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stranger than fiction.
.From the San Franctsoo Chronicle ]
'f .tie battle of the Wilderness Gen
let out to follow the United forces,
ral Lce ,f„„ nne i Cronan with others to bury
ta?i :' S d and care for the wounded Among
^ ii«l on the Confederate side was a
Smith, who had lost an arm in
»*'VATe d and was strongly suspected of
1 Union spy. A councilor officers
^.Ulto decide the status of the sus
,;li i, then Cronan, dissatisfied with the
A he gave of himeclf, insisted on his
", Vhnt ^ Smith, cool, bold, and astute,
" ironted'the council with the air of an
Sired man, i*oiuted to hts shattered arm,
• "Was it thus that spies ex
" ,i ie behests of their employers? Was
"'.I with spies to bear the brunt of bat
" 6 Was it thus that Lee expected the
nr,if., derate wonnded to lie treated. Col
i Cronan retorted by observing that,
'1 not in.frequently mingled In battle to
* l susuielon; that the accused had been
Steeled in making inquiries respecting the
movements of commanders, which at the
S - were calculated to arouse suspicion,
Sltat Anally hi* explanation ot these
{luieinus circumstances was doubtful aud
J. iM ietorv. At last a vote was taken as
K guilt, wlileh resulted in Ills acquittal,
r n in casting his ballot for condemnation.
''The for 1 uiie of war" changed, the stars
Lfihe Union were in the ascendant, and the
Lfnlerales were pressed on all sides by
r ant and if befell Cronan to taste the blt
L iifeol war he was captured and sent with
„ht, others to Florida, where they were
tried by colored soldiers. The prisoners
[relieved from the toil of war occupied them
lielves with plotting to effect their escape.
The colored women around the prison,
strange as II may appear, were, the most de
Joted friends. They procured for them all
omlorts they could command, gave
tt |) the intelligence they could obtaiu,
S' in short, were'the confidents, advisers,
and' secret messengers ol the prisoners.
Constantly plotting, maiiteuvreing, dissim
ulatin'', the piisoners occupied themselves
for two months, when one night, at a sig
nal from their female friends, they resolved
In try fortune. It was midnight, and bltiek
at Erebus. Haiti poured down in a deluge,
the l Ininder crashed, the angry and iuces
Mt Ib'litning rent the sky, illuminating
the heavens with a momentary glow of lurid
light, and then abysmal darkness enveloped
the earth. It was one of those awful nights
when nature cowers, and the bravest expe
rience an undefined sentiment, of feur. The
American race is naturally superstitious,
anil it was no wonder that the colored
gnur.ls became dlrclict and took to cover.
This was the moment for the captives.
Prostrating: themselves on the ground they
wriggled, snake-like, by slow and silent,
movement toward the guards, with bated
breath and glaring eyes. Through the
thick darkness they could barely see them
scatiered here and there in the shelter oi
tree* anil other objects which afforded se
curity from the remorseless storm.
Noislcssly they crept on. When they wero
within three feet of the sentinels they paus
ed to concert simultaneous actioD, and then
with a sudden bound they sprang on them,
disarmed and gaged them, and then held a
council as to their next procedure. It was
a fearful crisis in a desperate adventure.
Sonic ciWmselled tying the guards to trees to
prevent them from spreading the alarm ;
Olliers to put them to death as a more effica
cious means of insuring their silence;
while Cronan, with characteristic originali
ty, proposed to seize the guards as fugitive
slaves, ;wlio were beyond the pale oi law
aud protection, and to carry them off to Cu
ba. This was exactly the kind of plan to
secure the concurrence of his desperate com
panions. They |caught the idea at once,
and marched "the Jt.lred and gaged colored
soldiers down to the seaside, seized a
schooner in the harbor, and by daylight
sailing for Havana with their late
guards tied down in the vessel's hold as
Arrived at Havana,
'I 1 '
lei
f
were
marketable slaves,
they sold tbe schooner and their seven
"alaves" for $2,700, which sum being; even
1» i'livlded, Cronan with his share of tlie
spoil come back to the South, got married
ami went into business with a partner In
New Orleans. Nemesis pursued the evil
doer, and Cronan, .Instead of attending to
hii business, took to gambling as a more
rapid as well as a more easy way of recruit
ing Ids shattered fortunes. Losing in play
he drew surrcpitiously from the funds of
the firm, hoping by turn of luck in cards 1
he able to restore the abstractedtooney and
thus save bis honor.
But Nemesis would not have it thus. The
revengeful goddess decreed that lie should
'Iraiii the cup of bitterness to the dregs.
When tlie guilty man saw detection at
hand, rattier than abide hts fate or seek re
fnge in suicide, lie left liis wife and friend
and business aud took flight, arriving in
Sun Francisco in 1860.
Cronan was in every way an extraordin
ary man—tall, of soldierly bearing, and of
line presence, lie was withal highly accom
plished. A brilliant conversationalist arid
splendid linguist, he could converse Iri
bench, Spanish, Italian and German, as
wdl as in English aud Celtic. He was also
.'mathematician, could steer a ship, con
struct a fort on the most approved princi
ples of engineering; was an architect,
nuchlnest, excelled in chfrngraphy, was
lirsr-class bookkeeper, a musician, a singer,
and a skilful feucer—in short, he was in
many respects a second Admiral Crichton.
Hr arrived Id San Francisco without a Uol
lar, mil was glad to get a job at shoveling
fund. Willi his other natural qualities and
'I'Ultlications he was gifted ViJUffw cheerlui,
hopeful disposition, which nothing could
distu.b. He did very well at sand shovel
ing, and, though ambitious, was content.
When tie had beon about three months
the city ho begun to make acquaintances,
' : "t among tlie hoodlum classes, hut witli
"Spectable merchants, who, it is needless
"* say, admired his versatile powers, and
1 'solved to help him when opportunity
0 Hired. He was initialed Into organlza
tionf. and clubs in tho city, which widened
'He circle of his acquaintance, and Cronan
understood the tact and art of making tlie
most, of the circumstance.
An advertisement appeared in one of tho
morning papers from the Anatomical Mu
ceuin, on Montgomery street, calling for
Person to translate into English the French
inscriptions on specimens Just, delivered
file museum, such translations to be written
■** a good legible hand. Cronan applied
the job and got it. He was paid $10 a day
*or tho work and gave tho utmost satisfac
tion to ids employer. It would be suppos
i"g something beyond human nature
tlduk that he was in a hurry to get through
with the job. Whenever he completed
dozen translations or so his fertile imagina
tion would suggest some Improvement
the work. His employer, who knew very
well he could make tbe|public pay for It
when his museum was opened, readily
adopted even suggestion, and Cronan,
the
0
attng fast. In fact, he thought Nerascas
had forgotten all about him. But she was
on hla tracks still. Ono morning he was
strolling up Montgomery street, jingling
his gold in his pockets and ruminating
whether he should try a game of cbancc
once more or put on the arm of virtuous
resolution and keep aloof. If he won he
could go back to his wife in New Orleans,
pay his debts like a man, and resume busi
ness with Ills friend; but then, again, if he
lost—ah, there was the difficulty! While
pondering in this way he reached the cor
ner of Post street, where two or three men
happened to be standing, engaged in con
versation. As he was urushiug past, one
of them lifted his hat.
"Ah, Colonel," said he "you here, eh?
'Tis some time since we
Glad to see you.
met."
"Really, my dear sir-"
"You don't know me, eh? interrupted the
stranger."
"I have some vague recollection ol you,
returned Cronan, out can't place you just
at this moment.
"Let me aid your memory," observed the
l)o you remember tbe Wilder
stranger.
ness!"
"I should thiuk so," replied Cronan,
still cudgelling his brains.
"Do you remember the one armed man
you wanted to have shot as a Union spy?
said the stranger, flaunting the armless
sleeve in the other's face.
"Certainly, sir, certainly," returned Gro
nan, quickly, but without the change ot a
muscle. "You are the man, 1 believe. Your
name is Smith, if I don't forget."
"You don't forget. That's my name.
And now, my dear Colonel, Hiuce you re
member my name you must also remember
that you owe me a reckoning."
"Anything you wish," returned Cronan,
promptly.
"Well, then," resumed Smith,
lenge you to mortal combat, it is moon
light, aud we must meet to-night, as I
have .urgent business which call me else
where."
That evening at eight the parties met
three blocks to the north of Laurel Hill
Cemetery. Cronan went alone, the only
friend in whom lie could confide being
absent from the city. Revolvers were the
and Cronan fell at the first, ex
Tlie blood oozed from his
*1 eh al
weapons
change of shots,
side, avid he was apparently dangerously,
if not fatally wounded. Smith aud bis
friends thought him hopelessly Injured, and
to conceal the deed, wipe out all truce ol
the encouuter, and thus prevent tedious and
unpleasant investigation, they carried him
to Meiggs' wharf and threw him in and lelt
him. The friend, on returning to the city
aud missing Cronan,acquainted Bixor seven
mutuals friends of the circumstanco that
Cronan had left him a note in his room an
uouuciDg that he was about to fight a duel.
Not doubting that he was killed they made
diligent search for his remains, but to no
purpose. They were anxious to recover
the body io order to give it decent inter
merit, hut the search was fruitless.
Fifteen months afterward a respectable
painter in this city—tbe friend aluded to as
being absent from the city at the tirne ol the
hostile meeting—received a letter from our
adventurer, detailing among other things
the circumstances of the duel; he fell
sliglitly wounded ; how he feigned insensi
bility for fear of being assassinated, and
how the parties bore him to Meiggs's whart
and threw him into the water, where the
shock from the cold water revived him, and
ho swam out when his enemies were at a
short distance ; and finally how he left Cal
ifornia as cook on shipboard to escape his
vengeful enemy, who, he bad no doubt,
would pursue him like a sleuth-hound ll he
remained in the country. It remains to tell
the postmark of this extraordinary letter,
and the more extraordinary announcement
with which It was concluded. Ihe versa
tile Cronan dates ills letter from Carlo, and
makes the astounding revelation that he is
an officer in high command in the Khedive
service ? No later tliau six weeks ago
gentleman in tills city received a letter from
Mrs. Cronan, in New Orleans, inquiring
about her husband, stating that as Bhc had
never heard from him since he left, she
must conclude lie was dead, and in this
event her interests prompted her to listen to
the addresses of his tormer partner in busi
ness and get married. But it, on the other
hand, he was still living and w»uld return,
all would be forgotten aud forgiven, aud
they might spend their days in content aud
happiness. Smith's whereabouts have late
ly been discovered, and the last heard of him
is that he is living with an Indian wife
the Black Hills,
a
at
to
a
In
all
in
Tbe Uuin of Fliiiinih,
[From tlie Cincinnati Gazette.]
The happy doorkeeper is doorkeeper
Our Filzhugb lias beou taken from
But a lit
more
us—cut off like a big sun flower,
t ie while ago he was "a bigger man among
t.hc members tbau old Grain.;" now there
no one to do him reverence. Then he could
ithout being pur
not stir out of tils office
sued by a tail of Congressmen; now they
have driven him from them us though
were contagion. Then he had more "iuvi
rations to frolic with Senators" than
could accept; now they leave him to rnour
in solitude. Then S. S. Cox was such
warm friend to him as never was ;
Mr. Cox is the Brutus among those who
have thrust their daggers Into him. Then
with Mrs. Cox
now
he was a great favorite
Mre. Speaker Kerr, and Mrs. Senator Gor
don, aud other wives of Congressmen; now
they invite him uo more. Then he liad
spaukiug team and Government coachman
to take him whithersoever he listed, a hoy
to take bis hat aud cane, ami attendant
that sprung whenever he moved; now
goes forth afoot and alone, ami In his soli
tary, humble apartments he brushes
own clothes and blacks his own hoots,
peradveuture, leaves them unkempt as
liis former state at, Austin.
His own political friends did this,
who hoisted him to such a giddy height
pulled him down as suddenly. They who
followed him lor his favors, turned to rend
It is a tremendous lesson on the mu
tability of fortune.
Those
him.
Itlnntclpal Elec lion In Virginia.
By American Press Association.
JlicnMONn, May 25.—The municipal elec
tions in all cities and corporate towns
this State passed off quietly to day.
disturbances are reported from any quarter.
Tlie Republicans made no contest s, except
in tills city and a few towns. The Demo
crats elect, tho Mayor here by about 2,000
majority. , .
Farmvillo, which lias previously elected
Republican officials, to-day elected a
Democratic ticket.
Alexandria, Staunton, Norfolk, Peters
burg, Danville and Portsmouth iucreaso
their Democratic majorities. In the latter
city a large number of leading Republicans
voted tho Democratic ticket. The Demo
crat* claim their organization to be more
effectivetbanever. Lynchburg onlyelecte
niAIOlAL
Wilmington, May 23.
GOLD AND UOND QUOTATIONS.
Reported by Cralge. Johnson * Op., Bank
ers and Brokers, sixth and Market Hts.
KIP, ASKED.
112?* 112^
1 94
lid** 121*4
128*4
Gold...
ISfil's Coupon.
i-20's, '66, •' .
5-20's, '(15, New. .1. A J
>-2o's, '67, Coupon.
>-20'», '68, ,e .
(I-Rl's, "
,'urieucy, 6's.
Sew 5's of '61.
Wil. Cl Udg.
s
/H
116
Ii9
1J.VX
118-5-h
118?
i m
127 V,
1174
117*-,
13
40
STOCK UUOTAT 10 N 8 .
D2H
(Aold.
N. Y. C. A Hud
N. Y. A Krle....
Lake Hhore.
North Western
110^
m
644
IW
i s%
54
4'1
*94
6»*4
105?
174
874
50
Prof,
1*).%
\r\
Vh
Rock Island.
Hiio <t Miss.
Pacific Mail..
iVestern Union
,1. i'aul.
25?
66 U
87%
65%
66
" Pref.
S'. A Wabash.
Union Pacific.
J. 0. A i. O.
PeniiR.
'leading.
Lehigh Valley....
Lehigh Nav.
ill Creek.
Central Trims.
(■htla. A Erie.
ties I,on vllle.
Marnel Strong
J 4
2V
68
%
66*4
444
444
6 m
uh
16
!>%
474
47
184
18
mi
88
WILMINGTON QUOTATIONS.
....102*4
165
Delaware State Bonds.
Wilmington Oily Bonds..
Delaware K. K. first mtge
" " extension.69
Wilmington A. Reading II. R.
1st mortgage,.
Wilmington A Rending R. H.
2d mortgage. 2
Wilmington A Western R. R.
1st mortgage.
Delaware R. It. Stock.
Wilmington Coal Gas Co
National Bank of Delaware.5(10
" " Wil. & R'dy wine.. 61:4
105
162
1024
1614
161
es
5
22k
234
26
.... 224
96
S8
505
6.1
160
145
First National Bank.
Union National Bank.
Farmer's Hank.
Delaware Fire Insurance.
43
42
45
42
26
24
PH 11, A IKK 1.1*111A HAitKKlN.
Block Marties,.
Pnil/ADKI.PJI! A, May 25 1876.
112 (3U124 PbilaA Read
166 fa 1 103
old
41 @444
North PennSn-MetSl
"blla* Erie 174018
OCA A RR i)%@ 6%
Lehigh Val 55 w.554
" Nav Slock I.'I4'S44
CatawlNKii R II ((isles
do prefd [email protected]»
N Central R 31 «u844
Heatonvtlle [email protected]
RR,
silver
U S- 1881 I
" 5.26s 18(13 115* 115%
"July 1255 119 @116*5
"July 1867 12I*-.,((»I2I : *«
"JulylSfW 123*4*#
" 16-468 [email protected]%
" Now 5s 117*[email protected] 17%
City 6s,newlfi9%@l 10
UCo'sof NJ I34%@135
t'enna HR 5252%
@1
Philadelphia Trade Keport.
Friday. May 26, 1876.
Cotton—Tlie market Is devoid of ncttvlty,
acd prices ars weak at, 114 a 12c. for mldling
upland and New Orleans.
No. 1 Quercitron Bark is nominal at 860
per ton.
Seeds—In (cloverseed nothing to report.
Timothy is quoted at J2 60a275. Flaxseed Is
worth 81 40.
Coffee—Tbe depression previously repor
ted still continues, and trade isvery dull.
Sugar—In the absence of offerings we
quoth fair and good spring Cuba at ?4a74.
Molasses is in better supply; 500 hlids.
Cardenas sold at 314c for 50-text.
Flour—Tlie bettei grades of flour aro most
In request by tlie local trade, who aro not
purchasing, however, to any extent. Me
dium nnd low grades are, as heretofore, In
an uneasy condition, and prices weak.
Kyo flour sells at H4 80. In corn meal no
sales.
Wheat, Is very quiet but prices are steady
for the bettor grades of red and amber, but
common and sprouted lo'.s are depressed.
Rye Is Httady at 874c. Corn Is In fair dt
maiul.
Oats aro dull, and range frosi 38 to 40e.
Wnlsky is firm. Sales of Western-iron
bound at 81 13.
DRY GOODS.
WYATT & GARRETT'S
$1.50
WHITE SHIRTS
READY FOR USE.
C03 MARKET STREET.
mlS-tfg
F. KUNKELS BITTER WJNE OF
[RoN
Tilts truly valuable tonio lias been so
tborougely tested by all classes of tlie com
munity that It, is now deemed indispensa
ble as a Tonic medicine. It costs hut little,
purifies the blwod and gives tone to the
stomach renovates the .system and pro
longs ll:e* Everybody should have it.
For the cure of Weak stomachs, General
Debil ty. Indigestion, Diseases of the
Stomach, and for all cases requiring a
tonic.
'This wine includes the most agreeable
and efficient Salt, of Iron wo possess—Ci
i.rate of Magnetic Oxide.comblned with tlie
most, energetic of vegetable tonics—Yellow
Peruvian Balk.
l>o you waut something to strengthen
yon?
Do you want a good appetite?
Do you want to get rid of&ervousuess?
Do you want energy?
Do you (pant to sleep well?
Do you want to build up your constitu
tion.
Do you want to feel well?
Do you want, .a brisk and vigorous feeline?
If you do try KUNKFsL'H BITTER WINE
OF IRON.
[ only ask a trial of tills valuable tonic.
Beware of counterfeits, ns Kuukel's ttlt
ier Wtneof Iron is theonlyaureum) effec
1 mil remedy 111 tho known world for the
permanent cure of Dyspepsia and t ebllity,
and as there aro a mimberof imitations of
feted to Ihe, public, I would caution the
community to purchase none but tlie gen
uine article, nnrnufaclured by E.F.Kun
kel, and having Ids stamp on tlie cork of
every bottle. TI 19 very fact, tlmt,others are
trying to Imitate tills valuable remedy,
proves its worth and speaks volumes In Its
favor. Get tlie genuine.
Hold only in 81 bottles. Sold by Druggists
and dealers everywhere.
859 TAPE WORM REMOVED ALIVE259
Head and all complete In two hours. No
*e> till head passes. Heat, PI 11 and Stomach
Worms removed by Dr. Kunkel, No. 259
North Ninth street. Send for circular, or
ask your druggist lor a bottle of Kitnket.'s
Worm Syrup. It never falls. Price, $1 per
bottle,
E.
.
G ARDENING!—Gardens Trimmed in
the most modern manner. Good re
commendations.
my9-8t*
JAMBS SWIFT,
1
venth.Avenae, V
LADIES'
Linen andLawn
SUITS,
IN ALL COLORS.
$2.50
FINE L\DIKS' SUITS
8.50
do
do
do
4.00
do
do
do
4.30
do
do
do
5.0 i
do
do
do
W00
do
do
do
7 00
do
do
do
8.00
do
do

LATEST
MADE AND TRIMMED IN THE
AND IN ELEGANT STYLES.
THE GREATEST BARGAINS EVER OF
FERED IN THIS MARKET.
ALSO,
IMF AMTS' OUTFITS
AND
€111 l/DRKVS DRESSES.
Th > Finest and tlie Cheapest ever offered
yet.
F. E. FRANK'S
MARKET STREET,
Wilmington, Del.
511
511
INSURANCE.
TATEMENT
s
OF
THE ARTISAN'S HAVINGS'BANK
for the year ending April 1, 1876.
DR.
86,268 22
112,576 7
18,402 01
Cash oa hand April 1, 1875,
Received from depositors,
" for interlsts and divi
dend*,
Received frem Investments real
Ized,
Roreivcd from rent ol office,
149,096 63
393 76
8.86,787 27
Total,
CR.
Amount paid depositors
" Invested
*• paid taxes,
" salariesandexpenses,
<' cash on hand,
897,788
179,319
157
8,215
6,2o5 68
Total, *^.737 6
ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, April 1, !W«.
ASSETS,
Amount Investments,
Ktcckn
Amount Investments, Wilm Coal
Gas Co. Stock
Amount Investments, P W A B
R R Co,
Amount investments Del R R
Bank
$17.0:8
8,6'. 7
6,120
8,696
4,975 00
15,617
1,150
99,100
6,000
7,000
3,000
29,203
12,461
3.201
2.202
6,265
I '<>,
Amount investment Christiana
River Imp Co
Amount Investments Loan Asso
ciatlons.
Amount Investments, Del F.ro
Ins Co,
Amount investments,Bnk'g Cor
poration (Real Estate),
Amount Investments, P Wi B
R R Co Bonds,
Amount Investments DelRRCo
Amount Investments Chester
CieekRRCo,
Amount Invcstmenlsdiill reev le
Amount investments, bonds and
mortgages.
Amount investments. Lehigh
Valley K R Co shares.
Amount Investments, office fur
niture,
Amount investments, cash on
hand,
Total,
$256,797
LIABiLITIES.
Amounts due depositors,
Kurylus or Guarantee Fund,
$228,356
27,ill
$255,697
E. T. TAYLOR. Treasurer,
Artisans' Saving* Bank.
Attest,: ('HAS. W. HOWLAND, Auditor,
my.7-iaw3t Artisans' savings Bank.
Total,
Attest:
N8URE
I
In tbe
DELAWARE STALE
F.&M.
INSURANCE COMPANY
Of Delaware Cltj
DELAWARE.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 187&
Ool. James B. Henry, President, Delaware
(Jity*
Juon P. Hudson, Capitalist; St. Georges,
Dei.
D. K. McClure, Capitalist, ShortManitu,Pa.
Dr. J" T. Hammond, M. D., Berlin, Md.
Rudolph Humphreys, Lumberman, Salis
bury, Md. , , , _
John T. Long, Merchant, Frankfonl,
George A. Jones, Civil Engineer, George
town. Del. . „ ,
D. W, Moore, Capitalist, Laurel, Del.
Ool.J. B. Ford, Capitalist, Condord, Del,
W 111 . F. Hliarp, Merchant, Harrington,
Ell Hollister, Insurance, Delaware City.
II. Ulias- lilinan, Prest. U. 8. Isiw Akho.
Y. City.
Capt. Benj. Htokley, Farmer, Hertford,
Reynear Williams, Merchant., Milford.
Utrum W. McColley, Capitalist, Milford,
I)el
John M. Dale, Capitalist, Whnleyvllle,
D. J. Mlntch, Insurance, Hertford, Del.
Wm. DySr, Merchant, Dover, Dpi.
James M. Hellers, R' It. Contractor, Phila
delphia, Pa. _
M. Pomeroy, Editor, Chambersburf,
John
Pa.
R. W. Cannon, Merchant, BridgcvlUe,
Wm. H. Murphy, Manufacturer, Farming
ton, Del.
Chas. H. Maull, Merchant, LeWes, Del.
James H. Myers, Insurance, Delaware Cit
JAMES B. HENRY, Pree.
H. MYERS, See'y and T
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II MATTER OF POPULAR INTEREST.
the IMt/K tooU* the
mvemttoo about Oak Hall, In
anamakerA Brown's " Largest
In America." A visitor and
oof"
th and
TH, for some
been misled
Do yon know
d Market, and
: stories Ugh, has over
, and coven space once
t twenty different busl
We con deni
substance of a
PhUadejjf
Clothing!
attendee
Writer.
Attendant. " _
Market Please note the BIX
strangers seeking Oak Hail, have
by designing persona"
V. "It 1» perteotiycolossal
its dimensions T"
A. " 12,000 square feet—0*
180 odd on Sixth,
three acres
occupied by Sp;
ness places."*/
V. Do you use steam-power r
" A giant young engine furnishes power
for the freight and passenger elevators, ari d the
boilers steam for Heating, and the other opera
tions of the home."
V. " What order do you take with goods f
A. "They are first opeyed and arranged In
the basement, on long low counters, and taken
tiicnee on tbe fMlghrelevator to the inspec
tor's room on theVntn floor."
V. " Is inspectin^he first operation?"
A. " No, sir. measuring. The goods are first
measured In the piece, then inspected. The
cloth passes over rollers In the faoe of a strong
light, and two men sit, one before and one
behind the goods, watching with the eye of a
hawk for the least pin-hole Imperfection, and
marking every flaw, so that the cutter may see
and avoid it when he comes to cut the gar
ments."
V. " Yon must employ
A. "Come to our fifth floq
keep 70 hands all the ti
Into garments,—besid
a dozen men's work ca
V. "Do you manufacture all your own
goods?"
A. " We do, and most earefnlly. Our ex
aminers inspect every stitch and seam, and
certify to every garment as extra-well made
before we put our ticket on it, and become
responsible Tor it."
V. "Your system must save yon a great
deal?"
A. " In every dtreotion, sir. It Is
".n<l economy wo practice all ^ wi
tlmt enables us to put our prwjSF
people ns wo do." Mr
V. " Alter inspecting the work, what becomes
A. " Before it goes into Stock It Is ticketed.
Every single garment has its number and
other points noted on It, so that its entire his
tory can bo traced without fail, upon our
books."
V. " Yon must have SO or 40 salesmen r
A. "Why sir, on busy daysyou maj/see 100
in the various rooms and suites of/ rooms,
selling to the throngs of customers."
V. "Do you do an order bu
Vothespeakese:
" What comer Is the Bull
-East
A.
i
'jof cutters?"
Dd seel Wo
lug up the cloth
\(B machines that do
t a stroke."
an
e system
through,
'own to the
, by mail
and express ?"
A. " very great All over tho country. Our
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO BUYERS!
Creat Combination Store,
627 anil 629 Cliestnut»StrePt, Philadelphia,
Is Now Open for tbe Sale of
IMPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS'
EETAII
STOCKS
AT
AT THE LOWEST WHOLESALE PRICES,
Never in the History of the Dry Goods Trade lias there been such an aggregal
Bargaios off ered, for the approval of people shopping in Philadelphia, in Rich, Ra
Elegant Dry Goods, as can be found In this Establishment.
We would earnestly urgo all persons shopping in the City, to call and examine before
^'our principles of business are One Price, Fair and Honorable Dealing, no compulsion
to buy, and everything as represented.
1lon of
re and
THE LARGEST STOCK OF SILKS EY r ER SHOWN IN PHILADELPHIA.
chintzes, lawns, etc.
MERRIMACK, j
MANCHESTERVCALICOES, 6 c.
ORIENTAL. J
Yord wide Ch'nfzes 64 c. Plain Navy Bine,
Brawn and Black Percales 7c. Best Paciflo
Percales 124c. Best Side Band Lawns 124c
Rich Frencu Chintzes 15e.
1,000 PIECES BLACK GOODS.
Black Alpaca 25c worth 35. Black Alpaca
35c worth 50. Black Mohair 45o worth 00
Black Mohair 50c worth 75c. Black Mohal
65c worth SI 60. Black Cashmere Slowortk
50. Black Cashmeres 50c worth 75 Black
Cashmeres 75c worth 8100. Black Cash
meres 8100 worth 8160. Besides Black
Bombazines, Henrietta Cloths, Tamlse, All
Wool Delaines, and every other known
fabric, at prices proportionately cheap.
2,500 SHAWLS.
In Paisley, Broche, Black Thibet, Plaid
and Stripe, at prices lower than they were
ever offered.
400 PIECES ALL THE BEST MAKES OF
BLACK SILKS.
Black Silks 50c, worth 75. BlackSllks75c,
worth 8100. Black Silks 8100, worth 8125.
Black Silks 81 25, worth 81 V*. Black Silks
81 56, worth 820'. BlackSilks '17.5, worth
*2 25. Black Silks 82 (X). worth $2 75. Black
Silks 82 50, worth 83 50. Black Silks 83 00,
won h 84 06. Black Silks S3 o(), worth 85 00.
All of our Black Silks warranted to wear.
850 PIECES COLORED SILKS.
Colored Silks 50c, worth 75. ColoredSUk 8
75c. worth 81 00. Colored Silks 81 00, worth
8137. CoioredSilks 81 to, worth 81 50. Col
ored Silks 81 25, worth 81 75. Colored Silks
81.50 wo. th $2 00. Colored Silks $1 75, worth
$2 50. Colored Silks 82 * 0 worth $2 75.
You can And In our Colored Silks every
desirable shade and color known to the
trade.
700 PIECES STRIPE SILKS.
Stripe Silks 65c, worth 85. SBipe Silks
75c, v orth $1 00. Stripe SIlkK 87c worth $112.
StriieSilks $1 00, worth $125. Stripe Silks
$1 lit worth 81 50:
Our Stock ot Silks is admitted to bo tbe
largest, and we have Choice Styles that,
cannot be lound any where else.
LINENS, MUSLINS, ETC.
Table LinenMOe worth 60. Table Linens
5 c worth 0. Table Linens 65c worth 85. Ta
ble Linens 75c woitli $100. Table Linens
8100 worth 8150. Besides the Greatest Bar
gains in Towels, Napkins, Counterpanes,
Bed-Spreads, Crashes, etc. All tho regular
standard makes of muslins, both Bleached
and Brown at lower t ha n regular prices.
NOTIONS AND WHITE GOODS.
5,009 PIECES DRE-S GOODS.
Nothing t ut Bargains In Silk and Lace
Neckties, Silk and Linen Handkerchiefs,
Linen Collarssnd cuff's, Hamburg Edgings,
Best Quality Kid Gloves.
At tins Counter you will find a thousand
nnd 011 c articles that will attract your at
tention .mu the price wi.l tempt you to
buy.
From ti4e to 81 50 per yard.
'*'wilted Debase*
All 25c
All Wool Debases vflj9 .... ....
374 . All Wool Cask meres 374- All 25,
Dress Goods, 20c, All 87c Dress Goods, 26c.
Htoij Hilk Pon
(ioc. HIch Rea
hairs Ste
in uatiou Suitings 1240 .
Best Hiik Pongees
5c. Best Silk Mo
Iticli Plaid Buttings, !24«. Com
gees 374c.
I Mohairs
1.000 pieces B'ack Hei nanls from 124 to 81 "0. We would ask you od your first visit to
the C iy to give us a cad, us we led assured that vou will lie so entirely satisfied, both
with our prices and mode of business, that J on will he sure to come agdn.
J. A. HOUTHWICK, Manager and Director.
GREAT COMBINATION STORE, 027 and 629 Chestnut Street.
Largo Granite Building below 7th, Noitb Hide
my]8*lm-w<frs
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IMMENSE ATTRACTION AT HALL'S
3STo. 505 KITSTG STREET.
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PRICES WAY DOWN AT II ALL'H,605 KING STREET.
Ladies' and Gents' Fine Centennial Shoes a Specialty. Shoes from $125 up. MU* •'
$125 up. Men's $150 up. Hhocstit nil prices. Children's shoes at all prices. Cornea®
be convinced.
QHEAPt; CHEAP! I CHEAP! I!
M. J. STANTON,
E. TYGERT A Co.
Man ifacturersof
STAR BONE
PHOSPHATE
AND
DBAI.FR TN
DRY GOODS, AN D TRIM MINGS,
ELEVENTH, ABOVE WALNUT ST.,
PHi LADELPHIA, PA.
<
' PURE GROUND
BONE
nine
1 9 Also dealers in Fer
L tlllzlng Materials of
V all kind.
HADE
■c
Tho attention of the Wilmington pub
lle Ik called to the large stock of Dry Goods
and Trimmings which is kept constantly
on hand. All goods sold
Dec.l-ly.
42 S. Delaware Avo.,;PhHa., P*
Hmyrna
OFFICES:}
'-"'■re.
pfseopal to.ureh
QEND2SC,T0G, tJ
O. PRIHTIWQ NEATL Y KEC UT.nlh W
a*ALD OFFICE, »&*» SHIPLEY W, matee.howtoftcUon A lUmeettogon
1
Ihe
perfect system $£d roles of leU'-meamrcm
make Itnossible to please people 2,000 miles
away qjrperfectty as Is they wero here la
eut
suppose you have st least half a dosea
t departments?"
A. "My dearsirl wa have more than feumfe,
each charged with its own business, and each
thoroughly organised, a ueoeseary wheel with
in the great wheeL"
you name a dozen or so of them T
A. "With pleasure. The Custom Depart
ment, for those wjto prefer custom-made to
i Furnishing Department,
i stock of all underwent.
, with its busy machines,
making our own fint-class shirts. The Trim- .
mlng Department, itself as big as many a regu
lar store. Tbe Garment Block Hoc in. Tito
different
V.
ready-:
with
The
Its
Shirt
Receiving Boom. The Order Department,
named before. The Bpecial Uniforms Depart
ment. The Delivery Department, with Us
score of messengers. The—"
' Hold, hold 1 sir, enough P
'I'm not half through r Tbe Advertising
Department, with its bilLend sign distributors,
editing and pnbliehinraff business and populur
journal, circulsifeig.Nvr, 60,000copies monthly
tell all your frioBdpTotend for It). The Men's
limartraent.wl tints many rooms. The Boys'
Direartment. The Youths' Department. The
Children's Department, witli its special
entrance for ladles. The Telegraph Depart
ment. The Chief Clerk's Department, with
book-keepers and assistants. General
ager's Department; Financier's Office, and
other offices of the fim^all busy as bees
thinking, planning, executing, buying, mak
ing, registering, recMkiofe,sending out, selling,
and in a thousandwiys joining their forces
to carry on abusinessVith the people amount
ing to between $2,000;000 and 18,000
nually."
V. "S-t-u-p-e-n-d-o-u-sP
A. "Indeed it Is I I forgot to seme the
Cashier's Department, which handles its 825,000
of retail sales on some single days I"
V. "825,000! Immense I That's.what enables
the house to buy cheap and seUteheap?"
A. "Exactly I You have Wst hit it. Thp
people throng here, k us lag that wc depend
on low prices and imme^siTalcs."
V. "what are the 'FOUR rules' I hear so
much about?" *
A. "Our system of business dealing—1. Ona
price, no deviation; 2. Cash for everything;
A guarantee protecting llio purchaser: 4. Tho
money returned if the buyer can't otherwise
bo suited."
A.
Me li
lts
,100 on
V. " Nothing could bo fairer."
A. " Nothing. And the peoplo see It."
V. " Well, I thank you, six, for your polite
attention."
A. " Not at all. It's a pleasure to
Call again; and be euro of the pla
maker & Brown's Oak Hall#iouO
ner Sixth and Market." Yy
V. "Thank you! I shall bo happy to do bo.
Good morning."
spfvo you.
fie—Wana
i-East cur-

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