WILMINGTON, N. C, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 7, 1869.
THE WILMINGTON POST.
CHAS. I. GRADY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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The Gucrriene is' fitting out at the Brook
lyn Navy Yard.
-Three deeds were admitted to probate
yesterday by Judge Mann.
Hon. Geo. Z. French arrived last , night,
kvell and rcadv for business.
City Clerk Durfee is compiling and revis
ing', the city tax list, for 18G9.
The Grand Jury are still in session and
will remain busy for several days.
Sheriff Schenck-notifies all persons1 who
have failed to pay up that they will be lev
ied Urion immediately.
There will be a meeting of the members
of the Harnett Base Ball Club at the Clif
ford House Club Room on Friday evening
next at eight o'clock.
-The officers of the Executive Committee
otthp Noth Carolina Immigration Associa
tion meet to-day at 3 P. M , at Col. Fre
mont's office in this city.
The types caused
the house which is
us' last week to state that
Supposed to uc naumeu
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was on Princess street near the City Hall,
we should have said Court House.
.The public arc invited to call at Bagg's
old stand and see the new proprietor, Mr.
Rudolph Eyden. (. ystcrs and all sorts of
drinkables to be fotud at leasonable rates.
The taxes paid in' amount to fully forty
thousand dollars. The Stienli lias departed
for Raleigh to pay Into the State Treasury
the lvarious amounts! received for State taxes.
VhcrC S'.(' vcttcrciay sixty-six sua.
oi the Merchants aud Mechauics' Building
rl tliirtv shares more at a
month's advance,- at
an average of ninety ana
ff& Gavlord's barnoth minstrel troupe
will exhibit in Goldjsboro on the 13th inst,;
and in this city on Ihe 14th, 15th and iCth,
at the Theatre., Tiey come highly recom
mended by the Southern press.
The case of the state against John C.
James come up yesterday and was adjourn
ed until Thursday jraorning at ten o'clock
Col. John A. RicHiajrdson for State, Judge
French and Adam ijmpie Esqs., for defence.
Mr. Ilibee wouki give notice to his many
friends that he has
encaged the large and
modious store. On Front street near A.
II. NefFs, where he will hold his regular
auction sales. Tie is receiving large lots of
valuable goods by every steamer.
recommend the Wil
I mingi on Institute for youths of buth sexes,
ft3'an excellent school. Mr. Meginney is
.well knoWLV and popular in Wilmington
and it is hardly necessary for our pen to
chroniclo anything in his behalf.
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Whether Cuba will disentangle herself
from the present net that has been wove
-. ntound her, is a question Love, our literary
' caterer, seems to be utterly indiflercnt about
although his name might indicate great re
gard for anything so noble He is content
to set ins siauoi.j, i vu..r,, , ,
Love is tue uest auu ouu.. -
is, his1 stationery. '
rna fn eppm to liAve an inex-I
Siaustible supply ot Clothing ana genuemuu
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fnm ch no-iVnods, Thcv never sutler their
...o.u..a f3r- .
stock to decriase, nor, do they ever want for
good quality. Munson and
super!) clothing are unquestioned synonyms.
Young men furnishing their wardrobe for
the falf, will study their interest by calling
on Munson and we arc satisfiel, that is suf
ficient!, for they will buy. j
Coots. The learned man of the Journal
thus describes the cheerful "Coot ;" ' .
Ourjcoot (railus carolinui) has been con
founded with the coot proper (railus aqua-
4icus) tike latter being th6 same as what is
Knownias un marsu ueu o uuroasu-p-ucj
are of 1 the nigratory class and knovn as
nau ;n. raixroni. ni ti.P ftnra in
HVi tail u. x.vuuw J l uuiu, " -
Webster describes themj as a water fowl
of the gcnusuZi'ca, ;frcquenting . lakes and
other still waters. The common coot has
a bold forehead, a black body and lobated
iThesams authority defines "coot" as
lpid fellow" iand we think our readers
gree that this refers to the Journal
when they see"thc rail in Penn.
sylvahia" compared with the "coot" of our Andrew to accept a pair of pants for " not robbed us of our 6hort-lived pleasure. Unre
(Parolina coastv drinks ad all," Johnson, bke his presi I served, and uequiyocal gratitude must ours
Extensile Art Gallery. Next to the
Bible, no book is more useful than Webster's
Dictionary.' The unabridged is an extensive
art-gallery containing overj three thousand
engravings, representing almost every ani
mal, insect, reptile, implement, plant, etc.,
which we know anything about. It is a
vast library, giving information on almost
every mentionable subject. ' indeed it has
been well remarked that it is the most re
markable compendium of human knowledge
in our language. Household Advocate. ,
Special Court. The number of cases in
the Special Court this term is unprecedented
owing to the promptness of the (Solicitor and
attention given by both Judge and Jury,
matters have been expedited and the county
Baved much expense. The grand jury found
true bills against the following criminals;
K. Curtis, W. Austin, Jno. Roberts, Hen
ry Lucas, R, Lowery, C. Mosbell, A Bitisan,
James Henry. J. H, Hincs, Jno. C. James,
J. W. Strauss, A. Williams. True Bil's
were not found against Archie Black and
several others because -of absence of wit
nesses. Them Purps. An excellent citizen of
"Conservative" tendencies hailed a colored
youth of tender years the other day and de
siring to cause sport at the expense of the
Republicans, inquired as to the condition
of some juvenile dogs owned by the said
f'L R." , : T ' '
The Conservative remarked, " say boy
how's yer purps ?" The , reply came, " very
well sir" -Cocserv then said "I'll buy one
of them purps if they are j the right sort
What kind are they ?". Said the infant
innocently. They are rebel puppies now."
Couserv vastly - delighted" all ' right
then I must buy one but why rebel now,
and not hereafter ?n Quick as lightning
the Republican lamb replied. "Why the
puppies are rebel a now, because they can't
see, hut when their eyes are open there bound to,
be Republicans !" Exit Rep no Conserv
with a flea of the biggest jkind crawling
all over him! !
Alexander Leibman was arraigned before
Judsje Cantwell, at the City Court, yester
day morning for disorderly conduct. Alex
ander, like he ot Maccedon, was of fiery
nature, and Andrew Johnson succeeded in
impeaching his character for good and true
intent. Fine I 100 and costs, with the
usual recommendation to the Mayor and
Commonalty to remit the same on payment
of icosts. In the meantime to be in custody
of the Marshal.
John Davis, who was fortunate enough to
atttu tue commisseration oi tne uenisn ana
erudite Judge, notwithstanding he was
eharajed with disorderly conduct, was dis
charged with a brief lecture, quitd apropos.
"When the name of Michael OGorman
was called an unmistakable descendent of
the " green isle'shuffled toward the fearful
goal to stand examination for an over desire
for John Barleycorn. His Honor1 rendered
judgment for the penalty and costs, $20
with the same recommendation as in the
case of Leibman. Subsequently the City fath
ers were requested to reduce the fiue to
$13 33-100 and costs.
Thus endeth the lesson.
A Supere Journal for any Home. We
do not believe there is any way in which our
readers could invest the small sum of one
dollar and a half where it would bring them
so large returns, both in profit and satisfac
tion, as in a subscription for the elegant
journal of which we have just now received
the October Number the American Agri
culturist. It was originally started 28 years
ago, specially as a rural journal, and its
motto ever since has b-jen . "Exbelsior." Its
size isinow increased to 44 pages, ; with a
beautiful cover upon each number, and it is
Jiteral'ly crammed with most useful informa
tion for all classes, upon matters pertaining
to the Farm, Garden, and Household, with
a pleasing and instructive department for
Children and Youth. The beautiful engrav
ings alone, in each number, are worth the
cost of subscription., NOW is the time to
Bubgcrib for the publisher3 offer tUo last
montbs ot this year free, to all new sub
scribers received in October, for 1870. Four
copies are supplied for $5.00. A valuable
T.iat PpnminmQ nfTrpfl tn t.linai flprnrinor
C1UU3 Ul tUUSlUUUJ. UftdflUD
The Marshal is frequently called upon to
interpose the strong armot the city execu
tive between the ignorant laboring men and
the inhuman sharks who seek to devour all
the unfortunate victim possesses. Of old
certain wharf rats", had it all their own
way" inthe plucking of colored geese ;
for if a poor wretch complained a charge
of the scoundrelly white man against a
"niggcrV resulted in whipping post, im-
prisonment and all sorts of ill treatment at
the hands of officers only too ready to abuse
tueir authority over the weaK i ana ueiense-
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Lately two or three dealers have attempt-
ed to "play old tricks," but have mourned
over the decay of the "good old times" of
the insuioouon wacn me negro naa no
rights a white man was bound to respect.
lhus uici one Alexander L.iebman dis-
cover when he "captured" poor Andrew
Johnson's change and " willj he nill he"
proposed to keep said " change" and oblige
dential progenitor, had great firmness,"
and to the Marshal swiftly went ; who as
swiftly sent the " boy in blue for the loyiog
Leibman. The sum u confiscated" was
quickly restored and the repentant L. prom
ised to do so no more. Andrew rejoices
and swings around the circU" singing the
A Visit to the Man op War " Cuba."
Hospitalities op the Officers. In
obedience to a politely written note from
the officers of the above named vessel, we
took boat at fool of Market street last j eye:
ning, at 4:30 and under the guidance and
I protection of the fair sex, and the gentle
manly and accomplished Captain Ingrabanij
we struck for the noble little vessel, now
anchored in the harbor. Scarce fifteen
minutes clasped bef orajye reached thejdark
sides and brilliantly decked, and festooned
sides of the dauntless Cuban Man of War.
Stepping aboard the steamer, we were met
by the gallant Dornin who escorted us to the
cabin. And there a scene of excellent taste
and good judgment in the matter of arange
ment greeted our eyes.
Under the charge of Engineer Graham we
inspected the vessel and was well satisfied
that in case ot emergency she would prove
equal to the contest. Armed as she is with
three sixty pounder Parrot guns, two thirty
pounders, and two twelve pounder howitzers,
fully manned and equipped, we assert with
out fear of contradiction she will prove a
terror to any who oppose her. , s
The seamen, arranged on deck for our
benefit, bore the marks of steady and unremit
ting service some in the U. S. Navy and
others in the Confederate.
Their Engines are of Blackwell's make,
London, having sixty inch stroke and sixty
inches in diameter. Powerful and impres
sive. The following is the list ot the officers :
Commander Comodore Higgins, of
Louisiana, now ill at the Purcell lloase in
Lieutenant Commander Thomas L. Dor
nin, ajgallant officer, "with an eye like Mars
to threaten and command."
Navigating officer and Lieutenant
David Telfair, frank, energetic and every
inch a sailor.
Lieutenant C. W. Read, modest, brave
Surgeon Dr. Fred. o. McNulty, a son of
Pay Master-Valient, handsome, dash-
ing and apparently courageous.
Captain of Marines and Private Secretary
to the Commander Prentiss Ingraham, a
black -eyed son of the sea, whose very air is
that of patriotism, valor and intrepidity.
Assistant Surgeon Dr. G. W. DuBose,
reserved, but not unobserved.
1st Lieutenant of Marines D. D. Munro,
a giant in frame as well as in the service of
both U. S. and C. S. A.
Master Nicholas Esling, decidedly mas
ter of the art of naval warfare. If we may
judge from his commanding person.
Ensigns R. Somers, Henry S. Cooke, A.
M. Mason, R. H. Gib3on, three " tried men
Midshipmen Wm. D. Phillips, Antonio
Moralles, youn but promising buds on the
Cuban pine. 'i-
Chief Engineer Louis French, grey and
1st Assistant Engineers John Lynch,
Win. II. Robinson, both unquestionably
learned how to put a legion in the field and
the division of a battle know.
2d Assistant Eugineers Stephen Kearney,
and Joaquim Aguiar, the former a nephew ot
the dashing. Gen. Kearney and the latter,
the one who captured the Spanish steamer
3rd Assistant Engineer Edward Tou'as.
Pay Master's Clerk John Mullay.
Master's Mate W. J. Faherty. These
three gentlemen are fine stalwart fellows
and will prove iocs worthy of Spanish
Amid the sound of music and the art sal-
tatofial, on invitation of Engineer Graham,
we visited the cabin of the Commodore, and
there champagnc, scuppernoog and sher
ry flowed freely.
Captain Ingraham having placed himself
at the head of the table, he proposed the
unequivocal prosperity of the Post. Res
ponded to by Lieutenant Commander Dor
nin. Commander Dornin then proposed the
health of the representatives of the Post,
Journal and Star.
Responded to by Mr. oohn C. James, on
behalf of the Journal, and by Mr. Robert
Beggs on behalf of the Post.
"Success to the Cuba, and tlje health of
her officers." Responded fo by Captain In-
"The Cuba," May her officers live to see
the shackled Island freed from the Spanish
yoke of tyranny." Responded to by Chief
Ascendino- to the deck after the banquet,
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the smiles of the fair ones, and the warm
hand shaking and congratulations of the
officers, assured us that we were still on
boara the Cuban Man of War ; though
our senses were decidedly unable to
return a satisfactory account of them-
selves, so hearty, frank and manly Was
I our greeting. We left the Caba, sighing'
j and heartily regretting that tlje inexorable
1 gentleman with the traditional soy the
ever be, to the,, nobrc, gentlemanly and gal
lant pfH ; rs otithe Steam Man-of-War Cuba,
May her ccesi be emblazoned in imperisha
blelettc: on tie pages of fate. May her val
liant cC. : :ra jurvive the dethroning of the
crarablir j, corrupted crest of SpanisKmis
rule "i&n-l biotry, and may the tri-color
which ie wves so; proudly at her mast
head be a hajbinger)f ier success.
Pot Tempest The
the Officers of the
" Cci:A""--Gr.ANt Congregation op the
Officers TnE Cuban's Ar
uDER the Allegation of a
of the Neutrality Laws
by Commissioner Ruther-
The ('oat Room of the U. S. Commis-
.R!oeT,"RuthejTord, was the scene of
unwonted animation Tuesday morning, con
seqaeiit upon the airaignmeni of the officers
of the Cuban steamer " Cuba," Commodore
Within a nvlc of the Court Room, her
broad tri-co'or and lone star floating pvuuC'y
anu defiartly in the morning air, was the
lotig, dark, tl,veaening body, of the beli
cose appearing; craft, the origin ot all the
trouble. PiooiriJy at t'je hour specified: in
the relurn, ibe L'edteoaat Commander and
Lieutenant, made their appearance, accom
panied by tbe'r counsel Judge O. P. Meares
fpcI Hoj. Geo. Davis, and taking their seats
within the aocted enclosure, and the eye of
Judge Meares having hastily scanned the
comm'iireut: papers; Judge Person arose
and addressed tt.?e com nissioner aslollows :
May it plea.se tiie Court. The Collector of
this Port acting under and tiirough instructions
from the general ; goveiument, ha3 seized and
now holds nithin tue Cape Fear District, of the
United Stal es aa armedyessel. We hold that
that vessel equipped, armfed, commissioned and
manned in the service of Cuba, and against the
power ot Spain, as evident hy the papers,
arises in violating, ot tne. neutAauty act oi iai.
The necessary legal papers have been issued and
6crved upon these geutlemen constituting thj
officers of this vessel, they are here to day ar
rested and araigned, but, owing unnecessarily
to the bnct space ol tioie allowed us, we
are not yet u'jlt; to present witnesses for the
government; the vessel only arriving here yes
terday alteruoon. Adequate time must impera
tively be deun-.iided. It is impossible to receive
witnesses irom JNew York or vVashingtoa or
Philadelphia, and - arrange their evidence and
complete the necessary adjuncts ot testimony
before at least teu days. In the meantime, tV se
men niut make no cmcealmeut ot their inten
tions. The question is one ol great magnitude,
one of faitaluluess to a fdrcigu power, one of
honor; oue of duty. It mast be decided wheth
er the government is right in the detention and
arrest of these men ; and this can only be done
by patiently waiting the testimony ot those who
are acquainted with the vessel and her contem
Geo. W. D.i's, Esq., wlJva wrose frame
overpower! u Cuban enthusiasm and sym
pathy seemed to boil to white beat, expend-
CdlTitruTtime ;n presenting himself, Henry-
like before the assembled multitude :
Mr. Commissibner; The prosecution is utterly
wrong in the statement of thb case before your
Honor. Ine men whom you see belore. you are
regularly commissioned, regularly enlisted, and
belonging to a Steamship that has been regular
ly manned, regu arly equipped aud regularly
mounted Dy tne Kepubiie ot uuua. Then why
are they detained bee by' the' U. S. Govern
ment It is a high breach ot laith to a strug
gling sister Republic. It is an outrage a vi
olation of maratiut. law and of the law ot na
tions and a casus belli of the most aggravating
and disgraceful kind. Sir ! they are no pi rat e6l
They are no buccaneers ! You have no evidence
of their depredations ! You nave no evidence of
any outrage or offense committed. The United
States can gain little glory by their detention,
they can earn the reward aud sympathy of a na
tion by permitting ; them to depart. Is it any
part of the argument to say that they are not
eitzens of Cuba ? Is it not the doctrine Of this
government that a citizen can change his alle
gie?ce whenever or . wheresover he pleases ?
They came here from a foreign port, from
a foreign ; government, boldlly flying their
Cuban colors and asserting at once that
they were commissioned by the Cuban Republic. .
Ah, sir ! the heart of every American revolts
against her detention, and beats in unison with
the cause of Cubau independence, North, South,
East and West. How comes it that this allega
tion is made? On what does the federal gov
ernment base the justice of their seizure ? 'ihey
have nothing, they have presented nothing. We
are ready to meet the issue let it be what it will.
If the "Cuba" is a privateer seeking war upon
Spain, one of the most corrupt governments on
the face of the globe, why is not the evidence
produced ? We will.make rightful acquiescence
in rightful powers. We make no concealment
of our design They have come voluntary into
our port, a vessel of a struggling sister Repub
lic, and this is the treatment they receive. We
set up here your Honor, our solemn protest
against it as in violation of justice, of truth,
of right, and of reereancy to American principle
and the genius of her institutions.
Ju?lge Person arising to reply, said :
I am here, if your honor please,, merely to
view this question in its legal aspect. If the
facts are as they are represented by the respond
ents, why certainly they need have no fear. In
the coming ot the government witnesses they
need apprehehd no trouble. But they know, aa
all of us know, that among the roll of na
tions, there exists no Cuban Republic They
are revolutionists. They are unrecognized as a
Sower. I might go further, and say that the
epubllc of Cuba is at war with Spain. Is not
that sufficient for the detention of the "Cuba ?"
The vessel has been equipped, officered and
manned with the intention of making war upon
Spain. Therefore, I repeat we must have time
to procure testimony, and then if their state
ment is true, they will be released. We ask
reasonable time only.
Judge O. P. Mcarcs, on behalf of the of
ficers, then arose and in a few warm,' and
apparently earnest rema.ks, addressed the
Cou.' 1 1 '
I would say in reply to the counsel represent
ing the government, that the Cuban republic is
a recognized republic. In proof there is the re
cognition by that of Peru, Chili and Paraguay.
I object to the great length of time desired by
my learned Drother: because these men arc de
tained here illegally every hour they await the
pleasure ot the v ederal government. The histo
ry of this vessel i6 well known. She has been
a-rested, examined and discharged on two differ
ent occasions. Once, in Philadelphia, once at
the Biitish port of Halifax. I would like the
tirre shortened, your Honor..
Commissioner Rutherford: I think thai Aloa
dav would be more suitable.
Judge Person: We haye no objections to
Judge Meares : I should favor Friday as the
most reasonable time.
Judge Person: I cannot get ready before
Tuesday li o'clock A. M., was accepted
as the day upon which the examination
would take place.
And thus, for the nonce, passes away a
chapter in the undisturbed, and since the
late "bnpleasantness," the all-serene city by
Commissioner Rutherford has our unre-f
served thanks for kind attentions.
The following are copies verbatim ol the
affidavit and warrantjssued by Commission
er Rutherford upon the officers of the steam
ship "Cuba," and upon -which they werr
copt op affidavit.
Cape Fear District )
of North Carolina, S. S. j
Denard Rumley doth depose and say; that on
or about the Sd day of October, 1869, in the said
District of North Carolina. Edward Higgins,
Thos. D. Donepin. David A. Telfair, G. W. Read,
Fred. J. McNulty, E. Valieute, Prentiss Ingra
ham, J. W. Dn Boze, D. D. Munro, Nicholas
Esline, R. Somers, Henry S. Cooke, A. M. Ma
son, R. H. Gibson, W. R. Phillips, Antonio Mur
ray, Louis French, John Lynch, W. H. Robin
son, Stephen Kearney, Joaquim Aguiar, Edward
Foul as, John Mullay and W. J. F. Churty , did
accept and exercise a commission to relieve a
foreign people in war, to wit: the people of Cu
ba, against the peop of Spam, a country with
which the United States are at peace. And fur
thermore did fit outavd arm, and did procure to
be fitted out and armed, within Liu limip of. the
United States, a certaiu ship or vessel called'the
"Cuba," with intent that the said vessel shall be
employed in the service of the people of Cuba,
to cruise and commit hostilities against Spain,
and did enlist and serve on board of saidVvessel
with intent to cruise and commit hostilities
against the people of Spain, and in violation ot
the Statute of tae United States and of the Act
of Congress of 30th of April, 1809.
(Signed,) D. RUMLEY
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th
day of October, 1869.
U. S. Commisioner,
for the State of North Carolina.
COPY OF WARRANT.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, )
State of Nortii Carolina. )
To the United States MarsTial for the State of North
Carolina or his lawful Deputy :
Whereas, Information upon oath has been
made by Denard Rumley to me, Allan Ruther
ford, United States Commissioner, that the
steamer Laciy Steiling alias Hornet alias Cuba
or by whatever name called, has been fitted out
and armed within the limits of the United States
and is now engaged in takiDg in coal and sup
pMes in tve Cape Fear River, at or near Smith
ville, Ncrth Carolina, lor the purpose and with
tbe inteat, to commit hostilities againsi the sub
jects and piopeity of Spain, with whom the
United Ltate' are at peace', and particularly that
he said Steamer ba3 officers and crew, are fitted,
a' nied and organized with inte at to commit hos
tilities agamst the people and property of the
Island of Cuba in said Island and upon the high
seas as a privateev.
These aie therefore to command you in the
names of the President of the United States to
summons such force as mav be necessary and to
seize, arrest, and detain in your custody the
Steamer Lady Sterling alias Hornet alias Cuba
or by whatever name called, so that you have it
and them before me to ant, ,ver the charge ot vio
lating section tbree of the neutrality laws of the
United States approved April 20, 1818, within
the time prescribed at Wilmington in the State
of North Carolina. Herein fail not. j
Given un.T 'it my hand and seal the! 4th day
of October 1869.
i U. 8. Commissioner,
District of North Carolina.
pLETTERS FKOM THE PEOPLE.
Red Banks, October 1st, 1869.
Editor Post: It is seldom that I am
found knocking at Editorial doors, but in
phis instance I am prompted to do so, in
order that we "render unto Ca;sar the
things that are Caesar's pay a tribute of
merit to the meritorious and just man to
say that through the untiring exertions of
Col. James Sinclair, the local Magistrate
and able Representative of Robeson, the
evil-doers, out-laws aud desperadoes have
been captured and scattered, thu3 restoring
peace and prosperity and rendering life and
property once more secure. I would also
mention Col. B. H. Howell as bejing an
able officer, and one deserving the thanks of
our county. You kuow, Mr. Editor, that
Hon. O. H. Dockery is the pet of the dis
trict ; vou further know that the Colons
has an interest in Robeson and to say that
he is enshrined in the hearts of his people
is but to sayhat there exists his throne; for
he has betn tried, and found true to the
line. . W.
Exercise is, no more than food, a thinsr
to be taken and profited by vi et armis.
The child who should be compelled every
day to swallow a breakfast and a dinner
composed of objects disgusting to it, would
never be expected by any sane person to
a! ; a1 -rA f. . . .
innve mereon. jduc it is oiten assumed that
the same girl will obtain all the benefit of
exercise n oougea to waiK solemnly up
and down a terrace for so many hours, or to
use the dumb-bells and perform calisthenic
exercises in her dull school room. Real ex
ercise, especially in youth, must be joyous
exercise spontaneously taken, not as a medi
cine, but with the eagerness of natural ap
petite. Romping games in childhood
puss in the corner, blind-man's buff, and all
the delightful variations on Prisoner's Base.
French and English, Petis Pacquets, and
uattieaore, ana all with screaming per
mitted, ad libitum, are for indoors. Out of
doors ; Come Hunt the Hare, and Hide and
Seek, and hoop, and ball, and cricket, and
kite-flying, and above all that blessed thing,
u Play tbing in the Hay.1' Are these all
u dreadful. yi unlady-like," and calculated
for the production of tom-boys ? Never be
lieve a word of it! The most high-bred of
womenhave been the most free and joyous
of children. Then come a little later, or al
most as soon, the two great exercises oi
ladies, whereby more health and vigor can
be gained by ladies than in an other way)
namely, gardening and riding. Oh 1 fathers
ot daughters who will by-and-by ask you to
spend thousands in paying their milliners'
bills, taking thetn to fashionable resorts, and
giving them rich settlements; will you not
spare a few tens or hundreds, to give them
the scrap of garden, or the rough pony
which will secure for them health and bloom
and years of strength and life, which all
your thousands can not bny a few years
hence. Of all the penny-wise pouod-foolish
policies in the world ia that which grudges
the girl of fourteen her pony or her half
rood of ground, and lavishes t on her, four
years afterwards, silks and jewels, and all
the costly appurten wices of fashionable life.
How is it that Harriet Hosmer has become
the woman of whom America is so proud,
England so fond ? Because her father
taught her to ride and shoot before Gibson
taught her to model Sleeping ' Pawns j!
because she possesses physical strength, en
ergy, and joyous animal spirits, such as win
every prize, and charm, every4 heart. Pu-
In Board of Aldermen,
Monday Evening October 4th 1869.
The Board met in regular weekly session.
Present Aldermen Arnold, Kellogg, Wil
son, Howe, Serross and Jones. "
In the absence of the Mayor, Alderman
Jones was called on to preside.
On motion the reading of the minutes of
the previous meeting was dispensed with.
The report of the committee on Fire De
partment in regard to Engine House for
Steam Fire Engine was received and the
following order adopted by the board,
Alderman Wilson, voting in the negative.
Ordered, That the City , Marhal purchase
the Jacobs, lot situated on the east side of Fourth
street between Market and Princess, and that
the same be deeded to the City of Wilmington.
Obdered : That the City Clerk advertise for
bids for the erection of said Engine House on
Fourth street between Market and Princess In
accordance with plans and specifications furn
ished by the Chief Engineer of the Fire . Depart
ment and the City Marshal.
Permission was given by the Board on
recommendation of the committee on Fire
Department to Williams & Murchisdn to
erect a'shed on Jones wharf.
The following Ordinance presented by
the committee was presented and; passed
entitled "An ordinance concerning the
storage of gunpowder,"
See advertising page.
In accordance with the foregoing ordi
nance O. Q. Parsley Esq, was permitted to
erect a powder magazine.
Alderman Kellogg introduced an ordi
nance concerning beeves. Referred to com
mittee on Ordinances. And also called the
attention of the Board to -the platform of
the Engine House on Fourth street, which
obstructed the side walk.
It was then ordered that the committee
on Bridge over the Railroad on Second and
Fourth streets, have power to act.
The following resolution was then aJ;pt
?ed unanimously ;
if Resolved, Ttat the Superintendent of streets,
be and is hereby instructed to take the necessary
steps to have Chesnut street opened at Nimth ;
street, and to inform the Board as early as pos
sible what, if any, legal obstructions stands in his
way, and it none, he will proceed with his work.
The renting of the market stalls was post
poned until next meeting. The butchers
agreeing in the meantime to pay the present
! Alderman Howe introduced an ordinance
concerning fish which was allowed to lay
over until next meeting
Application of Chas. Tictjin and Frederick
Mayer for recommendation to retail liquor
was granted. j
Report of the Marshal as to the cost of re
pairing the main Hall was referred to the
committee on public Buildings.
Report of Market Clerk was here filed,
j Petition of Ed ward Cantwell to erect a
wooden building on Red Cross street.
Alderman Arnold withdrew his former
resolution to amend the standing ' rules of
The matter of Steam Fire Engine House
was laid over until next meeting.
Petition of A. B Cook was not favorably
considered and the Citv Clerk was direct
ed to notify him of the ordinance.
The petition of Horatio Davis to build a
tin roofed wooden building on Second street
j Application of James Davis for position
on the Police force was referred to the com
mittee on Police.' 1
i Communication from Benjamin Lucas, Jr.,
asking for room in City Hall Building, or
elsewhere was laidDver untilnext meeting.
Alderman Servoss voting against deferring.
The Board then Adjourned.
Benj. Durfee. City Clerk.
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