred in by Pike and Carbon | England Excursion Party. Lk, Va., Sept. 9. —The steamer mom. Bridgeport, Conn., arrived afternoon with an excursion party land gentlemen, numbering about k are well, and enjoying the trip li. irvln and Herzegovina. Bide, Sept. 19.—The formal open R Servian Skuptchina occurred yes Irrince Milan, In his speech, refer ln indefinite language, to the trou [Bosnia and Herzegovina.. lie said [on his people's support, in the Sfer [ imposed by the grave crisis. plain at Fort Matllson. IMadison, Iowa, September 10.— [viest rain storin of the season oc bere on Wednesday evening. Gut' rc washed out and bridges swept id trains arc behind •time. The M River is rising very rapidly at" fit, and, from the general prospect cof water will be such that boa* g ' nabled to cross the lower rapids. tlatne of Stonewall Jackson. more, Sept. 10.—The steamship otiun, which arrived at this port y afternoon from Liverpool, brought bronze statue of General Thomas J. i the famous Confederate leader, d to the State of Virginia by Hon. d Hope, M. P., 'and other En ntlcmen. The statue cost $40,000i * be erected in the Qapitol Square at ,l( b Va., near the equestrian statue lington. lood and Ntormf In Iowa, ixgton, Iowa., September 10.—A flood of rain deluged tills city day night about 1 o'clock, and eon fight hours, damaging property to mt of $40,000 by 3 o'clock.. Cellars fellings were inundated and yards ged. Tlie loss will foot up as fol cliroder & Co., wholesale dry goo Is, $20,000; Donahue, McCost & Co., ! the Orchard City Agricultural lose $3,000; M. G. Stool & Co., $10, hesG. Carmc & Deraty, $12,000; hirrison's Elevator, Harrison's Lum r 'l, Davis & Gille's Plaining Mills **• Hertzcycr's Wagon Factory and Porkhouse were sufferers from 500 each. B WASHINGTON. NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL Peace Entirely Restored. Washington, Sept. 10.— A telegram bas just been received by the Attorney-General from the Sheriff of Hinds county, Miss., re porting that perfect peace prevails through out that county. The peace officers are not prevented from executing the legal process, and good citi zens, the Sheriff telegraphs, will.ald him In the discharge of his duties if needed. The Attorney-General expresses the opinion that the difficulties are at an end. He still awaits a response to his telegram this morning to Governor Ames. The M isslMlppl Trouble. Washington, Sept. 10.—The Attorney General to-day telegraphed to Governor Ames requesting information regarding the present condition of affairs In the recently reported disturbed portions of MlssisS|>pi, aud is now expecting a reply. A dispatch has been received In response to the telegram from the Attorney-General, Inquiring ns to the whereabouts of Secretary Fish, announcing that that gentleman is at his country seat on the Hudson, and that he will meet the Attorney-General at any point he may designate, to confer upon the sub. jeet of a proclamation. In this telegram the Attorney-General' re plies, informing the Secretary of State of his telegram of this date to Governor Ames and delaying tbe prop&scd conference until after a reply to that telegram shall have been received, the character of which It Is judged may be such that no further action will be necessary by the General Govern ment. All (Inlet in Mississippi. Washington, Sept. lO.-Early this morn ing Attorney-General Pierrepout telegraphed to Governor Ames, at Jackson, Mis6., noti fying him that the Federal troops were In readiness to assist the State authorities in preserving the peace, but as yet no or ders have been issued for their action, aud no proclamation had been issued, and ask ing the Governor i£ there really existed an insurrection or disturbances so formidable that it could not be suppressed by the State military, aided by all tlie powers invested in the State authorities, and requesting that an immediate reply be returned. Up to a late hour to-night, the Attorney-General had not heard a word from Governor Ames, and la a conversation with the Agent of the Amer ican press association on the subject, he ex pressed the opinjon that the troubles had passed away, and that there would be no necessity for Federal interference, that the non-receipt of a reply from Governor Ames fully warranted this view of the case. He said if the Governor really believed that the peace of the State was in danger, he would certainly have sent a prompt reply to my During j the day the Attorney message. General has received a despatch from the Sheriff of Linden county and the Sheriff at Jacksonand also from other sources,all con curring in the statement that there was no disturbance or excitement in the State, that peace and quiet had been fully restored. The President this afternoon telegraphed the' Attorney-General that he fully approved of his course. Presentation to cardinal Mt-Closkey. Rome, Sept. 10.—The Americans In this city have presented Cardinal McCloskey with a dress nnd a jewelled mitre. Royalists in Conference. Borne, Sept. 10,—The Duke Dicazer the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Prince Goodsehakc were in Conference to day at Intcrlack.cn. Railroad Accident. * Lansing, Iowa, Sept. 40.—The north bound train on the Chicago, Dubuqne & Minnesota Railroad met with a serious ac cident yesterday. Three miles south of this city the baggage and two passenger cars were thrown from the high bank into the river. Fifteen persons were injured, three or four seriously. None were killed. Tlie cause of the accident is supposed to be a defective tie. Coniitorf.-'iters In HI. I*oni«, St. Louis, Mo., Sept, 10.—This city to be flooded with well executed coun seems terfeit fives and tens, and since the arrest of the four counterfeitrs last week, with two hundred thousand in tlieir possession. ■ The detectives have been,on the watch, and they profess to have made discoveries, which will In a few days lead to a wholesale arrest of the counterfeiters, who have made this city the distributing poiut, and the capture of the largest amount of counterfeit money which has ever been detected. It is hinted that several men here, and elsewhere, of and business standing, are involved means in tte business, and that when- the cost is worked up the evidence against them will be conclusive. A number of important ar rests have bee a made in Tennessee and Alabama, and a large number of the shovers expected to be captured at Houston and and Galveston, in Texas. are The political thermometer falleth. A ROMANCE,Of THE BOIL. NEW ALBION AND THE SETTLEMENTS ON THE DELAWARE. The following interesting historical poiut is gleaned from an address recently deliv ered by Prof. Dubbs, of Franklin and Mar shall College: In 1648 a little English book was published at Middleburg, Holland, a c6py of which is preserved in the Philadel-' phia Library, which hears this title: "A De scription of the Province of New Albion, and a direction of adventurers with small stock to get two for one and good land freely Master Robert Evelyn, that lived there many years, showing the particulars tbereof. This volume purports to be a description by a certain -Beuchamp Flantagenet, of the province of New Albion, the property of Sir Robert Ployden, whieh appears to have been situated, in part, at least, within the present limits of the States of Pennsylvania and Delaware. The settlement is said to have been under the direction of the "Albion Knights for the Conversion of the Twenty three Heathen Kings." There are glowing descriptions of no less than ten magnificent lordships and manors, said to be occupied by valiant knights and gentle dames, one of whom, a certain Lady Barbara, is called tlie mirror of wit and beauty. Ons of these manors, Mount Ployden, Is described as "the seat of the Raritan King, on the north side of the province, twenty miles from Landbay Sea nnd ninety miles from the ocean, next to Amara Hill, the retired paradise of the Ethiopian Emperor." There is a certain element of truth underlying all this high sounding jargon, but how much of the book consists of mere guess-work it is now im possible to ascertain. It has, however, been discovered that Ployden actually received from Charles I. a grant to a province In America, including the greater part of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and that he visited tills country for the purpose of founding a colony, which proved a failure in conse quence of financial embarrassment s. On this slender foundation it is probable that Beau champ Plantagenet foVmded the story of New Albion, with all its gorgeous chivalry. A FREE READING ROOM. THE tOSY ROOM AT THIRD AND KING—AN EVENING DROP-IN. A great many of us are unaware of the existence of the reading jroom of the Dela ware Institute of Mechanic Arts. The Herald man was until la6t evening, when his steps were turned that way, and he for the first time entered a large, comfortable room, and drew hi6 chair to a tabic covered with all kinds of papers. Some half dozen were in at the time, with the dailies in their hands. The reading room is free, and is open from seven until ten o'clock every evening. Twelve dailies are taken by the Institute, a. few weeklies and the various magazines. The room is finely lighted and in every way comfortable; the gentleman who acts as librarian courteous and oblig ing. This is already an excellent place for our young menknd the news-hunting por tion of the old gentletaen to spend a profit able and assuredly pleasant evening. It can be made, however, much more attrac tive than it is now by the addition of files and a larger number of periodicals. There is an embryo library to be noticed in one cor ner, too. There is no reason why this should not grow and eventually become as large and much frequented as the Institute Library at 8th.and Market. • * * together with a letter from ft ROW IN HEDGEVILLE. SAMUEL SWIGETTE ATTACKED BY A CROWD OF ROUGHS—A LIVELY SCUFFLE—ARREST OF SOME OF THE OFFENDERS. Hedgeville, on Wednesday night, was the scene of a lively row, which might have proved a serious one. It seems that a party of roughs, incensed against (he colored man Swigettc, whose wife recently committed suicide, alleging .that her hnsband maltreated her-, formed the determination to mob him and his friends. The attack was made about eleven o'clock, but the party were deterred by the pistol of Joshua Johnson, a friend of Swigette, who did not hesitate io make good use of Ills weapon. The affair ended without serious results, fortunately, but yesterday Johnson made complaint at Police Headquarters and Joseph Lacy and John Smith, Jr., but wit nesses failed to identify tbe former, and he was discharged. The latter, after a hearing was required to pay the costs and furnish bail to the amount of $200 to keep the peace. The Mayor,however, did not justify Johnsnn In using the pistol and he was fined $1, for the offence. Warrants for the arrest of other parties have been Issued, but the offi cers, as yet, have failed to find them. . FATAL ACCIDENT. A YOUNG MAN KILLED AT FARMINGTON. On Friday last, Ellas, Bon of Elias T. Booth, near Farmfngton, met with a terri ble accident, which resulted in'death in less than twenty-four hours. He was hauling a heavy log from the woods,swinging under two pair of wheels, when the fore wliedis fell into a deep rut, from which the team could not extricate them. To aid in extri cating it,the fore wheels were detached from the bind ones and the team bitched to the felloe of one of the fore wheels, while the young man hold down the tougue of thr cart. The weight ol the log swinging on the wheels, caused .the tongue to act as a lever, which possibly two or three men might have managed, but which Elias was not able to do, and when the team started the tongue flew up carrying him high in tlie air. He came down striking his side heavily across the log. His hack did not appear to be broken, but ho was so severely injured internally that he died on Saturday in great agony, ne was about eighteen years of age, dearly beloved by his parents and es teemed by all who knew him.— hews. Chief Brady will continno to administer the law to the unruly in the capacity of a Justice of the Peace, when he goes out from his present office. he he he CHARLIE ROBB. The Trial of Westervelt. a of a A LARGER CROWD THAN EVER—TnE PRIS ONER'S. APPEARANCE—THE COMMON WEALTH CONCLUDES—THE PRISONER'S WIPE AS A WITNESS—SCENES- AND IN CIDENTS, &C. With each sur ceedjng day the interest in this trial increases, and on yesterday the crowd that assembled in the court room to hear the proceedings was greater than on any preceding day. Tbe evidence which has been elicited within the past day or so'has evidently created some alarm in the prison er, and ills face wears an expression of painful anxiety. His wife and children who have been with him every day since the trial begun, were present, and seemed to be under a subdued influence. At the open ing of court yesterday morning, Mr.'nagert announced to the court that the Common" wealth rested, which was received by the spectators with some surprise, as they had not expected the conclusion so soon. And when Mr. Eord arose to address the jury for the defence, a breathless silence ensued. He clulmed.f or his clieifl not mercy hut jus tice, and urged the jury to decided the case entirely on its merits and the evidence pro duced. The speaker appeared as the un paid counsel of. a poor and innocent man, who, for five months, has been eagerly wait ing for this trial that his innocence might be established. This man had not the pow erful aid of wealth and friends to enable him to ransack New York and bring witnes ses from afar. If that were possible It would be easy to prove where he was and what he was doing at all the dates that had been cited iu the evidence against him. It had been the purpose of counsel to indro duee no testimony at all, but their client de manded, as an act of justice, that he and his wife should be allowed to give their statements under the solemn obligation of the oath, and that other testimony tending to establish his innocence should be intro duced. The testimony would be necessarily brief, but it would have tlie weight of truth. During the address of Mr. Ford, Mrs. Westervelt and her little daughter, wept freely, and the prisoner himself sefimed con siderably affected. Mrs. Mary O'Leary was the first witness called for the defense,.and testified that she lived on Monroe street iu Philadelphia. She knew Westervelt and his sister, Mrs. Mosher (or Henderson). Her evidence re lated to tlie dates at which they were in hel house and neighborhood. Westervelt liar, boarded next door to her, but left in thd spring, and She saw no more of him untie the following August, the Saturday before Mrs. Henderson left for New York. The next witness was Miss Kate Morgan. She went to live with Mrs. Henderson (Mosher) three or four days before her con finement, the 10th of July, and remained with her until see went to New York, on the 19th of August, and she never saw Wes tervelt until the Saturday before Mrs. Mosher went to New York. That was the last she saw of him until she saw him in the eourt-rcom. She saw no one with her when she went to the depot except the children. An anonymous feature in the do mestic life of Mosher was developed in the course of this witness' testimony. It is almost a certainty that Mosher, the father of "the children" mentioned by wit ness, was the stealer ot Charlie Ross, the man who, with unexa'mpled cruelty, disre garded utterly the sentiment of parental love where others were concerned, and by his acts gave the world a right to suppose that he did-not know what love and tender ness meant; yet his own children had pet names in the household, and his boy Charlie was known altogether at home by the name of "Lovcy. witness testified to 6eeing Henderson and Clark (Mosher and Douglass) at the house with Mrs. Moslier the day before her con finement. Mrs. McElroy was called and gave evi dence in corroboration of that given by the two preceding witnesses. Her testimony, like theirs, related to IPestervelt's presence in Philadelphia in July. The prisoner's wife was the next witness called, and as she took the stand the ex pression of anxiety on her face was greatly intensified, and she waited with no smal degree of emotion for the questioning to commence. There was a lull iu the proecel ings for a lew moments, a consultation among counsel on both sides, and then Mr. Hagert arose and expressed an objection to the examination of the witness. She was the wife of the prisoner, and in the case of a man charged with a misdemeanor the wife of the man is disqualified as a witness. The Act of Assembly permitting a defendant to testify in his own behalf make him a witness of him only at his own request,An he has requested to be examineoyn disability is not removed. Therefore he de - sired to know whether the defendant was to be called as a witness ? If so, he made nol objection to the tettimony of the wife being taken. Otherwise he did object. Tbe witness was then sworn, and testified as follows: I reside at No. 79 Montgomery street, New York; I was married to tht prisoner In New York in Wfllctt Street Methodist Church, on the 29th of Septem ber, 1863; have had three children; two are now living aud are now In court; prior to Januar On cross-examination this d unless is wife's to y, 1874, I. resided at No.71 Willett New York city; my. husband was a police officer then in the Tenth precinct: was appointed August 5, 1872; I came here oneo on a visit to see Mr. Mosher about Septem ber 8,1873, and Mrs. Mosher's husband was putting up a preparation to kill moths, and other insects, and he used to sell It in Balti more and around the neighborhood, Mosher and my husband were not companions; they were not together much while we were In the house in Monroe street; when they were in the house they sat and talked together; Mosher very seldom came to onr room and they very seldom went out together. After a recess of threequartersof an hour the examination of the witness was resumed and she testified as follows : On the morning of the 6th of July we did not get up very early, and after breakfast he took a pillow and the ironing blanket, and went into the entry and slept most all day; he had a moustache that day, the same as he always wore; he had no whiskers on that day; up to tho middle of August be was street about the police office all the time, trying to get back on the force; on the 7th of July he was in and out; I remember him going to s on the po know it was different parties on different day lice affair; I can't exactly say; I about tbe police affair all the time; became borne every day, and would ask him how be had succeeded; he was not away from home any time in July; he was not away any night In the month of July; -after I left Philadel phia in April I couldn't exactly say when I first saw WUttpi Mosher; I remember see ing him in inmost; I saw him twice between the 11th and 14th; I can't think whether I saw him before or not; it was after the con finement of his Wife; my husband did not see him oh both occasions; on the first occa sion he came Infamy'house about 2 o'clock; I was sewing; and he asked me where my husband was, and I told him he was owt ; I shouldn't think be remained, more than twenty minutes; I asked him how his family was, and if Martha bad a baby, and it it was born on the 4th of July; he said he didn't know when it was born; his wife was born on the 4th of July and she had said to me that she would like her baby to be born on that day; she afterwards told me it was born on the 13th; he went away, and said he would call again in a day or so : I think it was a day or two after that I saw him ; my husband ffot a let ter from his liwyer, Colonel Fellowes, on the day Mosher made his second call; the purport of that letter was to appear as pos sible In his ease ; he was blacking his shoes to go when Mosher came in; on the first oc casion Mosher eamc by himself ftnd the second time Douglass was with him; he asked my husbafrt where he was going; my husband was hurrying as quick as he could to go to his lawyer; Mosher said he would till he came hack to see what success he had ; my husband came back with the letters ; it was about noon when Mosher and Douglass came, and he remained there until they got back between 2 and 3 o'clock ; my husband brought a letter from his lawyer, saying counsel fee and your fee was $50; nothing occurred; we had dinner then; 1 think they stayed till after dinner; I can't say positively that the three went out to gether, but It seems to me they did. 1 think the next time I sa v Mosher and Douglass, was after Mrs. Mosher came to our house; she came with the four children on Angust 20th, about .o'clock in the morning ; my husband was going on a pic nic that morniug ; in speaking of the pic nic before 1 should nave said that the 4tli of July pic-nio was that of Dahlgren Post, G. A. 1!., and that that of tlie 5th, was the J. J. O'Briue Cluq, and file pic-nic of August 20th, was Father Mooney's; my husband was employed on these pic-nics by the par ties who had the bars, and who paid him for tending bar; he did not get paid on the pic-nic of August 20th, for three or four days after; it was four or five days after that that I saw Mosher or Douglass; I can't say whether they came together or not, but Mosher eamc ; anyway it was very early in the morning; I suppose he came to see his wife; I never invited him to come and see us; I can't say when I next saw eithdr Mosher or Douglass ; I don't recollect either of them coming there after that; Mrs. Mosher came there on the 20th of August, with her four children, and occupied the Same room I did. Her eldest child was Willie,aged nine years, the second Charlie,sometimes called "Lovie Do4ie," aged 4 years last March, the next was Georgie, aged 8 months,in August 1874 and the next the bady whom Mrs. Mosher said was then 5 weeke old when she came to our house ; Georgie is now dgad, with the exception of the baby these are the same children that sho had when I was liv ing with her in Monroe street. Q—Describe the appearance of Charlie or as they called him " Lovie Dovie." A—He had blue eyes, light hair, a round full face, a rough, coarse skin ; the hair was very light and did not curl. Q—What relation was Mrs. Mosher to your husband. A—She" was his sister. I am no relation to ,1/r. Mosher, and would not want to be; Mrs. Mosher remained at my house off and on for four months after she came from Philadelphia; during that time I did not see Mosher or Douglass except the times I have mentioned; before Mrs. Mosher came on on tlie 20th of August jny husband was onee,away over night hut I can't say exactly when ; it was somewhere around the 14th of August about the time Mosher and Douglass were at our house ; I knew he was going away as lie told me of it, he said he was going to help liie sister move; I think that was the time he took the seven o'clock train on and came back in tlie three o'clock train; the next day lie said it was a 2.25 train; I.made a mistake when I stated he went and came on the trains just mentioned, on June25th; hewas gonelonger than that iu June, I know he was; Mrs. Moslier left our house some time in Janu ary, 1875; Henry street all that time; I .moved to 868 Madison street on the 21st of September or October, and Mrs. Mosher moved with me; this house was also a tenement house, but. had stores underneath; we occupied there three rooms on the third floor front; paid $8 rent for them a month; the house was not as respectable looking as the Henry street one. in to of to it of ! of I had not been living at 298 Q. What was your husband doing all this time, since the 20th day of August up to the time you moved to Madison street? A. Part of the time lie was trying to get on the cars, and part of it he was on them; sometimes he worked at Wash ington Market; lie would work a day at • anything he conld get; he got on the Eighth avenne cars finally as conductor; Superintendent Walling gave him a letter to go on the ears and ti!«o one to the Fire Commissioners to go on the Fire Department; that letter I have seen and have in my possession still; neither Mosher nor Douglass ever called at our house on Madlsou street; I next saw them the Satur day before they were killed; Mrs. Mosher was not living at my house then; she was away with the two youngest children and I had the two oldest at my house; in conse quence of a communication I received 1 took the children to her and everything that be longed to her to 184 Houston street; that is the last time I saw Mosher and Douglass; I saw Mosher nine days after he was killed; I remember nothing' unusual happening in our domestic circle between December 12th and 13th of April, 1875. I recollect the 13th of April very well; we lived then at 39 Mont- of gomcry street and had been living there sinee February; weoccupiedauatticthen; iny hnsbund was there, and had been since Feb- tbe ruary 10, employed by Adams Express Co.; a situation obtained for him by Superinten dent Walling; my husband came to Phila delphia on April 13tb, by Superintendent Walling's orders; he told, me to get up early iu the morning and ge't him a cup of coffee before he went away; he said also that Superintendent Walling had told him that people Iu 1 hiladelpbia thought be kuew morfe of the Ross case than he had told, and'it would be better for him to. go on and state to them all that he knew : that lie told Walling he had no money, and to this the latter said: "Don't let that keep you, here is $10;'' that be said that was too much, it wtfald not take all that," bu( Walling answered, " Never mind, you can keep it, you will need that to get some thing to eathe said also that Superin tendent Walling had telegraphed that he Westervelt, would take the 0 a. m. train, but that he afterwards said he should get up earlier than that and take an earlier train, dnd return in the afternoon; I got to work next day; my husband gave me no money, and when he left all I had in I Hid not day him in court; Mrs. Peers paid me a visit in June or July, 187.5; I think she asked me how-my husband looked when he went away, if he had a full heard, if he was pale, and if that was his natural look; I told her he had a moustache and side whiskers of three weeks' growth; she said she would like to help me, and alBO that my husband was very pale and thin. At this point Mr. Ford said he thought had closed his examinatiou-in-chie^ 1 would reserve the right to recall the witness and ask her a few additional questions in the morning. After some discussion between counsel, the court adjourned until this morning. OLD CURIOSITY SIIOF. to I I I the house was $3; see him * from that til I saw un lie but REVOLUTIONARY RELICS—OLD TIME ME MENTOES. Not Dickens', but a Wilmington curiosity shop—minus Little Nell and Fagin. Apro pos of the circus the Herald man took his leave of the busy world and the fleeting show, nnd with pen aud scrip moved , into King street and down to that spot where the odd end of the world is gathered. It is a gunsmith's shop, and the keeper is a fine old gentleman, with a particular love for relics and mementoes, in fact, almost equal ing in this respect those old friars, who used to bring back from the Holy Land pieces of the toe-nails of our Savionr, chips from the cross, frozen tears from the Vir gin's eye«, aud other like valuable and de lectable stuff. This old gentleman, being a vender of fire-locks, has, of course, made a speciality of military curiosities—indeed, if our reporter is not mistaken, there was the very club of Hercules and yEgia of Mi nerva. "Uncle," said the Herald man, respect fully, "owing to the centennial malaria, with which I am afflicted, you would oblige me by pointing out whatever rjvoluticnary weapons you may possess." "Vid pleasure, mine dear zir, vid plea sure," hurtled like courteous grape shot and polite eannlster from the lips of tlie martial artist, "here nowiz 'e same musket vid vich ze battle of ze Brandeevine was opened. Gineral Pulaski had ze same in bis hands and it lz said zat ze great Washington has looked at it." Thereupon, after examing several others of the kind, the old carbines, huge blunder busses, rifles, etc., were displayed—one of which the. redoubtable Natty Bumpo must have shouldered whilst he stalked across the regions of the Susquehanna with the brave and wily but terribly-named Chlnga chgook stepping lightly at his side. " Hello, here, Captain Relico, what hast ■ here; pistol-bags, eh ?" " Yas, zar; ze pistol-cases of ze olden age.." " Revolutionary," said I. "I zink zay were, 1 .' replied he, producing the blunderbusses that rightly belonged to them. " Ze Hood," he kept on them." " Good heavens, man," said the Herald chief, forgetting Ills wonted dignity, and even demeanor, " You don't mean to say, that Robin Hood—ye Merrie Robin of Sher wood—used that leather hag, do you ?" " Oh I no ; ze Robin Hood had no pistole, this was a highwayman of New Jersey be fore ze first war." " Oh, yes," recovering from my perturbation aud going into the corner to examine a bald eagle stuffed. " Emblematic of ze nation," he explained. Then there was a stuffed monkey, which, being a cosmopolitan and a Dr. Coan kind of a man, I explained was also emblematic of " ze country." The next curiosity to fall under tlie eye' was a very large head of a stag that was once upon a time " in this neigh- - borhood. It has a fine mounting of antlers. Near it is a whip, the handle of which is the foot of a doe, whieh used to bound, accord ing to the story, over the hills of the- Sus quehanna and upper Delaware. A wild cat stuffed, a white stork, a swan, a toad fish, and numberless other curiosities are stowed around the various cuddy holes and shelves of the courte ous old fellow's apartments. A very bid, brccch-loading rifle is ono among the valuable things that were shown. It is rusty, with a worn breech and long, Daniel Boom* or Davy Crackett, barrel, and is really the strongest reminder of the days when our fathers hunted and fought by turns—when one of our creeks was called Murderkill, and one of our inlets Indian River. "By the way," 6aid I; "would you part with that revolutionary saddle-bag ? I wish it for next Fourth of July, when the Wil mington Brigade march through the streets of Philadelphia." "Vould like to please ze, but I never sells ! em. I shall have them buried vid me in my grave like ze Indian, King Phillip." So look ing over his shoulder at the grinning teeth of a whang-doodle over his head, the Herald man marched bravely between the rows of guns and bayonets, bowing his exit with precise discretion. ii ze Ilood had killed RELIGIOV8. Rev. F. B. Duval, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Market Street abovo 9th. Service in the morning at 10)^ o'clock, Subject—"God must lead us." Also V/i o'clock In the evening. Subject—"The good of Christian Sociability." All are cordially invited to attend. Evening discourse spe'Ci ally unfolding the power of association to tbe young. i.