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gr,. mtnotoNi Del** April 18, 1877« W Luïk question» lumUhed by cïayton House Building, Jesld Un bei«, at 1 a M. UH 'ay: H"" lD ^TOCK QUOTATIONS. Bid. .1001% Y C. * Hud.. - v,'a Erie. he Store. Sit STlilsml. ieiso Mail;. iP*ul Ewf.. * fshsto. Pacific.... Union. 47 g . u •0* ■ »X «X «3g Dion 57* . ffi g v»neÿ:.;. S, Navigation. traT Tra n 'h po r ià i 1 o ii „I,.* Eric.. •1 Lack- West. ich Central. jl-g, Coupon. 20* •2k . 39* .113* 109* »65 " . . , »65, New, J. a J %,Coupon. >08, " •••• reney 6'« . ir 5's of *81... Befirtemi. 109* 112 * 114 . 112 * .123* .112* .107* LOCAL STOCKS, nmlniton Coal Gas Company LtioDAlBank of Delaware. lion National Bank. rtt National Bank. rmm' Bank... . 97 . 505 'iw . 47 SB Bank Wil. and Brandywine.. S3 i|»w»re State Bonds. Umington City Loans. KÄre RaUroaJ,' first Mortgage*. liware Railroad, extension. llm.and Reading, first Mortgage liwsre Fire Ins Co. » . 27 llmlnirton A Western R. R., 1st mort 17 iliware R. K. Stock.25* WILMNIOTON MARKETS. 42 10Ö .106 102 . 103 . 101 Wilmington. Del. April 13, 1877. rotation« at the Brandywine Mills for «rand Grain—Corrected Daily, amlly Flour., lira Flour.... upenine Flour niest . io.ooate.7B sooa 92B .... «7BU7 .... 1 40a l . 00083c SPECIAL MOTIVES. F Kunkel's Bitter Win* of Iron. F. Knnkel's celebrated Bitter Wine of n will effectually cure liver complaint, adice, dyspepsia, chronic or nervous illllj, chronic diarrhoea, disease or the tarn, and all diseases arising from a Mend liver, stomach or intestines, hhu constipation, flatulenoe. Inward a, /illness of blood to the heed, acidity Iheitomach, nausea, heartburn, disgust rood, fullness or weight in the stomach, e erucisllons, sinking or fluttering at oil of the stomach, swlmmlng of the ( hurried or difficult breathing, flutter slthe heart, choking or suffocating aen on when In a lying posture, dimness of on. dots or webe before the sight, dull I Id the head, deficiency of perspi ration, svneei of the skin and eyes, pain in ....back, head, chest, limbs, etc.,sud flushes of heat, burning in the flesh unt Imaginings of evil and great de ilonof spirits. Price *1 per bottle. Be sot counterfeits. Do not let your drug palm off some other preparation of iron is? say Is as good, but ask for Kunkel's lerWineof Iron. Takenoother. gun 'I Biller Wine of Iron la not sold in bulk ly In si bottles. E. F. Kunkel , proprl , No. 259 North Ninth street, Phlladel >,Pe. Id by all druggists and dealers ms every tPE WOBM BEHOVED ALIVE. Mandalloompletelntwobour*. No [till luttd passes. Seat, Pin and Htom L™™, removed by Dr. Kunkkl, 2*9 Ftb Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa. Send L 1 ' 0r removing Seat, Pin or tmach worms, call on your druggist and »for a bo tie °l Kunkel'a Worm Syrup, rL*V, A "ew falls. Common sense L; ,';_ l! TapeWorm be removed, all oth ■rormscau he readily destroyed, apti fine Nail Ncluorr K,*!?.» 11 ! Nal1 Brushes, Hand bv ' '"l* ™l Nail Brushes, etc., tor •"J t. BR1NUHUB8T A CO. Corner sixth and Market Sts. Per the Hath. 'to!îw , ?' th Towels,Bath Sponges, ih 0le»Ä. ln «tensive variety. Also : brv Æîi tra /?f Brnahee, Ac.,of horse n«o y f mauyolher E.BRINGHURST a oo., Comer Sixth and Market Sts. !«'• Mir*, alone Care for Caras »Ä^,c 1 r^, i n popn,arityror E- BRINGHUB8T A CO., Comer Sixth and' Ëarket 8u! ffAWAKE STATE MUTUAL e Insurance Companys ff lez) No. tot Market Sira v Dei. TAKEN AT THE LOWEST RATES Stkkkt, I OFFICERS \ Vl0e President. r M- M. CHILD, Trees. RELIABLE Ä Garden and Field SEEDS Vc2.,h| f "H. liu I , P 1 y of the very best i i p le>d seeds, ""fcl'Jt'S CELEBRATED GABDEW seed Jj ° l tile , a f i80rtnr ' ent °f Other "*nR', e e&? u "S>Ry u(i Th S5 wishing ^I Fo ~*8h^£ti., I "'ci'prise Coal. aftnuw ' t coai t>l f, , ï 1 i? ™ r 8° of this col uie mine - •™ «„i ... —FOR CASH: Stove and Small Nut, *4,80 per ton. rltANK D. CLAYTON Wiuer 6ir ^ mi IJ V*'»min' mîiT ta .'K ,nk : ®* n *>« P U has imon'J Ï >, rto effect that '''S* ÎS 1 » marvelani' re'f con »Btu uov23-ly-eod. PUtöT ES Cily Council. regular mkktuo—COMMITTEE REPORTS, RBTITlOttS, BILLS, & C . The City Council met in regular ses fo°Äair e " in& Pr ** ideal Lichtenstein ^The Street Committee on the petition of Albert Thatcher and others, for the repair of the sidewalk on the south side »n^v'Ji" 9 A 7 enu ®' Jefferson wi„' ,ù*° n 8treeU > re P°rteff in favor of having the pavement relaid,at a width of nine feet, immediately. Adopted. cam ® itt ««on the petition of A. South and others, for a sewer on West street, from Delaware Avenue to connect With the sewer on Fifth street, near Tat naU, in favor of laying a terra cotta drain twelve inches in the clear; ho cost to the city. Adopted. The Law Committee reported favorably °S l, ? a ? Ce «tending the limits within which frame buildings cannot be erected The ordinance was afterwards read a third time and passed. The Committee on Fire Companies, on the communication from the Fire men's Convention, made the following J?our committee would report in favor of that portion of the petition in relation to a badge for the Department. And wouM also report that they have under consideration an ordinance re organizing the Fire Department. Tour committee would further recoin mend that the portion of the communica tion in relation to the City Hall bell be referred to the Committee ou Public Buildings. KK by the committee. The report was adopted. ■ T 1 " O* 1 / Treasurer reported : Balance in bank subject to the reservoir, $ 5,781 - 48 ; to current expenses, *1,764.39 ; total $7,546.87. The Water Department pay roll, (18 men employed,) amounted to *175.50 ; the Street Department payroll (40 men and 6 teams employed,) to *285.71. Petitions were read and referred, as follows : .From Edward Moore and others, asking for flagging across Market street,between Second and Third, opposite Nos. 216 and From John Forrest and others, for the grading, curbing and paving of the east sidewalk of Jackson street, from Fourth to Sixth. From Robert McCaulley, for the re funding of *8.75 overpaid water tax. From J, T. Heald, representing that he had been notified that he could no longer hold his sales of bonds, loans, stocks and real estate without tbe payment of *150 for an auctioneer's license, and asking such a modification of the license ordi nance as will apply to his limited sales, and not require a full license of him. From D. Gillespie,asking to be refund ed *24.80, which he paid as a fine for tapping the water pipe at Front and Madison streets, he having understood at the time that his ,employers (Quinby & Co.) had obtained the required permis sion. From P. Magarity and others, for the curbing and guttering of the northeast side of Monroe street, (Vom Front to Chestnut, and for an inlet in the sewer at Fourth and Manroe streets. From C. W. Talley and others, for the paving of gutters on the north side of Thirteenth street, between Washington and Jefferson. From John Hoity and others, for a lamp at the 8. E. corner of Seventh and Pine streets. From Samuel Bradford and others, for lamps at Thirteenth and Ferrest, Six teenth and Claymont,and Vandever Ave nue and Clayraont, Ninth Ward. Mr. Canby presented an ordinance au thorizing the construction of a sewer on West street, from Delaware avenue, to connect with the sewer on Fifth street, near Tatnall, which was read twice, Mr. Baker presented a copy of tbe act passed at the last session of tbe Legisla ture, dividing the city into fifteen election districts,and also the lease of tbe city mill to Price & Phillips, with a request that they be filed. Mr. Pickels moved that a committee of five be appo of the Boa inted to nominate members ard of Health, and report at meeting in May. Adopted. Committee—Messrs, Pickels, Chandler, aylor and McGlinchey. Mr. Pickels moved that a committee of five be appointed to nominate Inspectors to hold tbe School Elections, as tbe new law requires Council to appoint the In spectors. Adopted. Committee—Messrs. Canby, Jones, Paynter, lreian and Windle. ORDERS, During the evening orders were direct ed to be drawn, as follows : E. G. Shortledge, *15,60; E. S. R. But ler, *2,11; Francis Vincent, *5,75; James & Webb, *7,28; Wm. P. Karr, *30,40; R, H. Cook, *36,33; Sam'l Coyle, *32,81; David Woolman, *14,40; Gawthrop Si Hro., *2,15; Wm. S. Bullock, *6,115; Jas. H. Beggs, *13,10; Water Witch 8. F. E. Co., $20, Chas Cornell, *9; Wm. H. Cur ry, *1.20; Phillip Lynch, *59,18; Beni. Ewing, *37,12; James McKendrick, *3,38; Scott, Crozier, & Co., J*2,75; James Mc Intyre, *391,66; Commercial Printing Co., *1,71; James 4t Bro., *14; Every Evening Publishing Co„ *1,71; C. P. Johnson, *1,98; J. H. McKaig, *68,06; Hugh Patton, *1,80; Martin Seal, *26,81; S. S. Bradford, *46,11; Geo. W. Vernon, & Son, *2; Joseph Flannagan, *6,72; N. B. Cuibert, *1,50; Whitehead & Bro., *32,5); Heisler, McBride & Co., *73; Z. Pickek, *11; Geo. W. Stone, *13,75; Wm. S. Hayes, *11,20; Eliza Frazer, *2; W, W. Simmons; *42.84; H. L. Tatnal & Co., *70,41 ; E. A. Ainsworth, *21,75; Hilles & Jones, *10,73; H. N. Gambrill, *11,60; P. W. & B. R. R. Co., 69cts„ Haughey S Ferry. *48,66; Geo. W. Bright, *1; John P. Allmond, Ac Co., 110,85; James H, Beggs, *33;. James & Bro., #9,03, Chas, Warner* Co., *247,14, Wm. S. Bullock, «36,97; Ferris * Garrett, *26,43; Jefferis & Son, *39,82; FC.Simosen *81,46; Gawthrop & Bro., *26,10; E. C. Stotsenberg* Son, $403,02; City Auditor, *17; Lewis Zebley. *5,24; Joseph Pyle, *65,13; Pusev, Junes & Ço , MM.1J, Wilmington Coal Gas Co., f l.i, Wil, & Northern Railroad Co.. *10,80, Chas. Warner & Co.. #28,92; Juliusi Krauspe, *1,35; Adams* Bro., *11,89; Wilmmgton Coal Gas Co., *18; Uawthrop & Bro . *2,75 Wm. S. Bullock, *6,40; David lreian, *12; Eliza Frazer,#5; H. F. Pickels, *J05, Robt H. Smith, *5,45, James Lang, *10, P Magarity, *12,33; Z. Pickels, *9,50; H. F. Pickels, #13,40; Wm. F. Robinson, *24,26; Parry & Son, *38,45; JameH A. Anderson, *72,60; T. B Beeson, *26,20, Ferris & Garrett, 60 cents: C. B. Parry, *127,60; J. C. Adams, *18; C. *14,42! Geo W. Vernon *80"; Boughman, Thomas & Co., $43,64, E S. R Butler, f 17,61; City Legislative Com mittee, »26,80; Tbos. J^aviHe, «58 60, H. F. Nickels. 75 cents; Z- C l' J |36,6ö; E. T. Dilwortb, $8,40, UeDj, Hirst, #12*40; Adams & Bro MO 82* Ä & £ n b^ i Er»?£ J,, i«te * 1 , 44 ; Walter Oununiig * 364 . ^ r Adjourned. HARPER'S magazine for may 1877. Habfbh's Maoazikb for May, with a »cora of articlwt and ninsty-fiv« 7 illustra! Älf , ul' P W F' h Taria,y and Hl *perbly r T w 8 8 e , m of the iNumberis Mre. Frances i 8 P°« m "Israfli." with eight il lustrations by Fredericks. Both poet and the artist have displayed rare quahtire of genius in their work/ I. c le on F loreuc. J*.°ÎP trib "îfff by P- M. Spencer, author Genoa artio ® re0 * ntl J published on » Y 1 ! 1 contributes another illus» trated article abolit Walee-selectlng this time the valley of the Usk, aad especially the site of King Arthur's Round Table. Mrs. Mary Treat gives some fresh ob servations concerning the birds ot tbe South, with striking illustrations. An illustrated article by Ernest lnger !?*)',^pUUed "At the Gateway of the Catskills, is an interesting sketch of a region in the neighborhood of tbe me tropolis, but still retaining the primitive customs of the lacjt century. , In ° ld 'Gentleman's Recollec tions, Horace E. Scudder give« some entertaining extracts from the diary of Mr. Samuel Bredk, relating to society in Boston and Philadelphia, fust after the Revolution, with illustrations from that gentleman's sketches. A. H. Gueremey has an illustrated ''Cameron's Journey across the peper on Africa. Charles Reade's and Blackmore's A Woman-Hater," . 'Erema"—the most striking novels now being published serially—are continued. This Number also contains thtee short stories—all of them decidely original. Poems are con tributed by J. w. De Forest, Maurice Thompson, Ratb Hillard and Nina La faTgne. One of the mo.it entertaining papers in this Number is Captain John Oodman's bright sketch, entitled "Equestrianopa thy. The Editorial Summaries abound with novel information, gossip and anecdote. A Pbotest.—T his morning, Elmer Wilets, master of the schooner E. L. Morris, appeared before E. B. Frazer, Notary Public, and entered a protest, setting forth the fallowing fact: That he arrived in the Brandy wine, on the 11th inat., with a cargo of poplar wood for barrel heads, from the Great Wicommico River, Va., consigned Philip McDowell, that MoDewell re fused to accept the cargo, and that (Wilets) desires to sell it in order to pay for the freight, he haying com municated with the owners and recei ved instructions to dispose of it to the best advantage, The prolest is mado in order te pro tect the Captain against any trouble which may grow out of tbe affair. lo be Children's Carriages,— In addi tion lo tbe well destrv-d popularity of their great Variety store, Messrs. Adams & Bro., No. 506 Market street have gained a Wide celebrity for the children's carriage branch of tbelr ex tensive business. ^Tbis branch bas long been a specially with them and tbeir experience enables them to retail al) kinds of baby coaches at manufactur ers' prices. They have constantly on hand a large stock, embracing all kinds, siylesand prices, suitable to people in all stations in life. There is no need to allow the little ones to suffer for fresh air while Messrs. Adams & Bro., have such a stock on band. The Brandywine-—T he pleasant few days has spring weather of the drawn number of parties to the Brandy wine, and the south side lined with prom enade» each afternoon, while numerous croquet parties plant their hoops and stokes along the classic stream. The only drawback to the pleasure of these visits is the occasional presence of men, and women of unquestionable reputation' whose conduct, at times, is annoying to respectable people. U. 8. Court. —The argument in the cases of A. Cmmlnh, Geo. G. Lobdell W. H. Swift and tbe Lobdell Car Wheel Co., v* tbe Wilmiogton 4k Western U. H. wag continued day until the adjeuftmeot of Court, when tbe case was continued until this morning, at 1U o'clock, wben the case will be again resumed. yester Police Cases —Tbe mayor has dis owing cases since our les Agnes, for allowing posed of tbe i last report : C a wagon to stand in the street, contrary to city ordinances, was required to pay the cost of the case. Edward Redden, charged with disorderly conduct, was dis missed. DIED. CALLAWAY.i-In this city on Wednesday evening, llth Inst, »after a brief illness the Rev. Charles M. Callaway, late rector of Grace Church, Brandywine Hundred. MOTIVE1. N otice. JacobD Wlpslow ) In Chancery of Charles A. Winslow, [ Delaware.NewCas Cathari ne H Winslow et. al., t>.i. George H. Winslow, A ND now, to Wit, this nineteenth day of February, A. D., 1F.7, it appearing to the Chancellor by tbe alfldavit of Isaac Grubb that Gedrge H. Winslow defendants In this cause has tie Couuty, ss. Cause of Partition : , one of the _ no known place of abode within this county, and can not be served with process ; that his place of residence is unknown and no appear arice having be<|in entered for the said Geo. H. Winslow at the return of the summons issned for him. It is, therefore, on motion of Victor duPobt, Esq., solicitor for the pe titioners, ordered by the Chancellor that the said George H. Winslow do appear be fore the Chancellor at his chambers In Do ver, on Monday, the 21st day of May, A.D., 1877, and sliowl cause, if any he has, why S artition of the premises in the petition escribed should not be made according to the prayer theroof, or that the petition will bo taken pro contesso as to the said George H. Winslow. . _ And the Register is directed to cause a copy of this order to be published iu the DELAWARE daily Gazette, a newspa per of the city of Wilmington, in said county, for the period of thirty days next ceding the said 21st day of May, A. D., 1877. Attest, ai rl0- tmay12j OTICE_TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.—I hereby give notice that my wife, Mary Campbell, has left my bed and board, and that I will not pay any debts of ber contracting after thls^date. WUmigton, HbÄMßELL. C. M. VANDEVER, Register in Chancery. N 3t* N OTICE-REMOVAL. Joshua M|aris, Attorney at Law. George C. Mftris, Conveyancer. Joseph A. Bond Real Estate and Insur ance A gent. To the N.JW. corner of Sixth * Shipley streets. mar3l-tf n Letter from Samuel Town stud. (For the Delaware Gazette.) Mr. Editor :—What wonderful insti tution» temperance societies are. A per son to read the assertions of members of these societies—and If one tithe of what they said was true - mankind would have been, in all ages, the most stubborn and ignorant set of mortals that ever infested the earth ; for they have, as far back as authentic history gives aay record, been making and drinking Intoxicating li quors. And if selling intoxicating liquors makes men murderers, have not mankind tolerated it so long that, like the Irishman said of hanging, "it was nothing when yon once got used to It." Just so with selling Intoxicating liqaors for probably ten or twenty thousand years, people have got used to it. And does not histo ry prove that Noah was a rum drinker, drank intoxicating liquors ? Call it what you ma, .history says Noah got drunk and did be not cause indirectly the death of more people than any other drunkard, for he took no person in the ark but his own family and left all other outside drunkards to drown, and these great temperance reformers must own as their part the ungrateful son of Noah who made fun ofhis drunken lather, and this may have been a drunkard ; and it says that the father put a curse on that said son, and therefore these temperance men start out as the followers of that cursed son of Noah,and it appears Noah's curse followed his son and his followers, for some of the great temperance preten ders are temperance fanatics to-day and drunkards to-morrow, and vice versa, until they are well understood. Their rantings and threats do not amount to shucks. Rum, or in other words intoxi cating liquors, will be made and drank for all time, and all mankind hat to do is restrain himself from taking so much as to unlit him for business. Man has to restrain himself from many things when necessary restrain himself getting drunk. It is ungenerous in a person, because he cannot look a rum bottle in the face without getting drunk, to snppose all other people as weak as himself. Samubl Town saun. Townsend, April 12th, 1877. or BOD , and from I. O. R. M. Last evening Chippewa Tribe No. 51, L O- R. M., ef Philadelphia, visited Keokuk Tribe No. 8, of this city. Tbe visiting tribe come dowp in a special car arriving here at 8 o'clock and were, rast at the depot bv a committee consisting of Joseph Pyle, Dr. 8. Mar shall and Edwin Hirst, who escorted them to their kali In the Gawthrop building. After they arrived at tbe ball they were received on be half of the home tribe by Edward Sprague, Which was responded to by Charles Connelly, oe behalf of the visitors. Binging and speech making was in dulged inuetilabout lOo'clock when the company headed by a band which accompanied tbe visitors, march down to tbe Washington Hotel where a sup per had beeD prepared by the proprie tor Joseph Hoopes. Over one hundred sat down to the tables two in numbers which were presided overby Joseph Pyle of this cily. After all had' satisfied their hunger the following toast were drank and re s, oided lo: Chippewa Tribe, No 51, response by John Porter, Keokuk Tribe, No. 3, res ponded to by Edwin Hirst. The great Council of Delaware, res ponse by Joshua Maris. The Great Council of the U. S. by A. J. Baker. Our Sister Orders, by Prof. 8. J. Wiiley. The "Press" by S. Hersey. Washington and Tammany, drank standing in silence with cold water. After several songs béing sang by those nresent the visitors left for tbe depot well pleased with the treatment that thsy had received at tbe hands of the home tribe. BECAME MD» AND WELL." Hatchhr's Station,G a., Mar. 27.'76. B. V. Pierce. M.D.: Dear Str—ilj wife, who had been ill fer over two years, and had tried many ether medicines, became sound and well by using your Favorite Prescription. My niece wae also cured by its use, after sev eral physicians had failed to ao her any good. Yours truly, THOMAS J. METHVIN. A Pleasant Time.—L ast evening the employees of tbe late. Commercial assembled at the residence of H. W. JenkinB, Esq., where they had been in vited by him to spend a social even ing. Ail tbe employees were present with one or two exceptions, and the evening was spent in social conversa tion and games, vocal and instrumen tal music was also furnished besides, plenty of refreshments. Tbe company remained until a late hour when they departed bidding their late employer farewell, and expressing regrets that tbe time bad arrived when they were forced to separate. Cash In Admiralitt.—D uring tbe present setting of the U. S. District Court, the admirality case of Peter Wright & Son, vs. the Brit'sh bark Mez pah, will be argued. Messrs. Ward and Wilson of Philadelphia are counsel for the libellants, and Mr. Coulston of Philadelphia, and Benjamin Nields Esq., of this city are tbe respondents. Sever al other cases in admirality are set down but is not known whether they will be heard during the present sitting of the Court or not* The Bed-Bugs.—T he bed-bugs in the Council Chamber soient than ever, and last evening three of them mounted the President's desk and travelled slowly across his note book. Prompt measures should be taken to exrerminate these pests. Star Loans.—A t the regular monthly meeting of Star Loan Association, last evening, $1000 was disposed of at par for investment, and th ebalance held over. becoming more in Buy ana sell Stocks, Bonds and Gold la N. York, Phlla,Baltimore and local markets. KANKERS AND BROKERS. Heald & Co. Clayton House Building. Entrance on Otii Street.] Agents for American, Red Star, Inman and Cunard .Linos to GreU Britain and Continent of Europe. For Sale. t-100 Wilmington City Loan. 75 Hbares Chester Creek R R Co. stock. BEST MlNttH*«) CANARY BIRDS, Only 03.00, At W. N. Chandler's, No. «11 MARKET STREBT. aprl0-3t. Th« Historie», Society at Delaware— Stole« meeilni lut Buaia*. There was a good attendance at the rooms of the Historical Society last even ing. The meeting was called to order bv the Secretory, Joseph R. Walter, on whose motion John H. Adams was called to the chair. After the adoption of the minutes of the last meeting, Cesar A. Rodney was introduced and read a paper prepared at the request of the Society, "The Princeton Campaign of 177«." ]_ Rodney's address is founded entirely upon original documents which havs come into bis possession from his ances tors, including many letters from the most prominent men in this State (Chief Justice Killen, Gen. Ciesar Rodney, Lien tenant Col. Tilton, Captain Haslit, Cap tain Thomas Rodney and others); the original orders issued by General Cad walader on the day of the eventful "cross ing of the Delaware" directing the move ments of the troops for that purpose; the original commission issned to Captain Rodney by the 'Council of safety of the three lower counties on Delaware," and the original certified muster-rolls. These papers were at band and referred to dur ing the address to which they lent graph Tbe time covered by tbe narrative is about six weeks beginning on the 14th of December, 177«, when the Kent county troops marched irom Dover, and, giving a detailed account of events from that tin * .until Capt Rodney returned home on the 28th of January, 1777. The language recorded in the diary of Captain Rodney, is that of an intelligent actor portrayed and gives a vivid relation. A circumstantial account is given of tbe march of the Delaware troops from Dover, through Wilmington and Chester to Philadelphia, describing the scenes on the route and in Philadel phia, and the. state of public feeling. The Captain's interview and conversation with General Cadwalader who command ed at Philadelphia, are given, the progress of the troops to Bristol described, andthe fact established that the Delaware troops were the first to cross the river on that memorable night of Christmas 1776. Af ter that passage, accomplished with great difficulty through tbe floating ice, they Were kept under arms for eight hours in a storm of rain and sleet and then order ed back, some of them not getting ever till the next day, and yet being ordered to reeross the next day. Through these hardships their conduct was admirable, receiving special com mendation from General Cadwalader. Ensuing the crossing on the 27th, come the capture of Burlington and Bordsn town and the pursuit of the British in New Jersey. Our State troeps arrived at Trenton in time to participate in the Trenton battle, marched in the rain from Trenton to Princeton, where also they fought with distinction. The circum stances of the death of Col. Haslit and Gen. Mercer are related,and the incidents ot the march ef the army to Pluekamin and Morristown. on Mr. in the events force to the Here the army en camped and the Delaware troops were the •igned to parade duty, assisting at the burial with military honors of the British Col. Leslie, Col. Ford and Gen. Hitchcock, which scenes aie described with graphic minuteness, Lack ot space precludes a Just report of the paper which occupied an hour and a half of rapid reading. At the conclu sion, Mr. Waiter alluded to the special value of the paper and tbe interest of the circumstances attending it, and moved a vote of thanks to Mr. Rodney, which motion was cordially adopted ; and also a motion requesting a copy of the address for publication. Thomas Holcomb, Esq., was proposed for honorary, and Rev. G. A. Latimer for corresponding membership. John P. Allmond and Dr. E. G. Short lidge, proposed at last meeting, were elected active members, and the accept ance by S. M. Harrington and Manlove Hayes, Esqs., of their election reported. A large number of donations were re ported; from the Bureau of Education ; New Haven Colony Historical Society ; Slate of Vermont ; Rev. George J. Por ter; Rev. Wm.D. Mackey ; G. A. Towns end ; Minnesota Historical Society; Gov. Hartranft , R. A. Brockeay ; Col. James H. Jones ; Mrs. S. M. DuPont ; New Jersey Historical Society ; Rev. G. A. Latimer ; Dr. W«. Cummins ; P. S. P. Connor ; J. R. Walter ; Worcester Free Institute ; Wm, B. Norton ; Leander F. Riddle ; St. Lonis Mercantile Library, and Thomas Warner. Some of the do nations sie of particular value and inter est, and merit description if space per mitted. ones ass Completed —The workmen engag! ed by the Western Union Telegraph Co., in transferring tbe wires from tbe old poles to the new ones that have been erected on Market and Front streets, have completed their labors. The old poles bave ai) been token down. Tbe ne v ones erected will be either painted or white washed. Base Ball.—T he Quickstep Ii. B. Association met last evening, it being their regular meeting night. No busi ness of any Importance was transacted. The fence around tbe grounds bus been repaired and work on the out field is now going on. Tbe club will ;be un able to open tbe season for sometime yet. The Triumph Truss is a marvel of mechanical ingenuity and accuracy and hence if properly adjusted will hold any Hernia in practice, when the Triumph Rupture Cure, will infallibly and speedily cure it. These wonderful appliances are sold at 1111.7 Chestnut street, Philadelphia and 334 Bowery, New York; where the Truss ii uarranted, and the Cure Guar anteed. Send 10 cents for Descriptive Book, to either office. tf. FOR HALF A SO REST. E OR RENT—The second story front room of 416 Market street, over the Gazette office. Possession on 25th of March, 1877 ; now occupied by Messrs. Day A McLeod as a real estate and law office. Apply « this office. Jan22adtwtf m OR RENT.—The residence of the late Prof. J. L. Beggs, H. W. corner of 8th tand French streets. Also, 2 pianos, 1 orga* and tbe entire household furniture at pri vate sale. Must be Rold by the 20th of March. Inquire on the premises. feb20-tf F F OR SALE OR EXCHANGE.—A hand some fine toned second hand Estey Or gan nearly new. Apply to this office. feb8ti Earthenware Manufactory COR. OF ORANGE & WATER STS., WILMINGTON, DEL. I keep constantly on hand a hill assort ment of CROCKERY WARE, made in the best manner, and sold at prices to suit the times. Also Yard Vases, Hanging ses, Gardeners' and Green House Pots. All articles In my line made to order at short notice. GEORGE ZE1GLER. nov6-6m Va SECOND EDiriON BY TELEGRAPH. Frqm Owes- the Cable, A SUGGESTION By Telegraph to the Gazette . Viximt, April 18. Count Andr-ssy suggests that the powers mull.) a declaration that Banna and Turkey are both désirions of this armament, and that w ir would he inde fensible. The forward movement with Russia from Kischeneff continuel. If etuner Ueport INDICATION FOB TflIB AFTERNOON. By Telegraph to the Gazette. Washington, D. C., April 13. For the Middle States party cloudy weather and in the southern portion, rain with fresh and brisk northerly to easterly winds, slight rise ia tempera ture and falling barometer. WAS IT SUICIDE OR MURDER? Pottsthxe, Pa , April 18. Reuben Kfemmerer, aged 55, a married man living at St. Clair, who has been missing from his home since Friday last, was found dead last night by a Wabing party, a few miles above St. Clair, with his throat cut. FATALLY SHOT. Oil City, Pa., April 13. David Mikeasel was shot and fatally injured yesterday afternoon, by John Parsons, for alleged intimacy witn the latter's wife. Parsons is in jail. lMPUOVEtmsr OV THE CBBIO TIARA. how the *16,000 government appro priation WILL BE EXPENDED. The announcement has already been made in the Gazette that *16,000 of the U. S. River and Harbor appropriation was allotted to Wilmington, and that the expenditure of this allotment would be immediately authorized by the Chief of E rs. his appropriation for tbe benefit of ugtou harbor was earnestly urged Board of Trade, and was secured Wilmi by the by the efforts and influence of Senator Bayard. A tew days ago W. S. Mendinhali, President of tbe Board of Trade, and Geo. W. Bush, chairman of the Committee on Navigation, called on Col. J. D. Kurtz, Chief of Engineers, at Philadelphia, with a view to ascertaining tbe character and extent of tbe improvements to be made in the Christiana, with the above appro priation, during the coming In response Col, Kurtz ii that the first work would be to complete the removal of the rocks in the channel, below Third street bridge, after which the bed and sides of the creek would be dredged at the mouth and several points above. One of the site the Harlan & pany's ships yards, where the bank will be excavated and the bed dredged, in order to aflord, greater width and depth of water. It is also proposed to make a survey of the rocks in the channel of the Brandy wine, with a view to improving the navi gation in this stream with some future appropriation. With the prebent appropriation a great improvement can be made in the naviga tion of the Christiana river, bat as depos its are constantly forming in the channel future appropriations are necessary to keep the river in good navigable condi tion by dredging every year. Col. Kurtz also informed Messrs. M«n dinhall and Bush that the specifications tor the work were about completed, and that operations would be commenced as soon as the bids were received and the contracts awarded. summer, nformed them points will be oppo Holli lies worth Com Sunday School Excursion.—T be committee appointed by tbe Union M. School, for the purpose of SS. Sunday Sc selecting a place and date for tbe an nual excursion of the school, have de cided upen Creedmoore Park above Philadelphia. The excursion wil) take place upon Thursday June 7th. The steamer John A. Warner,has been engaged for tbe occasion. Six Cents and Costs.—B efore Esquiru Fruzer last evening, James Boulden, col., for assault and batlpry on bis house keeper, Laura Wilmer, col. was fined six cents and costs, which he promptly paid. , , Port News—Two schooners arrived at the mouth of the creek this mon - ing, loaded with plaster. They will be towed up to-day. Finishid.—T he repairs or the steam tog Mutford bave bean finished, and she will resume her'dnties to-day. TwjbEDIsm.—T he New York Commer cial truly remarks that "all towns have their Tweeds," and that New York on'y differs in this respect from other towns in that, "beftag the biggest town, it had the biggest Tweed." Why suffer with a bad cold if one bot tle of Dr. Boll's Cough Syrup will cure a cough of the worst kind. Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is sold for 2$ cents a bottle; or five bottles fer $1.00 in every respecta ble drug btore in the United States. HERIFF'S 8ALE. By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias to me directed, will be exposed to Public Sale, at the LAFAYETTE HOTEL, 841 Shipley St., kept by Geo. W. Ortllp, in the city of Wil mington, New Castle county, Delaware, on Saturday, the 14th Day of April, 1877, at 2o'clock p. m^. the following described Real Estate, viz: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate In the city of Wilmington aforesaid, bounded and described as fol lows, to wit. Beginning at the Intersec tion of the southerly side of Lovering nue and westerly side of Jackson Ntreet ; thence southerly along said side of Jack, son street seventy-eight fact to a corner; thence through the partition wall forty feet to a three feet wide alley ; thence northerly and parallel with Jackson street seventy eight feet to Lovering avenue ; thence with Lovering avenue fortv feet to the place of beginning bo the contents what they may, with seven brick two-story houses erected thereon, with the use witn others of the alley above described. Seized and taken in execution as tbe pro g irty of William H. Peirce and Thomas olland, Samuel Wright, N. Bolen BenJ. T. Millon, Alex. Hortleth, t.t., and tobê sold by S ISAAC GRUBB, Sheriff. Sheriff'^* office New Castle, ) March 24,1877. I mar.2G-eodts.