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✓ . ;-* *'■ r » I # I )A 11 A ♦ » , MO^fttAT, NOVEMBER 10, 1879 VOL. VI.—NO 87. PRICE ONE CENT » E ntered at the pobt office at Wilmington, Del., u second-clasz maD The Weather. War Department, Offloe of the Chief Signal Offloer, Washington, Nov. 10—1 A. M. Indications for Monday—For Now England and the Middle States, oooler and partly cloudy weather, southerly to westerly winds, rising, iollowed by falling barometer, and light rains in the northern portions. SPECIAL MENTION. Jcst Received bv the Klectbic Line fbox New Yoiik.— 5,000 pieces of wall paper, comprising all the latest designs and tints, whioh we are determined sell lower than the lowest. $1.00 gold embossed paper reduced to 75 ots. per piece; 60c. gold papers to 40c. per piece ; 25c. satin papers to 22o.; 20c. heavy grounded papers to 17.c.; 15c. white back papers to 12Jc.; 12Jo. seo ond grade white hack papers to lOo.; J0c. brown hack papers to 8o. per pieoe. We have a lot of 600 pieoes of brown hack papers, last spring styles, which we are selling at 6c. per piece, which would cost me, including freight, the same money to replace them in fall patterns. Those who have small tenant houses to paper will save money by buying these goods. In our labor de partment we are determined not to lie excelled. A call from those who are In need ef these goods will oonvluoe them that this is no humbug advertisement. Yours Respectfully, John R. Holt, 223 Market street. Latest Novelties.— Ladies', misses' and children's furs, fur robes, fur trim mings by the yard, ladles' fur oaps, la dles' and gent's seal skiu caps, plush caps, ladies' Derby and square crown stiff hats, gout's silk dress hats, Btitf and soft hats, Bilk and casBimere caps, chilkren's stiff and soft hats, silk and gingham umbrellas, trnnks, valises, Ac., at Romford Bros., No. 404 Market street. Divorcb. —Many a divoroe has been granted beoaase the wife had the dys pepsia, and the baby, inheriting the mother's "fidgets" is a crying baby.— Poor thing ! Dr. Flagg's Stomach and Liver Fad will cure the dyspepsia and the baby too. Office No. 7 E. 5th street. Uonsnltation free. To the Ladiks.—Now Is the time to get your furs repaired or altered in the latest style. This is being done cheap every day at the hat and fur store of W. AUentzer, 227 Market street. Take Noticb.— Mrs. Daniel Morgan, who formerly stood in King street, just above Third, has taken stall No. 93, in the Third street market, where she will sell butter, eggs, milk, &o. Evidently it is for everybody's inter est to buy their tobacco, oigars, pipes, Ac., at the great tobacco mart, 4th and Shipley streets. Apples.— W. K. Stockley has just re ceived a car load of fine Western ap ples, whioh will be sold at reasonable prices, at the S. K. cor. of Third and King Btreets. Maddoch A Co.'s Iron Stone China dinner plateB, per doz., $1.12 ; break fast, 98 cts. ; tea, 84 cts. Lawton, 605 Market street. Brnnet's Bitters, excellent for dys pepsia, for sale by Taylor A luUarta. Druggists and Apothecaries, 302 King street. Prince Edward's Island maokeral for sale, wholesale and retail, by James Blake, at his store, 604 W. Front st. 8utterley A Foster, No. 302 Market street, are doing the best and cheapest work iu the oity. Give them a oall. 16 piotures for 25 cents, at Butterley A Foster's, 302 Market street. CUPID ON A LAHK. Uod Plnyln* 16* the Silver Topa of The Tonii ii chief A in on* Oharrh tttreel. That the hymeneal fever has struck Wilrningtou, aud Btruok it bad, our readers must have noticed by the un usual .umber of weddings which have been noted in our columns within the past mouth. While the gay God who is supposed to engineer all this sort of business has, as a general thing, circu lated amoug the youths and maidens of proper age, amt has kept himself pretty straight while he remained up town, itfieeuifl that once in a while he loses his hearings and visits the region of Church street, and it also appears that when he does strike that section the Grandmothers and Grandfathers are made the subjects of his attacks and the result of his pranks in that di rection is bringing forth its fruit A few weeks eiuce we chronicled the aud festive couple elopement of a gay residing on Churoh street above Eighth whose ages ranged somewhere in the eighties, and each of whom could count their grandchildren by the score, and now we have the acoount of another couple residing on the same street, who wentto Philadelphia on Saturday where they were spliced aooordlng to Friends ceremony, in tlie presence of twelve witnesses. This last pair were Thomas George Lukens aged 78 years, and Miss Kate Jester aged 65. The happy couple returned home on Saturday evening and immediately commenced house keeping. Nl. Andretfe-Seflnl-Uentennial. St. Andrew's P. K. Churoh, Kighth and Shipley streets, will celebrate its semi centennial on Wednesday and Thursday next. The exercises will commence on Wednesday morning at 10.30 o'olock. There will be holy com munion, offering for the dlooeaan mis sion and a historical sermon by the reo tor. In the evening a sermon will be preached by Rev W. A. Newbold. On Thursday morning Rev. W. H. Galla gher will preaoh. In the afternoon Rev. Riohard Newton, D. D A social re-unlon will be held In the leoture room in the evening and several addressee will be made. Flawing Up • Pol »f «»>«*■ A colored man plowing on a farm be longing to one Price, near 1 Ky., tamed up a Jar containing $1,300 in gold. It had the appearanoe of har ing been ia the ground a long time. rmi buno publico. A Correspondent'* View of Use Mili tary Phase of llie B-B. For the Republican. Messrs. Ferrous:—It is certainly a matter of very great surprise to the Republican citizens of Wilmington that Major S. A Macallister should issue an order bearing the heading "Head Quarters, First Battalion D. S. V. M., Wilmingtsn, Del.,'' calling* out corn panics A. and C. of this city, to aid in the receptiou of Senator Bayard, iu connection with the high toned "Ex celsior and Jefferson Democratic clubs, also the Democratic City Council of Wilmington. It is certainly a faot self evident, (no matter how much it may be attempted to deny it,) that the whole thing is gotten np as a great boost or boom to assist Mr. Bayard iu securing the nomination by the Dem ocratic National Couvention for Presi dent. And it is certainly very impolitic in any man calling himself a Republi can, to lend his aid to holster up a man like Mr. Bayard who is one of the most uncompromising enemies of the prlnoi pie enunciated by the Great National Republican party. There is certainly no man prominently identified with the Democratic party in the United States, whose principles openly avowed, could he more objectionable to a true Repub lican ttfan Thomas F'. Bayard of Dela ware. Ills ultra State right views, his declaration of his principles on the question of suffrage, aud his whole po litical record (exoept on the question of F'inance) are as objectionable to Repub licans as those of Alexander Stephens, Jefferson Davis, or auy of the ex Rebel Brigadier Generals of the so-called Con federate States. And why our military companies should be ordered out to re ceive a mau who soofied at Lincoln's Hirelings, as they were called, by himself and his friends dur ing our great struggle for Na tional existence, is what our old veteran soldiers, and loyal citizens in general, cannot understand. Heel very that|Captain Wood oithe American Rifles and at least two thirds of the commissioned, non-commissioned offioers and privates of his company, would not under any circumstauce give their vol untary aid aud support to a man hold ing the views of Senator Bayard for any political office whatever. And 1 believe such are the facts in relation to Captain Curtis, and a majority (at least) of the members of his Company. And lhave been creditably informed that it is extremely distasteful to a number of them to be oalled upou participate in the Democratic parade at Senator Bayard's boomerang reception ; and some of the members positively refuse to appear in the ranks on that sccasion. Although as a rule, 1 am opposed to insubordination, I most emphatically state that If I was a mem ber, I should positively refuse to obey orders to turn out at a Democratic rally for a man who had no sympathy with the soldiers who sacrificed their liveB to the Slave-holders Rebellion. sum to suppress I would let them flue me or court mar tial me, if they dared to do so, for re fusing to assist in giving eclat to a who asserts suffrage is a privilege ferred not an inherent right. Stand up like men, fellow soldiers, and assert your manhood. If the Major wishes to assist in a Democratic jubilee let him Dare man con do so and take tho oensoquouce. to do right men, no matter whom you may possibly offend. It would he much more oreditsble to see the members of those companies abandon their organizations altogether, than to render their aid in giving eclat to a demonstration of Democratic Office holders, and rebel sympathising politi cians. The Republicans who have been hoodwinked into this so called non-par tizan celebration, will find that they have been made the tools of scheming Democratic politicians. In conversation with a prominent Democratic < >ffice hold er in this city on F'rlday last in refer ence to the proposed reception of Mr. Bayard, and the part that several wealthy Republicans propose to take therein, he laughed exultingly, aud said ; "This is not our funeral. If the wealthy Republicans have made take bv joining in with the Democrats to get up"a reception to Mr.Bayard.that is none of our business." Now my fellow Republicans what did that assertion mean ? Siraplv that several heretofore prominent Republicans have been hum buged Into participation iu a great Democratic celebration tocomemmorate the public actions of a prominent can didate at the next Democratic Nation al Convention for President. A man whose whole public life has been de voted to overthrow the very principles and doctrines you profess to adhere to. Nothing ceuld be more absurd, incon sistent aud ridiculous than to see in telligent Republicans joining in a de monstration to make political capital for their open and avowed political ene mies. And if you join In the proposed celebration you will jnst be doiug that very thiug.Nothing more, nothing less ! But the most ridiculously absurd proposition of all those yet advanoed is that our military companies shall ' _j out armed and equipped,to receive aoitizen of Wilmington on his return from Europe, one who detested and despised the efforts of the soldiers who went down to carnage and death, dur ine the late rebellion, to save the life of this nation, aud who had not one word of condemnation to utter during the rebellion agaiUBt the traitors who were endeavoring by force and arms, to de stroy the best Government ever estab lished beneath the canopy of high heaven. There is another very great reason why our military companies should entirely refrain from celebration whatever and this: Previous to a nii9 here L_ giving the proposed any oountenanoe fWastbloniLaf session of the General Assembly of this State Major Macallister prepared at great length, with great labor and great care, a military bill, with the view of having it beoome a at that session. To further the ob leot our military companies proceeded to Dover, armed and equipped, to give golat to the inauguration of Governoi Hall What waa the result f The in "ugoral address of the Governor, read ?n their presence, utterly disoounte nanced military organizations, and he law had not one word of encouragement for our soldiers, aud ha did sot, direct ly or indirectly, countenance the pro posed arming or equipping of the militia of this State. But the treatment of our soldiers did not atop with the Governor. The military 1>ill above referred to,waH laid before tho General Assembly for enactment into statute law. Major Macallister, aud the friends of the bill, labored long, earnestly and untiringly to secure its passage. What was the result ? The bill was defeated by a unanimous Democratic Legislature. In short the Major and his military hill was democratically snubbed. And now, in the face of all this, it is pro posed to turn out armed ami equipped to compliment the acknowledged head and front of the Democratic party in Delaware. Yes, the very man who holds in his hand to-day the ba ton which carries the Democratic party when and wherever he motions therewith. "Oh consist ency thou art a jewel." It is gratifying to kuow that the scales have fallen from the eyeB of a large number of our citi zens within the past two days, and that they now see tho true intent and meaning of this so-called non-partisan complimentary demonstration to Sena tor Bayard, for his past political record. It certainly would be a very convenient thing for our Democratic friends to have our wealthy Republicans put their hauds in their pockets, and foot the bills of a great Democratic pew-wow and boome rang, for Senator llayard's.political ad vancement. Gentlemen: Your Republican friends wish to say to you that not only are the " eyes of Delaware on you," but the eyes of every loyal man and woman iu this country are looking at you at this hour and trusting for the preser vation of the great Republican party, aud earnestly praying to migbtly God that the party which saved tliis government from dismem berment during the infamous slave holders' rebellion will long continue to rule it in the interest of all men therein without regard co race, oolor or pre vious condition. And this is fully de monstrated at this hour. The great tidal wave of pure, uuadulterated Re publicanism, that rolled up to a great altitude in Maine, surging around the Atiantic to its confluence with the Pacific, it swept along its western shore and inundated California, spreading out over Ohio and Iowa, then rolling back its mighty waters thereby gaining new velooity, it comes again sweeping from the East onward to the West and bears upon its heaving billows glorious victories for the great, the good and pure principles of the Republican party from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska, which Bpeaks in unmis takable language, that the great loy al North and West, that conquered the rebel traitorB of the South by force and arms on Southern battle fields, will never give them power by the ballot, which they failed to acquire with sword and bayonets. Then in the name of High Heaven is there in the loyal city of Wilmington to-day men calling themselves Republicans, who in this hour of rejoicing over our recent polit ical victories, will give aid and comfort to'the enemy. Think well before yon act gentlemen. Your political status in the future will be judged by your actions of the present. Al 1'bo Bono Publico. Nerinon to Railroad Men. Rev. J. A. B. Wilson, of Asbury M. E. church laBt evening, preached an earnest aud eloquent sermon to Rail road men, ohoosing for his text "Pre There was pare to meet thy God." a very large and appreciative audience, many railroad men being present. He spoke of the imminent danger to whioh these men were continually subject, aud their pressing need of a preparation for death. Since he had been in this oity thirteen persons had lost their lives on the train, and had been brought to the dead house on WalnHt street. Accidents like that which oocnrre.t a week ago Saturday uight might ocour at any time, and at that hour, nothing would answer hut the consolations of religion, in order to live in peace in this world, and to go hence in peace, a preparation for death was indispensihle. There the greatest danger in delay. " pare, net to meet the doom of the im penitent but to avert it, for there will come a time to the unprepared on the road that is leading us to our future home, when the grade will be down and a landslide shall have carried the track, and though yoh re the engine, yet like No.6 last Sat urday night, the wheels will slip the track until the plunge is made, and the wreck complete." The sermon listened to with deep interest, throughout. was Pre away verse was The Bed Hen Jubilating. The twenty-seveuth anniversary of Keokuk tribe No. 3 will be held in the lecture room of tue Masonic Temple on Tuesday evening next instead of the Addresses will be delivered wig-wam. . . by Great Incohoni, Harris H. Gorham, of Philadelphia, Judge George W. Lind sey, past great Incohoni, of Baltimore, and pale faoe Stansbury Willey, Henry O. Conrad, Esq , and James U. Crake, will give select readings. The exercises will he enlivened by musio bv a quartette club. The members of the Tribe will parade from the hall to the Temple about eight o'clock. Had Bog Scare. On Saturday last a mad dog broke loose among the canines of Brandywine Hundred. There was a first class ex citement for the time being in whioh men as well as dogs took part. The animal was finally killed by Mr. New ton Grubb. Among the dogs bitten were oue belonging to Charles Talley, one belonging to Thomas Talley, two belonging to IsaaoN. Grubb, and one belonging to Alfred Lynoh. We have our preferences ; but no one prefers to hear a orylng Baby, when the faot is so well bnown thit Dr. Bull's Baby Syrnp would at once relieve the little sufferer. Rooommended by all >hyilolans. Askyanr drnggiat fer it. Mce 25 oents. THE BAYARIM. Senator Bayard's Aneertry-LooK leg a Long Hay Book. As our citizens are now preparing to tender a grand reception to Thomas F. Bayard, the Republican conceived the idea that a short sketch of the Bayard family might not be oat of place. Call ing upon our urbane City Treasurer, Francis Vincent, who by the way is a compendium of all that is worth know ing as regards Delaware or Delawa reans, the following historical sketch was gleaned. The Bayards are descended from Pe trus Bayard who fled from France to Holland during the time of the reli gious persecutions. They weru more than probable co-lateral descendants of the celebrated Chevalier Bayard. They could uot be lineal, as he (the Cheva lier Bayard) waH never married. Pet rus (Feter in English) Bayard married Anneke Ktuyveaant, a sister of the celebrated Peter Stuyvesant, the last of the Dutch Governors of New Neth erlands. This New Netherlands com prised all the land between the Dela ware and the Connecticut riverB, as well as the western shore of the former river. It consisted of the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. StuyveBant himself also married the widow of Belthazar Bay ard, the brother of Petrus, his (Stuy vesant's) brother-in-law. Petrus Bayard had three sons, va riously named Bathazar, Peter and Nicholas. One of these (Peter) joined the Labadists (a religions Beet that came to Delaware from Holland) and left New York, and came and settled in Delaware, where he purchased Bom bay Hook,of Maecesit an Indian Sachem, for one gun, and some other matters, in 1675. From this Peter Bayard are the Bayards of Delaware, descended.— Bayard street in New York is uamed after this family. Amongst the most celebrated of the New York branch, was Nicholas Bayard. He was a neted New York statesman in that day, and was active in the execution of a Jacob Leisler. He was afterwards tried for these prooeediDgs, but succeeded in getting acquitted. These events oc enrred at the time William, Prince of Orange, and Mary his wife, reigned jointly in England of which, what had been New Netherlands was then a pos session of the English crown. BICUABD BASSETT the great grandfather of our present es teemed Senator, Thomas F. Bayard,was a member of the Couvention that formed the Constitution of the United States. His colleagues from this State were: George Read, Gunning Bedford, John Dickinson and Jacob Broom. Ho was a Presidential elector from Delaware In 1797, and with his oolleagnes,Thom as Robinson and Isaac Cooper cast the vote of this State for John Adams, at the 2nd Presidential election in the Uni ted States. He was also United States Senator from Delaware from 1788 to 1793. He was the first man to cast his vote for locating the seat of Government on the Potomao. He was Chief Justioe of the United States Supreme Court, and Governor of Delaware from 1798 to 1801. He died in the month.of September, 1815. aHe left an only danghter, who married JAMES A. BAYARD TUB 1ST, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1767* He was educated at Princeton College, and graduated at that institution in 1784. He studied law at Philadelphia, and commenced its practice in Dela* In 1790 he was elected a repre ware. sentative to Congress for Delaware, serving from 1797 to 1801 when he was appointed minister to F'ranoe. In 1804 he was elected by our Legislature to the Senate of the United States. He continued to represent Delaware in the Senate until he was appointed by Presi dent Madison one of the Commissioners to negotiate a treaty of peace with Great Britain. He emlarked in the ship Neptune from New Castle on the 9th of May, 1813, in company with Albert Gallatin one of his colleagues. The other (Henry Clay).going by an other vessel. They proceeded to St. Petersburg, hut the F.mperor of Russia not being there, he (Bayard) proceeded to Ghent in company with his col leagues where they made the celebrated treaty of Ghent, which made peace be tween us aud Great Britain, aud thus ended what is known as the war 1812. At the conclusion of the treaty Presi dent Madison appointed him Ambassa dor to Russia. On his way home when at Paris, he was informed of his ap pointment to this office but he declined to aocept it. He returned very sick to Wilmington in June, 1815, and died on the 5th of August following. He was thus only 48 years of ags. He was the grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard, our present United States Senator. Iu pol itics he was a Federalist. James A. Bayard the 2nd, was a son of James A. Bayard the 1st. He now resides af the oorner of Ninth and Mar ket streets, in this oity, respected by all who know him. He is, as everyone in the State knows, the very opposite to me in political sentiment, but 1 Bhall always esteem him, as (both politically and personally) an honest and npright gentleman. He was born in filming ton on the 15th of November, 1799, and he will therefore be 80 years old next Saturday. States Senator in 1851 by the Demo cratic party. Previous to his election as a member of that body, he had been nominated as Representative to Com gress, but his party (the Democratic) being iu the minority he wss defeated. In the Senate he was appointed Chair man of the Judiclarv Committee. He served until 1863, when he was re-eleoted, but resigned in 1864, and George Read Kiddle was elected in his place. On the death of Mr. Riddle, he appointed United States Senator by the Governor in 1867. At the next session of the Legislature they elected him to the same position. He waa also elected the delegate from Wilmington to the Convention to form a new Con stitution for the State, which met at Dover on the 4th of March, 1853. He left this Convention, on account of dis satisfaction with its proceedings, in oompany with John R. Latimer, and Andrew C. Gray. Mr. Bayard and Mr. Clayton both opposed this constitution, He was eleoted United was when it came before the people for ratification, and I gave it no support for we thought we should have a bet ter Constitution by calling a new Con vention. I suppose most of our oitizens recol lect that I commenced the movement in relation to a Convention to reform the constitution of the State. I ques tioned three different Legislatures by oircular, and finally got the Democratic party pledged to the measure. (This the reason why I introduce myself by 3aying, "I gave it no support.") The principal reason why it was voted down by the people, was because it did not give representation according to population iu the State Legislature. Mr. Bayard was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention that met in Cincinnati in 1856, and nomi nated James liuchauan for President. At this Convention he received 31 votes for Vice President. He was also a del egate to the Democratic Convention whith met at Charleston, S. C., on the 23rd of April, 1860. From this Convention he with others seceded, and called a new convention at St. Andrew's Hall in that city. Of this convention he was made President, lie was also a member of the National Democratic Convention whioh met at New York in 1868, and nominated Hora tio Seymonr. Mr. Bayard, (to his credit be It said) was one of the very few that came out with perfectly clean hands, from the credit Mobiller Scandal. He was often spoken of as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States. He was by some considered one of the strongest men in the Democratic party for that position. THOMAS F. DAYABD, son of James A. Bayard the second, was born iu Wilmington in October 1828.— He is therefore bow 51 years of age.— He was educated at the Flashing school kept by tho Rev. F. L. Hawks. Mr. Bayard was originally intended for a merchant, but he afterwards studied law, and obtained great eminence in his profession, lie was admitted to the bar in 1851. Daring the years 1855 and 1856 he resided in Philadelphia.— With the exception ot those two years he has always practiced his profession in Delaware. In 1863, he was appoint ed United States Senator from Dela ware. In 1864 he resigned this posi tion. He was elected United States Sena tor for the term commencing 1869, and ending 1875. During this term of his Senatorship he was appointed on the Committee of Finance, Private Claims, and Revision of the Law. The same day that Thomas F. Bay ard was elected to the Senate his father, James A. Bayard, was alse re-elected the same position. Thus both father and son were members of the United States Senate, and elected on the same day. [Can this work be mistaken.] If so this i9 surely the only occurrence of the kind on reoord iu this country. At the close of his term Mr. Bayard was again elected to the United States Sen ate by the Delaware Legislatnre. He still holds the position, and If we oan form any judgment from present ap pearances, Mr. Bayard will be the nominee of the Democratic party for President of the United States. He has jnst returned to this country from a visit to Europe, and his friends oi both parties are making extensive preparations to receive him.He keeps up the character of the Bayards for politi cal and personal honeaty, and integrity, however erroneous may be his political views in the estimation of those oppos to him. And if we are to have a Democratic President, in that case I would prefer to see him hold the posi tion before any other member of the Democratic party. I have spoken oue after another of the lineal line of the Bayards, and their descendants as public offioers of our State. There was another, I mean RICHARD H. BAYARD, the son of James A. Bayard the 1st,and brother to James A. Bayard the 2nd, and the Uncle of Thomas F\ Bayard, who used to live on the site of where the Institu e now standB. He was born Wilmington, November 15th, 1796. was Senator in Congress from this State from 1836 to 1839, and from 1S41 1845. He was appointed Charge de Affairs in 1850 to Belgium. He died in Philadelphia on the 4th of March 1868. Mr. Richard H. Bayard was a Whig, differing in political sentiment from his brother James A. Bayard. Riohard H. Bayard was considered handsomest mau in the United States Senate, and reoeived the cogno men of the Chevalier Bayard. His wife was celebrated as a most accom plished and excellent lady, who felt a pride in her husband and had his honor greatly at heart. One of his sons was officer in the navy, and met his death from hot ashes, while ascending Mount Vesuvius. The Bayards are not progressive. They are gentlemen of the old sohool; they have the ideas of a past age, but they also have a past age "honor." They are "Cavaliers" not "Round heads." Knights, not manufacturers merchants. They have always been distinguished in State affairs or at the never in commeroe or trade. As as the world would let them aud the circumstances surrounding them would admit, they bear the ebaraoter of their French ancestors in being "without and without reproach." Every family inherits peculiar traits from their ancestors, and they have theirs. it |ps run in their blood from old Stuyvesant down to now. Let what be the struggles they always man to be on top, where every human being tries to get and gets that has the ability. * Revival at dealt t'hareb. A very large congregation attended the services at Scott M. E. church evening. There was a ready response on the part of a considerable portion of the membership to the call laborers, whioh waa made. The prnspeotB are very cheering for the out pouring of God's blessed spirit of salva on the people Three persons were received into the membership of ehurch by letter. There will he protraoted effort throughout this week, Saturday evening peshaps, exoepted. All interested in this good work and not otherwise engaged are invited to help in this good matter. THE FOOTPAD'S BULLET. A Young Merchant of this UHjr Waylaid, Shot and Bobbed Wllhln bight of HI. own Door step. "My God, I'm murdered!" This cry ringing out on the evening air arrested the attention of Mr. Alfred Ferguson, as that gentleman was passiug the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and Clayton streets on Saturday evening last,about eight o'clock. Mr. Ferguson paused and listened, there was consid erable noise on the street at the time, an alarm of fire had just been struck and men were running in answer to and Mr. F. thought that he might have been mistaken or that the cry came from some one running on the other side of the street. But in a few seconds the cry came again, this time more dis tinct, and carrying with it the keen agony of a death wail, "Help, help, murder!" The cry came from Clayton street and sounded but a short distance off. Clayton street at this point very dark at that hour in the evening and objects were indistinguishable at very short distance. Mr. Ferguson could see nothing but darkness but feeling that some one needed assis tance he rushed in the direction from whence the cries proceeded and had scarcely advanced fifty yards from the corner when he came upon the body a man lying full length across the pavement. It was hnt the work of an instant raise the fallen man when to his horror Mr. Ferguson features of discovered the Millard T. Toft, one ef his neighbors, and at the same time saw that he was shot as^blood was upurting out of bullet wound in his right temple. Mr. Ferguson immediately tied his handker chief over the wound to stop the flow blood, and called for assistance which soon came, and the wounded man was removed to his home a short distance above Clayton on Pennsylvania Avenue, and messengers immediately despatch ed for Dr, Greenleaf the family, physi cian. Pending the arrival of the physioian Mr. Toft the wounded mau who had partly recovered from Bhock he had sustained gave the following acoount of the manner whioh he received the wound : He had closed up his store, Third and French streets, where he carries on the shoe-finding business, at about half past seven o'clock in the evening and had passed up Frenoh street to Twelfth where he stopped at -- grocery store where he had some busi ness to transact. On the way np Frenoh from Third to Twelfth, he notioed that three men were following him, bat paid no attention to the fact at the time, other than that he notioed they kept the same distance behind him all the way np. On leaving the grocery store he did not see the men and he supposed they had gone on out French street.* Mr. Toft then passed up Twelfth street to Delaware avenue and thence on to wards home without meeting anything unusual until he reached Clayton street and Pennsylvania avenue, when he heard some one call him by name. Looking up Clayton street he saw two men standing alcngside the fence which surrounds the lawa of Mr. Tay lor Gause, whose residence stands at the intersection of those streets, one them being a tall, dark whiskered fellow, while the other was somewhat shorter and very stout. Mr. Toft hesi tated a moment on the corner when the tall man again spoke, saying: "Mr. Toft can I see you a moment?" Not suspecting anything, and thinking that the man was an acquaintance, Mr. T. hesitated no longer but advanced to ward the two men. He had almost reached the spot where they stood, when the tallest one suddenly sprang forward and caught Mr. Toft by the collar of his coat. A teasel then insned between the two. Mr. Toft divining they meant robbery, drew his revolver, but had hardly succeeded in getting it out of his pocket when the short mau stepped up behind him and struck him severe blow on the back of the head with a blunt instrument, felling him the pavement. His revolver was then wrenched from his hand by the tallest man who immediately placed the muzzle against the right temple of the prostrate man, and fired, the ball entering the right side of the head about half way between the temple aud the ear. Mr. Toft lost consciousness for a few minutes after the shot was fired, aud when he recovered the men bad fled, and when Mr. T. found he could not rise he called for help. Mr. Ferguson heard his cries and found him as above stated. An examination of the wound man's clothing indicated pretty rough handling, and the torn and emp pockets proved conclusively that the cause of the assault was robbery. In a short time Dr. Greenleaf arrived followed by Dr. Grimshaw, and after making an examination the physicians probed for the ball but although they could touoh it, its position was too dan gerous for them to attempt to remove and they gave it as their opinion that while the wound was a bad one, was not necessarily fatal in its char acter; they also discovered a contusion the back of Mr. T.'s head, caused it supposed by the first blow received described above. After plaoing the wounded man safe in bed, Mr. Ferguson aud several others procured a lantern and went back to the scene of the assault. Upon searching they found Mr. T.'s revolver, a seven shooter, with one chamber emptied, a cloth bag in which T. had about $20 iu silver, and a small buckskin purse. The cloth bag emptied but the small purse which evidently been dropped by the rob bers had not been opened and oontained about $20 in notes. That the assault was a premeditated there is hardly any doubt, as in addition to the facts that Mr. Toft no tioed the men following him on French street, the lamp at Pennsylvania Ave and Clayton streets, where the as sault ocourred, had been extlnguislud _,, a evideutly by the robbers. A great deal sympathy is expressed for Mr. Toft who is spoken of very highly by those who know him. He was for some years -__ - if- a a w foreman for Mr. A. S. Jones, and but few months since started buAiness for the Cove plants, Ohinooteague and all ol the best grades oi oysters received dally at tfara n8r , s 0 , 8t4r depot, cor. Seventh and Shipley, when friendship's sail on wedlock's seas, And squalls arise hem a spanking breeze, "Rooked In the cradled the deep," The wind won't let the youngster sleep, ns then you try, "Alas! poor Yemeni'* To quell the storm with paregoric. himself at Third aud French streets. He has been married about three veara and has but one ohild. His young wife has also been nearly crazed by the shock. At 11 o'clock this morning the wounded man was resting easy, no ohange either for better or worse hav ing taken place. His physicians have hopes that he will recover,although the bullet cannot be removed from the wound. HAS THIS ANYTHINO TO DO WITH THE AT TEMPTED ASSASSINATION 1 In connection with the dastardly At tack upon Mr. Toft, our attention has has been called to a letter received by that gentleman on Saturday morning last, from a wholesale manufacturer of Philadelphia, from whom Mr. Toft has been purchasing his leather. The letter says in effect that the wholesale dealer in question had received letters from the letail leather dealers in Wilming ton,urging him not to sell Mr. T. leath er at the same rates on which he dealt with them and threatening to withdraw their custom if he continued doing bo. The manufacturer in the letter informed Mr. T. that owing to this opposition he could not sell him any more except at advanced rates. Mr. Toft had always paid his bills, dealt squarely with both his dealer and his customors, and in fact is spoken of in the highest terms, both in his busi ness and private relatiens, and he felt that while he had just started in busi ness it was very unjust in the dealers of this oity to take this unfair advan tage of a man who was in honest com petition with them. We do not know that the above will furnish any clue to the dastardly at tempt upon the life of the young mer chant, but the reader will no doubt come to the conclusion that it puts the retail dealers of this oity who sent the notice to Philadelphia in anything but an enviable light, aud some may also think that the man or set of men who would thus endeavor to crush a competitor in the fair field of business competition, adopted ona mode of blighting the prospects of Mr. Toft, while the foot pads who shed his life blood for his money adopted another. There is a prospect that beer will be higher. F'redrick Lauer, Reading's fa mous brewer, says that the remarkable soarcity of hops in toreigu countries has induced speculators to buy up alt American hops for foreign shipment. He also says that the home crop of hops is only about sereutv-five per cent of what it eras last year, that the supply for horns consumption is not large enough and that these facts will surely advance hops to a high price; that the foreign barley crop is also short and America is furnishing large supplies to England, that American barley will advance, and that these advances will probably put lager and ale up a few dollars a barrel._ The attertion of property owners, contractors and house-keepers is oalled to Mallory's Patent Air Closet, cheaper and better than water or earth closet. Warren Harper, cor. Front and Market streets, sole agent. BREVITIES. .Sun sets 4.48. Sun rises 6.40 Has summer come again ? Fiich Ion pcjm that a lady In her own par lor should be dressed in accord with the fur niture oi the Duck wheat mixed with sweet skimmed milk is ihe. test lood ior the rapid fattening of l .'Wl«. When you h lye occasion to utter a rebuke, let your words be soft and yoor arguments hard. G. S. Humphrey, hatter and iurrier, aid Market 3troet. Will tho "Bird (Guards" turnout in the deception reception ? Don't leave yonr doors unfastened, and thus invite thieves to enter and help themselves. The protracted meetings in progress In va rious sections ol the country very successful. French china and granite cups and sancera cheap at the VJo. store; also flower stands. A place should be made in the Democratic parade to-morrow night ior the City Hospital employers. When a man has a debt to pay it is proper for him to raise the money, but it he raises a draft lie must go to jail. Wo ought not to judge of men's merits by their qualifications, out of the use they make of them. Cupping and leeching at No. 103 E. Second street. Residence No. 403 East Second street. Something always turns up when locals be oome dull. What a god-send to reporters tho Bayard boom is! The " Gazette " has a crumb of comfort from Yazoo, Mississippi. It went Democratic. The " Wido Awake " range is the boat and cheapest; lound only at Shipley. A Philadelphia bride recently wore a lace veil three yards lomr which had once been the property of Marie Antoinette. Has Mr. Bayard heard of the Republican boom in the North yet ? Delaware is a small State, but she has one large iurniture house—207 Market street, Wil mington. Sugar beets at our office weighing twelve pounds each. Enormous! When will wo get accustomed to cold woather ? The " Edison " parlor stove, which is a sell iocd sr, can ho seen at Simpers', 111 W. Eighth street. Call and see it. Will the Board of Education tura out in the Bayard deception reception ? Betwoen that and the Excelsior Democratic club, the Presi dent of tho Board would scarcely know which horn of the dilemma to chooso, the President of the club. reported as Ciuigg's, Ninth and he is also Thaoksffiving is Nov. 27th. This is a warn* in# to turkeys. They will now ref use iood and roost high. A Lancaster Democrat says " he wouldn't vote the Republican tloket for $1,000,000, uo.000.000. " Perhaps not; hut we can as we have determined not to pay We can go to New York and three votes lor that amount.— sjre hiu that cent more, buy tw» Norristown " Herald. " Anything made ol wire or light Iron, wire grave covers tor oiamplo, can be obtained ot Arthur W. Brown, No. '£U W. Second street. To the high-spirited hut poverty-stricken man there comes nothing that can thrill him with tho joy he l:ols when he discovers that his coat tails are long enough to cover ups. patch that has got to go on his pants. The lilies of tho field have pistils, and every clttzon of Texas is "arrayed like ona ol these. " It Is in the power of tke meanest to tri umph over fallen greatness, and to do It shows the mean man.