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PRICE ONE CENT.
, FRIDAY, MARCH 1«, 1883
WILMINGTON, DEJ
VOL. XI-NO. -270.
rlASOM ANV OHVAHH.
and
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PIANOS AND ORGANS
At FACTORY PRICES.
Von will SAVE 50 PER DENI, and ret a BET
TER PIANO or ORGAN by buyln# of F.
WAG NEK. Thla la a poaitlve feet, no mere
niilae. I w 111 aell you any
P'
PIANO or ORGAN
iiy make, folly w.rranted, for «0 PEB
fa NT. CHEAPER than .lMwh«re,
Pianos and Organs Promptly
Tuned and Repaired.
The BEST INSTRUCTION riven In all musical
Instruments*
Of
jr. A-GrlSTER,
726 Market Street.
WILMINGTON. DEL.
Ixnas
A.MVHEMENTH.
MUNI) OPERA HOUSE,
MAHON 1C TEMPLE.
G
ul Charity Gift Gc
- BENEFIT OF THE ORPIIANaS—
Saturday Evening, March 17,
Eminent Vouai Talent.
I'kof. Wehman, Director,
-AhsIhUmI By
FIRST REGIMENT BAND,
C.
I'mlur the direction of Prof. Hyatt.
>'CLOCK.
» ONCKRT COMMENCES AT 8
ntH. AiIiiiIbhIou tluketH
by the payment of 1 »
h Jt Co'h, roiiiinenrlnK
8 o'clock a.
Tick
• I fu
at C. K. Thoma*
•lay. March 14th, at
Weill
in 13
HELP WANTED.
A GOOD PIaUMBRR.
ALLEN HPEAKMAN.
618 Shipley afreet.
\\T ANTED. —
it Apply to
mis-at
POM SALE.
i;OR SÀLE~—L5ÔÔ SHARES
T ( A PITA I, STOCK of the Baxter Mountain
Gold MIiiIuk Company at per ahare, will sell
all or».art. Address *'K"
Till» OFFICE.
OR SALE OR RENT.—STORE ^AND
DWELLINGS. K. cor. Third and Madison
JAMES MONAGHAN,
beeoud and Jetferaon.
OF THE
3 - 1 * ;
1
pOK SALE.
100 Acres of Standing Timber.
(Jhl.fly YELLOW lMNlC.ml MAPLE,
one mile of railroad and three mile* of
water, and adjaeent to other large and fine tract*
of Umber land the growth of which la likewiae on
the market. For particular* a* to location, price,
terms, etc., addreM,
sept22-«l, wA*-lf
GAZETTE OFFICE.
PUBLIC HALES.
J M BLIC SALE
-OF
1« Finely located Building
Lots.
the Court House, in
public sale
I will sell
hi^ city.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1883,
at 2 o'clock, p. m.
Sixteen bnlldlng lot*. These lots
healthy locution, In close proxliuDy
idoiihofC. W. Weldiii, Alexander II
W. II
in n fine
the
Churl«*
-1
•I other
und, .1. T. Gause
The lot*
Tkiims : ao j»er cent, cash
oil, the balance payable lu bankable notes, with
idorsers at three and six months.
Any person buying the whole square from Fifth
to 8lxth ean let half of the purchase money lay
for 2 's, years, secured by mortgag«, the bal une
payable as above. THUS. M. OGLE.
DhakkA Co., Auct. mlJMt
at grade,
ooit as k
\\
• b
•ke
jHJBLIC SALE
REAL ESTATE.
—or—
the premises.
Will lie sold at public sale,
Saturday, March 17, '83,
At 8 o'clock, p. in.
The threc-storv brick house, NO. MW MAD
ISON STREET,'in the city of Wilmington, with
six rooms, having a front of 16 feet on Madison
Htreet, by a depth of 50 feet. The house Is In good
order, centrally located, and could be easily con
certed into a store.
Attendance will be
nowi
given and te
place aforesaid by _
THOMAS It. LALLT.
Agent to effect the «ale.
the lime and
nitwit-*»
q'RLSTEES' SALE
A -or—
REAL ESTATE !
der of Orphans' Court, the subscrl
will sell at public auction
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 1888,
at 3o'clock, p. in.,
Under
h
on the premises, on the Wilmtagton ami Phila
•h'l|>hta turnpike, about 2, 1 * mil«-.« from Wilming
ton, In ltramlywiim hundred, thé home fern» of
the late William It. Wehlln, deceased, consist
ing of about in acres with n stone dwelling house,
and frame barn and other out-buildlngs
>n. The situation Is one of the best In the
mud red. It would make a good truck farm or
desirable country home.
At Uie same time aud place a lot of marsh land
in Cherry Island of about 6 acres. Terms at sale.
LURE ft EMMONB,
Trustees.
ing. &t
MXCUMBiONS.
RAYMOND'S
VACATION
EXCURSIONS
all THAVKLINU expenses included.
—Third Amiuul—
Colorado aud
California Tour.
A party illmlte«! In numbers) will leave Phila
*l«*tpi»ia, (THURSDAY, APRIL
manu trip of80 days, through the
GREAT WEST, KANSAS, COLORADO,
NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA,
NEVADA, UTAH. WYOMING, NE
BRASKA, BTC.,
different rout«* going ^
with nuiiipidu» «tops by th«* way and side exettr
d hi A 'i' | f no **** nt| 6 trip to The Yoseiuite Va ley
A conductor and two as»i*tanta will be In charge
or the party.
, *******P*• registration U desirable as a large
ILÏîPa r "»»es U already enrolled, aud tho-ltst
w ui be closed when the limit is reached.
«end or call lor u descriptive program of NO
Pagen, which gives full particular».
H. f. SHIELDS.
it« ,.836 Chestnut street, Philadelphia.
Q.uiiasutal RV * 4 %*al7»«i
19, 1888, for a
uv
it returulng; aud
in
C. A. SPENCER.
Kwrnva and unreserved i
Public sale of STAPLE
and FANCY DRY GOODS.
Our lease expiring on March I
25th, and the store having been
rented to other parties the bal
ance of our stock will be ol-.
fered at public sale on TUES
DAY, March 13th, at 2 p. m.,
and continue every afternoon
and every evening at i.uUI
o'clock, also WEDNESDAY
and SATURDAY mornings,
at 9 a. m. until the entire
ator-lr is «nid Dnrimr thp
SlOCK IS som. jjurmg Uie
hours that the auction sale IS |
not in progress, the store will
ho nwn ns îiciinU dav and PVi»
De open as usual, aa> ana eve
ning, for the inspection of goods
at private sales. The Stock is
i 1 , I
new, fresh ana desirable, and
. . .] 1 I
COntainS no old shop*WOm I
1 n i •_j ^ ,i i . • I
£0008 of any kind, as the DU81
& . . J t , «
ness has been started within
the last two years, and every I
dollar's worth of goods bought
. , . , • ° «
Within that time. An excel- I
. _ ,|
lent opportunity for dealers and
the public generally to secure
1 fir j i . i ,1 • I
unquallhed bargains at tneir I
£3 1 . I „„„
own prices. Sale to be con
ducted by L. W. Stidham &
- ,
Son, auctioneers. |
C. A. SPENCER,
700 Market Street.
m 10.12, IS, 18. 17-8«
TAILORING.
POPULAR STYLES
—FOR—
883-SPRING-1883
We now have on exhi
bition all the newest
styles to be worn this
season, as published by
the best authority on
Fashion ; also a large
selection of Spring Goods
for Dress, Walking and
Business Suits, also Spring
Overcoats.
We can but remember
and gratefully acknowl
edge our obligation to
those who have so liber
ally supported us in the
past, and promise to the
best of our ability to merit
this coming season a
larger share of patronage
than ever before.
No trouble to show
goods. Come and see
us. Yours,
FERD CARSON,
-MERCHANT TAILOR
No. 515 Market Street.
feh22-tf _
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FOOD FLOUR.
rpiIE GREAT
FOOD FLOUR.
Manufactured bv new processes, and contains
all those essential food constituents demanded for
the relief *f disorders of the digestive, nervous,
Ä'vHÄ I
natural results of excessive mental ami physical I
labor, coupled with.»»npanlpn^le Ignorance or I
carelessness In regard to all the principles under-I
lying sustenance of hotly and preservation of I
health. I
-SOLD BY
J. J. SMITH,
FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STS.
EASTER ! EASTER !
MARBLED
D _ a I
Y K S !
Twenty-second and Market I
Cf« Ninth ward I
The Bast Wines, Liquors and Cigars and the
Best Beer in the city constantly on^ hand. Fine
lunches a specialty. aGMAYER
FRED. HAUMAïisn,
F
TT y TTXTT/~YVr TJr\T1?l
GrRAND U-NIUIN XIvJ-L XjIj
I European Plan]
and RESTAURANT,
OPPOSITE THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPOT,
Wilmington, Delaware.
This hotel U a new building, entirely newly
furut.lied m a moat elegant style, and oner,
Md*e r itablreflret""M.'atXdrpVlce.,
TIRNRY BLOUTH,
" R
EGG
ENTIRELY NEW. VERY PRETTY.
PERFECTLY HARMLESS. EASY TU USE.
3 Bottles Make
10 Beautiful Marbled Colors.
Z. JAMES BELT,
Sixth and Market Streets,
WILMINGTON,
DELAWARE.
QREEN TREE HOTEL,
ley
NO
a
feb!4-S-14
Proprietor.
febl9-ly-l4
notices.
I^OTR*
Persons having money to in-1
vejt either in sma n or w e
, , . .
to the,r advanta * e b ? a PP 1 > in ^
PEIRCE & COOK,
I
».wo», seventh « shipley stb.
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N <njç. a^
tM HEAI.l) A CO.
-- -- - - -stone
^OTIGE. I
T HO*uh H.Moamso» 1 ln Chancery.
W«. Moekihom, h. al. I In Partition.
And now««^.hl. M A.
àm.ùTît orjamaiMarUii. e«i* sheriff of *n«.
Ä'TMJÄ' n .nd U ÄÄÄ ,
four of tin* defendant* in this «-au»?, have uo I
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ance^havtn?been e7iterwTfor the saîdJobn Vor- I
risen, Ellen Morrison, Ellen C. bmtIiod and I
William Morrison at the return of the summons I
Issued ror them. It Is thereupon, on motion of
John H. Rodney, Esq., aolleltor for the petl
SiSJ &ÄÄS
^,îJrtlOT l llt*8hïi"ib»ni n i,! l< bôvwr t a on*F > r , ulày*
ZlZ'! , h , ;^ v ^'''r.:vtTu„ir'i,* h l re
premises In the |K*tltlou described should noth*
made seconding to the prayer thereof, or that the I
petition will be taken pro conflMao as to the said j
M , ô l rrl»ôîi 0 ao<f\&iu6«ÎMorrt»n? 0r And ,1 ihe , Rè«"
paper published In Wllintnvton, for the period I
of thirty day» preceding the .aid noth day Of I
March, A. U., usa.
M HOUBMAM. Be«. O. C. 1
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LICENSE APPLICATIONS.
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INI «..»AU'kTBiu 'r JALUö MBMinu, I
J. F TIIEOMNEHol the house situated at the I
8. W. corner Fifth and Monroe streets, In the |
Third ward of the city of Wilmington, county of
Newcastle Sts^o/fcelaw^ In embaume
Assembly, In such case made and provided, do
hcrehy give notice that ! »hall apply In writing „
.VliV'ÏMK'iV; or t7;;Ti'ti^ !;rr„'V;;;
New Castle eouuty, on MONDAY, the7th day of |
May, A. D , 18H3. being the next term of «aid
court, for a license for said house as an Inn or .
tavern, 'orthe «ale therein of Intoxicating Ihiuors I
In less quantities than ohe nuart, to he drunk on I
iï e nSÂ , nt; n o d rffi^i!| OW J:£| , î^ , !S!îd C |î!e'
said application, viz :
•I. M. Crumllsh, James O'Neill, I
Patrick Monaffhan Th^ E^wîèr
Jacob w. Hill* * win. H.'Gordon, I
K. Abberger, Lewis Hamerer,
J?c!'wta*l'è!w&th, jtttt."'
J. E. McEiweo, John J. Muiiiu.
U. R. Lightcap, Daniel W. Mullln, i
Jnm imrnll, pTj. KllSJy!'™"'
ftam'l J. Kiinn, It. Templetnan. I
C "" rt ' JACOB MBBB1NO. I
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TO INVESTORS!
A
amounts .will learn something
with the
PROFESSIONAL CAROS.
JJR. C. J. MURRAY.
Eleventh and King Streets.
(Office entrance on Eleventh street.)
Office hour«, 7 to 9 a. m. 12 to 2 p. in. 7 to
- — 3-1 «-8m-8
FÖHN C. COLE. I
ll I
NOTAUY PUBLIC, AND JUsTic* or THE I
PEACE. I
Maria Building, No. lot We*t Btxth street .Tele- I
ntaoue call, ------- *1-12-6
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QANIEL H. FOSTER,
ATTOBWEY-AT-LAW .
ROOM NO. II EXCHANGE BUILDING
(Seventh and Market streets.)
mri-io
DEL.
WILMINGTON.
J^R8. J. N. A. J. B. HOBENSACK,
Those afflicted with theeffecuof SELF-ABUSE I
t?c"fuU C >! E IA *J Z b T HOBÎ^B&i 0 or mT
Second Btreet. Philadelphia, either by mall or by I
, during the hour« ol'S*. in to 2 p. m., and I
Ad& "fa*. WBüioever »lioulil know bl. eon* I
•lltlon and the way to Improve It should read I
"WISDOM IN A NUT-SHELL." I
receipt ■ f ihre, -cent »'snip.
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HHEUMAT18 M,deafness and CHKONIC 1
D IS eases j
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Se it
PU4-1-14
J^AURA E KOXBURO,
230 EAST LIBERTY ST.
I Can cure all kinds of diseases by laying
I hands by the power ol* electricity.
Ctu furnish best of reference.
^A specialty.
of
The following sales are announced by L. |
In prices. Fine retouched cabinets reduced I
from $5 per dozen to $3 per dozen. Card 1
photographs finely retouched, reduced from 1
$2.50 per dozen to $1.50 per dozen. T. G. |
Holland, photographs, main gallery, 307
Market street; branch gallery, No. 4 East
Third street, where they make a specialty of
The only tin-type gallery in the
8TIDHAM & SON'» HALES.
I W. Stidham & Son :
I March :
I 21. Garrett & Furrey, city,
l)a . w llanos French atmet citv
I M. Mrs. lianes, French Street, City,
I 26. Sill & Bailey, Red Lion, Pa.
ThotographH Reduced
a
tin-types.
city.
I Foot Injured. I
Milton Lackey h»d bis right footpatnfully
Injured one day thla week by a large piece
1
The trial trip of the steamer Felton yee-1
terday was very satisfactory. I
Letters testamentary were granted yester- I
day on the estate of Jacob Galfoway and
one of the first ever produced In Wilming
ton. The Opera House should be crowded. I
.. , . 5_ . .-«««» »K« I
The ll^it from Wie uro fi ^r«iainiv um n iu I
town bridge last night was plainly seen ta
this city, a distance of 30 miles as the crow I
I Epworth Sunday school will mate their
I annual excursion to Andalusia ra. on Thure- I
I d*y 14th on the steamer John A. I
I Warner. I
I Th® engine of the Washington fire |
I com P ftn y ha8 P lace( ? ln the Friendship
i englne h while repairs are being mad a
« in the building of the former company. I
I k. W. Stidham and Son sold for Norris I
I Wilson, Brandywine hundred, yesterday, I
I the following : horses,$400, $275, $250, $165,
J $144 ; three-year-old colt, $163 ; two-year- I
0 ld colt, $L31 ; one yearling, $72 ; cows,
I from $50 to §86.50.
I The Madison Street Stable Company or-I
1 ».„(zed last evening aud elected the follow
■ officers; President, Tllghman Johnson :
SÄretary and Treasurer, John P. Doughten ;
I Executive Committee, C. E. Dubell, Johu
1 Taylor, W. 8. Quigly.
of timber falling upon it.
LOCAL, LACONIC8.
SBWRlLßCHEME KILLED
the
on
the
COUNCIL MERELY ADOPTS "A
SYSTEM."
N0 W0M 1,0BE EVEFTHOUGHT OF
Buttonwood, and adversely on the petition
Corf?" Co"Ä, w ™Ä
that the condition ol Market street where
ESM» T-jSSW.*»»
Inehe* of «tone and dirt and not enough
wouM be obtained to make a pike.
The report recommended that Council meet
»IJ^ttdaV^tem^n® 1 ThfÄ
with the exception of the sugirestlon fora
Ineetl „ Ki waaVdoptcd, The Finance Com
uilttee reported an follows:
, committee report the following bid.
for the sinking fund loan for $12,000, au
tborized to be funded March 19 , isas:
Elliott, Johuson & Co., $110 17-100; Gi
rard Life and Trust Co., $108%; John Mc
nevltt «|(»fr R P Gibbons $108* Sarah
to* .* «??*. 1 * '
Ann Fell, WO, at $10.»,
Jf"l« 1 "' par;
Your committee recommeud the giving of
Æ iSf"™?
U0 17-100, thus obtaining 1220 40-100 pre
mlum for the city, making about 4% per.
* (ntereat
Your committee congratulate tills Couu
Sï btoÄboVEv
credit of our City which la brought about by
the faetthst our bonded indebtedness Is In
excellent shape and under the workiug of
tbe , tnkluK fGnd scheme our bonded debt Is
being paid without appareut burdeu upon
our tax-payera.
Mr * Ea « tburn ^ ave uot,ce that he would.
^ subsequent meeting, introduce an ordi
_1 _ .! _i.
nance regulating navigation in the Christiana
I—the depth of the water and the size of
vessels to pass^through Marketstreetbrid g e.
The Clerk then read a portion of the re
„ ort ,,f t |, e Committee on Sewers, printed
copl,.» of which were fnnilshed the men,
bers.
. . . _ , . .
the first to the twenty-fifth line, be adopted.
I M r> Paynter asked for a copy of the re
port, declaring that he did not know what
he was expected to vote for.
I At the suggestion of Mr. Talley the por
tion was re-read. That gentleman moved
I to amend by striking out the following
words: "and we urge the execution as soon
as practicable of that porUon of the work
mentioned as the Central District, compris
i u( r the intercepting sewers along
Brandywine from Rattlesnake run, and
I along the Christiana from Shipley run, with
I
Mr. Bailey did not understand, aud said
It looked to him
system he deemed altogether imp
He thought the work could be d
cheaper than by the plan proposed.
Mr. Talley said the question was whether
I the system should be adopted or not.
' Nothing was said about doing tbe work
A Supplementary Report Thrown Asldi
The Report of the Finance Com
mittee.
At tbe regular meeting of City Council
lut evening the Water Committee reported
favorably on the petition of George W. Bush
and others for water pipe on A street near
at
He
of
lot
0.
Lewis Fel
H. F. Pickels,
it
Mr. Talley moved that the part read, from
b
an entering wedge to a
rac tie-able.
one much
yet.
I M r - Eastburn thought Mr. Talley was
I right and the report ought to be adopted.
I Mr. Talley said the city wanted a system
I by which to build sewers. They had been
I building sewers without any plan and it
wasn't advisable.
I Mr. Paynter thought the system was a
I good one aud he was prepared to support
I the report, leaving the question for action
I open for a future day.
Mr. Garrett asked whether the present
I sewer could be worked in with the new
I system if desired.
I The 25 lines, with the exception of the
I five stricken out, were adopted by a vote of
I 11 to 9, and are as follows :
I " Your committee, after very careful de
I liberation, recommend the adoption of the
pi»» 1" the f « p0 H' ïïi t h C nT r '
I age of Wilmington, of Mr. Rudolph lleriug.
I \ luon g the numerous very clearly stated
I roMous I» the report lor the necessity of
I sewerage 6y*»tem we would especially call
I your attention to the one relating to the
preservation of the purity of our .Muhin*
I water. The intercepting sewer along
I the Brandywine, from Rattlesnake run
I to its temporary outfall at. the
I mouth of this river, would re
I ceive all the house, brewery, and other
I sewerage, and the subsoil drainage from the
I northern slope and from the cemetery, at
I once relieving the race from the impurities
1 now flowing into it, and which mu6t in
j crease year by year as the slope becomes
more densely populated. Another very Im
portant point made is the sub-drainage of
the lower levels and the spriugy soil in some
of the higher points of the city by means of
draiu-tiles independent of the sewers laid
| while the work is progressing and which
discharge at intervals into the sewers
through the man-holes. The effect of the
sub-drainage will be to lower the water ta
ble below the cellar bottoms, thereby ren
dering healthy many houses which have
hitherto been otherwise. In addition, your
committee believe that the Christiana would
I he relieved of many tons of insoluble matter
1 which Is now washed into It iVom morocco and
1 other manufacturing establishments aud
| which would be excluded from the pipes of
of
a properly inspected sewerage system.
The remainder of the report

out.
A supplementary report was then pre
follows :
sented by Mr. Talley aud read
I Your committee on sewprs desire to call
your attention to the fact that our drinking
water should be protected from sewerage as
1 well as from sub-soil drainage; and as your
committee is of the opinion that our supply
of drinking water must be obtained from
its present location for many years to come,
yee-1 they beg leave to recommend that the inter
I cepting 6ewer designed by Rudolph Hering
I au ^ lal< ^ '* 0 î' r, l tlie P iot prep ar- ed by him
be construct^ from a point east of the Hour
oTysAy.)
I Your committee believes $7^,000 would
I he ample for this purpose and would recom
iu I mend that the Law Committee introduce a
ta (n the prel|eut LegUlftture the
I , lme elpireB for the introduction of such
j^venty-ilve^houBand ^u'am^tTC.OO^'for
I Bald gewer construction or as much as shall
A. I ^ re quired to complete the same, provided
I it shall not exceed the above amount—
fire | $75,000.
Y our committee further recommends that
a the pr0 po8ed sewer shall not be constructed
I or bouds sold without two-thirds major
I ty of the whole Council concurring. The ob
I ject 1« to have the authority while the Gen
e ral Assembly is in session, so if it should
I be deemed advisable to construct the same
within two years your honorable body could
do bo without being compelled to await th«
or-I convening of the General Assembly. Your
committee also recognizee the fact that be
: fore the said sewer could be constructed
; there would occur an election for Council
I meu, aud the people would have au oppor
I tuulty, by their voice at the ballot box, to
either assent to or condemn the within re
commendation*.
Your committee have labored with tflW
sewer scheme with caution and considerable
research and would, after fully hearing all
the arguments pro and con, fully recom
mend that as so'Mi
on the construction .of the system prepared
and which Is now filed in the office of Chief
Engineer of the surveying department, and
that all sewers that may be constructed in
any part of the city be laid out and con
structed to conform to the said plaD so when
the same becomes completed It will com
pose one Well regulated system.
Respectfully,
the city can, It enter
Chaki.i» W. Tallbt,
D. J. Menton,
F. B. F. Miller.
Committee.
Mr. Talley moved to adopt the report and
spoke in its favor, and said tbe people
would have a chance to express themselves
at the next election.
Mr. Bailey objected to the report at
leugth, on the ground of Impracticability.
He said it was Impossible to put a sewer
across the Brandywine, and wanted to see
the end of the scheme proposed.
Mr. Talley moved to postpone action on
the report temporarily to allow the election
of a City Auditor's clerk.
Mr. -Blake moved to amend by Indefinitely
the report. The
postponing all action
amendment was rejected by the following
vote: Yeas— Abele, Bailey, Blake, Denny,
Grubb, McKenna, Quinn, Shaw—8 : nays—
Baugh, Eastburn, File, Garrett, Johnson,
Menton, Miller, Moore, Paynter, Smith,
Stevenson, Talley, Conrad—13.
Mr. Talley's motion w
Samuel Chambers and Edwin Hirst were
nominated for City Auditor's Clerk. A bal
lot was taken resulting as follows: Cham
bers, 11; Hirst, 4; William Curry, 1; blank,
0. There being no choice auother ballot
was taken which resulted: Chambers, 19;
Hirst, 1; Curry, 1; blank, 1.
Mr. Talley theu explained wbat the Sewer
Committee was asking for aud said if the
report was adopted it would still take two
thirds of the Council to push the work.
Mr. Bailey, he thought, opposed the pro
ject on general principles. The Sewer Com
mittee thought the matter was
one and would protect the Brandywine
water.
Mr. Bailey objected again to unnecessary
He thought the Water Coin
then carried.
important
expenses.
mlttee was protecting the drinking water.
He deemed the plau
ttve from beginning to end, and if adopted
the young generation could live to see its
fallacy.
JVCr. Eastburn called attention to filth in
certain portions of the city, aud wanted
Mr. Bailey 's reason for objecting.
. Bailey spoke again on sewers and
claimed that nature took care of the drain
age and sewage of the city, and he did nôt
want gases let loose in the city through pro
posed man-holes. It would not do to let
the sewage run into tbe Christiana, which
now is much polluted.
Mr. Paynter agreed with Mr. Talley that
it would be a long time before the pumping
station would be removed from its present
station. The $15,000 asked for by the
Water Committee would answer very well
for the purpose. The greatest sum of money
asked for was for water rights. He re
viewed the different plans proposed for mov
ing the pumping station, aud the amount of
money it would require. He thought the
attention of Council should be takeu from
the sewer system to the water matter. By
moving tbe water works up the Brandywine
the cost of pumping would be reduced from
over »«per million gallons to $1 and a little
over. He would therefore vote against the
sewer report.
.Mr. Talley agreed with all Mr. Paynter
said, and said the Idea of the Sewer Com
mittee was to catch what the Water Com
mittee missed. If the pumpiug station
could not be moved the water should be
protected. The plan proposed was to pro
tect the Brandywine and keep sewerage
out of the stream.
The supplementary report was defeated as
follows: Yeas—Eastburn, File, Menton,
Miller, Smith, Talley, Courad—7. Nays—
Abele, Bailey, Baugh, Blake, Deuny, Moore,
McKenny, Newell, Paynter, Quinu, Shaw,
8tevenson—12. Mr. Garrett refused to vote.
On motion the Committee
discharged.
The City Treasurer reported a balance in
bank of $41,971.81.
The Chief Engineer of the Water Depart
ment reported 21 men employed and a pay
roll of $231.75.
The Street Commissioner reported 14
men and four teams with a pay-roll of
$32.96.
The followiug petitions were received aud
referred : To opeu licald street from B
street to Garlshee's lane; to have market
ordinance so amended as to allow fish to be
sold from Tuesday to 3 o'clock Wednesday
afternoon, and from Friday to Saturday
evening at 9 o'clock, from April I to June
19; to loan $3,0(H) to the Phœnix Engine
Company; to loan $3,000 to the Water
Witch F'ire Company; Jacob Stuck, rebate
of $4 for overpaid water tax; for wati*
pipe on Tatnall street between Twenty
second aud Twenty-tbird streets; to use
Brandywine water from the city hydrants
for the purpose of sprinkling the streets.
A petition to place curb on Hazlet
street from Adams to Jackson streets was
grauted, the work to be done uuder super
vision of the Street Commissioner.
A deed of the Christiana Improvement
Compauy to the city of Wilmington for the
bed of Columbia Btreet was presented aud
received.
A communication was received from J.
V. Lawrence asking for information iu re
gard to certain streets in Browutown, as
to who were the owners thereof. Referred
to Law Committee.
Mr. Eastburn gave notice that he would
ordinance at a future meeting
proposed as defec
kil
Sewers was
preseut
concerning the erection of frame buildings
within certain limits of the city, and Mr.
Quinn gave notice that lie would also pre
sent au ordinance providing for the election
of an inspector of buildings.
Two resolutions were passed,one directing
the Loan Committee to ascertain and report
to Council whether the Western Union Tel
egraph Company was bound, by contract or
otherwise, to forward messages for city offi
cials free of charge; aud the other providing
for the printing of 500 copies of the market
ordinance, distribution to be in the hands
of the Clerk of the Market.
Orders were grauted as follows during the
evening: J. Eldrldge Pierce, $12.40; Patrick
Carberry, $75; John Collins, $55; sundry
bondholders for capital of city loan No. 6,
$12,000; same bondholders for Interest to
March 19, $277.85; same, interest from
March 19 to April 1, $24.
as
a
the
ob
th«
be
to
Levy Court.
At yesterday afternoon's session of Levy
Court Messrs. Mackey and Cheairs, the
committee appointed to examine the ac
counts of the Road Commissioners ol White
Clay Creek hundred, reported the accounts
correct. The »mount received was $3,955.0«,
and the expe
leaving » balance
accounts of the Jail Commissioners of
New Castle county were examlued and
approved by Messrs. Taylor and MahaHy.
They Bhowed expenditures for the year to
$2,S85'62. The bond of I. H. Foie, col
lector for New Castle hundred was presented
and approved. After making a large number
of transfers, the court, at 4.30 o'clock, ad
journed until 10 o'clock this morning.
Forepaugh's great ahow will exhibit in
thla city on April 23.
mlitures were $3,381.89,
The
of $573.20.
COL. FEBIGER'S LEAD.
HOW THE SENATE FOLLOWED
THE LEVY COURT.
LEGISLATIVE DOINGS AT D0VEE
The Townsend Bridge Bill Defeated by m
Unanimously Negative Vote—State Debt
Resolntlon Passed.
[Special correspondence of the Gazett. 1
Dover, Match 16.—The Senate defeated
the Third Street Bridge bill yesterday after
noon. Messrs. Bette, Cooper and Chandler
followed the lead of autocrat Feblger of the
Levy Court who came here and told them
not to pass it, and the bill, receiving the
negative votes of the New Castle delegation,
was also voted against by the Kent and
Sussex members. The matter came up
shortly after the meeting of the Senate,
when Mr. Cooper reported it unfavorably.
He at once took the floor and made a speech
argument—
against it, in which he held that the parties
had no legal claim to the money and denied
that the Legislature had any right to say
what the New Castle Levy Court should do
with its funds. He cited the fact that the
parties applying admitted that they
"legal claim" and read from the laws the
statement that the coxt of the bridge should
be amply secured by voluntary contribu
tions from private parties. He also claimed
that the parties had been amply reimbursed.
It was all a mere one-sided statement of
facts which have already been published aud
talked of from time to time.
Mr. Betts also opposed the bill lu a similar
wav, and Dr. Chaudler followed. The
gentleman from Mill Creek made some
amusing statements and arguments, among
which he said he was sorry aud couldn't
help It, and so on. If this bill was passed
the legislature would bp flooded with
claims for reim burse meut of a like
character. The people who contributed
mouey for Eleveuth street bridge would ask
for it to be paid back. Everybody who had
ever paid for opeuing a street or a road
would demand that the money be paid back.
The city of Wilmington was only waiting
for the establishment of this precedent in
order to swoop down with a petition and
demaud payment for ti.e Court House lot,
douated to the county. The Doctor said a
whole lot of other watery stufi like this, aud
then the vote was taken with tb^ result
already published.
This action on part of the New Castle
members is simply astounding. In the
fcce of a public expression of sentiment in
favor of the bill which is very general so far
as petitions and letters go, and which may
be taken to be almost unanimous among
thé people of New Castle county, in the
absence of any opposition, the three Sena
tors from New Castle county have ohoseu
to take a course which is plainly unjust and
unfair, and in which they have allowed
themselves to be led by misrepresentation of
the most biased character. In the posses
sion of Mr. Cooper, when he got up to
oppose the bill, were petitions from hundreds
of influential citizens aud heavy tax
payers, asking its passage, aud not
against it; aud he had to bunt through
the columns of a rumpled newspaper
to find the opposition of Colonel
Febiger's Levy Court to the measure. This
he read from the printed slip, and on that
he based his action. In addition to the loug
petition favoring the bill, was one from men
representing $10,000,000 of the property of
the city of Wilmington, including such
firms as the Jackson & Sharp Company, the
Harlan & Hollingsworth
Pusey & Jones Company, the
Wheel Company, Bowers, Dure& Company,
George W. Stone, George W. Bush & Son,
the Joseph Tea6 Company and a score of
others. Further
strong endorsement from Senator Bayard,
ex-Governor Hall and Charles B. Lore,
Esq., and a communication from J. Taylor
Gause, in which he endorsed the measure
with the fullest praise. Against these men
was Mr. F'ebiger and Mr. Febiger's Levy
Court, and Mr. Cooper thought his duty
was to tollow their rccommeudations,
(never transmitted to Legislature.) In this
lie seemed changed from the time when the
same body, meekly following Mr. FeWger,
attacked his little New Castle Court House
bill. Dr. Chandler had before him sufficient
evidence to confirm iu a favorable view even
such a wavering mind as his, aud Mr. Betts
went as he lias been from the first aud
influence could have chauged him even ii
the fullest justice of the claim had been
shown.
Throughout the whole course of the bill
in the Senate there seems to have been but
one influence against the bill aud that inllu
;ems to have beer, wielded by the
It can hardly be called
had uo
B
J.
as
, the
1 Car
Company
e Lobdéll
than that he had letters of
ence
Levy Court, with Mr. Febiger at its head.
Clerk Whiley of the Senate was sick to
day aud Joht)' C. Peunewlll was elected
clerk pro tem. Mr. Roe gave notice of
act to aineud an act authorizing the town of
Dover to borrow money. Bills were passed
as follows: to divorce Louisa Cummins from
William A. Cummins, to consolidate school
districts 124 and 10 Sussex county, to di
John C. Creadiek from his wife, and
vorce
to regulate the practice of pharmacy iu the
State of Delaware.
Bills introduced: House bills authorizing
the Clerk of the Orphans' Court of Kent
county to copy certain indexes (accom
panied with petition) relating to bastards;
for a stock law in Diotrict 106, aud parts of
Districts 84 and 54 Sussex county. Notice
was given by Mr. Roe of a bill to amend an
act authorizing the town of Dover to issue
bonds for certain purposes.
Two remonstrances were read from hotel
owners of Wilmington against the passage
of the bill forbidding owners of hotels from
procuriug a license for more tliau one house.
Report of the committee for the suppression
of malaria was read, which advised the
State Board of Health to take charge of the
matter.
or
the
6,
to
IN TIIE HOUSE.
In the House yesterday the Joint resolu
tion for the payment of witness fees In cases
of State election officers indicted in the
United Slates Court, aud not to pay Charles
B. Lore, Esq., counsel fees, as has been
charged, was passed without dissent.
House passed the bill proposing
ment to Section FT, Article 11 of the Con
stitution, empowering the Legislature to
pass auy kind of a general incorporation act,
by a vote of 14 to 4, it having been amended
not to apply to railroad and caual
companies. Other bills were passed as"'
lows : Requiring defendants in bastardy
cases to give $200 surety to free the
State from costs. For the copying
of records of the Kent Couuty Orphans'
Court; stock law for Districts 106,
84 and 54, Sussex county; incorporating the
Delaware Torpedo Company; supplement to
the act of the New Castle County Insurance
Company; iu relation to the repairing of
roads iu New Castle county; to chauge the
course of a road in Booadkiln hundred;
Senate bill annulling the marriage of Annie
and Thomas Gibbs.
Mr. Bates' resolution relating to the State
debt, laid
up and adopted,
careful
and the
Ways and Means will meet iu joint session
soot! to consider the matter.
Mr. Ulster presented a remonstrance
against the division of school district 62,
Sussex county. Notices of bills were given
y Mr. Jusiis, au act for keep
ing in repair the roads iu the towus of New
The
amend
EU
fol
the
ac
of
and
to
col
ad
in
The
rer from Wednesday, was taken
This matter Is receiving
{deration from the members,
imltteesol the two houses
as lollows:
Castle county; an act in relation to road
taxes io New Castle couuty? an act to amend
Chapter, 4$ Revised Code, ho as to euable
the Trustees of the Poor of Sussex county
to employ, a clerk. By Mr. Cooch to amend
the charter of the tov&i of Dover; by Mr.
Barlow an act to anuAd Chapter 392, Vol.
Iß, Laws of Delrtrti%;*fto as to make the
close of the suàMtt lor woodcock the same
for quail. Jty Mr. Lewis to divide
Miepillion hundred.
Mr. Justis introduced a supplement to the
charter of the Ddclc Creek Improvement
Company so as to ajjow a tjhange in location
of banks, &c. f
The following bills were read a first time :
House bills changing th&uourse of a road in
Milford hundred; relating to the plauting *
of oysters In Indian river and Reboboth
bays; stock law for district No. 43. Busse*
county; to change the course of a road in
Milford hundred; for the creation of a
school district, to be known as district No.
114, out ol parts of districts Nos. 1 and 114,
Kent county; to change the course of a road
leading Irom Farmlugto
The report of the Con
n to Bethel church,
mmlttee on Malaria,
stating that the matter was one properly
under she purW State Board of
Health, was adopted and the committee dis
charged.
The Senate bill araeftditg the charier of
Reboboth was laid on the table for the
present.
AN OLD lllUDGK GONE.
Burning of an Anoieat .Structure Crossing
the Schuylkill Klver.
Norristown, March 16. —The Ford street
bridge, crossing the Schuylkill at this place,
was destroyed by fire last, evening. The fire
was caused by the explosion of one of the
gasoline lamps used for lighting the bridge.
The explosion occurred about 9 o'clock, and
before 10 the s'rueture had fallen iuto the
river a buruiugmass. The bridge was eov
ered aud of frame, and was erected about
1850 by a chartered compauy. It was leased
by the Philadelphia aud Reading Railroad
Compauy, whose tracks • crossed
it, connecting the main line
with the Germautowu and Norristowu
brauch. The structure also iucluded a
carriage and footway. The toll-house at
the north end was Ignited, and despite the
efforts of the fireman was consumed. The
occupauts, consisting of Andrew MerriUeld
and family, got out safely, and the greatest
portion of their furniture was saved. The
burning of tiie bridge will seriously inter
fere with the business of the Reading Rail
road Compauy. The passenger traius run
ning into Ninth and Greeu streets from the
main line crossed this bridge, aud it was
used extensively for shiftiug. between Nor
ristowu and Bridgeport. The bridge was
composed of four spans. As ona after the
other toppled over, the scene was one of in
describable grandeur, excelling any pyro
technic display ever witnessed. The lire
shed its light over the whole town. Thou
sands ot persons lined the river banks
watching the rapid progress of the flames,
whose headway was so great from the start
that the firemen were utterly powerless to
check them.
The bridge was valued at about $30,000
and was leased by a company, of which
James Boyd, Esq., was president, to the
Railroad Compauy for
years. A free bridge across the
river at this place has been the subject
under consideration in Norrktown for the
past few weeks. Mr. Gowen has written
several letters expressing himselt as favor
able to the project, aud the Penueylvauia
Company have also been talking of giving
the matter their immediate attention.
As the Reading Compauy will be com
pelled to erect a new bridge iu order to
connect the maiu line aud branch, it is
thought that the free bridge movement has
received a healthy boom In the conflagration
of this evening.
UUSOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
Reading
A Meeting of the Employes of the Lat«
Samuel Harlan, Jr.
A meeting of the employes of the Harlan
ÙL Holliugfcworth Company was held in
front of the works last evening at 6 o'clock,
about 50J beiug preseut. James Carmichael
was chosen as chairman, and the following
vice presidents named : Edward Robinson,
George II. Carpenter, Lewis R. Findley,
FraDk Carbon, William Simmons, Bennett
Hazier, George Y.mng, Charles Wood, P.
G. \Ye.*t. Thomas Holt, E. II. Jelfersou,
R »bert Sh »kspoarc, Joseph Booth, Chris
topher Couden, John Cornish, David I Inyo.«,
Frank Hockey. Joseph MeVlakln, Wil.iam
George Carlisle Wil iam
and John C. R pperger
ll. Corn brook.
Li;
selected i
DenuibJ. Menton, El ward G
William noltou were apj
•e to draft
•ported the following, wide
Whkkbas. Uy the dispensât!
-idence
inmlt-r
series of résolu dons. They re
-read opted:
» of Diviue
recalled to mourn the loss of
>ithy and respected cittzouw ;
t-u
of
therefore, be it
Resolved, By the
vortn Company, that by the death of
Harlan, Jr.,
tu who
ploy es of the Harlan &
Rolling
Samuel
friend,
Ä
Resolved , That
hereby extended
the hour of their
Resolved, That
have lost a sincere
. hi.« ein
t hi.« memory
s endeared to
lor many years past
•ere and cherish.
most u
the afflicted family in this
bereavement.
truly sympathize wit Ii the
Harlan &. Hollingswort It Company Iu the loss of
their honored head, the President of said ©<
pany.
Resolved, That by the death of Samuel Har
lau, .1 r , this community has lost one of its most
enterprising and exemplary citizen*: a man of
untarnished reputation, whose name will he
handed down to future general ions os one whose
example they should be proud
Resolved, That a copy of the foregoing reso
lutions be published in the daily
city and that a copy of the saine
to the bereaved family.
est sympathy Is
imitate.
imper.« «d thin
he forwarded
The meeting adjourned to meet at the
works at 1 o'clock this afternoon to attend
the funeral of Mr. Harlan.
All the shops of the company will he
closed to-day.
New Theatre Opened.
The Gem Variety Theatre was opened last
eveuing at Fifth and Walnut streets, iu the
old McCullough building, which had been
fitted up on the second floor with a stage,
foot lights, etc.
iug was only advertised by word of
mouth aud a few local notices iu the news
papers the place was jammed, about 500
meu aud boys forming the audieuce, at 15
aud
number of persons
gain admittance. Although
and the surroundings
crudest kind, and the performers of the very
cheap variety class, the audience appeared
delighted. The entrance to the "Theatre"
is on Fifth ßtreet, the door opcnin&r into the
room being elu.-c to tbe stage whieh is also
ou the Fifth street end of the building.
1'bere is uo doubt the place will be well
patronized aud a new program is promised
e.'ery week. As a dangerous place in case
ol tire tbe "theatre" as now arranged is
pre-eminently a success.
to
to
of
62,
Although the open
25 ceuts
head. A large
vere uuable to
play
were of the
the
Police essen.
At last.eveulug's session of police court
Mrs. Jenuie Watson, for disturbing the
peace and quieL of a neighborhood by the
too free use of her tongue,
50 cents aud costs. William II. Rey
nolds, for selling liquor to minors
on March 13th, was held lu $200 hail
for his uppearuuce at court. At this morn
ing's sessiou Michai l O'Brien, guilty ol a
push cart drunk, was fined $1 ami rusts.
Due ordinary drhuk at 5u ceuts c
the list.
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