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WILMINGTON, DEL., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22,1879.
VOL. VI.—NO 98.
PRICE ONE CENT
^VTEHKD AT TUB POST OFFICE AT
WllaingloD, Del., as Moonibclas^mat
tor.
The Weather.
War Department, Office of the Chief
Signal Officer, Washington, Nov. 22—1
A. M. ,
Iudl»ti
Middle Mates .nil Now England, west
erly wiuds, generally talking to warm
er southerly, clear or partly cloudy
weather and rising, followed In former
, u d we.tern half of Utter by falling
laro uettr.
for Saturday—For the
icna
urECIALBKNTlOJI
Tub Nkw Photograph Oallkiiv !—
Owing to the increase iu hi* business,
Holland, the popular ferrotyper ami
photographer, baa opened a new gal
lery and will be ready for bin patrons
Thanksgiving Day, iu the Askew
Building, 7tb and Market streets, en
Firat class
on
trance ou East 7th strest.
work done either iu photo.**
type*. Mv pHroua
ting satisfactory work. Old pictures
made and finished
or ferro
wiil be aur* of get
copied and new ones
Oil, Crayon, India luk and Wafer
Easy of access—only up one
in
Colors,
flight of stairs.
Latest Novelties. —Ladies', misses
and children's furs, fur robes, fur trim
mings by the yard, ladles' fur caps, la
dies' and gent's seal skin caps, plush
caps, ladies' Iterby and square crown
guff hats, gent's silk dress hats, at ill
and soft bats, silk and cansimere caps,
ohilkreu'H stiff and soft hats, silk and
umbrellas, truuks, valises,
giogh
iio., at Burn tord Bros., No. 404 Market
street.
| [Wealth and Disease.—W ealth is no
barrier to disease, nor does it prevent
. The rich are believing this, and
are saved from their sufferings by wear
Dr. Flagg's Liver and Stomach
pad. office No. 7 East Fifth street.—
Consultation free.
cur.*
mg
Boot* and Shop.* at Reduced Bricks.
—Daniel McCusker, 210 W. 2d street,
has got in a large stock of boots and
shoes for the fall trade, and is deter
mined to sell them cheaper than any
house in the city. Give him a call aud
save money.
Bain Searcbku,
greufest pain mediolne for headache,
neuralgia, cramps, &o., ami very sure
in rheumatism, with our best Liver
Bills. Depots, 4th and King streets,
and G02 Arch street, Phil., and dealers.
Brad
(I)r. Simms') the
Now we have the bargain i
way's Ginger Cracknalls. They are de
licious, 25 c!s. per box. Just the thing
to mak* h present to your girl. T. M.
Wier, 1209 Market street.
Call at the stove store of F. B. F.
the best base heating
Miller, aud
stoves ever offered iu this market.
Suitable for large or small rooms. Style
and beauty unsurpassed.
of appfes, 30 cts.; one
new
One gallon
gallon cau of peaches, 30 cents ;
seedless cherries, 25 cts. per lb. ; new
New York plums, 30 cts. per lb. T. M.
Wier, 1209 Market street.
The attention of property-owners,
contractors and houBe-kecpers is called
to Mallory's Bafeut Air Closet, cheaper
and te tter than wafer or earth closet.
Warren Harper, cor. Front and Market
streets, sole agent.
To tub Ladies. —Now is the time to
get your furs repaired or altered
latest style. This is being done cheap
every day at the hat and fur store of
W. Alseutzer, 227 Market street.
I Am Here !—Stanshury Murray, No.
Ill Water street, will give you a good
shave and Bell you railroad tickets to
aud from Philadelphia.
New peaches, 9 cts. per lb. ; dried
best 16o. coffee
the
apples, 4 cts. per It). ;
in the city ; best and whitest hugar iu
the city for the price. T. M. Wier.
Go to the Great Canton and Japan
Tea Co. for the beat tea and coffee, sold
cheap. No. 3 W. 3d street and No. 6
E. 2d street. (Crlppen's stores.)
Persons attending Court at New Cas
tle will find it to tbeir advantage to
call every morning at the great tobacco
mart, 4ih and Shipley streets.
Reeley'fl Hard-rubber Trusses are the
ill last a lifetime ; can be used
Bold by Z. J. Belt. Ladies
8upi lied by lady attendant.
All those who attend parties and
balls this season, should consult Geo.
be worn. No.
best;
in bathing.
\ h as to style ot coats t
4 1 ast 31 street.
2 lb. cau honey, 30 eta.; 3 ilia, mince
tut-at, 25 ct*. ; 4 tin. apple hutter, 25
cts.; evaporated apples, 18 eta. por lb.
T. M. Wier, 1209 Market street.
Call on Wm. K. Galloway, cor. Tay
lor ami 1'iiJo sti-BBts, and got reduced
prio-'ri for Hour and feed.
T2 eta. per dozau for washing crystal,
ree <ake mimt. soap for 5 cts. T. 11.
Wier, 1209 Market street.
Farmers ca > have their grists ground
at once at steam
street.
llradway'a Ginger Ciaokualls i
ply delicious. 25 cts. p-r box.
Wier, 1209 Alaiket street.
A pyramid of Licorice at Dauforth's
"cheap" Drug Htore, 2d aud Market
MciuaH's "old stand."
la
lids, 3t)8 West Front
firo
T. M.
atrm.th.
Indiau Quean *nd lloyt'a German
Cologne for wile By Taylor & Fullerton,
Druggists, 3U2 King street.
Go to ttie Western Hotel, Fourth anil
Btrei to, to-uight, for your Loss
Oral
:h.
Thanksgiving Day Beecher's Gallery
will be open all day. Come early.
For a clean and ea?y shave call on
G, B. Metzner, 108 E. 31 street.
II. M. Mullen at No. 409 W. Fron
Streep, advertise tobacco aud cigars.
Flour down in price at steam mills,
308 West Front street.
TiioNorinti'
The Norma Boolal Club gave their
first graud ball iu Webster's Dan
cing Academy last evening. The grand
march took place.at 10:10 o'clock, led
by Master of Ceremonies, Tho?. T. Saw
don, accompanied by Miss Mary Bide la.
Profs. Ritchie, Worth and EUinger fur
nished the music, aud the affair whh a
very brilliant one. Refreshments were
served in abundance during the even
ing.
Flml.
M*V
NEW* HVHNART.
Or a Carefully Prepared Chapter of
Arrldeutn aud Incident* Occur
vlaic All Over the t euutry. c ou
dratted freiu Oltpatclic*.
Tbe Secretary of the Treasury has
sent a gold life-saving medal to Captain
Thomas F. Sandsbury, who, in the
storm of March 31 and April 1st, 1879,
organized an expedition in the waters
around Nantucket, which was the
means of saving many lives. Bilver
medals have been suit to Job* B Dun
ham, Edwin U. Htuith, George K. Coffin,
Henry K. Coffin, Andrew Brooks, Mar
cus VV. Dunham, and James C. Hands'
bury, who accompanied Captain bands
bury iu the expedition. A gold medal
has also been sent to Captain Isaac P.
Mayo, who headed a voluuteer crew
for the rescue by boat of several person*
from the wreck of a vessel on Cape Cod
on the 4th o! April la.-1.
The Colored People's Industrial Ex
hibition, at Raleigh, N. C., closed yed
it was the fir.st exhibition of
its kind in this country entirely under
the management of colored people,
is said to have been a success. K. B.
Elliott, of South Carolina, delivered an
address on Wednesday, in which he be
sought his colored friends "to cultivate
the amicable relations the two races jre
now enjoying."
The " Advisory Committee" of the
Republican leaders in Augusta, Me.,
have gone home, the matter of the elec
tion return* having been transferred to
the Supreme Court of the State. It is
understood that the application of the
Republican Senators will be tried before
tii m full Court, instead of the Chief Jus
ties alone.
terdav.
.1
ill HOOD
issue a circular, saying that by the re
cent decision of the Hupre
declaring the Trade Mark law uncon
stitutional, the I'atent Office registration
is made ineffectual as a means of pro
tection ; but the Department will con
tinue to register trade marks for persons
desiring to do so.
Boats were somewhat delayed yester
day ou portions of the Erie Canal by
, which had frozen so thick that
breakers had to be used to keep a pas
Tliw weather
'as believed all the
would get to tide
The Interior Department
e Court,
10
lerated
sage open,
last night, and it v
boats iu the canal
water before the closing of navigation.
Edward C. Palmer, ex-president ol
the Louisiana Savings Bauk, was
indicted in New Orleans yesterday,
for making false entries ill the books
of the bank with intent to deceive the
d depositors as to its
He was admitted to bail
stockholders
condition
iu $10,000.
The committee appointed in Cincin
nati to arrange for General Grant's re
ueptiou decided last night to hold a
graud recaption iu Music Hall ou the
day of his arrival, and have a banquet
iu the evening. The General will ar
rive in Cincinnati on December llt^
and leave next day for the East.
Bettis oouuty, Missouri, aud Qcdalia,
her county seat, have sold their stock
in the Missouri, Kansas and Texas
Railroad, the respective amounts being
$270,000 aud $80,000. Jay Gould is
understood to be the purchaser. Other
counties in Central Missouri are selling
their stock iu this road.
p. K. iiarger, for seventeen yearn
chief clerk ot John Jerinyer, a coal op
erator of Scranton, l'a., has been ar
rested for embezzling his employer's
money, aud committed iu
tfjtfUU bail, it is said be has stolen
*fiU,ll0ll, his theft having b.-guu sever
al years ago.
Ulward Holmes, a colored youth ot
16 years was hanged at Uuiou Court
House, S. C., yesterday, for a felonious
assault up
tiary, colored, was bang' d at lteaufort,
8. 0., for the murder of another culured
man, in a dispute about lifty cents.
Our Consul at Zurich, Switzerland,
continued decline
litb tin
default oi
a two year old girl. Geo
the
reports a
watch and silk trade
States, owing both to the rivalry of
lean goods aud the
of the custom hulls
tations."
United
unusual z-al
A;
exacting lull
i •
duties ou imp
The treasurer of Society of the Army
of the Cumberland yesterday
final payment of $12,012 on the Thomas
•;t of tho statue
ad** a
Tlm total
statu*.
and its pedes al was
the sculptor received «35,U0U.
9 524, of which
Albert Gallatin,
Alexander Hamilton, A. J. Dallas. Bam
Levi Woodbury, U. B.
The revenue outfe
tlel Dexter,
Grant, Thomas Living, Hugh McCul
loch and Hohuyler Colfax, have been
designated for special winter cruising.
insufficient to
The recent rains
remove tin effects of tho
in the Upper Delaware
riv<-rs, which are lowei
were before.
The Cumuii too on Rules ol t!
House of Representatives net in Wash
ington yesteiday, and nearly finished
of tho rules which ,,was
long diought
aud Naversink
than they ever
U. 8.
the revision
begun at Long Branch.
who were on the
iked fleet ou Lake
> a-horeou one of
F.dr Haven. This re
duces the number of the
The public schools of Bpringfieid, III.,
ill be closed uutil January 1st, there
being 500 cases of scarlet fever i
Three mo
tng Seymour's wi
Ontario, have or
nmn,
the scows, near
irtding to six.
w
the
town.
The telegraph cable between Jamaica
been repaired. That
and Colon h:
l*iw«eu Autiguu aud Guadaloupe is in
terrupted.
Fiank Downing, Jr., aged 12 years,
is suffering from hydhropbia in Ches
Ile was bitten by a dog six
ter, J'a.
weeks ago.
A Woman Burin <1 *» O^alh.
Mrs. Emm i Th»xter mi twiih ... m>
rihlu ili-atli at Aldington, Mars., rally
Thursday luorniug. Kim was a v idow,
ami liv.-i with her lather aud Htep
mothnr. Him aross early and went
down tu th- kltohm, and parties pass
ing saw a bright light iu her room.
A little latei her stepmother went
down aud lunml Mrs. Thaxter'a body
a charred mass, all her clothing being
burned off. it ia thought her clothing
took (ire at tho range. Hor husband,
a well known citizen, died suddenly a
few daya ago.
odK louN'rr ioiiki.
if the Trial «f the
Coal la ual Ion
llrowa-natMua Murder Catte— flew
Wliuetacii her Ihlutftt from fur
fereut fttaiidpelnte.
Specially Reported lor the Republican
New Castle, Nov. 21.
Elizabeth Gustus, fiworn :—Lived in
Brandywine ; know Brown aud Batson;
the boys were playing ball back of the
house ; did not know they were done ;
I heard a n#ise and looked up where
Brown and Batson were ; Brown had
the bat raised and was Baying : "G—d
d—n you, give uie my ball ; G—d d—u.
you, give me my ballthe same was
repeated very often ; Batson, instead of
giving him the ball, took it from his
pocket and threw it down the hill ;
Brown, crying, said, "G—d d—n you,
I have a notion to beat h—1 out ol
you." 1 saw Brown strike him witii
i he bat; saw Brown in 1865; be was
large enough to run about Brandywine
wharf; pretty steep bill from back ol
uiy yard to were the fight took place;
Batson refused to give Brown the ball;
attracted to scene by Brown's loud
talk; heard Batson say nothing; he
kind of hold up his hand as if to ward
off the blows ; ten minutes were
consumed by the quarrelling and wrang
ling by the boys; Simmons ran and took
the bat from Brown; Brown went home
with hi* mother and Batson went home
with his mother; llatsen said to Brown
as he was going to the house,
mind you'll pay for this; Brown was
Home lour or live years old when 1 saw
him in 1805.
William Gustus, sworn; am the hu j -
baud of Elizabeth Gustus; saw aud
The evidence
nevei
heard tu
disturbance,
was about tbe same as that of the pre
ceding witness.
Henrietta Fisher, sworn; live on Jes
sup's Road; knew both Brown and Bat
son; 1 was not at homo t, hen the boys
went out; but got home before they
came in; I went up stairs to make uiy
bed; after a bit I heard a terrible rack
et; a cussing and a swearing out where
the boys were; I paid no attention tor
they often wrangled; the noise kept on;
aud at last 1 looked out of the window
two boys; I thought it was
aud saw the
only a quarrel and went to work; again
heart the noise continue; aud looked
when I saw Brown strike
Batson had
out again;
Batson two blow* ;
hold of his own arm
ing at the top of his voice; never heard
cry before; i went down staiiH to
stop Simmons my grandson from getting
into trouble; saw him take the bat out
of Brown's hand and hand it to his
about as far off from the
aud was
cry
hi
mother. 1
place of the light as across the street
from here.
Dr. Bayard T. Smith was sworn.
The court here took a noes* until 8
o'clock.
ASTER NOON SESSION.
Court re-assembled at 3 o'clock,Chief
Justice Comegys and Judges Houston
and Wootten on the bench.
Dr. Bayard T. Smith sworn:—I reside
in Wilmington;
clan; am a graduate of Vale Medical
College; have had four years practice;
did not know Batson; was called in to
him at his father's house;proceeded
a practicing pbysi
at oiicm to make au examination to Bee
if life remained; found ou tli« left side
of the skull, two-and a halt or three
inches above the ear, a lacerated wound
about an inch and a half long; did not
any abrasions elsewhere; suppose
that deceased it ail been dead about
three quaitera of an hour; thiuk that
the wound could bs produced by a
blunt instrument, such as a club or a
base hail bat; death
by concussion of the brain, by
from such an instrument; it is my opin
ion that death was caused from that
see
ould bn produced
a blow
blow.
Cross examined by defence :—The
caused concusnion; death might be
caused from other tributaries, fright for
instance ; do not think that a blow
given by the prisoner at the bar,
would produce death without tributary
causes spoken of.
By State :—A prisoner alfected by
could be killed much easier than a
b o
fet
jssed person.
Bats hi, sworn :-*-Am a broth
dell-pOsI
Georg
er of Samuel D. Batson, deceased ;
iu Andersonville, on the afternoon
l arrived home my
brother was iu spasms ; 1
speak ; he lived aniii about 8 o'clock ;
wa<
if
the quairi 1 ; when
did not
saw Dr. Buiith there.
la!Uglier, sworn :—Know
have known him
John J
William Brown ;
boon in my
about ton yours ; h;
ploy as Hrrand boy ; was as intelligent
as any boy of fifteen years ; think that
with proper care ho would make a re
markably smart man ; never knew him
to ho very quarrelsome.
The Btate ho
closed.
Jury,
ail iresBed th
Mr. Bird the
in substance as follows:
Gentlemen: You have come hero frotq,
tlie peace and quiet of your homes, to
render to the Btate iu which you live,
.... perhaps, is the most
have ever been called upon
A boy is charged with
a duty, which
solemn you
to perform,
murder—a boy who was deserted by
his mother when he was but three
—a boy who never knew h.s
naif in this cold ami cruel
adopted by one who staid
of him as a
months old
father—a
lii, lie was
liy him, aiul took uare
mother. V
duty io one which every
juryman must approach # with a faint
heart. The State have* closed. The
curtain has fallen upon the incidents
of the scene upon which they claim a
verdict of guilty. The boy speaks for
the first time. He will tell you through
his witnesses the happeniugs on that
eventful afternoon. We will try him
as though he had the nerve and soul
of a mail —not a boy, and by tbe testi
• ft adduce, the verdb t must oer
of acquittal. It will bs iu
who
mony
tainly be
efidenoe before you, that Batson,
wan the stronger of the two, had been in
the lial.it for months, of pouncing upon
the prisoner at the liar and whipping
him, and that on this account ho was
in constant dread and (tar. We will
ahow that during the quarrel that
Iti own receded and told Batsou that ii
lie advanced lie would strike him; that
Batsou had Brown down, beat bim aud
tore Ilia coat; that Brown got np again
and receded, and that the blows were
atrnok while Batson was advancing.
Wh will show a different state of facts,
from those given in tbe testimony for
thestste, by men—not boys—who were
present; that the boy was born in Can
ada and brought to Wilmington, and
left iu 0
biro, and that be has always been
quiet and peaceable.
Mary Browu, sworn:—K qow William
Brown; have rained him from a baby;
got him when he was three months old
of Mary Brown, who reared
from a woman named Adeline Baker;
said she curne from Canada; met her in
1807 at a house ou French street; she
brought him to my house in November,
wrapped iu an old shawl; said she
would give me 7f) cents per week for
taking care of him; saw her once alter
that; she gave me 37 cents; all the
money I ever received from her, and
the last time 1 saw her; Hve in* Brandy
wine village; saw tlie-affair last June;
was in my garden, at work; heard Wil
lie cry; heard William sky, "if you do
not fet me alone, 1 will hit you;" Le
was walking backward.! from Batson;
called to him; 1
djgl n«* *;• r me first
time; called again and tofS'kim not to
hit Batson.any more; he dropped the hat;
vent to him, and found that he had the
mark of a blow over the oyr-; the? sleeve
of his coat was torn out; took William
; Batson came to my gate and
a of a b~
li
said: "you £
mark you for this;" did not
Simmons part them.
At this juncture, 4.20, the Graud
Jury came down, presented a number
of hills
h, I'll
.Stephen
d returned.
Resumed:—The boys had been play
ing there for two or three hours; saw
Batson grab Willie; he wai following
Willie when struck, saw but one blow
struck, he had been in the habit ol
beating Willie; Willie is tne taller ol
the two; Batson the heavi-r; Willie
would frequently ooiue home with his
clothes torn by Batson; no boys were
there when l took Willie home; neither
Backus nor Simmons were there.
Cross examined by State:—Lived in
FatnaU street above Eighth when the
ooy was left iu my care; had never saw
his mother beforejshe was a very black
woman; when I heard wrangling, said
"Willi.*, come home;** was weeding in
my garden at the time; he did not hear
; Batson and lie were the only ones
present; saw Batson run to Willie aud
tear his coat sleeve out; Willie was
Lacking away, Batson following him;
did not hear conversation, except when
Willie said, "Go away and let me
alone."
Elias Johns, sworn:—Live on Nine
teeth street, Brandywine Village; iu
June last lived ou Jessup's Iload; work
«d at McClary'sbrickyard; in coming
from work passed near where the
trouble was going on; James Trusty
was with
; the boys were quarreling;
Batson had a base ball bat; Brown took
it away from him; Brown was retreat
ing,Batson advancing; Brown fell while
walking backwards; Batson crawled up
top of him; Step*
and parted them; saw Brown strike
Batson with bat; Brown told Batson to
stay away or he would hit him; Bat
son was the heavier of the two, Brown
the taller; saw Maiay Brown take Wil
lie away; suppose I was there about 10
minutes; the boys were having words
when 1 approached; Batsou fell ou his
knees when struck, but immediately
arose to his feet; Batsou afterwards
walked away saying: "G—d d—n you,
I'll pay you for that;" never saw them
quarrel before.
Simmons came
Cross examined :—Was coming home
from work; met Trusty near scene ol
quarrel; paid no attention to quarrel
until after blows wore struck; the hoys
were wrangling about a hat: Drown
was backing away when Batson
struck; Batsou fell after he was struck;
did not see Brown strike'him again;
Brown, while walking backwards, fell;
Batson got on top of him and heat him;
am no relative of either of the boys.
Joseph C. Kile, sworn :—Know Kiias
Johns; live at eighteenth and Tatuail
streets; light took place at the
my residence; heard quarrel; saw Johns
near there, on Tatualt street; suppose
he was abut one buudred and eighty
feet away from scone of quarrel; Klias
Johns spoko to me.
James Trusty was called and corrobo
rated the testimony of Elias Johns.
Michael Hherry, sworn;—Atna police
officer; have been on the police force
since January last; my beat ia in the
neighborhood where the prisoner at tho
bar resided; know the prisoner; hois a
very quiet and pe
seen h
liis reputation previous to this affair,
was very good.
At fi.20 the Grand Jury came down,
presented several true hills and were
diechargecftrom further attendance at
this term of court.
A number of other witnesses were
called and testified to Brown's good
reputation previous to the killliug oi
Batson.
The defence rested the case at 5.25.
The evidence all being in, Deputy
State's Attorney General Cooper, opened
argument on behealf of the stale,
apologized for tho random and discon
nected manner in which be would be
compelled to address the jury, on ac
count of a press of business. The evi
deuoo was before the jury, aud they
could divest their minds of every thing
r dative to murder, but was tht|prisouer
at the bar guilty of manslaughter ?
He fully defined that at the opening of
the case. In the light of that explana
tion, is the prisoner at tho bar justifia
ble f To be excusable, the offence must
have been proven to be committed by
accident or iu self-defeuc. It is cer
tain that Haoincl D. Batsou is dead ;
who killed him f There is no doubt
Hint the prisoner at the bar killed him.
The defence tried to show that death
was caused by some extraneous cause.
Hope you will not allow that to gov
ern you; the prisoner at tho Bar told
Hamuel D. Batsou that if ho approach
ed he would hit him. He might uot
have known the effect, hut waj it iu
self-defence f On the 28lh of June the
b ys were all playing, aud Samuel D.
Batson, and the prisoner got into a
quarrel about the possession of a bat.
We cau see readily liow little matters
will aggravate and irritate beys, aud
throw them into passion. Was Brown
provoked by Batson f it was Batson's
turn to knock at the hall and he asked
he prisoner to let him have the bat
was
ol
cable bey; have
as often as three times a day:
He
but be would not do it and said give
me the ball or I'll knock hell out of
yon. They seized and wrestled and
when separated Brown struck Batson
on the arm and head and felled bin
to the ground. I cannot con
ceive how this fan be anything bul
manslaughter. If Samuel Batson had
approached Brown with the bat in
hand to put him in fear, Brown might
have been excused on the ground o!
seif-defence, there is no evidence to
show this. I might read all the evi
'fence, but think there are parts of it
that bear strongly upon the case. The
witnesses for the state were on thespot.
except the females; the defence wer*
not. Elias Johns did not give it much
attention and saw cnlj one blow struck.
Trusty gave a muddled acoount,
and I could not get one end or other ol
it. 1 was not surprised at the evidence
of Mary Brown, for she acted as his
tber, and it was to be expected
that she would take an interest ami
try to acquit him. Win. II. Gustus raid
he didn't see Brown strike ;ho blowr
but he heard the licks; his wife saw
them. She was standing at the win
dow. William was sitting down and
this is why he did not see the blows
struck. Mary Brown says William was
afraid of Batson. Does evidence sus
tain this ? Not at all.
stronger could have taken the bat with
out any trouble.
Did William Brown appear afraid?
No. he, Baid you d-1 s—n of a 1.
give me that bul), which nhows that he
was the master nut Batson. Tin
nesses for defence didn't
the blows but heard them at ISO
feet; could he have been playing
with this bat in the manner de
scribed and the blow shave 1 hpu heard
at that distance ? absurdity ! Mr. Coop
er told the jury to lake the case into
their hands, aud having given it a
careful consideration, asked a verdict
at their hands iu accordance with the
evidence.
At six o'clock the court took a recess
until 0 o'clock Saturday morning.
Mteaculotm Eftcape.
A little seven-year old girl named
Bertha Chance, residing with her par
ents at No. 705 Madison street, made a
very narrow escape from what might
have bfen a horrible death yesterday
afternoon. The little one was left alone
for a few moments in a second-Btory
room in which there was a sma'l stove,
and it is supposed the lighted a piece
of paper which communicated to her
dress. A little playmate was just en
tering the door as Bertha ran out on
the landing at, the head of the stairs
her clothing all ablaze. The frighted
little one shrieked for Bertha's mother,
who came to the rescue and succeeded
in extinguishing the flames by wrap
ping the child up in a piece of carpet.
Upon an examination it was found that
every article of Bertha's clothing, ex
cept a flanuel undershirt, had been
turned to a crisp, and yet strange to
say the child's person was not in the
least injured- Her escape was indeed
miraculous.
Batson, if
wit
Nrsblfl AkmIii.
Most of our readers will recall the
portly figure aud general consequential
carriage of W. B. Nesbitt, who flourish
d iu tiiia city long enough to get mar
ried, and whose departure from town
was somewhat accelerated by a broom
stick iu the hands of his loviug spouse.
Well W. B. has come into notoriety
again, this time at Kimbleville, where
one evening last week a crowd of boys
greeted the Hon. William with a shower
of decayed li«u fruit. William is rus
ticating at Elkton,Md., now.
True ib.ill-t.
The Grand Jury found the true bills
fur fraudulent voting or something con
nected with the recent election, against
the following parties:
John Gibbous, John Dolan, Owen
anuan, Neil McGuire, J. W. Mc
Call, James Darrah, Amos Kane, John
O'llarra. Thomas Traiuor, Patrick Mal
loy, J. W. Harper.
TI»o f>e|»»A «*>.*(,!IT'
William Oriuslev, a young mao who
was implicated with Chas. Walraven,
who was convicted yesterday
of disorder!v conduct f*.t the Middle
■mug
depot, was the first individual tried at
Police Court lastevening. The evidence
was the same as that in the case of
Waiiv
, and IIin Honor nued William
five dollars and costa.
Ilinvriirrly.
Iasi u.ve at Police Court last
evening was tba'. of a young man, who
was charged with disorderly conduct;
he being implicated in the assault on
Abbott at his saloon ou Tatnall street,
in September last. The prisoner wan
adjudged guilty of disorderly conduct
and fined five dollars and costs.
Lunch Oo-iilfclit.
Tarrapin soup lunch will be served
to-night atFreye's saloon, No. 17 East
All lovers of a good
bowl of soup made "a la mode" should
drop iu this evening and
Don't fail to lake along a friend with
you or several of them if you have a
mind to.
T!
Second street.
Freye.
ftp -«• Hi I Kerman.
By request Rev. C. B. Mallory will
preach to-morrow at 10.30 a. tu. in Oli
vet Presbyterian church a sermon to
Humanity Circle No.l of the Broth
erhood of the Union of Delaware. The
society will attend in a body. The
public are invited.
Ml of iIio I'nlou.
Franklin Circle, No. 2, Brotherhood
of the Union, will hold an open meet
ing on Tuesday evening next, to which
the public are cordially invited. Their
council chamber is in the third story of
thw MoClary Bni'ding.
Law l.ll>v»r.» for Late.
Mr. Thomas M. Ogle will sell at pri
vate sale, at the auction room, No. 50(>
Market street, the law library of the
late William B. McUaulley, which cau
now he seen at the above place.
Mate »f Furniture.
L. W. Stilhara and Son will sell at
public sale for Catharine Gallagher, at
No. 5 East Water street, on Monday
next, at 11 o'clock, A. M , a lot of
household goods.
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A BEF. Ill YE OF IIDPH RY.
V. F. Helmet* Mammoth Clethlittf
•eput-One of Wilmlatftou** Sic*
•haul Prince*.
Wilmington can boast of quite a
number of morn than average success
ful men among her merchants and in
he front rank of these none deserve
greater prominence than V. 'E. Holmes,
proprietor of the mammoth Boston On*
Price Clothing House.
It has now been seven years fciDoe
Mr. Holmes opened a depot iu this city
for the sale of clothing and during that
time his establishment has been btu&d
ily glowing ia public favor until at
present not only throughout the length
and breadth of the Peninsula has the
Boston Oi
Price Clothing House o'
Wilmington become a household word
among old aud young of the male geu
s a title that, is synonomous with
•ill that is reliable aud standard In th*
iae of gentleuutui's wear, but the bor
der counties of Pennsylvania have also
paid tribute to its worth and to-day the
es of scores of customers from that
der,
section cau be fouud upon the books ot
the firm.
Tim main spring of Mr. Holmes suc
cess has been a strict adherence to
those principles which every merchant
must learn ere he can expect to win th
ire of those who buy intelii
gently. First a knowledge of the wants of
the buying public,aud an ingenious skill
of supplying just those wants; second
the ability to buy in such a mauuer as
will enable him to sell at the lowest
market rates; third the reputation of
handling only th* best of the different
s of goods, so that when a purchas
er buys even the cheapest of ready made
suit* he cau be assured that there lias
been no shirking in its manufacture aud
last but not least, a corps cf gentleman
ly salesmen, in whose hands a visitor
is made to feel at ease whether he buys
or not.
In connection with the ready made
goods trade Mr. Holmes also conducts a
custom department from which each
week scores of the most faskionablv cut
and elegantly made suits are turned
out. A cutter aud fitter whose reputa
tion is a daily growing through the,
commendation of numbers of
dressed citizens, presides over this de
partment, ami his ability and taTe are
too well kuown for us even to attempt
a recommendation. A gentleman's fur
nishing department also occupies no
small space in this depot and in fact
any article of male adornment or com
fort can be found in the establishment
at prices ranging at par throughout the
entire list.
Ou the shelves and counters of the
different sales and show rooms of this
depot are to be found at present a full
and complete line of goods that are
seasonable, and to attempt to mention
the specialties which Mr. H. makes it
a point to control would require a small
sized catalogue. One or two however
might not be amiss,for instance a hand
some Russia ulster which has the facul
ty of surrounding the wearer with a
degree of warmth and comfort that is
surprising in the moat inclement with
er, while at the same time it is showy
and cheery in appearance, is being sold
rapidly at the low price of $5.
Then the fashiouable reversible ul
ster, iu the purchase of which the
wearer carries with him a handsome
business coat, and at the same tim- a
fashionable dress garment finished iu a
style unsurpassed, which can he adapt
ed for evening or Sunday wear, and
this at the low price of $15 complete.
As we above intimated, our space will
forbid anything like a detailed descrip
tion, and we leave our readers to in
spect for themselves.
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best
Kent CoantyV* IndeblcttiMN*.
From Dover Sentloal.
On Wednesday the committee of the
Levy Coart of Sussex county net the
Btate Treasurer in this
town, and ar
ranged the county's indebtedness to
the State. The State claimed $14,000
from the county. To this the county
demurred, and claimed as an offset
tliat the Slate loses the s
propor
tion of tlm delinquent taxes as the
inly. Under this arrangement the
county only owes $8,000.34. After
much controversy, the settlement was
finally arranged upon this bans. Kent
county fared as well, and out of an in
debtedness ol $11,000, abe will only
pay a little over $5,000.
W«m Not I'rcimil.
Rev. Josephus Cheyney, who was ex
pected to deliver a lecture at the M. B.
it. A. room, last evening, for a
not present. Messrs,
do addresses,
and while the latter gentleman was
speaking. Mrs. Barney, who resides at
No. 103 E. Fourth street, was seized
with a fit, and thus the exercises were
interrupted, whereupon the meeting
was closed.
u n
i
n reason w :
Smedler and McDonald
UevfvHi NervCcea.
The meeting at the Brandywine M.
h is still deeply interesting.
Thirty-nine conversions have taken
place, and thirty joined church. There
are ten yet seeking. The allar is
crowded nightly. The pastor gives in
vitations to all Christians to come and
assist.
K. Cl
Mir Ditto 4 ompBpfed.
The new iron bridge over the Christi
ana at Newport, has been completed
aud is now open for travol.
JPerttitiittl.
O. W. Lvnaio will leave for his hom
iu Gttr.mwa, Iowa on Monday next.
Dr. J. R. Tantum of this city tells
the people through the "Ocean Grove
Record" what lie thinks of certaiu in
dividual? who father an idea that As
bury Park is superior to Ocean Grove.
Rev. A.J. Buy der, late of Olivet Pres
byterian church of this cky, is conduct
ing a series of interesting meetings in
Christiana Presbyterian church.
Madame Selika th^, celebrated color
ed Prirnma Douna, will sing at K. Zion
M.E. church, 9thand French 8tneta,on
Wednesday evening, Nov. 26th.
Will Wall For Europe.
Mr. Iletiry B. Seidel, of the firm of
Seidel k Hastings accompanied by his
wife will sail from New York for Eu
rope on Friday.
HEXATOK CAKPriliEK.
A Talk With Him OinceminK ft#
Punitm oftlie Electoral fount.
"I don't care to b« quoted on the sub
ject," said Senator Carpenter, of Wis
consin, yesterday, to a "Tribune" re
porter, after a talk on the dangers of
the next electoral count, "because 1
have already Baid enough in the pa
pers. You know my views. I believe
f>tat the Democrats mean to thrown out
the returns from one or more Reputdi
■•an States and declare their candidate
elected. They will tind a pretext for
this course or make one. Unfortu
nately there are precedents enough
or assuming the right of one House or
both Houses to prevent the counting if
a return by a majority vote.
You ask what would be the result.
If they should find some pretext of a
plausible character, ou which there
might fairly be a difference of honest
judgment, we should have to acquiesce;
r' >,eir ac*i ti should be grossly unjust
and a manifest defiance of the will of
the people expressed at the election,
there would be a fight. Civil war
»cnId inevitably ensue. The whole
fanger comes from our had system cf
electing a President. This is the only
free country where the people are not
'loved to choose their chief magis
trate.*'
"vVill any further efforts bo made
this winter by the Republicans to pa-*
v law regulating the electoral count?"
"Yes, but they will be fruitless. The
Democrats will allow no law of the
and to pass. We shall put them on
record a* opposing the adoption of fair
nonn-partisan legislation governing the
court, but this is all we can do."
' By so doing you will , tangle up
Democratic Senators with their
old records. A number of them made
speeches three years ago against the
present system of dealing with the re
turns, and in favor of some new legis
lation."
"Y'S, and we shad get the question
plainly before the ceantry in the next
campaign."
Senator Carpenter asked what he ex
a
peeled in the way of general legislation
iroiu tiie approaching session of Con
gresg. He replied:
"Nothing of any value to the coun
try. The session will be an angry and
noisy one—a continual row without any
profit.'
"Will the Democrats venture to re
vive the issues of last session."
"You would say,not from the way
hey have been beaten
fall elections, but you cau never tell
•vhat folly they will commit. They
carried this year's elections for us by
tbeir perfofthances last session, and
will probably do something this winter
to help usjnext year."
Senator Carpenter is a strong Grant
man. He believes Grant will be nomi
nated and elected. "I have been in
favor of his nomination in 1880 ever
since he went out of office in 1877," he
said.
them at the
"Who is your second choice ?" he
was asked.
"I have none. If Grant will not run
I shall be in favor of the man who ha*
the best chance of carrying New York."
"Do you feel certain that Grant can
carry New York ?"
"1 have not the least doubt of it."
"Do you take any stock in the re
ported present boom iu the South ?"
"There may be sonnthing in it
r be Southern people are convinced that
a Republican is going to be elected
President i>' si year in any ev**nt, they
will prefer Grant to anybody else.
Fhey ar * military people by nature,
and they p--fer a military man to a
civilian. Then they respect Grant be
cause white he was linn in enforcing
* he laws, he alwavs treated them just
ly. I do not think, however, that
there w i be a division in the South
next year; still we cannot tell what a
few months will bring forth in politics."
If
»E!V .-iHVI'L'li.HLltt t - A a*.
AMKB'.K Cl!Y PROPERTY AT
PUB MG SAGE,
O N S AI IT h* D A Y, i) ECE M 3ER 0,187V,
On the premises, in tho city of Chester, will
be offered ut public sale, 'll that valuable
STOKE PR fPEHTY,
V
8 West, Third street, ail oini
renco Hotel, bein'/ In the
lN
the St.
i
itr 1 li na
rtion of th i etey, and li
log t»5im oc
d lor tho past HLo
Htore.
a, Queens
y
wn
•ovemente
glory frame
buildings, twenty-live feet front, occupies
. Tne back buildi
The i
a t
fi
is of brie i,
.ny by tl.i:ty feet, the uoper part of whi h
ivl'Jcd ir
rooms, suitable for t ill e . The
ir connocts with
a wrule store,
t r.ublic thor
•y *ae who de
bo found.
I oi ihu main >ut:di
th buck, and is occupied as
This property is ou tho uu
tho city, awl for ;
ou . liIII
Hires to do I
no better a
i
sal
i:l lake p 1100 at '2 o'olook. I\ M.
n
ition*. which
iil bo liber;
will be
For further in
mde known on-day ofsalo
apply to the u
alien .1
the
ADEX. HAKFUK.
RAIS' D UPEK A HD US E.
Fa e veil performance ol
FORD'S COMIO OPERA CO.,
TO-NIGIIT AT 8. i THE SOROMtEK.
TO-NIGHT AT 8. ') HE SOROEK R.
TO-NIGHT AT 8 (THE fcUKCEIlEK.
Gilbert & Sullivan's New Opera.
Scats secured at C. F. Thomas & Co's. 11-22
pUBLIO SALE
—-OK
HOUSEHULD GOODS.
Will b« sold at public sale at No. 1C6 Fast
Water street, on
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24tb, 1871
at 10 o'clock.
Rs'1stend, bods, bedding
bnroflu, chair I,
Fra icti pinto k;I»R
pets
ble
•s
top t ibie, extension tab:
fixtures, fco. > :lo posit
C VITI \KLVK GALL AGHER.
L. W. STIDHAM U SON. A lot's. 11 • 2-U
iloloth, Par
(.out
JOHN C. FA ITERS N
HAS RF.l
ii
LAW OFFICE
TO NO. 6*3 FRENCH STREET.
ll-2i lUt
H U R R A H FOR TU R KEYS.—Groat pri/.»
. hbo iting on Vi O' licsday uml Thursday
next, lor a lot o fine li o turkoymiml chicken*
at Chris Bauer's Miloon ami ^hootim* *al ery.
No. 4 6 Pino st eot. AM marksmen, Iriemin
and tbe pub lo In g?
11-22-26*
al are invited.
CHRIS HAUER, Proprietor.

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