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'• i, ' , " Apri a Building, navton House » C0 'Wi W 12 M. to- '«yi ■ffîcKÜU° TATI0NH - I or that last ?h« the fr. been the £ to ®™' was ed, es, ly ball • tee* 'à'iiiûJ Erie 17 on Western il»**"' Mall" 11 'rcf." ,'nbasl'-■ pgcitlc Union 43* T'rcf. 90* 16* 43* i>7* 11*1 Valley..,. >'aviguti° n . Transport 4111011 ' Kk.*West. Central. [coupon.. New. .!• * J. Coupon. ' 20 * . Ö3* . 39* .113* .109* .109* . 112 * 111 * .124 .111* MS 114 I watered. LOCAL stocks. «ton Coal Oas Company. Bank of Delaware.. National bank. rational Hank. fjKfwiüänä "Brandywine «gute Ronds. «ton City Loans. »tourna'' ,' 'tirât Mortgage. uo mBailrowl, extension. »ml RnnHng, Brut Mortgage.... 2Ä Western Ü. R.', 1st molt 17 R. H. Stock. kum.nigtun markets. WitmivOTON. Del. April 14, 1377. »lions at die Brandywine Mills for mil Grain—Corrected Daily. Uy Flour., I Flour.... rflne Flour . 606 in the din; ?- ar a« the dor. 101 47 I in.. . 103 102 . 27 1 ing ed part io.ooaio.75 9 00a 9 25 « 75a 7 50 1 40a 1 50 00 @5SC It. 'JSC HAL NOTICES. Kunkel's Bitter Wine of Iron. a yard and they tity that The Kunkefs celebrated Bitter Wine of lieft, 'dually cure liver complaint, e dyspepsia, chronic or nervous r'chronic diarrhoea, disease of the and all diseases arising from a id liver, stomach or Intestines, » constipation, flatulence, inward bllnessof blood to tlie head, acidity a, heartburn, disgust weight in tbe stomach, Homark nulls,' f. fullness or Mations, sinking or fluttering at of the Btomaeh orried or difficult breathing, llutter lebc-art choking or sull'ocatlng sen then in a lying posture, dimness of don or « cl, s before the sight, dull the brad,deficiency of perspiration, levs of flic skin mid eyes, pain In ! back, lictul, chest, limbs, etc., sud .I., ~ of beat, burning In the flesh, it Imaginings of evil and great de nn! spirits. Price -1 per bottle. Be counterfeits. Do not let your drug moff eomc other preparation of Iron lay is ns good, but ask for Kunkel's other. Kun. miming of the . Take Her Wine of Iron is not sold in bulk ii*1 bottles. K. F. Kunkel, propri 0.259 North Ninth street, Philauel tbe at by all druggists and dealers every W0UM REMOVED ALIVE. and all complete In two hours. No heud jI Seat, Pin and Stom 1 by l>r. Kunkel, 259 iintlistreet, Philadelphia, Pa. Send ulitr. F removing Seat, Pin or ill on your druggist and a bottle (if Kunkel's Worm Syrup, 1. It never falls. Common sense if Tape Worm be removed, nil oth ns cun be readily destroyed. aptt ii worms Une Nail St iHHor** l and Straight, Nail brushes, Hand Nail Files, Null Brushes, etc., for K.BRINGHURHT A CO., Corner Sixth and Market Sts. tor Hie Hull». Brnslip«,i!ai|| Towels,Bath Sponge«, Whoap» In extensive variety. Also re'ivi'Mi'^V-l brushes. Ac.,of horse onbe.ameeiasses. auaman}r0tl,er K. HR1NUHÜRBT A CO.. Corner »Sixth and Market Sts. c "»***«* cor« CîffS8i?ufS l l n^ ulftrityibr L. BKINüHURST A CO., rvx*. », » Apothecaries. uer »Sixth and Market Sts. It 'ECIAL NOTICE [;H. STAATS I.05GEH DOING BUSINESS N0 - (IT MARKET street, 111 HAS REMOVED TO NEW STORE, •M MARKET STREET, D00K8 ABOVE FOURTH, opened a large and well se lected st u a\i> fancy trimmings *0 Underwear, r /A dloves, Notions , ''plojrs, ltvfflings , Ties , Etc. he has k of * ihr! Ih,i <14 Wtl pans! Dolmans I! p'fntli« 1 | ot ol'Ladies Milk! Black Silk! iRHsn i- - si no A YARD IKKji> situ" " 1 12 A Y A RD I «olLK - - 125 A YARD f le5 an, l Misses Suits from 82.00 up. J St )'lo of Silk Dress Complete at $20.00. :k e r cs grain Silk Dress '"y lo >- use for $25.00 *'• I" LICHTENSTEIN, Z2S Market Street, WILMINGTON. ft, «'T|»risc Coal. H' just ebrat ■' «l a cargo of this cel GAV Prti', 0 ''"'dewhig* 11 thC m "* e - ft > iiihi 1 , IUU '" S kOlt CASH: ti I «1U. KjAty' 1 Är 5 ?y°vAb n»ar3i-tf FIRST EDITION! " at at D The r. K. A. Bull. Kniw 6 ffr ï? <1 ann,lal ball of the pine Knot Assembly according to the time that had been decided upon took place last night in Prof' Webster's dauciuir academy in the Masonic Temple. * The ball was a success in every wav ?h« l»ro«si a y in ,P oi,lt of numbers it was the largest one given this year notwith standing the fact that there were only fr. y f' Kht ? 0u P, leK participated in the grand march. The number could have been made eighty jf it had not been for the timidity of the members of the as sociation who stood back and refused participate. £ r JlZ™° a } "biçhlwas entirely too small to accomodate the great number ot'dane ®™' an >* the friends of the association was handsomely and artistically decorat ed, around the walls hung suspended oil paintings portraits of celebrated actress, es, large liberty shields, and flags of all nations. The ohanefileers were also tastefully draped with bunting and greens. The dressing of the ladies was especial ly fine, a large number of handsome dresses being very noticeable, while the gentlemen as a rule were attired in full ball costume. to ever f At about J.30 o clock everything bei ng in readiness the doors were thrown open the music struck »up, and the grand march commenced, it was led by E. J. Dougherty master of ceremonies, ac companied by Miss «allie McCracken, immediately following him were his as sistants E. F . Kane, and Miss Alary Red din; E. A. Hinder with Miss Mary Tag ?- ar n' Ja, * ies Hanlen with Miss Kate Kelly. They were followed by the re mainder of those who participated, and a« they went through the evolutions of the march, the scene was one of splen dor. Too much praise|oamiot|be extended to those having the ball in charge in labor ing to make it a success. During the evening refreshments were served around to those present. The brightness of the* Eastern sky warn ed those present that it was time to do* part for their homes which they did ex pressing the wish that they would meet again at the second P. K. A. ball. Hire Hester day. Yesterday afternoon about 3:45 e'ciock, a tire broke out lin till) stable of the coal yard at Thirteenth and Market streets, occupied by Benjamin Hirst. The stable and shed were, trame, aud before the en gines could arrive upon the scene and obtain water they were entirely sumed, At the time the fire broke out there were two horses in the stable, but they were rescued before anything _ done to them; one wagon, a small quan tity of oats and several chickens consumed by the flames. It is not defin itely known how the fire originated, but some of those living in the vicinity state that they observed a man going along the street lighting his pipe, and throwing the match near the stable. The loss of Mr. Hirst will amount to about $200, fully covered by insurance. The buildings belonged lo 5Ii.ss Shipley, whose loss will be about $100, upon which there is no insurance. con Police Cases. —This morning before Mayor Whiteley,Robert Ogden,Joseph Smith and Green Alexander were ar raigned on the charge of disorderly conduct, and endeavoring to breakup tbe P. K. A. hall last night. It appears from the evidence that upon ellice McElheny endeavoring to arrest Ogden for being disorderly that Smith interferred with the officer, and tried to prevent the arrest. The offi cer thereupon let go of Ogden and arrested Smith, and when they arrived at the doors leading into the street Ogden and Alexander were there endeavored to hold the doors so that the officer could not get out, hut at this moment several members of the Water Witch aided the officers in , ... making tbe arrest,and were atlerwards violently assaulted some of themem bers of the belligerent parly breaking up a grate and huri'ng it at them. The Mayor said that they had bo more right to go to a ball and raise a disturbance than they had to go to a man's private house, and those giving the should have given them a good whipping, and taught them a lesson. It Jwas in his opinion a premeditated thing andhe would require them to give satisfaction in the sum of $25 and costs. The Match Last Evening.—T he shuiile board match last evening nt M. Ryan's No. 104 Market street between Ryan and Stroud vs Johnson an d Renshaw, resulted in favor of the for they having won three out of the four games t hat were played. This evening at ths same place a single handed match of three games between Ryan and 8troud for the championship of the city will be play ed. Mesrs. Ryan and Stroud state that they are ready to play a match with any two players in this country provided the match is played in tiiis city. __ Real Estate Sales.— On Tuesday last, W. J. Jones, Esq., as Trustees, sold a farm of 83 acres, the property of Julia A. V. H. Britton, situated near Zion, in this county, for $4,850. Henry Warner, Esq., purchaser. On the same day, Clin ton McCullough, Esq , Trustee, sold at Chestertown, the "Howell Point" farm, located on the bay, in the upper part of Kent County, containing 314 acres, for $14 000. 5Irs. Elizabeth Groome, ot tins town, and Mrs. Sarah Young, of Phila delphia, purchasers .—Cecil Whig. mei U. S. Court.—I n tlie U. S. Court, vestarday, argument in tlio case of Crum fish & Calhoun vs. the Wilmington and Western R. R. Co., was continued by Geo. H. Bates, Esq., for the bondholders who cnncluded at 3 o'clock, p. m»» who This morning, ■ the Court adjourned. Wm C. Spruance, Esq., also argued for tlie bondholders, lie will be followed by Edward L. Bradford, Jr., Esq., and their arguments will doubtless occupy tbe entire day. Street.—A bout Fainted on the noon yesterday, Sirs. John Sebo, while walking up Shipley street, between I bird and Fourth, was seized with a tainting fit, and fell to tbe pavement. She wm carried into the residence of John bebo, where Hr. Grimshaw, who was hastily summoned, applied tlie proper restora tives, and she was soon enabled to pro ceed on lier way. - Tnr. Liuebal League,— rhe League „111 meet in the McClary building tor W Jrùw morning at 10:30 o'clock. Subs "o™* discussion :_Is the course now rmrsued by the advocate of temperance M'ciliated to remove 'he f 0 ause ^of^the „vils of dttmknesH f A f d ^ in ÄÄ t "uth may be learned. The public are invited. Tluiiifing Mudo Kb«j -A.T HOLT'S! No. 223 Market 8t* W ilmixgtoh, Del. H E JW re<luce ' 1 the price of hanging f>m™L pa Ç. < iï 80 a! î to mak<! 11 «« cheap " common whitewaali. Holt la practical! hanging wall paper reduced Mvmî^rn 8 10 15 p° r piece at Holt's. r»«^i OU Y ant ' u K'mm 1 cheap Job of wall pa perlngdone. Holt Is the man to serve you Ills experience Is worth something to you. WALL PAPERS ARE GOING UP! Not In price, but busy putting them A FALL IN WALL PAPERS, at Holt's. 223 Market St. They fell In price s'gns^amV m SHADES In beautiful de at'Hoh". l iS ao .sil' £ lal . n KOO<1 " 1,1 all tints, at Holt s. No. 223 Market street ONE BAND WINDOW SHADES iieii e«*?*? 8 ?' Holt has them in the newest tints and styles and In size froi DOWN! DOWN!! DOWN!!! D J i0 ? k in Holt's windows, No. 223 Market street, at the beautllul designs in wall pa ***• feb24-Bdkw'2mos. 99 O. of the walls. Holt is up. 10 feet down HF«0 WLRDUE IS POWER, This is a nation of enlightened free men. Education is the corner stone and foundation of our government. The peo ple are free to think and act for them selves, and that they may act wiselv it is necessary that they be well informed. Every individual gain increases public f ain. Lpon the health of the people is ased the prosperity of a nation, by it every value is increased, every ' cbauced. Health is essential joy is eu to the ac complishment of every purpose; while sickness thwarts tbe best intentions and loftiest aims. Unto us are committed important health thrusts, which we hold uot merely in our own behalf but for the beneiit of others, lu order tlint we . _ may be able to discharge tlie obligation of our trurteesbip aud thus prove worthy of our generous commissi oh, it is necessary that study the art of preserving health and prolonging life. It is ot paramount im portance to every person uot only to uus derstand the means for the preservation of health, but also to know' what reme dies should be employed for the allevia tion of the common ailments of life. No t that we would advise every all circumstances to attempt to be his own physician, but we entreat him to acquire sufficient knowledge of his sys tem and the laws that govern it, that he may be prepared to take care of himself properly, and thereby preveut sickness and prolong life. Juno text book will the people find the subjects of physiology and îygiene, or the science of life aud art of preserving health, more scientifically discussed or more plainly taught than i n "The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser,' by ß. V. Pierce, M.D., .Buffalo N. Y. It Is a volume of over nine bun-* dred large pages, illustrated by over two hundred and eigbfcy-two engravings aud colored plates, is elegantly bound in cloth and gilt, aud is sent, post -paid, to any address by the author at the low price of one dollar and fifty cents a copy. Nearly one hundred thousand copies have already been sold, and the present edition which is revised and enlarged and more especially adapted to the wants of the family, is selling very rapidly. It treats of all the common diseases and their remedies, as well as of anatomy, phy siology, hygiene, human temperaments, and many other topics of great, iuterest to all people, and is truly what its author styles it, "Medicine Simplified." an under "About this time." as the almanac ma kers have it the red wagon comes into town, and the bill-boards are adorned with pictorial works in gorgeous colors, depicting 'Fierce Forest Fiends and 'Desert Demons,' not forgetting the ath letes in tights, and pretty lady riders in short clothes. The most staid newspapers are illustrated with 'Beasts. Birds and Beauties,'and every fellow in town who has got a girl invites her to attend the great moral snow, examine the elephant's the camel get his back up because the ostrich presents his bill to the man in the ticket wagon—admission fifty cents, children half price. It is a danger ous tiling though, if you do but know it, to take your girl to see the show, and we warn you before O'Brien gets here. She may be so thin that she can't make a shadow, but when she hears the old clown she will grow so fat that the big woman's clothes dn the side show won't fit her. Some old curmudgeous are always harping on the 'sarcus' of their boyhoods (lay—why the little affairs tliev had in their 'grandfather's days' didn't cost so much to run as it does to feed O'Brien's mules, and the amount of money he pays out in a month to make no men tion of what he takes in, would have as tonished the «antique manager as our taxes do those who settle the bills. It lias been said that 'nothing beats sixes but a mira cle,' and .lohn O'Brien's new enterprise is something hard to equal; for when a manager merges fiix shows into one, lie exhibits a nerve which not only deserves but commands success. For in amuse ments, as in more practical matters, we like the Irishman who in purchasing the boots said : "never mind the size, give the biggest you can for the money. The big show is announced in another column to appear here on Tuesday, April 17th, and the small bills will tell you all about it. If you find that your girl is en gaged to go to the big show with another fellow why go and get another fellow's girl and get even. Buy peanuts, lemonade and candy for her, and your future happiness may be the result, and who knows but you may name tin first born John O'Brien, in honor of the famous animal importer and amusement monopolist." trunk, and Mr «Tames Coric, Deni ist, in Baltimore, used Dr. Bull's Cough writes: "I bav , . „ .. ., Syrup personally and in my family lor two or three years, and I am prepared to say that there is nothing to compare it as a remedy for Coughs, Colds, etc. DIED. Wednesday CALLAWAY.—In this city evening, litli inst., after a brief Illness the Rev Charles M. Callaway, late rector of Grace Church, Brandywine Hundred. Burial services in the Swedes church, at 4 o'clock, on Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Clergy and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. BAILEY.—At Marydel „ Mrs Mary Elizabeth Bailey, wifeoi Mr. John Bailey, and daughter of ex-Oover nor Polk age uayears 10 months. Buried in Dover Saturday afternoon 14th inst. m a ssEY_Near Charlestown, Md on the tith inst ÏMra. Cura Massey, wlfoof Henry T. Massey, and daughterol' John Peach, , of St. Augustine, Md. the 10th inst Esq A N ORDINANCE to amend an ordinance entitled "An ordinance to prevent the erection or removal of frame buildings within certain limits of this city. Be it ordained by tlie C ity Council ot Wilmington, Section 1 that tlie ordinance entitled "An Oidinanco to prevent the erection or removal oi frame buildings within certain limits of this City," passed November 13, 18 âü, be and the sumo is here ^StrTkooutof section 1 of said ordinance the words, ''tlicnce along this line and Adams street to Gilpin Avenue, thence along 1 Gilpin Avenue to DuPont street, thence along Du ponl sireet to the westerly boundary line of the city,''and in lieu there of insert the following "thence along this line and Adams street to the southerly side of said Brandywine Creek, thenee along slid side if said creek to DuPont street, thenee along DuPont street to the south westerly boundary line of the City." Passed at the City Hall, April 11th, 1877. M L LIOHTENHTRiN, President WM. H. FOULK, Cle.k, ap!4-d2t. in The Odd Fellows. ORGANIZATION OF A NEW ENCAMP* MENT AT ST. GBORCBi. Last evening tbe officers of the Grand Encampment of Delaware,I. O. F., and some of the members, pro ceeded to 81. George's,Delaware in I he Clayton House coach, lor the purpose instituting an encampment of the older in that town. Tbe visitors weie fallows: G. P.—8. W. Davis; G. 8.— Edwin Hirst; G. H. F. David Downs; J. G. W.— E. B. Spencer; G. Hep.—Wm H. Cloward, 0. P—Joseph H. Seal; Pa triarchs—P. 0. Daily and T. Ball. On their arrival at St. George's they were hospitably received and enter tained by the members of the proposed encampment, after which they proceed to the hall of National Lodge, No. 32,1. O. O. F., where they instituted Uurnagy encampment, No. 10,1. O. O. F., with tweuly-two members. The following officers of the uew encamp ment were installed: 0. P.—W. C. L. Carnagy. H. P.—Cyrus Tatman. 8 W.— J. V. Hastings. J. W.-J.B.How. Scribe—A. P. Carnagy. Treasurer—J. Heisel. After the installation ceremonies the visitors were taken to the 8t. Georges Hotel, where a handsome supper was spread, to which ample justice was doue. After spending several hours very pleasantly, tbe Wilmingtonians started for home, reaching here about o'clock in the morning. Keligious. Sunday services in Trinity Chapel. Morning at 10:30 o'clock ; evening at 7:30 o'clock. Sunday School at Da. m, Trini ty Choir Class at 4 p. m. Aabury 51. E, Church, Rev, George R. Kratner pastor. Services at \10:30 a. m„ and 7 p, m. All are invited. West Presbyterian Church, Rev. J 51. P. Otts pastor. Preaching to morrow at 10:30 o'clock a. in. and 7:30 p. m., by the pastor. Subject, for morning, "The non-church-goers in Wilmington—how can their attendance on public worship be secured?" For the evening, "The Transfiguration scene, its purport and prophecy." All persons and |espec.ally □ou-church-goers are cordially invited. Second Baptist Church, corner of Fourth and French streets. Preaching by the pastor at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p m. Sabbath School and Pastor's Bible Class at 2 p. m, St. John's Church. Bishop Penick, of the West African Mission, will preach to-morrow afternoon. A J. The Funeral of Mr. Gouley —The funeral of George Frank Gouley, who lost his life by tbe burning of the Saint Louis Hotel, will take place in St. Louis, to-morrow, and will be attended by members of the Masonic fraternity from all parts of the country. The remains were laid in state in the Grand Lodge room of the Masonic Hall. In about two weeks tbe remains will be taken up and forwarded to this city, where tbey will be reinterredin the Wilmington and Bran dywine cemetery. Mr. John L. Gouley, of this city, brother of the deceased, will leave for St. Louis to-niglit in order to look after his brother's wife and family. He has telegraphed several times for in formation concerning them, but received no answer. Increase of Shad.— The fish mar ket this morning, was better supplied with shad than it haa been heretofore this season, and prices were consider able lower, averaging from 25 to 60 cents. Most of those in market were Delaware shad, eight hundred, the largest number this year, having arriv ed this morning and sold for $40 per hundred. Run Over and Killed.—B arney Sweeney, while attempting to cross the Pennsylvania Railroad, as the Downing approacliii.g Ragle Station, Chester county, about It o'clock, on Wednesday morning, was : by the engine and almost instantly . The remains were taken to the Eagle hotel, where Sweeny boarded, where an inquest was held, the jury ren* dering a verdict of accidental death, ton accomcdation train struck killed. Off the Track. —The shifting en gine, "Centennial," of the P. W. & B. R. R., jumped the track, last evening, while turning around the curve at the foot of West street to run down past the Harlan & Hollingsworth Go's works. After con siderable trouble, the engine was jacked up and replaced on the track, though some of the machinery was considerably damaged. NOTICES. - "OTICK. _ JacobD Winslow j Charles A. Winslow, CatharineH Winslow N In Chancery of Delaw tie County, ss. Cause of Partition : ï N ew Cas et. al., vs. George H. Winslow J 4 ND now, to wit, this nineteenth day of A February, A. J)., l«7, It appearing to the Chancellor by the affidavit of Isaac Grubb that George H. Winslow, one of the this cause has no known defendants 1 place of abode within this county, and can not be served with process ; that his place of residence is unknown and anco having been entered for the said Geo. II. Winslow at tbe return of the summons issued for him. It Is, therefore, on motion of Victor du Pont, 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., 1S77, and show cause, if any he lias, why partition of the premises in the petition described should not be made according to the prayer thereof, or that the petition will be taken pro confesso as to the said George H. Winslow. And the Register is directed to cause a copy of this order to be published in the Delaware Daily Gazette, a newspa per of tbe city of Wilmington, in said count v. for the period of thirty days next ediag the said 21st day of May, A. D., Attest, ap pea r prt 18 C. M. VANDEVER, Register in Chancery. aprl0-tmayl2. OTICE—TO ALL WHOM IT MAY I hereby give notice bell, lias left my pay any N CONCERN, that my wife, Mary Camp bed and board, and that I debts of lier contracting after tiiis date. Wilmiuton, Del., April loth, 1877. ' ROBERT CAMPBELL. ill 3t.* ELAWARE STATE MUTUAL I) Fire Insurance Company. Office^ No. 401 Market Street,; Wilmington, Del. RISKS TAKEN AT THE LOWEST RATES OFFICERS W a. Bright, President, Dr. Jas. R. Tantum, Vice President. D. T. HAWKINS, Sec'y. Janl2-3m M. M. CHILD, Treas, THE HOTEL FIRE. CONFESSION BT THE ENGINEER. BUILDING8 IN FLAMES MINUTES BEFORE THE QUESTS WERE ALARMED—LATEST LISTS OF THE LOST AND SAVED. TWENTY V A By an of N St. Louis, April 13. The rejnains taken from the ruins last evening, suppose« to have been those of a child, proved, on examina tion to-day, to be those of a dog. The bodies of the man and woman found to-day have been indentified as H. J. Clark and wife, of North Adams. Mass. The lady wae identified by the dress she wore and the gentleman by his watch E. Russell,Jchief engineer of the hotel, has made a statement of his experiencs ths night of the fire, which throws some light on the origin of the fire. He says he left the engine room about half past eleven o'clock, leaving an assistant charge, and went to his room on the fifth floor, near the baggage elevator. He was aroused and about five mirnteb past one o'clock by the shrieks of the women. He hurried out and found the hall filled the smoke, which came from the freight and elevator but saw no tire. He started for the south part of the house with a view to descend by the servants* stairway, and was obliged to crawl on his hands and knees to prevent suffocation the smoke being so dense. There were a number of women on the fifth floor, crying pitiously for help, whom he told to follow him to tbe lower floor. Some did, and others were too distracted apparently to do as he direc ted; finally he reached the dining-room floor, passed into the kitchen and de scended to the basement. Here he found the smoke very dense, and that the pumps connected with the engine tud been in operation, and that some of the employees had been throwing water on the fire, which at that time was raging furiously in the room. A nozzle had been blown off before he reached the basement. Another was put on, and he then put the pumps at worn again and turned a stream on the fire. This was continued until the fire became so hot and spread bo far that all were obliged to flee for their lives. They made their exit through the basement under the rear part of the building and emerged on Elm street. THE GUESTS NOT WANTED. T.iis account does not state bow long the fire had been burning before the fire alarm was turned on, bnt it does show, and conclusively, that efforts were made to subdue it before the guests of the house were aroused or any attempt made to notify them that the building was burning. It seems to be very oer tain, at all events, and it is extensively believed, that the hotel was known t. be on fire by employees from at least twenty minutes to a half an hour before the fire department was notified. Russell also states that there was a pile of mattresses in one corner of the store room and a lot of loose hair, and about five feet from them on the floor was a box in which the stock of matches were kept. He thinks the mattresses had a good deal to do with the origin of the fire, but does not know anything definite about it. Louisiana Government. —If it was put to a free vote of the people of Louisiana, whether they would prefer tbe sort of Executive and Legislative Government they have had for the last six or eight years, or a purely military government, administered directly by officers of the anfiy of the United States there can be little doubt they would select the latter. Tbey have had for many years pretences of civil governments, sustained in authority by the national soldiery, but without any of the security or responsibility which a purely military government would have given them. The latter, in this country at least, when administered by West Point officers, is efficient, inex pensive, honest and generally impart tial, though not always so. These ad vantages the Louisiana people have not possessed under their civil govern ment kept in position by the military; and so they have had military power without any of the advantages of mili tary administration. That hybrid sort of government is not likely to do bet ter in the future than in the past, and should come to an end. If the troops are to remain it ought not to be to up hold a helpless and powerless phantom of state government; it would be a kindness to the Louisiana people lolet them have a military government pure and simple—administered by respon sible officers of the army. Of course that would not be the republican gov ernment guaranteed to every State by the Constitution ;no more is that which lias to be sustained by a perpetual gar rison of the army of the United States. — Ledger. FOR SALE AND RENT. OR RENT—The second story front room of 410 Market street, over the Gazette office. Possession on 25th of March, 1877 ; now occupied by Messrs. Pay <fe McLeod as ureal estate and law office. Apply at this office. Jan2'2d&wtf F F OR 8ALE.—Three buiunng lots on Jackson street, between (ith and 7th_ Five building lots on Fifth street near Van Buren, four on Front street near Jackson, and a lot 21 feet front on Delaware Avenue, near Harrison. Apply at this office, marttl OR RENT.—The ?sldence of the late Prof. J. L, Beggs, H. W. corner of 8th and French streets. Also, 2 pianos, 1 organ and the entire household furniture at pri vate sale. Must be sold by the 20th of March. Inquire on the promises. feb20-tf F OR SALE OR EXCHANGE.—A hand some line toned second hand Estey Or gan nearly new. Apply to this office, febsti F Minister's Order. Rf.gistbe's office, ) Nexv Castle Co April 7,1877. ! Upon tbe application of George H. Rob inette, Administrator of David Robinette Br., late of county, dec'd, it is ordered and directed by the Register that the Administrator afore said, give notice of the granting of Letters of Administration upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of grant ing thereof by causing advertisements to be posted within forty days from the date of such Letters, in six of the most public places oi the County of New Castle, requiring all persons having demands against the Es tate, to present the same or abide by an Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. And also cause the same to be inserted within the same period in the Daily Gazette, a newspaper published in Wilmington, and to be continued therein three weeks, (e. o. d.) Given under the hand and Real oi Office of the Register aforesaid, at Newcastle, in New Castle County aforesaid, the day and year above written. S. C. BIGGS, Register NOTICE All persons having claims against the Estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to the Administrator on or before April 7th, 1878, or abide the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. GEORGE H. ROBINETTE. Address, Wilmington, Del. Adm'r. apr»-3weod. ilmington Hundred in L.S. SECOND EDiriON BY TELEGRAPH. THE ARLINGTON ESTATE. SUIT TO WREST IT FROM THE GOV ERNMENT. By Telegraph to the Gazette. Washington, April 14. Gen. G. W. f ust is Lee has instituted action of ejectment tor the recovery the Arlington estate, which was de vised to him by his grandfather, W. Parke Custis. The land, consisting of about one thousand acres, was, after being va cated by the late General Robert E. Lee and family, In 1864, sold for taxes and bid in by the Government for $2G, 800, and a portion of it set apart for a .lional cemetery, where many thousand soldiers have been interred- Mr. Lee thinks the act of Congress under which the sale was made was unconstitutional. Notice of the suit was served yesterday. Wenrner Ueport INDICATION FOR THIS AFTERNOON. By Telegraph to the Gazette. Washington, D. C., April 14. For New England and Middle States clearer weather in the interior and threatening weather and possibly rain oh the coast with northerly to easier ly winds slight changes in temperature and during the day falling barometer followed by rising barometer in the southern portion of middle States. THE LONDON STOCK MARKET. By Telegraph to the Gazette. London, April 14. The stock market is depressed on ac count of war rumors, declined one per cent., and American se curities \ to g. The whole list has a downward tendency. The Paris bourse is depressed, with a decline in rentes. The Vienna and Berlin bourses are also depressed. Gonsols have EUROPE A SMOULDERING VOLCANO, Germany, Auetria, England and Greece Cannot Long Remain Neutral N o More Talk of Peace London, April 14,1877. It has come. Within a few days, at furthest, the[activa part of the great con test between Russia and Turkey will have begun For more than two years, be ginning with the apparently insignifi cant rebellion in the Herzegovina and ending with the breaking up of the Con ference, Europe has been perplexed, worried and alarmed by turns in regard to the Eastern question. A small cloud, na greater than a provincial uprising, in an empire that never was of the quietest, has to-day »ended in precipitating up on Europe what promises to be the great est war of history. The statements are unanimous in the opinion that peace is hopeless and that war will be declared within the next twenty-four hours, if it has not already been done. The Berlin Kereuz Zeitung, an authoritive paper in German military circles, goes so far as to say:—"According to a rumor circulated in the most positive form it is asserted, on the ground of news received from St. Petersburg, that instructions were sent yesterday forenoon to tbe Russian Charge d'Affaires at Constantinople to declare war against the Porte." THE ATTACK TO BE MADE IN ASIA. The first great question is to know where Russia will strike. As we have long maintained it now seems settled that Russia's attack will be made from Central Asia. A letter received by the Foreign Office from Captain Burnaby says be has ascertained that a secret alli ance exists between Russia and Persia. Reports from all quarters iudicate that Russia is massing her men for an advance into Armenia. Tbe better class of in habitants are leaving Tiflis for the inter rior. Russians officers from Persia re port that 40,000 Persian troops are con centrated near the Turkish frontier. The Czar will start on the 24th iust for the vicinity of the army. A manifesto has been issued. The su perior officers of the southern army have been suddenly summoned before a grand council of war in St. Petersburg, to be heard respecting preparations 1er march ing 250,000 men across the Pruth next week. TURKEY DEFIES THE LIGHTNINGS. The Montengrin delegates bad a final interview tosdav with 8aivet Pacha, who declared that the Porte rejected their demands. Subsequently the Grand Vizier telegraphed Prince Nicholas that the armistice had ended, and would not be prolonged. Montenegro will defer the resumption of hostilities until Russia s final decision. Intelligence from Erze roum,dated April 3, announces that Turk ish war preparations are being pushed forward as vigorously and extensively as the state of the weather permits. The strength of the Turkish forces is esti mated at 85,000. The Kurds and Circas sians are to be called out, Jand it is be lieved that they will readily respond. Sand, soda and lime melted together makes glass, which is made into bottles to hold King's Good Samaritan Cough Syrup and sells for 25 cents a piece. I *nl>lie Hale. The handsome country villa and three acres, "Maple Hilt," of W limer Atkinson nf Greenback, five miles from Wilmington on the W & W R. R., will besold at Public Sale on WEDNESDAY, April 25th at 12 o'clock m. Terms to suit purchasers Ap piv for particulars to .1. 1. mralu, P * Real Estate and Mortgage Exchange. I,, w. Stidham & Son, Auctioneers. apr!4,2l&24. [ Buy and sell Stocks, tt n 9 Bonds and Gold in N» Heaia & Oo. i York,Phila,Baltimore u w [ and iooal markets. BANKERS AND BROKERS. Entrance on 5tu Clayton House Building. Street, Agents for American, Red Star, Inman and Canard Lines to Great Britain and Continent of Europe. Fob Sal*. 75 Sliares Chester Creek R R. Co., Stock. 5 " First National Bank Stork.