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H . r er ♦ o G \ G & (t 5K e St the FM <><Be* M *1 l«u Enl a oçl PRICE ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DEL., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1888. VOL. XII--NO. 175. f~:é, AMUSEMENT*.** ,,KAHüorttAHO &MW|A (J A NOTABLE EVENT. i-ohititBly foro** mo ht only. to Monday Eve'g, Nov. 19, 1883. A ppearancs of the Popular Comedian, JOHN E. OWENS, Ills trat appeavBnee in twe years, supported by S LATIN'S Comedy Coûtant ! la the Comedy-Drama, COOKE'S CORNERS. j. E. OWENS aa UEECKIAH PEEK INS. Price« as usual, seau A Co.'s No. «I Market sale at O. F. Thomas novl5-4tS0 street. WANTED. \trANTED. — YOUNG MEN AND >> LAUimTO LEARN tel., r" DU I-, day etelilnff. P. A N. .1. Telegraph, Main OBloe, t In'.lnut street, I'hlls. , P». Branch alee, Market street, Wilmington. norivtf ly SITUATIONS WANTED. TIT ANTED.—A MIDDLE-AGED WO VV MAN WISH*H » sltn.tlo. »■ chamber timid and to do general bousewor' . Apply at nor 16-311 108 HABBISON oTB EXT, NIL REWARD 9. DEWARD. —A REWARD OF FIVE Iv II II NI IKK * DOLLARS I. hereby offered for the arrest and apprehension of Collingsworth 1-. Hallett who escaped from Jail at Georgetown, pel.. aUer midnight Bunday morning, deacrlp : hlght about live feet ten Inches, rather e, high che« k bones, v ice peculiar, fine and cracked, brown hair and small dark eves, sharp chin false upper teeth. CHAB. C. BTUCKhlY, Governor. tli M WOK RENT. 1'OR RENT.—TWO SMALL HOUSES X BT 0*0. W. BRIGHT, iiov»4f __617 M arket zireot. VOR RENT.—PABT OF HOUSE TO A 1 SMALL Amlly.^^ TATNALL MTRErT. EUR SALE. you BALE. Willow Glen Farm & Mills, CHESTFR fJOUNTY, FOR 8ALF. one mile from Pocopson ''tatlon, W.4N. R. three miles from Fzlrvllie, ou P. A B. C. K. ontalulnz about to acres and SO perches, very '.*iu live land. < have Just been rebuilt; wheel and Iron flume If Till* Grist and Maw Mill Lo furnished with d with other new machinery. !ih doulile Htone Farm House has been newly fed with slate and painted, and th«i Miller's and Tenant House put In good repair, rangements could pronably be made with «•sent miller on shares. I he pr» se .1 owner desires to sell because unaMc spare sufllclenttbi.c from other buslne«» to properly attend to th- plaee, but If not sold In a >rt time, will withdraw It from the mark* t and for fanning and milling departments. THOMAS KI.KINTOn, 17 Booth Front street, Philadelphia. P 11 . l> kll« it r rung«* AI ply to novl7-3t«lA2tw pOK SALE. 100 Acres of Standing Timber. i'lllcfly YELLOW PIMK.nd MAPLE. three miles of Within one mile ot raiiroaa water, and adjacent to oth r large and fine trai ts ol timber land, the growth or wliicb Is likewise rket. For particulars as to location, etc., address GAZETTE OFFICE. on tUe p ssajs» rUBLIU SALES. TRUSTEE'S SALE 1 -OF - REAL ESTATE. The Hiihscrlber», by order of the Court of the 8t»te of I>elaware, will sell at Wlimlugton, Chancery the « «»lift House, Iu tbo city of Thursday, November 22,1883, AT 3 O'CLOCK P. M., the following real estate, situate In the city of WllmlDftou. No. ». Lot with a two- tory brick dwelling hereon (known as No. 1225 * atnall street), iiy 85 «'eet. Lot with a three-story brick dwelling house thereon, (known as No. 605 West Filth street, ) 21 feet by 100 feet. Roth > f th se proper les are desirably located uioi u . iu good coudtlon. ferma at sale. LOBE A EMMCNH, Trustees. • 2 ■ I No 2. \ 17-is DANCING. pROF. A. S. WEBSTER'S SELECT DANCING ACADEMY, MASONIC TEMPLE, WILMINGTON, DEL. 1883 —SEASON OF —1884 COMMENCING MONDAY, BEPTEMBEU 10. GENTLEMEN'8 CLASS-Monday and Thurs 10, commencing Septem «lav <-vt-nlug» from 8 ber 10 . 1 AD! VS' AND' HILDREN 'BCLAB8-Th«irs Bat unlay <la aft ruoon from S to 6, ana sit* no m 1 oin 3 to 6, commencing Saturday ait« moon, September 15, at 3 o'clock. 8 pec I it I » entlon given to tnztnintinfr chil dren, who receive my personal supervision. The greatest care 1» exerctseil to make them grace ful ami proficient dancers. AH new dances will be introduced as .soon they are issued by tbe association. SCHOOLS, SEMINARIES *r PRIVATE CLASSES. I.a.Ues and gentlemen desiring to form private ;,8ses in tbe ctlyor out of town ,ho Id corner tiractlc.b e, for choice ot Clf ith : oon «lay». K«»r terms, circulars, etc., apply toH. K. Ro ll* II... No. 710 Market street ;at iny resident » 503 West Third street, or by mall aif Taumle, DRUGGISTS. PRESCRIPTIONS ! —A SPECIALTY.— Medicine must be carefully and accurately compounded, Irom fresh, pure and reliable drugs by competent persons. iSuperior facilities from long experience, skilled assistants, and extensive variety of stock. Three graduates in Pharmacy employed; five qualified assist* ants. Z.JAMES BELT, -PHARMACIST Cor. Sixth aud Market Streets, / «ASH READY FOR MORTGAGES IN Y > LA KGB AND small amounts. MEALD A CO. Jiovl*- 2 w JM WELKT. BULLETIN NO. 1. For a fine Gold or Silver Watch we offer gTeat induce ments during the holiday sea son. Every watch guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction. We sell on a close margin for cash. Call and examine. MILLARD F. DAVIS, NO. 9 EAST SECOND STREET. BULLETIN NO. 2. The largest line ol Clocks in the State, and at prices to suit everybody. We make a spe cialty in this line and have a choice assortment; new and novel designs. Prices positive ly the lowest. MILLARD F. DAYIS, NO. 9 EAST SECOND STREET. BULLETIN NO. 3. ft Our (election of Jeweliy of every description has been made with great e re, and we are prepared to offer all the latest novel and unique designs at prices ranging very low for the quality of goods offered. It will pay you to examine before making purchases. MILLARD F. DAYIS, NO. 9 EAST SECOND STREET. BULLETIN NO. 4. Having added many im provements to my store I am showing a choice line ol Silver ware, which is well worth ex amining. One glance at the stock is sufficient to convince the purchaser that it is new, cheap and reliable. MILLARD F. DAYIS, NO. 9 EAST 8ECOND STREET. COAL. COLD WEATHER HAS COME AND THE PLACE TO BUY COAL Is at the foot of SHIPLEY STREET, JACKSON LIME -AMD COAL COMPANY. TBLBPHONE 114. FOR OPEN GRATES ! A SPECIAL CARGO OF SPLENDID SEMI-BITUMINOUS COAL! — TIÏE FINF8T COAÏ, IN THE WORM) FOR— OPEN GRATES. 1* ELIYERED TO ALL PARTS OF TI1E CITY. B. F. «TOWNSEND, FOOT OF FOURTH ST., WIL. G.W. BUSH & SONS, FRENCH ST. WHARF, WILMINGTCN. rlor Hard and Free Specialty of^Jjpe 1 Make a STOVE, SMALL STOVE & NUT For Domestic Use; Also BROOKSIDE COAL ! CANNEL COAL ! GAB COAL ! GEORGES' CREEK CUMBERLAND COAL IN —FOR GRATE8 sort VF*. TV3QTlCE,-PAKTïK> who DEPENDED 1^1 o OTJft transient 1 ncr will h#»re»ft*r 300 West Sixth pease call on Mr. .fame» Hm street. wlu n their lnstr n vl-»-5w| <*<*■1 tnnlnir. CM AH. M. BTIKFF. XT OTIC F . — NEW SERIES ! NEW i 1 HKItlRS In Workingmen's Loan Atsocia tlon; il-si payment NovnnbcrlA; live and active •I in *n»*y In rt marnl Call d-%v or iiovlO-niwf-lin A •ning GEM. C. MAKIS. Bec'y. OTICF. — DISSOLUTION OF CO PART NKBSHll'. W-, .he undersigned, mutually arree todls solve the copirtn**r»hlp existing for the last four rears under the name of Bayn*ird A Dawson, 229 Market street, and either or the undersigned are authorized to settle any outstanding accounts, and will bold themselves personally responsible for .ny »u.r.ntee made b; Ja^lagUIn^ Kt( K. C . UAWBON. * ArOTICK— OWING TO THE FULWRE ll OF THE purchaser of dwelling No. 413 W. Second street, to make full settlement the prop favorable terms up to Batur 195 HEALDAOO. If a SOI !'< !!' erty cm be hail day, Nov. 24th, inclusive. N OTICI WHBitZAB. We. ths undersigned, citizens oi New Cm Stic hundred, being seriously annoyed t>v trespasser-, not only on secular days but on Hundayg, and frequently when a-ked to go away are threatened with blackjacks, pistols ana »hol guns. Therefore be It Resolved, 1st. That we a* e determined to break up très asstng. Resolved, 2d. we will arrest That we hereby give notice that ad punish to the full extent of the law p* rsons found treapnRSIng with doir, gun or otherwlHe upon the premises ef the aforesaid undersigned. Resolved, rd. "hat a copy of these resolutions be published ; the New Castle 'Vtsr" of New Castle, and Dully Gakkttk and "RepuW.l »«„»1 0 f Wilmington for the space of three months. George R King, Eugene Rogers, Jason Davis, Geo. White, Zam'l A Jackson, H. M. White, Wo. G. McGarr, Joseph Lentz, James Me lut y re, Joseph LeFevre Lewi- Button, Jo eph K. S eelinan, James Burrows, Isaac Grubb. Ellas Lofland, fnS-lm] G. LehdeU, r sorge John Fox, John illis, Robert C. Ta rrens, Georze D. Hlinon, Ab flliain K«*lley, William F. Peters, R Peters, Edwzr«l Mzrley, Joseph Lentz, Jr., James Glial 's Ephraim Button, J. Kra k M.-Goy, Glle I ambson, Mllbourn Revis. OTICE. TO DELINQUENT COUNTY TAXPAYERS, NORTHERN DISTRICT WILMINGTON HUNDRED, FOR THE YEAR 1882. Hie «•crsIgneU hereby gives notice to delin quent cuunty lax payers of the Northern Dis trict ol Wilmington hundred, for 1862, to call without delay at the e 0 uiheast corner of Filth and King streets, and settle for the nine and thus avoid coNta, as th* se taxes must posit*rely ne collected at once. T111M 18 A FINAL N«'TICE. novl-tf WM. KYNE, Collector. NOTICES.-ANY WEIGHT , i v OR measures requiring Inspection Klnx "jm.OB DEAKYNE, Bezier of Weights and Measures for New fust le county. Ie26-tf SCALES may be left at 828 and 830 TO THE PUBLIC! Inconsequence of the tremendous amount of bogus butter OI< omargar, nothing eluded t ket, such as Boalue, ne, all of which Tallow, I have and ltu'tc e than Lard 01 put the price of my BUTTER DOWN 3c. PER POUND. •thing but Pure Butter, York State, Bradford County and tbe best creamery. I s. I E.MESSICK, 46, 48, 50 SECOND STREET MARKET. All Butter warranted pure and good. 8,lml8 LOCAL LACONICS. Thanksgiving matinees will be given by all the dancing masters in the city. The Herdm&n Building has been re leased by the Delaware Sœngerbund and German Library. Two passenger and one baggage car were •hipped to the Detroit, Bay City and Aldena rail oad ou Saturday. Letters of administration were, on Satur day, granted by Register BLga to Ezekiel Fols on the estate oi the late Israel H. Fols of New Castle. An agency for the recovery of lost chil dren has been opened in the Maris Building, 8ixth and Shipley streets, by George W. Jackson, bill poster. On Thanksgiving night a reunion of all the divisions of Sons of Temperance will be held In the McClary Building, in the hall of Wilmington Division No. 1. The break in the Washington street sewer, in tbe foundry of the Harlan <* Hol lingsworth Company, was examined by the Committee on Street* of City Council on Saturday. The fund for the benefit of the sufferers by the Shenandoah fire has reached $36. The amount has already beeu forwarded by the News Publishing Company at which place subscriptions to the fund can be made. The children's temperance meeting In Gil bert Chapel last evening was presided over by Mrs. Alexander Chandler. Addresses were made by Miss Hilles and George W. Wells and the singing was led by D. W. Bisselle. John G. Boughman on Saturday retired from his position as room clerk at the Clay ton House and was succeeded by J. Porter McWilliams, who has be. n night clerk for E. L. Vandegrlft, of Newark, over a year, has been appointed night clerk. DESTROYED by fire. A number of stores in Ladlde, Missouri, were burned on Thursday night. Loss, $ 20 , 000 . King & Mosser's flour mill in Madtsoi), Indiana, was destroyed by an incendiary fire on Friday night. Loss, $20,000. Seven frame tenement houses in South Chicago were burned on Saturday moruiug. In one of them Peter Moultz perished by suffocation. The loss on property Is about $ 20 , 000 . A fire at Nashua, New Hampshire, *n Sat u day night, destroyed the old Washington House, used as a furniture factory, and two adjoining buildings, causing a loss of $ 21 , 000 . The San Fernand o Cotton Factory in Tbal pan, near the City of the Mexico, was de stroyed by fire on Saturday, and five opera tives were burned to death. The loss on property Is $600,000. Tbe New Jersey Central railroad freight house at Jersey City was destroyed by fire early on Saturday morning, with 16 cars aud a quantity of freight. The losi is esti mated at nearly $100,000. Tbe residence on the Commodore Salter estate at Elizabeth, New Jersey, was de stroyed on Fridav morning by a fire caused by a defective flue The occupants were aroused by the barking of a dog, and saved themselves. ^ _ _ Honoring Luther. Last evening the Sunday school connected with the German Lutheran Church cele brated the anniversary of Martin Luther's birth in an appropriate manner, before a large audience. The room was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. Above the pulpit was a painting ot Luther, underneath of which were the dates 1488 1883. The exercises consisted of recitations, reading the life of Luther, and addresses by the pastor. Rev. P. Isenbchmldt and J. P. Theo. Fouckel. This evening there will be another celebration of the event, at which Rev. F. Wishan of Philadelphia will deliver a sermon on Luther. A ch«»ir of 16 voices, under the leadership of J. P. Theo. Feuckel, will sing a number of selections. Music will be furnished by an orchestra of four, under the directorship oi John Wallschmltt. ! ! THIEVE8J3ARD AT WORK FOUR MORE BURGLARIES COMMITTED. A POLICEMAN'S HOUSE ROBBED The Gang of Thlevee in Thin City Growing Bolder and Defiant—Several More Bob beries Committed. The gang of thieves that Infest this city are growing more bold and debaut every day. Bo successful have they been thus far that unless the readers of the city papers see an account of a robbery in each daily Issue they are somewhat disappointed. These bold and audacious burglars do not stop at robbing citizens, but enter boldly into the residences of policemen. About 4.30 o'clock yesterday morning, Samuel Miller, residing at the southwest corner of Front and West streets, was awakened by a noise as of some one groping around bis bedroom. Mr. Miller jumped from his bed, bat the thief him, as he leaped from a window grape arbor and swung himteli into an ad joining yard, and made his escape through a back gate. In Ms flight the burglar lost his bat which Mr. Miller secured. An examination of the premises being made it was found that the thief had also entered the grocery in the front part of fected an entrance by a back window. Notbiiqf was missed from the store. The saloon of Patrick J Long, No. 404 W. Front street, was also entered, it Is sup posed, by the same thief. An unsucsessful attempt was made to open the safe in Mr. Long's place. Officer Marquess called at the residence of Mr. Miller later In the morning and ob tained the hat and a description of the bur glar. He at once started in search of the man, whom he foand in a brick dwelling, back of the coal yard ol A H. Brown. The man Is colored and gave his name as Ward Groves. Score three for Officer Marquess. While on duty yesterday morning about 2 o'clock a t blef or thieves entered the dwelling of Officer George E. Cannon, cor ner of Townsend and A streets. They gained an entrance through the iront cellar way and then easily made their way up stairs, where they stole $9 from a bureau drawer in the front room. They also broke open a small saving bank, belonging to Mr. Car nou's little son, and stole its contents, ammounting to about $1. The closets and bureaus were ransacked,, but nothing be yond money Is missing. Mrs. Cannon was awakened about 2 o'clock, aüd, thinking she heard a noise, went down stairs twice, but could see nothing of the burglarB. The thieves evidently knew that Mr. Cannon was on duty. While passing along 8eveuth street, be tween Market and King, on Saturday night, about 12 o'c ock, an unknown German was robbed of $5.75. He was seized by two men, and while one held his baud over his mouth the other rifled his pockets. No clue to the highwaymen. An unsuccessful attempt was made to burglarize the residence oi Edwin Forrest at No. 91 ( West Eighth street last night. Fortunately the operations of the midnight marauder were discovered and he was made to show a clean pair of heels by the son of Mr. Forrest who fired several shots Irom a revolver alter the thief, who made good his escape without having procured any booty. too quick for to a store of F. S. Ferguson, the building, having ef MUNICIPAL COURT. Yesterday Morning—S25 for As sault nod Battery. Ci The Municipal Court was in session yes terday morning and Frank Donnelly, Den nis Hey and Benjamin Walker, were each fined $5 and cost* for drunkenness and dis orderly conduct. Hughes, Joseph Hughes, and James Mills, were each fined $2 and costa and John Bur bage, Patrick Hughes and Charles Duncan were each fined $1 and costs for precisely the same offense. Charles Williams, a vender of a silver polish, was committed for 24 hours on suspicion of being a party iu league with the gang of burglars working this city at present. As no positive proof was produced the man was discharged this morning, there evidently being a mistake as to his profes sion. John Kelley, John Ward Grooms, the burglar captured by Officer Marquess was held in bail in the sum of $600 for court, the evidence produced being substantially as published in another column. The prisoner was positively iden tified by J. T. Miller, as the man found in his room yesterday morning. Samuel Moulton was next arraigned on an information charging him with assault and battery upon his wile Martha, yester day morning. The evidence was that Moul ton has been married three times and has by his third wife, the plaintiff, six children; tbe eldest child by the second wife Is also living with them and is the means of causing dis turbances between the man and wife. On Saturday the boy in question brought home a gun in spite of the protestations of the wile, who, when she spoke of the matter to her husband, was soundly rebuked for in terfering in the br y's affairs. The subject came up for discussion yesterday morning and during the debate tbe husband hit the wife on tbe left cheek with a large meat bone, cutting a deep gash from which tbe blood flowed freely. About this time a by Moulton's first wife came in and teeiug the state of affairs, applied to Judge Cum mins and had a warrant issued forthearrett of his father. After hearing the testimony the accused was fined $25 and costs. An Infringement Claimed. A few days ago the firm of Mills & C lombo, manufacturers of coal carts, ro celved a notification irom J. H. Wood, pres ident of the Delaware Ice and Coal Com pany ol Trenton, N. J., that he would bring; suit against them for an Infringement. The claim made by Mr. Wood was that the combi nation of the rear opening of the cart or wagon and sliding shut* in connection was an in fringement on a patent-of his company, .nd that they would attempt to claim their rights. As the firm oi Mills & Coombs do not use a valve or shut-off door specllied in his claim, and, as their arrangement Is In no way like the one uaed by the Delaware Ice and Coal Company, they are unable to where tbe claim of the Trenton Com pany will hold, and consequently will pay no attention the matter. A Succemful Banket Party. On Saturday evening Laurel Council, U. F. of A., held a basket party in their room in the McClary Building. Every lady at tending bought a package of eatables bear ing her name, and the gentlemen received small baskets as the; passed the door, which they each presented to some one of the ladies, who placed their package in It. Afterwards the baskets were sold to the highest bidder, with the understanding that the purchasers shared the contents with tho lady whose name was on the package. W. Davis presided at the meeting and de livered an address on the objects of the order. The auction ot the ba kets caused conflderable amusement and was followed by a musical aud literary program. _ 300 persons were present. a P. be T. ▲bout DELAWARE AVENUE CHURCH. ItoopeMd lwUr4*7~A EU« Ediflun-All Day Servi After being closed for several months ln order to undergo extensive repairs, and a general renovation, Delaware Avenue Baptist Church was reo appropriate all-day services. The lecture room on the first floor has been painted with a beautiful lresco design. Among the decorations are three tablets representing three incidents in the life of Christ, His birth, His crucifixion and the women at the sepulchre. These tablets were executed by John J. Jones of New York, now with Ball & Co. The main audience room was enlarged and presents a cheerful appearance. The platform surrounding the pulpit has been extended and floor i ewly carpeted. The ceiling has been frescoed by Ball <fe Company, and is mostly in light blue, plainly but artistically executed. The side walls are dove-colond and back of the pul pit are three panels in tasteful designs, slop ing to a dome in light blue. To the left of the pulpit platform is the lart-e new $2,500 pipe orgau made by the Diamond State Organ Company, which was played yester day by the kev. W. H. Young, one of the manufacturers. At 10 30 the exercises opened with Rev. H. G. Weston, D. D., President of Crosier Theological Seminary, as Moderator. At the conclusion of an organ voluntary, singing by the ''hoir and prayer, Miss Laura Bigger sang Millard's **Ave Maria," fn a very artistic manner, with anthems by the choir, when Rev. Way land Hoyt, of the Memorial Baptist Chnrcb, Philadelphia, delivered the sermon, seleet When Jesus therefore had I 'arge AttemlMM with This was followed log the text : received the vinegar, be said, 'It Is finished." At 2.30 o'clock In tbo afternoon another service was held before a congregation that completely filled the entire room Kate Davis of the First Presbyterian Church choir sang two solos very effectively. Short addresses relative tbe good accomplished by tbe Delaware Avenue Church were made by the Rev. H. G. Weston, D. D.; the Rev. J. T. Craig, State Missionary; the Rev. Henry Tratt, pastor of Bethany Baptist Church; he Rev. H. W. Geil, pastor of tbe German Baptist Church, and tbe Rev. B. T. Mooie, pastor of Shiloh Brptlst Church. The Rev. Way land Hoyt, D. I)., made an appeal for money, which was supplemented by a few remarks by the Rev. Isaac M. Haldeman, pastor. In the evening at 7.30 o'clock the crush for admittance was so large that all who ap plied could not be accommodated. Davis sermon was preached by the Rev. G. W. Folwell, a former pastor of the church. It announced that a debt of $2,000 now rested on the church, the remaining cost of the improvements having been paid. 8pecial efforts were made to raise the amount re quired, aud many large cheeks and sub scriptions were received. Mis« Miss and Miss Bigger each sang solos. A statu: and PKNIN8ULA Various It«ms Clipped from Various Ex changes. The grangers will assemble at Dover De cember 11 next. A brass band of 16 membsrs has been or ganized at Delaware City. Partridges are said to be very scare In St. Georges hundred. The uet proceeds >f the late tournament at Middletown in aid of the new Catholic Church were $140. Miss Frances E. Willard, president of the Woman's National Christian Tempefance Un.on, is engaged to deliver an address at Smyrna on tbe 30th instant. Henry H. Appleton, of Odessa, has writ ten for the Smyrna Timea of this week a valuable paper on"Yellows in Peach Trees. " Elkton people are now awakened at 6 a. m., six days oi the week, by tbe steam gong at Singerly's mills. Some of them don't relish this early rousing one bit, but it's a good thing ior ihçin. The frame of the new Catholic Church, at Middletown, was raised on Thursday. The cercmouies of laying the corner stone will take place on Sunday next at 10 o'clock. The Kev. Father Murphy, oi Washington D. C., will preach in the Town Hall. Tuesday night the passenger engine on the D. & C. road burnt out when about half way to Oxford and was delayed until engine No. 78 at Clayton arrived to complete the trip. The managers of the Cecil County Agri cultural Society met at their office in Elkton Tuesday last, and fixed the date of tbe next fair for Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday oi the first week in October next, same dates os this year. Thesemi-anuual meeting of the Peninsu lar Fruit Evaporators' Association, accord ing to the laws of that society, will be held at Dover, December 4th, at 1 p. m. The Association seems to be almost lifeless, but there is need for Its existence, and it is hoped the evaporators will turn out and compare experiences on tbe day stated. William Green, Esq., has given to St. Anne's Church, at Middletown, corner lot on Cochran and Church streets, for a parsonage site. Tbe Vestry will be gin work on tbe parsonage In a lew weeks. It is to be a neat frame cottage, similar In style to some of the cottages recently built in the southern part oi the town. It is reported that there are about 4,500 vessels dredging in Chesapeake Bay for oysters. Wild ducks are said to be plentiful on East Neck Island. The managers of the next Elkton fair are in pocket about $700. telegraphed for and eligible Another Camp Fire. A delegation of 12 members of General Thomas A Smyth Post, No 1, G. A. R., ac companied by their wives and daughters, went to New Castle on Saturday evening to attend the camp fire of General D. B. Birney Post, No. 12, of that place. A delegation was als« present from Birney Post of Phila delphia. Sergeant Major James M. Bant hem was called to the chair and delivered the opening address and was followed by various members of the three posts In neat aud appropriate addresses. The music for the occasion w»s furnished by the 80ns of Veteran Glee Club, assisted by Mr. and Miss Armstrong of Wilmington and Sentinel McBride, Adjutant Vantine, Jacob Her mann and Commander Gormley. Refresh ments In abundance were served and at a seasonable hour the visitors departed, hav ing spent a most enjoyable time. Anniversary Celebration. Special services were held in Grace M. E. Church last evening in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Delaware Bible Society, Dr. L. P. Buph presiding. The minutes of the la6t meeting were read shew ing that the colporteurs, John F. McLaugh lin, had visited 1,372 white and 691 colored families aud had distributed throughout New Cas lc county 580 Bibles, 161 Testa ments and 40 Psalms. Dr. Bush stated that the day was also tbe 101st anniversary of the first Bible in this countiy, and then in troduced the pastor J. Richard Boyle, who delivered a sermon on the Bible as tolls uses In the world. He was followed by the Rev. J. n. Nixon, D. D., pa Presbyterian Church, power and Influence of the Btfile and Rev. W. C. Johnson closed the meeting with the benediction. as tor of the Central , who spoke on the 1 K4NDALL CUNFIUKN Orooutlsfur Hope. [Philadelphia Times Special. I 1 Washington, Nov 18.— SeateJl In bis comfortable office at his residence on Capi tol Hill, Representative Raudali fhlly bore out the assertion that he was not at ail con cerned regarding th- result of the Speaker ship campaign. From all part*! United States assurance« have been tendered him that when the fight narrows to himself and any other candidate he can rely on 107 votes. In order that bis friends may be en tertained properly the cx-ftpcaker has se cured parlors at the Rbbitt House and here his trusted lieutenant, Representative Rrmemrout, of Pennsylvania, will look after bis interests. A number of Jjteprescn tatives who have been reported ai|> opposed to Mr. Raudali have called since hfa arrival here last evening to deny the st4tcments, and lu one or two cases to assure him of their hearty support. The more candidates proposed the more likely, it is considered, that the Pennsylvania statesman will suc ceed, for at present his opponents arc sadly demoralized and are claiming majorities which cannot be substantiated. It is doubt., ful whether Mr. Randall will spend much of bis time at his down-town headquarters, but will coûtent himself with quietly work ing at I from his Of the borne and receiving report* daily friends. BANDALL GAINING JN THE BOOTH. Advices from the South show that Mr. instead of losing, as has a reason assigned is that Randall Is gaining been reported, and all the offices below the Speakefship being sought by Southern men. This would have a tendency to weaken Mr. Carlisle, who Is generally regarded as the strongest of Mr. Randall's opponents, aud an tbe for mer retrogrades the latter wll]| be the gainer. Mr. Randall, in conversktloa with lis friend, D. T. Camp, of Chicago, this evening, among other things remarked that the Democrats in this coming Congress did not tr.ean to become involved in the tariff questions and disturb tbe bu6iiliess tran quility and harmony that prevails at the present time. Mr. Camp said that Mr. Ran dall's election was a foregone conclusion; that the elections in Pennsylvania and else where and the attitude of the parties all went to indicate It; that he was a pure and honest man, having the inteieslle of the people at heart. Friends of Mr. Randall express considerable sur prit e at the strength developed by 8unset Cox, for inquiry has shown that the New Yorker baa not greatly overstimated his strength. There is an uncertainty, how , attending the canvass of Mr Cox, which will militate against him, except among personal friends, for outsiders look upon bis candidacy as a joke. Still it is urged by his supporters that as he was honored on a previous occastpn by the caucus nomination, when the Republicans elected a Speaker, he should la justice be given tbe post of distinction this winter. To this the Randall contingent dissents, claiming that it would not be sife to trust Mr. Cox in su3h a position, for damagiug errors might be the result, from which the party could not recover in time for success in the campaign ol 1884. Besides, Mr. Randall has been tried and not found want ing in former times and the salfoty party demands Lis re-election to the Speak ership, With all the talk of the friefids of the other candidates they do not georja to be able to show conclusively that their claims are based on a firm foundation, but Mr. Ran dall's supporters are firmly boujnd to him. He authorizes the statement himself that bis mind is perfectly at ease as tp the result and that thus far be has had o|o reason to cause him to few days ago ton about 85 Representatives who are E l edged to Mr. Randall, and they have come ere determined to put in good work ior their candidate. Oue of Westj Virginia's prominent Republicans, who Is Well posted on the Democratic status of affairs in that State, said this evening that two of the Democratic members, Messrs. Wilson aud Snyder, are out and out Carlisle adherents, while Mr. Gibson is a warm syqipatbizer of vr. Randall. The delegation, lie says, will vote as a unit when it comes io a second ballot. art of tbe vary from the figures given a There are now iji Washing THE IRON TRADE DEPRESSED Exaggerated Reports About t|ie State of AfTairs In Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Nov. 18.—It has been an open secret for some weeks back that the iron manufacturers of this city anticipated a dull winter in viewr of the general low prices and the depressed state of *trad(| elsewhere, but a ithin a day or so reports ht|.ve been sent from this city greatly exaggeratilng tbe exist ing state of affairs. At their last meeting Wednesday the Western Nail tion ordered a shut down bf nail mills for five weeks, but this does not go into effect until the middle of December. It is also anticipated that se|cral of tbe larger rolling mills will shut down about probably Everson, Macrum & Union Mills of Cahnegte Bros. aille yesterday that Oliver Bros. & Phillips had closed their extensive mills, hut this is «[imphaticsdly denied by Mr. D. B. Oliver lo-dky. "We have closed down and the heavy hardware departments, but the rolling mills are running a|e usual," he said. "We do not know how soon our mills will close, however, as orders are coming iu very slowly and prices aie so Iciw. We an ticipate a dull season this win|ter, which is owiug to the facilities for overproduction in this country." Interviews with all the leading iron man ufacturers of this city go to show that, while the trade is greatly depressed and orders scarce, this state of affairs dors not exist in all departments of the business. There is a very good demand for sheet-iron and certain heavy specialties. (|)n the former some of the firms of this city have been and are still ruguing ou double turn to supply the demand. There is also a good call for heavy plate, though th«> hoped for in the bar line. The iron-workj ing shops of the city are doing a very fair trade. It Is p'-obable that within the next two weeks some of the smaller mills will be com pelled to close, for lack of orders, but under it all there is anticipations that the spring trade will be good. The manufacturers do not appear to be greatly cast down, while the workmen take the present jitateof affairs philosophically. It is believed that by the time the mlll6 shut down the men will be in a condition to go through tjhc remainder of the winter without much suffering. A dispatch from Johnstown, Pa., 6&ys the Cambria Iron Co., has notified Its five thou sand employes that on December 1 wages in all departments will be reduced ten per cent., owing to the depression in trade. Associa all tbe on that time, Co. and the & Co. The statement was m bolt and nut Is little to be A New Beef Refrigerator. Swift Brothers & Company have begun tbe erection of a new Chicago meat refri gerator on the sit* of Charles Stewart's foun dry, the cellars oi which have| already been dug. The building will be two stories high and will be erected under the management ol James H. Wymans, of Newark, N. J., and it will probably be compile two months. The proprietei Hi of this new enterprise have about 200 refrigerators in various cities of the country. ted in about THE NEW STANDARD. HOW IT WENT INTO EFFECT YESTERDAY. CHANGING TIME BY TELEGRAPH Now York Feoplo Eagerly Resetting Their Watches by the Western Union Time Rail—I u OUier Flaoes The new standard of time went into effect all over the country at noon, yesterday, but in Wilmington the difference was 6light that no radical change was necessary,, and but lew people were curious enough to even move their time pieces forward the required 40 seconds. In other places, however, tLe change was more radical. The Philadelphia Record say»: The change was announced io ihe 1,500 operators on the Pennsylvania Railroad irom Allegheny, and the its branches electrical key manipulators of the Reading Railroad were given the signal from Reading. Not a Jar or a break occurred on either road while It was being transmitted over the wires. At about 11. SO o'clock the chief operator at Pittsburg began calling up the division chiefs, who in (urn called up the offices under their direction. At 11.57 tbe words "Time, time, time thousands ol miles of wire, and then the seconds were marked 50 timesconsecutlvely. A pause of 10 seconds followed. At 11.58 the second beats were resumed and the short, sharp "tick" was repeated 50 time* more. For a period of 70 seconds silence was pre served all over the vast circuit. At the 70th second a quick, sharp "click" proclaimed the new noon hour, and 40,000 watches and clocks were at once reset all over the road to conform with the new standard. On the Reading a similar system of lig nais was employed and the electric message was wired to all points. In consequence ol the change new time tables have been issued for the New York, Pittsburg and Baltimore Central divisions of the Pennsylvania railroad and on the Reading. Quite a crowd assembled about noon to see the State House clock reset by W.E. Harpur, who pushed the hands forward 40 second*. The ebauge was so slight that it was not peiceptible. were sent over the [«ew York World.J At noon yesterday old Father Time was • ellberately cheated out oi three minutes, flity-eight and one-half seconds. It was made an event of unusual Importance in this city. Everybody who possessed a watch was aurious to locate himself where he could be in readiness to start his time-piece In conformity with the new schedule. As early as 11.30 o'clock people began to assem ble in the viciuity of the Western Union Building and with heads thrown back watched patiently for the upward move ment of the ball which at noon was to give to the people of New York a new time. As the minutes came aud went the number of people on tbe sidewalks increased and con siderable speculation was indulged in re gar ling the likelihood of tbe time-ball fall ing too soon or too late aud thereby setting all New York wrong. On the top of the Western Union Build ing, W. F. Allen, Secretary of the Railroad Time Convention, with his wife and two children, stood btslde James Hamblet, Gen eral Superintendent of the I ime Telegraph Company, and Manager of the Western Union Time Servke. They were waiting tor the electric click which would drop the ball. Tbe beats of the clock at Washington were received regularly up to ten seconds before noon. There was a nervous beatiug uf hearts as tbe chief operator received the noon click and tbe ball dropped. Fully 5,000 people in the streets looked at their watches. The ball bad dropped exactly three minutes flity-eight and thirty eight-one-hundred the or twelve-one-hundredth* minutes less than the time of the seventy-fifth meridian. THE SITUATION CRITICAL. The Marquis Tseng's Views of the Rela tions Between France and China. Paris, Nov. 18.—In an Interview with a Gaulois reporter, Marquis Tseng, the Chi nese ambassador, declared that during the last few days the situation between France and China had become very critical, owing to the proceedings of the French Govern ment, the repeated votes of the Chamber of Deputies, and the juxtaposition of the Chi nese and French troops. Many well-armed Chinese regulars have crossed the frontier and encamped at Bac Ninb, where they are closely watching the inovemeuts of the French. Notwithstanding the presence of the French fleet, three army corps of 10,000 men each, and equipped in European fashion, can at a very short notice march by three different routes against the French. Among the Chinese troops are many European and American engineers. The French may be able to throw a few bcmi.-shells into Can ton, but it will be difficult for their fleet to approach that place, as tbe water Is too shallow. France must first give warning, if she contemplates a hostile demonstration, to the merchant vessels of all nations there. It the Canton man darins are energetic the natives will fight well, and tbe French will find them worthy foemen. China is receiving encouragement and offers of national help from all sides. I have received no communication from tbe French government sloee my last arrival In Paris. I shall return to Folxestone almost immediately. . Concluding, he s&ld: "China ardently Re tires peace and deplores that the situati A daily becomes more aggravated. She 4 1 recognize, however regretfully, accq L plisbed facts, and leave to Franco the towns and forts captured south of the Red river. China is determined, however, to hoid Bdc-Nluh against all comers with the greatest energy. The passage of the Red river will certainly be sidered a declaration of war. China is per fectly aware that Admiral Courbet is pre paring for a campaign against tbe Chinese. e repeatedly 6«*nds telegrams demanding boats of light draught and depends entirely on France. To avoid war France must stop at once." A New Lodge ol 8. of T. Rockford division No. 6, S. of T.. was In stituted on Saturday evening by Deputy Most Worthy Patriarch B. Murçatroyd, as sisted by Deputy Grahd Conductor Robert I.iddell and other members of the order. The ceremony took place in tbe Red Men's Hall, McCarthy buildlrg, Seveuth and Union streets, and the following officers were in stalled : W. P., George Ell.ott; W. A. D., P. Bevis; R. 8., Clem. Wood; A. R. 8,, Wil liam II. Deer; F. 8., William H. Lutnis; Treasurer, William H. Whiteman; Chap lain, George Alexander; Con, Moses Rogers; A Con., Charles Braddock; I. 8., lohn Berry; O. 8., Thomss Hatherton; Charles McCalg was appointed P. W. P. Indication.. (United Press Di.pstch to the G.xette.2 Washington, Not. 19.—11.43 a. m.—For the Middle Atlantic States slightly warmer, fair weather; light yarltMe win Is and ata ttonary or lower barometer.