WILMINGTON. DEL., SATURDAY. APRIL 15, 1876
VOL. 1-NO. 205.
ANTED.— From Twelvs to Fifteen
hundred dollars on first mortgage,
aK* rtyWOrU, * 4 '° 00 ' ^OFFICE.
TIT ANTED.—Two first-class hands on
. IJuXBAUM^lXX, No 11E. 4th it.
«. 1n A DAY AT HOME.—Agents wanted*
Outfit and terma free. TRUE A OO.,
Augusta, Maine. _ mO-lyeod.
Ill ANTED—A seven or nine roomed
W house, centrally located. Apply at
$55 $20 KffVttrVSWS
Co, Portland. Maine. m8 lyeod
F OR RENT.—That Celebrated Hummer
Resort, Brandywine Springs,with all
the standing furniture, and stabling
iiorsea and caraiages. Apgy^^
. 4 West Seventh street,
F R RENT.—Small house and four acres
apl4-stnth-3t Eighth and Shipley ate.
■nOH RENT.—One of the beat bual
X nest stands In Wilmington, known
_ .Aadwlck'* Fountain Hotel, Ice Cream
Garden and Museum.' It is the only
cream garden in the etty. This is a oha
seldom met with. Apply to__
tyM. H. CHADWICK,
No, 907 and 9Q» W. 4th street,
janl4-tf Wilmington, Del.
-flOR SALK.—Anew superior Chlckerlng
.—Lot of nice cide
OE.EN.-Tha thief who stole the ear
ing In my wagon-house, some time in the
laftwi inMareh, would dp well to w-j
turn the same before hie name ia made
public, and save forthertroubie. '
' OpMMt LJ E. 8. PERKINS.
Loin Association will be held on Tuesday
XIOT1CE.—The first series of the Mutual
rv| Loan Association having matured, a
meeting of the member* thereof will be
. beld'on Toe -day evening next, April 18, at
• o'clock, tor the purpose of closing up Its
GEO. C. MAU8, Sec'y.
- MECHANIC'S LOAN STOCK.
To be made
i on tbe Second
. „ MORROW, Beq-,
No- 417 French Street.! |
TMNA^ NOTlCE^TAXErf'FOtt 1875.—
J? This is the last appeal we shall make to
delinquent* for Illy'and School TAxes for
1875; bills having been rendered and called
fir several time*, and notices sent by postal
, ward. Some few have paid no attention to
these requests while some other* have pro
mised and hamnpt paid. Now, on account
of the short time we nave to settle and the
. City urging ns far the money, we are ob
liged from necessity and for our own pro
tection, to levy on the goods and ohattels
of each delinquent, ana having commen
ced to do so, .we win continue to make
levies ana ten until the taxes are paid.
Those having no property and who are not
able to pay, will pleaM call at the Colleo
»or*' Office and make satisfactory arrange
ment* and to those who are able to pay ana
will not, we say that we do not intend
to pay for them, and we atk them to give
thfa their attention. If they do not pay
there 1* nothing for us to do but pay
elty taxes or take them to jail, and the
ter we will pc
Office No. 10
Market and King.
HOnrs from 8 o'clock a. m, to 19 m., and
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Receiver of Northern District, (including
ail north of Sixth street.
Reeelver of Southern District, (including
all south of Sixth street.
NOTICE TO REAL ESTATE OWN
THOSE WHO SELL OR TRANSFER
REAL ESTATE WILL OBLIGE TB*
UNDERSIGNED BY LEAVING A NO
TICE THEREOF AT OUR OFFICE THAT
WE MAY ASSESS IT TO THE PROPEli
Register's Oman. I
New Castle County, March 21, IMA I
Upon the application of Levi A. Berto
le te, Administrator o' Dillon Hutchinson,
late ot Wilmington Hundred tn the aald
County, deceased; it Is ordered and direct
ed by the Register that the Administra
tor aforesaid give notice of the granting of
Letters of Administration upon the estate
of the deoeased, with the date of granting
thereof, by earning advertisements to be
posted within forty daye from the date of
such letters, In tlx of the most public places
of the County of New Castle, requiring all
persons having demands against the Es
tate to preeent the same or abide by an act
of Assembly In eueh ease made and pro
vided. And also cause tbe same to be in
serted within the same period in the
Morning Herald, a newspaper published
in Wilmington, ana to be continued there
in three weeks, (E. O. D.)
Given nnder tbe hand and seal of office
of Register aforesaid, at New Osatle, In
New Caatle County, aforesaid, the day an>'
year above written.
S. C. BIGGS, Register.
... NOTICE I
XII persons having dam* against the
Estate of the deceased' mast nresent the
seme, dulv attested, to the Administrator
on or before March 21et, <877, or abide the
Act of Ae-embly in each case made and
v LEVI A. BERTO LATTE, i
Addnes, Winning ton, Del,
RAND OPERA HOUSE.
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY,
APRIL 18th, 19th.
MANAGER - - - JOHN D. MISHLER.
Rudolph D'Ennery and Jules Verne'u
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY
Large Dramatic Company, Large Corps do
Ballet, Gorgeous Scenery, Dazzling
Geo. Metkiff, Miss Dora Ooldthwalte,
Sam. Villa, W. IyteLMTle. Pelletier, Kl
rally Sisters, A nolu Klralfy, and others.
Sir Its transportation to this city re*
a uires two ireight cars, and Us presenta
lon a company of Fifty-eight people.
Scale of Prices, SO, 75 and Hi Reserved
Diagram opened for Secured Seats at
Boughman, Thomas A Co. apl2-6t
MONDAY, APRIL 17,
THE GREAT SOUTHERN
Over 1,000 persons ware turned awsy at
their opening performance.—"Philadelphia
Reserved Seats 75 cents, at Boughman
<9 Thomas'. apll
GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
THE SECRET OF
PROF. ETIENNE LAMBERT,
Monday, April 17th, at 8 P. M., for Ladle*
FIR8T IDIOMATIC LESSON, At 4.30 P. M.
BUFFALO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION,
TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 18, 1878.
Ticket* - -
Carriage* may be ordered of any of the
.Ritchie's Foil Omhestra will be present.
ap7-10t i _!
- ■ »5<
b * .
jgIGHTBENTH ANNUAL BALL'
WILL UB MBBD
AT ODD FELLOWS' HALL,
j EASIER MONDAY, April IT. 1878.
Carriages may be ordered of the Com
Tickets admitting one gentleman and
two ladles 91.00. ap8-12 li> 17
JCWALB.—Will be sold at No. 814
lay. April 18tb
.ilt 2 o'clock,
og. to olose out
'thp stock consisting of rib
gimps, ao d » variety Of other
InSfc, at 10, ft
XBCUTRIX SALE.—Will be *old at No.
!l 911 West Front street, on Saturday,
rll 99d, at the ahop of the late Myers
yes. a so eased, at 6 o'clock P. M., one
SM?jases"" r -'' iu ' o "
,- m , one ditto,
d U wVthout re
long, all mw, andwll l pe so
serve tO esttle up the setote (
Thos. mT Ogle, Auctioneer.
lot of land, with *WO atone house* thereon,
situate on south Mde of Front atreat, ad
joining Philip Plankett and ether*, having
a front of 99 foet 7 inehea,
southerly between parallel Mnea, at that
I foet 4 Inehea.
ipK.—Wlil be eoM at
Dm Auction Room of
- —nj-1, Nil. Ill Bast Fourth
t. on Wednesday, April 29, 1878, at
o'cloek. P. M„ the Hotel Property, Noe. 14
and 18 East Second sti eet, between Market
and streets, Wilmington, Delaware.
Itfe one of the beet standi, for any kind of
business, within the oity limits. Terms
91,700, cash; balance can remain on the pro
perty for a number of year*.
apll-14t JOHN LEONARD.
h. W. Stidh am A Son, Auctloners.
OTKL AT A
bile sale, at
S piritualism.—go consult lady
F lorence, the Wonderful Seer and
Clairvoyant, tbe seventh daughter of the
seventh daughter. She oan be consulted at
the Lafayette Hotel, corner of Ninth and
Shloley streets, a short time only.
Gives advice on all business matters.
Telia of lost and stolen property. Tells
lovers, and the name of the person you are
to m*rry. Fee, <1- All letter* answered
S iomptly by enclosing 91 and etaUiy,
lours from v a. m, to 10 p. m, apU-lm
A Business Section—Pund* for Eroding
BO. * School—Mr. Hanna Elodod Chief
Engineer of tho Eire Vopartmont-Mr.
Hay** Bodyn* and Mr. Pyle Blotted
in Mo Piaoo, Be.
City Council met in adjourned session,
loot evening, President Lichtenstein in the
chair. Every member wee In hie seat.
The City Treasurer reported a balance in
bonk to the credit of the city of <58,101 Ot
to follows: Cool Spring Reservoir,
<87,201.<8; Current Expenses, 118,119 60:
Redemption of Bonds, <700.
'The Street Commissioner reported fortf
fonr men and eleven horeea bud carts ot
The Chief Engineer of the Water Depart
ment, reported 133 men and |two horses
and cart* at work, as follows: Cool
SpriDg Reservoir, 60 men and two borons
and cart, construction of pipe 50 men,
Water Department, 17 men. The Chief
Engineer explained that by the transfer of
certain men from the COHSttUCtlon of pipe,
there Was really but 80 men on the pay
roll, and at work.
The following petition* were presented,
and referred to the proper committees: :
For a lamp at Eleventh and Madison
streets; From the Board of Education, ask
ing that the water pipes on Walnut street
be extended between Twelfth and Thir
teenth streets, to euablethe Board to con
nect the water pipes of No 5. school with
the mains; from T. H. Ganse, asking that
Rodney street, from Pennsylvania Avenue
to Elm street, end Eleventh street, from
ROnney to Clayton streets be graded: from
Joseph DeDias, asking for the use of the
city plugs for water to be used in sprin
kling the streets; from Robert Carswell,
asking that gutter plates be placed over
the gutter at Third and Pine streets;
from the trustees of the Elm street Bap
tist church, asking that they be. allowed to
erect a frame addition to the church, fifteen
bv thirty two feet; also from James T.
Haddock and others, asking that the pe
rrom W. F. Wirt and
ew Castle county, asking
for space on King street to dispose of their
produce on market day*.
. Merick was granted a license
goods at auction in the city from April
, 1876 for one year,
Mr. McMenimen presented a deed of Wil
son street from Lobdell to A street, .which
was referred to the City Solicitor for. his
opinion, and M. M. Childs was ordered to
be paid <4 for drawing the deed.
Mr. Febeger Called up the ordinance
antlfoflMng the Issue of <7 500 worth ef
school bonds for building No. 5 School,
which was read and passed. He also called
np the ordinance to amend the ordinance
concerning certain nuisances,and the public
economy, regulating the placing of goods
boxes on the side walk*; which upon a third
reading was passed.
Mr. w. M. Canby called up the ordinance
for the amendment of the ordinance con
cerning the public economy, and certain
nuisances, regulating t oertain spaca be
tween vehicles when crossing railroad tracks
which was passed,after an Important amend
ment* having been added.
tltlon be granted;
Other farmers In N
CHIEF EVOIHEEB OF IB FIM XEFABT
On motion of Mr. Lyncn, Council pro'
ceeded to the election of a Chief Engineer
of the Water Department, and nominated
Mr. Hanna, of tb* Washington Company.
Mr. Downing nomlnatedJMr. A. D. Vande
ver, of the Fame.
Tne vote was as follows:
Vandever, - -
be ehair announced that Mr. Howard
been duly elected Chief Engineer of
the Fire Department.
An order was directed to be drawn in
favor of Puay, Scott A Co. for <90, amount
of water tax overpaid.
A note of <20,000 was authorized at
ninety days, and au order directed to be
drawn la favor of John Peoples for <20,000,
to pay a note fallingdue Monday.
An ordinance for tbe relief of G. W. Dor
sey, who wishes to tap tbe water main on
Market street at Nineteenth, granting him
that privilege was presented and read
HR. HATES RESIGNS.
Mr. Hayeathen arose, and after referring
to his proposed resignation, stated that he
wanted to place himself right before this
community. It had been his effort, during
the three years and more he had been In
the council, to do that which was economi
cal and Juit. He bad erred, perhaps, bat
if he had, it bad been unintentional. He
bad tried to do right, as far as he knew.
Tbe Democratic party had come Into
power on the issue of eeoneniy, but a suffi
cient vote had been gathered from both
sides of this chamber to defeat every meas
ure of economy.
When tbe party came in power, there was
a floating debt of something over <12,000;'
There had sinse been collected <159,605 84,
and notes discounted for <80,000. All this
had been expended, and the floating debt
of the city to-day is <105,191 40.
Mr. Paynter;—Will the gectleman please
state the condition ot the city's finances air
the same period last year as the present to
which be refers now, I think It would be
fairer. The taxes bad just been paid when
tbe Democratic party came In power, and
the condition or she finances of the city at
that time wae much bettor, apparently and
naturally, than at - any other time.
Mr.Hayes stated that he had not tba fig
ures at hand, and of course could not give
Mr. McIntyre wanted to know If Mr.
Hayes did not know that at this time last
year, the floating debt of the city was <120,
000, and now is but <80,000. Mr. Mclntlre
claimed that Mr. Hayes wanted to rule or
Mr, Hayes.—I dont Intend to be ruled
to ruin, and that 1* why I am about to
present my resignation. I have been damn
ably reviled In connection with my office
as city connefimau, which I think came
with lllgraee from certain gentlemen. ' ; '
Mr. Hayes then presented bis written ree
lgnatlon, which on motion of Mr. Mclitire
Mr. Paynter nominated Mr. Isaac C.
Pyle, to fill the vacancy, who was elected
by the following vote: Pyle, It; Blank, 7.
Messrs. Paynter, Febiger, and Taylof
were constituted a committee to examine
into Mr. Pyie's eligibility to the office of
councilman. The committee reported that
Mr. Pyle was eligible, and he was sworn in
by the Mayor, aqd took his seat.
An order for <100 33 was ordered to be
drawn in favor of James P. Hays, late
member of Council, for services as council
man, dmlrumn the Finance Committee
and Water Committee.
Mr. Mctntlre presented a series of ordi
nances as follows, which wereob motion
read twice. Tor the appointment of a
clerk of the Registry Bureau, who shall be
elected by Council on its first meeting in
May, and removed by resolution of Council
for neglect of duty or other sufficient
cause; for the appointment of a clerk In
the office of the City Auditor (with the
same provisions as the proceeding ordi
An ordinance to amend the ordinance for
the appointment of an accountant, chang
ing his salary; an ordinance amending the
oidlnance for the oTgahitsatidh of the
Water Department, changing the salary of
the Chief Engineer; an ordinance, amend
ing the ordinance defining the salaries of
the city officers, equalizing them.
An ordinance to amend, the ordinance
concerning the markets, changing the salary
of the clerk of the market.
Mr. Mdntlre stated that the object of
these ordinances was to equalize salaries of
clerks and to increase the salaries of the
auditor and clerk of the. market, and the
Chief Engineer of tho Water Department.
He stated that ths'ordinancea, if adopted,
would not entail any additional expense on
the city, probably would eut down the pre-i
sent amount paid, and moved that fifty
copies of each ordinance be printed, but
upon objection withdrew .the motion.
The Street Committee reported in favor
of granting the contract for city hauling to
R. H. Cook at 85 cents per foot. AdoptedJ
The same committee reported ih favor of
paving Delaware avenue from Clayton to
Union street, north side, and the south side
guttered from Clayton to Union street, but
adversely to the paving of the bed of the
Mr. Farrel moved that the bed of the
avenue be also paved; which was ldst.
The report of the committee was then
On motion of Mr. McMenamin, Council
adjourned to meet at half-past ten o'clock,
on Monday, at the office of the Chief Engi
neer of the Engineer's Department, to ext
plots Of certain goods and other docu
relating to city work.
Dr. X. B, Porter.
Yesterday morning, shortly after eleven
o'clock, Dr. Robert R. Porter, was stricken
down by apoplexy; at hi* residence on
French atreet above Seventh, and died ih a
very few minutes. The Doctor wa* as well
as usual early In the morning, hut com*
S lalned of being sick after a somewhat late
reakfaet, and had
few momenta, when the attack eame on.
Two fellow' physicians, Drs. Kane and
Draper, were called in, but he only lived a
few seconds after their arrival. Th£ do*
ceased was oat on Thursday, looking quit*
well, which made bis sudden death all the
more surprising to all of his acquaintances,
the rnmer of the fact not being credited for
a long time. Dr. Porter was a native of
this city, having been born here in Septem
ber, 1811, and at the time of hi* daath wa*
nearly sixty-five yeara old. Hie ancestry
dates back to an early period ia the history
of this 8tate, audit is pretty certain that
Peter Brunborg, an old Swedish settler, was
bia grandfather, a daughter of Brunborg
having been married to Rdbbft Porter, the
father of ike subject bf this sketch, whe
wa* at one tithe the editor of the Btlawart
State Journal, seme few month* since dit
Dr. Porter wa* educated at one of our
northern claasieal instlntions, and went
to Philadelphia, when but twenty-one,
to study medicine, at the Jefferson Medical
College,' and grEducated with an excellent
record, at twenty-three. For some time he
practiced in the Quaker City, and was at
one tiihe a physician in the Friends' Insane
Asylum at Frankfort, Pennsylvania. Three
yeara after having graduated, when he
wa* twenty-eix yeare of age, he came to
this city, and opened an office, an-1 re
mained up to the time of hie death one of
the most prominent physician* in the city.
For some years he bad retired from prac
ticing, and has been in feeble health. His
practice wae a lucrative one, and he has
alway* stood high in the estimation of the
profession. He was elected President of the
State Medical Society upon more than one
occasion, and has represented that society
in the National Medical Association, and
was, we believe, at one time Its Vica-Presl
Dr. Porter has not been very active In
politics, although he w*e a member of the
Council at the time J. Morton Pool wae in
that body. He was re-elected to Council
at the expiration of hit first term, bnt
did not, we believe, 1 serve any longer.
He married a daughter of the late Judge
Hall thirty years ago, and had five
children, all of whom are yet alive.
He was an aetive member of the His
torical Society, and was a Presbyterian.
The Doctor was universally respected
roughout the city, and hla sadden death
will cause universal regret. The funeral
will take place on Monday morning at
half-past ten o'clock, of which due an
nouncement will be made.
The members of the Historical Society
are requested to meet at their rooms this
lain himself down for a
Tho Orphan's Bali.
Every arrangement having been
and all the plans perfected for the grand
charity ball next Monday night, there le no
doubt that It will be a successful affair. A
concert will be given at eight o'clock, and
choice operatic selections will be performed
by Ritchie's full orchestra.
Th* Bible dais, under the auspices of the
Young Men's Christian Association, will
hold Its third meeting this evening at their
rooms. The lesson will be sonneted
Rev. F, M. Eastwood.
The Observation of Holy Week in ear City
—Service* at the Episcopal and Catholic
Episcopal Churches in
thin city are now and nave been observing
the Impressive solemnities of Holy Week, a
season which in the former church is mark
ed with imposing ceremonies.
At St. Peter's on Wednesday, Thursday,
and yesterday, the holy office of Tcnebrse
was chanted by a large number of clergy
men and choristers.
It Is called the Office of the Tenebrte from
that Latin word which signifies darkness,
for, toward the and of the chanting all the
lights used are extinguished, both to ex
press the deepest mourning and in memory
of the darkness which covered the whole
earth at our Lord's crucifixion. The noise
which is made by the clergy at the end of
the office, by beating a little the desks or
books, and the ground with the hands and
feet, represents the earthquake and the
splitting of the rocks in the convulsive
agonies which even inanimate nature felt
at the death of the Son of God.
The ceremony proper may be described
In the triangular candlestick, placed on
the left ot epistle side of the high altar, are
set fifteen candles, seven on each side and
one on the top. The eattdleS on each side
are put out, one after every Psalm, begin
ning from the lowest towards the Gospel
side, then on the opposite. After these
fourteen; the white candle on the top being
left burning While the Stmdietut is sang,
the six candles on the altar are put out, one
after each verse. At the beginning of the
verse, after the Smedictue, the white can
dle la taken down from the top of the trl
angular candlestick and hid under the altar,
whilst the Mleerm Psalm and prayer are
recited) after which it la brought out again.
The candles to he Used are not to be white,
or be made of'blanched wax, blit of com
mon or yellow wax aa the ancient Roman
"Ceremonial of Bishops" prescrlpes; be
cause such are used by the Church in times
of penance or mourning whenever she
makes use of purple or black ornaments.
But the candle placed on top of the triangu
lar candlestick is in most dioceses white,
because It represents Christ Himself. This
number of candles, and the manner of
placing them and gradually extinguishing
them, Is a very ancient rite, and occurs In
a manuscript copy of the old "Roman
Order" (of the divine office) of the seventh
century, published by MabUllon.
The usual holy week services have been
held at the other Catholic and Episcopal
To-morrow being Eastes Sunday, the ex
ercises at the church will be of a more elab
orate character than usual. All the Epis
copal and Cathpiic churches have been
decorated, and preparations made for the
celebration of the day.
We have only space to present the pro
gramme .in two of the representative
churches of the city, of either denomina
tion, from which oar readers may gain
an idsa of the order of exercises in each.
As beretofere the Choif of Trinity chapel
haVS prepared music Of a high order of ex
cellence for the Easter festival, and they
will undoubtedly render it In snch a man
ner aa to delight the lovers of classical
church music. We understand that their
selection* on this odCHSion are chiefly from
Dr. Tuekerman, and in addition, anthems
fropa Bra. Elvey and Allen.
The bouts of service are, at half past six
o'clock, an early fcelebratfon of tho Holy
Communion, at half past tan o'clock the
full festival ritual of the Episcopal church.
In the afternoon there will bo carol sing
ing, folowed by the evening prayer and the
administration of baptism'; and in the even
ing a spebial service at which some of the
morning music will be repeated.
The programme of music, is as follows:
Opening Anthem, . . Allen.
Easter Anthems, . LordMorrlngton.
TeDenm, ... Dr. Tuekerman.
Benediotns, . . . Dr. Tuekerman.
Nicene Creed, . . Dr. Tuekerman.
Introit; . . . Dr. Tucker.
Gloria, 1 , , Dr. Tuekerman.
Anthem, • . i Sir J G. Elvey.
Communion Service, . Dr. Tuekerman.
At St. Peter's Catholic Church, corner of
Sixth and West streets, the sermon will be
conducted by Bishop Becker, Celebrant, as
sisted by Rev. Father McGrane as Deacon,
and Geo. Bradford as sub-deacon; Rev. J.
A. Lyons, master of ceremonies.
The following Is the morning's
gramme: Sermon by the Bishop, Farmen's
Mass in "B" flat. Eyrie, by Miss Mary
Monaghan; Soloa in the Gioriae and Credo
by Mia* McGee; solos in the Sand us, and
Agnus Del, Miss Crumlish.
Duette in Agnus Del, Miss Mary Ryan
onagan; tenor, basses, N.
The Catholic and
Gibbon and Henry" Muller, Offertory "Re
gina Corli" by Roeewlg.
eeven. Chant Pealme 1
by Doe Santo*, Tantlne Ergo, by Roast.
Tbe exercteee In the other Catholic and
Episcopal churches will somewhat resem
ble those at St. Peter's and Trinity Chapel,
although tbe mueic will not be eo elaborate.
services will consist of
vespers at balf-past
Last evening Mr. Hanna, of tbo Washing
ton Fire Company, who had ' just been
elected Chief Engineer of the Department
by Council, was serenaded by friends, to
which he filllngly responded.
A party of the friends of Mr. Mark P ed
rlck, who on Thursday was married to one
of Wilmington's fair daughter*, serenaded
him at bia residence on Fifth street, above
A few minutes previous to the above
Fifth street, above Washington, was made
hideous by strains from the jaws of an im
provised horse-fiddle, accompanied by a
chorus ot sleigh bells, horns and triangles.
During the evening several other occur
rences of a like nature traneplred.
State School Superintendent.
Governor Cochran ha* re-appointed the
present incumbent, Mr. Groves, of Smyrna,
to tbe position of State Superintendent of
Public Schools. Mr. Groves has made an
excellent officer, and hie re-appointment
Will give great satisfaction.
One of tbe car* of the City Passenger
Railway ran off tbe track yesterday morn
f Broome street,
lag, in i,he neighborhood oi
causing a slight detention.
A Maevni* Hell to be Erected—The Town
Election loot Saturday—Ecur Black •
[From our Special Correspondent.]
Newport, Del., April 14.
We think this town is Improving as fast
as any in the State. In the last four years,
since the erection of Marshall A Co's, rol
ling mill, a great many new buildings have
been erected. The Episcopalians have fin
ished a handsome little ehapel, and the
spirit of improvement seems to be In the as
The town election was held on Saturday
last, and resulted In the choice of the fol
lowing officers, who will be recognized as
wide-awake, thoroughgoing business meb,
and who will always keep tho Interests of
the town In view:
Assessor—Dr. Alex. Irons.
Treasurer—S. W. Johnson.
Commissioners—Joseph W. H. Watson,
Lewis Welden, J. W. Snltcher, John A.
Crouston, Thos. J. Hanna. The last named
gentleman was elected in place of Robt. C.
Armstrong Lodge, A. Y. M., of this
place, has since its organization been
meeting in the top story of the old stone
house near the Christiana bridge, but the
members have awakened to the necessity of
procuring a hall larger and more conveni
ently located. They have accordingly been
collecting subscriptions for the purpose of
erecting a building that will be an orna
ment to the town. Thus far they have
over <4500 subscribed, and expect before
long to have enough to commence opera
Mr. John Simpson, Jr., has opened a new
blacksmith shop in our midst, and we are
pleased to see that he is liberally patron
The Morning Herald is always wel
come here, and has quite a large circula
tion. The people buy It because they are
enabled to get all the telegrapic news of
the dailies of the larger cltlea, for the low
price of one cent, ana It comes three hours
On Monday evening, this celebrated
troupe of negro minstrels will appear (U
the Grand Opera House, and give one of
their excellent performances, which, if any
thing like that previously given* by them,
will certainly be worthy of a visit from all.
Their programmes are always selected
with care, and acted with a faithfulness
that is at once true to that which it is giv
en to represent.
Around the World in SO Bay*.
On next Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings this wonderful dramatic event will be
presented to the people of Wilmington In
the Grand Opera House, with all the mag
nificent scenery and brilliant agting
has characterized its presentation
both hemispheres aa something so far supe
rior to the usual run of theatricals as to
command extraordinary attention. In
Philadelphia, it was presented daily, to
crowded bouses, at the Walnut Street The
atre, for over two months, with a grand
success. In New York It had a longer and
more successful career than even in Phila
delphia. In London It created a terrible
furore ; and, being Iranslalcd into French,
set Paris fairly wild. Ii. has been produced
in all the principal cities of this country,
and now that it ia coming to Wilmington,
there is no doubt but what our people wili
give it a fitting reception. The diagram ia
now open at Messrs. Boughman, Thomaa &
Co.'s, where seats may be obtained.
The Bout Cattle Election.
A correspondent reviews the result as fol
Of course there are' those who criticise
i.be result—first, because Republicans were
elected; aud, secondly, because a man who
is ineligible on accouiit of short residence—
two years being required—is elected. It
lias been remarked, however, that these
objections come chiefly fl'om those who
either formed or supported a ticket, made
In secret, lust year, upon which were two
Republicant and two persons who were in
eligible lor the same reason that Mr.
Hoopes is. Mr. Vollum, a sojourner, who,
being discharged from his clerkship with
the Foster's soon after the election, Imme
diately left the .State, was both a Republt
(havlng been a member of the conven
tion that nominated Dr. Jump)and ineligi
ble; yet he participated with Democrat* in
the private meeting that nominated himself
and another Rcpnbllcan for Council. And
Mr. Holcomb, who was elected, Is not now,
at the expiration of his term, eligible under
the charter, for he has lived in the city only
since. But In I act there it not a man In New
Cattle eligible to office under the charter.
It is only a little over a year since the Leg
islature passed the charter, and no man has
resided in the city of New Castle two years.
The precedent of making our municipal
elections non-partisan was made by the
" leaders" of both parties last year. If It Is
wrong, who Is to blame ?
To-day wo display to the public a large
beautiful collection of flue and
medium grade ciething, which we poai
tlvely claim to excel any stock in the city
in point of workmanship, fit, durability,
lowness of prices. Our etsabliahment is
known to do nothing unfair In any case,
which has gained for us so much custom
that we must truthfully confess our busi
ness Is large, which always gives the cus
tomer the advantage of buying fresh goods.
It ia always understood without any distinct
agreement that if articles fail to please they
can at any time be returned. Polite atten
tion given to everybody. L. E. Waterman,
. W. corner Fifth and Market streets.
A Penin*ula]Relic in Baltimore.
An interesting relic from Talbot county,
Maryland, has turned up in Baltimore. It
is in the family of Mr. Albert Bruscup, and
is in tho Bhae of a gourd, which was raised
in 1714 by Mr. John Kmmerson, at that
lima * resident of Talbot county, and has
since then been transmitted Mi rough suc
cessive generations of his own family. The
gourd is carved, and la now highly colored
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