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NEW SERIES. VOL. 1, NO.28.
WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, JANUARY (î, 1881.
He is to be Given the Secre
tary of State Portfolio.
IMPORTANT TELEGRAPH ORDER
The War Between the Western
Union and the American Union
Companies—A Fatal Dis
Scanda 1 .
TUE NEXT ADMINISTRATION !
TUE NEXT CAR IN ET.
Washington, Jan. 2.— The statement
that Mr. Biaiue is to be Secretary of Stute
in General Garfield's Cabinet is
erally aooepted here
persistence aud show of authority that
hardly be doubted. It
by them that Mr. Blaine will resign about
the first of February to euable th- Maine
Legislature, then in session, to select his
successor, eo that thoro uiuy bo no loss of
Republican strength when the Senate
in extraordinary session after tho
4 th of Maruh. Of course there is a long
train of rumors aud speculations following
in tbe wake of tue general belief
that the first place in the
true. His nearest
making this assertion with a
aggressive leader of one wing of stalwart
Republicanism. It iu loudly suggested in
quartera that this is a declaration to
Senators Cockling aud Cameron that their
influence will be . small with the n
President, but neitber they
friends so accept it. Indeed it is well
known that both the Senator from New
York amt Pennsylvania have from the
first expected that Senator Blaine would
have a Cabinet place if he desired it, aud
if he did not that he lould name
. They therefore,
that Mr. Blaine has
:Cfpt the place at ins disposai
else for the
himself, aud rLCogniz j tbe fitness of his
going to the State Dopi
claimed for them that
the luaugurutiou by General Garfield
of that wise policy th*t
expected of calling all elements of the
Repuolioan party i
The supporters of Grant will undoubtedly
be represented, aud they expect that the
independent element ot tbe party will bIho
Lave recognition. It is well known that
accept a Cabinet position if tendered
them, aud that th» rumors about Mr.
L>it to Mu
eut. It is
this act of oulling
the Cabinet they recognize
from the first
his political family.
connect his name with
place either for himself
person is very far from the real object of
.«eking such a
e Next Ail 1
The Now York t ribune of this Monday
prints, in double h-uded type, the follow
Tho timo seems lit for at least
about the annn
of President Ourlielu.
a make-weight, in pending Senatorial con
. aud the
It is not to
tests, whether iu New l'ork or el
fully authorized to say
words are untitled to their full significance.
It is proper to say. further, that the i
ing Administration will sue to it that tli
from Now York and from other state
had tho courage at Chicago to ol
of thoir districts m tho balloting f<
dent, and wiio thus finally voted for Garfield,
shall not suffer for it, nor lose by it. '1
will not fail of honorable recognition for
their independence, their courage, their reso
lute pursuit of the policy they believed best
for the Republican party,and for the country.
Gentlemen at Albany, who are said
been threatened with a different
Administration of I'
Administration for tho
it will most
that make for |>eaco,
best interests of tho party it represents. But
it will not permit its friends to l»o yerroouted
for their friendship. Who
Huadod to doubt this
forth a declaration
ident < iarticld is to be
earnestly seek the things
d for the
•II make hence
of independence fro
1 ! : 1
.. y authority,
constituents, and Ins ow
policy and right.
ONE RECEIPT for happiness
A .Maryland Hearth Fire Which
Burned for Nearly Flit y Y
Denton, Mij , J
living in the Fourth District of Caroline
County, is now 82 years oid. His wife is
nearly tbe same age, and they have lived
together lor 00 years. Their life has been
plain aud lab<
look of smiling coot
feeling toward the
>t of his happiness, A'
"Well, sir I bav<> always noticed that
there is more trouble between man and
wife over making the fire in the
than anything el- It they oui get along
smoothly about ibivl ovetylhiug else is
smooth. My wife and I went to house
our log oabin nigh
50 years ag > Wh'vo only got one fire
place, but that's a big one. When
•d in I f-ad to her: Hally, I'll make
the fire and I'il 'tend to it.' I made that
fire, and it's beeu burning ever since. For
nigh 50 years I've cover d that fire b. fore
going to bid, and I've never mid any
matches in the
While that fire burn s s.r, there is peace
in Curtis Andrew's home "
out that draws kindly
ui. When asked the
I L DISPUTE.
Pottsvillk, Jan. 2 — Ü. W. Eieeubart,
and station agent at
on tho Mahauoy Sc.
Hhamukiu branch of tho Philadelphia Sc
Reading railroad bud
Patrick O'Brien, of that
ice, some time
cuing while E ser.bart
employed sending telegram?, O'Brien
tered the depot and began to qi
him, saying: "Y*
unce," and ihen ordered O'Brien to le
the premises. The latter continued his
auits and then Eisenhart drew a
revolver and shot him. O'Brien r*»n out
toward his homo, but fell fiom loss of
hloi d, and was picked up by his friends
and carried homo in a dying condition.
He expired at 3 30 this a. m. Fearing
violenco, Eisenhart fl j d to Shamokin and
gave himself up to the offioers of the law
and was sent to prison. To-morrow
application uud^r the habeas corpus act
will be made at Shamokin for his release.
HI* Tcwtiiuony in tl»o Ciirlstiaucv
Wasuinoton, Jan. 2 —Tho deposition
of Edil Giro, taken in
behalf of Mr. Christiancy
to-night. He testifies that ho
duced to Mrs. Christiancy by a
a Peruvian banker,
Lima; that he registered her
Niobolas Hotel, New York, os
H. Wharton," at her request; that she
at the 8t. James Hotel,
in this oity, aud there had oriminal inter
course with her after having dined her and
a lady friend
for the defendant will
this last portion of the deposit!
the court meets, owing to threats being
made by the commissioner to Giro.
ANt. (.oui* Fail
Bt. Louis, Jan. 1.—The commission
house of Clark Sc Braokenridge have gone
into liquidation. Report puts the liabili
ties at $80,000.
hiH suit for
given out for publication
the voyago from
at the St.
restaurant. The counsel
to strike out
All tliu i'('iiim>hniiln ICail
Philadelphia, Jan. 2.—The officers of
the Pennsylvania Railway Company have
directed the Western Union Telegraph
Company to withdraw i
operators froui all tbe offices and lines of
the Pennsylvania railway, and en Friday
next the entire telegraphic sjstorn whioh
extends iftver the lines of the Pennsylvania
railway will be transferred to the Arneri
Union Tel^raph Oompany. |
Homs months «go tlm Pum.BY Ivuniu I
ltailway Ootnpauy sutsrttl into a contrast
with the American Union Telegraph Com
pany under which ihe Ainoiioan Union
Company agreed to pay $100,000
term of 20 y
for the right to
build telegraph lines along the extensive
system of roads controlled by the Penn
sylvania Railway Company, embracing in
the aggregate upward? of 3,000 miles of
ads. The line
Chicago was corn
ly link yet
perfect tbe American
Union system, that between Tr nton aud
N*w York, 600 men are uow at work night
and day, aud the entire system will be
completed and ready for business ou Wed
nosday, January 3th. Two months' notice
to leave the offices and lines of the Penn
Hylvania railway was given to the Western
Union on the 7th of November and will j
extire January 7th, when the entire Penn
sylvania system will be transferred to the
Amtirioan Union, giving th. Arm-rlon
U"k\7<?hV»r ° f " IP8r ' Ph ,r0m
^ __ i
KITCHEN ECONOMY .
lean Union Telegraph Com- ;
puny, in acoordanoce wi«h this eontraot,
Las been rapidly constructing lines along
the whole system of
from Philadelphia to
pleted u year ago. Oa tbe
New York Tribune, Dec. 17.
Dr. Edward G. Love, tho present
Analytical Chemist for the Indian depart
of the Government, has recently
interesting experiments as to
the comparative value of bakiug powders.
Dr. Love's tests were made to determine
what brands are the
leavening powers, testB
solely to ascertain the available gas of
each powder. Dr. Love's report gives the
Tho prices at which bakiug powden
sold to consumers 1 find to be usually 50
cents per pound. I have therefore calculated
their relativo commercial values according to
the volume of gas yielded on a basis of 51)
cents cost per pound.
their capacity lies in their
IIAKINO 1'OWDEIIS. POON1).
Koyal (cream tartar powder).. .127.4 50 cts
Putapsco (alum powder).125.2 49 cts
Humford's 1 phosphate) fresh. .122.5 48 cts
" " old.... 32.7 13 cts
Hanford's None Such.
Charm (alum powder)
.117.0 4(1 cts
.110.9 4« cts
(alum powdor).111.9 44 ctH
Cloveluud's (short weight ?4oz).110.8 43 cts
..106.8 42 cts
... 102.G 40 cts
... 98.2 38LjCts
... 93.2 36%cts
... 92.5 36 cts
... 80.5 30 cts
... 75.0 29 cts
Bulk Aerated Powdei
.—I regard all alum powders
uuwholesomo. Phosphate and tartaric acid
jHjwdors liberate thoir gas too freely in
process of halting, or under varying climate
changes suffer deterioration.
MILLIONS OF CROWS.
A gentleman who resides near the ele- |
gant premises of Mr. loksbeep, about six j
D'lles Html* of our uitj, report« wtaitt u ;
probably the most stupeh.Iuu« thtug to
; of »t»o« nest that h«b ever been
edict' Njuh a crow »cut to rooat n, ;
the oliv. two. The roost lain the tnagntf
odtand u. Mr. Iuksbeep. and our
informant estimate« the number of bird«
He eiijs the larg. at oak
have been uprooted and smaller onee
crushed iuto kitidliog wood by their
weight ■ that rhe noise made by theta ia eo
great that the people fur throe miles
nd have tu sniff cotton iu their
South Carolina u.*
muer»* Snake Slorle*.
ton (8. C
each other through speaking trumpets
after the crows begin to assemble. Cattle
weighing 1 500 pounds have be
by the birds, and their bonoB picked clean,
and the skeletons of bogs And .sheep which
the crows have
ighed 150 to 200 pounds
from tho trees, who
carried them, aud the whole country is
strewn with bones,
vision of "the valley ofJehosaph.it''
Shooting at them
A gentleman in the
, and narrowly eßoaptd
ploy of Mr.
in tho prophet's
! : 1
] Iuksbeep fired
from falling birds.
Two Aged Negroes Frozen
Bookbvillk, Mo., Jan. 1.—Lida and
Henry Slaughter, mother aud
o found frozen to deAth six
miles from this plaoe.
found lyffig in the
his house, and that of his aged
mother sitting at the firsless hearth.
lack of food or fuel i
being 60 years oid and the
11 1 1 ■
house, but the couple
The Fuimprovutl \V
t the (iMti'hlc.
A pessimistic Freuohmau recently gave
utterance to his regrets that tho world
becoming altogether too well known aud
too civilized—he could fiud nothing
to do iu it tut to fence it in, so that
less people would not jump off. That tbis
is a mistaken view of the world's condition
most people are only too well aware
There is evor so much to do
most cultivated patoh of it, to make
approximately what it should
and let your
fuw of the
things that ought to be done ! And when
everything haH beim
needed here, there
bo. Look at New York city,
imagination suggest but a
pplied that is
not to mention Central and South America
to supply with the conveniences of civi
lization. There is the Desert or Sah
be converted iuto a romantic lake, iu
shores studed with pleasaut winter resorts
and palace steamer! Bailing up sn d down
its placid autfaco. Tho fever a.ampa of
the great "dark oontin.nt" are yet to be
drained ; railroadB arc «till to be built
through its entire longth and breadth;
to bo fouudtd, with or without
Tammany or Anti-Tammany rings
—in short, there is a virgin land
to be taken in hand by the enter
.»uy times greater
ire United States. But before
finish off our owu
take lt up let
oouutry and make it Buccnd to
matter of comfortable oxiatence. We are
rich and have plonly of money to sparu
of it to this—the
prove our cities and towns and
of locomotion and communication.
It nsi m s*
Bu«inees in business, end nothing else.
This faol i« recognized in ell ils slrength
by two Detroiters, each of whom ha«
insured tbe other's life in a good round
. When A atari, ont for a week's trip
B aooempanies him to the depot aud sees
him off with the remark :
"I shall live in daily hopes of learning
that you have boon killed in a smash-up,
and if anything happens to me you will be
recalled by telegram. Tra la old fellow
—be as careless as you can, for you know
how badly I need that $20,000."
A few days ago when B
deuly ill A
telegraph. He arrived
and rushed to B's houso and asked of bis
"Did hu die easy?"
"Die, why he's so muoh better that he's
"Drat the luck! I'vo got a splendid
chance to buy into an old-eBtablished house
in Toledo, and if Ben gets well he'll kuock
my prospeots sky high ! Wouldn't open a
window on him, or give him a doue of
arsenio by mistake, would you, if I
to premise you a one-fourth interest in
my partnership ?"
summoned from Toledo by
the first train
IIRR K A .
Mr Bancroft, »he
ately fond of fl >
, is passion*
Hih garden at
Washington contains the largest variety of
to be found in that oity.
A N< braska Indian contrived
mL 4B .. .... . , .. ,
, next.best thing to seeing the beauti
»' " J
cu Dlon nok "' H hushard.
h f*" "'' y ™ t "" 8la m kn " m "8 bow to keep
urourd the oortu
anything he oho
and oall a white
, without being kicked
for his insolence. They're shy of jarring
from bagging at tbe knees —
' Well, well," «aid Billington, majesti
young fellows. 1
... v. rr
any of them when 1
"Yes," rbplkd Fogg, "and you
old man. now Billington."— Boston
"You told uie, sir, that th s horse
entirely without fault,, and yet be is
blind " The deslor blandly looked into the
irritated countenance of the loser by the
transaction, aud said with charming
naivelte, "I do not regard blindness as a
fault sir ; it is a misfortune."
Prince Bismark, it is reported abroad,
has mudo repoatod applioatic
Emperor to be released from tbe
0 iüce, Hlld ail ttne odote ban got iuto oirou
fotion that when the latest of these appli
cations wont up to his Imperial master the
latter wrote across its margin in immense
letters, "No: nuvur."
. , : doino
J . ^ .
" ,r "^ th " hl Ä , i
Eï^dSwîïîtÏÏLS^ next. And
bti(ore Ui*. y Und urndu up their miude who
they would try, the jury
and Baid they had found the man guilty.
They were excused —Hurlington Hawkeye.
A Bridgeport attorney recently took
strong exoepticAi to a ruling of the Court
that certain evtdenoe was iuudmissible.
"I know, your honor," said he warmly,
"that it is proper evidence. Höre I have
been practising at ihe
for 40 years,
"That," quietly replied tha Court,"is a
question of fact and not of law, and
snail not pass upon it, but let the jury
The house of refuge
Mount St. Gottard, founded in the four
teenth century, will be permanently dosed
years heuoe. Tho opening of the
tunnel will render it useless,
beggars will theu
foot. At present the Hospice affords
shelter, food, and a bed to 20,000 people,
yearly, and i
the top of
ppurlcd by private and
public churity. The ride through the
tunnel will cost only 20 cents.
Nathaniel Hawthorn's shyness
almost iueouoeivabie. He had a lofty
his houso, and located
his study in its highest
visitors were obliged to climb a long steep
flight of stairs without banisters, and at
) to a trap door leading upward
and upon which Mr. Hawthorne
diligently guarded, and fow
elude the attendants to secure entrance at
, the doors below
said a South Ead father, as
lather the lad with the
clapboard. "I regret the necessity of
puuishing you. I had rather be whipped
myself than punish you. I ussute you it
mikes me feel a great deal worse than it
does you." And the lad who felt mighty
revengeful toward the old
same, told a friend about it aud said that |
if be believed tne old
, that worthy
Id be k- pt thumping him all the time.
— Boston l'ont.
Some colored philosopher iu the crowd |
remarked that the telegraph could travel j
fast.—Old U..ole Mose spoke up. "Mebbe 1
; 80 , but you cuu't prove it by dis culled I
wi tnc«« " J.tu Wehster replied: "You
do euiUHo sod light out for the ioturior of j
; „iuto, aud ymi'ii düe out ef de telegraf !
don't oot-'.robhle yer, fee had some :
Vperenoo m dat ur tele-gruf line."
• M„bbe ao," «aid old Muae, "hut I paid
$2 for n mesaage to my boy Jake up in '
Austiu to Bend «20. Dai'« foah yeabs |
Htlt | (j e xnouoy hasn't got ht-ah y it. |
o,,„s yer call d.it ar quickness ?"
Ic is ri-uiarkabe how apt professional
technical terms in ordiuary
conversation. A few days ago two Galves
oottou factors got iuto a dispute.
"Dou't you stalk around
of them, scowling e
"If you pick a quarrel with
Halifax out of you. None of your blow
. I'll spot you." "I'll
kuock you into the middle of
tüe Hftloon ,u lDe re
," said another
•ckless spe culations in futures
without a called
•ing of the Exchange .—Ualveeton
Gen Garfield's farm is worth about
21 years old who has
received a univeisity education and
studying law in Florence.
Rev. Dong GoDg, the first Baptist
Chinese convert on the Pacific coast,
pects to sail for China soon.
Mrs. Ellen Grant Sartoris has uow three
ohildreu—two littie girls und a boy. The
fourth—her eld« 1
Dr. Scblicman aoormpanied by bis wife,
t bt I 68
where he will continue his excavations.
Representative Ewing has entirely rt
« red his h* altb, and will take bis seat
the House when Congress réassembles.
Mr. Edward Baines, who hAs just been |
knighted, is said to bave commenced life '
as a reporter for his father's j jurual, the !
The present custodian of tho home of
Burns wuh oue of the 600 at Balablava
a captain in a Pennsylvania
Thirty years ago -J
boasted that tbe ido<
$1 ooo a day. To-day it is $4,000.
t the Now York
ached the enormous
In the county of Kerry, 1-ord Lane
dowue's 94,544 ae
a year, Lord Ventry's 91,50;
Mr. Bland's 82.540 at £2,638, and O'Mon
v _ _ w . ....
Mr \ . b en
■ J™»™ lu uoa " l P' •> thu ""'S'
lb f »ho l*aa the
! »pec.al perimsuon »f hi, government to
| We,>r tb6 European dress,
I Mr. Kavanagh of Burris, Ireland, the
i James Buchanan, President of tho
United S ates,
1819 and lost it, aud the deed by which
conveyed the land ho forfeited is, iu
hand writing,on tile at YVurren.Pa.
Rochester was hissed
valued at £8,543
of his largo property aud h
iu his tenants staling the
which they may purchase.
election bet in
.d huwied at after
1 Church, Walworth, London, the other
j day, because he told the congregation that
cf its high-stepping rituals would
have to be abolished.
The pay of the actor McCullough,
gagement at the Fifth
1 d""'"« hi. recent
theetre, N«w York,
*.M,U(,0. Successful actor» in a fortnight
« "early double Beecher s salary für a
!*•»•,. U"* 11 requires high culture,
! peculiar t alents and muoh labor,
j Tho proposed visit of Moody and
! Hankey to Now Orleans will bo postponed
j for sorno timo on account of thu immense
quantity of work which they are doing in
J San Francisco, and whioh is yet
j done in that city. F
they will go to New York and take steamer
; for Eogland.
j George Peabody, tho philanthropist,
i never married and for a singular reason,
in love with
the porch at tbe house of her
night wheu his rival
frantically up, threw his
girl's neck, kissed her and disappeared in
the darkness. Tbe romantic sensation
pleased the girl that she jilted Peabody
and married her amatory assailant. "If
whole political face of the world
might have changed," and if Peabody bad
married Baltimore would probably have
lost its munifloent present.
had been longer, the
A fire in New Orleans before daylight.
Sunday, destroyed Wolf's croukory store, j
Z: r JTo IA
I el1 ot Hansell's saddlery. whioh re- j
rnuined «landing [rom Suturd»,'» flro, aud I
J. H. Suott's oil aud lamp store. Loss,
*i:i.->,c,00. The Area
oendiarism. The Commercial House, i
North Adams, Mass..
day morning. Loss, $30, (MI0. A tire at ,
8i. Charles, Missouri, ou Saturday, de- I
btroyed the 6'*
the Opera House, containing,
floor, a drug store. Los-s, $20,000. The
First Methodist Episcopal Uüurob of
Lons, $43 000.
attributed to in
newspaper office, and j
the first j
The fire started during !
servico, but the congregation left the !
building quietly, and
The hotel at Mount St. Viooeut, in Central
Park, Now Yurk,
Loes about $100,000.
Mrs. Hart, 8(J years of age,
dered by her son. at North Augusta. Out.,
Saturday last. Her body, horribly
gled, wmh discovered
in a barn. John Ferguson
by his wife, in a disreputable lodging
bouse, in Detroit, yesterday morning.
drunk, and he threatened to
Ferguson bad served a
in oue of the penitentiaries of Penn
sylvania for robbery, and. besides his
Detroit wife, he is said to have had
Elizabeth, Pa., and another in Donver,
Oolorudo. Tbe Pennsylvania wife has
three or four ohildren. Dorcas Brickfield,
a widow, shot aud killed her brother-in
law, Thomas Brickfield, at Francisco,
been quarrelling during tbe day.
James Augustine, living with his family
Otis, Indiana, was visited last Friday
by his nephew, Henry Augustine, from
Chicago. Henry trud vainly to got the
family "to drink from a bottle, whiob
proves to have contained poisoned |
whiskey." About 11 o'olock at night he i
got out of bed, and, going to the bed-room
of hiH uuole, fired at the latter and Mrs.
Augustine, fatally wounding both. He
then killed Christian Augustine, one of
the sons, and slightly wounded James, the
younger sou. The latter got the revolver
from the murderer aud looked him in the s
kitchen, but he escaped, aud had not been |
captured at last acocuuts. Mrs. Augustine ! '
died Sunday. It is supposed robbery |
the objeot, as Augustine kept a con
siderable sum of money in hie houso.
shot dead |
Weduesday night. They had
kill tbe womau.
A ineetiog of leaders of the Socialistic |
held Sunday, in Chicago, to
consider the question of future actioo
organization. The speakers "conceded j
that the local Socialistic organization has
failed to effrot auy thing toward the
amelioration of the condition of tho work
ing men, but it was considered that this
might be accomplished by a national
tff jrt," sud the local party "was virtually
reorganiz d with a view of formiug part
of a National Socialistic movemeut " It
finally deoided after debate, by a vote
of 23 to 24, that "the agitation should be
continued as a political and economic
An express train on the Old Colony rail
road, in Massachusetts, ran off the track at
Weymouth, owing to the breaking of a i
switch-rod, on Saturday afternoon,and the
eked by being thrown
against the station. Tbe building was ;
also badly damaged by the locomotive
crashing iuto it. Two mon wore seriously
injured. Twelve oars of a freight train ou I
Nashua & lioobester railroad, iu New j
Hampshire, were wrecked by running off
the track near Saudown, on Saturda> j
filled with '
No person ;
| merohaudise for New York,
The plow manufactory of B. D. Buford ^
A Co., iu Rjok Island, Illinois, was de
| mroyed by tire last Friday night, with the !
j pattern shop and store rooms. The loss
1 is estimated at $250,000. Four hundred 1
I «re thrown out of euipluyinaut. A 1
flro lu Ne» Orlsaua on Saturday night j
j destroyed H. Hausell'a saddlery, latdoro
! Levy A Co's orockery aud 8. Coheu'e .
: cl0 ,h,u K store, and Théurer A Uecker'«:
warehouse, «using a total loa« of ne.rlv I
JioôU.UOU. Tho tannery ot I'roake a
' Gallun, in Milwaukee, woa damaged by
| Ore on Saturday moruiog to the extent of
| *21 000
Mrs. Sophia Treohen, wife of Frede
rick Treohen, a wholesale tobacco dealer
of New York, committed suicide by haog
her residence in Hoboken, New
, banged herself,
_ . . . 4 . . ... .
off the hiogas of thetr cell door and ,
when the jailor went in to attend to them, ,
they plaoed htm iu tho oell and esoaped. [
the Rhinebeck A Oonneoti
out Railroad was thrown down an embank
by a brokeu rail, about throo miles ;
from Rhinebeck, N. Y., last Thursday. !
The mail oar caught fire, and half the mail
destroyed Four or five men
td. oue severely.
Jersey, last week. Her husband had
begun proceedings for a divorce. Ella
Higgins, aged 18 y
Scranton, Pa., last week, because
she had been threatened with prosecution
for obtaining goods under false pretences.
In Cincinnati last Thursday $300.000
subscribed a few minutes after the open
ing of the books, for the formation of a
company to introduce Maxim'a Electric
Light into Cincinnati, Covington and
Newport. It is propostd to begin by light
ing manufactories and end with private
Richard Longford and Smoley Ryan,
under sentence for illicit distillation, es
caped from tbe jail at Greensboro, North
Carolina, on Friday evening. They sawed
Au east bound emigrant traiu on the :
Uuion Pacific railroad parted i
Ludge Pule station. N-br.»fk.i, Thursday
:d tbe separated portions
injured, none fatally.
J. W. Milne, 24 years of age, for nearly I
eight years employed in tho Pocasset I
j National Bank at Fall lii
setts, disappeared lait Friday night with
$1.200 of the bank's money. He has a
young wife and font-wo* ks-old babe.
colliding, eight on
)!•.*' ' tl^*
sale a $1,000 United States
Mrs. Elizabeth Kaim-y, a poor woman,
found froz-n to death in her
Jersey City, Friday morning. Eli
home, in Prffico George count}, Virginia,
deeth at her
î, giving the name of J H. Barton,
s arrested iu Q jebeo
offering for i
bond, said to he
stolen in New York. Ho
of a numb* r
Tho eontraot for a new steamer for the |
Old Colony Steamboat Company hits been !
»warded to John Roach Sc Sou, ol Chester. J
The new boat will be larger than tho 1
Providence, and will oust nearly ;
î distributed from the United j
States mints $310,993 in standard silver
dollars for the week ending Dcoember !
3lat, against $207 988 during the corres
ponding week of 1879. :
The Treasury Department lost Thursday
ounting to $1,6
account ol tho re dump
of 1880, which
,000 of this loan yet remained
I. • ;m■ (i.
Intense exoitement continues at Socorro, :
New Mcxioo, owing to the failure to .
arrest the assassin of Conkling, editor of |
the Sun. The assassin's name is Jacob
The first oount of the population of tbe
United Htates has been nearly completed
by the Census Bureau. It indicates
The Bather belting manufacturers of the
United States, at a
prices of 10 per cent.
Money has beep forwarded to the
National Park Bank of New York to pay
the interest on tbe State bonds of Alabama,
due January 1st.
meeting in New York
The receipts for customs for the month
of December will amount to uearly
$13,00o,000 and from iutcrnal revenue j
A craok has bebn discovered in the oeil*
ing of tbe Assembly Chamber of the
capitol at Albany,
Fifty-five lives of Gloucester, Massa
chusetts, fishermen have been lost dnring
distanoo from the
IA man frozen to death
Fotind Stiff ill HÏS HorSG*C3rt
Along the Railroad,
, riirnnivi Aip Tlir ClltiRAV I AVJU
I LeirUnliiriu lilt uU'tUAT LA TV
A Destitute Family—A Cjld Bed—
Our Building Record—A Rising
Sun Man IVIissing—Our
THE MISSING BLACKSMITH
momuter registers several degrees above,
instead of below, zero. Hardy lovers of
| sleighing were out, driving over tbe crisp
i end frozen snow, loaded carts and wagons
were moving slowly along as usual and
about the usual number of pedestrians
passed to and fro along the pav
oouas.oually pressiug the palms of their
hards against their cold
Ex-'Squire llagany said that he could
s ' ot recollect the thermometer going so
| ow since 1830, and only one ■ before that,
! ' a the great storm of 1831, which was the
| coldest he had ever experienced.
Following is a
THE court WAI'E
| Wind» Rent the Mercury SI
Degree* Uelotv /e
The plumber is in bis glory.
off, hydrant busted all to smash "
"Want you tosend somebody
to fix the water pipe«
frozen up hard
iug each other
the oity a'
Out on the streets the
loafing around the corners h st Thursday
yet the air being still the cold
noticeable as it uflua is when the Iber
, in rin* 4:
"Scud a in j
• fl-joking in and
every piuaiber shop in
rly hour laBt Thursday,tbe
Fsstmgi-r opening me door to
the same urgent
cord of the tempera
at the P., >V. & B. paesengor depot
the hours stat-d :
I At 8.00 p.
" . 4
•• 3,30 a.m.
" 4.30 a.m.
" 4.45 a. m.
a i gradually oeawled up to zero
reaching 3° above at 10 a. 1
have either been luxuriating it
e °d of tbe Mauitoba wave or else the)
ou I have a very eccetitiio thermometer. Mr.
j T. D. Wood furnishes tho following rrcord
off of the thermometer there :
j December 30th, 3 o. m , z :rn ; 6 p. m
' 3 U below; 7 p. in . 3 below ; 8 p. in., 4
; below; p. m., 2 U below; H» p
[ below; 11 p. m. , ir below : 12 p
" 1.13 a m. Thursday
At the Harlan A Hol I tugs worth Ci
psny's boat-vard toe temperature
a. m. was 14° below z:ro.
In different parts of the cPy the temper
ature at 6 a. m. wa6 from 8° to 10" below
At tho J- voNAii effiop tho th r
oter marked 5°
6 45 «
8 50 a
a: d 8°
ir.d tbe middle depot
j the: coldest
10° below ; 2 a.
3 a. u., 8° below ; 4 a.
5 a. m., 10° below ; 0 a.
7 a. m., 6° below; 0 p.
., 10° bt-low ; 10 p.
u., 11° below ; 12 p.
1 ' ,
A 1 h" 1 "* 1 P
j ^ ow ! ?,P- "
ow ; 11 P
. b,,l 1 ow - ,
■'""""'V J "
I " > ° w : * »•
a 'u., below ; o a.
by ut.,1, below j 7 a.
., 8^ below
1 12° m low- •> a
'140 beffiï: 4 »
' below , ». j
clow ; 8 p. U1.
-, 13" !
., 12° I
. It} 0 below ; 6
. 16" below.
lit tV 1 1*01» Atlcmi
Tuesday night week then
progress in.Ezion Church, to which
admission fee of five cents was charged.
innniugly until a small aud
very black youth named David Wilson
up and demanded admittance, Bay
ing that he hsd already paid his fare 1
earlier in tho evening.
Neither the doorkeeper, David H.
Brooks, nor a subetituto who had taken
his place for a few minutes, recollected
baviug collected aoy cash from Wilson,
The lattor, nevertheless, besame very
clamorous aud, having pushed througn |
tho door, insisted on remaining inside, 1
upon which Brooks forcibly ejected him
and closed the door.
Theu, standing in tho Vestibüls, the !
infuriated Wilson drew a pistol aud fired
at the door behind whioh Brooks stood.
. The bullet imbedded itself in the wood !
, w|lhlmt pa „ ib ltirüu „ b , h , d „ or .
, Brooks^ud his mutuum, on Hearing the
[ r(!purt ot ,, w üpimed lbe doori bul ;
Wilson bad fled. He was afterwards i
arrested aud given a hearing before Major !
; Allmond Thursday morning 1
! \ colored womau testified to seeing
SVilson draw the pistol and talk about i
shooting and there was other corroborative |
tvideuce as to hit) guilt
Mayor Allmond said ho did not thir.k it ;
! worth while to send tbe case to oorrt. I
Austin Harrington, E-q , Attorney for
and fined Wilson $10
quired him to give $100 liai: io ktep
UN FOR TUNA TB CIIIL DR EN.
f a Fanil I j in
the S P. C.C.,has had his attention (-Ailed
to the destitute couditiou of Jobu ,
Thompson's family in Gareth«'« lane.
Tin re are six children m the family, the j
eldest a girl of 11 aud the youngest a i
wvuidiug of 2 years. Ihe mother is a !
hard working woman, while the father is
represented to he too fond of liquor for the
good uf bis family. j
Mr Harrington, in company with Rav. i
F. B. DuVal, visite d thv bouse a few days
ago and f^und tbe father
tbe house and nothing to
j oat, except a mince pio which one of tbe
the | neighbors had scut. The children were I
! poorly clad and huddled together in tbe
J effort to keep each other warm.
1 A stock of provisions was furnished by
; the gentlemen, who vieil* d tbe house
again Thursday for tho purpose of arrang
ing for the placing cf the ohildren iu a !
suitable asylum, but did not do anything !
o-re both absent. j
• wHhlm g and, in j
her absene ',the eld.st daughter takes care [
: of th*- yout-.ger ones
j Friday morning Mr. Hurriug'on and
j Officer Chambers visited the family again.
taking a warrant for thy arrest of the
! father on the charge of "cruelty to
children." Tho mother was found but
: she did not wish to part with tho little
1 ho moth
East .Koni I».
Chief Maxwell reports 124 arrcs : bduring j
December, for the followiog causes:
Assault and battery.
Violation city ordinances.
Assault "with intent to kill
A Fold lied.
As Officer Pardee was patrolling his beat i
about 4 30 a. m. Thurdnay Usi, be found
» woman lying on the pavement near
j Front and Monroe streets. She was !
Maggie Blundell, who lives in one of a
of small houses, between Front and
Reed and Adams and Mourue streets, and
full of whisky that she did
anything about tbe weather. He took
hor down to the gas house and got her
thawed out, after which ho brought her
up to the Oity Hall,
for the exposure.
muoh tho worse
A CHANGE WITH THE YEAR.
WilMiti— Capelle êc
F. s. Hi
The new year generally brings with it
some change in business,
of the bn sie I
it has this
hat and fur
e of the lead
For 10 ye
the lino named in
ys busy when there
any business anywhere; through the
! panic, though the pace slackened, it still
kept moving ahead, aud lust year Mr.
Humphrey did the lnrg-st business by far
lie has evur done since his establishment
id he is able to close his busi
m hh career here by uajiug 100 cents
the dollar and have som* thing left besides.
changed bands to-day
inducted hereafter by E. A.
the former proprie
identifit-d with the
to keep as tine a
has usually been displayed here,
aud hopes to keep up the excellent repu
tation attained for 21(1 Market street under
the old management.
Mr. G. S Humphrey li.ts associated
himself with Messrs. H. W. Barry and
John Wilson of Pniladbiphia, and these
gentlemen will go into the manufacture of
men's neckwear, under the style of Barry.
Humphrey Sc Wilson, at No. 343 Broad
way, N-JW York.
Messrs. Barry & Wilson have had a long
experience in this business, while Mr.
Humphrey is an accomplished and tbor
for the future success of the
a good one.
The locution on Broadway between tbe
St. Nicholas and Metropolitan hotels,right
in the bustle of the businoea of the oity,is
excellent one. The
open on Monday, and
importation of silk, which will be bore
about, the 1st of February. They will
employ about 40 bauds to commence
with, and start out about five traveling
it all the elements of
has Wilmington's best wishes.
Cap'-lle & Brother, hardware dealers at
No. 212 Market street, have associated
wi»h them Edwin T. Williamson and
William H. Kenworihy. The firm name
! tor, who bas beei
I house for the past eight ye
I proprietor will onde
that the prospect
enterprise has about
**86, and Mr. H
FROZEN OT DEATH.
A Salisbury Fanner Fall* a Vic
Special Correspondence o
Laituei. Deo. 81.—William Adkins, of
found frozen to death this
morning along tbe üdc of the Eastern
Shore railroad, in a horsc-cart. It said
the weather for the last two days has been
precendentally cold. Tho themometer
marked this morning here from 8 ' to 20°
, differing aooording to the
instrument; tbe averaga
Special Correspondence of State -lourual.
Salikuuhy, Dhc. 31. —This morning
about 8.30, the body of William Adkins, a
half a mile above Salisbury
Shore railroad. He left town last evening
with his horse and cart and it i
frozen to death
being the verdict rendered by the coroner's
jury aft r the inquest to-day.
the road, such
iv Kanncr Yet
Ui f y Surv *yor Oonwell reports two
blitlding permits issued during December.
O i*j to John P. Donahoe, for a bottliog
house, on Orange between Fifth and S xth
. for a dwelling,
en Lohd.il and A
make 490 permits issued during
it the hauner buildmg
: Bradford he
1889 and constit»
year of the pa t decade
The buildings erected Hines 1870 foot
"P 3 087 ' aK 1Ö7I, 423; 1872,
j 422 ; 1873. 431; 1874 2o2 ; 1875, 137;
1876, 152; 1877, 249; 1878 3
j 259; 188(1, 490.
A. D. Vaiidt
plains that the
Jessup A Moore Company will not allow
him to haul dt-ad animals
running through the pulp works. Vande
has a place about half a mile above the
pulp works, and this sntion forces him to
make a long dc
P " t,( *,
''rdson s woods.
$2 was stolen from
| a»id a hiudquarter
1 mutilating the hide
There are 10 fire alarms recorded during
fhe P* 31 month, not including the tele
! R rAni abm,t tho Smyrna fire,
Deo. «, (t lli
»• m., f«ls«| Deo. 13, 7 til) p.
; Dte. IK. 7. a. m., Bli B bt tiro si 712 Market
i street, loss on property $10, Insured ; loss
1 p. m , alarm by telegraph of the Tsohudy
Gatts fire in Srny
i Hec 21. 11 30 p u
| l" M P- m., false ; Dec
false; Dec 29,1 30 a.m., tho Stolsen
; bl,r K foundry fire, loss probably $8,000,
I i , !H ,,r « 1 d : Dec. 30, 3 40 p
ai d me
'8 the dis
which he must transport the
to four miles. What makes it
o is the lower end of the road he
He has heuce been
) the dead
is in Rich
A rope valußd by him at
of these horses,
cut from another,
. . . ... . 3
«f-at the farms*« M that they will help |
keep them from perr h'cg l articuiarly ■
«.•Hurt direoteä toward partridges, for [ „
., false; Dec. 11, 10.16
uninsured ; Dec. 18, 8 10
; D c. 19, 6 p. m.
., false ; Dec. 23,
5 45 p. m ,
, slight fire
ighth and Tatnall streets ; loss trifling. 1
Protective Association ia
effort iu behalf of the birds.
I'he heavy winter makes their lot
id the Association wauls
, thw pvootootiou of whjch a practical offer
*' 1 1'^® Association wid give tho |
j Eruiere 25 cents for every live partridge |
i bring to it after the wiuter is over, i
! tbe bird immediately, i
^ Association will import a Dumber of
partndgea from the South, and has rc
j oeived a consignment already, but it
i H 'i'h* i H a so to save the native birds,
FaDbars will do a greal favor by looking |
aft* r these birds.
I Ou Thursday evening last, as a party
'of gentlemen were going out of tbe city
by way of Woodlawn avenue they found a
hors« stuck fast in a snow drift. He had
on cart-horse harness, and seemed to be a
lead oninml. Tho gentlemen went to
! work and extricated the unfortunate steed
! from hia uncomfortable position, and he
j emerged apparently stiff and sore. Tbe
j nor*- belonged
[ known how it happened
the snow. Its life has
gored by the exposure,
d it is not ]
be left alon« in
been endan- I
A Peculiar Year.
The year 1881 possesses a peculiarity
which was last seen in the date 1771 and
will he next se
not likely that many of
this peculiarity repeated, i
in 1991 ; the figures read
backwards and forward. It|;s
will live to
a whioh those
young in 1991 will have the
advantage cf us, for they will have only
11 years to wait fora recurrecce of the
feature in the year 2002.
The Brandy wi
Association held its annual ball Friday,
in Brock's mill, Rising Sun. There were
the grand maroh, whioh
led by Thomas Flinn and wife. The
pleasantly spent and the New
hAd arrived when the dancers dis
J ! 60 couples
î it'l l
i A Food idea.
The Delaware Fire Company has pro
cured a set of sleigh runners, on whioh it
! has plaoed a reel, and hereafter will carry
a its hose to fires by that means. It will
lighten the burden on the horse very muoh
and is a capital idea,
The Kennebeo Ice Company is now
10 inches thiok, and has re*
duoed its price from 60 cents to 25 oents
per 100 pounds, to take effect to-day.
IC I'p of Clileft I»}- the l.enape
Ou Saturday evoniog Lenape Tribe, No.
0 I. O It. M , raised up tbe following
chiefs, who had been previously selected
to lead the tribe during the present Great
Senior Sagamore—Matthias McNally.
Keeper of Wampuiu—Joshua Maris.
Chief of Beoord*—Joseph Pyle
Assistant Chief of Rcoorda—£ A V
After the raisiug-up oeremohies the red
men with a number uf pale-faced friends
a repast of what they termed
venison," in RobiusoD's ice
cream saloon. Neither
were, in fact, upon the table, but
attiactive substitutes were provided in
fried oysters ami the usual concomitants.
After the repast music
members of Rawusley's glee olub.
Toasts followed ; tbe first being "The
Groat Council of the Uuited States,"
E q„ great uhibf of record, aud post
grand incohonee. In his speech he g*
a brief history of the order, which, he said,
supposed to have been first established
responded to by Joshus Maris,
in tbis country during the
not organized under a national
bead until 1847.
In the latter year the first Great Counoil
formed : there being then about 13
2(> tribes, located iu the State of Pennsj 1
vunia and Maryland aud the District of
now, over 30,000, and the Charitable and
relief expenditures ix:eed $100,000 per
The Order has been reasonably prosper
in the past and has a promising future
H. 0. Conrad, Esq ,
upon and read in a very acceptable
fittiog extraot from "Hiawatha."
followed by a song from Wil
Then the membership
The remainder of the programme
Toast, Great Council of Delaware. Rs- Law
sponded to by Great Saohem Joseph A.
Reading, by Captain Johnson. Grand
Ohancollor of the Knights of Pythias.
Toast, the State of the Order. Re
sponded to William F. Harrison, repre
sentative to tho Great CounciL
Song, by- Green.
Long talk, by Great Prophet Joseph I
Song, by Elmer Moore.
The entertainment rt Hooted credit
the Committee of Arrangements, which
consisted of George Newsteed, James
Lamb and Martin Juhnson.
A NEW YEAR'S GIFT.
Ex*Policcman 4<ilbbnn* PrcMcntutt
W illi a VIcornelian 1
Ex-polioeman Nit-1 Gibbons,
Charles E. Fritz A Co's.
morrocco factory, w
Saturday with a meert chaum pipe
acoompained by the following letter:
We, apprentices of C. E. Fritz A Co., deem
priveloge, to present
boHH during the present year, with
to such a
a to have been
a tokeu of thanks for
able to hold a job while depending
do not possess this knowl
edge, (hen it may safely bo said that it is no
lack of efficacy on tho part of the Loss, but
ureot you, with many returns of this day, a
Happy New Year.
tho part of ourselves. We
II. F. Cariioll.
Thu Trouble that ike Fold Weather
I* (aivlng People «
with fears that their cbJla
flowed with water for the reaeon that all
the cellars and gutters
They have had these troubles in winters
v*ui ; *•
frozen up with
have good reason to fear it
. Some of
leaking and need repairs,
1 they cannot be stopped off BDd
mslautly adding to the bulk of ice.
Especially is this the
hydrart at No. 610 Orauge.
The Water Department should have
been notified about this, but the people
have been a little dereliot in the matter,
whioh will bo brought to the attention of
the department very
The Suudny 1.
get a beer?" |
pretty hard to tell. Iu
fact, those who were thirsty yesterday bad
to remain so,
Suuday, and the
•re uonoeruc-d, unless they had aooess to
Smokers were in the same predicament, ■
the cigur stores being all closed. The ,
determination of tho Mayor to euforce the \
s carried out almost to the
of the spasmodic t0
die out,or whether it will ] y
be a permanent arrangement, remains to
nation Effected in TUI*
People to the number of about 75, who
esteit in aiding the Irish Lind :
t rnent, held a meeting in the 1
j telrgraph building. Third and Market,
Sunday* afternoon A temporary organ- 1
| jzatjou w „ „ffeotfd, with H. O. Turner,
■ Esq., K g president, aud Thomas MuElveily J,
[ „ 8 aeerotnry.
persons of j
nativity, sod all who ,
e preBeut placed their names on tho
letter, Whether it is
Sunday that it oaunot be kept up.
1 An Org
| whatever creed
i ro n,
i a meeting for permanent organization
w ju bo held at the same place on Sunday 1
afternoou at 2 30. j
decided to » xclude
THE LOST HENSON.
! A (.«'lierai Search .Via
Sunday tho people of Rising Sund - 1
termincd to do their best to find tho body of
of Michael Benson, tbe missing blacksmith iu
of DuPont's Banks.
started out early in the !
muruing and hunted most of tbe day, ;
going up and down the race, breaking thu
ice, searching around Rising Suu and out
toward tbe Kennt tt turnpike.
Tüey uarned poles with which to pane- the
] träte Noowdrifls, and puncturid about all 1
they came across, but the search was
I barren, and the whereabouts of the lost on
muoh a mystery as ever. <f
A large company assembled
the house | the
of Rev. J. H. Caldwell, 305 West Seventh
street, on Saturday eveuiug, the occasion
being the thirty-seoond anniversary of his
marriage. Several brother clergymen and
most of the
Church dropped in and
weloomed by Dr. Caldwell and his estima
ble wife. Some of the guests brought
very acceptable presents, silver
china and other things. A pi
ibers of St. Paul's M. E.
also made up for Dr. Caldwell.
provided in the dining
and the gueBts enjoyed a pleasant
.Tit* Salem Election.
At a meeting of the Sunday School
Association at Mt. Salem Sunday after
the following officers
for the ensuing year :
Superintendent— R. H. McCartney.
Assistant Superintendent—Levi Garrett.
Superintendent Infant School—Taylor.
Treasurer—Miss 0. Howland.
Assistant—Miss Mary Macklem.
Theodore Cummings, aged 18 years,
drowned by falling through
while skating at Seaville, New Jersey,
MORTUARY H TA Ti S TICS.
lm for Ilie Weclt,
.Vlonlli and \ ear.
City Clerk Fraz* r reports 989 deaths as
tbe total for the year 1880: The number
of deetbs reported to n;ui by card
925, but there were 14 unknown people
who bring the numb r up to the |first
named figures* Following is tbe record
for tbe year by wards :
Following is the
~ Jth :
for the last
on of bowels
ere the deaths by wards:
Born in tbe United States, 18: Sweden,
1. White, 13, black, b, male, 11; female,
, 4. Brought htre for
interment, 4, so: t away, 2.
He also furnishes the following report
of mortality in cities having about tbe |
week ending December loth, 1880.
Uticu, N. Y
CJluldreu lit:- !
tin- Agency of j
Gtorge W. Jackson, the bill-poster and
oity bellman, reports that during 1880
there were 133 lost children brought to hin
reudrzvous for the unfortunates, 30 of
girls and 711 boys ; 127 white,
and only 8 colored.
1st of July, 1876. the total
j number of lost children brought tn him
the end of last v
bite and 35 black; 242
girls and 277 boys.
Tbe longest time
at Mr. Jackson's house is 24 hours aud the
shortest time 15 minutes Mr. J. himself
has established this system of finding lost
child has remained
deservt s credit for it.
cleaning snow from urouLd the fire pings
being conducted. An cpmiug [
the Greet to
chtic zing ti
about a yard wide
snow banks fi
which is space enough for a suction, but
the difficulty is sometimes this alley is too
long for the suction, which
from the plug to the engine, and then bi
enough for the
the plug This, of cours
; be a waste of valuable
j wfieu they are
put out a fire. Ihe
that the engine cau get within
; oight feet of tbe plug, at tbe farthest.
D Truitt, C. R. Williamson and 11. R.
R. Kenney, the prose
candidates for State Libinriau.
Rev. William P. Davis, of the M. E.
church of Dover, returned Tuesday
iug week from his trip to Palestine.
Small-pox rumors, tbe Transcript says,
injured the holiday trade of Middletown
to the extent of hundred.-; of dollars.
The Peninsula produced this ye
d three million
baskets of peaches .—Middletown Tran
The "Franklin City," the Woroest
and will be put
It is impossible for the Dtlaw«
furnish cars suftk-i
crop, aud the
I transport the
1 the local deale
down prices— Önty? nn 7
The Milford Chronicle according to the
* previous announcement i
changed hands Saturday. J. E Scott, tbe
j old proprietor, with bis brother Irvii p.
will engage in tbe manufacture and sale of
: spriog beds in this oily.
■ F.very year on Christinas day, Dr. C.
, Richards cf Georgetown, distributes
\ ftuJOD 8 inmates of the Hu
t0 ^ tt
] y ar
j Shepherd P. Martin d»ed oa Wednesday
i week of pneumonia afi«r a three days'
! illness, aged about 43 H • whs j
in his younger days as a Democratic poli
; tician. and was eleoud a nu mber of the
Legislature on that
wards lie preceded C'.plain
thonotary of the county, and bu
: resided iu Georgetown. — GeorytUr
J, a iu.n
soils inside that
j ^^„"'„Hon "
, bn obriB ,
ug*b, cakes, candy,
to the delight of the indigent,
. Afb r
g as Pro
stronger medium than his
has figured it nut
expended for presen
j l "'
»raga of this gives $18
au aggregate of $18,000
! The mercury stnr.d a*.
sunrise, on Thursday iuo
! 12° below, at the s
iug. Mauy fours bit
the peaoh buds
r>r* sued that
1 brauchen ar-dry, indeed. .
of sa*,». and the probability of
iu 1881 is very good. In January, 1
the mercury was down to nearly zt
! several days, end the crop thaï yei
; good In February, 1875, the
ranged from lu down to zero fur
than a week, aud the peach crop that year j
was enormous. Cold weather keep > back I
the flow of sap, and diminishes the danger
1 from turly frut-is — Delawarean. i
a gentleman from Wicomico, hats' thet
on Christmas day a hibkII party.' cor-^iint;
<f two ladies one genilemao Iiiii.
canoe to goto Rehoboth '
i.. Ht ^ '
unable to I
church. Th'* ci
had throe sai
| the gentle
manage them all by himself,
; blowing. He took in the
out to take in the jib, when
a heavy squall struck "the dugout," and ,
. The craft did not sink,
however, and with the aid of the oentli- '
, who was a good swimmer, afi of
thern got up on the side and sat up there I
all day before they were rescued. It
bitter cold, ami the ladies were i
exposed in their drenched clothing to the
keen blasts for nearly eight hours. One !
the following day from
The house ot Dr. Welter Ssyego. Bt !
of them died
was robbed of several huudrrd dollars'
worth of silverware, besides jewelry and
clothing, on Saturday night.
Frank Boyle, who had served a term in I
the penitentiary, waBshot dead by Warren j
Sbaw, in whose billiard room he was con- j
cealed. in Brockton, Sunday morning,
Henry Fisher was stabbed to death by
Peter Wells in a drunken quarrel at a j
danoe in Koohville, MiohigaD.on Saturday |
Brooklyn, New York.
tbe slippery pavement
leaving his house
His head struck the sidewalk.
Audrews, a lawyer of
killed by falling
HOW DELAWARE IS ORGANIZED
From the Major-General Down
to the Captain.
FIRST REGIMENT FORMED
A History of the Rise and Progress
of the American Rifles and
DuPont Guards of
The militia of the State of Delaware,
first feeble years of its existence.
The militia organization of the State has
been kept up through all the years of the
which has begun
proportions, Las had "a hard
ouoerned, but the matter of forming
but little attraction iu it. and the offioers
-commissioned privates had
to command. Of our pres
ent militia force, which is purely volunteer,
the Governor is Oommander-in-Ohief,
Adjutaut- General J. Parke Postles being
bis chief of staff and right-hand man in
military matters. The Major-General is
Henry DuPont and the Brigadier-Generals,
Thomas Holcomb and John Dale, Briga
dier-General Burnite died last summer and
has been appointed in his plaoe,
that there are only two Brigadiers where
there usually are three.
Leaving the generals, we oome to the
regimental offices, whioh are filled as fol
lows : Colonel, Samuel A. Macallister ;
Lieutenant-Colonel, Samuel M. Wood ;
Major, Arthur Boyle; Adjutant, G. J.
Hart; Burgeon, Dr. William Marshall;
Drum-Major, Thomas Gray. These
ohosen in the early part of
the present year, when the regiment
formed, consisting of Companies A and O
of this oity, B of Milford, and D and E of
Dover. Company D has been disbanded,
but with this exoeption the State organi
zation is as given above.
The first attempt toward the military
movement whioh resulted in eur present
force was made iu October, 1874, by S. M.
Wood, J. P. Edwards, F. L. Buokmaster,
T. H. H. Messenger, Thomas 0. Appleby,
William H. Hanna, and several others.
Some of these gentlemen had been
bers of the Smyth Zouaves, of whioh
Joseph L. Killgore was captain, and whioh
iugiorioudy collapsed in 1872. The at
tempt to organize a company in 1874
a failure, but another effort was made in
January, 1875, with
of the above named men meeting together
aud organizing, after whioh members were
taken in until in July of that year there
80 names on the rolL The oompany
adopted the name, "American Rifles,"
Company A, D. Y. M., and rented a room
iu the Friendship
alecticr. of company officers
resulting in the choice of S. M. Wood for
captain, J. P. Edwards for first lieutenant,
and F. L. Buokmaster for seoond lieu
l'be oompany procured guns after muoh
trouble, and in February, 1876, on Wash
ington's birthday, turned out without
uuiforms. About Thanksgiving day, 1875,
the oompany gave its first fair in Odd
FHlows' Hall, netting a profit of about
$030, whioh, with the contributions by
public spirited people and its
bers, enabled the orga .ization to purchase
Y. E Holmes just
su ooes8, a few
actively begun. Here the
timo for the first ball
the 29th of Maroh, 1876. The first
tout m uniform
Oo the Fourth of July of the Cen
tennial year the company went to Phila
delphia to represent Delaware in the Cen
tennial Legion, composed of 13 military
original states. On the Sunday following
tbe oompany turned out at the funeral
servioes of John Baylis. who was killed
tbe Fourth of July of that year by the
premature discharge of a cannon
Eighth street hill.
The company has made parades every
Decoration day since its organization. It
On the Fourth of July, 1877, it received
the Hartranft Rifles of Chester, made a
street parade and tendered the guests a
banquet. It was present at the one hun
dredth anniversary of the Battle of the
Braudywine, at Chadd's Ford, on the 11th
of September, 1877. In August of this
year it held its first oompany target matoh
it Pencsgrove. It moved its armory from
the Friendship house to the Saville build
ing the spring of 1877.
On tho 11th of September, 1878. the
Rifles received Company 0, Sixth New
Jersey Regiment, of Camden, entertained
it, aud had a target match at Tatnall's
woods, in which the Camden heroes
off victorious. Iu January the oompany
attended the inauguration of Governor
Hull at Dover. Later in the
from each ot the
Thanksgiving day 1876.
it attended the reunion of the old Fourth
llth of September,
Mt. Cuba. On the
year, the Rifles
to Camden and returned the visit of
C company : in the target matoh at
Cauiden the Rifles winning the match. In
year they moved from the
Sa Ville building to the Masonio Temple
and commenced drilling in the battalion
armory there. The
versury of the evacuation of Valiev Forge,
s celebrated in June 1878,
attended by the Rifles at whioh ti
together with the other military organiza
Hancock. On the evening of Decoration
day. 1879, the company gave a pleasant
entertainment in the Opera House, and
last May, they joined with the DuPont
reviewed by General
battalion entertainment at the
Iu the early part of 1879 Lieutenant
Edwards resigned, whereupon Lieutenant
ln-utouantcy and Edmund Mitchell, Jr.,
unfde second lieutenant. The fifth anni
versary of the
last January, when a delegation of its
friends from Camden
When the regimental organization
effected and Captain Wood
to the position of Lieutenant-Colonel,
another election of company officers
held, resulting in the choioe of F. L.
Buckmaster as captain, the promotion of
Lieutenant Mitchell and the election of
the 28th of last March,
chauges have been
events of importance have
This took place
since which time
trtken pbioe, except that the company
turned out on Decoration andThanksgiv
h R d *y8*
The Amerioan Rifles
old when a number of gentlemen met iu
Ville building to look over the field and
d* 1401 * 1 * 8 the advisability of reorganizing a
new militia company. Among them
S. A. Macallister, Esq., P. T. E. Smith,
E. L. Rice, Jr., F. L. Holmes, J. B.
,, ,. ,
Robinson, W. H. Wictorsbam and others,
ou ^° 0 ^ being promising the project
wa . s P up bed at onoe and a good tnember
Wliö secured. This was in June, 1877 ;
in September the large room in The fourth
8tor >' of the . Ma80ni ° Temple was seoured
*he officers were elected as follows :
^ a P ta > D < S. A. Macallister ; First
™eutenaut, J- M. Curtis; Seoond
Lieutenant, Walter Burk. The name
ohosen was "DuPont Guards," Company
D - V l M - Tb e drilling wm pushed et
once and the uniforms were secured from
Reed A Son, Philadelphia, in the follow
lu 8 rubruary. The first company reception
WHa R lven 1° the same month and they
have been regularly kept up since,
becoming quite a feature of the social
Guards upon the street
During the first half of this year the
two companies (A and 0) were formed
iuto a battalion and Captain Macallister
chosen Major. This caused a obange to
be made in the offioers of the Guards,
who chose Lieutenant Curtis
F. L. Holmes
Tbe first appearance of the
os First Lieutenant, and
Seoond Lieutenant. In
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