THE MORNING HERALD.
WILMINGTON. DEL., THURSDAY, JULY 13. 1876.
YOL. 1. NO 286.
ri'EACHER.—A lady having eight years
I experience desires a situation to teach
I English branches, either in public or
[vide schools. Address
BEAUMONT, Tills Office.
A DAY AT IIOME.-Agents wanted.
Si-6 Outfit amt terms free. TRUE <v CO.
Augusta, Maine._ mB-lyeod.
I tuR MALE.—A Sloop Yacht, 24 feet long,
p cheap. She can be seen at Third Street
i'l'id-c until 13 o'clock to-day. Apply at the
bont"or on the bridge. Jy 12-lt
!GIt MALE.—A GREAT BARGAIN—A
Five Roomed Dwelling In West Wil
mington, lot 26 x ICO. For part iculars apply
N. W. Cm.5th and Walnut.
S OMT —On the Brandywine, near Rattle
j Snake Run, duly 10, a gold necklace
I, void cross attached, the c asp hearing
the iiilfttiaia A, A, M ; the cross J F. M.
liberal reward wjlt lie given by having
them .-.! h$) Market street.
Republican and X'ommerclal please
ropy three times. tu fit.
A' OTICK-- A Meeting of the County Exe
IV cut ive Committee will be heldatTowu
send on Friday next, July 14. A full nt
..lance is respectfully requested.
J NO. O'BYRNE, Chairman.
JNO. H. PURL, See'y.
MECHANICS' LOAN STOCK.
1 uindrod shares ol the sixth series
just issued and (or sale; the first payment
. lie made on the second Tuesday in May.
W. J. MORROW. Esq.
No 7 French street.
The Legitim rte Tradesmen's Association
hold an adjourned meeting on Thnrs
evening July 13, at 8 o'clock, 111 Mo
uld's Hall, Sixth street, between Mar
ge I. and .-hiptoy. All the members are
earnestly requested to attend, as business
o! impi rtiinee will be brought before the
\.-i ! i
if tbe Vice President.
. By Order
X; UTICE—Aid loan Association.—Sixth
111 series; liist pnyiuenl cue July
Money withdrawn on thirty days notice
T s, anil alter the first
year (i par cent', interest, allowed for tlie
First series will mature in
ears aud two months. This
A asocial ion Jinx bail great prosperity. Min
ty,y trustee. One of
tlie best ways of saving and accumulating
■y, ana of getting a home, informa
tion cheerfully given bv
GEO. (' MARIS, Sec'y.
limy hold soar
X PA Y EliS,
ItyjOTICETO COUNTY TA
'Ilie undersigned give notice that the
State, County and Poor Tax, for the yparol
1871. is now due, and tliev will he found at
i. 018 IARKETSTREET, un
ti. P e first day of July, for the purpose ol
receiving the same, and from July 1 lot ep
t.'inber 1, liny will lie,at No. lit EAST
MIRTH STREET, during too day.
All delinquent taxpapers for 1875, are re
oit sled to mil aud settle their taxes (inn
ately) without further notice, or their
properly will be advertised lor sale.
JUS. L. CARPENTER, Jr.
tlielr office, i
TO I ICE.
Mayor's Oh- ice, City H ill, )
Wilmington, Del., Ju y 5, 1*76. (
Ai the request of tbe Board of Health. Hie
Mayor culls attention to the following or
II not be lawful for any person to
r caused to bo cleansed, any privy
il.V during the months ol July
privy well si, all
* nd August, unless Slid
li.i'.e been cleansed within tw
previously, without having first, obtained
tile Secretary of the Board of Healt li a
permit authorizing Hie same to be o'
mr which he shall pay to tlie Hecretar;
liieu e oi the eliy the sum of two d.film's,
and every person so offending shall ne
,■ of a common nuisance, and shall b ■
■ lo a ti
' M tyc
if five dol Ini s, to he impo.j I
W. G. W HITELEY,
PAYERS, TAKE NO I ICE!
CITY AND SCHOOL TAX FOR 1870.
The undersigned Receivers ol Taxes for
eciiyol Wilmington, will heat
NO. H, EAST SI XTH STREET,
li'.'.Tji- i Market and King streets, on and
a ,L8i i
f f uly. 1876 between tlie
and 12 in the morning,
fternoon, for the purpose
r, (viving I axes.
on all taxes paid (luring iho month ol
July there will be a reduction of five cents
oil every dollar; and all taxes Jiai'i on or
after the first day of August, Including the
first Tuesday of Septoinbar, shall ho pay
able without a dediictiou or addition as
-Js.'.iii, and all taxes unpaid on the day
f.l her Iho first Tuesday of September
shafiLeincreased by the addition of five
per centum ou the amount thereof.
Receiver Northern District, including all
north ol'SIxtli street.
Receiver South! rn District, including all
south ofKIxth street. Jy 6-t.f
OTICK TO Dl< LINQUENT C1TYTAX
i t PAYERS FOR 1875.
The undersigned having given notice and
('(died time aud again oh delinquent tax
payers, and having on the 12t.li day of June
soiili-,i with the City 1 I nance Committee
for 1-75, as required by law, now give notice
to tno few delinquents still on tlie books,
Hint they must call immediately and pay
their taxes for the past year, and thus save
cost and trouble.
Office No. 10 Fast, Sixth street, between
Market and King,
Hours from 8 o'clock a. in. to 12 rn., and
from 2 to 5 anil 7 to 8 p. rn.
Receiver of Northern District, (Including
all north ofSIxth street.
ver of Eon tin in District, (Including
To tho doctors of New Castle County :
Gentlkwkx:—P ermit mo to return jon
my siueore thanks for your continued con
lldeiico anil generous support at the nom
inal ion election, held on Saturday last,
having received the nomination as tho
Democratic caudldato for the office ofrther
Hf of New Castle county, I roopectllilly so
licit your support at the ensuing general
election in November next, and should I
he sleeted to tho office, l pledge myself to
f orm the duties in such a manner as to
you no cause to regret having given
your support, i am respectfully yours,
hlte Olay Creek Hundred, June 22, '75,
This elegant and delightfully located
property, having gone into new hands, lias
bceu thoroughly and elegantly renovated
and improved, and the undersigned hav
ing spared neither pains nor expense In
furnishing and Blocking it, will offer ac
commodations and facilities second to no
country Hotel on the Peninsula.
Now attached to the property Is one of
the finest stables in the State, under the
efficient management of Messrs, Tuft and
Fox, who will offer every accommodation
FIRST CLASS LIVERY.
The Inspection and patronage of the
public is respectfully Invited.
GEO. A. MILLINGTON.
(jPT, STEPHEN'S HOTEL,
CHESTNUT ABOVE TENTH ST.,
Your attention is respectfully called to
this new and elegaut hotel, centrally loca
ted, con venientto all public offices, places
of amusement arid interest.
Furnished throughout In the most elabo
rate manner. No pains will be spared to
make this a model hotel, pleasant and
agreeable to those who favor us with a
visit. Transient rates from it-'! to 15 per
ii».y. Special rates to families and perma
TH03: ASHTON, Prop'r.
0 H. CRAWFORD, Manager.
MARKET 8RTEET, NEW CASTLE,
JOHN MciCALLIN. PROPRIETOR.
The above house is large and commodious
and fitted up in the most modern style.
The bar is always well supplied with the
best of liquors.
Boarding can be had on i he most moderate
terms either daily or weekly.
Stabling for 25 hean o nor.ses.
The proprietor respectfully asks the pa
tronage of his friends and the pub Ac.
^ NEW SEA'JIDE
OCEAN CITY, K1NEPUXENT BEACH
splendid bathing, either Ocean or
LARGE AND COMMODIOUS HOTEL
DIRECTLY ON THE SURF.
Hotel Fare—$2-50 per (lay, *12.50 to *15.06
Accessible from Philadelphia and Balti
more via Phi adelphia, Wi'mingtou and
Ba'timore. and Delaware Railroads; also
from Baltimore per E. Steamers to l ris
UeJd, and thence by Ball mud to Beach.
Passengers landed from tlie cars within
a few steps of the Hotel. Pare for the
imind trip greatly reduced.
TRACY & DOUGHERTY,
OCEAN CITY, MD.
PENN.SVII.BE, SALEM CO., N. J.
FREE TO ALI. REPUTABLE SOCIETIES.
The undersigned rcspectlully invites Com
mi Lees, superintendents, 'Touchers nno
others to theabove Beam Ifni Grove, which
is tlie Lnn
being easy if access,
enabled !o enjoy themselves without wea
riness, either while coming to the Grove,
during their stay, or on their return lioin^
ided ■ ne on the
si, and Best
mil is delightfully situ ded,
Excursionists will be
THE SILVER GROVE HOTEL
lias been, since Ihe cl os • of the last season,
very much enlargpd, another story having
been added, and Verandah on ouch side
and Iront at ever story, 167 feet. The
House Inis been Refurnished and Refitted.
From the Observatory is afforded tlie finest
view on the Delaware.
From 40 to 60 Boarders can he accommo
dated at *7.00 per week, Adjoining tlie
Grove is tlie Magnificent
BATHING AND FISHING SHORE,
WITH BATH HOUSES.
Dinners furnished for BO Cents, to large
or small Parlies, when previously ordered.
JOSEPH A. KIDD, Prop'r.
P. O.—Pennsville, Salem Co., N, J.
N. B. Excursion parties wishing to char
ter boats, can effect arrangements by cel
ling at Capt Taggarts'office, No. 104 North
Delaware avenue, or on b aril the steamer
"Jersey Blue,'' 4'ic-r No-12, North wharves.
Gouley's annual excursion t
City,under the direction of,!. L. Conley and
J. C. Morrow, will leave French street
THURSDAY, AUGUSTS, 187C ATGA.M.
ON STEAMER JOHN F. WARNER,
To Camden, and thence by rail, allowing
in tho city by tbe sea.
over six hour ......
Returning, leave Allantic City at 0 p. m.
The heretofore good order wilt bo main
tained, as no disreputable person will be
allowed on Iho excursion. Order Is our
motto. Tickets for adulis *2 25; children, *1.
A'dfi.v t<> J. L.Gouley,5 East Fourth street.
J C Morrow, 1310 King street,. ,)y7-codta2
Restores gray-mixed, red, light or failed
heeds ol hair, beards or moustaches, to a
beautiful brown or black, iu from one to
four applications. It Is free from suiphur,
lead, acids, mercury, silver, or anything in
jurious to either hair or beuid.
rr DOKS .VOT FADE OB EOT OFF.
Expressed to all parts on recciptof one
dollar, or six buttle:,; for five dollars. At the
wholesale and retail depot. No, 91b VINE
STREET? PH1LA DELHI IA. deo24£- My
OLD SILK HATS
415 Market street,
have them put Into the latest style;
i sells a good SILK HAT for *2 oil. made
UBLIC SALE.—M. JHOMAS A SONS,
THE WILMINGTON & READING RAIL
In tbe Circuit Court of the United States
In and for the Eastern Dlstrictot Pennsyl
vania. In equity. No. 41. October ses
EDMUND D. RANDOLPH,
THE WILMINGTON <6 BEADING
RAILROAD CO. AND OTHERS.
Under and by virtue of a decree entered
thelithdayof June, A. D. 1876,in the abovesuit
and in tlio exercise of the power conferred
upon us under mortgage of THE WIL
MINGTON AND READING RAILROAD
COMPANY, dated March 3, A. D, 1848, the
undersigned trustees, to whom all the ne
cessary authority In the premises has been
given by said deciee and mortgage, will on
the 2d day of October, A. D. 1870 at 12 o'clock
noon, at the Merchant's Exchange, in the
city of Philadelphia, expose to public ven
due or outcry, as one entire lot, the Rail
road of the Wilmington and Heading Rail
road C'omqnny, extending from a point on
the line of the Philadelphia and
Heading Railroad at or near Hilda boro in
the county of Berks, in the State of Penn
sylvania, to the city of.Wilmington, in the
State of Delaware,with all rights privileges
immunities and franchises of the said Wil
mington and Reading Railroad Company
under any and all grants from the Stare of
Pennsylvania, but exclusive of tilefra.Hr.
chises granted by the elate of Delaware, te
goiiiei with the equipments thereof, e n
sistiut; of all t he locomotives,cars and roll
lugsU ok belonging to said company- and
also all the rights of way and lands occupied
or used in connection with or lor the con
struction, completion and maintenance of
said railroad, together witli alt the bridges,
culverts, side-tracks, depots,depot grounds,
■stations, machine shops buildings and
other structures and Improvements of ev -
ry kind and description acquired and erect
ed or connected wftli said railroad .whether
In the States of Pennsy lvania or Delaware,
ihe said property will be sold clear cfall
incumbrance subsequent to the lien of said
TERMS OF SALE.
The properly will be sold to the highest
and best bidder, upon his signing the con
ditions of sale, paying one hundred thou
sand dollars JUKI,(X«)in cash of the purchase
money at the time the property is struek
off, and the balance within thirty (30);days
afte>- the confirmation of the sale by the
U. S. Circuit Court for the Eastern Dis
trict of Pen usylvania. Provided, however,
that the settlement of ihe balance of tbe
purchase money rffny be made by receipting
to the undersigned trustees fo the dlvi
dend on the balance of t lie purchase money
which may appear to be payable on any of
the bonds and matured coupons of the Wi -
mington and Reading Railroad Company
secured by the mortgage of March 8, 18 s,
which may toe held by tliepnrclniser or pur
chasers and the delivery of said bonds to
the undersigned. Up-ui the conflrmatiC'i
ofthesale by theConrt. iho puichasor or
purchasers, upon a iutl compiianpe With
the conditions of sale and order W * the
Court made or to be made touching the
payment ol the purchase money, shi
entitled to take ami hold all the purciu
pi opeily, rights, franchises ancLappurten
ances, free from ail claim orttemmdo' the
Wilmington and Reading Railroad Compa
ny. orauy one claiming uuderthem. the re
oil or thereto by way of equity of redemp
tion or otherwise.
GEORG hi RICHARDSON.
CAARLES HART. 1
CHAPM AN B1 DDLE.J
M. THOMAS A HONS, Auctioneers.
Nos. 13!) undid South Fourth Street, Phil'a
Of Counsel with
155 West Street.
Fruit carefully handled, and returds
J. H. BARKER,
Commission Dealer in nil kinds of
Urn its, Vegetables, Ac.,
tO!3 PARK PLACE, NEW YORK.
Referf lives.—T. L.
Produce Bank, N. Y., Samuel
;ers' Bank, V\ r . J. Cooper,
Pres deni, Ur
Adams Express Co.,
FRUIT AND COUNTRY PRODUCE.
43 AND 43 FULTON PIER,
West Washington Market,
Established for twenty years.
COMMISSION DEALER in all kinds of
FRUIT, POULTRY, GAME, VEGE
Ill their respective season.
No. 143 West Street, New York.
(Bet. Barclay and Vesey Sts.)
Consignments solicited. Shipments and
returns prom pi! v made. Refer to Grocer's
Bank. New York, Jel3-2mooil
A VERY CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF
HOSIERY, GLOVEO, AND GAUZ
RUFFLING3, LACES, TIES, CORSE
AND NOTION)*, IN GREAT VARIETY
8. H. 8TAATS,
No. 4!7 Market Rtraot
ING-PItACTICAL UMBRELLA ml,
MAKER, Repairing a Specialty
Any one having a good frame of
mbreila can tiave the s <me made as
good as new al half price, at
Council meets to-night.
Peach shipments have begun.
The District Conference is now in session
at Newark, Del.
The St-Paul's M. E. Sunday 8chool will
give an excursion to Penns Grove, to-day,
in the Steamer Samuel M. Felton.
The only case at the Police Court last
night was one of cruelty to animals. For
want of sufficient evidence it was dismissed.
At a regular meeting of the Diamond
State Loan Association, held last evening,
$3,760 were sold at 9 % per cent.
A meeting of the State Executive Com
mittee of Patrons of Husbandry was held
in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 26,1876,
at 11 o'clock a. in. The masters of subor
dinate Granges are invited to be present.
A meeting os the State Executive Copi
n'! it tee of the Patrons of Husbandry, will be
held in this city on Wednesday, July 26,
at 11 o'clock, A. M. The Masters of ,(Sub
ordinate Granges are invited to be' present.
The Water Witch engine company at
tempted to take down the decorations in
front of their hall last evening, but not
aving men enough postponed until to-mor
row evening, when a stronger force will be
Yesterday morning, a delegation of the
Royal Orange Association, from this city
and vicinity, left for Philadelphia on the
8.10 train, to participate In the great parade
of Orangemen. They were accompanied by
the Rokeby Cornet Band.
Mate Ball. t • '
On Monday afternoon, at the Adams
Street Grounds, two colored clubs, the Wil
mington and Independent, engaged In a con
test. The game was called on the ending
of the seventh Inning, the score standing as
follows : Wilmington, 7, Independent. 12.
. The.Wilmington toys were then at the bat
od their eighth inning, and had already
scored three runs with only one out, mak
Ing the total number of runs made by them
The rain put a stop to further proceed,
logs, but on next Monday afternoon another
game will be played between these two
clubs, and unless the Independents are very
careful, and "exert" themselves move stren
uously than they did the other day,tbe Wil
mingtons will doubtless show them a thing
or two at batting, and jingle a sweet little
tune like this, 0 to 10 in favor of the Wil
miiagtons. * 1
The County J lutes.
Messrs Editors:—A t the Democratic
County meeting held at New Castle in the
latter part of May, a committee was ap
pointed'to revise or prepare new rules for
tlie government of the party throughout
the county. The action of the committee
was to be voted on throughout the county
in August,. Is it not now time that the
committee wascalled together, andi it cer
tainly is the duty Wf some person to call
the committee together! As the Brandy
wine hundred was the first huudredjcalled,
I would suggest that the member from that
hundred call the committee together.
Newark, Del., July 12, 1876.
On Tuesday evening, before Esquire Bra
dy, Bernhard Hogan, on the charge of as
saulting Annie Dougherty. Fined fifty
cents aud cost. The same charged by Mary
McCormick, for disburbing the public
peace was required to pay costs and give
hail in the sum of $100 to keep the peace.
Before Enquire Hagany, yesterday after
noon,Hannali Jones made com plaint against,
Calliarine Fisher, for committing an assault
and battery on her, by first striking her
with her fist, then with a brick, to which
she plead guilty aud wa3 required to pay
costs and fines in the case. Then Catharine
entered suit against Hannah for having
begun tnu quarrel aud was found guilty aud
paid costs and fine.
Arrested for Smugglitiy.
On Tuesday afternoon Deputy Marshal
Danby made a cruise in the steam tug Fal
con, for the purpose of arresting Captain
Hudson, of the schooner Kinma Heathers,
who was charged with smuggling sugar,
cigars and other articles. Mr. Danby en
countered the schooner near New Castle
and brught, her captain to this city, where
he wus given a hearing before U. 8. Com
tnissioner Smith. Upon giving bail in the
sum of $1,000 lie was released until this af
ternoon at 5 o'clock, when his hearing will
take place. An attempt was made on Mon
day evening by Marshal Dunn to arrett
Hudson, hut, owing to the storm which pre
vailed that evening ii was not successful.
Mr, Ponder became surety for Hudson.
On the 11th inst, near Crestield, In Som
erset county, Maryland, about, 6 o'clock in
the morning, Mr. W. C. Handy
saulted by four masked men. They forced
him to open his safe, from which they took
about $4,000, mostly in gold coin .They then
left, after gagging and binding Mr. Dandy
and his sister, the only occupants of the
premises. Mr. ITandy says ho can identify
one of the robbers. About, ten years ago
he wns robbed of $3,000 in a somewhat
Struck by Lightning.
During the thunder gust of Wednesday
evening, (lie. woollen factory in Auburn, on
the W. and W. R. R., was struck
by lightning. The bolt, struck the lightning
rod, but, one of tho glass protectors being
broken, the fluid followed the stee
ple, and coming in contact witli a shaft was
carried down into the centre of the building
spending its force in the foundation wall.
No serious damage was done.
A Powerful Couple.
John H. Powers and sister, weighing
1,400 pounds, are now exhibiting them
silves on their own hook, in t he rural dts
trielbol Lancaster eouuty. They had been
been traveling with a circus company which
disbanded at Shamokin, and failed
them. Powers is eighteen years old, six
feet five inches' tall and weighs 601 pounds.
His sister weighs over 800 pounds. The
Our Miniature Potter.
Bush's Shamokin coal Is just what Is
wanted for this warm weather.
A habit that ladles soon-get into—a riding
De Wolf is making goods to order as low
as you can buy them ready made for.
Among the earliest risers these mornings
are the thermometer,.
For full account of the Quickstep and
Active game, see the Reading "Eagle." For
sale at the Centennial News Office, No. 607
A female yesterday had to be admitted
into the Centennial through the wagon
gates on account of her size.
All the popular magazines of the day can
be purchased at Ryan's Centennial News
store, 607 Market street. If subscribed to
through him, they will be served regularly
at the house.
Why go to Philadelphia to buy clothing?
You can buy cheap of Canary, 406 Market
The District Attorneyship ..
The announcement that J. H. Hoffccker.
Esq., of this city, had been nominated aa
United States District Attorney for this
State will be a surprise to many. It is said
to have been seemed through the influence
of Mr Samuel M. Harrington, who is a
member of the National Republican Com
mittee from this State.
Mr. Hutfeckcr is a young man, only 26
years of age, and a graduate of Yale Col
lege. He la the law partner of Mr., -Har
rington, and ha» been admitted to practice
at the bar only about, two years.
IWtftnMi'i Building Lott.
All persons who tadld deeds for building
Lots at Uammonton, N. J., cau have them
registered "by calling on the agent at the
OperalHoitse oh or bt'fore Sa'uRlay next, as
thq tirnoi wiH .then -have expired for such
business. , , '
»r MAIL AND TELEGRAPH.
The Reformed Episcopal Council opened
in Ottawa yesterday.
Charles Haas, a tailor in Detroit, died
Monday of sun-stroke.
There were two deaths in Richmorftl,. Va.,
Tuesday from the effects of the he*t.
Miss Lizzie Clapp, a telegraph operator
at Read'fille, Mass., wa»6truck by lightning
and killed Tuesday afternoon.
Two fatal cases of Bun-stroke occurred in
West Troy, New York, Monday. The vic
tims were both laboring men.
The twelve-year old son of George Dip
lock was drowned yesterday while bathing
in the Kennebec river, at Augusta, Me.
Pay Director A. Eugene Watson, of the
Umttd States Navy, died in Portsmouth,
N n jfL, on Monday, aged seventy-six years.
A man named Ripley, living at Bar Mills,
Me., cut liis tlivoat in eleven places, and fin
ally hanged himself, yesterday morning.
Mrs. Horton, of Newburg, N. Y.
burned sa severely by fireworks setting her
clothes on fire Monday evening that she
William A. Many, son of W. C. Many,
of the firm of Many, Bullock & Co., lumber
dealers of Albany, committed suicide Tues
day by severing the jugular vein.
W. F. Cornell, a young man formerly
from New York, fell from a third-story
window on Charles street, Bab.imore, Tic s
day, while asleep, from the cfi'ects of which
The body of George Spinney, of Elliot, N.
II , missing since the 3d inst., was found
Tuesday forenoon in the Piscataqua River,
near Freemen's Point, with a stone weigh
ing thirty-six pounds attached to his neck.
A small sail-boat which left. South Bey,
Ontaiio, < n the 2d inst*, containing eight
persons, bound for Oswego, is reported as
missing, and it is feared that all on hoard
The body of au unknown man was found
in one of the water-works reservoirs at Trov,
N. Y., Monday afternoon. It, had been there
lour days. The deceased, it is supposed,
The unknown man who was murdered iu
an outbuilding of the Boston aud Albany
Railroad depot at Boston some days since,
was Tuesday identified as John Conway, ol
Gov. Tilden has commuted to imprison
ment for life the sentence of Albert Freden
hurgli, who was to have been hanged on
Friday next lor the murder of Orle Davis,
in Gray, Herkimer County, in June, 1875.
Gov. llartrunlt Prostrated.
The Philadelphia "Times," of Monday,
says: "Late on Saturday afternoon Gov.
Hartranft, while promenading on Broad
street, near Chestnut, was prostrated by
tlie extreme heat. The Governor has a gi
ant constitution, but old Sol was too strong
lor tile man, who on twenty battlefields
defied the thunderbolts of the cream of the
lebelarmy. The prostrated Executive was
carried into the headquarters of Gcu. Jas.
Latta, Adjutaut General of Pcnussylvanla,
and by the prompt administration of stimu
lants was restored to eoneiousness. It was
far into the night 6efore the chief surgeon
of the Governor's staff permitted the dis
tinguished victim of the heat to be removed
to his headquarters.
Chicago slangexpiainedby the "Courier"
"Stake a fellow, won't you, mister ! If
somebody doesn't I've got to carry the ban
ner to-night " The speaker was a shabby
young man, wearing what had been a pea
jacket and a pair of very thin pants. The
general air ol shiftlessness about him ; Ids
run over shoes and greasy hat, his crumpled
and soiled shirt-front, all denoted the street,
vagrant, termed by the police "imptiers"
The reporter stopped and asked, "Or you
will have to carry what ?" "The banner,
. That's what they calls it when a covu
ain't got nowhere to go. He has to tramp
around like as he was carrying a banner,
don't you see ?"
The Irish Wesleyn Conference have deci
ded that in future the conference should be
constituted of equal numbers of laymen aud
Madkid, July 12.—The Congress has
>assed the ministerial nlan rn- —»»i—
SITTING BUI.I. AND THE SIOUX
Personal Sketch or the Savage t hief.
The St.-Louie " Globe- Democrat" of Sat
urday, gives the following sketch of the Si
oux Chief in a conversation with Mr. J. D.
Keller, of thatclty. Mr. 'Keller was, from
1868 to" 1873, clerk of the agent at Standing
Rock, and had an ample opportunity to get
acquainted with this tribe of blood-thirsty
savages. In fact ha liked among them so
long that he learned to ppe&k.tbelf language
"like a native,'' and Vas ' a great favorite
with the big chiefs who came to the agency.
They called him "Minnehua Ochila,"
(the writing boy.) The word 8ioux means
"cut throat." According to Mr. Keller's
statement, the various bands of Sioux'num
ber from 85,000 to 40,000 and are divided
into the following different tribes:
Unkapapa,.Black Feet, Sans Arcs,
Two Kettles, Upper Yanktonais, Lower
YanktOOais, Santee Sioux, Burgklyns, Min
neconjous, and Galkafc. Part of these live
east and part west of the Missouri. Taton
ka Otahka (Sitting Bull) who led the sav
ages to the fight against Custer, belongs to
the Unkapapas (dried beef eaters.) Mr.
Keller knows him well, and describes him
to be about five feet iu height. He has a
large bead, eyes and nose, high cheek bones;
one of his legs is shorter titan the other,
from a gun-shot wound in I he left knee.
His countenance is of an- extreme savage
type, betraying that bloodthirstiness and
brutality for which he has been so long noto
rious. He has the name of being one of
the mast successful scalpers in the Indian
country. There has been a standing reward
of $1,000 offered for his head for-he last
eight years, by the Montana people, who
have special cause to know his ferocious
nature, some of his worst deeds having
been perpetrated in that Territory. The
81oux, when-on the war-path, black their
faces from the eyes down, the forehead
being colored a bright red.
relations, they cut their hair short and
daub their faces wkh white earth. They
consider the greatest act of valor to be the
striking of their enemy with hard lnstru
mets white alive, and, wieth'er alive or
dead, It Is the firs: one that strikes the fal
len foe that "counts the coup," and not the
one that shoots him. They do not always
scalp. Their object in scalping is to furnish
a proof of their deed, and give them to their
women to dance over. They attack in a
sweeping, circling line, eagle-like, give a
volley, pass on, circle and return on a dif
ferent angle. When they kill one of the en
emy there is always a rush to get first crac k
at him, so as to "count the coup," and then
some Indian who was disappointed in get
ting a cut at the victim while alive, scalps
him. The Sioux always camp with tepes
(lodges) in a circle, making as It. were, a
stockade, and when on dangerous ground
they picket their ponies in the centre. Mr.
Keller is familiar with the ground where
the disastrous engagement of C uster occur
red. Concerning this he said : "My idea
of the Custei slaughter is that the Indians
had no women or children in their lodges,
and had parapets dug under the lodges out
of sight. Custer thinking it was a family
camp, rushed in the centre of their fort,
where resistance would neccessarily prove
His only means of escape was
after finding himself iu this fix, to run
right though anil out, and not to slop to
fight, but join Reno's command on a retreat.
very eager to
the death of friends or
llic Early iIJMory ol' Mu rail IJersi*
TFromthe London Examiner.]
Some interesting facts have been brought
to light, by M. Frunctsque Sarcey, concern
ing the hidorvof Mile. Sarah Bernhardt the
celebrate.! French actress. They form quite
a drama in themselvfs. The story begins
with the arrest of two young giris iu Paris,
the one about, fifteen the other her junior.
The complaint iodg 1 against them was
that they had been found in tlie Palais Roy
al, occupying chairs without being able to
pay the usual sou, and that they had
laughed at the chalrkeeper when asked for
the money. Upon examination it, was found
that tin y had run away from Amsterdam,
and had arrived in Paris tlie some morning.
They were sisters, they belong; d to a fam
ily of Jewish origin aud their name was
Two months after this eveDt the younger
of the 6isters, not fourteen yearsold,brought
Sarah Bernhardt into the world. Nothing
was known of the father of the act ress, who
died young, except that it, was his wish
that his child Bhoulil embrace the Christian
religion. She was net ordingly placed iu a
convent, at Grandcliatnp, near Versailles,
where she received her education. Here
slie seems to have led the good sisters
pretty darce, for we find her being four
times expelled on account of her escapades,
ami as often readmitted.
At this early date she manifested that
mysterious power over others which has so
distinguished her later years; and one of
tiie nuus, with a warped but prophetic
sion, was wont to say that this strange
child was destined cither to become either
great light iu religion or the greatest child
ol sin that the church ever anathematised.
Upon leaving the convent the girl was
heard to say,"I will he a religleusc,unless,"
she added, "I become an actress."
Ilow Boston is Made up.
The Boston "Herald" gives some inter
esting statistics from the report of the Au
ditor of that city. It shows that the total
population of the city iu 1875 was 341,019,
of whom 170,657 were women and 182,252
men. Boston has drawn much more than
is generally supposed upon other towns for
the increase of its population. Only about
thirty-three per cent, of the inhabitants
were horn In tlie city, the number being
114,164; born elsewhere in Massachusetts,
56,413; born in other States, 52,760; born
out of the cited States, 117,005; place of
birth unknown, 1,577. Thus it will be seen
that tho foreign born inhabitants of Boston
outnumber the natives by 2,841. The census
shows that the negroes of the city number
3,126, the mulattocs 1,813, the Chinese 45,
Japanese 51 and Indians 57. Since the cen
sus was taken the Chinese population has
M. Charles Lelsvain, who died some time
ago, bequeathed to the French Academy a
sum of 45,000 francs, for the Interest to bo
applied each year in recompensing some
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