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WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1879.
rRICK ONE CENT
•PEG! AL MENTION.
HiioNic Disbahes. —All who would
:ured of or escape disease, be reliev
of a tendency to consumption or
nr hereditary complaints, who deaire
w restored to or retain strength,
1th, vigor, true man or womanhood,
urance, energy, capacity of enjoy
it, and, accidents excepted, a long
prosperous life, should use Flagg'-.
and Stomach Pad, whioh insures
the blessings of health without the
of medioine. Our last two weekB.
j No. 7 B. Fifth street. Consulta
636—Hats ! Hats—1879.— Rumford
thers are still holding forth at
404 Market street, and selling the
styles of hats and caps as fast as
y can be made up. This is the lead
house in the State, as regarding
ie, quality, amount of sales, &c.—
jir genial and accommodating
has to some extent been tbs means
Jtraoting and retaining cus'om, but
low prices of their goods are the
Bf incentives to buy.
Ward Cheap Grocery and
►vision Stork. —If the people of the
ith Ward want cheap groceries and
visions they should call upon Asa
rlock, who has opened a new store
the southeast corner of Elm and
son streets, lie keeps a large as
ineut of meats and groceries at the
lowest cash prices in the city. He
do his best to please all who may
r him with their patronage.
Ilectricity. —A. H. Stevens, M. D.
of Philadelphia, who uses elec
ity on an [entire new principle, and
has been very successful here as
.1 as in Philadelphia, will be at the
yton House for consultation or treat
^t on Mouday aud Thursday of next
k. Charges reasonable. Consulta
)kess Goons.—If you would see the
rest and most extensive assortment
goods, comprising many varie
for suitings ; also new effects in
;b, satins and velvets for trimmings,
ower prices than can be found else
re in the city, go to Russell k
jots and Shoes at Reduced Prices.
lauiei McCusker, 210 W. 2d street,
got in a large stock of boots and
[s for the fall trade, and is deter
ed to Bell them cheaper than any
ie iH the city. Give him a call and
juTTONB. —Two hundred gross of but
j, comprising many of the latest va
'es, at the most reasonable prices,
received by Russell & Spencer.
^!B buttons from 5 cents to 75 cents
Marshall's Cubet Cigarettes cure
tUrrli, cold in the bead and Asthma.
'Try them. For sale by J. R. Hart
.man, Druggist, corner of 5th and Pop
iv. J. II. Willey, pastor of Town
i Station, is to preach in Union M.
Ihurch to-morrow. He is a young
i of mark and ability. Go and hear
11 appliances suitable for afflicted
can be obtained at the Ladies'
artment of Belt's Drug Store. Kn
ee on 6th street. Lady attendant,
'be largest Chamois Skin for the
ney, in the city, to be had at Dan
h's cheap Drug Store, 2d and Mar
ndiau Queen and Hoyt's German
ogne for sale by Taylor k Fullerton,
lggisls, 302 King street,
lon't forget to call on the popular
Geo. H. Ash, for your fall cloth
No. 4 East 3d street.
moke Lone JacR Cigarettes, best in
world. A. A. Chapman, Bole ageut,
and Shipley streets,
lall at the Western Hotel for oyster
p lunch to-night.
Education ami It. Value.
Wilmington, Oct. 10th, 1879.
Iessks. Editors:— My attention was
cibly called to an editorial in the
rning "Herald" of to-day. The wri
says judging from an industrial
d point, our high schools are a pos
e injury to the country. The gen
is certainly laboring under a
[take when he says that a high
ool education unfitted a man to be
mechanic. It certainly unfits
to become a mere mechanical ma
., but it is certainly the very thing
wants to become a successful
cbanlc. Take for instance the ma
uist. What is a machinist without
lie knowledge of Geometry butamere
cbanical tool, or a printer without a
owledge of rhetoric. Aud besides,
nld you have all of our yotmg men
take a trade, is it not better that
e cf our young men should beoorne
professional men or would
u have onr workshops overstocked
d wages lowered and men from other
ea who were more liberal towards
ir children than ourselves doing all
business of the oity. And is it not
ter to educate young ladies of our
town to teach onr children than to
to hire teachers from other places
d pay the money to others and stran
hicli would otherwise go to the
ilies who are residents of the town.
I wish lastly Messrs. Editors to defy
e writer of that editorial who has no
Ba of fairness to point out to me
dnate of our high soliool who is
her dependent on his parents or in
• The Pine Knot*.
The Pine Knot Assembly will give
eir third grand annual ball in Wei
's Dancing Academy, Masonio Hall,
Friday, November 14tli.
emouies, John J. Taggart, assisted
a competent corps of aids, will spare
> pains to make the affair an enjoya
e one. Tickets $1.
War Department, Office of the Chief
glial Officer, Washington, Oct. 11—1
Indications for Saturday—For the
iddle Atlantic States, cloudy or part
cloudy weather, with rain, easterly
inds, nearly stationary .temperature,
REV. GEORGE G. GOOKMAN.
A Reminiscence of bis Life Re
published from the Weekly Re
publican or Rome Twenty Veara
PuhllBhed by request.
Messrs. Editors ;—I take the liberty
of sending you for publication in your
valqpbie paper, a sketch from the pen
of Hon. 0. H. Smith, on the life and
death of the Rev. G. G. Cookman. I
would like it published for two rea
First—Because many of us who have
listened to that eloquent divine have
forgotten when the ill-fated steamer
"President" was lost, which must have
occurred about the 5tb or Gth of March,
The other reason is you recently had
in your city, as pastor of one of your
churches, a worthy son of that illustri
ous mau, on whom his mantle had
0. s. u.
THE REV. GEOROE G. COOKMAN.
The* following sketch from the re
miniscences of the Hon. O. H. Smith,
published in the Indianapolis "Jour
nal," will be highly Interesting to all
who remember the eloquent preacher
and sterling mau :
It was Sabbath morning. The last
of the city church bells was ringing as
1 left my boarding house on Capitol
Hill, at Washington city, lor Wesley
Chapel. It was quarterly meeting.—
The preacher had closed his sermon,
wheu there arose at the desk a slen
der, spare mau, about five feet eight,
dark complexion, black hair falling
carelessly over his high fore-head, lean
bony face, wide mouth, round breasted
collar, black vest and pantaloons. Ad
dressing the congregation he said:
"We desire to take up a small collec
tion for the relief of destitute, worn
out Methodist preachers and their fain
lies. We appeal to-day to the hearts
of the|congregation," and he took his
seat. A large collection followed. I
whispered to 1\ G. Good, of Ohio, who
sat by ray side, "Who is that man ?"
"Don't you know him ? It is George G.
The next Sabbath I was at the chap
el again. Mr. Cookman preached. I
returned satisfied that lie was no ordi
The election for Chaplain cf the Sen
ate came on a few days after, and
without the knbwledge of Mr. Cook
man, I privately suggested his name
to the Senators around me. The most
of them had heard him preach. He
was elected Chaplain by a decided vote
over Rev. Henry Slicer, against whom
there was no objection ; but we want
ed to bring Mr. Cookman more pro
minently before the public. The next
Sabbath he preached his first sermon
in the hall of the House,to avery large
congregation, from the text :
sword of the Lord and of Gideon."
He made a profound impression on his
hearers that day, which seemed to in
crease with every succeeding sermon.
It is not my purpose to 6k«l»^h the
many sermons of Mr. Cookman during
the period he was Chaplain of th«
Senate, the most of which I heard. He
was a clear, distinct and powerful
preacher. The remarkable clearness
ofjiis mental vision enabled him to see
aud describe whatever he touched so as
almost to make Paul, Silas, Peter,
Mark and John stand before you as be
named them. His tone of voice, as he
warmed with his subject, and the tear
stealing down his cheek were lrresista
ble. As a pulpit orator, take him all
in all, he had few equals and no super
iors, that I ever heard. There was no
place for a choir where Cookmau sang.
His voice was melody itself. I heard
him in the Senate Chamber on the funer
al occasion of Senator Betts, of Connec
ticut. The Chamber was crowded.—
The President, Departments, Foreign
Ministers, Senators, and Representatives
were there. I distinctly recollect odc
of bis figured of speech:— " As the hu
man family come upon the great stage
of life, they find at every fork of the
road the fingerboard distinctly pointing
to the grave. There is no other road
to travel from infancy to old age and
death but the road that leads to the
grave." There was not a dry eye in
the Senate Chamber when he closed his
sermon of oue hour, and sang alone
the single verse of the hymn.
** And must this body die—
This well wrought frame docay ?
And uiu8t these active limbs of mine
Lie mouldering la the clay ? "
The session of Congress was about to
close upon the administration of Mr.
Van Bureu. The inauguration of Gen
eral Harrison was soon to take place.—
Mr. Cookman hail all Ills arrange
ments made to visit Englaud on the
steamer President. The first dispatch
of the new administration was to he
confided to his charge. The next Sab
bath he was to take leave of the mem
bers of Congress in his farewell ser
mon. The day came. An hour before
the usual time the crowd was seen fil
ing along the pavement of the avenue,
aud passing up the hill to Representa
tive Hall, which was soon filled to
overflowing, and huudreds unable to
get seats, went away disappointed. I
obtained a seat early in front of the
clerk's chair. John Quincy Adams sat
in the speaker's chair, facing Mr. Cook
Tbe space in the rostrum wan
filled with Senators and RepreBcnta
Tne moment had come. Mr.
Cookman evidently much affeoted,
kneeled In a thrilling prayer, and rose
with his eyes blinded with tears. . -
voice faltered with suppressed emotion,
as he gave out the hymn:
When marshalled on the nightly plain,
The gllttorlnir hosts hestud the sky,
One etar alono of all the train.
Can Bx the sinner's wandering eyo.
Hark ' hark! to God the chorus breaks,
From every host, irnm every gem :
But one alone the Saviour speaks,
It Is the Star of Bethlehem.
Once on the raging seas 1 rode.
The storm was loud, tho night was dark,
Tho ocean yawned, and rudely blowed
The wind that toBsed my juudorlne bark.
The hymn was sung by Mr. Cook
man alone. I can yet in my imagina
tion, hear his voice as it filled the
large hall, and the last sounds, with
their echoes 'lied away in the dome.
"And I saw a great white throne and
him who sat ou it, from whoso face the
earth and heaven fled away, and there
was no place for them.
And 1 saw the dead Brnall and great,
stand before God, and the books were
opened, and another book, which is
the liook of life, and the dead were
judged out of those things which were
written in the books, according to their
Mr. Cookiuan was more affected when
he gave out his text, than I had ever
seen himbefore.—He several times passed
his handkerchief over his eyeB before
he began. The first sentences are fresh
in my recollection ;—
"When Massillon, one of the greatest
divines that France ever knew, was
called to preach the funeral sermon of
the departed King, in the Cathedral, at
Paris, before the reigning King, the
royal family, the chambers, and the
grandees of France, he took with him
to the sacred desk a little golden urn,
containing a lock of hair of the late
King. The immense congregation was
seated, and the silence of death reign
ed. Massillon arose, held the little urn
in his fingers,his hand resting upon the
sacred cushion. All eyes were intent
ly fixed upon him. Moments, minutes
passed, Massillon stood motionless,
pale as a statue, the feeling became in
tense ; many believed he was struck
dumb before the august assembly;
many sighed and groaned aloud ; many
eyes were diffused with tears, when the
band ol Masillon was seen slowly rais
ing the little golden urn, his eyes fixed
upon the King.
As the hand was returned to the sa
cred cushion, the solemn voice of Mas
sillon was heard in every part of the
cathedral, "God alone is great !" So
I say to you to-day, my beloved hear
there is no human greatness,
"God alone is great 1" The subject
was the day of judgment. I had
heard it preached many times, but
never as I heard it then. The im
mense congregation was held almost
breathless with the most beautiful,
sublime and powerful sermon I ever
heard. He spoke of the final separa
tion in the great day of judgment and
fancied the'Lord locking the door that
opened to the bottomless pit, stepping
upon the ramparts, letting fall the key
into the abyss below, and dropping
the last tear over fallen and condemn
ed men. He closed, "I go to the land
of my birth to press once more to my
heart my aged mother, and drop a tear
the grave of my sainted father.
And he sank
overpowered to his seat, while the
whole congregation responded with
General Harrison had been inaugu
rated. The despatches for the British
Government were signed by Mr. Web
ster and delivered to Mr. Cookman.
He took leave of his' friends at Wash
ington and left for New York. As we
parted his last words were : "May
heaven bless you, Mr. Smith. If ever
I return you shall see me in the West."
A few days afterwards there wa3 seen
passing Governor's Island the splendid
new steamer "President," on her out
ward trip to Liverpool, with Mr. Cook
man, Tyrone Power, and a long list of
other distinguished passengerson board.
The flying steamer had left the light
house far behind and moved gallantly
on up the Atlantic with as fair pros
pects of a speedy and safe a voyage
any vessel that ever crossed the ocean.
Night was coming on. The clouds in
the heavens portended a storai. Th**
winds blow and howled a dreadful hur
ricane. The ill-fated vessel was seen
late in the evening, struggling with
fate—now lying in the trough of the
sea, now on the mountain wave, now
upon her side and again plunging, as
it were, into the abyss below,
"The storm was loud, tho night was dark,
The ocean yawned, and rudely blowed
Tho wind that tossed my foundering bark."
The sun arose ou
The "President, with all
an open sea.
on board, had gone down, and was
never head o'f more. Thus perished
before lie reached the meridiau of life
of the most eminent divines of our
Squire Cole's Lillie Court—Money
Ernest Ueuderer had a hearing before
Esquire Cole last evening on the charge
of assaulting Wm. Money.
Lore appeared as counsel for the plain
Mr. Money testified that on last Mon
day evening he had a conversation with
Henderer in reference to the behaviour
of his (Ileuderer's) boy. During the
conversation Mr. Money made the re
mark that if Mr. Henderer did not take
better care of the boy he might at some
time have the misfortune to see him
hereupon Henderer struck
him twice in the breast,
cross-examined the witness at some
length,but was unable to shake liia tes
timony. Mrs. Money also testified to
the bruises having been received.
In defence Bayard Wilkinson testi
fied that be was present part of the time
during the difficulty had not seen the
Mr. Lore delivered an earnest appeal
in behalf of the right of American citi
zens; touched a little upon the peculiar
glint of the Eagle's wings; showed how
the fundamental principles of American
home life hinged entirely upon the
Squire's decision in this particular
case, aud closed by chucking a little
taffy at the magistrate. It was of no
use however the Squire adjudging Hen
derer guilty and fined him $5 and costs.
The officers of Viola Council No. 20, Jr.
O. U. A. M., of Pennsgrove, N. J., were
installed on last Saturday evening, by
p. C. Joseph T. Cross;
C.—B L. Smith.
V. C.—Harry Kelley.
H. S.—Robert Morgan.
I. S.—E. Shoemaker.
O. S.—K. Curden.
Viola Council is in a flourishing con
dition and 18 members will be initiated
tills evening. Hope Connoil of this city
paid their Jersey brethern a visit a few
weeks ago, wheu they were well receiv
ed, and had a pleasant time.
FOR TEA DRINKERS ONLY.
An Added Interest In the Ezhf lira
tine Beverage-One Gup More
From a California Paper.
On the camp ground in Fresno coun
ty we heard a story which may seem to
he "sensational," and if it be true, it
will produce a profound sensation with
a large class of people in the United
States. It is so strangely horrible that
we would not give it to the public,
were it not that we think the public is
entitled to the knowledge, and that
there is a " posibllity " and some
"probability" of its being true. This is
A gentleman in Fresno county had
Chinaman in his service to whom he
offered a cup of tea. The Chinaman re
fused to drink it. He insisted, and
the other as persistently; refused.
Knowing the fondness of the Chinese
for tea, he asked a reason for the re
fusal ; and the other refused to tell.
Becoming vexed at the obstinacy of the
"heathen," he threatened ; but it was
of no avail—he wonld neither drink
the tea nor give his reason for refus
His cariosity was thorougldy aroused,
having heard strange stories about the
preparation ot tea for market, and he
determined to ascertain the reason
the strange conduct of the chinaman.
His threats became so demonstrative
that "Ah Sin" began to fear for his
life, and agreed to tell if his question
er would promise not to tell the Cliina
uaraen, as they would surely kill him
if it became known that he told it. He
then made this statement; that it was
the custom of the Chinese to Bend home
—to China—the bodies of deceased
friends; for safe transit and preserva
tion the bodies were packed in tea;
that this tea was dried, and prepared,
and returned to the American market;
that "private marks" were put upon
the chests, and that Chinamen never
drank tea in this country unless they
knew how it was marked, or unless
was specially imported for their own
We give the following reasons
Baying this is possibly true
1. It is a well known fact that the
Chinese send the bodies of their friends
back to China; when they bury, it
only for a time, aB the bones are
humed and sent to t||e land of their
2. According to an analysis given
Chambers' Cyclopedia, tea contains
per cent of tannin, and is therefore
suitable medium in which to convey
3. We have not the least reason
doubt the sincerity and veracity of our
4. It is well known that the Chinese
are very careful in the ase of tea, and
that they use, mostly if not entirely,
that which is put up and imported
their own special use. Their best tea,
if put on the market, would not
here because of its great price.
We have now done only our duty
the matte*. We cannot say that there
is any truth in the statement, but
think there may be. And while it
barely possible that this may be so.
seems unnecessary to urge our readers
to abstain from its use until they
at least be assured that they can use
with safety. They who understand
the danger of taking into their systems
exhalations from a cadaver will be slow
to run any risk in this matter. If it
true, no one can tell or even imagine
what diseases may have been engen
dered by the use of tea thns rendered
When people refused to yield to
guments and facts concerning the
of the unclean carcass of the swine,
science discovered the existence
trichina, and many were induced
refuse to eat the vile llesli because
the manifest danger. If, by placing
this statement before our readers, they
are induced to abstain from the use
shall have done them no injury,
as its intlnence on the nervous system
is such that its use can lie of no possi
ble benefit, hut is a real detriment.
We have drunk very little tea since
the Chinese have dwelt in any consid
erable numbers in California. Aud
that little we shall continue to beg par
don of our stomach until this state
ment of the ChiDamaii is satisfactorily
shown to he untrue.
Since writing the above we have
ceived further information, and find
that we have spoken very modestly
where others speak confidently. Many
Americans are firmly convinced that
the tea in which dead bodies are carried
to Asia is returned and put upon
American market. The hare idea is
horribly disgusting that we felt slow
to give it credence. The finer instincts
of the system must he stiffed, and
appetite grossly abused, in any one
who will run the risk oi tasting of this
filthiness, after learning of the danger.
■ui»ar Meet Premiums TorNcxt
At a meeting of the commission held
in Wilmington, Oct. Sth, it was con
cluded to give notice that premiums
the amount of $600 to $800 will
paid for the best result in growing
gar beets next year (1880) the details
of which will be given next spring.
The object of publishing this informa
tion now is to give opportunity for pre
paring the ground this fall. The pre
miums this year amonnt to $250,
will be seen by this to be more than
double next year. For- further infor
mation apply to the commissioner resi
dent of your county. Lea Pusey, Wil
mington, New Castle co.; Samuel
Cooper, Camden, Kent co.; T. B. Giles.
Bedford, Sussex on.
Mr. Samuel Hawkins, tobacco mer
chant at Seventh and Market streets,
tried the experiment of raising tobacco
in his yard from new and improved
seed. He has succeeded eo well that
some of the leaves on the stalks he rais
ed were 18 Inches wide and 47 inches
long. It is doubtful whether tobaooo
of this size was ever raised before
the State. In old times Delaware was
a great tobacco mart and according
Vincent's History, had the monoply
supplying Sweden, when the people
that oountry possessed our territory.
Tobacco might still he grown here with
TEHH1BUE RAILROAD ACL1DBNT.
■hocking Catastrophe on ■ Michi
gan Railroad— Twenty Killed
and a Large Macaber Wounded.
Detroit, Oct. 10.—A collision occur
red on the Michigan Central Railroad
near Jackson, early this morning, be
tween a passenger train and a freight
train, caused by a misplaced snitch.
On the passenger train there were a
large number of emigrants, twenty of
whom were killed and many others
maimed. There were also a number of
first-class passengers killed and serious
are: Milton Gilbert, of Detroit, engi
neer of the express train; C. B. Smith,
of Jackson,fireman of the express train;
John Rice, wife and daughter of Phila
delphia; Mrs. Garland and her ten year
old daughter of Philadelphia; LouU
Mongeon and infant daughter, of Back-,
ingham, Canada, and Mrs. George A.
Jones, of Chalado, Pa.
The following is a list of the names of
the wounded as far as can be ascer
tained : M. D. Carlisle, express mes
senger, of Detroit, collar bone broken ;
A. A. Bennett, baggageman, of Detroit,
badly cut and bruised ; William Buggy,
of Troy, Vermont, right leg and thigh
crushed ; Daniel Finn, of Chicago, head
cut and bruised ; S. M. Sparlin, of Phil
adelphia, cut on head and hurt inter
nally ; Arthur Rogers, of Philadelphia,
cut and bruised, not dangerously ; Reu
ben Carter, of Gardner, 111., hands cut
and left thigh broken ; George A. Cun
ningham, of Janesville, Wis., left arm
broken in two places ; If. Misdas, of
Canada, cut and bruised; E. J. Parnell,
ofSt. Catharines, Ont., left leg broken,
Mrs. E. J. Parnell, of St. Catharines,
severely injured in head and knee ;
Mrs. J. F. Parnell, of Toronto, head
cut; John Jeffries, of Newark, head
crushed, probably fatally hurt ; Willie
Rice, aged four years, of Philadelphia,
leg broken and face cut, recovery
doubtful; his father, mother] and
sister killed; Mrs. Laura A. Finley, of
Walworth, N. Y., bruised about the
bead and face; Mrs. R. J. Warren, of
Gains, Mich., bruised about the back
and shoulders; Henry Harrows, of
Newfoundland, Pa., cut In head.
Henry Barrows, of Newfoundland,
Pa., cut in the head ; Arandus Masson
nnve, a Frenchman, from Buckingham,
Canada, severe contusion in the face
and head; Palmos Massonnuve, of
Buckingham, Canada, cut in the bead
and leg ; Delbert M. Benjamin, of Jer
sey Heights, N. J., in hip, head and
lungs. Slight—William Biruey, Galt,
Ont., leg bruises; Mrs. A. M. Steel, of
Detroit, leg sprained and body bruised;
Mrs. Tkos. Clement, of Lockport, N.
Y., arm and bead cut and severely
braised in back and bead; Mrs. Hart, of
Clinton, Iowa, bead cut severely; Rob
ert Mill of Trenton, Canada, injured in
the back and body ; Leopold, of Ran
dolph, Mass., cut in the bead and foot;
Mrs. George A. Jones, Chalado, Pa.,
cuts and bruises on head and left side.
One of her children—eighteen months
old—was instantly killed, and another
badly bruised about the head. J. M,
Sparklin, of Philadelphia, thinks bis
wife and children aged fonr and six
The identified killed
An official investigation was made
this afternoon into the cause of the atv
cident at Jackson, and the testimony
shows that the telegraph operator re
ported the express train forty-five min
utes late, so the tra'n men began mak
ing up a freight train ou the main track.
The express train made up the time
lost, and came dashing into Jackson on
time, and hence the disaster.
Across the Continent.
Oliver Doud Byron held forth at the
Opera House last evening in the
drama "Across the Continent."
Tne play itself is
neration oi variety comedy with a
high order of pathetic sentiment. What
little there is of the latter is warped
and vitiated by an over abundance of
the former which being of plebian or
der gives to the whole performance that
caste of character only popular among
the "gallery gods," and the readers of
delectable sensational trash, 'i he play
is opened with a tenement scene in
Five Points at New York. In this the
dramatic work of the whole troupe is
brought out. The situation ludicrous
and constantly changing, are well sup
ported especially the comic order. Joe
II. Banks as "Dennis O'Dwyer," was
the life of the play.
Oliver Doud Byron and Harry B.
Hudson both evinced considerable dra
matic talent which is exceedingly for
tunate for the play. The support was
numerous and in some instances very
poor. The play will be given again
this afternoon. This evening Mr. By
ron will bring before the public the
new play of "Hero" in which he
promises a real dramatic treat.
Still very ~ow.
Patrick Martin, foreman of the bridge
constructing department of Edgemoor,
who fell from a structure the company
was building at Fredericksburg, Va.,
is still very bad, having been injured
internally. His mother lives on West
Front street above Jackson who with
others of the family entertain appre
hensions that his injuries will prove
A Child Injured.
Yesterday afternoon about 4.30 a lit
tle fellow named John Crawford, resid
ing with bis parents at No. 16 E. Front
street, was knocked dewn by a horse
attached to one of Bright's coal carts,
and qnite severely injured, the horse
tramping upon him. The boy at first was
thought to be fatally injured, but this
morning was considerably better.
A Feast for the Roys.
The horse attached to Mr. Venn's
bakery wagon ran away yesterday af
ternoon about 2.30, and scattered the
pies, cakes and bread with which the
wagon was filled with a lavish foot.
He ran from Eighth and Church streets
to Front ami King before he was
Four men, named Nolan, Moran,
Smith and McGroarty, were severely
burned by an explosion of gas in the
Empire Mine, at Wilkesbarre, yester
I. O. O. F. StanUlnic l emmfItera
Grand Master J. Clayton Massey has
announced the following standing com
State of the Order—E. F. James, J.
W. Boone, Levi H. SpriDger G. Troup
Maxwell, A. P. Carnagy.
Legislative Committee—Henry Eckel,
Cyrus Tatman, George R. Roberts, H.
B. Bennett, L. H. Quay.
Constitutional Laws—E. C. Moore,
W. H. Foulk, W. C. Carnagy, J. M.
Whitford, L..T. Grubb.
| Correspondence—J. L. Pierson, E. W.
Cooper, B. C. Barker, J. M. Shakespear,
Appeals R. II. McDaniel, A. J. Brown,
8. R. Lawson, G. Hughes, G. W. Wil
Returns and Reports—Wm. West,
John Griner, Thomas Mitchell, E. E.
Nicholson, J. C. Corbin.
Finance—J. Maris, William Herbert,
A. G. Robinson, L. F. Adair, Arthur
Hall—J. P. Taylor, Thomas Stimmel,
E. C. Pearce, I. G. Saxton, John R.
Printing—I. W. Hallam, Thomas E.
Young, E. P. Crossan, A. P. Carnagy,
Accounts—A. II. Manship, J. II.
Appleby, J. J. McMullen, Wm. Denni
son, Daniel Farra.
Dues and Benefits—Dr. J. H. Chand*
ler, Samuel Taylor, S. M. Simpler,
Edwin Hirst, Daniel Farra, M. S. Bar
All the lodges in New Castle county
and Morning Star Lodge in Kent coun
ty will be under the supervision of the
Grand Master at Wilmington.
Lodges Nos. 7, 20, 30, will be under
the supervision of Deputy Grand Mas
ter G. M. Fisher, Camden.
Lodges Nos. 10, 31, 35, D. G.M., D.
W. Truitt, Milford.
Lodges Nos. 14, 27, D. G. M., T. W.
Lodges Nos. 3, 15, 17, 25, D. G. M.,
D. VY. lirereton, Lewes.
Sun rises 8.C6.
•Sun acta 5.28.
A pretty girl has a right to Sear arma.
Salt ureters. Ice oold, lot sale at Fullmer'.!
Eight cents per line is charged for advertis
ing In this column.
" Bedad ! Look at the baste wid his two
toothpicks stlckin' out er his inout! " was
how the first sight ol an elephant
Bridget Muldoon.—" Boston Transc
Watches repaired by M. F. Davis, No. 9 E.
To the average father these cool, brisk
nights bring the consoling thought that, while
the gas bill may prove a trilie heavier, the
front gate is having a rest.—St. Louis "Times
Have your roofs repaired before the coming
In by Mitchell, 310 W.Front street.
Pure cider vinegar at Weldin & Lloyd's, at
Seventh and King.
When a young
wile she is a " flame, ' from which state sho
gradually dwindles inio a spark: but after
they are married, and a quarter of the honey
moon is parsed, she is certain to exhibit some
of the old fire.
Oyster soup lunch to-night, at the Western
Hotel, Fourth and Orange.
It is with the most exultant feelings of plea
sure that we announce to the people who live
outside of Delaware, that with a few more
days of sunshine, noxt year's crop ol peaches
will not be injured.
first meets his future
of spelling Is a grat saving of ai
fabet and tim.
Always receiving new furniture
Adair's, No. 207 Market street.
Mr. McGhnchey's voice is all powerful in
Council now.. IV' need of ear trumpets. He
has at last got to reading the JKki'I'hlicatx.
The wonderful folding rocking chair has
come to the 90 cent store lor $1.15.
vthing about that, " said
Mrs. Grant, when she was questioned on the
third term; "the General and I never talk
The licathon Chinese does his washee by
the aid of Kelley &. Co.'s laundry soap.
" lie made too free with It when h3 was
y a mild-mannered
met the suggestion that
Gen. Sherman should bo given the " freedom
of the city. "
Cupping and leeching at No. 103 E. Second
street. Residence No. 403 East Second street,
Tho warm weather prevents the farmers
from gotting their corn husked.
Chicken salad at Fullmer's.
Job printing promptly and neatly done at
the Republican office.
Slate paint lor tin roofs sold by Mitchell, on
Front street between West and Tatnall.
The contest, for
with the indication?, this morning, In favor
of the equinox.
G. S. Humphrey, the hatter, oilers great
barga'ns in hats this day and evening at 216
hero before ! " was the
equinoctial still gees an,
Miss J ennie Flood, who is'said to be en
gaged to U. S. Grant, Jr., Is reported to be i'4,
with dark brown luxuriant hair, blue eyes,
full iaco, beautiful teeth, and handsome. No
wonder Ulysses, Jr., was overwhelmed with
that Flood, and may be said to bo drowned In
a sea ol lovo.
Barnmn is coining next week, and the boys
The " Axmlnster " is the handsomest and
most economical parlor stove in the market,
found only at Quiiur's, Ninth and Shipley.
't have an honest horse
is because we haven't an honest human
There will be a soiree given by A. J, Hark
dancing school, In the large hall ol Haik
nesa' Building, Tenth ami Market streets,
this (Saturday) evening. *
As tho new law make? allowance for efip
ple*. most ol the tramps no«r seen limp along
Notice to the Public.—I will half-sole and
hoel boots and shoes for $1, other inending In
proportion, John E. Bailey, S. \V. corner of
Seventh and Tatnall streets.
The man with no teeth is always looking
lor a solt thing.—" Now York Commercial
Advertiser. " And you might have added
that the blind mau is always feeling lor the
Chicken croquettes at Fulluior's.
Observe good manners and pay your debts
promptly and you will go through iile pleas
The Democratic Governor of Kentucky, It
is said, pardons'one convict every day. It he
keeps on at that rate, ho will empty the jails
and penitentiaries before he finds a criminal
ruilty ot a worse crime than he was guilty oi
Please compare our fine Derby hats, " The
Rowell, " price $2.00, with those sold at $2.50
elsewhere, and your verdict will be, *• The
Howell " Is the bosc. All grades of hats and
caps retailed at wholesulo prices, by Sheppey,
Palmer & Co., one :>rioe hatters, 503 Market
An exchange says that Oliver Wendell
Holmes, 70 years of age, splits his own kind
ling wood. Well, we shouldn't suppose that
a man at that ago would go about splitting
other people's kindling wood.
Have your leaky rools attended to by Mitch
ell, 310 W. Front street, and thus avoid
You can't expect anything better from files
Than to act like the devil, you know;
It's a sort ot Inherited talent, no doubt.
From the parent that dwelleth below ;
That the son can't be blamed If lie copies the
Is something nobody denies.
And haven't wo all ol ub heard It announced,
That the .'.evil's the father of flies 1 .'
The Blackvllle Shooting Case—Vir
ginia "Fnndera')—Record of Har
der*, Accidents, Incidents, Crime
The special ageut detailed to investi
gate the shooting ot the postmaster at
Blackville, S. C., has made a report to
the post-office department, censuring
not only the postmaster's assailants bat
the community at large. The attack is
attributed by the agent to the fact that
the postmaster, being a colored Repub
lican, was therefore obnoxious to the
Blackvillians. The matter will lie re
ferred to the Attorney General to ascer
tain whether anything can legally be
done by the authorities in Washington
for the protection of the postmaster
from further molestation.
A large meeting of "Funders," held
in the Academy of Music at Petersburg,
Va., on Thursday night, was addressed
by U. S. Senator Johnson and Gen.
Eppa Hunton in favor of the McCul
loch bill. The galleries were filled
with colored people. Another meeting
was held at Prince George Court House
on Thursday, when Colonel Cameron
spoke in favor of re-adjustment, and
ex-Governor Kemper in support of the
John Meirhoffer was murdered in'his
house at West Orange, N. J., on Thurs
day, by being shot in the back of the
head. His wife and a tramp named
Frank Lammens, who had been work
ing for Meirhoffer for about six weeks,
were arrested on Thursday night. The
woman said she saw Lammens do the
Augustus and Charles Thomas,broth
ers, living near Augusta, Me., quar
relled on Thursday, and one of them
struck the other in the head with an
axe, making an ugly wound. The
woanded man seized the axe aud cut
with it into the other's back. They
then separated by a neighbor, and
now at their homes suffering se
The directors of the Consolidated
Bank of Montreal appeared in Court
yesterday, and their counsel moved
quash the indictments against them
upon technical gronads. The Crown
prosecutor said he had not been noti
fied of the motion, and a postponement
was granted until to-day.
The Legislature of Washington Ter
ritory yesterday took a recess until
Thursday next for the purpose of ac
cepting an invitation to meet General
Grant at Portland. The Mayor and
Council of Seattle have invited the Gen
eral to visit that place during his trip
in Washington Territory.
Sixteen new cases of yellow fever and
three deaths were reported in Memphis
yesterday. A physician and two nur
ses, with medicines, blankets and pro
visions, were sent from Memphis, yes
terday, tc Concordia. Two more cases
of yellow fever are reported at Oak
Sir Leonard Tilley, the Canadian
Minister of Finance, is in Washington
for the purpose of inspecting our sys
tem of banking and fiuanoe. He called
upon tii- Si-cretsry of the State, Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury and
Comptroller of the Currency yesterday.
In the U. S. District Court at Boston
yesterday six persons convicted of ille
gal voting at the election in March
last wer- sentenced to pay fines. One
was sen'euced to pay a fine of $100 and
costs, the others to pay $50 and costs
each. The fines being paid they were
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion of New Jersey met in Morristown
yesterday, and will continue in session
until Sunday evening. Its days are
devoted to business and the evening
sessions to devotional exercises.
A balloon was seen by a compositor
and telegraph operator at Dubuque,
early yesterday morning. It was very
high up, and the car oould be seen, but
no person. It moved slowly south.
Powell Bond, a prominent oitizen of
Roslyn, L. I., died on Tuesday night
from a pistol shot wound, received
through the careless handling of a re
volver by his brother the day before.
Robert W. Turner, a druggist's clerk
died in Toronto yesterday, from the
effects of a blow on the head, inflicted
by Lawrence Smyth. Turner bad been
too intimate with Mrs. Smyth.
The annual parade of the Catholic
Total Abstinence Societies of Boston and
its vicinity took place yesterday. The
procession was reviewed by Governor
Talbot as it passed the State House.
Jacob Patch, a teamster, was killed
at Gold Mine Station in Sokuylkill
county, on Thursday, by the falling of
a tree to which he had a pulley attach
A fair sized audience attended the
Public Temperance meeting of the M.
S. R. A. last evening. J. S. Smedley
presided, and addresses were delivered
by Messrs. Smedley and Cook. Some
excellent vocal selections were also
AT E P. FRYE'S
NO. 17 E. SECOND STREET,
4S-You are Invited.
S ECOND LITERARY ENTER
Will be given by the Y. P. A. of Olivet
TUESDAY EVENING, OCT. 14, 1879.
The programme for the ovening will con
sist of Slngimr, Dialogues, Essays, Recita
tions, and Select Reading by Prof. Crabb.
The little Miss Roberts will assist with the
singing, also tho Midget will speak.
For sale by E. T. Dilworth, Second and
L OST —a gold masonic charm, on or near
Market street. A liberal reward will
be paid il left at No. 122 Shipley street.
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