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THE MORNING HERALD.
VOL. 1-NO- 81.
ONE CENT.
WILMINGTON, DEL., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24,1876.
HENRY WILSON.
THE FUNERAL OBSEQUIES
Arrangements lor (be funeral.
The morning is cold and wet, with but
few persons at the Capitol. The remains of
th* Vice-President are still in tho Vico-Pre
sident's room, guarded by the Capitol Po
lice. The committee representing the Sen
ate and House of Representatives, the State
Department, and the Supreme Court met
this morning at th* Department of State.
The general wish was expressed that the
funeral of the Vice-President take place on
Saturday next at nooii, the services to ho
conducted in the Senate Chamber, and that
Hit remains be conveyed to Fhilacelphia,
there to lie in state in Independence Hall
till Monday morning.
In other respects the programme usual on
such occasions will be followed.
A sub-committee was appointed, consist
ing of Senator A.G. Thurman, of Ohio, and
Representatives Warren, of Massachusetts,
and Garfield, of Ohio, to mature the ar
rangements after consultation with the dele
gation appointed by the Governor of Massa
chusetts, who will arrive here this aftembou
at 4 o'clock; and to nfakc such modifica
tions of the proposed programme as they
may suggest.
Senator Boutwell is not expected here till
Wednesday evening.
Funeral Ceremonies.
23.—The funeral
Washington, Nov.
ceremonies of the late Vice President, will
be conducted in much tho same manner as
I hose of Senator Sumner. The remains
will lay in State, in the rotunda of the
Capitol, on Saturday and will be removed
to the Senate chamber where the arrange
ments will be the same as though Congress
were in session. The funeral ceremonies
will commence at half past ten o'clock, on
Friday morning and will be conducted l*y
the Rev. Byron Sunderland, Chaplain of
the Senate and the Rev. J. 8. Rankin, pas
tor of tho First Congregational Church of
this city. The catafalque is a national one,
having been used at the obsequies of Prcsi.
dent Lincoln, Chief Justice Chase, Mr.
Sumner, Thaddcua Stevens, and Congress
man Hooper.
Those to Attend the Fuiicrdl,
Washington, Nov. 33.— The services
will be attended by the President and his
Cabinet, Chief Justice Waite and the Asso
ciate Justices of the Supreme Cdttrt of the
United States, the Diplomatic Corps, the
heads of Bureaus and the member* of the
House and Senate. The rotunda and the
Senate Chamber will be appropriately
draped in mourning under the direction of
Mr. French,Scrgcant-at-arms of the Senate,
Who has charge of all the arrangements at
the Capitol.
New York, Nov. 25.—The old guard and
-Ninth Regiment have offered to escort the j
xMy of Vice-President Wilson in .1. pas- \
Mge through this city, and the former have 1
tittered to act as a guard of honor should j
thc ,l0d J He in State here. I
Ttae Colored Clll/.cus and llae latte j
Yiee-President.
Patriotic Fiflli Maryland.
Bai.tImL'iie; Nov. 23.—At the meeting ol
llie Filth Regiment M. N. G:, held to-night,
the following despatch was received irorri
Licutenan-Coloncl Ponticr, who was scut to
Washington for the purpose of tendering
the services of the regiment as an escort to
the remains of Vice-President Wilson from
Washington to Boston.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 23.
To Col. II. D. I.oney:
Just received the following let* cr from
Colonel Wyman, Chairman Massachusetts
Delegation.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ponticr:
You will please say to Colonel Loucy,
commanding Fifth Regiment M. N. G., in
behalf of the Governor and people of Massa
chusetts wc beg leave to thank you for your
kind offer of an escort for the remains of
Vice-President Wilson from Baltimore to
Boston, but as so many other military or
ganizations have tendered their escort
through various cities, we leal constrained
lo decline your offer. We shall, however,
gladly accept your proposal that some of
jour officers accompany us lo Boston.
The despatch was received with great disap
pointment by members of the regiment.
New York Military an an Escort,
Washington, N >v
Al u meeting of
colored citizens lest night arrangements
"ere made lo attend the funeral of the late
4 ie*-President in a body.
The Funeral Train,
Washington
23,—The funeral
Nov.
I rain will leave the Balt imore and Potomac
Depot at 1.80 p. m. Friday and tlie remains
"ill lie escorted from the Capital to the de
pot by a detachment of the Dist rict Militia
Lhc committee have not found it feasible to
accept of the proffered services ofthc Fifth
Maryland Regiment as an escort through to
Boston, but tlic Regiment will turn out ard
Accompany the funeral corlage through ti e
1 'ty of Balt.i
Lfii to the Independence Ilall, 011 their nr
»ival in Philadelphia and will lay
I here until Saturday morning,
The Roily In PltlllliE Ip tun
Wasrin oton Nov 23 -The followin'''!
despatch details the arrangements for 1'kiJL I
MWU. Joseph H. Palst, clerk of th.
The remains will lie t:r
more.
in slate
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Select Councils of Philadelphia. The re
mains of the late Vice President in charge
of the Massachusetts Committee will reach
Philadelphia about 10.45 Friday night. That
the Committee will comply with the desire
of the authorities of Philadelphia, that the
remains will bo in Indepcndetico Ilall Sat
urdry morning.'
The Committee were desirous to leave
Philadelphia in time to reach New York
Saturday afternoon at 11:10 o'clock. For
any further information you may desire
telegraph Colonel Edward Wyman, at the
Arlington, Washington, D.C.,S.G. Thomas,
or Sam. J. Randall. The remains will have
a military escort, composad of U. S. troops
through New Yotlc city, and the party will
take the night train for Boston, arriving in
the latter city early Sunday morning.
The Tomb—His Native Place.
Washington, Nov. 23.—The funeral
ceremonies in Boston will take^ilacc at the
State House and the remains will he in
terred at Natick, the native, place of tile de
ceased, and where his father, mother and
wife are burled. The arrangements here
will he made by the committee appointed
at the meeting held at the Capitol and the
Boston Committee take charga of the re
mains at the Depot. The Boston Com
mittee will visit the Capital to-morrow
morning to view the remains of the late
Vice-President and at noon they w ill meet
the Washington Committee at the Static De
partment to arrange some of the details of
the funeral ceremonies.
OVER THE TABLE YESTERDAY
Condition or SpaniHli Politic*.
Lisbon, Nov. 2
Madrid state the Constitutional party is di
vided. Some advocate abstaining from the
approaching elections; It is also stated that
a majority of the Ministry disapproved of
the reply of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
to the Washington note, which was regard
ed as too moderate. It is understood that
the reply, as finally delivered to Washing
ton, was drawn up by General .Tovellar,
President of the Council and Minister of
War.
Private accounts from
The Stcnincr Amei-iqnc.
The steamship
China, from Boston, arrived here to-day and
reports :—At noon, 21 inst., in latitude 19,
longitude 20, slio fell in with the steamer
Amcriquc, of the General Transatlantic
Company, from Now York, November 12th,
for Havre, with her shaft broken. She
took aboard the latter's mails and passen
gers. The Ameriquc was proceeding under
sail for Havre, all well.
Anarchy In KhoknnU,
Tashkent), Nov. 23.—After Gen. Kauf
mann had left Xsmenvaad for Khokandthc
Kiptsehaks rebelled and surprised the for
mer town. They inftsted the citadel and
the Russian camp. The Russians resisted
successfully for three days, when General
beobeleff returned and attacked the Kipt
schaks, who lied, leaving 3,800 dead on the
field. Anarchy reigns throughout Kho
kand.
Queenstown, Nov.
Details of the Arrest of Geu. Kabalis.
New York, Nov. 23.—The Paris Libcrte,
received hereby the last European mail,
says that Dou Carlos was on the 22d of Oc
tober in a house In a village ten miles from
Rampcluna, when General Saballs arrived in
conC to lntenW'in "a i
^ ^ ,„ e alUll , s lhc j
11( ,|, r]ltj0 ^ in , r country ;
^ fuuctiWKU . y obtained an audi
emja of the v rotenJ er, and introduced Gen. j
a balls,who throw himself atthc feet of Dou j
Carlos and asked humbly for a secret audi
Murderer Arrested.
Toronto, Nov. 25.—Samuel C. Brycliard,
who, It is alleged murdered Wilkinson, at
Kellogg, Ohio, some weeks ago, was arrest
ed hero yesterday.
Poor Gnlborcl—Not linried i'.aOHgli.
Montreal, Nov. 23. —The Institut Ca
nadian does not intend to take any action
in regard to tlie notico by Cure Kousselot
that Guibord's grave was not (lug to the re
quired depth of four feet. Tlic Institut
claims that Guibord's remains arc now re
duccd to bones and no deleterious effect can
arise from them.
:
once. The favor was accorded, and tlic !
Prince expressed his great dlsss.itislaetion !
i
The interview lasted for twenty-live min- j
utes, at the expiration of which time Don j
Curios called the chief of his escort and dc
inanded 11 squad of seven men and a Ser-:
geiuit, and those eight horsemen surrounded |
General Saballs and galloped .with him to >
Kstella, conveying orders to the Governor
of that place to coniine him in one of the j
cells ofthc municipal prison,and to not per -1
mil lifm to have communication with any
at the conduct of the General.
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one.
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c. c. «r
said ft) own the largest Hour mill n]
America. U Is seven stories high, a,t .
$300,0UU, and turns out 1,000 barrel, ot 1
a d»y.
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The President has appointed John L. Con
lev, Collector of Internal Revenue for tin
Fourth district of Georgia.
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WASHINGTON
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NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL
THEY CAST*' HE1UU.
Washington, Nov. 33.—The report of
the recruiting service submitted to tho Sec
retary of War by Adjutant-General Town
send, states a very eareful system has been
observed in tlic conduct of the rceriltlng
service, under which the chances are gveatly
reduced for deserters at large to enlist
again, by rejecting at the depots number
of men who have developed bad habits
Siucc enlistment a far better class of men
have been sent to tlic regiments. With an
army of 35,000 in the years 1807 and 1868,
the number of deserters reached the enor
mous amount [of over 10;000 in a year.
During the year ending jHne 30th, 1875, the
army of 35,030 men lost only 2,521 by tlic
crime of desertion as agaiust 4,600 for the
year ending June SOtli, 1874.
Arrangements arc being perfected for rais
ing to the very highest standard of excel
lence the discipline at recruiting depots, lie
recommends that authority be given to en
list boys over twelve years of age to learn
music, in order to supply field mu»ie to
companies.
Information was received at the Navy
Department to-day of the arrival of the U,
S. Steamer Ossipee, at Bridgetown, Barba
does, on the 9th of November,
Financial Exhibit.
Washington, D. C., November 23 —
Tlie following is the financial exhibit of
the Treasury at the close of business to-day:
currency $10,214,205; special deposits legal
tenders $54,920,000; coin, $70,205,286; in
cluding coin certificates, $19,400,600; out
standing legal tenders, $373,236,244.
flic Handsome Thing
Washington, D, C., Nov. 23.—A few
days since J. J. Rowland, a telegraph Sta
tion Agent and mail contractor, in North
Carolina, wrote a letter to Second Assistant
Postmaster General Tyner, intimating
his readiness to do " the handsome thing "
if the latter would aid him in getting a re
newal of his contract and one or two other
routes in that State about to be rclet without
going into competition with other bidders.
Judge Tyner yesterday replied to the letter
administering a scathing rebuke, and assur
ing Mr. Rowland that nothing hut his want
of legal authority prevented him from at
once annulling his present contract.
The Weather To-Day.
For the Middle and Eastern States rising
barometer North to Rest winds, colder and
clear or clearing wculhsr, which a uditions will
gradually extend over New England.
TELEGRAMS IN A NET SHELL.
William Davidson was run over and killed
by a railway train on Monday night, just
after saving a man from serious injury by
stopping a runaway team
Major Oliver D. Greene, Assistant Adju
tant-General, is transferred from headquar
ters Department of Dakoto-tio headquarters
Department of the Gulf, in place of Major
E. C. Platte, Assistant Adjutaut-Geueral,
who is transferred from headquarters of the
Department of the Guff to headquarters of
the Depart ment of Missouri. Captain Chas.
B. Penrose , Commissary of Subsistence, is
ordered to proceed to Baltimore and assume
temporarily the duty of Purchasing and
Depot Commissary of Subsistence at that
place.
George W. Patterson, late township col
lector of Freehold, Ohio, and a member of
the last Legislature, was sentenced last
night to pay a tine of $1,000and costs ofthc
suit and undergo an imprisonment of live
r:>ont)ls fn tlie county Jail, for unlawfully
0iU1 ( n ^ and retaining money belonging to
t!)u Lowushlp.
oauo j py Patiurson amounted to over
got).
^tovuey-Cem ral Field has instituted suit
1,1 tllc S T' if>r UmwT Com
leans against the.StougUe. .Urn* Com
a,, T l° r a.leged violation oi law.
Governor Kellogg, of Louisiana, yestcr
day, Issued a respite for one week lor Fcn
derson and Williams, sentenced to be hung
for murder next Friday.
So says a Washington dispatch.
The money retained and
A Spanish despatch fram Madrid says the
gercral belief there is that an amicable solu
lion of the question of the interpretations of
the treaty of 1795, between Spain and tlic
United States, will be arrived at. Tho
Washington Cabinet reply is anxiously
awaited. -Minister Cushing has assured
Custflar that peace will not he disturbed.
[.Yank Condlt, cashier of the Faber lead
elK .[i establishment, in New York, is a de
j'aullcr to a large extent.
Elicit at $90,000.
Rumor puts the
While a gang of men were engaged, last
Friday, in putting up a
ill,, aLI innnitnrlioii
Friday, in putting up a "kedge" anchor
from tlic old monitor being buried at Mar
us Hook the boat used by tlie men capsiz
,.(i and tlie foreman of the gang, Patrick
Donaldson, of Boston,'was drowned. The
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.p h( . g uu q u y School Institute of the New
Castle Presbytery will be held in the l'rcs
byterian Chmch at Elktou, the 6th of Dc
|cembei neat.
Till: GRAND JVJIT.
C1IIME IN NEW CAST EE COUNT V-floME
SENSIBLE' SUGGESTIONS MADE—A N t>VER
CROWED JAIL,
Tic following was the rejfert of the
Grand Jury, made yesterday.
To the lion, the Judge of the Court of
General Sessions of the Peace anil Jail
Delivery :
The Grand Inquest lor the body of Now
Castle County—respectfully make report
that at the present term, they have acted on
305 bills, of which 255 werefound true aud
50 ignored. Of the true bills, 35 were for
felonies, and 220 were for misdemeanors ;
of tho latter 140 were for violations of the
liquor laws, aud 59 were for violations of
the revenue laws. .
The attention of the Grand Inquest was
drawn by the Court at the May term to the
deplorable increase of crime in this county,
particularly to thealarming crimes of arson,
burglary and highway robbery, and, al
though tlic calender at the present time is
very large, it is some enjoyment to good
citizens to be able to state that no bills for
arson, burglary nor highway robbery—and
but one for. housebreaking have beau laid
before us—which result may be ascribed to
the speedy arrest aud punishment of the
perpetrators of these crimes.
But it is a matter of serious regret tha
the Court was compelled at the present
term to again call our attention to the great
number of criminal charges; aud that of
those, a number were unprecedented in the
history of tho county—were of the highest
grades known to the law. It is to be hoped
that this state of affairs will not continue
and when consideration is given to the fact
that during the summer months, hundreds,
perhaps thousands, of unemployed persons,
not citizens of the State or county, Con
spiring among their number a great many
intemperate and depraved persons gathered
from all the large cities near us were Wan
dering over the country, the community
may perhaps be thankful that a greater
number of serious crimes were not com
mitted.
In a visit to the Jail the Grand Inquest
were struck with its crowded condition.
They would suggest that this could he alle
viated in some measure, if committing
magistrates would dispose finally of email
misdemeanors, instead of sending the ac
cused person to jail, which latter course in
many eases works injustice, besides con
siderable expense to the county and all par
ties concerned. Despite the crowded state
of tho jail it was iouml very clean and in
excellent order; and the prisoners in very
good health.
A committee of the Grand Inquest visited
the Almshouse during the month of October.
The committee report that the institution
is excellently managed; that tlic inmates arc
healthy and well cared for in *vcry respect
and that the grounds and buildings are in
good order except the apartment for color
ed persons, which the Committee recom
mend should be put in proper 'repair at
once. The inconvenient, badly lighted and
ill ventilated Court House, and the cramped
condition of the County officers, force
themselves upon the notice of the Graud
Inquest, yet they cannot recommend any
expenditures whatever for tho crefction
of the new County buildings, nor for the
alteration or repair of the old ones, ndr for
the enlargement of I he jail; while the
proper location of the Court House is an
agitated question with tlic people of the
County, all of which is rcspetfully submit,
Nathaniel Williams,
Foreman.
ted.
Ciias. G. Ash,
Clerk.
TWO MURDER VASES.
COURT OF OVER AND TERMINER—Till!
TRIAL OF TI1B TWO WHITLOCK'S—VER
DICT OF NOT GUILTY—THE TOWNSEND
MURDER—THOSE IMPLICATED STILL ON
TRIAL.
The trial of the two Whitlock's was con
tinued yesterday, William B. Ford, a con
stable, was the first witness sworn, who tes
tified to having made every effort to find the
prisoner* to arrest them. He arrested the
senior prisoner, tlic father, but could not
find tlie sum.
R. B. McKee,* practising physician, tes
tified to liaviug made the post mortem ex
amiuutioa with Dr. Kennedy; found a
wound om the right side in the liypocondria
region perforating the peritentium and the
large bowel, sufficient, to cause death, Dr.
Kennedy corroborated this testimony.
The ease was opened for tlic defense by
Mr. Whiteley, who reviewed the testimoney
given, and asked that a verdict be rendered
of justifiable homicide
W. M. King called sworn ; knew the two
prisoners; was in their house on the night
of the occurrence; heard the colored wit
ness shouting and dancing; heard the elder
Whitlock say to them : " You must stop
that noise or go out;" one replied, "we
have spent our money here, and we will
have our fun;" think there were about
nine colored men and four white in tlic
00 m; the elder Whitlock 1 hen ordered Ills
sou to come up and drive out tlie colored
men; Furcliiss (the dseea6ed) said, "Let
us'rake them, and put his right hand into
his breast pocket from which lie partly
drew a pistol; Whitlock, Senior, cried out.
" Look out, lie is going to shoot!" heard
the report of u pistol, and saw a flash ; all
then ran out; then went Into tlic street and
saw negroes in
heard one of them say afterwards : There
is one of our party shot.; let us burn them
out." (meaning tlic Whitlocks;) shortly
afterwards heard tlic report of a pistol;
tlic negroes left soon afterwards ; saw the
deceased on the following morning in the
wood-yard. Cross-examined by the States
Attorney General: did not say that 1 did
not know any thing about tlic occurrence.
Theodore Whitlock, sworn—live opposite
my father's house; heard that the house
was to be burned ; w ent over and looked into
the colored apartment, and saw the colored
men daneiug; heard deceased sav, "Pitch
in," and saw him draw a pistol. Tlie reel
of tlic testimony was substantially the same
as the preceding.
The witness was cross examined by the
Attorney Gcnclal ; went to Banker's Hill
on the following day with previouswitness ;
on coming home stopped at Armsttong's
Corner ; saw a man named Dill, and heard
him remark that my brother had shot a
r
the lot opposite;
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negro last night. Court then took a recess
till tills afternoon.
Mr. Dill was called by Attorney General,
sworn ; reside at Arinstrong'sCoraer; know
last wit ness ; heard of the shooting at Mid
dletown ; one, King, by name, who was
with me proposed as wercturnedhomcto kill
another. William Williams waspresonted;
cross examined by Mr. Whiteley corrobora
ted the previous statements. George Jones,
colored, re-called ; did not see King behind
the bar the evening of the shooting.
William Ilall, col., sworn—and corrobo
rated the previous testimony.
With the consent ol' the Attorney Gene
ral, the case at this stage was placed in tho
hands of the jury, who soon returned with
a verdict of "nor guilty.™
The State vs. Patrick Alum and George
Wybald, was called.
They were indicted for the murder of an
unknown person »ear Townsend, on the 19tli
of August, 187o; they pleaded "not guilty."
The trial of the case then was proceeded
with.
The Attorney General and the Deputy At
torney represented the State; William C.
Spruanee, and Benjamin F. Ncilds, Esqrs.,
defended the prisoners.
The following gentlemen were empaneled:
D. McCoy, foreman, Jacob Wayne, John
Veale, William P. Forrest, Philip G. Plun
kett, James K. Holfecker, John Wayne, J.
F. Rcybold, Richard G. Alexander, James
Ward, James Ridgway, and George W.
Elliott.
The Deputy Attorney General briefly
stated the facts of the case, and asked a
verdict of murder in the first degree.
William Bed well, sworn—live near Black
bird; know the prisoner, Ahern; don't know
Wybald;' liad occasion to visit town with'a
Mr. Barlow, to look lor a trunk; saw the
prisoner between Mr. Conaway's and
Mr. Barlow's crossing;
said lie was w'as gone to hunt for a man who
had cursed his father, and said, " I will hit
the man if I find him;",Wybald said nothing
to me; both Ahern and Wybald left me,
and went up to a man on the left hand side ;
and asked him if he was the man who came
up the road ; saw the man alluded to jump
up, then Alicrn got on the main track,
lifted something up and throw it at him :
he threw three times; left them and went
to Townsend with Barlow.
The examination was still going on when
this communication left.
Ahern
JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN.
Sun rose at 6:55.
Moon rose at 2:43.
Police business is rather dull.
To-morrow will be Thanksgiving day.
Yesterday was rainy and disagreeable.
Almost cold enough for a snow storm.
Lots of poult ry in market this morning.
All our rogues arc attending Court at
New Cnstle.
The Quicksteps and Fame Active will
day to-morrow.
All our public schools and academics w ill
be closed to-morrow.
Five days more of Fall weather—hope it
dont be »ueh a fall as yesterday.
The Quicksteps will hold their second
annual Ball in the Institute Hall this even
ing.
Old Prob. said falling Barometer for yes
terday—lie might as well have said lulling
water.
llTlie concert at Grace Church has been
postponed on account of tlic decease of Mr.
Robinson. *
The bridge over Ibe Christiana at Third
street is painted while and looks very much
better than before.
Rev. Enoch Stubbs wili lecture in Asbury
M. E. Church lliis evening. Subject:—
"Sunshine and Shadow,"
It has been decided to begin the usual
weekly meetings of the Friends' Social Ly
ceum on Monday evening.
Friendship Fire Company will give a
Centennial anniversary in Masonic Temple
on the evening of Dec. 22.
Many a turkey will look his last on this
beautiful earth to-day, and to-morrow many
will look on the last of him.
There will be a spelling bee on Thanks
giving evening, in the Taylor Academy
Building, northwest corner of Eighth and
Wollaston streets.
Thanksgiving day services in Trinity
Chapel, King and Filth streets, on Thurs
day morning al 10-30 o'clock. The offering
will be In behalf of the Wilmington City
Disiicnsary.
To-night Prof. Webster will give a ball in
his room In the Masonic Temple, and on the
afternoon following he w ill give a matinee
lrom 2.30 to 5 o'clock. One of the features
of the latter hop will come of the participa
tion of a number of children in the exer
cises.
MINOR LOCALS.
At tlic 89 monthly meoting of the Frank
lin Loan Association, money sold as fol
lows : $1,500 at 22 per cent.; $400 at. 22
per cent.; $400 nt 21 per cent.; $3,00 at 20
per cent.
J. B. Grubb, proprietor of Grubb's Hotel
Front and Market btreets, this city, lias
leased from William Bright, for a term of
live years, the new hotel which he is build
ing at Rchoboth.
The concert announced to be given in
Grace Church ou Wednesday evening, the
24th lust., will lie postponed on account of
tho death of Mr. Robinson, a prominent
member of tlic church and school.
U. S. Marshal Dunn will sell at public
sale, 011 Tuesday, December 14th, eleven
barrels of apple brandy, two stills, two
which lie found in
Tones, the illicit dls
worms, etc., property
possession of Ezekiel ■
tiller, and ordered to be sold by Judge
Bradford.
To-morrow is the twenty-fifth anniversary
of the marriage of Internal Revenue Col
lector Prcttyman. The event will be pro
perly celebrated at the Collector's home in
Milford, where a family reunion and silver
wedding festivities proper will be the order
of the day.
Au Oyster Supper will be held In Mt.
Pleasant M. E. Church, Brandywine Hun
dred, on Wednesday evening, the 8th of
December. Tickets 00 cents. The proceeds
are for the benefit of tlic Church, and all
friendly to the cause arc cordially invited lo
lend a helping hand on the occasion.
REPUBLICAN CLUB.
Sl'ECTAL MEETING EAST NIGHT—HONORS
TO THE DECEASED VICE-l'RESIDENT.
Last night the Republican Club met in
building, 404 Market Street, President Hast
ings in the chair, who stated that the Club
had been called logether to do tribute in an
humble manner to the memory of the late
Vice-President Wilson.
A committee of three gentlemen, consist J
of Messrs, II. M. Jenkins, H. F. Pickels j
and W. Adams was appointed to express f
the sentiments of the Club in resolutions,
They retired a lew moments and prepared
the following resolutions which were read '!
by II. M. Jenkins:
"WnEUEAs: The death of tlic Honorable
Henry Wilson, Vice-President of the United
States, and one of the most eminent repre
sentatives of tlic priflsiplcs to which we are
devoted, seems to call for an expression
suitable to tho event; therefore
Jlesoived: That we signify by these resolu
tions our 6ensc of the deep bereavement
which the nation has sustained in loosing
from its councils a statesman who had so
long, so wisely, and so faithfully served it;
that we express our own sorrow and regret
that the principles of human liberty and
equal political rights have lost one of their
ablest, and most sincere, as he was one of
their carUst and most earnest advocates;
and that we record our appreciation of th
worth and Integrity which characterised the
private life of the great citizen now so sud
denly called away.
Xactved: That tlic officers of (lie Club Ik:
instructed to tender to the committee in
charge of the funeral ceremonies the at
tendance of a committee of twenty (30)
citizens to meet the remains and act as es
cort to them through the State of Dela
ware."
■t
Mr. Howard M. Jenkins alter reading the
resolutions, unanimously adopted, tqioke
for a few moments In a feeling manner of
Mr. Wilson; and mentioned how ho was the
first to advocate the cause of Republican
ism in the State of Delaware, at a time
when few holdlug his high position would
even attempt it. Mr. Jenkins alluded to
Ids services here and in Milford during tlic
campaign of 1S68
Mr. Pickels also addressed a few remarks
to the Club, speaking highly of Mr. Wil
ton's energy in raising .limsclf from the
lowest dregs of society, to the highest posi
tion, but oue, that was in the power of his
country to confer.
It was also moved and approved by < he
club that the Secretary telegraph to Senator
Bartuelc, notifying him of the resolutions at
tho club.
It W'as also moved and derided that the
President be authorized to appoint a com
mittee of twenty gentlemen to wait upon
the remains of tho late Vice President, and
attend them through the State. There
being no further business for consideration,
the meeting adjourned.
OB1TUABV.
SUDDEN DEATH Of ONE OF WILMINGTON
MOST RESPECTED CITIZENS.
Mr. U. Emmett Robinson, senior member
of the Bunking House of tlic firm of R. 1!.
Itebinson A Co., died suddenly a few min
utes after 7 o'clock yesterday morning al
Ills rosidenee on Market street. The eve
ning preceding Ills death, Mr. Robinson was
apparently in good health and freely con
versed with his family ; about 10 o'clock he
retired, aud is supposed slept soundly until
morning; when upon awaking lie asked liis
son lor a drink ol' water, and after swallow
ing it, fell back on his pillow und expired
without a struggle. For sometime past
Mr. R. has been troubled with an enlarge
ment of the liver, which may havehastcucd
his death. Mr. Roblnsonhas been for many
years connected with the Banking House al
Fourth and Market streets, which lie has
conducted successfully. 11c was for a num
ber of years an active member of St. Paul's
church was first among those who estab
lished Grace church, and was, a long time,
one of the members of its Board of Trus
tees, and for the last, six years one of ils
most active Sunday School teachers. He
was a hard worker for the accomplishment
of good, and assisted largely In the estab
lishing of Madeley ( Impel in 1871, which has
since become a creditable institution for the
promotion ol' religion. Mr. Robinson was
a true citizen, a noble Christian, amlin every
respect a good-licarted man, whose loss will
be keenly felt by Ills many friends. Ills fu
neral will lake place on Friday morning
next, nt 11 o'clock; the body will be interred
in the Brandywine cemetery.
LAUNCH AT THE H. A B. CO.
A NEW STEAMER GLIDES BEAUTIFULLY
FROM THE WAYS.
Notwithstanding the inccssaut pouring of
rain, yesterday morning,quite a large crowd
collected at the Ilarlan A Hollingsworth
Co's, yard to witness tho launching of
the new lerry sieamer for the Gloucester
Ferry Co., which is intended to be used as
a ferry boat between Gloucester, N. J., and
Philadelphia. Dauntless was tlic name given
to the vessel, which is 163 feet long on tlic
keel; 55 feet over In the beam, and lias 11
depth of 12 feet in the hold ; she will be pro
vided with an Inclined low pressure engine,
with cylinders 38 inches in diameter, ' and
nine feet stroke ; the steam chest will be
placed on top aud will be arranged with
Sickel's variable cut off.
The water wheels of the vessel arc of
wood, and each one is nineteen f«ct in c>:
Hinder, and seven feet six inches in face.
The Harlan, Hollingsworth Company has
now built two steamers for this same Ferry
Boat Company, the rccrlcss was the
first.
As soon as the launch was completed,
which was indeed an excellentundertakio
the clearing of the ways began, 1
make the necessary prsparatlpi
immediate
of t he ships
were hut lately contracted for.
rfo
for the
H second
B, which
laying
1 for M
•f the k
r. Charldi
Edward II. Thayer ha* been app»K«*L
tho Receiver of the Joliet Iron »*" /
Company, at Joll.t,

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