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in Months, . • .
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THE GAZETTE,
WILMINGTON, WEPHtCBPAT. PEC. 0.
The Transit of Venus.
The transit of Venus across the sun's
disc which is now in progress, is one of the
most Interesting celestial events known to
modem astronomy. It seems strange at
tlrst sight that the passage of an apparently
tiny speck of matter between the earth and
the sun should be thought of such immense
Importance that millions of dollars should
be expended in making accurate observa
tions of the transit, but when we remember
able to
that it is by this meaus that we
arrive at the distance of the earth from its
primary, and then reflect upou the growing
imercial importance of the science ot
meterology, we sec that it is not merely
the curiosity of the scientific dilletante
that prompts such lavish expenditure as
that which has marked the preparations for
this transit ; but'aslde from the " desire to
" know," which is itself highly commenda
ble, we expect to reap as the result of to
day's work benefits of a most substantial
nature. There has lately grown up in the
minds of ineternlogiata a stroug opinion
amounting almost to couvlction that the sun
exerts a very decided If not a controlling
influence upon the weather of the earth.
Mauy curious things have been observed in
support of this view and there is good
reason for believing that a more accurate
knowledge of the pun with respect to its
relation to the earth would tend
to throw light upon the origin
aud development of storms and
all other events of a meteorological char
acter. The immense advantage, com
mercially considered, which a correct
knowledge of the laws that govern the
weather would bring us can be partially
measured by what has already been
accomplished in this direction by the
work of the National Weather Bureau,
and yet, much as has been done,
the best informed on the subject, express
opinion that the science of meteorology is
ily in its infancy and that the present cen
tury will witness such perfection in the
methods of foretelling the weather
that no elemental disturbance from
h simple show«
will be able to catch us unprepared for its
advent.
tornado
to
that
up
Tin
many other interesting point*
touching the trausit which would doubtless
l»e entertaining and instructive to consider,
but this one with respect to the establish
ment of the distance of the earth from the
is what most directly con
cerns the large mass of people,
who a* a rule care very little about mutters
that have no immediate bearing upon their
personal fortunes. The illustrations of the
transit which appear on the tir*t page of
to-day'» {taper and which were prepared
expressly for the Gazette will ^ive u very
good idea of ihe progress of Venus across
ilie face of the sun. Been through a piece
of smoked glass the planet
against the bright disc of the Solur orb bore
about the same proportion to the
represented in figures 1, 2, of the illustru
tlons. We hope to-morrow to be able to
announce the result of the observations to
the
defined
us i*
According to tue latest phase ol police
court justice a policeman can seize an in
orieuditig citizen and shake him until hi*
teeth rattle, for which breach of the peace
tiie Mayor will commend the officer and fin«'
the maltreated victim "two dollar» and
cobta.'' This was demonstrated at last
evening's hearing, when, notwithstanding
ihe fact that witnesses for the prosecution
tc»tifie«l that the officer roughly and violently
fchook the defendant, the Mayor adjudged
i he latter guilty of disorderly conduct and
imposed the above penalty. This is a "new
departure" with a vengeance, and i» calcu
lated to do more to inspire people with the
idea of resisting officers of the law than
uuythiue that has occurred since th«
4 models" took charge of the police depart
ment of the city. For, reasoning by anal
«»gy, the culprit who thinks that the more
he is maltreated by an officer the greater
will be his puuishment will be apt to take
satisfaction by drubbing the policeman:
while others may think that if they are tobe
fined for being beaten they may be released
for doing the beating themselves, in any
event, the action of the Mayor in fining
Gotleib Rhefuss, a respectable German
citizen, when the testimony proved the
officer to to be the aggressor, was an ouU
l äge upon the rights of citizens, aud an en
curageineut to brutal, irresponsible officers
t j pursue their course of violence without fear
of restriction.
In the death ol Albert O. Newton, E»q.,
of St. George's, this county, which occurred
on Monday evening, the community loses a
valuable member aud the State an upright
citizen who ever held her progress and
prosperity in the deepest regard. Mr. New
ton was a "gentlemen of the old ftchool" iu
the truest sense of the words, possessing
that sterling integrity and whole-souled
honesty of purpose that reflected so much
honor and dignity upon our public affairs
up to a quarter of a century ago. As a
private citizen or public official ho was
equally punctilious, and he leaves a good
name aud an honorable reputation as price
less legacies to his family and friends.
The Philadelphia Prem is still waging
its war against the grave robbers aud sc
oured the arrest of two more of the ghouls
yesterday aiternoon. This is one of the best
pieces of work ever accomplished by a Phil
adelphia paper and the iVeu justly feels
proud of the successful result of its vigorous
enterprise.
Affairs in Ireland are not of a very en
couraging nature, and it is very probable
that the continued tyrannical aggressions of
England will be productive of trouble in
the near future, particularly if the prosecu
tion of Davitt and Healy is kept up.
Senator Bkok "stirred up the animal«
the United State« Senate, ycaterday, by
bla reaolutlon of inquiry into the infamoua
ayetem of political aa»e«»inenU with which
the country wa» d I «(Traced by the Kepubli
managere doting the rccemt campalitu.
Voluntary contribution« on the part of office
holders are very desirable, but when it
come« to a system that extort« tribute irom
the poorest and humblest, under threats of
dismissal, measures should at once be
adopted for the suppression of such a
stroua evil. The resolution of Senator
Beck will be hailed with delight by the poor
i rks, messengers and even scrub-women
measure of
can
cl
who are »till straining every
economy to bridge the deep gap in their
meagre income« caused by complying with
the insatiate demands of Pirate« Hubbell
and Mshone.
Srcn THOKoroiiLY good performances as
that of the "Queen's Lace Handkerchief,"
at the Grand Opera House, isst evening, are
to be appreciated in Wilmington, and
need not fear Incurring a little
sure
managers
extra expense in bringing the choicest
theatrical und operatic attraction» to this
city.
It mat not be especially gratifying to
President Arthur but it is nevertheless a
fact that the transit of Venus and various
other subjects are to-day occupying the
public mind, to the complete exclusion of
bis wonderful message, not yet forty-eight
hours old.
SWEARING IIY TELEPHONE.
CfBlclal Affidavits Taken Over Two Milo#
of Wire.
[N. Y. Sun.]
It became necessary yesterday for Dr.
Townsend, the physician in charge of the
Paterson small pox hospital and hi« fire
assistants, to take oath to their accounts
in order that the bills might be presented
to the meeting of the Aldermen last night.
It w as thought imprudent to allow them to
go down through the city to the Recorder's
office, and on the other hand Recorder
(<reaves did not care to go to the hospital
to administer the oath. After pondering
the matter he decided tosend Assistant City
Physician Hurd to the hospital with the
bills as hi« proxy. The Doctor got the
hospital physician and his assistant* to sign
the end of their bills, and
the affidavits
then hunted up a Bible.
When all had put their hands on the book,
Dr. Hurd went to the telephone in the hos
pital office and called up "338," the number
of the instrument in the Recorder's office
two miles away.
"Have they all got tlielr hands on the
book ?" asked the Recorder.
"Yes, all ready," replied Dr. Hurd.
'•Very well, then," said the Recorder ;
"you as iny deputyWepeat to the deponent«
what I pay. You and each of you do
solemnly swear—"
"You and each of you do solemnly
swear—" repeated Dr. Hurd.
"That the annexed account« are just,
true and unpaid—" said the Recorder
through the telephone.
"That the annexed accounts arc Just, true
and unpaid," repeated the Doctor.
"So help you Hod," paid the Recorder
through the telephone.
"So help you Hod," repeated Dr. Hurd.
"Now kiss the book," said the tele
phone.
"Kiss the book." repeated the Doctor.
The six hospital attaches kissed the Bible
in turn.
"They've all kissed it," said the Doctor,
through the telephone.
"They have?" answered the Recorder in
surprise. "Why, I didn't hear it. Let them
kiss it again loud enough for me to hear
it."
The kisses were repeated with an energy
that eont the feporU vibrating over the wire
vigorously cn%ugh to bi* reproduced
metallic disk at the receiving end.
"I heard those. That's all right ; good
by," said the Recorder, hanging up his «ar
piece.
A «hört time afterward Dr. Hurd drove
up to the station'house and laid the uftlda
-its before the Recorder,all properly signed,
aud the Recorder affixed Ids own signature,
certifying that they hud been "sworu and
subscribed before him."
Last night these bills went in with the
other claims against the city, and were duly
referred to the Finance Committee to be
of
il,
audited.
A KARE Ol'KItA.
The Magnificent Presentation of "The
Oueeu's I.aco Handkerchief.
The performance in the Opera House last
evening was one of the most gorgeously
gotten up entertainments ever given in thi*
exact reproduction of "The
eiven in the
Lyceum for the past fivi
city. It
Queen'» Lace Handkerchief"
Philadelphia
weeks, with all the di«ails of stage elabora
tion and costuming. The house
w ill« a first-class audience, who thoroughly
enjoyed the whole evening's program from
beginning to end. The scenery was brought
with the troupe, which, all told, including a
most excellent orchestra, numbered about
60 IK-Tsons.
The plot of the play is in no w ay deep,
of course, but the bituatlons are striking
and the music just as pretty as need« be.
With two or three exceptions, perhaps, the
solos were not so taking on the whole a»
the charming choruses. The voices were in
good trim and of fine quality, making en
cores of common occurence. Their costumes
were exquisite, varied and almost number
less. They were rieii in design aud novel in
their effect until the audience began to
wonder what would come next. Miss
Paulin as the Kitty and Mis» Post as the
Queen,filled their n .»pective roles with grace
and ability, it being bard to tell really which
was the favorite. The honors, however,
wer« equally divided among the other par
ticipants, the areli conspirators especially
coming in for their »hare of applause, es
pecially one of the prime ministers with a
long nose, who gaw decidedly the best male
solo of the evening. All iu ull the audience
was delighted, enchante«!, and trust the
Queen ami her handkerchief may again find
their w ay to the Opera House.
fill« 't
THE LARGEST RETAIL STOCK OF DRY
GOODS.
Stkawbridge 6c Clothier,
Dealer» in Dry Goons Exclusively,
Eighth and Market Streets.
New York'» New Governor Speaks.
Governor-elect Cleveland arrived in New
York city yesterday und was given a recep
tion by the Manhattan Club la«t night.
Among those present were General Han
cock, Governor Weller of Connecticut,
Peter Cooper, Mayor-elect Edsou, Mayor
Hoffman, ex-Mayor«
Ely, Cooper, Gunther and Tieman,
Lieutenant-Governor Dorsheimer, 8. 8.
Cox, John Kelly, ex-Governor Bedle
of New Jersey, Daniel Dougherty,
A. 8. Hewitt and others. After
the reception a banquet was given, at
which the Governor-elect spoke in response
to a toast iu his honur. Iu the course of his
remarks he said, referring to the result of
the elections: "lam quite certain that the
late demonstration did not spring from any
pre-existing love for the party which was
called to power, nor did the people place
the affairs of State iu oqr hands to be by
them forgotten, They voted for themselves
and in their own interests. If we retaiu
their confidence we must deserve it, and we
they will call on us to give an
may be
account of our stewardship.
bkluny Alen.
"Wells' Health Rcnewer" restore« health
and vigor, cure« Dyspepsia, Impotence,
Sexual Debility. $1.
lilrtl Maun»
keep« canaries in constant song and cure«
diseases. 15 cent» At drug store. Bird
Food Co., Camden, N. J.
Try Hunter'« Sifter. Hunter 8ifter Co.—
Kitchen Specialties—Cincinnatti àc N. Y.
Circular» free.
JOHN WAKAMAKBK'A.
IJO-DAY
W.
—AT—
John Wanamaker's.
Wednesday, December 6.
Christmas buying has really
begun in earnest here. We've
been a little slow to speak of it;
for we've been a little slow, in
sopts, in getting ready. We
can say now, of every class of
goods without exception, so far
as we are aware, that they are
perfectly ready ; and the sooner
you come the better.
Christmas and giving do not
make so great a difference in
our trade as you think. We
sell almost the same tilings
now that we sell the year
round. We sell a great deal
more now of almost everything
and u few sorts of goods,
mostly trifles both to us and to
you, belong so to the giving
time that they are trash atter
ward. But really we have
very little of such. We hav'nt
said much about it ; hut we
have been gathering for you,
Christmas after Christmas,
larger and larger stores of the
beautiful and useful, for gilts
of permanent practical value.
It sounds strange to say so.
But everything in merchandise
is perishable. "The fashion
ol'this world passeth away."
With the vogue of things, the
value goes also. We do not
dare to buy enough of scarcely
anything to enable us to tell
you that the things are here,
and you may come whenever
you please. It is always true
that the best time—is at once,
when all the new things are
together. But you can count
on this: People generally put
off till the last days, and then
buy in a jain whatever is lelt.
The particular, economical,
thrifty, wise, people buy more
carefully ; and get more for
their
be
their money.
It is a long argument ; but
too plain to be followed out to
its hundred ends. Here is a
great storeful of gift-goods ;
gifts of lasting value, gifts of
beauty, gifts ol a more precious
fragrance than beauty and
value together, and gifts of
folly, according as they are
chosen. Buy when you will.
Any time is a better than there
ever was in your city, before
the time of this store.
Christmas cards are actually
better than last year; more of
them; more successful; and
we're hali-a-raind to tell you
a secret. A year ago a Phila
delphia artist showed us some
uncommonly bright conceits
of her own. We struck a
bargain with her in
minutes for all she could do.
She can do a good deal in
two
a
The
year, as you can sec
things are indesribable,
imaginable, but by
unintelligible.
un
no means
They are
rather costly, considered
cards; but they are not cards.
They arc artistic gifts, alto
gether beyond cards. They
arc little bits of actual art;
sometimes with a touch of the
useful.
JOHN WANAMAKER.
South of Thli tcxnth
*«*t entaancc,;
Beaver hats have got down
to 75 cents here. Guess
they're about $1.25 elsewhere.
The same hats that brought
$1.50 and $2. Looks now
if there'd be plenty of use for
'em too.
as
JOHN WANAMAKER.
Southeast corner.'
JOHN WANAMAKER,
Chestnut, Thirteenth and Mark et street«,
aud •ity-hall square. Philadelphia.
WIK AKUIAI
fTHE ARTIZAN8 SAVING BANK.
NO. SU MARKET STREET,
lneoaroaxTA» Jamcahv mtb. u»i.
REMI-ANNDAIi DIVIDEND, _
Regularly mad. la April and Oetobar. _WRMJ
SSburK.'Ks. £wssa
lh.tr Interet twle. 1« each year.
MAWAOEHS:
geor«.W. B
George 8.
M. L. Lichte
Nathaniel K. Benson,
Henry F. Dure,
W. Hastings,
Edward Pusey,
n ir ton.
oh 11. J ack »on™
|H. Hwlft,
1111
Anthony Higgins.
KOKO
SOTWRSiCh.
B^THEk!'A uditor.
■W
febU-ly
NATIONAL BANK
JflRST
OF WILMINOTO*.
BKrWSITORT or THR l>U»LIC MONST
FINANCIAL AUENTB
THE UNITED STATES
OaS^AausTBO»«, Cashier.
PAID UP CAPITAL, PUIJXO.
Edwaxd Brrr»,
it. 10 a. ta.
SfiSSfijr&ru. !
George W. Bush, I
Daniel James, U .
Bamuel Bancroft, Jr.
DIRECTORS !
Jobs H, Adams
JimaC. Mcooms,
S lllUii Talnall,
I Harren.
si-iy
R. R. ROBINSON & CO.
»
BANKERS AND BROKERS,
Fourth and Market Streets.
FOB BALI:
2,600 Delaware CUy 4 % per cent, bonds.
Buy and »eil »lock» and bond» on commlaMon.
Letters of credit available In all pjwuof the world
and draft« on England. Ireland,Franca,,<
«ud Hwltxerland iaaued.
di-man)'
,i-iy-ao
DRY GOOD».
Fancy Hosiery and l'nd»rwi
CHRISTMAS !
S. H. STAATS,
405 Market Street,
No.
llu juit opened au elegant »lock of
NEW GOODS
Suitable for the approaching
Christmas Holidays
Consisting of
Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs.
I
KHIS. LAC ES, RUFFLING*. TIES, ETC.
l'LUSlI AND LEATHER ItAGS. POC KET
: FANCY JA PANEft
WARE.
BOOKS, ETC.
'
Hand-made Zephyr Goods a
Specialty !
kdlesa variety of
f
FANCY AND USEFUL ARTICLES
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
Special I ml ucement*— llnaaell.

BEE
HIVE
306 Market Street.
Mauy special attrai uoi
in
UNDERWEAR
For Gent«, Ladies
el Children.
A large aud varied assortment
Of HOSIERY fora !!
GLOVES In LUI«* Thread
iu 1, 2, 3 :
i«l 4 baudn, ah
JERSEYS,
popular w ith the ladles
Our nock Of KU) OI.OVKS lb lramenw.
We have the largest »tuck of WOOL
COTTON FLANNELS
offered.
-ON—
BLANKETS AND COMFORTABLES,
We offer sptclal Inducemeut«.
R. L. RUSSELL
mvl-56-mwf
New Urea. (.ooaa, éu\, at Sharp«,
■yyiLLIAM B. SHARP,
Fourth and Market Sts.,
New Dress Goods
AT UKDUCED PBICV/4.
Colored and Dress Silks,
Direct from ttie Importer.
Cloths and Cassimeres
Tue largest stock
have ever offered.
—Also a full llue of—
Carpets and Oil Cloths,
Frei« It ouu to «XOI per yard.
WM. B. SHARP.
Fourth and Market Sts.
Prank James' Surrender.
AGENTS For the Illustrated I.Ives « n d
... adventure» of Frank andjease
WANTED-,"'"';" » nd Younger
outuw. b, A°V. "Ä
ïySÂÏ ' 4rc "u nl ° r their 0*1 d operations ror
2U year». In as many States and Terrltorlfs with
'KrM on o f ti»ed®ath of Jei«-, theïur'
rt.ndtT of Krank, and the prellmlnarU-u of hi«
tiïïhwrLw 5J7i r r of * ,u Jlctincut» for Munlcr and
Highway Robbery. Profusely lllu«tiatc«| with
engravings of the outlaw.- as hoys and men thiSt
yo«"f and mile children, the Ford
and Mothers engraved from actual photcirranlM*
A BONANZA FOR AGENT» ' r,? P À n
particulars and he convinced thm» thiVi-«f r fuI1
iaUhlc and profitable* 1 bouk putdu'hed Ä mo,t
tim«, send is . »tosee for ein?... 1 /» '
matlmoad jjlkma
HILA DELPHI A, WIL
MIMGTOX AND
LT1MOKE KAILBOAD.
OCTOBER, Kh, USA
Trains will tea*« Wilmington as follows for i
««Tert-ME!tR t.WK AK «. *IM B. m.
•U.«, i.ia, Ai,«Tri, •.M.LÄp.
Baltimore and Intermediate »talion*— 1.6* fa IT
10.00 a. m. «.00 p.m.
Baltimore and Bay Llne-4.07 p. a.
Baltimore and WMhln*lon-I.A 4.6* Ml t.ll
a. m. 1.00, »I.«, K.U0, «.57, 11.04 p. m.
Baltimore only— 1.0«, 10.00 a. m. IIM and
Train* for Delaware Division leave for:
Mew Castle— «.00, ». 10 a. m. 1.06, ».00, «.26 p. m
Harrtngbm and Intermediate stations-«. 10 a. m
1 . 06 , «.»ftp. a.
Delmsr mto intermediate sUtleas-«. 10 a. m.
1.06 p.m.
E
SUNDAY TRAINb.
Philadelphia and lntermedlatesUttoas-«.10a.m.
12.00 m: LA 7.», «.66. p. m.
Philadelphia and New York—«.OA 2.2» a. m. AIT,
«.H, 7. il p.m.
Baltimore and Washington—1.42, 4.61, A06, «.17,
a. m. 11.04 p.
Baltimore—1.06 a. m.
For further Information pas sengers are
ferred to the time tablee poettd at the depot.
49-Tralns marked thus: (•) are limited express
upon which extra fare is charged.
.Wffi'iÂSÎ* A "
CHAH
ETE AM* HIT LUTES.
OF TIME !
QHANGE
FOR PHILADELPHIA AT 7 A. M.
ON AND ATTER MONDAY,
OCT. 9»rn, THE STEAMER
SAMUEL M. FELTON
»
«
will Imv. French rtrert wharf *t 7.IS*, m.. Hook
st 7. so «. m. snd Chester »I «.10 «. m. and re
turning leavesPhiladelphia at 2 .15 p, in,
Far«* from Wilmington, 1ft cents; excursion
tickets 2ft cents. From Hook er Chester. 10 cents:
excursion linket». 1ft cents. Ticket« will b« sold
•n the boat good to return by theI\,W.A ILK. K.
on accommodation trains only, to Chester, »6
cents: l.lnwood tHook), 40 cents; Wilmington,
flOconts.
"ÜOR NEW YORK..
Electric Line ol Steamers
Balls from Kin« street wharf, Wilmington,
TUESDAYS.
THURSDAYS
and SATURDAYS,
at 2 o'clock, p. no., and and from Fier 14»
East River, New York,
MONDAYS,
!
WEDNESDAYS
and FRIDAYS,
at 4 o'clock, p. m. Freight carried as low
as by any other line. For rate»
apply to
ARIEL ABBOT. 8» boutb street. New York;
E. ANDREWS. Wilmington,Del. 6-22-tf-SO
ANCHOR LINE.
UNITED STATES MAIL STEAMERS
ball Weekly to and from
NEW YORK and GLASGOW, via LONDON
DERRY,
Cabin Paoaage, |60 to $80. Returns |U0 to |14G
Second Cabin,|40. Return Ticket«,f76.
Cabin passengers tmoked at low rates
Passenger accommodations are unexcelled.
on Main l>eck. Pas«engers book**
from Germany, Italy
A1
Staterooms
at lowest rates to
Norway, Sweden, l>euuiark, Ac.
For books of * Tou rs in Scotland, ' ' rates, plans,
Ac., apply to HENDERSON BROTHERR, Ne*
York, or SAMUEL F. BETTS, Adams Express,
Wllmlnxton
COAL.
AM NOW PREPARED TO DELIVE1
I
ALL SIZES OF COAL !
-or
SUPEP-JOK QUALITY FOR FAMILY UHF
—AT TUI—
AT THE LOWEST MARKET RATES !
All coal well screened i
put In cellars.
B. F TOWNSEND,
OFFICE A YARD, FOOT OF FOURTH ST.
AfT.'lephonlc communication with all parts
of the cltv. au» 12
gOMETHING NEW. «
Connellsville Cokel
Crushed for Family uae.
Egg, Stove,
Small Stove,
and Chestnut,
Comparing with corresponding Anthra
cite »ixe«, $7.00 per 2,000 pounds.
NO DUST!
NO ASH !
NO CLINKER !
NO WASTE !
HEAT INTENSE 1 . TRY IT I
Chas. Warner & Co.,
Market Street Wharf.
/
-1M
PEIRCE & COOK,
Heal Estate and Stock Brokers,
». «. CUB. SEVENTH ANU SHIPLEY
J. •tstk.ON PllHCI.
STB.
Kdoab H. COOK.
••P2ft"l-14
. K AKAMAKKH S HMOWK.
DAILY BULLETIN OF BARGAINS
THE 'OAK HALL VLAN FOU DECEMBER.
New Bargain Every Day.
A
Late buying of piece goods at close prices ami
brisk manufacturing enable us to carry forward thi
great bargain scheme.
>
AIN
MEN'
BARGA
NO. 1 FOR DECEMBER 5
S WINTER OVERCOATS at *10.00.
654
tL
assortment is still complete. About 40 fresh
coats ajldcd to-day.
BARGAIN NO 2. FOR DECEMBER (i
279 MEN'S WINTER SUITS at $12.00.
They are the strongest goods in our stock and
include the following :
Sawyer Diagonal, heretofore sold at -
Elm Spring, heretofore sold at
60 Warren Cheviot, heretofore sold at
Watch the papers for announcements, but
the goods to explain them.
107
$18.00
- 16.00
15.00
112
see
WAN AM AKER & BROWN
OAK HALL, SIXTH AND
PHILADELPHIA.
MARKET,
M IS VELLA NEU VS.
ATTENTION HOUSEKEEPERS!
BEDS! BEDS!
i.
8. 8. "Vandalia," 8d Rate, Navy Yard, N. Y.„ December loth. 1S79.
Commodore, Karl Knf/linh, IT. S. A r ., Chief of the lhirtau of Equipment
\Va*hinyton , J 0. C. 8ih : In obedience to your order« of Dceembar 8th. 1 beg leave to »
mit, herewith, the statement« to me of Lieut. Comma.ndf.k (J . F. F. Wii.de, Kxecu
./ Kecruiti
Officer of thiè vessel, in reference to the
PATENT ELASTIC FELT MATTRESSES and FILIAL
ThU «Ut«n|cnt la mode lu accordance with the Instruction« received at the tin.- the a
articles were Ueued to thi« ship for trial, with my approval of tilt' same.
"THE FELT MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS
were placed In the bertha of the ship ou the 241th day v>f Mart h lait, and have, tlicrcil
undergone a trial of something more than eight moo ths.
" The prêtent condition of the Mattre6«cs and Pfilows «ho#« that tin y relate tlivircj
lual elasticity unimpaired. The «urface of tho Kelt remain» eveu and smooth, wit*
having farmed into "lumps" or "knots" to the »> Ightest extent. In the tropical clitl
the Felt was found to be a remarkably nbo'i and com for tabic substance to lh* upiu.l
waa non-abojirbent of molaturc, cither fr\, m the body or damp atmosphere, and rental
sweet aud pure, anil free from the ally'„teat ubjctlouablc odor under all cuudltioitt "1
mospbore.
!
THE MAITRESSES AND BILLOWS
u
In oi»e room
Wtre alao found to bo free from vermin of all kinds, at all times,
there was a hair Mattreas in us c , the Officer occupying It was troubled with Lug w
despite all effort« to prevent the unnoyancq, but the Felt in every instance itmaimJ
against the fn-sts.
" As regards tiiê flotation qualities of the "Felt," I would make the following ni
e test made by me. A »ample or "model" Mattress, «ne foot long, ten lucker * e
five inches i[hick, wiigl'.ing one and onc-balf pounds in the aggregate, Uk
ticking at one entl wan cut away to permit the water to •■nake its way iu betw
of the Felt, if ''possible. A chain shackle, weighing twenty-five pounds, *
the model, r.,hich was then placed In the water. At the cwid of twenty Tour ^
hours, the upper side ol the model was still above the gurf.ico of the wat* r *'l ^
taken fYonii the water and examined, the model was found to weigh f< )Ur a, ' ^ ^
pounds gross weight, the greater part of which weight being can sed by th< " H
tho ticking had absorbed. The water hod penetrated the "felt'* only al *> ut
(Yu) of an inch.
mi tue»
ae in a Je ^
>ne*«
I would recommend the
PATENT ELASTIC FELT MATTRESSES a*d PIIJÆ
for the use of Officers of the Navy. My opinion is that the Felt is U»«' n,0fcl ' * a, '^
fortable atid durable substance for the purposes to which it is put, ever tri««l in '
and it is a most efllcieui Life-Preserving material as woll. All the <ifiiecrs *1 » <
using thru« Mattresses concur with me In this opinion, and I strongl y recotunicm
of these Mluttresscs end Pillows by the Bureau. "
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
[Signed] Richaud W. Meads, Commander L T . S. N., C.nnnia
Office,Navy Yakü, N. Y., Forwarded Dee. title IV
[Signed] W. W. Qceem, Captain CommamMng.
United iktatc« Commissioner of FUli and Fiahciics, WABmsoiON, !>• < •, •« u t-; " '
International FUln-L
Commanda nt'h
Dear Sir : It give« mo pieaaurc to inform you »hat at the
bition, recently held in Berlin, a Bronzed Medal w as awarded to you for \\
of Life SaVing- Mattresses, a s well also for it« supf riority over all articles fo r
and Pillows.
xhi
Your« respectfully
,£ Fislirriej
Si'ENCEK F. Baiud, Commissioner
!
-BOLD BY
*
JAMES MEG RATTE
MATTRESSES, BOLSTKKo adt*
Sole Agents Jor tho al>ove named
PILLOWS for the Stute <»f Delaware.
NO« 419 MARKET STREET,
Wilmington, Del.
nov3-lin-ro wf "^]J
CHEAT JOH
416 Market Street,
No.
<1«» extra Inducement« to the Irugal CHK ISTMAS BU^E^y,
|> lurchose eoods thut will sult a ■ pi' fvvl . have eni
« JUTLKKY, HARDWARE, VASES, L.AMIS (« | „
' there) and all articles that arc cither u«< uul or ornain
Will pay auyone,to call and learn pricev
O
Siri
Market
CHEAP JOHN, 4H>
Wilmington, Delaware.
YOU ARE INVITED^ TO CALL AND EXA-MIN
btock of
-MY
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'WARE,
WATCHES, CLOCKS
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