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\ K, I fj / *i UUI ONE CENT. WILMINGTON, DEL., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1875. 1-NO. 13. ,RY OP THE* NEWS Jieen restored in Bprnia. apbic special, which has been y the police of Philadelphia Cuming*, states that Charlie en found in Arkansas, in charge man and woman. Massachusetts, was visited on it by a fire which destroyed a ;ion of the place. mans, will hold, at Hoboken, ne of the largest festivals ever i the United States, mblican State Convention of will be held at Saratoga on i Fi-pm the number who have [red it is judged, that it will be attended. The ticket that will be adopted appears in our tele . rts. biller was working upon the liooner in New York, on Sat bst his balance, but was saved Kidous fall by being caught in ■ descent. | Untted States cable between land London was completed ises of the Government of the [ohimbia for the past year has [244.98, against $1,074,614.76 r reports reach us as to the F the crops in the North and i is evident from what can be It they will be unusually large, | bring us news of the serious [the negroes at Edward, Miss, mticipated, and a general riot bmpanies have been organized I phic Dispatches are furnished to Herald, by the American Tress pver the Atlantic and Taciflc fo'» wires. IS Weather To-Day. I States and the lower take regions I barometer; norih west to south all temperature, clear and partial f; and occasional light rains in I region of the northern paat of pud the Middle States. teslored In Borneo. [pt. 6.—Order has been re bugliout Borneo. Hal Accident. pr, Fla., Sept. 5.—Yesterday^ if Captain Douglass, named ►wned off the James Toy; in Hndliiic nr ( harlle Robs, Sept. 5.—A Philadelphia be police have received infor a Mr. Cummings regarding Its of the lost child, Charlie Dry goes that the missing boy jin charge of a strange man |io«c names or residence arc fork State Convention. , Sept, 5.—,A Saratoga spe leputdicau State Convention let there on Wednesday will tgeiy attended, Judging from |o have already arrived. K will most likely be the ■opted : Mr. Seward, Sec ■ Gen'l Merritt, Controller ; ■ State Engineer; W. T. ■sinner, and S. S. Uallen, ■lector, , ■toad Accident. H>., Sept. U.—Theiaail train ■ago and Rock Island Rall knimerce station, ten miles ■esterday, was ditched. The loon liver had washed the Br the track, and the high ft damage. Tlie engine and ■over the baggage ear, drop ■ turned bottom up. John ftman, who was standing on fts pitched to the ground ■ to death under the B. Miller, a baggage man Bed by trunks falling oh him. Bhed on its side, but no pas IInjured, except by slight Bro other coaches kept the paB sent out at once, and the ■ the baggage were broug A |. r-' i MassnchnseMa. ifllAHs., Sept, 5.—A large Iputh Dorfield, Mass., last royed the greater portion of Ire broke out at 12.30 A. kith great rapidity. Owing >ly of wstef It has Impos be flames as there was no btownl ' I telegraphed to this city n a special train with, an [upon receipt of the dis blng the distance, Hfe miles i arrlved tofe lafe tfi be of [gildings including the two » were entirely destrOyfed buildings were badly burn?' 1 with great difficulty. Tlie at $50,000. The Insurance g about half that amount. WASHINGTON. NEWS FRO*d THE CAI'ITaL. a Expenaei or the District Government Washington, Sept. 5.—The following exhibit shows the amounts paid by the gov ernment during the fiscal year ending June 30,1875, on account of the District govern ment. Expenses of valuation of Government de posits, $2,500,000. m Expenses of Fire Department, $59,291.66. Paymeilt of indebtedness of the Board of Public Works, $13,000,000. . Expenses of the Board of Health, $32,220.00. % Expenses of the Board of Health, salaries, $9,168.50. • Interest on 3.65-bonds $15,554.64.. Refunding expenses on account of salaries and 3.65-bonds $46,202.70. General expenses of the District of Colum bia, $232,265.86, . Pay of the Metropolitan Police, $208,096.62 Total, $2,044,299.98. The amount so paid for the year, 1873, was $2,864,889.92, and for 1874 $1,079,614.76, The Negroes Uprising in Mlsslslppl. Vicksburg, Sept. 5.—A courier from Edward, who lias just arrived here reports the negroes arming and threatening the Edward depot, on the Vicksburg & Meridan Railroad, 18 miles from here. A hastily organized company has gone to the assis tance of the whites. The excitement here is at fever heat. In the fight at Clinton yesterday, three white men, Martin Shelely, Frank Thompson, of Raymond, an l C. N. Chilton, of Clinton, were killed and six whites were wounded. There were (bur negroes killed and many wounded. The negcoes robbed and muti lated the bodies of the whites killed. The steamer Vicksburg reports that (rouble is feared on Deer Creek. The negroes were assembling .with drums and fifes armed and drilling in the neighborhood, where the whites with a few parties went up on a boat this afterno on to endeavor^o qu ell them. A Grand German Festival. New York, Sep. 5.—The coming week will be made memorable to thousands of the sons of German Fatherland in our midst, by the Inauguration of Festivals similar to those common in Northern Germany, in the fall of the year. The festival which it i6 proposed to hpld jp Union Hill, Schiitzen Park, will probably be the grandest in the country. It wi# commence to-morrow morning and bo continued until Friday evening. Many thousand persons are ex pected to .visit the grounds from Bal Philadclpliia, . ard numerous cities of the West . A number of persons have already arrived at Hoboken for tlie purpose of witnessing the first grand Platt deutsclics Volks, the first ever held in the United States. Immense. tents have been erected, and a model fariq house construct ed. All kinds of games will be in order. The musical arrangements will be In charge of Mr. TJicodore Webor. At night fire works will be displayed. The formal open ;ngofthe festival will take place with a proce ssion of about five thousand men from New York. • timore. The Western Crops. St. Paul. Sept. 5.—It is yet too early to give a really reliable estimate of the damage of wheat throughout Minnesota. Drying Weather is very favorable aud it lias genera lly prevailed to-day and a part of yesterday. _The wet season is probably pver and the •farmers hereabouts are opening the stacks and shocks, liut report widly different re sults from almost entire rottenlng" of the berry, to mere delaration of the straw. Frothfleld thirty miles South reports the wheat not more than one-half stacked, and that partly damaged. Menkato seventy miles south-west says no No. 1 wheat and a little No. 2 will be mar keted. Most of it will go No. 3, or bo re jected. Norris one hundred and sixty miles South west by north,s says the reports from all around are that wheat Is growing In the shocks In good condition here, and the Wa pasha river countries are producing one tenth of the total crop of the State. Two-thirds to three-fourths of the crop was exposed in shocks to a week of rain,and instances of wet stacks are reported. Other small grain in stacka were injured some what. , Corn and root crops have and rather been grined than lost by their heavy wetting. Chicago, Sept. 5.—It Is reported that the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy.- Railroad Company have borrowed seven hundred and fifty cars, and the Northwestern flVe hund- red cars from eastern companies, to' enable them to meet the great demand for freight accommodations. Other lines will also be taxed to their full capacity to bring the pro- duce of the West to Chicago on Its way 'East. -- . - ■ ■ ■ The Republican primary elections In Lan caster county, Pa., took place on Saturday, amid much excitement. It Is stated that feWKglo the abundance of candidates Breb' nan, the choice -of the "rtag"-*w'«hqr!fr, was successful, but that the anti-ringers secured their nien for prothonotafy and treasurer. ' . A HEDGEVILLE SUICIDE. A WHITE WOMAN MARRIED ■TO A COLORED MAN TAKES LAUDANUM. Ycsterday afternoon, between one and four o'clock, Mary Swigett, a white woman, the wife of Wm. Swigett, (colored) a hod car rier, who lives in Hedgevill, committed sul cide by taking laudanum. It aprears the wife for some time past has been complaining of her husband for failing on his part to contribute any of bis earnings He makes $12 per week for her support and atone time appeared at police headquarters, and complained of the matter, but obtained no redress, and the Mayor ol course had no authority in the case. She has several times threatened to take her own life, and yesterday morning went to a neighboring druggist and obtained a large dose of opium in the shape of laudanum, and drank the contents cf the bottle. She lived about two hours and expired at four o'clock. She was formerl maiden name being represented as being quiet and orderly! They had one child about twelve years of age. The woman left a note behind explaining that she could not live without money, ana had intended to poison herself for sometime past. The Coroner will hold an inquest this mornin# at half past ten. y of New Castle, her White. The couple arc LIVELY TIME ON WATEB STREET. The Water street loafer feels sad and care-worn as Saturday fades away, and the stillness of Sunday t akes the place of the bustle and excitement of the preceding day. He still has some consolation left , for he can go up the alley and procure his accus tomed drams, an unregenerate son of Erin, felt this morning that he was getting over powered with ennui, and meeting an Afri can citizen on Water street between Orange and Shipley, commenced to remonstrate witli tlie dusky haired gent, on the impro priety of his action in occupying space on the pavement in that locality. The darky gave him some back talk, and then they commenced to argue with their fists. A crowd soon collected, and the white portion of the crowd cheered on tlie Caucasian, while the colored portion did the 6ame for their brother African. Tlic'wliitc man got tlie other against tlie fence and pummeled him with such vigor that victory seemed to rest on his shoulders; but the darkey, making a desperate effort, hauled the other out in the street, and gaye him a hit which sent him- reeling to the ground, and caused his head to make close connection with the P. W. & B. railroad track. The darkey then, thinking of the proverb "He who lives to run away &c.," put up Orange street, pursued by the hoot ing crowd. The white man got up and ex pressed a desire to. immediately whip any black nigger in existence. He appeared to be provided with an extensive repertoire of very original oaths, from which he called many choice extracts. The last seen of him he was endeavoring to get some one to give him five cents to invest in benzine of the noted Water street brand. ON Tjft ROAD. FAST HORSES AND HANDSOME TURN-OUT —THE TEAMS OF WILMINGTON—WHO HOLD THE RIBBONS. Invited to take a drive on Saturday after noon, a Herald reporter might have been seen, bowling along the causeway, behind a pair of handsome mahogany bays. The road was lively with gay equipages, and as we met team after team, we saw that we were riding along the favorite boulevard for the handsome turnout of this city. The peculiar situation of our "City on the Hillside" makes good driving roads Aarcc ; the highways leading from it,, being always more or less hilly. The road to New Castle is more free from these objections than any other avenue, and so it is justly the favorite, with the driving people. We glide swiftly, Imt easily along, and note with admiration the fine dwellings which thickly dot tie surroundings, and the river, within easy sight, affording' a picturesque and ever changing panorama. Past tjie brick school-house we glide, and, reaching the level stretch beyond, we hear a rush of wheels and the tramp of nimble feet behind us. It Is a friendly race, and we turn aside to see the trotters go by. A beautiful brown mare and a dark chestnut are the racers, attached to light, no top wagons, and the driver, a carriage manufac turer and one of our fancy butchers, handle the ribbons as if they liked it. We watch them until the road turns, and then other attractions mdet odr gase- A double team and an open baroueh tout a ins the family of another carriage man. Next comes along a stylish English drag, with a prominent lawyer and hia frieuds, followed by two retired merchants with substantial and tasteful turnouts. But what do we meet nbw ? A high-stepping gray to a richly appointed phaeton, and with a smile and a nod Wilmington's "faiiestof the fair" glided by. "J don't, want you to forget It," thatls glory'enoUgh for one day. The wheels rattle oyer the cobble stones of Orange street-** we enter the little town, (beg pardon, felly, we mean,) of "New Cas tle, and turningWWt DaUwarestreet, we are on the road'to#ar«'*co»W; A little dis tance down the river we catch a view of the tallgtacks of the Tasker works, which have recently awakened the town from ita quiet slumber. 1 After a short stop at the Hare's corner hqatelrle, famous for hospitality, we are> homeward bound. Many other hand some teams are seen,'which we will .reserve for future of the red description, and we- record .one fetter days of our llfe. , 1 '—d — " be.* ' *mO SINGULAR ACCIDENT. A ★omsn living over Eleventh' street Bridge seveysd na artery to the bend of her us; on Friday last; and is now to a critical condition. She was washing a Window when her: hand wen* through the glass which made the incision. - - BALL AND BAT. QUICKSTEP VS. KEYSTONE — QUICKSTEP DEFEATED BY A 8COBE OF 8 TO 7. On Saturday afternoon the Quickstep met the Keystone of Philadelphia for the second time this season, and were badly de feated, after having the game iu their own hands, at the end of the seventh inning the score standing six to one in favor of the home club. The many respects, but owing to inexcusable and fatal errors on the part of the home club they deservedly sustained a defeat. The fielding of the home club was excellent. We may mention Kelley, who took several difficult flies, but the finest play of the game was a fly taken by stock, who received un bounded applause. Geary on the fijst, has not been playing up to his usual standard for the last two or three games, and a sub stitution of Stock at that, position in the next game would be advisable. Game was called at 3.30 with the Quick step at the bat. We "give the following summary of the innings : Clinch opened for the "Quit-keys" and hit to short stop and made first by error; Fisher knocked to short stop and was put out at first and Clinch at second; Hindle dropped a weak fly to short centre and was caught out by second baseman; McBride faced Laiferty and hit to short centre mnking first, but was caught at second: Galbraith knocked to Stidham and made first by error of Geary; Morris hit a fly to Splaine which he held; Siverns hit a liner and made first; Timmons hit a line fly to 6hort right, which Stock took Lafferty, the first in this inning, struck out; Kelly hit tip a foul which was taken by third baseman on a run; Splaine hit up a weak fly to short stop, retiring the nine. No run. Shaw- hit a fly to short centre which was very prettily taken by Kelly on a run; An derson struck to Stidham whq .dropped the ball and throwing low to first, gave him his base; Mulligan struck to Stidham and throwing to second put out Anderson, Mulli gan making base; Riterson struck out re tiring the side. No runs. In the third inning Stiddham went out at first, Geary went out by fly to left, and Stock fouled out to first. - McBride, Morris'and-Sevcrns -out for the Keystones. The fourth and fifth innings resulted in a blank for each nine. In the sixth Stock opened with a fly to short, and was retired by second baseman ; Clinch struck to short and made first; Fisher struck to second and was retired at first; Hindle struck a swift liner to right, made first, and brought in Church (ap plause) ; Lafferty struck to first and was retired at first, leaving Hindle on base. The visitors were retired in one, two three order. In the seventh neither nine succeeded in scoring. Stock opened the fatal eighth, and made first on error, Clinch struck a daisy cutter to left and made first, sending Stock to third, Fisher struck up to short center, and sent in Stock, and Clinch to third also making ond, Clinch coming in on a pass ball, Hindle struck a terrific liner to center, making first and sending Fisher home. Lafferty sent a magnificent liner to right center, sending in Hindle and making third; Lafferty coming in on a passed ball; Kelly struck up a weak tip to third and retired. Splain hit a heavy fly to left and made second; Stidham hit a lly to short center and was retired by second baseman; Geary fly to short stop and retired the side, Splain on-base; five runs. McBride opened with a liner past third, an 1 made first, Galbraith struck a liner to left field and made first; Morris struck liner to left and sent in McBride; Severns strut k to Chinch and was retired at lire*; Galbrai h coming in. Timmons struck a liner to Fisher and made first by a bad throw; Shaw struck a fly to long short which was muffed by Stid ham; Morris and Timmons coming in on wild throws; Anderson had three strikes and was given his first by bad error of Geary; Mulligan .struck a fly to short cen tre which was taken by Kelley, making a double play on-Second. Stock sent a beauty to centre for second; Clinch a fly to left and was retired; Fisher a fly to short stop and retired, Stbck coming in on an overthrow to third; Hindle retired on a foul to catcher. Riterson struck to left first and Geary not running made first; McBride hit a liner below third, made first and sending in Riter son; Galbraith hit to centre and made second, sending in McBride; Morris hit to short t hird fielded by Fisher to first and retired; Severns struck liner to centre, made first, Galbraith coming in; Anderson struck out. Three runs. The score by innings was as follows: Innings, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Quickstep, 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1—7 Keystone, 00000 0 05 S—8 The Atheletic, with the help of Knight and Coons, defeated the Boston at Phila delphia on Saturday 8 to 3. .The following is a correct list of games won and lost by the Quickstep base ball club of this city up to Saturday last. GAMES WON. Quickstep vs. Rokcbv, " " Shlbc,' Berry, Archer, Media, Brandywine, Creager, Maple Leaf, Active, Dauntless, Milford, " Dover, " 'Smyrna, Brandywine, Doerr, Games lost. " Keystone, " College Nine, ' Active, Pacific, "' Chicago, (Professional,) 4 11 " -SMbe, 4 9 Active, Keystone, -DRAW GAME. no to game was a good one in on a run. sec a ; 26 9 *17 16 25 3 u 9 8 it 4 10 4 20 4 24 4 16 7 u n 5 3 27 5 29 0 u 11 1 u n ■ 9 6 16 21 16 39 . u 8 18 it 1 7 ti it 6 14 ii ii 7 8 Creager,. - Runs made by Quickstep, Runs nude by opposition clubs, • 4 « .834 196 Runs In favor of Quickstep, The games with the Rokeby $ti Maple Leaf were exhibition games; that with the 188 Branywfne but four innings were played, consequently It is no game, and that with Creager, of Camden, at Gloucester, a draw game the score standing ti to 6. The games wit h the College Nine; two with the Active, and one with the Brandywine, and those between the Milford, Dover, Crea ger and Smyrna nines were played out of the city; all the rest being played in Wilmington. JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN. Dr. J. Jay Villcrs, the American Humor ist, will deliver his very popular lecture, entitled "Funny People We Meet," at the Opera House, on Friday Evening, October the 1st. A sociable will be held in the 8. 8. room of Calvary Church on Wednesday and Thursday evenings of this week. There will a meeting of the .members of the city encamprqrnts of I. 0. O. F., this evening at Odd Fellows' Hall, Saturday was pension day. There is , 0)1 $16,551.23 owing this coun ty for the year 1874. ' A bush meeting has been arranged for Sunday Sep. 22th, to be held under the aus pices of Bethel A. M. E. Church. The new curtain at the Opera House to be used for the first time to-night, was fin ished on Saturday. The work wa6 done by Mr. Hawthorne, of Philadelphia, who has wrought upon the curtain some of the deli cacy and taste 6of his celebrated namesake. The representation is the famous old city of Vera Cruz, Mexico, and in accuracy of de tail it is unsurpassed by any drop curtain scenery in the country. The Brandywine and Wilmington B. B. Clubs will play this afternoon at 3 o'clock, on the Quickstep grounds. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Sun day Mercury , who made a piscatorial excur sion down tlie Peninsula the other day says "Everything went.along as usual until we reached Delaware. No sooner had we cros sed the line than everybody began to talk, peaches and peaches, nothing but peaches. If any one were sink the disease was called peach fever, or peach cold, or peach some thing"—and so on a la Geo. Alfred Town saml veracity. The Kenney Investigating Committee concluded its labors on Friday last, having been in session since Tuesday. On the 7th inst they will meet at the Madison street.M. E. Church, Chester, to agree upon a report, The Grace Church Morning Sunday School resumed yesterday at 9 a. m.,' with a fine attendance of teachers and scholars. J. C. Shaefner, the unfortunate cadet, Is still at Elkton ; but he is expected to be sufficiently recovered in a few days to reach West Point. , The September term of the Orphans' Court and Court of Chancery for New Castle county' commences on Monday next. * The 63rd annual meeting of the Bible So ciety of this State will be held at Grace ChiTreh next Thursday evening. Rev. Geo. K. Kramer, of Asbury, Rev. Dr. Otts of West Presbyterian, and Dr. Geo. Shildon, Superintendent of the American Bible So c etv for New Jersey and Delaware, will make addresses. The number of bibles dis tributed in this State for the year is 1143 ; the receipts from Delaware $1515.94. All members of encampments should at tend the meeting of the uniformed battalion of Patriarchs, I.O.O.F. this evening and see the unform as adopted by the Grand Lodge of teh U. S. at its last session. The combination of black, purple, violet and yellow metal, give it a very rich appearance, and it has been adopted by a number of encampments in Philadelphia and elsewhere. a a ; IN THE TOILS. STATISTICS AND PHILOSOPHY—HIS HONOR FIRM AND DIGNIFIED IN TIIE HALL OF JUSTICE. Arrived a few minutes too soon the Her ald man took his accustomed chair, drop ped his cigar two degrees below a perpen dicular, and being in a statistical and philo sophical mood fell a speculating as follows with : Sometimes His Honor lias eight cases to dispose of, sometimes six and often as low as four. Striking an average, as the Arithmetic clergy says, we get six eases for every day of the year. In the -August Po lice court of Wilmington. Six, one day multiplied 365 days gives, moreover, 211.0 cases in a year. Say two are implicated iu every.case, and his Honor knoweth that sometimes there are more, we have 4380 men and women before the Mayor for var ious misdemeanors; from one Sep. Gth to another sixth day of September. 4')80! Figures for you reformers, clergyman ! 40, 00(1 is our population ! But the Herald man was interrupted from his morning rev erie with "Thomas Duffy, as there is a want of ev idence to convict you of assault upon Thos. Wert, you are discharged with magisterial compliments." Bernard Lapure was next brought to the attention of His Honor. It appeared that Bernard had imbibed from the crooked side of the crooked rieck of a crooked bottle of stupendously crooked whiskey; and that as- a consequence, Ills walk and manners were so crooked as to cause his arrest . As a suitable subject for future meditation, he was informed that it would lie best for him to pay costs and give bond in the sum of $200 to keep the peace. " Mary Gallagher," were the summary words of justice," " give to the ci y a couple of hundred for bond to behave, and go, go at once." On Mary's heels came James and John Dougherty, who had hien practicing a du ett in a somewhat disorderly manner. They were soon disposed of, the city being richer by $2 than it was this time last week. John llassinger paid billigerent attentions to Thomas Hughes. Thomas, innocent as he was, shed, never a tear when hia arch enemy was fined the costs and ordered to furnish a $200.bond. . "And this Is the last," quoth his Honor, "and lamentable it is; wherefore Kate Sickles didst threaten to blacken, the azure-eyes of the' angelic Miss. Sifilth, who lovingly con fronts thee. Pay the costs, my disorderly and Miser and sadder laws, get thee home and pray . Never do tbe llkc agalq for though thou resemblcsts ye Mistress Quickley of old thou hast drunk from a. most unfortunate parcel gilt goblet and have found the dregs." ed of — all THE HILLS ABOUND. THE AUTUMN DRIVES—OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY. Bayard Taylor, the poet-traveller once told a party of young student vagabonds who thrust themselves upon his acquaintance in the fair old town of Kcnnett, that amongthre hills of New Castle county some of the soft est, brightest landscapes his extensive wan dering has ever broug t to pis eyes and heart. The fine roll of Chester bills reaches down to Iron Hill on the West, and the am bitious little, new born city of the urbane New Castilians to the East. Mr. Taylor wondered "that tourists nevej- toss their satchels from the trains that hourly pas g on the P. W. B. road to tramp for a week among them, drinking buttermilk like nec tar from the prosperous Kine." "That kine o' thing wouldn't work,'' said an irreverent and inartis tic listener, a fellow gets tired and dirty 1 r a half day, for my part give me a two in hand with fair weather, and I'll find-the hills pleasant enough." And to most peo ple the latter remark ripples very soothing ly. If one can pitch on a September day with just enough sunlightto alternate with huge cloud-shadows in point of time and just enough breeze to blow away all laziness • of spirit, lie find its truth. In a fortunate moment the Herald man mounted his ear, uttered a menace to his waiting steeds, bowled off to the North-west, and on the furthermost hilltop of the environs waved a half-day's adieu to the "populous (and why not l)smoky city" lying in the ancient grasp of the Christiana and Brandywine. Cosily lay the town, yonder were the' vaunted athletes surrounded by a couple of thousand enthusiastic friends getting beaten like the mischief by a club of the Keystone State; and surely, thought the Herald man, hath the "Weeping Willow" notits complement of forty-dollar politicians this golded after noon ? And continuing in this strain, with the shadow-liar red meadows and smooth roads around it was ditticult to keep from wondering why the lazy townsmen do not appreciate their surroundings more,why they pack horse and wagon in an express box and run off into Jersey, when such drives as these are convenient, accounted for by a current spirit among Delawareans to depreciate everything with in their bounds. Apropos, the anecdote of Sydney Snjjth and the equator : Jeffrey, of lie Edinburgh Review, was so bothered by a man whose liobby was the Nortli Pole, and who kept teasing him so much about it that thejurist broke out one flay with, ".Damn the North Pole." Whereupon the hobbyist told Sydney Smith of the uneourteous treatment freim Smith's colleague. The statesman and divine, ribbing liis hands, said: "Why, my Lord, don't mind Jeffrey, he's given to such things, would you believe it, tliat man has actually been known to .speak disre spectfully of-the Equator," Atd Wilming-* tonians actually speak about New Castle county out of the corners of their mouth. "Gimme a lift," said a tall man in a clean shirt, and who, consequently, could notbe.a tramp. "Teli me first," said I, in the census-taker manner, " where were you bora, when, where live, how, wherefore dusting over the hills, how many children, is your grandfather living, &c." Answer ing all satisfactorily, lie leaped into the chariot and told me that it was hot , and that there would be a very good crop of corn round about. ' With this communicative individual along, it was'an easy matter to accumulate artistic data of the surrounding country! "In an aesthetic sense," quoth I, "what think you of the hundreds that stretch out above here !" "Very good crops. Yes, indeed; ah, very good corn in Brandywine Hunder and Mill Creek, and all through." So I went into ecstac-ies over the undula ting hills, quaint old bridges, etc., and he into dissertations u;>on potato bugs until, with a "thank, yer," the old fellow made It can be his exit. THE WILMINGTON A WESTERN IN TENSION. • Tlie meet ing at Cope's an tlie 30th was attended by 25 interested persons. R. H. Hodgson presided and J. Way acted as Sec retary Remarks were made by Mr. Stubbs and Alexander of Oxford, J. G. Jackson, and others. The report of the Canvassing Committee showed that there was $1,200 or $1,400 of the $20,000 that was to be raised • along the line of extension still to be raised. The committee that had undertaken to raise $5,000 in Philadelphia was not present, but there was a second hand report that they were successful. It was understood that when the umount of $25,000 was fully raised the company would raise $5,000 in Wilming- ■ ton and commence building the road to the valley of Big Elk, endeavoring td*increasc the amount to $35,000 while building. The prosjieet now is that tlie road will be built from Big Elk to Oxford by way of the Little Elk, thus securing the freight from most of the Little.Elk mills. Meetings were appoint ed for the purpose of a scertaining the success of cuch member af the Canvassing Commit tee and getting the. people warmed up to their interest, the l^st of which will be at Joseph Furey's, Franklin township, and the second in the Lewisville Hall, on Monday evening ai 7o'clock, September 6th and 13tb. — Jeffersonian. ' Barking Up the Wrong Tree. They had been to the match and had bet all their ten cent notes on the Quicksteps. They were disgusted, not seven cents in th« crowd for street car ride. There were eight and a half of them, an l had reached Tenth aud Madison, when a venerable Quaker cou ple, the old lady with an umbrella and the patriarch hod a hatchet. It was a fine op portunity for ftin and the eight and a half jostled the old lady's umbrella. It was soon over, for the last seen of the gallant eight was at Ninth and Jefferson, and the old couple flourished hatchet and hoisted umbrella in full possession of the field, with (he half in custody, who was allowed to join h's discomfited companion upon a promise not to bet on the Quicksteps again, until the 8th inning has been played.