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S. S 1® & art 6 ♦ . ♦ ■ WM <4 VOL. XI—NO. 186. WILMINGTON, DEL., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1882. PRICE ONE CENT, i - * j.jjyoM ASP <>"OATf*. SOTiVKM. CUAliLKg J. WHBH's DEATH. * j.jjyoM ASP <>"OATf*. K>r*2r& •I GREATEST BARGAINS That linvf* <■%*. ■ Wilmington In Pianos and Organs. id best «took only kept. The flne»t So Second-Hand Trash. Infiniment In the w,reroom, U FRESH FROM THK FACTORT. jn:RV PIANO WARRANTED for 10 TEARS ami krpt In tune for three,ear«. IÏEI1Ï ORGAN WARRANTED for 7 YEARS, und Perfect Satisfaction Guaranteed (»KAN!». SQUAWK AND UPRIGHT PIANOS n* full.»winy ntaoua makers: : ROnVAKD * BROWN, BoatoD. HSF-T IHHI.KR, N. Y. FYFR^ON II »Kin. ffUi.vSi.N N Y. ID TAR.) MV AMMON, Albany, N. Y. UV, SKI!, Haltlm.ire, Ami »there. At m»mif»ctart*» prlCM. Kew Pianos $ 190 and Upwards. I ORGANS -BY— KRDF.TTK, IU.Km INDER, (JODLN A DE, TAYLOR A FARLEY, BELrIOUNT, F. WAGNER, LITTLE GIANT. And many others. AIL NEW AM) FRE4H >ROM THE FACTORY, From Ç3i» find Upwards. H^Come ami examine stock aud aatlafy yourself. «Ff . WAGNER, Pun.» ami Organ Warerooms, 726 Market Street * WILMINGTON, DEI.. 1 LOTUS so. 3 o < O S3 P3 Q M > o ? m 2sö GC ■ Cl? - < > I I a H H > m pr KH CG % I U) 1 V« o a PI * "» »HHKMJSNTM. ,IAXD OPERA HOUSE. ONK NIGHT ONLY. VÏTTO-N I OUT 1_^J December 5, '82. THE McCAULL Comique co. OPERA hJohn si ra ' N«*w Spectacular Opera »nique, ihe *'1» s Lace Handkerchief ht Or, *I0F, G 84XI > OPERA opera Production • W Uu. »» a In Aiu.rica. »air« and «tretfonr ihentra circle, back ats. Adintaatou, 7ft cent»; deei-tf-25 Kv ■ I. HOUSE, p MASONIC TEMPLE. Eicning, December 8. f»' bbtlnvul.hed Artlrt Mr. W *J- FLORENCE 8u Ppo. ted by bis sap« rb DRAMATIC COMPANY •sta/ picture of Ilfs at •tluinii Capital, entitled in the I »Killy n Ult k ® mighty dollar. 7t rents; reserved seat« *1.rot S ata OP w„le at V. ¥. Thomas » lu advene*-. «ecft-4t-x » Ls TEE'S S OTIC LB. POSTER'S ORDER. CcsTi !'! ISTr - 11 ' 8 orne». JHUi. , k , TY - ,IKt — OCT. 18th, 1881. I* 1 .'dull of Ju.cph i'ligi., Kcecucor late or AVUmlnirtcu hull IV, «lecea«, d. U I« ordered n»»d './fbder that the Adiulnistratur uu ^ «rau tin« of letter« Te« »'»tateot the decu*«d, with »m K thereof, by causing adver I. . althin forty days from nii..i.V' r 2 l 1 ,' ** ,x of tl1 ® u, °**t public iM> Newcastle. ru<|uir!iixall »Kuliut the estate to m ! I« - r T ,l<le «n Act of Asseintdy Li. ,,,, " , y||« iii and also call«« *!Im Ilv DAxlrTri** 4 * w,lh,n th« same p>-rto<t in C 1 "KUii, n, *w«paper niihflshed in ks - (<•. n ,| t J* tu «« continued therein tlir«*e U ' u - the hand and Heal ol til" I S&rî & I * Mil liVV. M ' K )? u ' r . f' ,r| «al»l, at Wllmilifr ' L Ä c irtÄ£ ,ore " td - tKe ». C. mutts', RegUter. Jntcr.. "t t|, ( . claim« against ,uu>t Utahan»«, CfjUclL .-*, «» Lxecuiur. un or b* lurc A«a*v Ui tde M°n .*!»• Jkct of AkSvuiuly i '.rpvtiisi. Mb Execntot. «treat. Phlla. aovu-tu-ftw SOTiVKM. VOTICE. —TO— •''•»UIJOSTY TA ira FOU î)KrO AK ,N WI| Xl*UïnN "LN onM'rm-î?." r M .', n hlvr m>l TU nul.l Count* wir« on nro|H-rtv for the year. laäi Thi WJ " r,n f «•* pr-M-ni umIIi. Md ÂÏÜÔMU.bïd^ b) vr,K '" lie v notifie.! WII.I.IAM KVNF, (.'ollector Northe rn Oi.trUt. 4B&,. deoi-tf N°J7 1 c *r-i. hereby give notice 1 •ff*®" 1 *" prefer a petition to the l «!£3e u " f " «•»•reallts nivo,». mV'hSUVSf f or I?*"*® ur »• *e* to nortt-iml 8, • JULIA MOHI.KV. jyoTICE TO BONDUOLDaBj I Delaware State Bonds ! "T.™* pv Btat* TRXAR' RXn. > Dovsti, Dkl., De xmukh l, is«. ( «.-Î.VÜ'ïî. °f *n «Ot of the Gcn.nl AMcmhlv, ^!ï rc,, K IW. I hereby give CO If» to ho dor« of Delaware State hotels timt I Wïf!' , l ,hl ' 1 N *th»nal I hink. ^ l A.°r •* h| L R,1t ' , CL ,, *i do ring th** buslnc » hoar» «.f th it byuk.oi- the Sr t thre** s<-cul ir «lavs îfo >*•, pn-p^rs.l to pay off am) r.-. ct-m all Die omis of the *.»|.| St»«« from No. I to o. W. tmth tm lualve, orfli rles A, of the denomina tion of on«* tlioiiH'iiKl (lolltrs carh, or the Issu- ol the bonis of the Mute or Ih-lawMre, under «late of 4UI.V 1 1M1. and that fVoin und after the »nl « flrret daj of January. IM*. the Interest on said bonds ^ A. ROBERT J. HEYNOI.D8, u»va-2twd«wg ni Ht ate Treasurer. H* I P WANTKlh ~ W ANTRD-À CHAM BERM aÏD APPLY , *T . SWAN KOTKU dect-at _Fourth street near Market. FOR SALE, F OR RALF.— » GO *D 80UV*» HÖR E MUH I* ' EiRK fl D wl I work In doiilih or single liâmes»; anvboly <110 «Irl v him. Apply nt J. T. UAKDNkK", qecH i 8. W. Cor. Sev enth and Mdple*-. |?OR BALE.—NEW >EVEN-ROOMED ■ HOVJ8 , 1001 -pruce atreet. b»th. xus. h«»f water, Ac; prlr«*, fi.tfiO: only Jttn raali required. Apply to OfcoKOK K. TOWN REND. «e CJ-8t _61C Market Htrcet. P '< RENT.—IIO ,T 8E NO 807 WASH* 1NOT «N MTKKET;poii»e»t>lon Immsdlately. Apply «»n the premUes. no* 14-lf JOSEPH V«. CARPENTER, JR. 170R 8A'E.—DWELLING HOUSE NO. I lOifl WASHINGTON »tre«t. Eleven roomr with all convenience»«. Apply to J. AUGUSTUS M'CAULLKY, novlS-linl «06 Market atreet. pOR SALB. 100 Acres of Standing Timber. Chl.Hr YKI.I.OW 1*1 NB and MAPLE, mite ot mil envi within w«ter, and adiRrent to other Inr»«* •f timber land the growth «»f wlileh U ltk«*wt»e on the market. For particular« m to location, prie«*, tenu», etc., ««hire»«, •cpt22-«l, w«*-lf «I three mile« •t fine GAZETTE OFFICE. pOR SALE. 34 Desirable Dwellings. t 3-atory brick, No. «07 Washington »trret. 1 4-»tory brick, 616 King «tree!. I 2-« tory brick, 2ta Washington I »-»tory brick. 13 Market tneet 1 3-atory brick, »1» Lttnk-n 2 2-story itrick, 802 à »M l.livtt-n atreet 2 00» each t 2-*lory-brlck, «08 8. Vanfluren »treet 1 800 4 2-» tory brick, 916, 913, 93», 922 Elin at. I 60» each 1 2-«tory brick, 40» Monroe atreet. 1100 ft 2-story brick, 827, 829,831, 833, 8M bo rnât atreet... 1 100 each 1 t-atory brick, N. W. cor. Elm and Harrtaon »treet. 1700 2 2-story brick, 1133 A 1184 Elm atreel 1100each 4 2-«tory brick, 109, 111. SIS, SIS South Van Buren «treet . 1100 each 4 2-»tory bnck, 706, 708, 710, 712 Brown •treet. 1 fiOO each 2 2-otory brick, 707, 709 and71* Wright «treet. 2 S-»tory brick, 9th and Franklin at« In course of erection. A No val uable truck farm on New <'a»tli nn»*., containing 12 acres and xood build Inga. Price. 10 000 The above dwelling* are In aoo«l condition and contain from ft to iS room* earn, an»! will be «ul* " , •' rœ, *° * Ult 1 JoB" L. h CA R P K S*r£ HK nov2l-lmdA* ....... r <«> . 6 »00 •treet 35»0 .. 1000 .. 2 000 street . 1 600 cacti JR. M07 Wuhlnaton street. FOE REST. VOR RENT.—TWO CONVIKNTLY Sir. I UATF.II TIIIIlD-'TOItV KOOMU to a family without (iilldreti. Apply' dec4-8t| 2il TATNAI.T. HTRKET. FVELIO HALES. ptBLIC SALES. «•nd in promptly your list« of Dwelling«, Lot*. Stock*-, bundi tnii oilier Herurltle* for oiir*ah of SATURDAY. Dee. uilierVlli, at 2 p. in. at ill« Mnlth BiilMinKs Market **tre- 1 , between Sixth sn<l se venth streets Bales either peremptory with limits. BOVMt IIEAUI A CO. OR « •» Now Is the Time to buy Blankets, Comfortables, HanneU, Underwear, Felt and Flannel Skirts and Woolen Knit Goods of all descriptions. We are well supplied and guarantee to suit you in quality and price. If interested in Dress Goods don't forget that we have a large and well assorted stock of Flushes, Velvets, Satinsand Silks. Woolen Dress Goods ranges from 12JC. to $1.50 per yard and includes some of the most desirable effects displayed this season; with a complete line of Trimmings, Gimps, Braids, Buttons, &c. Only Agency in the State -FOE-; McCall's Bazar Patterns. Send for a Catalogue. Ouï assortment ol ! TOHN C. COLE, VOTARY PUBLICAN!! JUSTICE or TUB Marta Building, No. 101 WmiBUMU «Met. T«l» uhifnt r*i. SPENCER, C. A. 700 Market Street. oeui-îm-tt»-** A LONG CASE CLOSING. ARGUMENT IN THE MATTER OF SANDERS VS. CLARK. to In at in of • WORK OH THE HEW ALMSHOUSE Th« Main Portion of tli« Insane Depart ment te be Under Boot in a Few Weeks. At 8 o'clock yesterday afternoon William Ellloger's cross-exam'nation was returned, hut nothing of material Interest was de veloped. Charles K. Gano, affirmed, stated that he was In the same building as James A. Sanders, to whom he sold groceries, spices, etc.; there was an account between witness and James A. Bunders, which was settled «nice a month, cash being paid wheu a balance was due from either a.da ; all trans actions w but later on hills came lu the names of E. B. and Henry L. Banders. When cross examined witness testified that once he saw a salesman offer to sell goods to James A. Sanders, but was told by rhat gentleman "I have nothing to do with Henry W. Morrow, sworn—Stated that in 1880 he published a small paper called the Evening Programme for distribution In the Opera House. Thu «tore occupied by the Zanders was advertised iu the usine ot •Sanders," all contracts and pay mente heilig made by James A. Bandera. Oeea -ionaiiy advertisements were put in to till up with wheu in a hurry, without beiuj* or-lered. On cross-examination witness could not tell whither all of the seven advertisement* of Banders were puid for or not; three he was certain of. The seven copies ot the Programme were off« etl In evidence. Mr. Lore called upon the opposite side for a patx-r offered in evidence by Mr Nields. It was a letter dated Jan. 8, 1879, trenn Hood, Bonhrigbt A Co., to E. Bertha Sanders. Mr. Nields said that at the time theletters wus offered and then withdrawn, it was dou« *o because there was an error in the date ol 'he letter, which should have been Januar) 8, 1880. E. Bertha Baud' 1 » was to have oeen called to prove this fact, but haviug a •mall child was uot held in the Court. Alter a close search among his papars Mr. ipruunce found the letter. Mr. Lore offered in evidence the record ol three judgments of other credilorsof James A. Banders, outside of the four execution creditors. The court ruled that the records were in ul mlt-sable and Mr. Lore uoted au excep tion. Mr. Lore stated that his aide was through • li«l was willing to submit the quation to he Jury without argument. Messrs. Nicldt and 8pruance objected After considerable talk as to how long tin lawyers should speak in the way ol argu ■Urtit, It was decided to go on and see wh.i could be doi e. Accordingly a 4 80 Mr. Nields opened for the plaiuiUf. He said the case was not who was the manager of the store, hut who was the owuer of the goods sold. The lawy« rs on the other side would cry fraud, fraud fraud, until the sound of It could uot leave iho court room for nine months. Alter tell ing an anecdote ot a coon hunter shootiug at an Imaginary coon aud wasting all his ammunition, the geutlctnau started out lu tils argument proper. THIS MORNING'S SESSION. Mr. Nields finished his argument at noon aud the cuse may probably go to the jury late-thi« afternoon. through James A. Banders, • 1 in to Z. ! UM.AWAItK VIKW ALMSHOUSE. the lunette Depurt* it-.A k'ltte Hul-dlit*. The work on the new alnmliouBehullillnei 1 at liare'a Corner have progressed favorably tiret beguti early In ihe »um A vl.it lo the At rounds yesterday found a to.tall force or insane department in spite of the "old Masts hint led through the open windows and the roof timbers. Nearly all tlw brink work on the insane building Is completed, ihe cornice portion and the lopping of the mmeuse stacks which serve the duuble ,iin posc of chimneys and ventilating shufts. Ihe Atacka are square. 111 the centre Itclnu iron columns ol pipe. The pipes connect with the furnace dres, while the vacant -pace around them s, air, etc. The building presents a command ing appearance aud Iront the square tower on u,p an excellent view fa obtained of the * »el awarerivtr aud the surrounding country, Wilmtuuton stands In hold is. le l while Irom the ground level. It wts exp cud that by this time the building would have beeu uuder tool, hut la that the contructois were disappoiu'cd, various delà s having occurred at the out Tbe main portion of the building wl.l pushed and the windows board, tl ill so that as soon as spring comes plastering may All the cornices ure of xinc, to be Putting the ltouf rince work *u at work on the diat * to carry off foui •r «et. begin. uacked with brick aud »he roof wi 1 be ol „late, thus insuring great safety iron) out 'I here w ill tic commodious ac i aide fire. vummiitlution. for over 125 tnsaiie prn-onn. HUy fret Ut Ihe boutlt lit« main bulldiutt will be erected, the fuundmloii for wlileh have been laid ready lor active operadona In the .pritiir. '»to dirt obtained from the excavation was used lu IIIHIIÜ lu arouud the main bulldlntr, to as to make the two struc oti the same level. The fuuudajiuli are about three feef thick. The an appearance (hole lures walls building will present aw 11 as the insane department and the affair will l»e n decided credit to the chy and w ho ur will surprise those of our taxpayers e.*r have uot nad a glimpMi ol thc.strue turc iûe Building Committee of the Board of atchiug the work closely, Trustees are while Buperiuteudeut Jemison is always The farm on which the buildings are erected contains, by survey, 104)^ acres and is a very desirable properly. After an in spection of the work a surv«y of the premises were taken. Senator Ray with grt ai pride pointed ont his new corn-crib which contains about TOO bushels of corn, while about 800 bushels more are contained in a temporary crib near by. The large frame tellement house Is to be rolled down the hill, across the railroad aud into the woods, there to be used us a pest house. The Mayor'« Work. Last evening James Kane was fined f 1 by the Mayor for Inlng druuk and disorderly at tho corner of Sixth aDd Adams street yesterday morning. William O Brien, who C -lw-n a hand wrrk, r i»r 45 years," was fined fl for being drunk since Thanks êtvîntr day and annoylmr his nvlffhliora by aûorderly conduct. John Haggertv.au n aolent hoy of about 17, evao lined F- lor teZ a chronic-, lounger aud continually annoying tho police. Ol eour.c hc cv.eu t guilty. Patrick Dunn, who made himself uerteetly at hoiRe in the dock, was IP 0 j druuk !«-r a bearing. He explained t«> His ! H-nnor that his name tnit'ht be drunk hut th»t°the inat. waa all right. Tvo drunk. wore aeitlod tide morning ai d W illiam ^"""of the'eity ordlnanai^. 1 Hn'took appeal Iront the Mayor's decision. | ** CUAliLKg J. WHBH's DEATH. The Hudden I.imI ot a l'rotnlnont Italtl inorean. Well Known In 1 I»1 m City. The B.ilttmore Sun of to-dav contain« the followin'' account of the death of y mim» well Hnd favi*rably known In thi* city: Charles.!. Webb, elden' son of ex-f*ollret.««r Charles Webb, died suddenly ubnut 8 oVIoek yesterday morning at the realdenee of Mre. Chapman, bla mother-in-law. No.819 Druid Hill avenue, He waa dressing for breakfast and was engaged in pleasant conversation with bla wile, when be suddenly put bis baud to bla bead, and exclaiming, "Oh, this pain," fell to the floor. Mra. Webb called her mother, who was the only other member ot the family in the houre, and physicians were at once sammnnvd. Dra. Coffroth and K« Id almost immediately, hut Mr. Webb was iu ««•nrible, and died a few minutes afterwards. Intelligence of the sad event was at once sent to the residence of his lather, No. 24 Read street, and his sibter, Mrs. Mills,went imme diately to the spot, taking Dr.SuIxer with her In a carriage. The physicians pronounced that death had occurred from apoplexy. Vfr. Charles Webb wh». absent fro city attending the annual meeting of the directors of the Pittsburg and Connells ville Railroad Company In Pittsburg. A telegram was sent announcing the death ol nia son und he will return to this city early this morning. The sudden death of Mr. Web I » was h severe blow not only to Ills im mediate family, but to the many warm friends he had in this city. Many called at the house to express their sorrow at his loss. He had for some weeks passed complained at times of severe pains In the hack of the head, but the mutter w -erious. Mr. Charles J. Webb w Baltimore on March 4, 1849, in the 34h year of his age. After attending a private: school here bit (location was completed at Burlington College, New Jersev. Subsequently he had been in the employ of tin* firn. of Jamo Armstrong & Co., of which Ilia father Im m * mber About eight months ago he mar ried Mips Lulu Chapman of this city, and rince that time lias resided In the house ol Mrs. Chapman. He waa a member of tb Protestant Episcopal Church, of the order of Masons and Knights' Templar. Mi. Webb was a gentleman of kind and pleasant • lispocltion and beloved by all who k him. at tended the **t regarded in born it. ud was CHASING ISOVsf• Two Ladi Caught nurnlng Lumber, After » Long It 1111 . Yesterday afternoon officers Cannon and Vickers discovered two half-grown boy** iM'hind a pile of lumber at. the south end of Maiket street bridge. Thu young fellows had built a fire, which was kept going ht pieces of new boa ds obtained Irotn the ad joining plica. The officers made aiu.-hfor • he pair who seemed to be enjoying them Helves. They fled und the officers started i»< 1 ursuit, each taking a boy. Vii ker's tiny went straight out tin; cao«eway •he officer on the de d run, the soles of his boots allowing at every Jump. A Her a run •f about three-fourths of a mile the boy gave in «ml wus collared. A piBsing marker wagou was pressed iiitOberv.ee into which Vickers loaded hi«* prise. Can no « had worse luck with iiis game, aa the boy took to the marshes, hut finally was cornered with the help of Vickers, who drnro the wagou toward him. The pair weeu taken to the hall and obtained ball. They were round to !>c the sons of respectable parents, lor whose sake Mr. Howes, whose wood had been burned, was willing to make a coin promise satisfactory both to the Mayor and the lad's parents.The offenders were given a wholesome reprimand and a warning for the future. <1. A. It, OtHcem I lected I.ast Klglit* The following officers were elected ly Smyth Post, G. A. U. : Post Command« !, Z. Pickels; Senior Vice Conimuiidcr, Tlios. i'erry; Junior Vire Commander, C. H. Vun deilip; Surgeon George Crawford;Chaplain John Luke; Officer-ol-the*Day, Edward J White: Officer of-the-Guàrd, Nieholus (Aar rigan; Quartermustt r, Hibberd D. Entriketi; Couucil of Administration for 18 mouths, Alexander Burleigh; Delegates to the De partment Encampment, Edward J. White, Jacob B. Biller, Ocorgi Crawford, Al«x ander Burleigh, Edward K. Johnson, John Luke; Alternates, Ch.irles L. Stout, Edward K.Jochen,Audrew J.Thompson.Frederick C. Hehweppcnhciser, Jacob Lam pi ugh, Janie» II. ' v rightington. The officeis chcted b\ Sumner Post were : Post Commander, Isaac II. Fisher; Senior Vice Commander, Nero Backus; Junior Vice Commander, John R. Walker; Burgeon, Theodore Anderson; Chaplain, Raymond Trusty, Sr ; Offieer-ot ! In-Day, James II. Harm n: Quarter ...aster, William II " ard ; Officer-of the (fiiard, Kobei t H. Bmiih ; Trustee, to serve 18 mouths, Andrew Hais'ou ; Delegates to the Department Encampment, John R. Walker, Nero Backus ; alternates. Koben H. Smith, William Foiet Dramntie scene in Court. CniCAOO, III., Dec. 4 —Quite a dramatic and start ing scene occurred in the HturlM Stiles murder ease to-day. The defendant went on the stand not long after the open ing of court and becan the story of h»*« she at Iasi killed. It i elutions with the was a long and uncomfortable recital of abuse aud brutality at the hand« of - the de.>d nearly five hours iu the telling. As bhc approached the date of the tragedy tin* -oiiectious recalled aud overcame her culm demeanor und she begun to grow nervous uud Incnht rent. When she begun io describe her wulk into the city, through the rain from Sunnyside, on the night be fore tire murder, she suddenly threw up her hands and fell forward from the wUiicrt* chair in hysteric convulsions, which it re qu red half a dozen st.ong meu to nstrain with her shrieks ringing through the room she w as removed and the court adjouruud. It is thought that she she wi.l be able tc complete her story to-morrow. muu, aud cccupied Delaw mi « Code*« Aaiiunl Deunion. The Philadelphia Alumni Associât ion of Delaware College held its second annual re union at the Colonnade Hotel. Philadelphia, last evening, about 30 persona being present. Alter the ehction of offieers and the adop tion of a set of by-laws the party sflt down to au elegant supper which occupied thetr attention until nearly 11 o'elo k. P. D. Keyser, M. D., the well known oculist, president of the association, presided with much grace. Among those present were President Willium Purnell, Hon. John W. Causey, MahVove Hayes, Rev. M. Duham mcl, U P. Hayes John Frazer P.erco aud E. B. Fr azer of Wilm in gton. _ An t, ce iieiit I'crlormanc To-night. q*| ie "Queen's Lace Handkerchief" at the opera House to-night i6 anxiously awaited. q-j ie BUCceM 0 f the piece aud the universal p rtt j 8C bestowed ujaiii it by the Philadelphia v arc We |] km.wn. -The truupu Is a | ar j, e on e, odmiralfie costumed aud attrac |, T * tll e ; er , n-apw-t. A. an u|H-ra ihe niU8tc la enUTtaimng and many ol the alre "catching" a proof of Its popularity, *™ a dialogue^and alFtho aCeneaarc perftuMj cl ,. ttl . )roI n the allghleat ohjccll,,,,' | Tlu . Opert H«»use will nodonbt b« crowded, j it b iioul«l be, and no one will bo dDap po | Ule( i. Secure your rickets. t ■ • • » ■ • phonal. R-f. C. F Shnppcrd, putor of the SJ. E Chuich st North East, and lormerly paalor ot Mt. Salem Uhurcu, U In town to-day. PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. AGENERALLY SATISFACTORY DOCUMENT. HD COMFORT FOR STALWARTS. A Redaction of Taxation l(ec< A General Revit a Personal Apology. intended— of Pnbllo Affairs and Wasfihoton, Dec. 4.—President Arthur sent hia second annual message to Congress to day. He rtret calls attention to our for eign relations, which continue to be of the most friendly character. Such slight differ ences as bave arisen during the year have be n already settled or are likely to reach an early adju tmei.t. TUB FI3TAKO 8. The President copies the figures sub mitted by th« Secretary of ibe Treasury in his report, agrees with the Secretary that it is not desirable to continue the coinage of the «liver dollar, now ao enormously in excess of the demand, and continues : **I heurtily approve the Secretary's recommcn datioii ol immediate and extensive reduc tions In the ment. Ills one of the tritefrt maxims ol political economy that all taxes are burdeu B(>me. Of late the public revenues have far •»acceded this limit, aud unless ch eked by appropriate legislation such excess will con tinue to increase from year to yrur. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 1881, the hundred mil uul revenues of the goveri - ulus revenue »mounted to ■ inns of dollars; for the fiscal year ended the : last the surplus wi a more than one hundred and forty-five mil ions. The report of the Secretary shows what disposition has been made of these moiu ys. They have not only answered the « cqu ire incuts of the stoking fund, but have atlorded a large balance applicable to other reductions of the publie d«'bt. But 1 renew the expression of mv conviction that such rapid extinguishment of the public indebt edm-HS as is now taking place is by no means a cause tor congratulation. It is a cause rather for serious apprehension. If it con tinues iUtnusi he speedily followed by one of the evil results so clearly set forth in the report, of the Secretary. Either the surpl must lie Idle in the Treasury or the Uovcru •nt will be fore d to buy at market rates in hoiids not then redeemable, and which under such circumstances* cannot fuit to command an enormous premium, or the leu revenues will be devoted to extiava gant expenditure, which, as experience has taught, is ever the bane of au ovefflowiug Treasury, !')tk of J IXEEKXAL REVENUE REDUCTION. "Upan the showing of our financial condi I leit juhti to Congress the aboli-, *uu# taxes except those upon tobiiced in its various toima and upon distilled spiti>s und iermented liquors and wine, except aho the special tax upon tin nu factures of all liquors in such article*, venture, now to t-uug» at that unless it sha 1 ■ctaiuud H at the probable expendi . uii s ot the government 'or the coming y« at nave beeu uuderestiniuted.ull internal tuxes, those which relate to distilled spirits, uu be pruriently abrogated. Bueh a course, if accompanied by a simplification ol • he machinery of collection, which would theii bo easy of accomplishment, might reasonably be expected to result in diminishing the cost of such collection by at leust two millions and a half of dollar.*, aud iu the retirent nt from office of from 1,500 to 2,090 persons. The system of ex cise duties has never commended itself to the favor of the American people, aud hap never been resorted to except for supplying deficiencies in »ne Treasury when, by reason of special exigencies, the duties on import Inivepioved inadequate lor the need ol th« government. The sentiment of the cotmtiy doubtless demands that the present excls» tux shall be abolished an soon as such a course can be safely pursued. TARIFF REVISION. The President next discusses the tariff. The present system, he says, is in many re spects unjust. It makes uuequal distribu tion by reason oflts burdens and its benefits If the tax oti domestic spirits is to be re tuitied it is plain, that large reductions from 1 he customs revet Wlule recommending this reduction, 1 am lur front advising the abandonment, of th« policy of so discriminating in the adjustment «d duties s to afford aid and prolecliou t< domestic labor. But the pret>eut syutem should be so revised a* to equalize the put» He bin nen among all classes und « »ecu path »L« and bring it into closer harmony w ith U.t :ed of industry. Without enter ing into minute dctuils, which uudei present circumstances is quite uuuecessary, 1 recommend uu enlargement of tin free list s » as to include w ithin it the numer ous articles which yield iuconsiderabl« revenue; an amplification ol the complex and inconsistent, schedule of dutiea upon certain inaiiuiactums, partieuluily those ol cotton, it on aud steel, and a substantial re duction of the duties upon those articles, upon sugar, molasses, silk, wool amt woolen goods. If a g iicrul revision of the tariff shall be found to be impracticable at this session I express the hope that at least Mime ot the more conspicuous iurqu lilies of the present law may be cot reeled befbr» your final adjournment. One of them it specially refer red to by the Secretary. In view of a recent decision of the Supreme Court the necessity ol umending the iawr b\ which the- Dutch stuiid.rd of color Is udopted as the test of the saccharin* strength of sugar is too obvious to require comment. ion at the close of t lie last y tied in (Jon of ail intern i ire ly feasibk'. prêtent TDK RIVER AND HARDOR BILL. The President culls aituniou to ilie weak riaie ol our 6eacoaet deft nses, invites the Mttentioii of Congress to Ihe pn>piiety ot mukiug more ad« quate provision tor arm ing and cquipiug the militia and then tak«s up the River ami llarb ir appropriations. He suggests that it might be we«l to m.ik* ind* Detidetit scheim-8 of improvement the subjects of separate and distinct leeisiutiou Tnis would give each member of Congres a chauc - lo vote tor ouly 6uch appropriations as he should deem merritoriouH. If ihe number of works entitled to government ai-t is so great us lo make tills inipractteable, ihe President suggests that the Executive be allowed to disapprove any item or items of au appropriai ion b'l|. The President thinks that the cruising ves sels of the navy should be gradually replaced by it on and steel ships, tiie monitors by modern armored vessels aud the armumeuc by high power rifled guns. cheap letter postage. j„ (jlscusrlua Hie repurtof the Post master General the President says that the iufor that the tecelpU for Jbe fiscal year hkvc exceeded the. expendi : ur ,^ b ' ,uu " t bc lo l " e people o «Mtrm-d Cotnire« aevvral b«l. wer« Intro duecd iu the House of Representatives lor «'o red action of letter poe a*e to the rate of '»ovents per hall-ounce. 1 have given muc-h aludy and leflecilon to'thla subject aud am thorougt.ly pcrauadc^d tA.tauch a rcduot on | Rucarding the Btar Route frauds the gratilying to Congress and f the country. At the last President remarks ihat "if any P willy per- I aons rhi.ll tlnally e^c•ape punlahmcut h r 1 »heir otTcm-ea It will noi he lor lack of dill- I gciit and earnest efforts ou tbe palt ol Che proaeeu loii," I The President renewa hl» r commends tion for alloctiug laud lu severalty to aueb Indiana as desire it; says It la a momentous | quefthn for the decision of C'onnwi whether immediate and substantial aid should not be extended l»y the General Government for of private beneficence ami of State and Territorial legislation in behalf of educa tion and congratulates Congress that the Utah Coanulsrioncrs are sanguine that poly gamy eau be suppressed without resort to radical u easuica. ppluiuenting the efforts CIVIÏ. SERVICE REFORM. On civil service reform he baa this to say : Tbs communication which I made to Cob* press at Its first session In December last contained a aopewhat full statement of my sentiments In relation to the principles and rules which ought to govern appointments to public service. Referring to the varh ta plans which hud, thcivfo-e, been the sub ject of diM-Uftsfon in the National Legisla ture, "plans which In the main were modeled upon the system which obtains in Great Britain, but wbfen lacked certain of the prominent features whereby that system Is distinguished, I felt bound to in timate my doubt whether they qr any of them would afford adequate remedy for the evils which they aimed to correct. 1 declared, nevertheless, that if the proposed measurer -liou'd prove acceptable to Congrefes, they would receive the unhesitating support of the Executive. Since these suggestions were submitted for your consideration there has been no legislation upon the subject to which they relate, but there has meanwhile •*een an increase in the public interest In that subject, and the people of the country, apparently without diorim-iion ot party, have In various ways and upon frequent oc casions given expression to their earnesf wish for prompt and dt Unite action. In my judgment, such action should no longer be postponed. ot I on an m us ol AN ArOLOOY. Wl lie neither that bill nor any othe* prominent scheme tor improving the civil service concerns the higher grade of officitth who are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Benate, I leel bound to correct a prevalent Misapprehension as to the frequency with which the present Exec utive has displaced the incumbent ol an office and appointed another in his stead. It has been repeatedly alleged tnut he bus In thlj i articular sigi aily departed from the course» which has been pursued under receot administrations ot the government. The facts arc as loi lows: The whole n mber ol Executive appointments during the four years immediately preceding Mr. Gat field's accession to the. Presidency was 9,696. Of this number 214, or nine per cent. Involved the removal of previous ineumbeuts. The ratio ot removals to the whole number of appointments was much the same during • acli of those four years. In the first year, with 790 appointments, there were 74 re movais, or 9.3 percent.; in the second, with 917 appointments, there wete 85 removals, or 8.5*per cent.; iu the third, with 480 a|s poiiituicnts, there were 48 removals, or 10 per cent.; in the fourth, with 429 appoint ments, there were 37 removals, oi 8 6 per ci lit Iiflhe four mouths ol President Gar field's adiuiniktiuiioii the e were 390 ap poiiiiru« nth and 89 removals, or 22.7 pci '•lit. Precisely the same number ol re moval* (89) has taken place iu the fourteen hs winch have rince elapsed, hut llic) constitute only 7.8 per cent, of trie whole number of ai 'point mems (11.8) within that period and 1 ss than 2.0 |»er cent, of the en tire list of officials <3.469) exclusive of the army and navy, which urp flilid. by Presi dential appointments. POLITICAL ASSESSMENT«. i*f p> he a m* the • I declare my approval of such legislation as may be found necessary for supplement ing the existing provisions of law in rela tion to political assessments. In July Iasi l authorized a public announcement tha' employes of the government should regaid themselves as at. liberty to exercise Uiei. pleasure in making or refusing to make political contributions and that »heir action ui that regard would in no manner affect I heir official status. In this announce ment I acted ujMin the view which 1 had always maintained and still main tain that a public officer should be us abso'ut* ly fret as any other citizen to give or to withhold a contribution for the aid of the political party of his choice. It ha*, however, been urged, and doubtless not without foundation in fact, that by solicita t on of superiors und 1 y « t'n r n o e- such -oiitribuMons have at times been obtained nom persons whose only motive for giviuc bien the fear of what might befall them «I they refused. It goes without haying hut such contribut'oiis are not voluntary, »ml in my judgment their collection should b prohibited by law. A bill which will ffVctually suppress them will receive inj •««dial approval. In conclusion the President refers to th« DLtiict of Columli a, recommends pr«>vi»h n or ascertaining (he Presidential vote uiiw for the Presidential succession and closer with an nckiiowhdgment. of the national blessings and the hope il.ar., ,4 uuder ti e i - - ni ratio!» of this great pr« »t parity, our louu * ils may be hurmouiou* a d t hat the dic tates of prudence, patriot sin, justice aid •coiiomy uiuy lead to the adoption of meu «•ares in which the Congress uud the Execu tive may heartily unite." t« Lo ne the at A CANAL HOW. the Krictmon Line influence In th« Chesapeake A Delaware Canal and the Fljltt of the Stockholders Against 1ft. '1 here was a breezy meeting of the stock holders of the Chet-apiaku A Delaware Canal Company at the eompany'b office,No. »28 Walnut street, Philadelphia, yesterday. About JO well-know n i Itiz« ns,'incltidmt fhouias A. Biddle, Moucure Rob,ti.-on,John K. Baker, George R. Knowles, Chari a Chauueey, Mahlou P. Hu.chinsou, Chari a II. Hutchlubon, John Cndwalader, Francis K. Cope, RichurdC. MuMurtie, George M. Dallas, Gubtavus A. Benson, John F. Gil jfiir, A. Sydney Biddle and Willium Iley rd Draton, discussed the question what the luture ot the corporation shoulu ne. the mat ter debated has before the Board of Managers sii.ee 1879, when the stockholders, having had offere* them by the Stare of Dcluware certain tramporiation piivilecca a- common c«i riers, iiisiruet« d ihe Board to consider the proposition, to take advantuge of the vppor tunity and lo dteide upon the bt tiefiis to be obtaim ü (rom au equipment of boats to be by the company itself. The canal is used by the Ericsson Steamboat Company, which corporation taw at ouee that such a change would be dctrlmcutul to their in terests aud opposed it. Samuel M. Shoemaker, the Baltimore agent of the Adams Express Company, wa at the meetiugy.sterday with 5,U(hi proxits, representing three-eigh hs of the ciitir* stock. With him was John 8. Shriver, oi Baltimore, president of the Ericsson Com pany The stockholders who wished to ret the transportation rights accepted offend, through Mr. Cope, a resolution to refer the qu^lpn to the president of the Philadelphia TrusTCompuny, the president of the Penn sylvania Commiuy tor the Insurance of Lives au i Granting Annuities and the president of the Insurance Company of North could consider the.matter and re meeting of the s toe of as o er» iu «•f A America, port who kholdera. Mr. Ladcc aludi r moved to amend thla bv relerriug the matter back to the board, the effector which w.. aid be tv leave the quca tlou preeirelv where It waa before. A .took vote ccaa called lor and Mr. Chauucev, to a lengthy ape.eh, opposed the admission ,.| Uie proxies held by Mr. Shoemaker. It waa decided to leave the quinlou oi t, e .denta alnlilty of the proxies to the tellers, Mr. McMtirtrle aud Mr. Dallas. of lo at TRICKS ON TRAVELERS. PAVING' FOR LODGING BUT NOT GETTING IT. OUE GLASS OF FRONT STREET BUM \ An Old Peddler and His Wife Seek Ae oommodatlona at a- «•Hotel," Bat * r—* in Ui« city Ball. For some time past complaint« haft beea made by strangers who have entered Front struct "hotels" and lodging bouse«, that they have been badly treated aud in mapy instance« drugged aud robbed. The Gazktte some time tiuce spoke In « general way ol the condition of Front street in a moral sense and referred to the powerful liqiud dispensed to the unwary. Those fami liar with the locality seem to withstand the effects of the stuff called whisky and flourish on It. A new way to fleece the unsuspecting has come to light, although suopccied for some time and alto gether unknown. A bcua fide Instance ot the way the lodging house keepers make money without giving un equivalent is idiowu by the manner an aged couple were treated last night. An old peddler and his wife arrived in this city yesterday afternoon I rum West Chester lor the puiq»ose of re plenishing their stock, a regular thing for them to do. They are well known iu this ior the city, making fnqueot visiu iic same purpose. Upou gettiug through with tlieir busiui ta they entered Dugau'a saloon on Front street to engage lodging. The asked cost for himself and wile, toid by Dugan that 50 ceuta was the regu lar rate, Whereupon the customer remarked that la-retold e a hen be had stopped at the same place under another proprietor be hod only paid 80 cent« lor the two. then told by t he proprietor that the beds were good and 50 cents was the lowest price. The peddler agreed and his wife stepped into the room bock of the bar and sat down. The old gentleman then, being cold and chilled through with bis long walk, called lor two giusëcs of whisky, drinking one himsell aud Mrs Dugau carry, mg tl«e Oilier to his wile. He then puid Dug. n 70 cents, 50 lor the Led and 20 for tue liquor. Alter that lie says he tiers nothing until fbuud on the sidewalk by an officer aud takeu to the Hall. The rest ol his story is told by the police officers. Shortly after 8 o'clock officer Heal louud the old man in front ot Dugan's place m u stupid condition, his bundle of goods being scattered around. Knowing the old fellow the officer kindly picked up the dif ferent articles und tied them together just us Dugau came out. Heal spoke to Dugan aud asked him to take care of the old man, not knowing the latter had been iuside once. — Dugau agreed to do to, while the o d lady, who did not appear to be under the influence ol the diu_ r , wus advised logo to the hail. The old old what it would and was man He was rrmrtn went in, but. in the course i*f >5 or 2U miiiuus when « fli» er» Cannon itid Vickers came along there waa the old p> ddier asleep on the sidewalk, t.ikeu to the Hall and this cuoruiug told his story. ilc declares that the'story as Iiere told is true in every particular so far as he can recollect up to the time ot payiugtbe money lor his bed and gettiug the liquor. Further he 6tales that he had not taken a drink of any kind prior to the decoction or concoction furnished by Dugan. The old fellow does not. appear at all like a drinking man aud feel» keenly the unfair and dishonorable treatment to which he was subjected. The officers treated him kindly aud no charge will be preferred against him. Ou the other baud it Is asserted that Dugan will be arraigned for obtuiuiug me> under false pre Lenses. Both Dugau uud his wife offer excuse for ousliug the «»Id folks, to neithi r of which, however, will hold good, inasmuch as they never saw the bed paid lor, let alone getting iuu> it. Such tricks upon travelers arc altogether too frequent upon the much complained of thoroughfare, anJ some stringent measures needed to break up the disreputable practices. Mayor Wales has, upon several occasions, publicly reprimanded Dugau lor the style .nid manner iu which that worthy V cMablisl- m* nt is conducted, and promhes that if the proprietor ol the Front street dive cornea "elore him aud is fourni guilty lo d»-gj out • II the penalty that the law allows aud pre Sw*nte. He was Rlo|/eii)imt >|*«siied. Montreal, Dec. 4.—A very pretty elope meut wa» epoiied h»-rc to-day by the police. Miss Jcsbie Kuff'cuburg ie the pretty daugh t« r of a leading citizen of Muskegon, .Mich. 8be was enamoured of a young .Mon(real named Joseph Koch, who had !»een a temporary resident of Mubkegon. She w«s 15 and lovable and Joseph ■oved her, but the parents forbade the pair Lo meet, therefore elandebtiue courtship fol lowed, One day last week Jet*ie quietly took the train from Muekegon and earn« Fast. Joseph was suspected of knowing the reason for her sudden departure. Ho wouid not take the agonized parents into his confidence, uud two days alterward he also suddenly dlsa() peared. He di 1 no f . get away as quietly ne liked however. C. M. King, deputy riieriff and detcc ive of Muskegon, boarded the tame train and came on with the young Loeliiuvar lo Mouireai. Joseph w akefi back when lie wab on the train, hut w pair when the Montreal police arrested um. At first he refused to knowledge of Jessie's at length quite tlmt the detective in absolute de cou less any hereabouts, but he ad mil ted that sho was awaiting him at a hotel in Sarnia,where was to have joined lier. Sarnia is fu-t opposite Port Huron, Mich.,and Koch would ave joined Jessie there had be no lie detective sliadowiug him. been sent home to her niumtua by force of he law, while Jo-eph mourns that tho astuteness ol tin* deteettv«- has despoiled him of a pretty aud loving wife t If Oi icc«l Jessie has l aiiure ot » bisju.iual Schern«. The captain of iha ship Joseph E. Shin y, which arrived a' San Francisco Sat Midty, from Havre, reports that an attempt w>s made to sink the vessel in mid-ocean. When she was four weeks out it was discov er» d « hat there was nearly four feel of water iu the hold, aud on examination three augur hole6 were found borttd through the oi.ttoin Just to the right of the keelson, be low the breas» hook hole in the inner sheathing. The holes had been plugged aud covered with loose dirt to conceal the source «•f the leak, aud the water had filtered im betweeu the inner uiyd outer plauking. A close watch was kept on the crew, but nothing was discovered to warrant arrest. au LOCA ' IACC 1 MU, The Fro it and L'i Ion horse earn are being supplie 1 with eiuah co i s o , a. Two braes bani't made things lively st the Wate Whch lair last night—the Brenuan of Ph hidelpUa aud the City Curnet of WllmlngtoD. Tho Young Men's Republican Club had a lnveleast at UolWal'a reel anft itatfvetiing at t**e «xpftire of the ti**wlv elected officers. The old and new présidente afterwards made speeches lit the club's room.