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vy. M . ^ ?n w3Z Li 2. m '2L: Z 'TT ' m WILMINGTON, DEL.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 31.1876. wu 1-NO- US ONE CENT. WASHINGTON. »tesfromthe:ca tal X Mail It Hovomenent. , Dec. 30.—The Pres nnnouneed bfs determ Fcgi.vnToN »len! has |ifin 'uf finding a place fer every oavoicrau out of a position by the policy iieil by the Democra ic House of Kep fiiianves. He will make room for them iariiin? V- r Democrats now holding po ofc iu tlicV-ecutive departments. Tlie Mexican Awarfi. Dec. 30.—Tlie Mexican 'isnrtoTO.v American Joint Commission sent in a of their awards this morning. The a Mining Company, got thg principal interest on their claim, amounting to Jf 0.000 Revenue Appointments. Fashinoton, Dec. .30—The following ointinenfs were made to day : Store peri-W. F. Costellow, for tlie Eighth •rut of Kentucky,and Springer Skaekel Ifor the Ninth District of Kentucky, gers—Thomas A. Irvin for the Third rietof South Carolina; James B. Doug for the Fourth District of Missouri; n Dunbar for tlie Seventh District of icis; Simon W. Morse lor tlie First Dis ofIllinois; and Gilman D. Gore for The C nt nrial Walls. iSHi:;oTON, Dec. SO.—See >nd Asslst Post Master General, Tynor, has issued >rs for proposals to carry the mails be lli the Philadelphia post office and the 'enni.tl post office, at Fairmoupt Park, jue wagons, harness, &c., bearing ap „-Ue emblems, will be used for tlie oc on, and tiie driver will be uniformed to mate his peculiar service. T be Currency, ashinoton, Dec. 30.—The following taction has taken place : January 1st, i, legal tenders $10,176,760, fractional pr/.v, $2,223,493 ; National Bank circu it). $6,27-1,169. it reports that, General Bordith, C'om ioner of I lie general land office will be well,Secretary Chandler says they have i word of truth in them. ip following is the financial exhibit of Treasury to-day: Currency (9,361, : "peeial deposit, 34,335,000 ; coin, 'in. 570 ; including coin ceriificates, 140,900: outstanding legal tenders. ,471,772. The Weather To-Day, <r Middle and Eastern States rising ba ke and southwest winds, warmer, foggy faring weather. A iiORRISLE DEED, hislnml KillH His Wife add then Commits Suicide. " r York, Dee. SO.- About half past a o'clock this morning, an officer at f'l to the Twenty-second precinct had ion called to the house No. 356 t Fifty-third stree*, and on entering 1 a man named Myers, and lifs wife thild, in bed. Tlie two former were in ie of inability and suffering from pis lot wounds, while the child was alrea "6. ln-ving been shot in the corner of slit eye. Myers had a wound on the side of his head, and his wife had sliol over the left, eye and on the right it Iter heed. Tlie wounds are of a fa ttire, and the coroner will endeavor yfo take the ante-mortem depositions it man and his wife, Tiie t heory of Dliec is that Myers shot his wife and then shot, himself. A small is Hessen revolver, with which the IS ? "a6 done, was found in the room. LATER. York, Dee. 50.— Monroe S. Minster, rtwUiimself, his wife and li is child to • ■ nvst Fifty-tliird street, was jan I tlie offices belonging to tlie Society * Frevenl ion of Cruelty to Children, ifventecntli street and Broadway. D tO', a neighbor, heard groans issuing jlii'-tr-i 'H sleeping apartment at 7 A. ™ notified the police, who broke open Minster and ids wife were found ^sensible on a lied in a small, dark, Uilur^d bedroom. They were bleeding -'tly from pistol wounds in the head. e them lay their little girl, Carrie, four i quite dead, shot through tlie Minster and his wife were taken E hospital, where their wounds were utierit fatal. A Smith & Wosscn re ■'vas found lying beside them on the 'lie-child's body was taken to the lc - Poverty anil domestic infelicity Hoi tin; deed. Their rooms were mis •uiTiiflied and filthy, giving iniltei extrema "ill be held. Bio Chicago Wliisky Slinsr. '•iso, Til., Dee. 30.—Tlie Times claim Y'Uik authorit.ively r-ayf, the result '> i ure of the eight distilleries would Published 'rush them. U" or all of the distillers will hold ' (, s in readiness to supply any miss »i the evidence that maybe want icrning which, they may have ac ' ?'''l for the purpose of convicting tore reinoiciy connected with these ' traneaciloiis, by requiring these ii/i 'i'h'i'iers to plead guilty, or trial on evidence which is absolutely ''r an4 must certainly result In a uu- Tlie government will vindicate p, '°) v the people that it is in ear uw?r«L y . a * . lla ? uot proceeded in a mm.! ( '. en grounds. Ihcre Ee , ril . .'l'.,!' 11 ,* n *very case where c „. v J^ two distilleries 3 lo li,. u V u nt n uehed, and they are ifn;,.i.,„ ^ruuthl.. q lie establish "a I.0130H a Co., among the seized, s taxes last, year, amoun' 00 , said t 0 b e morR than is Wv ti tn 'i' e ! ltate of Kentucky. Dis > tliat neither Congressman Far BC »ator Log are implicated with """ * — — ■ r flf ,0at '> L, ' c - 30.—Jno, Phillips, h5 11 week ago by his brother lit',..], to-day. Charles has been ,0 await trial for manslaughter. eye. poverty. A coroner's iu OVF.lt THE CABLE YESTERDAY Thfl RIBS. London, Dec. 30.—Tbe Timet this morn ing makes the following announcement:— "The National Rifle Association of Great Britain have acce New York Assoc match for small bores, to be hell In the United States during the Centcnial Celebra tion. Sir Henry Halford has been appoint ed Captain of the English, and Is now busily engaged in arranging the preliminaries." What Spuin Will Do. Madrid, Dec. 30 .— Tile Impartial asserts that. Spain will shortly address a communi cation if importance to the various Euro pean Cabinets on the subject of Cuba. S led the challenge of the ition to take part in the reason to fear that the. fails justify the worst of the rumors and reports. Our in formation was mainly obtained from Mr. Berk's business partner, Mr. Jas. Lyon aud another member of the firm, and we were given to understand by these gentlemen that the report was true. Mr. Lyon stated that lie spoke to Mr. Bork a short time since as to the condition of affairs In the City Trea sury, intimating his suspicions that all was not tight. Mr, Bork tacitly admitted the fact, although no definite Information is obtainable as to the amount drawn from tiie City Treasury, it t* said to ho over $250,000. Mr Bork was in the city until last evening, when lie told Mr. Lynn that he was going to New York, to raise money, His defalcation causes much excitement in business circles among politicians here. ; C'HrcAGO, Dec. SO.—The Government offi cials arc busy testing the property found in the captured distilleries, and will bet complete the task before to-morrow. It is estimated that the number of gallons of whiskey seized amount to 15,260, on which a tax of $13,734 is due the Government, The value of the distilleries seized is~)itMk at $168,000, aud the back taxes due frS&l them are figured at $715,000. Dickiuson, Abel & Co. alone ,are supposed, on the strength of evidence mow In hand, to owe $230,000 on crooked whiskey; Chicago Al cohol Works, $182,000; Black Hawk distil lery, $120,000, and other establishments from $25,000 to $90,000 each. Information will be formally filed to-morrow again;! all distillers 'whose property has been seized a.id those who can will bo obliged to fur nish bonds. The exact nature of the charges against each distiller is not yet developed, but is quite certain the caegs are similar to those of last May, and the offence consists in using the same stamps twice; using India rubber packages, and a failure to use an adequate number of stamps. There is little evidence to support the theory that tlie seizures are the result of any com promise with the Government, and the dis tillers do not seem to take that view of the case, a6 they are very despondent. ntlMINAL RECORD, Jf Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 30.—The 'Com merclal' editorially says with exceeding re luct ancy we give currency to the teport that Mr. Joseph Bork, City Treasurer, is a defaulter to a large amount and has fled from the city. We have only too much The Moulton Matter. Brooklyn, Dec. 29.—Hon. Joshua M. Vancott, has been engaged as counsel for Mr. Moulton, in place of General Pryor, withdrawn. The Committee of Plymouth Church have sent a reply to Mrs. Moulton's last letter, saying that they have no intsu to press her into undue haste in calling material counsel and asking her to meet them personally or by representation to ar range matters of detail. Christina* Festival*. PLEASANT TIME AT THE SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Last evening in Trinity Chapel, 5th and King streets, quite a large number of tlie Sunday schools participated in a pleasant entertainment. At the Second Baptist church, Fourth and French streets, a very pleasant enter tainment, similar to the above came off. In the Brandywine M. E. Church, Ninth ward, a Sunday school entertainment was also given, the exercises consistingof music and addresses. Cavalry church, Third and Washington streets, was also the scene of a festal occa sion which was highly enjoyed by all pres Protestant Defense Alliance. Qufbec, Dec. 29.—A meeting will take place here to-morrow, the pbject of which is to form a branch of the Protestant De fense Alliance. -«.» Charley Kou Annin. Bbookltn, Dec. 30.-A well dressed ladv called at the police headquarters this afternoon, and had a private interview with Superintendent Walling, In relation, it is believed to a clue to discover Charlie Ross a number of detectives have been placed in tlic case . . ent. A Startling Rumor. New York, Dec. 80.— A Washington despatch says that a startling rumor is afloat, that the real cause of activity tn ar my and navy circles, is that Spain and Ger many have been negotiating with view of the cession to the latter by the former of the Island of Porto Rico. Bismarck has an eye to the creation of a great German marine, and is anxious to obtain colonies, and Spain agrees tn let Germany have Porto ltieo in consideration of the former inter vening in Spain's behalf in Cuban affairs. Tweed's Onretleft. New York, Dec. 30.— Judge Donoliuc'6 order declaring Tweed's sureties on seven criminal indictments, recently found, to have forfeited tlielr recognizances, was set tled and signed to-day. A writ of certior ari was taken out on the spot, which has the effect of a stay. PERSONAL. Hon. Samuel J. Randall wan iu town yesterday. Ho was the guest of Mayor Whiteley. Hon. Thos. F. Bayard has returned from Washington for a lew days. Jay Cooke, Esq., of Philadelphia was iu town last evening. MINOR Dili PATCHES. OswEitq, N. Y., Dec.30.—Robert Parker, of Pennellville, N. Y., was killed this morning it that place, by being crushed be tween 'wo freight cars; he died soon after wards. Wasdington, Dee. 30.—Cassius M. Clay, of Kentucky, writes to a gentleman of this city that his State will present his name to the National Democratic Convention iu 1876 as the nominee for Vice-President. Milwaukee, Wis., Dee. 30.—The rumor that there will he a speedy change In the post office here is again revived and Henry C. Paine will probably receive the sppoi ment. He is the candidate of Ludington and will probably be appointed after recess. New York, Dec. 30.—Tlie officers of the Vermont, Central aud Grand Trunk Kail Roads to-day held a private conference with representatives of trunk lines running ont of this city, their objeet being to arrive at a settlement of the Western freight rate difficulty. The result was t.ot. leaaDed. Boston, Dec. 80.—Charles Delargardiere formerly a teacher in the schools hers and well known, was arrested for swindling about fifty persons whom lie had Induced to join a bogus Masonic lodge. He had pock eted all the fses, an! was defected only by Ids peculiar method of initial ion. He had relied on his victims'ignorance of Masonic l aw * to carry out bis scheme, nt Omaha, Neb. Dec. 30.—Tlieo. M. Vail, mentioned as likely to succeed Mr. Bangs as Superintendent of the railway postal service, lived in this city until two years ago. He was postal clerk on the Union Pacific R. R., aiuLwas detailed to go to Washington for service in Mr. Bangs' office He Was promoted to be assistant superin tendent of the railway postal service. New York, Dec. 30.—An Informal meet ing of the representatives of various rail roads aud business intet eats, was heldto-day at the ^ Astor House, for the purpose of conferring in relation to building a new railroad from the Hooslac Tunnel at North Adams, to Albany, Middleburgh, Hancock aud Carbondale, thence connecting with the coal and oil regions, the object being to secure direct transportation for coal ana oil to the Eastern State, through the tunnel Mie road will be 171 miles lctqg. Nothing •^finite was done at the meeting to-day. one year ago. 4'oqucir* Free I.uacli THE FEAST LAST EVENING—A WELL AT TENDED AND SUCCESSFUL AFFAIR. The fear of Brother Johnston of the A. U. Church, that they would not be able to meet the issue, seemed certainly a well founded one, for although all the members did not attend, the number who did, suc ceeded in making such havoc with the really hand setae supper, that at the conclusion of the repast, there was little remaining upon the table. The only representative of the press present was Mr. Vernou, of the Re publican, who did ample justicqjo the re past, and pronounced everything excellent. President Lichtenstein presided at the head of the board, and City Treasurer Vin ceut evidently enjoyed the feast as much as though tt had been a Cobden Club banquet. The affair passed off very happily to all con cerned, and Its attendance by Council re flected nearly as much credit upon that body, ns is attached to the members of Brother's Johnston's church in preparing so munificent a banquet. If the members are uot confined to their beds, for the next week, from indigestion and its sanitary ef fects, Council at its next meeting will prob ably vote their colored constituents most excellent caterers and give the church and Its members a vote of thanks. FAIRS. THE A. U. CHURCH FAIR which opened about a week ago, bas been quite well Attended notwithstanding the un lavorable weather. The refreshment and chance tables have been well patronized, and thus far tbe affair has been a very flat tering success. THE CATHOLIC FAIR Now being held in the Institute Hall, for the benefit of the Orphans of St. Peter's School, is meeting with a very favorable at tendance from the many friends of tbe Or phans. Tlie well filled tables of refresh ments and usefbl articles have succeeded In attracting maDy purchasers, so that should the patronage continue as it, has begun, there will be a very neat sum realized. There 1 b now tn exhibition at the fair a beautiful Irish flag, which Is one of the finest, if not the finest of its kind In this country. This will doubtless be the only time the flag will be on exhibition before the close of tbe fair; all who can should avail themselves of an opportunity to see it. BURGLARY. A DARING ROBBERY IN TAYLOR STREET CAPTURE OF THE SUPPOSED BURGLAR. Last evening, Phoebe Caulk and her brother John, both colored, were arrested, and brought to the police station, charged with burglary, but the former was dis charged. Thu particulars of the affair are as follows : Herald Rice, who lives on Taylor street, has had put away in a strong box, in an up per room in his house a little sum of money which he has saved up from time to time. Phoebe Caulk, who has lived in another part of the same house, left on Tuesday, and now resides on Ureeleystreet. Before she went away she shifted the sash from the window frame of the room where the money was kept, but it was replaced by Rice, who suspected that robbery was In tended. Thro be then sent her brother John back, he said, to obtain some articles which his sister had left In the room, and he also shifted the window sash, but it was again replaced, and Rice supposed that he had se curely fastened it, and bis money was safe. He went up last evening about six o'clock and ail was safe, hut in about an hour he heard a thud against, the side of the house whPio the window was and retreating footsteps. Upon hastening to the room he found his strong box broken open and his money gone. Examining tbe side ot the liouve he discovered that tbe gate had been taken from its hinges and placed against the side of the house. It had been made use of as a means of entering the house. He im mediately had the brother and sister arrest ed, but did not appear against tlie former. The boy will he given a bearing this morn mg CITT COUNuIL. regular session—the police bill council REFUSES TO TAKE IT UP—POST PONEMENT OF SALARY BILL—ELECTION OF FIRE WATCH—PROPOSALS FOR LIGHT ING THE STREET LAMPS—ORDERS, AC. City Council met in regular session last evening, President Lichtenstein In the chair. A petition from the Water Committee, in behalf of Mr. Baird, asking for damages for Ihjurics received by him in laying water pipes, was read. The committee reported in favor of allowing Mr. Baird. (23.00. Adopted. The report of the Police Committee con firming the appointment of Daniel B. Wood ward as prison-keeper, was adopted. The Committee from the fire company, ou its petition asking for a loan of (3000, re ported adversely. Adopted. Special Committee on the invitation to Mayor and Council from the A. U. church to supper, reported that arrangemenls for it had been completed. Adopted. The Law Committee, on the petition of D. H. Coyle, asking for the removal of bay irom the premises of John McCall, reported that the ordinanoe now pending provided a law allowing its removal. Adopted. A Special Committee on the ordinance for reducing the salaries of City Officers, re ported that they could not agree, and re quested to he discharged.' Adopted. The resolution offered at the last meeting, by Mr. Hayes, approving the opinion of the City Solicitor, in regard to Abe expenses of the City Hospital, which by an act of the Legislature should not exceed (2,000, taken up, and after a long and full discus sion, was lost, only three gentlemen voting for Its adoption. The City Treasurer's report showed the following amount In bank of (63,238.72: of this sum (40,840 was to the credit of Cool Spring Reservoir; for Current Expenses 83,109.05; and for the redemption of bonds 8700. The report of the Street Commiesloner stated that 56 men and 15 horses and carts t employed; and the Chief Engineer of Water Department 15 men and 0 carts, at the Cool Spring Reservoir, 4; Water Works, 11. The following petitions and communica tions were read and referred: From the Third Ward, from Messrs. Springer, Morely, Qause, Hollingsworth and others, asking for a gas-lamp on the corner of Third and Orange Streets. From the Sixth Ward, from P. Riely, F. Plunkett, and E. Mclnall, asking for the curbing and paving of Eleventh street, from Jefferson to Madison. From the Ninth Ward, from E. G. Short was a It a were the at ledge and others, complaining of the condi tion of Yandever avenue. From Patrick Maroney, Tenth Ward, ask ing for damages for the loss of a horse; which had been killed by falling into a trench. A resolution providing for the appoint ment of a committee of three gentlemen to procure a band, to be at their disposal from 11:30 o'clock to night 'till 12 o'clock to morrow morning. Adopted- 16 voting for it and 3 against it. Col. Febiger, called up the ordinance regulating salaries; a point of order was raised by Mr. Mclntire, objecting to it, as the ordinance had not been referred to the Committee on Law. The President decided against Mr. Mclntire. Mr. Mclntire further stated that as the special committee failed to the ordi as special committee failed to agree, the ordi nance could not be read. The matter was moved to be laid over for one week, and 100 copies printed for the use of members. Mr. Taylor movel that the ordinance re lai ing to the increase of the police force be read. The motion was lost. The following proposals for lighting the city gas lamps during the coming year were received, and referred to a committee with power to act: Samuel Kelly, (2,285; Michael Kelly, S3,150: Samuel Powel, $2,200; George tv. Phillips, $2,300; James Fletcher, $2,700; A. J. Peterson, 12,340; H. W. Moore, 5th district, $1,350; Jerry Williams, $2,700; Sl id ni Slocum, western part of the ally, (1,250; Antoe Tateman & Son, (2,850; Mat Malo ney, $2,150; Jim Henson, $2,900, C. C. Carpenter, $1,890 ; Geo. R. Benson, 32,957; Thomas Laiue, $2,000; Lewis P. Henry, $0,000 ; Henry P. Fletcher, 12, 500 ; Gus Schoefleld, $2,415 ; Alex. Cum mins, $2,160; James White, $3,175; James O'Neil, $2,375 ; Morris Fagan, $1,888 ; Adolphus A. Way, $2,199 ; Edwin Green, 81,092.50; Robt. Cloud, $2,800; E. Bar tarn, $1,975 ; JE. Barton, 2nd 'district, 8650 ; do. do. for the whole city, (2.247 ; E. R. Williams, Southern district, $469 , G. Richardson, $2,700 ; Hiram W. Moore, 82,600; Jno. W. Wise, $2,400; James MeOory, West Market street, $1,172 ; James McCoy, for whole city, $2,350; Geo! H. Jackson, 82,100; Martin Peters, $3,000; Morris Fagau, $l,875:Williain W. Nicholas $2,000; W. Sweeney, *12,475; Robt. Bruce, 81.78 0: Robt. Brute, first two districts, $■'90; Edw. Grain, $1,875; H. T. Hugle. Four li district, $450; II. T. Hugle, whole city. $2,000; Alex Cummins, $1,975; Jim. II. Flamer, $3,600; Wm. T. Davis, $2,700; J. T. Bernar, 82,110, Jacob P. Wiser, $1,900; Jumcs Maharty, Third district, $1,300, whole city $1,965; James Lewis, $2,500. The following proposition for furnishing the city with coal oil were received and re ferred to the Lamp Committee, with power to act: From Wm. Allen, at 14% cents per gallon, and from A. L. Ross, at 15 do. For laying the submerged water pipes, the following proposals were also received and referred to the Water Committee with power to act: From Joseph Hyde, at $16 per lineal foot; John H. Rhodes, at $21 do. and from Robert C. Hicks, at $15.25. ' Anselection for fire watch to serve during the ensuing year, resulted in a choice of Mr. Seth Stewart. On the committee for securing the service of the band, mentioned above, the Presi dent appointed the following gentlemen: Messrs. Taylor, Lynch, Johnsou and Down ing. A communication from the Board oi Education, relating to the expenses of that body, and the appropriation of Council, presented by Mr. Mclntire, and read. A reeolution|requcstlng Mayor Whiteley not to enforce the ordinance, to-day and to morrow, prohibiting the use of fire-arms. Adopted. During the evening the following orders were directed to be drawn: Allen Ruth, $163.75; D. H. Coyle, $435, 35, F. L. Gilpin,$54.22; Mr. Burke, $28.00, for was MINOR LOCALS. Freight trains, Nos. 2, 3, 20, 80 and 58, aDd the .Wilmington and Lamokln extras on the P., W. &B.R. R. t will not be run to-morrow. This evening service will be held Id the Unitarian Church. The pastor, Rev Mr. Israel will preach a sermon appropriate to the occasion. An annual meeting of the Farmers' Asso ciation w ill be held in the second story of the telegraph building, Third and Market streets, to-morrow. New Year's day, by the law of this State, (s now a legal heliday. The banks will ac cordingly be closed, and notes, premiums, insurances, &c. should be paid to-day. This evening the Brandywine Catholic Literary Society will give a grand ball in the Rokeby Hall. The ladles and gentle men are most cordially invited to be pres ent,. - I Yesterday morning a band of gypsies, with a number of wagons, horses and dogs passed down King street to Front, and on out to Robinson's Woods, where they will probably remain a few days. James Barber, collector of the oyster tax, publishes a list of boats licensed to plant /and dredge for oysters In Delaware Bay. ifrora March 1st, to November 6tb, 1875. The number of boats engaged in the trade is 07, and 'he amount of license fees received is »8,540.81. Ex-Governor Ponder, of this city, has made arrangements to enter Into the whole sale grain commission business, He has opened an office in room No. 13, at the P. W. & B. R. R., where he will give his per sonal attention to the business. Branch offlees have already been opened In various parts of the Peninsula, an<> consignments of grain received will be shipped direct to New York by rail. Mr. Ponder has had considerable experience in the grain trade, and will no doubt aucceed in establishing a large business here. OUR CRIMINAL RECORD. Yesterday Constable Woodward captured, in this city, W. E. Lutz, who Is a fugitive from Philadelphia justice, he having taken a $100 bill which a hotel keeper in the for mer city, J. W. Heldny, had given him to procure change with, aud decamped with It . The prisouer signified his willingness to go to Philadelphia with the officer, and was taken up In the afternoan, to appear before a magistrate of that city. A PLEASANT REUNION. On Weduesday, the 29th Inst., there was at the residence of Ex-Governor Wm. H. Ross, near Seaford, a reunion of those voters of Seaford and vicinity who sup ported the Ex-Governor, when he was elected in November, 1850. Notwithstand ing the inclemency of the weather, which prevented many of the more aged and In firm from turning out, there was a goodly assemblage present. A bountiful dinner was served at three tables in two rooms, at which the usual toasts were drank and speeches made. The gathering was not po litical, as all political parties were repre sented. Everybody saemed to enjoy them selves before separating, which they did at an early hour in the moruing. AMUSEMENTS. THE CAROLINE RICUINQS OPERA TROUPE. This company will appear in this city on Tuesday, January 4th, in the charming opera of "The Rose of Tyrol." The Boston Journal of December 7th, in speaking of the performance in that city says : "Mrs. Carol ine-Richings'Bernard, who is the same brilliant and conscientious artist the public has known in opera and concerts in years past, is at the head of this musical combination, and among the other vocalists arc Mrs. Henri Drayton, MIsb Jessie Bart lett, Mr. Pierre Bernard, the well-known tenor, Mr. John J.Benltz,a baseoof marked ability, and Mr. William F. Holmes. All the vocalists were attired in antique dress, and some of the costumes were exceedingly elegant." THEODORE TILTON. Only one day yet remains for persons to secure tteir seats for the lecture, " The Problem of Life," to be delivered by Mr. Tilton in the Grand Opera House to-mor row evening. This lecture is highly spoken of by the press, and has been heard by crowded houses wherever delivered. In speaking of it, the Syracuse "Courier" says: "It was the most elequentj scholarly and erudite lecture ever delivered in this city. It was a literary treat, such as it seldom falls to tlie lot of mortals to enjoy. Many w ho came through curiosity, perhaps to censure, remained to praise, spell-bound by the grand ideas and truths which fell so thick and fast: item the orator's lips. BLIND TOM, Thc sightless wonder, is truly a remark able phenomenon, one of Nature's practical jokes on humanity. He has musical genius enough for a regiment, aud must have been formed ont of nothing hut harmonic dust. His whole body, every nerve aud muscle, seems Instinct with harmony. The musical sounds that enter hi6 ears seem to Imprint themselves on bis brain as a likeness D im printed on the photographer's plate, and he reproduces them at will, Some parts of Blind Tom's performances are very laugh able! and those who don't appreciate the music get their money's worih of fun. This extraordinary genius will appear In this city on the evening ot January oth. Tickets can he secured from Boughman, Thomas & Co., six days in advance. MRS. DREW, Mrs. Drew and the best portion of her Arch," Philadelphia, visited us last evening, and give a realy fine performs.n e, or rather iieriormances. Both the short comedy " Leap Year," and the concluding faree, " Simpson & Co.," were well suv •alnedbythe company, Mrs, Drew, Miss Usss Gcorgus and Hemple, lo, drew frequent applause from the fine Audience -present. The success of the en gagement will probably encourage them to visit Wilmington agaid soon. fine stock company from the as they always It's nice to be a French politician's wife. Comtesse de Renneville, wife of the De pity, attends the sessions of the AssemUv rrgularly, and appears in a now hat every day, ^ J RMHOROTR. THE NEXT SEASON—INTERESTING ITEMS A HOOT THE FXiriHSnA RBfOHT—A WILMINGTON LADT TO TAU OHAMI OF THX NEW HOTEL—THE FIWIHSULA OAMP MEETING. Dr. Dswsob, the efficient Superintendent of the Reboboth Camp Meeting Association, has bean In the city for some days past looking after the Internta of the aaeoda tion, and collecting monies due. He says that the affairs of the association are in e very promising condition, and the season next year, from present indications will be the most successful of Its existence. The hotel project, which the Baltimoreans last season talked of and for the erection of the building of which ! 13,000 have been subscribed will probably be abandoned. It Is quietly reported that the projectors of the scheme have become somewhat die pleased and dissatisfied with the refusal of the Board of Directors to allow proper amusements, in the shape of ten pin alleys and dancing. Mr. Hooper, of Baltimore, however, says that tbs subscription of $18, 000 baa not been withdrawn and is bona The new hotel, which Mr. Bright, of this city has erected, has also interfered with this projeet, end rather taken the wind on: the sails of the Baltimoreans. Tbs betel, Dr. Dawson says is a much finer one then the old Surf House, end has double the ca pacity, only lacking four rooms. The boose will be under the managament of Mrs. Gnsbb of this city, the wife of the proprietor of Grubb's hotel, st Front end Market streets. The proprietorship wss offered to Mrs. Keene, who formerly managed the Boil' House, but ee she expects to have her bands full during the Centennial year, at bar boarding house In thlabity, she declined the offer. In regard to the propessd Peniaecdar camp meeting, Dr. Dawson said that the Committee on iSibltc Worship bad not yet met, but that President Bright to call a meeting In a very abort time, and the preliminaries will then be arranged. The meeting will be held in this city, and as there Is much Interest being *»kt y in the matter all down the Peninsula, It la expect ed that any effort the committee will make will be heartily taken up by the preachers and laymeu of the Conference. With a new hotel, a large camp meeting in prospect, aud a new railroad, things look bright for the next season at the Peninsula watering place. flJe. tl I . SMYRNA. NOTES FROM THX TIICSS. A surprise visit was made to the M. £. Parsonage of Smyrna last Thursday eve uing. when Rev. Enoch Stubbs and family were made the reqlplents of a number of donations. Commencing on Saturday, but one train per day will be run on the Maryland and Delaware Railroad, leaving Easton at 1045 fo the morning for Clayton and leaving Clayton for Easton at 11:15 in the morning. On Monday, Dec. 30th, Drs. William W. Parvis, of Lelpslc, and I. R. McClyment, of Little Creek Landing, successfully removed by tbe aid of the knife, a fibrous tumor from the head of an infant nine old. The largest hop of the season took place at the Town Hall, Smyrna, on Tuesday eve ning. There were about forty couple*, and Price's orchestra, of Middletown, rendered the music. Some very pretty toilets ware observed among the ladles, a number of wham were from surrounding towns. The floor manager was John Wilkinson, Jr., as sisted by William Stevenson and De'uj' Clough. Committee on Invitation, Than. Jefferson and John Wilkinson, Jr. Thirty two dances were on the programme. The following Smyrna "boys" came horn* spend Christmas : Robert H. Hill, E. Mor ris Cloak, Charles R. Clements, Georg* M. Reynolds, Harry Beck, Benjamin B. Fergu son, John A. Cavender, Thomas Parrott, Thomas E. Humphreys and Lewis Clawson, all of Philadelphia; Dr. George 8. Cul brelh, U. S. Navy, Norfolk; Richard 8. Culbreth, Yale College ; Benjamin A. Haz el 1, Texas: James E. Black, of Maine, (now of Philadelphia); James Griffin, Chicago; Walter Cummins and Harry Van Geeken, of Wilmington; Frank Evans, Bridgeton, N. J. We may also name some "girls" : Miss Emma Jefferson aoff Mrs. Kate Buchanan, Wilmington; Agnts Cummins and Allie Smith, "from school." to KENT COUNTY REAL ESTATE SALMI Last Thursday Sheriff Cooper sold In Smyrna the real estate of William Culling, located In "tbe Neck," between that town and I.eipslc, as follows: The "Martin's Bridge farm," near Lelp slc, 160 acres, to Joshua Boyd, for (4,630— $29 per acre. The home farm, 90 acres, to Jouph E. Disch, fer (4,025—(44.72 per acre. The "Raymond farm," ISO eci**, to Ephraim S. Garrison, for (6,000—40 per acre. The "Marsh" or "Dutch Neck farm," of John C. Bailey, of this town, for (8,535. Total amount of sale, (17,190. . TBE METHODIST GENERAL CON FERENCE, The polity of the M. £. Church provides for the in reduction of laymen to a scat In the next General Conference, which is to *it in Baltimore May 1st, 1876. Each circuit and stations is required ta elect a delegate to what is known as an Electoral Confer ence , to set during the time of th* Annul Conferences. These Electoral Conferencea elect the two layman who are to represent the Aunual Conferences at the General Conference. The following are the delegates elected so far from Easton District to the Wilmington Electoral Conference: 8myrna, A. I'rlcc Griffith; alternate, W. W. Neleon. Smyrna Circuit, R. M. Cooper; alt., D. 8 . Clark. Appoquiuimink, Jag. Staati; alt., C. Ferguson. Galena, C. H. Layman; alt., Richard S. Knighton. Cedltou, KktharH Simmons; alt., S. H. Megee. JOTTINGS ABOUT TOWS. 0® Front street it a sign which burs tbe ^inscription, "Stevedoring.?' A country man read It yesterday, and dryly Kaarked "As I live, Steve. Doring has moved to Wilmington."