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y()L. 1-NO. 96. W1I.MINGTON. DEL.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 11, 1875. ONE CENT. *i WASHINGTON. Ml '• 'G.l _ '•-Iliii.':." Military Chicago, Dec. 10.— Owing to General O. E. Bubcoi lt having been indicted in St .Louis for complicity in the whisky fraud!s, the Military Court of Enquiry, called to f' 1 upon the ease here, met yesterday and d - termined to postpone the matter until aver di has been rendered in St. Louis. Gen nnouuced his desire that juBfl-FOIRTH CONGRESS A UJOIBNMENTFOR THE HOI.I . i'hil it; ■ Ren noniocrats and Republicans Playing |,f " for Tilt.—Tbe Squabble About the OOices. [>, Tit CRT Va-iUXOTON, Dec. 10th.—It is now un , j'lond that Congress will do nothing be the first of January. ' The adjournment of to-day over till Tues ■ v, was for the purpose of avoiding any which might have been vr '"'■'j 1 : • . ,v business j 1,<rbt under the open rules of Monday. : is now understood that Speaker Kerr , i nol announce the committees until the This Congress will ad • !i following. ,' rn over the holidays. ' ; t is stated that three Democratic sena s voted for the confirmation of Secretary sncller. Several \oi.ed against his con ,alien, but the majority declined to vote 11. It was stated around the House of ' resentatives to-day that as the Demo are discharging Republican officers the House, they will be provided for i! rlie departments, and ths Democratic riis will have to be discharged to make m for them. Meat, dissatisfaction continues to be felt , regard to the distribution of offices by tbe j; ,r,(keeper and Postmaster, and some of ! 'delegations complain bitterly that Vir ila and Texas are getting everything, peaker Kerr is 6till much engaged in a king up his list of committees, but he ; not vet communicated what his inten se j'iCftl t ■ :!'S n ai . icr 0 , 1ST! Nut tin the ' C ; Tj ti us are. The House Democratic caucus will not, ■ is understood, take up at the meeting tch has been called for Monday next, t king for action beyond the appointment v -venera) committee to call the meetings ■" -oBjpeaicm. It is not likely any dis nroe.: to a general line Of policy, will Uh'days';''P >n the caucus until after *he th 11 nlit rU wl IM Jk. ,.. henoL <tu ON'S OFFENCE. .a hi net Meeting in the Matter—He Is Discharged. 7; ) St- Louis, Dec. 10.—An extensive cor i. pomlencc lias to-day passed by telegraph ■ivccn District Attorney Dyer and Attor 1 v General Pierrepont in regard to the -1 ccl) of General Henderson in the Avery 1 m. The District Attorney informed Gen'I. H nderson according to instructions from V, asliingl.on,that his services were no longer li fted, and that gentleman informed the Attorney Gennral that he stood by his .'cell and liad no apologies to make to the i, 'sident or anyone else. following dispatch was received K ir P h thi ;ar at] tii ren 10.1 The i. re to-day: Washington, Dee. 10. Hon. D. P. Dyer, U. S. Attorney,—St. Louis, Mo.—The swoin report of Hon. Jno E. Henderson's speech, forwarded by Mr. F. aton and referred to by both you and Mr. Henderson in your dispatch of yesterday as met repor', was read in full Cabinet . and was regarded as an outrage on die professional propriety, thus to reflect vlthout a shadow of President by point ment by this , mtioned under ad ft in ; t rea on upon wl.om liis ap Department was instructi ns that no L nediment he placed in tlie way of bring o speedy punishment every defaulter revenue at St. Louis. You will ad u17i.1l Jlenderson of his discharge Vr service, and secure in his place tye most able and efficient coun Vd without regard to liis poli tic f I of (he vise Gc h'otn fart d:o aid of 1 "■I you can 1 ds. Signed, Upwards Pierrepont, U. S. Attorney General Hlmr To-J>ay. (I Eastern States, rising ■ometer, westerly winds, Mid stationary tempera ii The wr. F,,r the Middle ai. (•■'lowed by falling bat vtrtly cloudy Mather, Ore. ° iY TOILS. IN THU Will."A „ , , iressmen and ( rowing? Mtctavr-lon, wil „ BabcocIl HvuntioK In the Boo* Where will it End. .. a n e«.. al despatches New York, Dec. 10.— GAtiphu- says: Washington to the mne very startling develop, r. lie made in connection with business in St. I.o uis, Ciicag 0 alld an muni.3 arc soon the whisky f Milwau ... heretofore 11. audit, is ru mored per.'' 01 '* , , held i:, tlie highest esteem, ai " rnL , n -° U T n. Sena :*• being mixed up in it. Three l. .. , , , . - , ctment t irs arc Baid to be under inu. I xpo in Chicago, and a number of other e. : ires are soon likely to he made, involvi. ...led people both in and out of office, t 'me parties assert that the. whole affair is : conspiracy among persons who are, It is - .id, yet to bo indicted. Light or ten Congressmen of whom four ve are now in the House, at least three 1 matorsjwo well lr ll0 wn editors and a well I nown German politician who is said to 1 ive great inllu' , ncc in Chicago. The indlv tr en i g p j 8 understood, are not confined to T ,y 6 tern Senators and Congress who come from • a men but r the Las' any affect some Tt believed that Babcock's trial will r,' over to the next term ot Court as e McKess trial and others come first A report is Abroad that Secretary Bristow i about to resign. Private detectives from the West sa> the whiskey frauds will cover $15, 0t)0 ^0, mid go from New Orleans to St. Paul. Bab cick% friends claim that his position an I Rations with St. Louis whiskey men can easily and satisfactorily <xplaUiea, £tnd that telegrams on which his indictmeu were based, referred to matters entirely un ■ nncctcd with the whiskey frauds, a lac utt can bo conclusively provtm ^the^im 1.. ': effucft0:1 of other telegrams tire replies. > r. 1 Babcock lias a each should be the case, OVER THE CABLE YESTERDAY, Contribution to the Centennial. London, Dec. 10.—Her Majesty Queen Victoria has dacicidcd to send twenty pic tures of the Royal collection to the Phila dclphla Exposition. SSSSli Old coat. The thief is *" 1 ££ who c.tme there to board about a week P k and disappeared the day the robbcriy nlace. vr an 7 At the Centennial News 0 . fflc '' h No ' bcen street, every preparation . h . be Marnet the ' C hristmas Holidays mm made 1 or ,. eb0 „ks and co ouedItoj j with a large assortment °al manner f , r nnds that make up the sto k of . ok n nd stationary sorec Lynch wiH give yot* the j w ne U you enWr. Turkish Keform. CoNSTANsiNopLE, Dec. 10.— The execu tion of tho Imperial decree, reforming a nd reorganizing the tribunals, was officially announced yesterday. The Wrek or the Deutschland. London, Dec. 10. — The steamship Deutschland is now a hopeless wreck : her back is broken. The Board of Trade s/ill institute an Inquiry into the disaster hate In December. The Lost Deutschland. Lonpon, Dec. 10. —The latest estimattes place the loss of life on the steamship Deutschland at 78. Fourteeu of the crew were drowned. The Captain was 75 min utes out of his reckoning. A Commissioner to the Exhibiti on. London, Dec. 10. —The Duke of Kith mond succeeds Col. Cunljffe Owen as British Commissioner to the Philadelphia Exhibition. The Duke is determined that the reprcsentalon of Great Britain at the Centennial shall be a success in every respect.__ WORKING FOR RELIGION, CENTRAL CHURCH FAIR. On Thursday evening the Fair in the Cen tral Church, Eighth and King streets, for the benefit of the Taylor Mission Band, njet with a quite a flattering opening. The voting ladies of the church had tastefully decorated the rooms, and supplied them with various objects of attraction, including a fancy table, loaded with neat and use ful articles; a refreshment table, which vta6 under the management of Miss Lillie B. Perkins, was well supplied with the choicest of edibles; a bill of fare, calculated to please the appetite of an epicure, had also bi-en prepared, and during the evening to those who so desired, were brought oysters, ro'lls, coffee, chicken salad. Last evening, being the closing of the Kafr, quite a large num ber were present, who seemed to pass the evening very pleasantly. The "Art Gallery which was under the charge of Wm. H. Gayley, was handsomely furnished with many fine views. "A view of Long Branch,'^ was a wood engraving; "The Light an expresive oil A-bell," a comprehensive likeness; "The Cause of tho revolution," 60 admirably exe cuted as to attract special attention; and "The Lnoe Pickett," being a truthful scene of tho late rebellion. The young ladies cer tainly deserve mu< h credit for their efforts in attempting to give their "mites" to the missionary work. The fair s said to have been, f nancially, a success. of Former days*," ; "Caiu am(3 i AMUSEMENTS. SPIRITUALISM. On Sunday evening, December 12th. there will be given at tbe Grand Opera House, some wonderful and startling exhibitions of spiritual phenomena. The mediums are said to be excellent and come highly endorsed by the press of the North and East. OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. At the Graud Opera Honse last evening, there gathered an audience which Miss Put nam must have taken as an unmistakeable evidence of the appreciation the Wilming ton people have for the fine characters that she impersonates. There is a quaiutness which differs from all others, in the char acters in dramitizations of Dickens' works, that makes them difficult of an interpreta tion in anv way approaching the conception of the great author. But Miss Putnam seems to have thoroughly mastered his meaning and ideas by careful and patient study, which has enabled her to pretenj to the public the dual characters of " Little Nell " aud " Tne Marchioness" to a deep-ee of perfection that has not only elicited the warmest encomiums from the press, bnt the more valuable, and certainly more appreci able attestations from the people in the shape of large audiences. Lust evening she v.-as in her happiest vein, mingling viv acity and pathos so charmingly us to keep the audience alternately Ir harmony with the ludicrous, and bowed to the pathos ot the scenes presented. At the matinee to Ttie Olcl Curiosity Shop will be repeated, and to-night, The Daughter of ths Regiment will be given, when Mr. J. J. Sullivan, the gen leuianly manager of the troupe will recite a poem founded upon incidents which took place during the battle of Fredericksburg, enti tled the "Sprig of Green." day A PLEASANT ENTERTAINMENT. Last evening in McClary's building, Gth ud Market Streets, the first anniversary of ii >pendencc Lodge* Sons and Daughters Inu -ncries, was celebrated by a musical ■vary entertaium nt. No programme and lilt erc'srs Lad b en made otu, but ol tlie ex , t( i 0 f t ,me excellen* si unng, they couth. ..[ajm'ng, ac. A talle well la speaking, da 001 j t ongs of the si a on had den with the g, L ' e centre of tne room, bten placed in ' a t the conclusion around which, of the literary . gramme, assemble l ^ liieuda of the Assoc la a delegation from LoOg ■ pendenee S. an I D. ol A• • \ ent. During the evening va %nd a ;togeth ainusement were indulged In, . . one Weari er the affair was a most pleasan. who i, a ii v euioved by the large number b gave Kiel <LrU'ue to be th^dwt t ^ gc good Wishes for the prosperity of the - of Ai. the of pr<« the members anU together with No. 1, of tbe Inde vhich was pres rious games of tain vet MINOR DISPATCHES. Cincinnati, Dec. 10.— Hon. J. Q. Smith left home last night to enter upon his duties as Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Cincinnati, Dec. 10.—Every gambling house in this city was closed last night, anil special police were detailed by the Mayor to see that they were closed. Boston, Dec. 10.— The suspension of the lumber firm of E. D. Peters & Co., is an nounced. This is one of the oldest and most respectable firms in the city. Hempstead, L. I., Dec. 10.—Win. E. Delaney murderer of Capt. Lawrence, was hanged in the Queen's Company jailyard to day. He maintained his fortitude to the last. Miss Rena, a sensational actress, will ap near at the Grand Opera House ou Christ mas evening in Charles idcoloskey's play of "Cush." Parry'srihf storef on* KtagMwet^yeaterday "'on Thursday afternoon the expresstrain north due here at 1:30 ran over and k lied a belonging to James Kane at Fifteenth street and Railroad Avenue. The German Military Company have re ceived their new arms, which are Spring field brujch-loadiuc; rifles. The Company | will hold a fair on "Shrove Tuesday, Febru- j ary 29th. I The s'"'imcr Powhatlan which on Thurs- ] sEnsr* A vi.it .o the «ule!»tep£ from Mr. Hindle that as yet. no defin rangemt.its for next seasons camp B have been made. . ,, . In the United States District Court which was in session yesterday, the speclffcat ons in opposition to the discharge of William Richmond, in bankruptcy, were filed. *ur l.her consideration of the case was continued until Friday next. «.n «g * SHssassa SSSf Mr Ira Corbey, the parly who on Thurs . .. wa „ gives a hearing before Commis ?L' r Smith, charged with selling liquor luiiftiit having paid his tax, has not as yet been niJle t0 obtain the $"00 bai1 he W as held ; every OPP 01 ^"'^ ad ba t0 furnish the amoun , and he given , t wL u arrive to-day. hopes -- , , 1,,;j m Subterranean ca ' re moved. C )ucagO S«l4 the telegraph J?0ie» removeo. 0 New York, Dec. 10. —Judge Donahue has rendered a decision in tin Panama case, granting the injunction asked, This re strains the Company from running steamers on its own account. St- Louis, Dec. 10.—The indictment of General Babcock by the Grand Jury yes terday causes a great sensation here. The cases against McKee and McGrue have been adjourned until January. Cintinnati, Dec. 10.—A convention of white lead manufacturers is in session at the Grand Hotel, and tbe sheet lead and lead pipe manufacturers at the Gibson House Both parties are holding secret sessions. .^Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 10.—The cred itors of the suspended firm of Wick, Ride way & Co., railroad iron works, held a meeting yesterday, when the statement was presented, showing the liabilities to be $050, M10 and the assets $359,000. Harlem, N. Y., Dec. 10.— The New^ Ha ven train ran off the track between Wood lawn and William's bridge, this morning. The accident, however, was not attended by any serious consequences, and no one on the train wus hurt. Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 10.—Miss Hatti McKay died last night from the injuries re ceived ft. the hands of her stepfather, Wm. Aiden, on Saturday. Mrs. Benton's condi tion is unchanged, and slight hopes are en tertained of her recovery. New York, Dec. 19.—A London special says no arrangement has been made for the recovery of the cargo of the Deutschlandr- The vessel is being plundered of everything portable. The drowned nuns will be Interred at the Franciscan Monas tery, near Stjratford. Oil Citt, Pa-, Dec. 10.—A passenger train, leaving Titusville at seven o'clock this morning, collided with an up-creek freight train at Shaffer's, a small station between Pioneer and Milieu's Farm. A special train, with surgical aid, was des patched to the wreck. Wheeling, Dec. 10.—A special despatch from Wellsburg. Brooke county, West Vir ginia, says the election held in that county, yesterday, to decide upon making a fur ther grant of $10,000 to the Pittsburgh, Wheeling and Kentucky Railroad was car ried by a handsome majority. San Francisco, Dee. 10.—The missing steamer Los Angelos, from San Francisco for Victoria, arrived at her destination yes terday, in tow of gunboat "Rockett." She had broken her engine when iorty four hours out and 95 miles south of Columbia river, and was 8 days under sail. Pottsvillk, Dec. 10.—This morning, about 3 o'clock, a party of men broke into Mrs. O'Donnell's house,at Wiggan's Patch, near Mahoney City. They shot a daughter of Mrs. O'Donnell killing her, and took her son Charles out of the house, and shot him also. His body was completely riddled with bullets. The place kept by Mrs. O'Donnell is said to to be a regular "Molly Maguire" headquarters. MINOR LOCALS. The Sunday Temperance Meeting will be held in the City Hall, at 3:30 p. m. to morrow. Messrs. Harlan, Hollingsworth & Co., have shipped by the schooner Theresa Keene for the Western Railroad of Cuba. Mr. Samuel Townsend, puts the loss by the peach shipments to Europe at five thous and dollars. He Intends to go to law about a car it. cow CITY FATHERS IN CUvNClL. A BATCH OF ItOUTINE BUSINESS—PETI TIONS PRESENTED AND HOW DISPOSED OF—COL. FEBIGEK TALKS OF A TRICK ORDERS DRAWN. The City Council held an adjourned meeting last evening, President Lichten stein in the chair. The Committee on Lamps reported'in favor of placing lamps at the following placces: at Twelfth and Poplar streets, Twelfth and Wilson, on French street be tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth, on Penn sylvania avenue, Fifth street between Pine and Spruce, on Eighth street between Lom bard and Poplar, on Fifth street between Washington and Jefferson. The report of the Comltttee was adopted. The committe reported adversely to plac ing lamps at Seventh and Broome, Seventh and Clayton, Seventh and Rodney, and on Riddle's Road. The report adopted. The Law Committee reported a substi tute for the ordinance amending the ordi nance in reference to the Clerk's duties. The Committe on uavigation, Mr. Irelan, Chairman, reported in favor of dredging the bed of the Christiana at the foot of French Street. Mr. Irelan stated that the committee made the report they did because in the lease of the wharf no provision had been made that the lessee should make re pairs. Col. Febiger said that was a trick that had been attempted with every Council for a number of years, and If the city onee commenced it they would have every wharf front, in the city to dredge. Mr. Payntcr said that if the work was done it would fill up again In two years and Mr. Bush would receive the full benefit of the work. It would be a costly precedent for the city to set, especially when the wharf properties arc leased for such a small sum as $50 per annum. After a long debate the petition of Mr. Bush was refused. The City Treasurer's weekly report show ed the following amounts in bank to the credit of the city: Cool Spring reservoir, * 19,801.88; current expenses, $1,387.11; for redemption of city bonds, $600. Total #51,128.91. The Street Commissioner reported 56 men and 16 horses and carts employed during the past week. The Superintendent reported 199 men and 33 horses and carts employed during the past week. Petitions were received and referred to the proper committees, as follows: From Samuel Shuster and others ior a crossing at Second and Parrish streets; from John A. Harris, for relief from Injuries done him; *rom Fred, Smith and others, for a lamp at Delaware Avenue and Dupont street; from P. Plunkett, for a lamp on Front street be tween Franklin and Broome; from E. L. Rice, Jr., demurring at the fee allowed him as architect on the City Hall; from William Morrow and others l'or the curbing and pav ing of Sixth street from Adams to Jackson; from James Bradford, asking for 10 leet in front of his market house on market days; from James A. Zeigler and others for a sewer in Adams street between Front and Second, and from Jacob Hauser asking to be allowed six months to pay a lien against 1,1s property. John McElwce and others petitioned for the curbing and paving of Peach street, from Claymont to Heald. Referred to the Committee on Streets, with power to act. Messrs. Adams, Bailey, Johnson and Mc Intire, were nominated, and the three first named elected. The bond of Thomas Corry, for the grad ing of Vandevar avenue, was ordered to be canceled. Mr. Lynch presented a deed from Aaron Conrad and wife, for the bed of Cherry street. Mr. Farrell offered a resolution providing ior the curbing and paving of Buttonwood street, from Third to Fourth. After some debate, the resolution was decided out of order. , On motion of Mr. McGlinchey, the Clerk was authorized to employ help to enable L.in to collect together certain papers which have become scattered. ■ Mr. Met linchcy offered a resolution di recting the Committee on Public Buildings to Improve the means of escape for the sound of the City Hall bell so that It can be heard plainly. Referred. On motion of Mr. Mclntire, the ordinance amending the ordinance prescribing the clerk's duties, was taken up for a third reading, and after being amended so as to lishldln a daily English and a German pa A0 ^'"market house,^was Durin „ the eV ening orders were directed to be drawn as follows : The Every Evening i> u bljshine Co., $12.15; Pusey, Jones ot (; 0 §2.80 ; John Ruth, $105.30; Fdend | pl j Fire c 0 ? ; ]). H. Kent & Co., j w * Pierson Bro's., $19.00 ; Pusay & I $10.94 ; Coxe & Allen, $191 ; S. G ] mos & Co., *19.30 ; A. M. Quinby <5 * sl , " a'"". bKKw.5 * S™, B kin", *25.50; Geo. W. Stone, $22.61; vvalton'& Bro., $5.40; Speakman & Bro., *139,53. Geo. W. Bush A Son, $430,50, • g a t' er *t.50; Elias Fraser $5.; Thos, * 10 .42; W, M. Francis & 8on77 cts.; J A * Krangpe $1 . 50; W. H. Lee $11.25; Rofet Morrison30cts.; Edward,Myers$1.50; ^ Tole $18; John Trainor 31.13; W. O. Woods 84.25; Adams & Bro. $3.03; W. H. a,®.' Basis J man Br0 ., *94.71; Walion & Bro G . Worrell. $107.08; Odd Fellows' ; Ila „ Co> §2 00 . j. H. G. R. Greenman, Muckinigbani & Co., $54.21; Fer ris & Garrett, 8U>0; R. Morrison, •l®- 9 '; | J. T. Luneren $120; A. L. RuUi $164.05; H. F Wckelg 8321.20; James O'Toole, $2130; J. S. Howard, $32.10; Pusey Jones & Co., | $1,805.73; E. Provost, $300; John Otto, 1 $25.50; A. D. \ undever, $16.07; Edward Parmer, $9; Alexander Chandler, $16. R. ■ JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWN. A Delaware avenue man describes the new fashioned street car, which appeared yesterday, as a herring box with only one end to it, and the people Inside as the her rings. And now the average young lady of Wil mington docs not use a bustle, she humps it up behind with pins like a camel's back, and says with a smile, "Do you think that's the cheese." A discussion took place yesterday, on Market street between a toper and a tem perance advocate. "Lager is not hurtful," said one. "Yes," said the other, "But many glasses will take away your five cents-es. Only fire cents a glass you know. A liquor dealer remarked yesterday that if there were not enough peaches grown in Delaware to keep the place in liquor, the agricultural report showed an excellent crop of corn, and with peach brandy and corn whisky the people could keep well corned. Mrs. Paring!on's telling the jeweller that she wanted her "entrails" engraved on her new silver service, has been only equalled by the man, who rushed up to the ticket office at the depot last Saturday and de manded an "excrutiating" ticket to Phila delphia and back. The Opera House had just been emptied of its large audience last evening and a young couple, stood in the passageway of a house with the door open. Now what the young man was doing we will not say. But a female voice was heard saying : " Now Gus, stop, you are spoiling my curls." A gentleman in the Ninth Ward, on Wed nesday night fired ten pop bottles and three boot jacks at a cat, and even then he says "the consarned thing went on another roof and yelled louder than ever, when there was a shower of old boots from the fellow living there, that sounded like a hail storm." of American women, those same American women go quietly on, living longer than the women of any other country. 1 he pres ident of a life insuranes company says it | a , act that the average IBe of American women ; 8 longer than the average life of " woman anywhere else, the woma y A It was from down about Galena that he and she came, and as they sauntered up Market street, swinging hands, It was evi dent that they had not before visited this great and mighty metropolis. She looked in a jewelry store window and said, "Bill, what's them ?" "Them's diamonds, Me linda." "Well, I declare, I thought they was isinglass. They were seated yesterday In front of a stove In a cigar store. One wished a cigar, and the other proffered him one. As he blew a cloud into the air and saw in It many beautiful fantasies, there was suddenly a fizz and a buzz about that five cent Havana that made tbe young man hold bis head in place. It was loaded, and he now has his mouth adorned with court-plaster. It was Mr. Smith, tbe operator at tbe At- lantic and Pacific Telegraphic Office, that blushed yesterday afternoon and thought of the old days when he was in the same boat, as a young man banded him the following dispatch to be sent off: "My dear Mary: I got the ring and it's a stunner. My suit is nobbv. This day week you will be Mrs. -if there are any squires or parsons in the land to make you so. It was the Centennial News Store that a countryman entered yesterday and wanted to know if they had any of Mr. Bum's pic ture books. "I never heard of such an author," said the clerk, "What is his first name, perhaps I can find it in the cata logue?" "Dunno, hut 'pears to me that Polly said it was a Mr. Al. Bum." At this the clerk handed down a dollar album and the man seemed contented. On car No. 5, on Delaware avenue yester day, two old ladles looked up suddenly and their eyes met. "Why, Lor bless me cousin Hannah, is that you ?" And then the ctr stopped for one of them to get out. But not one moved, and the conversation was kept up. "Tell cousin Polly I ain't forgot her about sendingthat Christ r.-asturkey. Didn't know John had the measles, eh! Well I declare, and Mary Jane was baptised last Sunday night. Oh! Dew tell." The driver poked his head in the door and announced that but one more second would be allowed for conversation,and then this yer car starts on time. Then it was the old lady moved, but not without yelling back, "Come and see me.' A CURIOSITY. l'rof. J. K. Taylor has left on exhibition at the Wilmington Library, a piece of bark from one of the California big trees. It is about eighteen Inches thick, and of the length. This Is sufficient to giveone idea of the enormous size the tree must have been. same an SERIOUS ACCIDENT. Yesterday forenoon, while tlie workmen engaged at the old College lot on Dela _avenue, In digging tlie trench for lay ing the large water mains, a portion of an embankment gave way and fell In on Wm. Baird, a laborer. Hi6 ankle was broken and other severe injuries Inflicted. He was taken to his borne in a carriage where the necessary medical aid was rendered him. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. Tlie Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Nos. 220 and 222 Market street, have manu factured a number of articles suitable for Christmas presents. Amongthem is afoot stool made in a strong and substantial manner, towel racks, new and pretty wall brackets, children's rocking chairs, spit toons and cushions and a number of other articles very useful and cheap. RELIGIOUS. Preaching in tbe First Presbyterian| Church, Market above 9th street, by the Pastor, Rev. F. B. Duval. Morning service 10U o'clock. Subject: "Thy Kingdom Come," beingthe third sermon of the scries on the Lora's Prayer. Evening service 7J4 o'clock. Subject: "God's great fact, how shall I meet it." The public are cordially invited. were ware A Chinese wi man physician is practic ing at Toledo, O. MART UA WASHINGTON TMA PARTY, NEW castle's event of the season—* INTERESTING RELICS OF THE REPUBLIC'S EARLY HISTORY. A grand social gathering of the ladiee and gentlemen of New Castle took place Thursday evening in the City Hall uil rooms adjoining. The occasion was • Martha Washington reception and tea party, the proceeds to be devoted to tho aiding of the ladiee department at the coming Centen nial Exposition. Miss Lizzie Booth as Lady Washington did her part in a befitting mau ner. Her lady attendants were Miss Lotta Spootswood, Mrs. Shaw, Miss Adda Young, Mrs. Thomas Holcomb, and Mrs. W. H. Jefferson. The following ladles represented the thirteen original States: Miss Meader, New Hampshire; Miss Maggie Truss,Rhode Island; Miss Mary Leakier, Maine; Miss ! Julia Neven, Massachusetts; Miss Clara Merrlt, Delaware, Miss Fanny Moore, Georgia; Miss Julia Jefferson, Virginia, Miss Lena Rogers, North Carolina; Miss Carrie Rogers, South Carolina; Miss EUa Truss, Pennsylvania; Miss Katie Lambson, Maryland; Miss Janie Johns, New Jersey, and Miss Sophie Aoduey, New York. The rooms were splendidly decorated vMtli flags, bannerettes and pictures, both ancient and modern. Mr. J. H. Rodgers placed at the disposal of the ladles for the occason, a lock of hair of General Wash ington authenticated by E. E. Ingram of Piiiladelpbia, the same of Genetal Andrew Jackson and Charles Carroll of Carrollton. A ladies fan used at the bail given by the British officers at Philadelphia during the revolution. The original ordinance lwued March 12th, 1773, by tho Mayor of Phila delphia, regulating the price and weight of bread. The Black list containing the names of those Tories who took part with the English during the revolution. Two large autograph books containing letters and au tographs of nearly all tho great leaders of revolutionary fame. The original Indenture given by the Duke of York to William Penn in tbe year 1683, for tbe town and fort of New Castle with the surrounding country within a circle of twelve miles. Mrs. Spottswood loaned kindly for the occasion, a ball dress embroideed with gold, at one time the property of Mrs. Curtis, (General Washington's mother-in law). The sword, sash, and belt worn by General Stockton during the revolution. The above are only a few of the many curious and ancient articles which were ex hibited. Space will not permit to give all mention, The reception commenced at 8 p. m. and continued until 9 p. m., after which tbe company adjourned to the refreshment room where the delicacies of the seeson were partaken of. To the usher Mr. John Jackson, many thanks are due for his untiring efforts to tj please, and the handsome manner in which lie did his duty. Professor Duncan's or chestra assisted by Mr. Samuel Black and Mr. Samuel Hurst furnished excellent music tor the occasion. The pleasures incident to the occasion were such that ft was 11:30 p. in., before tbe happy throng dispersed with pleasant recollections of a Martha Wash ington's first reception in New Castle. F. A. M. ft i'l ' 1 J COUNCIL INVITED OUT TO DINE. | The City Council has been invited to dine. Tho document was wa6 presented in that body last evening, and the prospect of a royal banquet to the City Fathers, though i it does not come on Christmas day, the one generally set apart for banqueting, It la •ertheless thankfully received. It Col. Harry Mclntire who last evening arose to Ills feet and in measured tones read to the gentlemen a communication from Rev. J. R. Johnson, pastor of tbe African Union Church, inviting Council to dine with tbe 1 members of his church, on the evenings of December 29th and 30th, in the City Hall. The vote was put and there was a shout of "yes" all around. And so it was ordered that the members would accept of the feed and a committee was appointed to prepare for the event. It is supposed tln-t Mr. Far rell will pick a bone with Mr. Hayes, Mr. Lichtenstein will call to order a bowl of clam soup, and Mr. Hays who is famous for advocating retrenchment will insist upon r.a members retrenching in their appetites, while others will insist that the corporation lias too murli stuffling—that la, the turkey's corporation, nnd the Mayor will insist more upon the more Whitcley meat of the Tur key than the dark. was net ji; if 13 f'W PERSONAL. Governor Cochran was in Wilmington for a short while yesterday. James Fletcher is an applicant for an ap !!' point nient to a light house, or light skip ou the Delaware. Leu. Jordan of this city, says a Williams poi\ (Pa.) paper of Wednesday last, is sto.mill." at the Herdic House, In that city Mr. Charles C. Royce, Librarian at tbe ji|| Institute Hall, is confined to his bouse with a sudden indisposition. He was unable to a'tend to bis duties yesterday. ' .If LATE SAMUEl. W. ROBINSON, Yesterday morning the funeral of the late Samuel W. Robinson, took place at XI o'clock from the residence of his father, i| ,u| No. 817 Market street. Avery handsome , : casket mounted with silver, enclosed the remains. A large number of friends were present at the funeral. A delegation from Washington Lodge K.of P. which deceased "member of the Water Witch Fire ■ Company, No. 5, the bell of which waa jj. tolled during the ceremonies. Rev. T. E. jl j Mart Indole of Union M. E. Church, con ducted the funeral services. I was a i Grand Salt. The grandest sale of the season has just bi.cn Inaugurated by Louis E. Waterman at his, uew clothing house, N. W. cor. 5th and Market streets, opposite the Clayton House. TJ'Is determined to sell his entire stock cf fall and winter good.) In twenty days and iu o ffer to do so lie has reduced his prlass to [ 49 per cent, below ae'uol value. Stacks !.» and stacks of overcoats ior men, youths M nnd hoys, Little overcoats with capes, of [•«' all styles aud make6, for children. This ; certainly will be the greatest sacrifice of 1 clothing ever made in Wilmington. M 1 r -I