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PRICE ONE CENT.
WILMINGTON, DEL., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1888.
VOL. XII--NO. 175.
A NOTABLE EVENT.
i-ohititBly foro** mo ht only.
Monday Eve'g, Nov. 19, 1883.
A ppearancs of the Popular Comedian,
JOHN E. OWENS,
Ills trat appeavBnee in twe years,
S LATIN'S Comedy Coûtant !
la the Comedy-Drama,
j. E. OWENS aa UEECKIAH PEEK INS.
Price« as usual, seau
A Co.'s No. «I Market
sale at O. F. Thomas
\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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
17 Booth Front street, Philadelphia.
it r rung«*
AI ply to
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,
1 -OF -
The Hiihscrlber», by order of the Court of
the 8t»te of I>elaware, will sell at
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
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,
2 ■ I
pROF. A. S. WEBSTER'S
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
<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
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
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
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*
Cor. Sixth aud Market Streets,
/ «ASH READY FOR MORTGAGES IN
Y > LA KGB AND small amounts.
MEALD A CO.
Jiovl*- 2 w
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.
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
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.
HAS COME AND THE PLACE TO BUY
Is at the foot of
FOR OPEN GRATES !
A SPECIAL CARGO OF SPLENDID
— TIÏE FINF8T COAÏ, IN THE WORM) FOR—
1* ELIYERED TO ALL PARTS OF TI1E CITY.
B. F. «TOWNSEND,
FOOT OF FOURTH ST., WIL.
G.W. BUSH & SONS,
FRENCH ST. WHARF,
rlor Hard and Free
Specialty of^Jjpe 1
STOVE, SMALL STOVE & NUT
For Domestic Use; Also
BROOKSIDE COAL !
CANNEL COAL !
GAB COAL !
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
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
GEM. C. MAKIS. Bec'y.
OTICF. — DISSOLUTION OF CO
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
SOI !'< !!'
erty cm be hail
day, Nov. 24th, inclusive.
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.
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
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
George R King,
Zam'l A Jackson,
H. M. White,
Wo. G. McGarr,
James Me lut y re,
Jo eph K. S eelinan,
Ellas Lofland, fnS-lm]
Robert C. Ta
Georze D. Hlinon,
Ab flliain K«*lley,
William F. Peters,
Joseph Lentz, Jr.,
James Glial 's
J. Kra k M.-Goy,
Glle I ambson,
TO DELINQUENT COUNTY TAXPAYERS,
NORTHERN DISTRICT WILMINGTON
HUNDRED, FOR THE YEAR 1882.
«•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
left at 828 and 830
TO THE PUBLIC!
Inconsequence of the tremendous amount of
ne, all of which
Tallow, I have
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
46, 48, 50 SECOND STREET MARKET.
All Butter warranted pure and good. 8,lml8
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
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
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.
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. ^ _ _
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
A POLICEMAN'S HOUSE ROBBED
The Gang of Thlevee in Thin City Growing
Bolder and Defiant—Several More Bob
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.
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
store of F. S. Ferguson,
the building, having ef
Yesterday Morning—S25 for As
sault nod Battery.
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
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
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.
DELAWARE AVENUE CHURCH.
ItoopeMd lwUr4*7~A EU« Ediflun-All
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
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
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,
In the evening at 7.30 o'clock the crush
for admittance was so large that all who ap
plied could not be accommodated.
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.
and Miss Bigger each sang solos. A
statu: and PKNIN8ULA
Various It«ms Clipped from Various Ex
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.
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
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
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.
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
power and Influence of the Btfile and Rev.
W. C. Johnson closed the meeting with the
as tor of the Central
, who spoke on the
[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
borne and receiving report* daily
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
irom Allegheny, and the
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*
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
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
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
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
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.
(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.
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