- ',, N t lb-r MOKE
au Si «*• «■ r,)?;
oriwowl card. MjJJj
li t. HAMKiTUK " aae lm
^ —— 75 Jinx
am I"- w
i<K 18 YEAR*
no who under
o. Apply 8. W
streets before 8
fSuml kuuJ MuommoduUun
m m of vo«i(i character to
b Srf K -r.S .-A.BT th..
hoy TO FEED PRESS,
HUD* HUO.,115 East Fourth
vrrfuA FAKR!AGE TRIMMER
S?I.H AKMSTKONO, Mid
fw,»r apply K> Kout lr, ;" li .5 l ni1
enc-A WOMAN WITH A LIT
Si h. rffaiiP a place, oily or enun
Apuly 307 East Eighth
LtvuIa purchaser fur a
Mneuuarto-niedi uib ^elf-inking press.
Tfch-HKALTllY YOUNG WO
?o. Address N, this
fcu-A MU.I.1NKK ATH18K1NU
IwKt. Mur bo u good trimmer.
GtED-EXI'EKI FNUKD WHITE
fvoDin furirencral hou-ework, with
L ;oi french street. ui0*4tj
SteD-A t'OMPKTKNT Gl KI* TU
IsiUi'.hecountry, ill Shipley street
NTK1-UEN1 LEM EN H( lAKDKKH
ttil.i West Seventh street. inB-dt \
5TfcD-A GIKL IN A KESTAU
att No.' 1 West Third street.
)N < >N
tol iirtet. Detween V'i
■. lieatlirr purse containing a $1
didipof pan^r with items from
tax:at Hit) West Third street. 6-2tj
HMNO-A FKMNT ROOM WITH
c A!.'"'able boarders at 014 King
MSirJinngenteol private 1am
»mi ami excellent location. Ad
d;itp<! with board, and
. 22B French st. mb-0tl
blS i-A FEW
111 II PRICES
Market street. 228
Lo the backward
I an unusually
we have deter
,0 put our clothing
( '° make them
f S2,) su >ts reduced to
suits r «luced to jp.00
" ' 5.00
I'riiig suits at
a great re
8 no fancy advertise
rv .n I' r , 0Ve il call and
: "Hits at
"ARKET ST. 228
%TW ' DELAWARE.
4 i°r 4 i
S*211 1?' Wla r * n 8 B
. 1 King street,
-... .■ A tt-NTOBY. S-B04IM
°!d' A ho«e. froel
»01 Hour... ..reel, or >1
w«()i; salK—A GREAT BARGAIN
K house No. 603 Jackson street ho* and
cold wator and hath; paired throughout
•t kitchen ' It Is painted ; thoroughly
1 d back alley, bell; shade
tree; MU-Vlii* port unit everythin* nwMwrj
Inside and out. Jn«t fixed up. Prffi® •b 48 ®
(hi can remain on property more if desirod.
Apply tn .1* tHN liAVUMUtt Maryland ave
nuo. Possession immediately. ui0-0tt
tSoKHALE () R KENT—TH KNEW TWO
story brick house No. 832 Mon onstreet,
containing ehrht room, with bath .saloon par
open htalrway, heater In cellar, water
closei newly tapered and painted, and in a
No 1 order. Nineteen feet front by 120 feet
deep. Now Is the time to purchase, as small
houses will never lie so'd cheaper in this oil)
Apply to W.,SCOTT VERNON, this office
CJIOK SALK OK BKOT-l'HS
H rtory t.rlcU rt .re house, 'it reet front, 40
foot deep. No, lit! Wort front street. next to
tlio tuty Hotel; a ttood Btaurt for ■ > " ! * ln f a J;
Inquire of Jm. O, Alktncrjao, I. Woo.l A
F UKSALK.-ONK l'OKTABI.K BOIL;
er wo)t>.,:l oaut lire pan, 1'iOO 1
oH.t flro nan, 1*00 lbn. 1600 Solos la slacks
Will ho wild low. Appljf at S. K. oornor id
and Poplar street*. a'i» ood tf
OK 8ALE-AWKNEK STOKE AND
dwellliiK OU Walnut Mreot,front'ie*ix*0
deep. Valuable looutlon. Will lie sold
eheaii and on easy term*. UEO. K, TOWN
SEND, 614 Market itroet. oi,-6t
F OU SALE OK EXOHANliE—SIX
ptall* In Waablnirton Street Club Sta
Apply to W. V. WAKNEK, Maryland
Avenue and Heacii ptreet. irT-flt
I ROR HALE—THE GOOD WILL AND
I fixtures of tho Hucket House, corner of
Front and Washington streets. License
good till November. m8-3t|
J4IIK SALK—K1KST-CLASS HDUSK
1 N«. 603 Wert etreeL New and Up tirt,
lliill nt 111 Market street. a|,18-tr
OK HAI.K-A LOT Of WINDOW
h-uinei, MShos and doors. Will sell
cheap. Call at No. 8 E. 2d street.
R SALE-A GOOD, UPRIGHT
piano cheap for cash. Apply from 9 to
No. 7, Institute. a28-ti
., Ht ru
OR SALE ('HEAP—ONE ROAD
wagun. Apply at this office.
FG H AJDJRT.
£AOK KENT - PLEASANT OFFICES
P on sec nd lloor, suitable for lawyers or
other professional men ; centrally situated
between Ninth and Tenth
i.ry rooms in same build
. SMITH, Seventh and
tiAOK KENT —A SIX K< mM HOUSE,
V with a half acre of ground, two
from W iliuiimton, up .bo Foulk road, in
Brandvwine ltd. Kent low. Apply to
.1AM Jis 1'. HIKD, No. 4ol West Seventh st.
on Market stru
street.- ; also third st<
ir#. Apply to
Shipb y streets
I TV )U KENT-A
' dwelling, suitable lor two dwellings,
.south of Market stree. bridge. Also stalls
JUNES GUTHRIE A CO.
or three horses. A, ply at
F THOSE NEW
OUR KENT—UN t.
H stores in the block at 4th and French
troots. Also house* for sale in all parts of
the city. Appiy to .1. K. D. SEEDS A St >N,
No. 910 W utn stroet. ml2-tf
UR KENT-FK »NT OFFICE UN TH F
Kcond lloor of 712 Market street. Easy
1). T. HAWKINS A SUN.
NUK RENT—LOW, A CUUNTKY KESl.
' donee ; 9 rooms ; 2 % milos from the
ol*v on Kennettplko. Apply to THOMAS
DAVIS, No. 2 W
F ur rent-several
houses, pleasantly located: In goo 1 or
der. FRAZER A CO., N. E. corner of
Third and Market streets. m24-tf
OR KENT-THE 3-STDKY BRICK
dwelling, No. 704 West Eighth street.
Kent moderate. Apply to W. Scott Vernon,
this office. m0 tl
OK REN T—3-STOKY HOUSE, 1221
West stroet; 2-story house,402 W. 13th
Also stalls in private stable. Apply to
JOHN GREEN,1016 Washington st. w2-12t*
UK RENT-HOUSE FOR COLORED
family. Also a number of others In <ilf
rent locations. M. T. POOLE, No. 9 E. 7th
F UR KENT - TWO STORY
house, with four rooms and basement,
suitable for a small family. Apply to WM.
TATNALL Jr., 1853 Market street. m6-0tj
>K KENT-2 DESIRABLE OFFICES,
at No. 229 Shipley street. Dr. H. GAR
r Dentist. jjl2-tf
P hiladelphia, wilmingtun and
January 7th. 1884.
Trains leave Wilmington as follows :
For Philadelphia and intermediate sta
tions, 0.40, 7.00, 10.30 a. m. ; 2.30, 4.00, 7.40,9.61
Philadelphia, (express), 2, 2.46, 9.30, 7.60,
8.16, 9, 9.39, 9.67, 10.07, 11.68 a. in. ; 12.46, 1.64,
6.17, 0.10, 0.37, 0.40 p. m.
New York, 2.00, 2.46, 0.30, 0.40, 7.00, 10.07,
11.63 a. m. ; *12.38, 1.64, 2.30, 6.17, 0.37, 0.40 p.
For West Chester, via Lamokin, 0.40 and
8.16 a. m. ; 2.30 and 4.0u p, in.
Baltimore and Intermediate stations, 1.06,
Baltimore an<f Bay Line, 7.00 p. m.
Baltimore and Washington, 1.42, 4.48, 8.06
10.00 a. m. ; 1.00, •1.11, 6.03, 7.00, ll.09p. m.;
Baltimore only. 1.06 a. m.: 12.27 and 0 p. m.
'Trains for belaware Division leave for:
New Castle, 0.00, 9.06 a. m. ; 1.16, 8.00, 4.00
and 6.26 p. m.
Harrington, Delmar, and way stations, 9.0b
in., and 1.16 p. in.
Wyoming ana way stations, 6.26 p. m.
Express for Harrington, 4.00 p. in.
Philadelphia and Intermediate stations
8.10 a. in. ; 12.00 m. ; 6.80, 7.40, 9.66 p. m.
Philadelphia and New York, 2.00, 2.46 a
; 6.17. 0.87, 0.40 p. m.
For West Chester, via Lumokin, 8.10 a. ir.
and 6.30 p. m.
Baltimore and Washington, 1.42,4.43, 8.05.
10.06 a. in.; 11.09 p. m. Baltimoro, 1.06 a. m.
For further information passengers
ferred to the tlme-tabloB postod at the Sta
Trains marked (*)
upon which extra fare Ischarged.
CHARLES E. PUGH, .1. R. WOOD,
Genoral Manager. General ^awenuer Agou
NO, 214 MARKET STREET,
call attention to their stock of
hoes, Moral tools, rubber hose,
white-wash brushes, scrubbing
brushes, etc,, which arc being
sold at low rales. inar25-!lrn
ILLOWS.—WILLOW WOUP **OK
should ite cut when tho sap is
fully up In the Mpiing, (tree coining into
leaf), and bo thoroughly divested of bark and
kept clean and dry : It must bo all branch
Wood, not over lour or five years growth,
four or five inches In diameter and free
heart; tho smaller tho wood is the better,
or such wood wo give $9.60 per cord, deliver
at our Mills on the Brandywine; If deliver
with the bark on, it must bo hauled within
few days after it is cut. so the bark will not
set on It, as it would have to be peeled hero.
For such wood with bark on we give $8.00 pot
cord, delivered at the Mills.
E. 1. DuFUNT, Dk NEMOURS & UO.
HOLE IN THE WALL,
108 EAST THIRD STREET.
Bar BUraknd with (he Klne.t Wlnel
lAqn.n, never., ele.
JNO. McHUGH. Prop.
taonu THE COBB.
blushing among the r
e gold to-day —
<l tmuMlug lor very Joy,
• d that way.
Med 'mi l t'J
Fair little pimpernel, gazing
vi carp'd with Minimer heat.
• hi kIsHfd, 1 think
Just foil* mo
Homebody's lltllu feet.
whistling, the blsckblr.l shrill
nuddnily liu bed bln hour,
peeped from the hawthorn curiously—
Somebody passed along.
Even the sad
d flushed ter a space—
lilueh.-d a deeper r. d,
homebody's winning face.
the word to my lady-love
What waa the word 1 Maid t
Somebody 1 m wed her head.
Only the grasshopper chirping loud
Merrily tried to -eo,
And then In the bubble-field lay down
And whispered the tale to
bled with sudden fear
Whispered the tale, till the blackbird bol l
Mournfully shook Ills bead.
Pimpernel shut her weary eyes,
Poppies blushed (]«• per red.
"Ah. hut," I murmured, wild with pain,
" Lady love, lady-love, speak !"
Watching the color flitting e'er
Somebody's diinph d cheek.
Quivered Iter hesutlful face wlJli ptln,
Eyes had a look of sorrow ;
For me ilawned yesterday fair
r or both there Is no
A ante !Wi
wide v nil a mocking cry,
t from bllsH^
clasp in mine,
Llpri 1 may never kiss.
?nt Helds above
d 'mid the golden grain,
•h for th*- form of my lady-love,
And look In her eye
I'd know her voice In
Boon In ttic li
tin angel choir,
the golden fl
And, oil, the Joy when we
: can part
THREE OF ONE NAME.
I*Y MRS. C. M. 8TANLKY-MCRENMA.
" I)kak Madam,—W e are instructed
by our client, Mr. Roger Curtiss, to
convey to you his condolences on the
occasion of your father's death, and to
inform you that as your dead mother's
half brother—although personally a
stranger to yourself—he offers you the
position of <'i niece and adopted child in
bis own household. Should you s> e tit
to accept this pro|K>sition, please com
municate with us at once. Respectfully
" Lawson & Co., Solicitors."
Such was the letter, startling in its
unexpectedness, and chilling in its
formal pbraseolgy,which Florence May
placed In her lover's hand.
" What shall I do ?" she asked, wist
fully, lifting to his her tearful, beauti
ful eyes. " It came this morning. I
have delayed answering it until you
oouId advise me what to do or say. I
ppose the offer is a generous one, but
if uncle Curtiss bad called upon me, or
even written to me himself, l should
have felt much happier. Surely he has
chosen an ungracious way of doing a
kind and gracious action."
Robert Curtis looked at the lettor with
a degree of surprise that for the mo
ment caused him quite to ignore his
pretty sweetheart's complaint.
" Roger Curtiss !'' aried he. " Why,
that must he my rich old curmudgeon
of a landlord. Lawson «v Co , transact
And is he a con
nection of yours? IIow strange, to be
sure I You need not wonder at any
thing old Curtis does, my darling. 1
i a good deal of him, not only on
account of my office being next to his—
he owns the whole building, you see,
and lets it all in offices—but because of
the similarity iu our names. Only the
difference of a letter—Curtis and Cur
tiss—and people are continually making
mistakes in consequence, don't know
how to at!vise you, Florrie, dearest.
Mr. Curtiss Is a terribly eccentric,
stingy, disagreeable old fellow among
his fellow-men, and to tell the truth,
Igtmrant, coarse, selfish fellow into the
bargaiu, and yet be might he kind and
good to you. Who, indeed," he added,
tenderly, softly caressing her bright
hair, " who could be otherwise? And
we should meet sometimes. You would
be here with your own people, not toil
ing as a governess among strangers. I
hate to think of that, Florrie. Rut
why, in the name of wonder, pet, have
I never heard of your uncle Curtiss
"I don't think I ever thought of
him," Florrie answered frankly. "I
have never known him, you see.
was poor mamma's halt brother only,
and after her marriage, of which he
did not approve, he ignored her ex
istence altogether I have heard papa
speak of him sometimes as an old bache
lor, very cross ami whimsical, who in
herited a large fortune from his own
father, and added to it until he becamo
Robert took alarm instantly.
" He'll want to make you his heiress,"
said he, " and break your engagement
with me. Of course he looks upon me
as he did upon your father—as a poor,
beggarly devil of an artist. Oh, Florrie,
dear, why can't we consult our own
happiness and be married at once?"
Rut Florence shook her head.
** You know that cannot be, Robert,"
she said, gently. " Poor, dear papa is
yet scarce two months dead ; could I
forget my grief so soon? Not even for
you ! Rut surely you are not afraid to
trust me? I would not exchange your
heart's true love for the wealth of all
the world !''
Her lover caught the fair girl to his
"I know it!" he cried. "I do not
fear you, love, but old Curtiss. If he
is going to make you rich, he will as
sume tue right to choose you a husband ;
and I am very suro that his choice
won't fall on me !"
" You are my choice," she said, soft
ly and tenderly, " Does that notcontent
you ? Do you think I would accept
fortune as the price of love? Rut I
will say nothing about our engagement
to uncle Curtiss, unless he questions
And if lie does so," she added
archly, " shall I tell him that you hava
real estate up town ?"
At that question, all Robert's gloom
was dissipated by a merry laugh, in
which Florrie's voice chiimd musi
" Real estate !" cried Robert-merrily.
" Don't I wish 1 had ! Our future
lives would look the brighter, dear !
Rut that old rat-trap ! so far up town
that wo couldn't even live there
selves-—even if it were inhabitable—
on account of the distance. And yet,
if we ever do have rapid transit,, pet,
the place v ould be valuable. It may
give us a lift in the world, some of
those days, after all. Rut don't speak
of the poor old shanty to undo Curtiss,
pray ; lm knows w hat real estate is,
and the weight of scorn for my poor
inheritance would crush its crumbling
So it was agreed between the pair
that Florence should keep silence
about her lover's landed property, and
also about her young lover himself, as
far as possible.
Rut old Roger Curtiss was sharp and
keen, and made up in natural acute
ness and observing power whatever he
lacked in experience or education. He
had never married ; possibly ho had
never made love—except to money, but
he recognized the symptoms of the ten
dei passion in his tenaut at the office
and his niece at home, for all that.
" What's that artist fellow doing round
here ?'' ho asked Florrie, gruffly, when
she had lived in his house about a
year. " He conies of tenor than ever of
lat-e. Ob, to bo sure ; I know' 4 he's an
old friend, and papa liked him ;'
you've told me that before ; wbat s
bothering me is that papa's daughter
likes hlui, too. And It won't do Flor
his business, 1 know.
rie ; you may as well make up your
mind to do it first aslant; It won't do!"
Florrie turned rod and then pale.
" Wliat won't do ?" slie asked, qulet
Oh, you know ! You're .mart en
He won't do. Love-rubbisli
between you two won't do. You're my
You'll have money, I want
something better than a beggarly artist
for your husband, iny girl I"
Florence Hushed crimson, and her
eyes flashed indignantly.
" My mother married an artist!" she
" I know it," said Roger Curtiss.—
" What did »he gain by it? She lived
and died poor, and left you penniless.
What did she lose? She lont a good
friead Iti me, my girl. It ain't the man
I object to. Young Curtis is well
enough, if Ms name is spelt wrong.
What I object to is his poverty."
" Rut I, also,am poor,"said Florence,
" and if I love him, uncle-"
" Stuff!'' interrupted Roger, gruffly.
" You've got uo business to do any
thing of tbe kind. You ain't poor.
Haveu't 1 given you a good home, flue
clothes, money to spend and servants to
wait on you? Haven't I been a good
tiuele and a good friend? Well, you be
a good girl to me in your turn, and
marry to please me, and see if I don't
give you a fortune in the bargain !''
It was all true. The rough, coarse,
eccentric' old man had been kindness
itself to his orphan niece, and, iu spits
of much that was repulsive iu his
ways, the young girl was grateful and
had learned to love him. Iu good truth,
Florrie would have been glad to find it
possible to keep faith with her true love
and yet please her uncle too ; and this
out of thankfulness for the kindness he
had already shown her, far more than
from the hope of any benitlts yet to
She went up to him ndw, at bis
last words, and flung her arms about
bis neck and kissed him
44 1 don't care for your money half so
for your love !" she cried.
4 ' You have been good to me, aud 1
love you for it !
love you for It ! But, uuole, let mo
eotife.H the truth, I loved Bohert Cur
tlH long before I ever knew you, »nd
engaged to marry him. You
wouldn't auk me, surely,to break my
word. Besides 1 love him 1"
Her arms were round his neck, her
eyes and tones coaxing him—he waa
angry, but it was impossible, even for
him, to be quite pruof against ber
" Tut, tut," he said, peevishly, put
ting her awav. 11 1 won't quarrel with
you, child. CurtlB and I will talk of
this. He'll release you, of course. He's
Florence plucked up courage.
" I won't he released 1" Hbe cried. "I
love him 1 He's not so very poor,either;
he has saved some money—"
" Tut, tut, tut! Worse stuff, and
worse! What could a poor artist—earn
ing some thirty dollars a week, or so—
possibly save V A few hundred dollars
at most 1"
Florence grew desperate.
" He's quite rich !'' she cried, with a
stamp of her little foot for emphasis.
haH property up-town—real es
" Ha, ha, ha, ha! A shanty on the
rocks, perhaps!" shouted uncle Cur
tiss ; then as he saw her weeping with
vexation : " There, there, my girl, I
won't quarrel with you ; I'll talk to
the young man about it."
And away he strode, leaving her to
dry her eyes, and smile over one con
soling thought, " I shall see liobert be
fore be does, for be has buHiue.sH up
town, aud promised me to call here as
he went clown to the office You can't
make mischief between me and my
love, you dear, good, cruel uncle Cur
Meanwhile uncle Curtiss, chuckling
anil frowning by turns, had gone down
to the office. " I'll have It out with
him, aud send him to the right-about,
at once," thought ho. 11 Keal estate,
indeed I A poor artist own real estate!
He hurried up to Robert's door, hut
Stopped short. A card was nailed to It
announcing that tho artist would not
return till noou. "Nooubeit, then,"
grumbled the old man, crossly, and
turned into his owu private room.
Letters lay on the desk. He opened,
read, laid them on one side, until he
came to one that puzzled him. It ran
" It Cubtis, Esq —Dear Bir.—We
arc offered eighty thousand, cash, for
the house and lot yeu instructed us to
sell. Your place at Harlem we shall
put on the market to morrow. If offer
named Is satisfactory, please answer.
" Yours, respectfully,
Old Koger Curtiss drew a long breath
and gave u longer whistle of surprise.
" Ry ginger, now," he muttered, " the
girl was right. I've got no house on
Sixty-first street, nor at Harlem, aud
Curtis with one s isn't me. She said,
'real estate up town.' She's right.
This is If. Curtis, tho artist's, letter,and
it'8come by mistake to mo.
He sat pondering there for quite a
long time. This fine discovery altered
tbe aspect of affairs entirely. "If the
girl likes the fellow," he mused, "why
should I cross them, siuce he's bo well
1 so hard
off''.' I'd like to see her
why has he always worked
let people think him poor?"
By aud by he arrived at the conclu
sion that this was merely au eccentrioi
ty on ltobert's part. " ArtistH are full
of whims," thought he. '* Well, I
won't cross him. Especially as his
real circumstances have come to my
knowledge so queeriy. I remember
now, that Florrie didn't speak of the
real estate until she was hard pushed.
He told her to keep it quiet, of course.
Well, I'll be as smart as they are.
keep my discovery all to myself, and
rive my consent generously, ns ii I
knew nothing at ail."
And so he did, to Bobert's delight
and surprise. The artist had just come
fiom an interview with his lady-love,
aud was expecting an unfavorable
answer !0 his suit. Imagine his aston
ishment when the old mau consented
"Though you're not rich," said he,
"my girl loves you, un.l why shall 1
■ and in the way of your happiness!
i'll give her iifty thousand dollars
dowry, sir, and you must settle upon
her that real estate which site tells me
you owu up at Harlem."
Itohert agreed iustautly.
"It isn't worth so much now .tH it will
be after awhile," said lie. "The ele
vated road is really begun at last, and
I've had an excellent offer for the place
this very day. But 1 mean to liuld on
for better prices."
ly. " You're right,
your property up-town, sir ; values are
going up I" Then ill great alarm, lest
he had betrayed bis secret know
ledge.'*Aml when isihe wedding to he?
I never was a friend to long engage
ments myself, and tho sooner you two
get married the better I"
Both the lovers agreed to this, being
in terror lest he should change ills
Two weeks later they wme
!" cried uncle Curtiss, eager
Hold ou to all
mind. _ .
quietly married, uncle Curtins being as
good as his word, and paying over to
the bride her dowry of fifty thousand
dollars, while Robert modestly gave her
the deeds of the Harlem 44 rat-trap,"
which really hade fair to reach in time
a very high value, too.
" There's a letter of yours at my of
fice, came to me by mistake." said Ro
ger, as he bade them good-bye at the
depot (they were going on a quiet wed
ding trip), "ttomething about your
property, but it'll kerp. Thin isn't tbe
time to sell. " And be chuckled over
bis own cleverness as be hurried to
tbe office down town.
A gentleman wah waiting there to nee
bitn. A tall, elderly ntranger. " I am
seeking a letter, which 1 fancy has come
here by mistake owing to a similarity
of name," said tbe stranger. " It is
too late to lie useful now, but I sbonld
like to be satisfied about it. Here is
" It. Curtin, Esq.," said the card.
Roger looked at it blankly.
44 linger ? or liobert?" inquired be in
a kind of despair.
14 Neither," said tbe stranger, polite
ly. " My name is liiohard Curtis, at
your service, sir. The letter was from
Roger produced it very quietly. The
gentleman thanked him.
" The mistake has cost me some in
convenience," said he.
Itoger glared at him.
" The mistake has cost me fifty thous
and dollars!" he groaned.
" Good heavens !" cried It. Curtis.
" How ?''
But It. Curtiss was retioeut.
"Eicuse me," said he ;
consolation is, that no
know how I fooled myself. No one has
been to blame. 1 wasn't so smart
thought myself, that's all. Not smart
enough, indeed, to reflect that there
might be—three of one name !"
" iuy only
MIRTH AND MERRIMENT
Plantation philosophy—I)o wine man
an' de fool doau' quarrel; but two tools
or two wise men kain't got along so
well. Dt* man what marries a 'oman
'case she's got more sense den he has,
Is never allowed to lose sight o' dat
fack. De chile dat too soon shows
signs o' smartness doau' turn out ter be
de smartest man. De fuHt cotton dat
opens is neber de ben'. Eben 'mong de
animals, 'pearances makes a difference;
fur of de blackbird had bright featherB
in his wing we'd think dat his song
was much sweeter. De gigglin' girl
glnerally turns out ter be
what doan' laugh much ; and Mem me
tell yer, marriage and a lot o' chi lien
will take de chuckle outten de mos' o'
41 If a policeman com os nean foah tun,
■ay doah," said Cholly Pockah, ''do
not lot him in. Tell him I am dead.
In foah m him that I died of small
44 Policeman, Cholly! Why should
an official come aftah you ?"
" Foah larceny. I've just swindled
that bah-koopah at the hotel out of fif
44 Oh, deah, why did you do such a
44 I've signed the pledge of temper
ance, and I walked right by the bar
without taking a drink, and I know it
wiil be regarded a.s laheenrv foah me
to thus go back on the bah."
FirHt Politician—"! he;
salary of tho Governor of Michigan is
only 11,000 a y« ar.''
Second Politician—''Only $1,000 ?
Well, that is getting things down pret
First Politician— 44 What puzzles me
is that they should ever find any one
to take the position at that pay, for I
learn that there are very few perqui
Second Politician- " But you forget
the immense importance of the office."
First Politician— 44 In what way?"
Second Politician—A Governor can't
A deaf old fellow, charged with
stealing a hog, was arraigned before a
court. Tbe jury, without leaving the
»hhI a verdict of guilty. "Old
d his lawyer, "the jury says
r*' guilty," "Hay?" "The
guilty," shouting in
" In what degree?" "There
degrees in a stealing caw."
" "There are no degrees."
"Guilty all over, am I?" "Yes."
" Hay ?" 44 Yes !'' yelling at the top of
his voice. "Well, that's what I told
you at first, but you said you could
clear me. Wish now that I had got
the judge t-o defend
jury -m> you
. Will got him
" Well, my ohlld," said a fond father
to his Utile daughter, after she had
been lo church, " what do you remem
ber of all the preacher said " Noth
ing," was the timid reply. "Nothing I"
he exclaimed, in a severe tone. " Now
remember, tke next time you rnuBt tell
me something of what he says, or you
will have to he punished." Next Sun
day the child came home with her eyes
all wild with excitement. " I remem
ber something to-day, papa," she cried
eagerly. " I am very glad of It," said
her father. " What did he say ?"
" He said : ' A collection will now
he made !' "
Mrs. Parvenu had recently finished
her uew house, aud it was gorgeously
done. Everything was in style, and
the carpetB were woven In one piece to
fit each room. Mrs. Parvenu has a
daughter, aud she was talking about
her to a visitor. " Mrs. Parveuu" said
the lady, " your daughter dosen't go
" No not a great deal. It
tires tbe poor dear."
she well?" 44 Oh, yes, well enough!
But, you Bte, at so many houses where
she must call she has to walk over the
in the carpets and it hurts the
dear's feet aud makes her so
Be gorraa," "Wist
with an oo
nows," and " Be jabbers,"
casional " whisper."
now," a Boston man succeeded iu hold
ing a correspondence with a wild son
of Erlu who made use of the telephone
iu the office of a firm where he was em
ployed. All the time he kept one eye
intently fixed ou the receiver, and at
times became wildly excited aud doub
led up his fist, especially ouce when
the mau disputed with him. "Sure,
and ef he had repute! it," said
l*at, as he came away,"l wud a-knock
ed the hull iuaslie«u down his lyiu'
Photographer : " Chin a little higher,
pltaBe. There, that is better. Look at
that nail." Victim: "Which one."
Photographer : " That big nail near
tliose two little ones. Your head is turn
ed again, l'ress it liaek agaiusi the
support. There, that is better, i am all
ready now. Keep perfectly quiet and
assume a cheerful expression." Vic
rw : 44 Beg pardon, hut 1 forgot to a»k
what you are going to charge for these
photographs?" Photographer : 44 Seven
and 44 be aisy
Now lock pleasant."
A flul.ncrlbcr writes to a
editor: " I l.avo a lioree that, has lately
suffered from periodical fire of dizziuese.
I'lease answer through your valuable
paper, and let me knew what I should
do with him. I'm afraid lie will get
worse if something is not dono soon.
The editor replies: " Our honest advice,
based ou a very careful perusal of that
capital hook "Every Man His Owu
Horse-Doctor," w-ould he to take him
some time when he iH not dizzy and
sell him to a stranger."
"Mamma!" exclaimed a beautiful
girl who had suffered affectation to ob
scure the little intellect she possessed,
" what is that long green tlnug lying
on tho dish before you ?" " A cucum
ber, my beloved Gecrgiana, " replied the
mamma, with a bland smile of ; '!'I' rl '"
bation at her darling's com menu able
curiosity. " A cucumber? Gracious
goodness, my dear mamma, how very
extraordinary ! I al ways imagined that
they grew iu slices."
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NEW GOODS !
S, I, STMTS,
Il Hi KIWI STREET
has iuet opened ft chi ice assortment of
TAFFETA AND PURE SILK
GLOVES IN ALL THE LEADING
SHADES- ALSO A TULL
LINE OF NEW FANOI
H 0 SIE R Y AND
FDA LADIES, GENTS, AND CHILDREN
VERY LOW PRICES.
UUF1NG AND SPOUTING - THE
, subscriber is prepared to do roofing,
guttering and spouting, either galvanized
iron or tin of the very best quality, and at
short notico. Estimates promptly furnished.
All kindsof 1 ouse furnishing goods kept con
S on hand. Post-office address, Henry
Eiutory New Uastle Oounty,Delaware.
Shop, foot of Hreok's Lane.
ml0-8m HUGH HOLLAND.
pTJBLIC BALE OF HOUSES AND
Greu bargains may be obtained at the
publlo sale of houses and lots
ON MAY 16,
At s o'clock in the evening,
At tbe office, second story of the Western
Union Telegraph Building. N. E. corner
Third and Market street-, of the following
No. 1. Two-story brick house, metal roof
13 feet y A inches by 84 feet, 812 Heed Btreet.
No. 2. Two-story brick house, metal roof,
13 feet '% inches by 86 te«t; 814 Heed street.
No. 3. Two-story brick house, metal roof,
13 feet % inches by 86 feet, 810 Heed street.
No. 4 Two-story brick house, metal roof,
% Inches by 83 feet, 818 Reed Btreet.
Noe. 1, 2, 2 and 4 have two-story brick back
buildings, bath room, hot and cold water.
No. 6. Two-story brick house, metal roof,
17 feet by 160 feet, 614 West Front street, run
ning back to Reed street.
No. 0. Lot north side of Shearman street
between Tenth and Eleventh and Lombard
and Fine streets, 86 feet from Lombard St.,
17 feet 0 inches b* 70 feet
No. 7. Lot on north side of Shearman st..
between Tenth atid Eleventh and Lombard
acd Flno, 75 feet from Fine street, 70 feet by
No. 8. Lot on westerly side or Buttonwood
street, 25 feet from the northerly side ef A
street, 125 foet by 100 feet.
Five percent, cash on evening of sale, 20
per cent, within 00 days ; a mortgage of r
per cent, on the remainder will be taken.
taking shares may lea ve a mortgage of two
hundred dollars ($200) on each share WITH
OUT ANY PREMIUM, thus enabling al
most Anybody to secure a valuable home.
Sale positive, without withilrawel or un
derbidulng. The title of the properties is per
fect. Tbe association will have deeds and
mortgages prepared without any charge to
THE CLAYTON LOAN ASSOCIATION
For further Information, apply to
M. L. LICHTENSTEIN,
of this association or persons
HE BliST AVERAGE LOTS WE
have over had in a gale. Payments in
monthly installments In mortgages or other
38 BUILDING) LOTS,
On Pennsylvania avonue, and on Broome,
West and other streets,
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1884,
on the premises, Wilmlhgton.De!., at 4 p. in
Every lot to he sold without )>osepoovhient
withdrawal or underbidding.
These lots are mainly on extraordinarily do
sirable and hoauttlul groan i, and with hut
few executions are within easy distance from
tho newR. it O Depot,and from the road and
its rapidly completing Improvements. The
Fenua ave. lots have excellent surround
ings, and lots in this vlcin ty have doubled
aud trebled iu value within tho last three
yours. The lots on Broome Btreet and lever
ing avenue have most commanding and unob
structedly pleasant views and
4ate)y opposite the natural park on the
Brandywine, now and again so highly com.
inotided by Mr. Olmptoad, to wh
York 1 b Indebted so largely for many ot
th« beBt fea tures of the Central Park. The
West and Franklin sireets ami nil the other
lots, have prominent merits of their own
and are well worth tho attention of puicha
Omnibus will leave Seventh anl Market
streets at 3.40 p. il.
The sale will commence i romptly at4 p. m
with No 1, proceed mainly In order of luiu
tiering, arriving at No. 0 at about 4 30 p. m ,
at No. 20 about 5 p. m. and at ■-•o. 33 at about
5 40 p. m.
For terms of sale, plot and particulars see
HEALD A CO.,
Seventh and Market streets.
Agents to ellect the sale.
OHEK1FF SALE-HY VIRTUE OF A
O writ of Levari Facias, to me directed,
will he exposed to Buhl e Sale, at the Uuurt
House, on Mark) t str'Ot between T i* h and
Elevontb streets, in the city of Wilmington.
New Uastle County. Dol , on
SAT U R D A Y, Pd AY 10, 1884,
at 2 o'clock p. m..
The following described Real Estate, viz:
All that certain lot or piece of land with a
two s.ory frame house thereon erected, fcitu
ate in the city of Whmlngton, hounded and
described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a
point on the northerly side of Sixth street at
the distance of 75 feet easterly from the east
erly tide of Scott street, thence northerly and
parallel with Scott street 128 feet to a sUke.
thence easterly and parallel to Sixth street,
18 feet to another gtake, thenco southerly and
parallel to Soott street 128 foet to the said
northerly side of Sixth street, and thence
thereby westerly 18 foet to the place of be
ginniug, be the contents what they may.
Seized and taken in execution
perty of Walter G. Tat nail and Annie R.,his
wife, and t. t.'s and to be sold by
Sheriff's office, Wilmington, April 26,1884.
P UBLIC SALE-WILL BE SULD AT
her, on the Philadelphia turnpike, about 4
miles from Wilmington aftd throo-quarteni
of a mile from Bellevue Station, on tbo 1'.,
W.'A B. K. K., on
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1884,
At 2 o'clock p. in.,
25 head of fresh cows and springers. Among
this lot are some of the finest cows ever
ottered for sale in this country. The atten
tion of farmers is respectfully solicited.
TERMS : A credit of three months on pur
giving note with an approved endor
ser, or 2 per cent, off for cash.
E. S. PERKINS.
L. W. Stldhem A Son, Auct. m0 4td-ltw
the farm of the subscri
P UBLIC SALE—WILL BE SOLD AT
public sale, on the promises, Nos. 1C3
and lo& East Front street, on
SATURDAY, MAY 10, 1884,
at two o'clock, p. m.,
a lot of ground with two frame houses thereon
erected, being Nos. 103 and 106 East Front
street. Site of lot 32 feet 2 inches on Front
street, running back M feet 0 Inches. The
Above property is one of tne best locations in
the city for business, being near the markets,
and is worthy the attention of persons want
ing to make a good Investment. Terms at
sale. 1UHN H. HECKLEY.
L. W. Stidham A Son, auots.
40FKKSH OOWS, HPK1NOEKS
AND BULLS. KiSSS
Will be sold at public sale, at Red
Lion, East Marlborough Township, Chester
Co., Pa., on
MUNDAY, MAY 19, 1884,
at 1 o'clock, p. m.,
40 fresh cow*, springers and a lot of young
bulls. SILL A BA1LY.
L. W. Stidham A Son. Aucts.
All our own Roasting
Coffee at 15, 18, 20, 22 and 25
cents. 5 pounds elegant coffee
for $ 1. We have the heat tea foi
50 and 60 cents ever offered in
this city. We make a specialty
of pure Spices.
NO. » EAST SECOND STREET.
EI CELSIGR BREWERY
SPE CHT k SPAHN,
FIF H AND DuPONT STS.
AT E. P. FREYE, No. 7 Gael
Telophone No. 120.
JE— WUKK1N(KVIKN, NOW IS
r time tosoniro homes. 300 shares
Meehan g Loan stock for sale. (New issue).
Only $i sr share, payable the second T'*""
day of e >ry month. Apply soon to the
Secretai , W. J. MORROW,'417 French st.
■ al8-tu thu-sa-Ow
Telephone No. 15.
BEST FAMILY FLOllt,
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
ALL VARIETIES OF SEEDS.
NEW STOCK 1
NEW STORE !
I. D. PHILIPS k SON,
Write postal for
j 4 th AND FRENCH.
1 o g u e of
HE SHERIFFALTY.—Tilt, UNDER
signed offers himself as a candidate for
nomination of Sheriff of New Castle
Oounty, subject to the decision of the Re
publican party. He also pledges himself to
support the successful nominee.
New Castle, Del
P OK SHERIFF,
oounty, in 1884.FKANKC. STIDHAM,
of WilmlngtoD Hundred. Subject to the de
olslon of the Republican party. Pledging
myself to support the successful nominee.
OF NEW CASTLE
T HE SHERIFFALTY—JAMES J. VIN
CENT, of N. Christiana Hundred, of
fers himself as a candidate for the nomina
tion of Sherlfl of New Castle County, subjeet
to the decision of the Republican party.
P OR SHERIFF—HIRAM W. MOORE
of Wilmington. Subject to the decision
of the Republican party. At the same time
I pledge myself to support the suocosful
nominee whoever he may be.
fjlOR CORONER OF NEW CASTLE
J? County In 1884, CHARLES E
SPARKS, of Wilmington hundred. Sub
ject to the decision of the Republican party
F OR SHERI FF— WM. A. HU KILL, OF
Pencader Hundred, (formerly of St»
Georges Hundred. Subject
of the Republican party.
mjK SHERIFF—E. H. HOAGLAND
C: of Wilmington. Subject to the nomina
ticn of the Republican party, and pledging
myself to support the nominee. al2-U-w-ltt
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. Woollens, etc.
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an absolute iirotevtioD, cioan
nsect powder and insect guns, roach part®
and all the popular insecticides for sale by
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SIXTH AND MARKET STS.
HURD COIL IS THE BEST.
BUY IT AT
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JAMES H. BE6GS
JAMES H, BEGGS £ LB
Wilmington Terra-Cotta and Ornamental Brick
ANNUAL CAPACITY BUILDING BRICK, 15,000,000
OFFICE, NO. 10 W. 8TH STREET.
A full stock of all kinds
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Fine French Brandy, Brandy tor Mince
Meat, Sherry Wino, Fort Wine, Jamaica
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