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WILMIN»TON, D^L., F Hl l.TfA.Y, 3t>VEMBE:R 3, 18Ö2.
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political meetings.
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dav. November 6, 1882.
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«I-Famous Funny Comedians—DO
m-Speclally Selected Star»—10
liiMUtfan Octette of Vocaliete.
jiolu Musicians In Braaa Band—00
Solo Musicians In Orcheatra—10
nmartur* From tlie Relics of Ancient
1 Miuntrelay. %
• • *5 and 50 et»,
on sale st C. F. TU
, it-. |ta
^ 0P " AH Äew
gdav. November 7, 1882.
in hin new character,
Hie German Policeman In
jne.of the Finest.
life In New York, In pro
Hradfurd, Kmj., supported
non depict Ina II
udlscu by Job.
agementof Mr. John Klckabv.
Reserved icaU 75
at . F. Thomas A Co.'s.
Iidy st tending will receive s handwmie
r tlu
•I .70 cents.
LATORS GIVE notice that they will be at
•celvt* ta***» from 10 tu 12 a. m.,
p. in. unir.
< . II. I). BEDFORD,
<ih\> fill. Unite*! States Circuit Co
rooms,at Sixth ami King
this city, at II o'clock a. in., from the
m until the Uth proximo, Hutulaya
slil.ii all porno»» qualified
kW at the co
H. K. H«&lV' PlS
Clerk II. 8. Circuit Court,
«rk i nfflrf will be open every
•H) o'clock until election day l<
ipnum» who inav w!»b to declare their In
o accom
TINSMITH, »lead y work. Apply
LIAMS 4 lloPKINE, No. «07 Weal V
oc £3-12t
) Acres of Standing Timber.
Clil.Hjmi.0W I'lNE and MAPLE,
«1 three miles of
er large and Une tract»
of which I» likewise on
a» to location, price,
e tulle of ratlr
•1 adlarp
rk»i. Yor pirtlculsrs
etc., MMn-sj,
36 Desirable Dwellings.
Ko. W7 Washington
!*rlrk, ftMKlng »treet
, »JilUKtoii street 3 500
'*• *•> Market street. tWO
* ir,M ' i . 2oou
», JUL a MR Llndeit street 2 0U0 each
i Huren -street 1 500
?KWU, 922 El in at.
oiirre street. 1 100
«7 000
fk. a«
-. \
0 U 0 each
. 2000
Wl, HSt, (05 Lo>
. 1 100 each
Elm and
OAn- k, u';i
* h:u Elm »trert
311. 313, 315 South
I 100 ea<*li
.... 1100
«10, 712 llrown
.... 1 500 each
*1 *>rirk, X
*T brick, '.m,
. 1500
. second »truet l 4ou
"I F ranklln zt»
lion. Also val
N« w f.'uatlu avc
i good
. 10000
Struck fir,,,
^'DUinln* u
du «rood condition
Ä "' 1 will ht* hoU
_VI aHhlng ton utreet.
J K.
Änvnif ° f Kl * w,,Bon » deceased,
JUMIMutus STREET. Wilmington.
7* Apply to
hdtfo5 l<,)9, AUorn °y for Executor,
MU Market street.
coriicr Sixth and Fr«n<*li; ha»
' , 1 'no< lern Improvement;
,,r underdralned to newer,
mtr hou»«'*, price from « 1,250
R° ,M * lavcHtment. Apply,
'»cli Htre et. 0,2U-lin
rb aim
Suable Real Estate !
Court, the sali -
1 1'lilillc auction,
! -'TH!DAY,
NOV. 4tii, 1882,
-o dock p. m
room, , fî ...
Ï '""fth strret Li ;»'v flWham & Sons,
te, ; the following described
late of thc latc
Bniiley King,
>f ;
* Direc a,. r ,
2 rj- ho
D. Tho
Hand with a frame tav«*m
, ' l * H 'r L ' on 1 . In Mill Creek
»nu r Ketch.
■ k:.
'•Hand In the village of
< n-ek hundred, one with
* *\ n< * building», titercun,
V u " "Hier wlth*Ä UlQl P* 140
: llu Klil« r lionne |o. WJÜtM *' land,
!!"•. ""Uh^bie 1 !,}l l i nK Don»«»,
e >' iu the Clt v ..»• wîf vl, r street,
'•All Ul f°f Wilmington;7
aVo/l! '"V h ou «0* ' » »! w,th * large brick
J*thereon erected, being
"irtct. In the city Of Wtl
i , -n , iv
L\.' Ma '»'
i* i f'
A'iik a |„t „0*!° lat« " llllam Money,
5 ?J llln K thereon a,ul a two »tory
d"!"' Heur I» ?" l,H ' t,a8t side of
Tv :lot 20X10U. * treel * ln the city of
"üîn? 81 r y »Um ment of
I ^ | l> l*tiii|f* at ® of John Morrow,
thnen„ W *i*l two-slory brick
k ultt! e îr sprue'. I.V ,n , th * Wor th side of
a , 1 ***, c • ,n *he city of Wllmlng
\ «J* iaiul
th,l th « Ä »"«-»tory brick
turrets corner , of
,s . in Wilmington; lot
t'luriM?"!" hnndrfKl,
>0" *"■! II,; ." «;'. extended be
Cîiï , «l»ru, y lot K)xt»-2.
er the ino.t deslr
'»».«&• Present mine
"ales »re made
I '*' »I. I *' <;.rt to clone es
-- Tru Htce».
house, an
! «Un e' 1, ,t Court House.
-- ^»'aWis
»üt fc ■>,- V; practices
SÄ '.MvsIft., e' etal I.»nS Offlce.
cage! , a m8 '»nbilnir, pre
b'Ml " r »''uTniVrVorTÄ r* oro
^r ,r iiiif. n , s,l *8ofn|I«,rl r i"L »nd Suprem«;
ÿSiï 1 ' hrét'lHi sa.! M5r ?s re l he Exeeu
tf Msl U|'i„i *'»«>'1 Warrï5Â ttou » ® ,ven lo
v *M» 0 r, j'arrant •*, homestead
u bought and »o|d
•s lw
, Trustee.
political meetings.
-or THE—
3d, 10th and 11th Wards.
A Mum Meeting will be held at^
Maryland ave. <fc Linden st.
Friday Eve., Nov. 3,
AI H o'clock, to be a«l«lrc»»ed by
Hon. John H. Paynter,
Ignatius C. Grubb, Esq.
Hon. John W. Causey.
Republicans, who desire to save our people
from the disgrace, and our State from the
plunder and profligacy of the Dover Ring of
the old Grant Gang, are invited to attend.
bother Democrats or
Saturday, November 4th, '82,
To be addressed by
Hon. Charles B. Lore,
and H. It. PENINGTON.Esq.
The Newark Band will be in attendance.
All arc invited.
Saturday, Nov. 4, '82,
at 7.30 p. m.,
- AT
Will addres» the nieetlujc.
The fssuen of the campaign will be fully
and fairly discussed ; Stalwartism portrayed;
corruption exposed'; the Tariff reviewed,
and Delaware's Jauger and disgrace iu Stal
wart bauds justly handled.
All honest men are cordially invited to be
present and learn the plain, unvarnished
CRATS of Wiladngton, will be held at
Sixth and King Streets,
Monday Eve., Nov. 6,
At 7.30 o'clock.
Hon. T. F. Bayard,
Will address the meeting upou
Stiite »hull
All who desire that the honor of
he maintained and nur Holle»! people preserved
.. the obloquy and dis» race whirl» would foil«
hltould the Republican», ander the teaderslilp <»t
Harrington A < «».. get possession of onr 8 täte
Government; :» 11 win» vibli t<» maintain the
high credit of Delaware. Mcured b\ the wise,
lotnlcul ud.nlulHtrutlon ot aflalr»
»I and
e hi la
will e«i
-est* of all tlie
all win
by De
reul Constitutional i
to the welfare ami pr
d not those
mote theinte
f the few. a
of tne
• ot
nil who
«»f eilucatloii f«
robbery of tlu*
«Mit 111
.11 hut
o«»Ü": nil who an* opposed to
extravugunce an«l whol isal«
Treasury by the present H spu
ahlcit bvcorrupt Itepubli«*
strength, ami show by yoi
munition to prevent
the han«l» of u corrupt obi. garchy
squander y«»ur money and burden jou with tnor
iii ou s taxation. nov.l-.lt-«J
otite in I
«• from tailing Int«
N otice. — i, tho mas wai.bh,
CITY OF Wilmington,N« w Castle Co., Del.,
„„..Jr of thc within m«>iitl«>n.<l premise»,
that 1 »hall apply In tiie
Judges of the Court of General, Btssjon» oi mo
;e and .lall Delivery ot tlie State ot I»tlawan,
»1 X«» VvMo county
20tli dav of November n«*xt,
a't Ä \V. cor. or Front and
\Va»h button »!»., Wlug ln tlieT'iilrd ward of the city
of WlimlnïtonV Del., and to »«*11
Iquortt iu leas quantities k* 1 »« on«s « 1 a, J; " J
drunk on tlu* premise», und the following rt
sp«H'tabte* cltlz«*iiH, resident» of said ward,
menti the said implication, to wit :
Joseph Murphy, * e
Christian btrobel,
John Tilly,
a lice
>rJ. Ford,
•lohn Y. Dickey,
Milton J. Rowers,
John A. Mitchell,
Geo. H. Kiesel.
Patrick Carney,
Fried rick Dan/,
Frank Sweeten,
Owen J. HeMlou,
Geo. H. Crawl'.* nl,
Cornelius Carlin,
«'has. A. Hubert,
Michael Kugln,
Hurry Tayfoi.
Charles Rrlekel,
Mlle» Jennings,
Neal Mullln,
Untrick Newell,
Trouble Over a Contractor—Mr. Garrett
and Mr. Quinn Distinguish Themselves
—Railroad Gates.
President Conrad was on the stump down
the State last night, and at Council's weekly
meeting Mr. Beecher was called to the chair.
The Street Committee reported In favor
of opening the gutter on Vundever avenue;
of granting Isaac Dillon eight feet of space
In front of his place of business, Nd. 414
King street; of paving the gutter and put
ting down a crossing at Tenth and Bennett
streets. All the reports w*re adopted.
The City Treasurer reported a bank bal
ance of $84,170.11.
The Street Commissioner reported 35
and 10 teams employed during the week ;
pay-roll, $240.22.
The Chief Engineer of the Water Depart
ment reported 47 men employed under him ;
pay-roll $414.02.
E. F. Dilworth petitioned for a lamp at
the Northwest corner of Pleasant and
Monroe streets. George W. Bush & Son
presented a communication protesting
against the resolution passed September 20,
requiring them to remove their freight
house, at the foot of French street, and
claiming that the frame building was there
when the wharf was leased. It was moved
to refer it to the Street Committee. Mr.
Stevenson moved to amend to postpone the
further consideration of the matter until
April, 1884, when Mr. Bush's lease will ex
pire. The amendment was lost by a vote of
8 to 11. It was afterwards referred to the
Law Committee.
David Spier petitioned for lamps at Eighth
and Lincoln and Eighth and Union streets.
Residents in the north end of the Tenth
Ward petitioned to have relief in the matter
of the removal of ashes,
having been there since last summer. W.
C. R. Colquohoun petitioned to set curb
on Du Pont street, Delaware avenue, and
Sixteenth street. (Granted.) Residents pe
titioned for a lamp at Ninth and Franklin
streets. Peter U. Furry petitioned for curb
ing and paving at Eleventh and Bennett
streets. A communication
ing that vehicles at the P., W. & B. station
stand at the curb and not in the middle of
the afreet. Robinson, Archer & Taylor pe
titioned for curbing and crossings at Lincoln
and GUplu and Shallcross avenues. Albert
Thatcher petitioned for curbing, Ac., on
Gilpin avenue. Charles Tazewell petitioned
for water pipe's on Franklin street.
Mr. Quinn called up a resolution offered
at a previous meeting during the call of
communications amid a great deal of use
less discussion, and notwithstanding the
fact that it should have comp up under
unfinished business, the chair entertained
It. The resolution was to require all the
railroad companies running into the city to
place safety gates at all street crossings.
A motion to Indefinitely postpone the
made by Mr. Stevenson.
ash cart not
•ad, ask
" But," expostulated Mr. Quinu, " that's
choking me off."
" That's what I want to do," was Mr.
Stevenson's answer.
" Well, maybe I'll choke you before we
get done with it."
" That's a man's job," was the reply, and
then the ay
Stevenson's motion to
a vote.of 5 to 7. The
that It he referred to the Street Commis
sioner and Street Committee. Alter elo
quent addresses by Messrs. Quinu and
Garrett the Chair stated that a resoldtion
had been passed 16 months ago requiring
the railroad company to place gates
wherever the Street Commissioner might
direct. The motion was adopted.
On motion of Mr. Paynter the bondsmen
of William J. Morrow, ex-Rcgistrar of the
Water Department, were released.
The Clerk of the Market reported having
collected $308.07 during the month.
The ordinance, amending that relating to
placing danger signals on the streets, was
called up on motion of Mr. Bailey and
passed. It imposes a fine of $10 on ail per
sons failing or refusing to put proper danger
signals and safe guards around piles of dirt,
excavations, etc.
Council decided to meet at Front and
Clayton streets on Saturday afternoon at
4.30 o'clock.
Mr. Garrett, from the Street Committee,
presented a letter from T. B. Hizer «te Son
throwing up the contract for building the
Madison street, saying that there
more work thau he had thought. The
committee asked for instructions. After a
hot discussion it was decided to meet
Saturday evening at 7.30 o'clock, to eo
sider whether to release the Messrs. Hizer.
follows: John
and nays were called and Mr.
postpone was lost by
•n Mr. Quinn moved
Orders were drawn
Collins, $55; Samuel T. Bradford, $112; W.
W. Pritchett, $132; Alfred Griuuage, $100;
Patrick Dugan, $73.33; William Simmons,
The New Alliance—Flayers of the Home
Manager Charles C. Wallt of the pro
posed new base ball club for next y
been notified to attend the convention at
Reading next Thursday. It is claimed that
Mr. Justice will also uiukc claims to enter
the new association, but his chances of suc
cess are decidedly slim, as the financial
standing of the other management will
have a large bearing at the convention.
Pyle, pitcher ; Albert, short stop, aud
Jim Fields,formerly of the Reading Actives,
will no doubt form part of next year's
A number
, has
team. Pyle is a great pitcher,
of League nines this year were retired with
a lew scattering base hits. Albert is u good
short stop aud a good man with the stick,
while Fields is a good first baseman, u good
hitter and fielder.
Tlie Equine Paradox.
Professor Bartholomews'« trained horses
are having a phenomenal run at the Opera
House and all perlormances are attended by
crowded audlwiees. They are really won
derful and those who have not seen them
yet should avail themselves of the oppor
tunity either to-day or to-morrow. Matinee
and eveuiug perlormances will be given
both days.
Charles B. Lore, Esq., will address a
Democratic nieetiug on Saturday evening at
Sixth aud King streets Instead ol at Sixth
and Lombard
Mr. Lore will make a lengthy speech upon
locul Issues, aud will no doubt have a big
evening (Saturday) John H.
Paynter, Esq., John W. Causey and I. C.
(irubb, Esq., will speak at Maryland avenue
and Lindeu street.
Senator Bayard will 6peak at Sixth and
King streets on Monday evening.
Levi C* Bird, Esq., will again talk to the
Republicans at Fourth and Market streets
On Monday night the "New Constitution,"
now creaking and weather beaten, is ex
pected to arrive at Fourth and Market
streets, when a Republican jubilee will be
day or two ago.
Ou the same
The Police Hearing» at the City Hall Last
John Dougherty, the father of nine chil
dren, and a man who has often appeared
before the Mayor for drunkeuness
arraigned last evening lor having
Mrs. Eilen Smith and taken some
from her by force. Mrs. Smith stated that she
had remained at the home of the Dougherty's
all night on the 90th? and in the morning
both Dougherty and his wife seized her and
by main force removed $1.50 from her stock
ing. During the se utile the woman's
clothing was much torn. Dougherty ad
mitted the charge, but paid he and his wife
and the complainant had all been druuk
together and that the latter had first taken
the money from him, or at least 75 cents of
it. John was held in $200 to answer at the
court tl\e charge of larceny.
William 11. Moody, a young colored man,
accused Robert Lfnn, a large aud burly
white fellow, of highway robbery. Linn,
the prosecutor stated, lud, with'a short,
thick'set man, seized him on Tuesday uight
and took from him $2.50 in money aud a
quarteç of a pound of tobacco. The
Lery took place at the south end of Market
street bridge. Yesterday Linn was seen by
Moody, who had him arrested. The de
fendant, who protested his innocence,
held in $500 to appear at court.
James McCloskey was fined $10 and costs
for having assaulted Mrs. McCranery with a
brick and a small hatchet, with which he
cut a gash
her elbow and Inflicted a
alp wound. McCloskey had insulted Mrs.
McOrunery's daughter, and when the
mother went to get satisfaction the conflict
took place. The fight occurred in the yard
of Specht «te Spahn's brewery. The Mayor
told the prisoner he would like to turn him
over into the hands of the mother and
daughter and let them deal with him, but
he would be compelled to only impose the
Joseph Wyman, a boy, was fined $1 and
costs for throwing stones into the yurd of
school No. 8, and a woman was dismissed
with 50 cents for being drunk.
this morning's session.
Henry Magruder, a scedv-looking Indi
vidual, who assisted Robert Linn in rob
bing William H. Moody, was arrested last
night and given a hearing at 0 o'clock this
morning. Moodv identified the
tively us being the one who had seized him
by the throat. The prisoner, like Linn,
denied the charge, hut was held in $500 to
appear at court.
Reese Pyle was charged with keeping a
disorderly house.- and making a noise on
Sunday, and selling on that day contrary to
law. Tiie defendant keeps a cigar store at
Taylor ami Kirkwood streets, aud the plain
tiff, a woman who lives in the house, testi
fied that there was much swearing and loud
talking in the place, and cigars had been
sold on the Sabbath. She
been insulted by hangers-on
the plae
seen Pyl
neighborhood testified that the crowds at
the store pulsed Sundays and other days in
dancing and loud talkiug.
claimed ttat the defendant
had also
although site had never
commit any of the offences
Several women living in the
The defense
schlom In
the store which was left in chage of a 1
year-old boy, who W4 «{Imittcd to be
little lively." After l*y W 8 mother had de
clared the innocence of her son the case was
rested. Reese was adjudged guilty, the fine
iu the mutter of the disorderly house being
remitted. For selling on Sunday a fine of
$4 was imposed, with costs.
Water and Sewage Discussed by the
Board of Trade.
At the meeting of the Wilmington Board
of Trade last night, Harry T. Cause, vice
president, presided in the absence of Presi
dent Buck. J. II. Hoffeeker, Esq., acted as
secretary. The minutes of the previous
meeting read and approved a cominunica
reai} from Brevet Major-General
Weitzel, United States Engineer iu charge
of wharves aud harbors, accepting the In
vitation of the Board to visit them and con
sult In regard to certain public improve
ments. lie wished his reeeptiou to be per
fectly informal, aud could not tell when he
would bo able to come* It was reported
that the president had answered the
niunicQtion, stating that the Board would
await the Gcueral'sconvenience to fix a date
for the visit.
Henry Mendiuhall, chairman of the Com
mittee on Water Supply, asked, through E.
T. Warner, to be relieved. from the duties
assigned him, as he was utterly unable to
attend to them.
The question of u new water supply and
a sewage system was taken up aud discussed
in an informal manner.
tion w
It w
stated that
it had been suggested to have a commission
appointed to ask the Legislature to author
ize a loan of $1,000,000 for the purpose
needed. The idea was to bring water from
the Red Clay creek at Faulkland, a distance
of about four miles, through a 30-inch pipe.
Where the creek would be tapped it was
about on a level with Broom street reset voir,
and no pumping would be required. The
water of the creek had been anulyzed by
Professor Leeds and found to be perfectly
pure. The eost of the scheme would be
about $400,000.
A " separate system of sewage was talked
of, the eost of which would be about $250,
000. The interest on that amount it was
suggested, could be met l»y taxing each
house having connection with - the «ewer a
certain amount per year, aud compel all to
do so. It would be cheaper to property
owners than the present expense of cleaning
wells. The Board thought the City Council
aud the citizens generally were alive to the
necessity of something being done at once,
and the sooner the better. It was ad
visable, the Board thought, to take
active steps immediately. The system
proposed was similar to that being put in at
Norfolk, Va. 'Plie work there was under
the charge of an engineer,all the work being
accomplished by day work, thus iusuring
its being done well and discounting any
thing like n "job."
The whole discussion was in an off-hand
manner, but culminated in a motion being
passed to the effect that the Sewerage and
Water Supply Committees of the Board
should meet and prepare necessary bills for
legislation and then call a special meeting
of the Board, who in turn would invite the
Board of Health and the proper committees
of City Council to confer with them.
After the matter of the wharf lines,
which were admitted to be faulty, were
touched upou, and the necessity for ad
ditional power and authority to be placed
in the hauds of the 1'ort Wardens, the Board
The Convocation.
Bishop Lee presided at the session of the
Episcopal Convocation in St. John's Cuurch
last night, when thc annual gathering of the
Episcopal Sunday schools of the city took
place. About 400 children from Old Swedes,
St. Andrews, Trinity, Calvary and St. John's
were present, and the exercises consisted of
gs and addresses.
The altar
U6 uery neatly decorated with flowers.
DuPont Post Fair.
The fair of DuPont Post was largely at
tended last evening and is very popular. The
shooting gallery was opened last night,
Captain O'Conner aud Lieutenant Osmond
having charge. A military and musical en
tcriaiunient is given every evening under
the charge of Adjutant Hirst.
A Negro Who Knew Uls Name Was Wesley
Hamilton, But Was Masquerading Under
Another One.
That, the Republicans will make an effort
of the most desperate character to carry
this county on next Tuesday there can be
no doubt. Mayor Wales, It is slated, will
appoint something like 50 special policemen.
It is understood that Marshal McMulleu
will also appoint the usual uumber of depu
ties. There is
which a reasonable
based that Sheriff
yet no ground on
j supposition can be
Clark will appoint n
Boat of depntlca also, but he may be pre
vailed upon to do so. With such atronjj of
lleial backing and asaistance, the Kepuhli
enns will have ample material with which
to intimidate, and their eommiaaioned
strikers will be enabled to run tu illegal
votes and to disguise fraud by sheer force.
On all sides arc evidences that this thing
is to he attempted, and nowhere are these
signs moro plainly shown than in the office
of the county tag collectors. Recently
many blacks have been going there to pay
their taxes, aud many of these
: étrange
negroes. Within the past few days a dozen
men have come there asking to pay the
taxes for a certain man. They all would
say they bore that name, and failing to
coinplit-h their purpose, the tax having been
paid some time before, they would go
An instance of this kind came to light
day before yesterday. No less than a dozen
negroes came up to pay the tax of a man
whose nAme was said to be John Brown.
Failing to find any such name on the list
whose tax was unpaid, Collector Kvne, to
whom application was made, refused to take
their tax or give them a receipt.
One of the men on being closely ques
tioned, admitted that his name was not
Brown, but that was the "name they had
told him to give." "I know what my name
is," said lie, "my name is Wesley Hamilton,
and I have always gone by that name."
Numerous other instances of the kind
have taken place, all of which point to
colonization and fraud.
The desperate plan of Harrington and
Fisher to attempt to carry this State by
fraud on Tuesday next is fully explained by
the following letter, received by a gentleman
in this city from a leading lawyer in Wash
ington. It is as follows :
"I wrote to inform you that * * * *
Dick Harrington aud Judge Fisher recently
visited this city for the purpose of getting
ammunition for the pending battle. They got
money, and it is reliably known that they
also made arrangements with some notori
repeaters here to visit your State _
eleetiou day with a band of negroes from
here and Maryland, to assist in the evidently
matured plans of fraud. The leaders zrc
reported to be one Charles Hurdel and Tobe
Brown, white men. Yours,
A Burning Shop ar.d a SUIT Breeze Brings
the City Near to Ruin.
[Special correspondence of the Gazette.]
New Castle, Nov. 3.— Last night about
7 p. m. an alarm of fire ,w£s given and in a
few minutes the fire engine and several
hundred people were at the scene, a large
frame building situated at the corner of
Vine and Orauge streets. The building has
long been a carriage factory, run by John
Churnside «& Son, and it was burned down.
A greater part of the material was saved
except the blacksmith tools and iron.
About $500 worth of stock, together with
the building was burned down. The building
was owned by William Holsehumaker and
James Etchels and insured in the Farmers'
Mutual Fire Insurance Company of
Wilmington. The only reason given
for the origin of the fire
Is the carelessness of the forgemen ou leav
ing the shop. The wind was blowing a stiff
breeze and it was feared that much damage
might be done. Several houses caught fire
and after the families had moved all the fur
niture out it was extinguished. The citi
zens of New Castle extend their most hearty
thanks to the police officers and gentlemen
who assisted iu extinguishing the fire and
saving the city from ruin, and we hope that
this may bring the long talked of fire engine
into the minds of the people, aud that an
effort will be made to secure oue and also
more water for the city.
Superintendent I. N. Mill» Vouches for
the Fact That Chairman Harrington Is
Not Deranged.
Chairman Harrington isn't crazy.
At least, that is what Superintendent
Isaac N. Mills says in the Washington Post
of yesterday, which publishes the glad
follows :
[Special to the Daily Post.]
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 1.—In answer to
your inquiry 1 would say that the rumor pub
lished In the afternoon papers of your city re
porting tne mental derangement of Mr.
Richard Ilurrington. chairman of the Kepub
Stute Central Committee of Delaware, is
absurd. Mr. Harrington Is here in his ustial
good health.
People will be glad to know this.
There has been a lurking belief in many
minds that Chairman Harrington was mad
as a March hare ever since he conceived the
notion that he would be able to carry the
State for the Republicans.
But Mr. Mills says he isn't mentally de
ranged, and that ought to
Mr. Harrington isn't crazy, aud the country
is sale.
! .'■
1. N. Mills.
settle it.
A Colored Girl's f rightened Leap In
Delaware City—Tried For
[Special correspondence of the Gazette. ]
Delaware City, Nov. 2. —Tho Demo
crats of Red Lion hundred are requested to
meet in Delaware City at Kidd's Hotel,
Monday evening next, November 6th, at
7.30 o'clock, to hear the issues of the cam
paign discussed. Major Isaac Hunter and
other gentlemen arc expected to address the
meeting. The ladies arc cordially Invited
to attend. Provision will be made for their
A colored girl named Boyer, employed as
a servant in the family of George W. Rey
bold, heard some one trying to enter the
house last night and, becoming frightened,
jumped from the second story window fronts
Clinton street, a distance of 15 feet,
carrying the sash with her, and came near
lauding on thc head ot H. W. Bigger, who
was passing. Neither one sustained any in
juries. The person entering the house was
oue of the family.
John Brown was fined $9 last evening for
using indecent language on Sunday night to
a young lady, lie was also held in $100
bond to keep the peace.
George Outten, a P., W. & B. brakemau,
was crushed between tho
street yester«'ay afternoon and severely in
jured. Dr. Keable» attended him
at Third
The Annual Meeting to be held This
Month—The Program.
Tim annual meeting of the Delaware Bap
tist Union will be held lu Bethany Baptist
church, Tuesday and Wednesday, Novem
ber 21 ond 22, and the program is as fol
lows :
Opening Prayer by the Rev. C.P. Mai loir.
Address of Welcome by the Rev. R. B.
Cook, D. D., of the Second Church, Wil
mington. Response by the Rev. A. G.
Thomas, of the First Church, Chester.
Election of Officers. Reports of Commit
tees. Reports from the Churches. Address
by Prof. M. Heath, of Wilmington, Sub
ject : "The importance of Personal Effort
in the Cause of Christ." Address by the
Rev. O. W. Teasdale, of Seaford, Subject :
"Systematic Beneficence."
Devotional exercises. Report on Mission
ary Work iu Delaware, by the Rev J. T.
Craig. Address by the Rev. B. Griffith, D.
D. Sermon by the Rev. E. H. Johnson, D.
D., ofeCYozer Theological Seminary.
Devotional exercises, oonducted by A. B.
McCurdy of Dover. Discussion of the sub
ject: "A Sundy School Institute." Report
of the State Ms6siouary, the Rev. H. C.
Jones. Discussion by the Rev. B. F. Moore,
Shiloh Church, Wilmington.
"Woman's Work in Home and Foreign
Missions." Mrs. Luther, Mrs. Quinton aud
Miss Miller are expected to be present. Ad
dress by the Rev. J. M. Hope, Zion, Del.
Subject: "The Duty of the Churh Toward
the Liquor Traffic."
Address on
Devotional Exercises—Address by the
Rev. C. M. Deitz, Ridley Park, Pa. Sub
ject : "Best Method of Propagating and
Fostering Sabbath Schools." Discussion by
the Rev. M. Jones, of Village Green. Ad
dress by the Rev. J. W. Sullivan, of Brandy
wine, Pa. Subject : "Aims aud Encourage
ments of the Sunday School Teacher."
Discussion by the Rev. W. R. Patton,
of Media, Pa. Address by the
Rev. II. Tratt, Subject : "Training
Scholars in Practical Beneficence."
Discussed by the Rev. John Brooks of North
Chester, Pa. Address by the Rev. W. J.
Elderedge of Milford. Subject : "Train
ing the Scholars in an Intelligent Christian
Character." Discussion by the Rev. H. W.
Geil of Wilmington. Conference of Sunday
School Workers. Brothers W. R. Bliss, A.
Gawthrop, VV. II. Gregg, P. B. Ayers and
others will participate. Sermon by the
C. W. Bishop of Marcus Hook, Pa.
Devotional Exercises. Evening. An ad
dress by the Rev. T. Swaim, D. D., secretary
of the Home Missionary Society. An ad
dress by the Rev. Henry G. Weston, D. D.,
president of Crozer Theological Seminary.
Subject, "The Necessity of the Holy Spirit
in Christian Work." To be followed by a
gcueral conference.
Demis« of One of Middletown's Moat
Prominent Citizens — The End of a
Busy Life.
[Special correspondence of the Gazette]
Middletown, Nov. 3.—This town was
again thrown into a state of excitement at
the announcement of the dcatli of Robert A.
Cochran last evening about 6.15 o'clock In
the 76th year of his age.
the old stoue house
and occupied by George Derrickson, Esq.,
on Bohemia Manor, about four miles from
At the age of 10 years he
went South and settled in Florida and
engaged in the Seminole war. He
teamster and was one of two or three
who escaped the scalping knife
of the tribe under the Chief Osceola. TCfter
staying there some time he agaiu returned
to his native State and settled in Middle
town, buying the property which is now the
Middletown Hotel. lie married a Miss
Rouse from Harford county, Md. Mr.
Cochran will be greatly missed by the labor
ing class of people as well as by the
mechanics of our town. Middletown has
been greatly improved by him in the erec
tion of tine buildings aud other advan
tageous improvements.
His estate mostly consists of town prop
erty, he having three farms belonging to his
estate. The large brick hotel occupied by
J. D. Paulin, and known as the Middletown
Hotel and also the very large brick stores
occupied by S. M. Reynolds & Co., and
kuown as the Cochran Square are among
his town properties. Ills estate is estimated
at $200,000.
Mr. Cochran was everywhere known
very generous man. He was always ready
to help any who might call upon him for
aid. His last illness
He was taken sick on Monday last and
tinued to grow worse until last night, when
he died. lie leaves two sons, one of whom,
isE. R. Cochran, present Clerk of the Peace
and two daughters, one unmarried, and the
Other the wife of William A. Comegys.
Duö notice of the funeral will be given.
Dr. Nixon to Remain in Charge of the
Central Church.
At the afternoon session of the New
Castle Presbytery yesterday the following
resolution, presented by Rev. Mr. Squier,
of Port Deposit, was taken up and debated
upou ut length :
Resolved , That it is the judgment of this Pres,
by tory that the Rev. Dr. Nixon should accept
the call to Lincoln University, und thut his pas
toral, relations with Central Presbyterian
Church bo dissolved.
Dr. Nixon, on being invited to make a few
remarks, told how he had been called to
Lincoln University without any action on
his part.
Lord's w
were 200 students, but was willing for others
to decide. He asked the Presbytery to do
with him as they would. If they thought he
could better serve the Lord iu educating the
freed men, the i m portance of-which work could
not be exaggerated, they should vote to sever
his pastoral relations. I f this thing had
come from outside, if he did not love this
people he would not hesitate one hour about
accepting the call. If the Presbytery
thought he could do more for the Master
he would go. It was no hardship to stay
here among people who loved him better
thau he deserved and whose love was re
ciprocated. In concluding he said, "I will
leave myself in God's hands through you."
A vote was taken on the resolution, being
lost by a vote of 14 to 4, and the Presbytery
adjourned at 4.50. _
He was born in
the farm now owned
of short duration.
He saw a grand field for the
fork at the University, where there
B. & O. Telegraph.
[Havre (M«l.) Republican.]
Thc Baltimore «te Ohio's new telegraph
line between Baltimore and New York is
being rapidly pushed ahead. Workmen
were busily engaged in erecting poles and
putting up thc wires iu this city the
present week, and the line is now finished
between this point and Baltimore. Thc lay
ing of a cable across thc Susquehanna will
be immediately proceeded with and the
work vigoroutly prosecuted. The next thing
in order will be thc establishing of an office
in this city.
An Old News Gatherer Dead.
Sax Francisco', Nov. 3.—James W.
Simon ton, for many years the general agent
of thc New York Associated Press at N
York, died of heart disease at his residence
at Napa last evening.
An Unfailing Opposition to Tax for Publie
Education, and a Propensity for Grind
ing a Poor Man In the Dust.
[Special correspondence of the Gazette.]
Hakrington, Del., Nov. 2.—The speak
ers of the Republican party have forced cer
tain questions upon the public at their
meeting in Harrington on Saturday night,
and it is presumed at all other places.
They took especial pains to try to convince
the people that the Republican party
favored three distinct advantages over the
Democratic party, and hence entitled to the
support of all good citizens. They said
first, that theirs was a party of progress,
that the Democratic party was a party
stagnation. Second, that the Republic
party was a friend of the poor man, that the
Democratic party was not. Third, that the
Republican party was in favor of good
schools and a liberal education of all chil
dren, that the Democratic party did not en
courage education, but upou the con
trary rather encouraged ignorance. The
speakers especially dwelt upon the latter.
The platform of the Republican party Also
gushes over in its declaration in favor of
progress, in favor of the poor man and for
liberal education. Party platforms aud pub
lic speakers do not go very far in convinc
ing people of the sincerity of their déclara
tions unless the same be headed by party
candidates whose records show that they are
a platform within themselves. Now as we
claim that the Republican party cannot sin
cerely cry reform with such a reformer as
Richard Harrington as its leader, we claim
also that the record of Albirt Currey, the
Republican candidate for Governor, will not
sustain their party and speakers in their
declarations that they are a party of pro
gress, that they are the poor man's friend,
and that they are in favor of more liberal
education. Let us consider these points.
First, what has Albert Currey ever done in
the way of progress? He was never known
to do anything individually to foster any
public improvement. Charles C. Stoekley,
upon the contrary, has devoted the best
ergies of his life toward opening railroads
and advancing the interests of his country.
Second, as to being friends of the poor man,
was Albert Currey ever known to be a poor
man's friend? One has but to go into his
community to hear all kinds of reports
about his paper shaving, and then about
certain hardships poor men have suffered
who got into his debt and under his clutches.
Albert Currey has taken advantage of a poor
man's clrcum tauces when needing money
very urgently and given him $«(Fin cash,
took his note for $100, and then charged him
0 per cent. When the man offered to give him
the ninety dollars loaned, Mr. Currey would
not accept less than the amount the note
called for. Let any supporter of Albert
Currey deny this if he dare. When a poor
man related this to your correspondent, and
your correspondent here heard the same
thing from a *balf-dozen persons, and was
asked if he considered Albert Currey the
friend of the poor man he replied that he
was a "Hell of a poor man's friend." Not
a man who lives can lay anything of this
kind at the foot of Charles C. Stoekley. He
is kind hearted to every man. He never
shaved a piece of paper iu his life, but upou
the contrary has endorsed poor men's paper
and upou some occasions has footed the bill.
Now, thirdly, as to free schools. We all
agree that unto the free schools do we look
for the education of the masses and the
welfare of our State. Will any man believe
the Republicans arc sincere when boasting
so much about free schools, when I tell him
that Albert Currey has not attended a
school meeting for a number of years and
when he did attend them he voted for no
tAX. He is a rich man and can send his
own son off to college, but has not been
willing that his poor neighbor should have
the benefit of a common school education
for their less fortunate phildren. Go to any
collector of taxes in Nanticoke hundred and
he will tell you that Albert Currey
always grumbled about paying tax
and is not a friend of public
schools. Nchemiali Stayton says that
Mr. Currey's reputation Is bad on the
free school question. Go ask John Henry
Satterfield of Staytonville how Mr. Currey
acted when he was collector. Right here in
Mispillion hundred we have Curtis Morris,
present assessor, who
of school taxes in Nanticoke, who is
willing to make affidavit that when he called
on Mr. Currey for school taxes in the ad
joining district to the one in which Mr.
Currey lives, and in which adjoining district
Mr. Currey oivns property and was subject
to taxation, he was told by the present can
didate lor Governor that he had to pay tax
in his own district, that the whole thing was
a fraud and a humbug, that he wished they
had no schools, and that he would not pay
the tax. The tax was only a small sum,
Mr. Morris did not care to collect It by law
and the tax wu6 never paid. Such in short
the record of Albert Currey on the school
question. Mr. Stoekley has always been a
friend of free schools. He pays without a
murmur school tax in 12 districts. He
commenced life as a school teacher. He
has been a school commissioner a good
portion of his life, especially when he lived
in Millsboro. He has always admired and
assisted those interested in the schools, so I
am told by a commissioner in his own dis
trict. As a State Senator in 1873, and as
a chairman of the Committee on Re
vised Statutes, he worked for and
voted for a bill creating a super
intendent of public schools and one for
each couuty. The bill through an unfortu
nate circumstance did not pass both Houses,
but two years later in 1875, when Mr.
Stoekley was Speaker of the Senate, the law
creating the oflice of State Superintendent
with all its duties and which has so bene
school system was passed, Mr.
Stoekley being one of its most earnest sup
porters. These facts are submitted to its
people of Delaware with this iuquiry? Do
you thiuk that the Republican party should
cry about progress, about being a friend to
the poor man and about a more liberal free
school system, with the record of Albert.
Curry on all these questions staring them
and you in the face ?
once a collector
A Cose Settled.
Although the parties who created the row
at Tenth and Orange streets are known
arrests have been made aud
to be.
not likely
Why, deponent sayeth not, but
some unkind individual has asserted
that one of the "models" declared yester
day that "the police could'nt afford to arrest
the offenders just
hard to lmagiue that an officer of the law
would ever intimate such a thing. Oh, no !
, you Know." It Is
The county tax collectors will be at their
office from 10 to 12 a. m., and 2 to 4 p. m.,
An anniversary of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society is to be held at St. Paul's
M. E. Church to-night.
Our Boys and the Defiance nines will
play thc last game ot ball of Che season at
Front aud Union on Tuesday next: gam«
, to be called at 2 p. M.

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