THE MORNING HERALD.
WILMINGTON. DEL, SATURDAY, JULY 15. '876.
OL. 1. NO- 288.
VTEI)—Fifty Good Men at
N DELAWARE IRON CO.,
New Castle, Del.
IvrEI)—A Good Woman for House
■work Apply at No. 4 W. Fourth st. [8t
u HKH.—A lady having eight years
iDorience desires a situation to teach
■adisli" branches, either in public or
V., schools. Address
10 BEAUMONT, This Office.
h ,v DAY AT HOME —Agents Wanted.
V outfit and terms free. TRUE A GO.
Cistii, Maine, _m8-lyeod.
It s VLE.--A Sloop Yacht, 24 feet long,
L a, Hlie can be se-n at Third Street
L'until m O'clock to-day. Apply at the
or on the bridge. Jy 12-It
pUTljK—A GREAT BARGAIN—A
five Roomed Dwelling in West Wil
ton lot 2(1x10). For particulars apply
i 1 j,r. FARRELL,
|. N. W. Col.5th and Walnut.
T-On the Brandywine, near Rattle
ske Hun, July 11). a go d necklace
,„nl cross attached, the clasp bearing
ilatials A. A, 8.; the cross J F. M. A.
il reward will be given by leaving
id S3!) Market street.
Lenubllcan aud Commercial please
IUL1C SALE.—M, THOM 48 A SONS,
IwtLMINGTON & READING RAIL
klie Circuit Court of the United Statei.
Id for the Eastern Districto! Ponnsyl
u. in equity. No. 4U October ses
[UND D. RANDOLPH,
TUE WILMINGTON it READING
railroad co. and others.
tier and by virtue of a decree entered
Hiunyof June, A.».lS78,ln the abovesuit
in lli'e t-xerclko of the power couforred
l u- under mortgage of THE WIL
bTOM AND READING RAILROAD
PAN Y, dated March 3, V D, 1868, the
necl trustees, to whom all the ne
iry authority iu the promises has bed
o by said el. cree and mortgage, will o .
d day of October, A. D. 1876,at 12 o'clock
l, at the Merchant's Exchange, in the
cl Philadelphia. expose to'public veu
)roulciy,as one entire lot, the Kuii
nl the Wilmington and Reading Rail
Conquiiy. ex leu Ting from a point on
line of the Philadelphia and
road at or near Birds boro, in
1111111(5' of '-frits, in the Suite of Penn
Hum, to tho city of Wilmington, in the
) ol Delawnre.witli all rights privileges
Unities and franchises of the said W'il
pon and Reading Railroad Company
sr any and all grants from the Slain oi
isylviuia, hut exclusive of the Iran
is granted by the state of Delaware, to
ll with the equipments thereof, enn
ui ol all the locomotives,cars aud ioll
Itv ek belonging to said company- and
ItH the rights of way and lands occupied
|i-d in connection with «i lor the con
eompletion and maintenance of
ud, together with all the bridges,
:-i i-s, side-tracks, depots,depot grounds,
inis, machine shops buildings and
rstructiKesuml Improvements of ev -
ml end iIi'hc; iptioii acquired and ereo*
1 connected with said rail:oad.whether
e States of Peunsy lvauia or Delaware.
>ud property will be sold clear . fall
uibiiince subsequent to the Hen of said
TERMS OF SALE,
e properly will be sold to the highest
!• i bidder, upon bis signing tliocon
in.i of sale, paying one hundred thou
Id'il'ars^lDOjXWjlu cash of the purchase
ey al the lime the property is struck
Hid the ha ti'ice witnin thirty (30) days
Die continuation of tlie sale by the
. Circuit Court for tlie Eastern Lis
sylvania. Provided, however,
the settlement of tho balance of the
base money may be made by receipting
ie undersigned Trustees fo thedivi
I on tlie balance of the purchase money
:li may appear to be payable on any of
finals unit maturedcoupons of the Wi -
?Iuii and Reading Railroad Company
m l by the mortgage of March 3, 18u»,
ili may be heid by the purchaser or pur
and the delivery ol said bonds to
orsigned. Up ui the confirmation
l''sale by the Court, 1 lie purchase; or
masers. upon a full compliance with
conditions of sale and order of the
ri lima.' or to be made touchiug the
bent ol tlie purchase money, shall be
tied to take aud hold all the purchased
lerty,lights, franchises and appnrteu
ls . free from all claim or demand o' Hie
ningtoii and Reading Railroad Compa
ny one claiming under them, there
■ thereto by way-of equity of redemp
Of Counsel with
THOMAS & SONS, Auctioneers.
13:1 and It I South Fourth Street, Phll'a
.under the direct! ion of J. L. Gouley and
■ Morrow, will leave French street
annual excursion to Atlantic
PUSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1876 AT 0 A. M.,
p STEAMER JOHN A. WARNER,
> Camden, and thence by rail, allowing
f six hours In the city by the sen.
Inning, leave Atlantic City at 6 p. m.
Iheretuforo good order will bo mn'a
I'fi. as no disreputable person will bo
fiveu on ihe excursion, order is our
R°. Tickets for adults $2 25; children,$1.
rylo J. L. Gouley,5 East Fourth street,
f Morrow, 1310 King street, Jy7-eodta2
VERY CHOICE ASSORTMENT OF
HIJSRY, GLOVE8, A>ID GAUZ
''FLINGS, LACKS, TIES, COR3E
8 D NOTIONS, IN GREAT VARIETY
S. H. STAATS,
No. 417 Market Street
ATTORNEY AT I AW.
rkioa:—No. 612 King street, next door to
rust Office; Wilmington, Dei, aug23 6m
N OTICE—A Meeting of the County Exe
cutive Committee will be held at Town
sen'1, on Friday next, July 14. A full at
tendance is respectfully requested.
JN®. O'BYRNE, Chairman.
JNO. H. PUHL, Sec'y.
MECHANICS' LOAN STOCK.
Five juudred shares ol the sixth series
just issued and ior sale ; the first payment
to bo made on the second Tuesday in May.
W. J. MORROW. Esq.
No. 7 French Street.
N OTICE.—AID LOAN ASSOCIATION.
The ninth annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Aid Loan Association
will he held on Wednesday evening next,
July l'Jtli; at 8 o'clock. The annual report
ill then he submitted, and officers and
GEO. C. MARIS, Sec'y.
The Legitimate Tradesmen's Association
will bold an adjourned meeting on Thurs
day evening July 13,at So'clock, in Mc
Donald's Hall, Blxtli street, between Mar
ket and .shipley. All the members are
earnestly requested to attend, as business
of importance will be brought before the
By Order of the Vice President.
't»> oidCE—Aid loan Association.—Sixth
Ik series- first payment due July 11).
Money withdrawn on thirty days notice
siihjectto the By Laws, and'ftfter the first
year C per cent, inte -est a'owed for the
whole time. First serleH will mature in
about nine years and two morlLs. This
Association has had groat prosperity. Min
ors may hold snares by trustee. One of
tho best ways of saving and accumulating
money, anu of getting a home,
lion cheerfully given by
GEO. C MARIS, Sec'y.
OTICE - The Members of the Commit
ppolnted at the Democratic
count}- meeting, held at New Castle, on
Saturday, May 27, to revise the iules ol
tho Democratic Party or New Castle couu
ty, are requested to meet at the office ol
W. G. Whlteley, in tue City Hall in Wil
mington, ,ou Wednesday, July 19, at l! 1
o'clock, A. M.
NATH ANIaL WILLIAMS,
W. G. WHITELEY
' of the Committee.
1 OTICE TO COUNTY TAXPAYERS,
The undersigned give notice that the
State, County and Poor Tax, for tho year ol
1874. Is now due, and thev will be ffiund al
i lien office. No. 618 MARKET STREET, un
it.. the first day of July, for the purpose oi
receiving the same, aud from July I loSep
lember J, they will be at No, 1U EAST
SIXTH STREET, during tue day.
All d nquent taxpayers for 1875, ar© re
quested to call and settle their taxes 'im
mediately) without further notice, or their
properly will be advertised for sale.
JOS. L. CARPENTER, Jli.
To the electors of New Castle County :
Gentlemen:—P ermit me to return you
my sincere thanks for your continued con
fluence aud generous support at tna nom
ination election, held on Saturday last,
having received the nomination as the
Democratic candidate for the office ofsher
iHof Newcastle county, 1 reepectlully so
licit your support at the ensuing general
election in November next, and should I
be • lect.ed to the office, 1
perform the duties iu sue
give you no cause to regret having given
. e vour support. 1 am respectfully yours.
White Clay Creek Hundred, June 22, '76,
pledge myself t«
h a manner us to
Mayor's 0(f ice, City Hall, t
Wilmington, Del., JiDy 5,1876. /
At, the request of the Board of Health, the
Mayor culls attention to the following or
' It suull not be lawful for any person to
cleanse, er caused to be cleansed, any privy
well in this city during the months or July
and Augu.i, unless such privy' well shall
have be n cleansed within two months
previous 1 /, without having first obtained
from the Secretary of tlie Board of Healt h a
permit authorizing the same to be done,
for which he shall pay to the Secretary for
the use o/ the city the sum of two dollars
and every person so offending shall be
guilty of a common nuisance, and shall be
liable to a tine of five Dollars, to be imposed
ev the Mayor." W. G. WHITELEY,
''fir-lit . Mayor.
N otice to delinquent city tax
payers FOR 1875.
The undersigned having given notice and
called time and again on delinquent tax
payers, and having on tlie 12tb day of June
sottlod with the City Finance Committee
for 1875,as required by law, nowglvo notice
to the few delinquents still on the books,
that they must i-ul ion Lately and pay
their taxes for tbc } -ar, aud thus save
cost and trouble.
Office No. 10 East Sixth street, between
MarKet and King,
Hours from 8 o'clock a. m. to 12 m., and
from 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p.m. _ m
Receiver of Northern District, (including
all north of Sixth street.
Receiver of Southern District, (including
all south Sixth street.
pAX PAYERS, TAKE NOTICE!
CITY AND SCHOOL 7'AX FOR 1876.
The undersigned Receivers of Taxes for
the city of Wilmington, will be at
NO. 10 EAST SIXTH STREET,
between Market and King streets, on and
ul'er ( he first day of July. 1876 between the
hours -if 7 and 12 in the morning, and from
2 to 6 in the afternoon, for the purpose ol'
Oil all taxes paid during the month of
July there will be a reduction of five cents
on every dollar; and all taxes paid on or
alter the first day of August, including the
first Tuesday of September, shall be pay
able without a deduction or addition as
afjwresnld, and all taxes unpaid on the day
next r.rter the first Tuesday of September
shall be increased by the Hddltion of-five
her centum on the amount thereof.'
Receiver Northern District, Including all
nun 11 of Sixth street.
Receiver Southern District, including all
south of Sixth street. Jy6 tf
N ews papers, magazines and
PENS, INK, SLATES,
NOTE , LB I TER,
CAP AND BOX PAPER
of aJI kinds at M. H. Ryan's Naws Office,
697 Market street,
ARCTIC ICE COMP AN I.
No. 2 EAST SECOND STREET.
PRICES FOE 1876:
60 cents per week.
60 do do do
75 do do do
90 do do do
$1.05 do do do
$1.25 do do dc
6 pounds doily,
8 do do
12 do do
16 do do
20 dov do
25 do do
25 to 10) pounds at 70 cents per hundred.
100 to 2,000 pounds, 60 cents per hundred. 1
to 3 tons, 810 per ton. Special rates for
larger quantities. Eastern ice only.
J. B. CONROW <s SON,
OFFICE, 406 SHIPLEY STREET.
BRANCH OFFICES —FOURTH AND
P -PLAlt. 1310 W A LNWT.
FROM OUlt COATESVILLE HOUSES,
12 to 18 INCHES THICK.
Prices for 1876, commencing April 1st;
5 pounds dally, 50 cents a week.
do 1.05 do
do 1.25 do|
25 to 100 pounds at the rate of 70c. per 100.
100 pounds and over at a single delivery,
00c. per 100. Ice by the ton at lower rates.
Our ice is equal to tho best in the market.
Our drivers accommodating and reliable.
AND HOME INTEREST'S.
HOWARD P. WALTON.
PUSEY A. WALTON.
WALTON & BROTHER,
WHOLESALE and retail
OFFICES:—No.8 East Second Street, and
Fifteenth and King Sts., Wilmington, Del.
5 pounds dally,
50 cents per week.
60 " " "
Various quantities from 25 to 100 pounds,
at the rate of 70cents per 100pounds; 100 10
2000 pounds at 60 cents per 100 pounds; 1 ton
to 3 tons at $10 per ton , over that amount,
All accounts to be cash dally or weokly,
unless otherwise agreed upoD.
Having secured a large stock of excellent
quality ol ice, we are now prepared to fui u
ish our friends at the above rates, and will
guarantee all who may favor us with their
orders entire satisfaction. Careful drivers,
Sealed proposals will be received by tlie
Street Committee, at the office of the Street
THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1876,
at 3 o'clock, P. M.
The Bed of Church St.,
from the north side of Tenth street to the
west side of Taylor street.
The Committee furnish all necessary ma
No oids received unless it be from a re
sponsible party "
Tlie right to reject any aud all bids is re
Chairman of Street Com.
Sealed proposals will be received by tlie
Street Committee, at the office of the Street
THURSDAY, July 20th, 1876,
at 3 o'clock, X*. M.,
for furnishing about
3000 Eeet of Curb Stone,
MORE OR LESS,
according to ordinance, anil subjeet to the
inspection of the Street Commissioner, for
the use of tke city. To bo delivered as di
rected by the Street Commissioner.
Tlie Committee reserve the right to reject
any or all bids.
No bid will be accepted unless It be from
a responsible party.
®S-BidH must be endorsed, Proposals for
Chairman of the Street Com.
T HE LARGEST AND CHEAPEST
stock of Silk Parasols and Sun Um
brellas ever shown ln,thJs city.
We have Just received over six hundred
PARAMOI.N AND SUN UMBRELLA®.
which we are selling lrom TEN CENTS TO
Another invoice of those elegant
COLORED AND STRIPED SILKS,
Which we are selling from 65 cents to 34.
lieperb quality BLACK SILKS FROM
An elegant assortment.'!)!
DRESS GOODS AT LOW PRICES.
210 MARKET aT.
■FRENCH UMBRELLA MAKER,'
Has removed to No. 109 WEST SECOND
STREET. Tlie best quality of goods al
ways on hand. New umbrellas made to or
der, Mending promptly attended to.
K ing-practical umbrella
MAKER, Repairing a Specialty y
Any one having a good frame of^^
mhrella can have the sume made ae
good as new at half price, at
»p26-tf H. W. Corner Fourth
BALL AND BAT
A HORRIBLE CRIME
Unknown Man Robbed
Adjourned Session—Treasurer's Report—
Report of Committees—Petitions Grant
ed—Cool Spring Reservoir, Ac.
City Council met iu adjourned Session
last evening, President Lichtenstein in the
Citj Treasurer reported 13,680 30 to the
credit of the Cool Spring
246 34 to the credit of current expenses, 8 700
to the credit of the Redemption Fund.
Total in Uuion National Bauk, $17,620 64.
The Auditor reported the acccount of
City Treasurer correct.
Street Committee reported 61 men, 5 dou
ble teams and 6 single teams at work.
Water Department reported 31 men and 3
horses and carts at work.
Petitions were read and referred to proper
committee as follows:
From J. M. Pool & Co. for a remedy of a
sewer which continually overflows their
works at times of heavy rains.
Swift, Courtney & Beecher Company to
put a six inch water pipe instead of a three
inch now iu'vValnut street, to supply their
works with water.
From P. Quigley, asking the city to re
imburse him to the amount of $300, the
extra expense in constructing a wharf at the
foot of Fourth street, beyond the lines ol
the old one.
From E. B. Primrose and others, asking
to be supplied with water from the new
basin, so as to give them a greater supply
of water in their houses on Eleventh Btreet.
From W. Allen, for guttering and paving
at Thirteenth and Claymont street, in the
From Edwin W. Jackson, asking propo
sals ior grading and curbing at Seventh and
Monroe and Adams streets.
President Lichtenstein asked that the pe
tition from John M. Duun, which be had in
liis possession, be referred—asking to have
grading and paving done at Eleventh and
On motion, a note for $10,000 be drawn
for thirty days and discounted at the Union
Nation liauk,topay part of a note of $20,
000 due thereon the 17th. Also for (lie pro
per officer to draw an order for $20,000, iu
favor of John Peoples,to pay a note due on
An ordinance taking $600 from the Fuel,
$600 from the Fire and $800 from the Lamp
Committees, making $2,000 iu all, and
increasing the appropriation ior incidcntials
and other expenses for 1876 a corresponding
The contract for grading Eleventh and
Rodney St., and Pennsylvania avenue, was
awarded to Thomas Conner, at 26>4 cents
Mr. Pyle asked to have the ordinance read
asking for an appropriation of $30,000 for
the completion of the north side of Cool
Mr. Mclutire asked the chair if an ordi
nance with the same purpose and intent
could be substituted for the one just read.
Chair decided it could. A substitute will
be submitted uext meeting night.
Mr. Farrell contended that the proposed
ordinance was contrary to the city charter,
and uo lawyer iu the United States, could
construct an ordinance to harmonize with
the charter, because a legislative act would
A resolution was then offered and passed,
creating a committee consisting of Presi
dent of Council,Chairman of Water Commit
tee and Mr. Paynter, to wait upon the
Governor to convene the Legislature to pass
a law to enable the City Council to make an
additional appropriation of $30,000 to com
plete the north side of Cool Spring Resivoir.
The following amendment offered by Mr.
Feblger was lost : That if the Legislature
passed the law it should also create a
VVater Commission outside of City Coun
cil to complete the Reservoir. The above
amendment, drew forth speeches from
Messrs. Farrell, Mclntire and Febiger.
Mr. Farrell charged Febiger in strong terms
of Ids intrigue as a Republican and that his
amendment was a pre-arranged affair, and
if passed would lead to his or the Republi
cans benefit. Aud since the Democrats had
the majority iu Council they were able to
construct the basin. He (Farrell) had the
the interest of the poor laboring man at
heart and wish to employ those poor needy
men, who were penniless and almost at
starvation's gate. It was not a political
scheme with him, but an act of charity.
Now was the time, if ever, they could be
useful. Ho further charged Febiger with
mismanagement ou city work, and that he
always had an eye to his own pockets.
Mr. Febiger attempted to reply to Mr.
Farrell, but he bad so completely defended
the ground upon which he stood that Febi
ger's attempts were futile,
Mr. Mclntire was in favor of the amend
ment, but struck some heavy blows at Mr.
Febiger, on account of his mismanagement
at the beginning of the Cool Spring Reser
vor, and met him successfully at every
On motion the committee appointed to
wait on the Gov. was instructed to report
next meeting, and to invite the Mayor to
aid them all in his power.
On motion adjourned.
The following orders were drawn during
the evening :
H. Meredith, $54 01); O'Byrne Bros,$13 60.
Dr. Stoddert Again.
Rev. Dr Stoddert, will preach again in
the West Church to morrow, both morning
and evening, and be has authorised the pas
tor, Rev. Mr. Otts, to announce as the sub
Jsot for the evening, "About Young Men."
A HORRIBLE VBIME.
A Man Cut up With an Am in the Hands
of a Tavern Beeper-Shot and Brutally
Treated , then Kicked out to Die—A Sup
posed Murder—Hockessin the Scene of
•: . v :c . .
Yesterday afternoon there wal a report
current in this city to the effect that a man
h'ad been murdered in a drinking 'house at
Hockessln, a little village about nine miles
from this place on the W. & W.Rallroad.
To ascertain if there was any truth in the
account, a reporter of The Hekald took
the first train for the place in question,
where he arrived, and although finding the
people reticent upon the subject, he at last
elicited the following facts s
On last Saturday afternoon about 5
o'clock, some of the Inhabitants were in
formed that a man was seen leaning against
the fence which surrounds the house of one
Jeremiah Harrigan, an Irishman, who
keeps a drinking house about half a mile
northeast from the station, in a horribly
bloody condition. The announcement soon
attracted a large crowd of men about Mr.
Way's store, and in a few moments six or
eight of the leading citizens started up the
Lancaster pike to Harrigan's house.
The report was only to true,
there leaning against the fence, and scarcely
able to sustain bis own weight, was a poor,
besotted looking human being, presenting
a spectacle that, made the beholders shudder.
Ouij of hib bauds was cut in great gashes,
and there was a deep wound two inches in
lengtlP across the top of his head, from
which tlie blood streamed in profusion.
All the cuts had the appearance of being
made with a small axe or hatchet. His
hair was literally clotted with blood, and
bis shirt so soaked with gore as to be
crimson. Upon further examination several
pistol wpunds were found on his body. (A
few moments before the occurrence was
made known,three pistol shots had been dis
tinctly heard, aud the sounds were in the
direction ol Harrigan's.) When the man
vas questioned, the only words he uttered
were "Let me lay down and die. I could
stand it pretty well, till he came at me whit
tue axe." These were the only sentences he
articulated distinctly. Upon his name be
ing asked he articulated something that
sounded like Prank McGod—1—.
The men then left to procure a conveyance
and take him to a place of safety. They
were returning, when they met an Irishman,
by the name of Cornelius McCarty, in a
wagon, and the half-murdered man with
him.They took their way to McCarty's home
up the road leading to the Hockessin Meet
ing House. The gentlemen followed some
distance, and savy McCarty turn off and go
toward his home. It was then supposed
that the man was in the hands of friends
and would be well cared for, and nothing
more was thought of the matter until last,
Wednesday, when it occurred that McCarty
w: s a relation of Harrigan's, and quite
imimate with him; and also a man of bad
reputation. After some consideration ©i
tke matter, it was deemed advisable to
further investigate the aflair. Accordingly
it visit was immediately made to the farm of
McCarty in order if possible to ascertain
w hat had become of the unfortunate individ •
Tho account obtained from the
McGartys was both suspicious and contra
dicting. Cornelius said, however, tLa. fie
brought the mau to his home, washed his
clothes, dressed his wounds, and set him on
his way in good spirits, and not at all badly
hurt. There are various stories afloat, as to
w hom the man is or was, and what became
of him. The supposition seems to be that
McCarty fiuished the work begun by bis
colleague, and perhaps buried the body.
This is only supposition among the people ;
but from tlie additional facts,It is no' at all
an improbable one : It is believed
that tho victim
Hughes' lime quarry, near West Grove, on
the P. & B. R. R.; and that work becom
ing scarce, he was paid off, and discharged
by bis employer. He then, in all probabili
ty started off on a drunk, aud finally got
as far as Harrigau'6 where for aught is
known, he met his death. The day prece
ding the occurrence i man called at Jasper
Ways' store, and tried to get a twenty dol
lar bill changed. The opinion It, that it
was the man who was found the next day
la the condition described. McCarty says
that the man told him that he did not
blame Harrigan, but that it was his owu
fault, and that the trouble was caused by
his (the unknown man) getting drunk.
This Btory is not at all likely. ;When the
stranger was found, he first called for a
constable, and then a justice of the peace,
and vowed that he would prosecute the per
petrator of the crime. Upon calling at
Harrigan's yesterday, it was ascertained
that he had fled the country, from fear of
all true, and when the character of Har
rigan Is once kuown, the reader will not
be surprised at his crime.
Harrigan come to Heckessin about six
years ago, and opened a drinking house,
very near the Pennsylvania line, where ev«r
since he has kept a very disorderly house,
that not unirequently was the scene of
many a briltal outrage. The place became
so notorious that the people at last de
prived Harrigan of his license to sell rum,
notwithstanding which fact he has, in de
fiance of the law, sold intoxicating drinks.
He at one time worked in DuPont's
mills, this city, where he bore a good name,
bnt since his advent-in Hockessin, his ca
reer has been one of continual disturbance.
Brawls have been of frequent oocurauce,
and often the tumults have only been
stopped by tho use of fire arms, in the
hands of Ilairigan. On several occasions
he has even shot at his wife, and treated
her in a shameful manner.
It is repotted that he has made a practice
for jeare, of gutting people drunk in his
house,then stealing their money, and then
finally kicking them out into the road.
One Pete Murphey has accused him of
rooking him on two different occasions. In
fact the reputation of the man is such that
he is dreaded by all, and looked upon as a
sort of an outlaw. The people have been
afraid heretofore to, move in the matter of
his prosecution, but now we understand
that every effort will be made to bring him
to justice. A man named Daniel Cleadon
also keeps an unlicensed brothel in the sama
place. The neighbors are still anxious
about the unknown man, and all that is
possible will be done to find either him or
In the meantime It is hoped by all that
Harrigan and his establishment will fall
victims to right and justice.
a laborer iu
The facts stated above are
JMt. De HANNIO.
This was the cognomen under which be
did business at 219 West Eighth street. He
was a medical doctor, and the proprietor of
of a flourishing drug Btore, with a Materia
Medica as complete as any in our city; and
pharmaceutical appurtenances sufficient to
carry on a large trade in that department.
But the Dr's specialty was worms—of the
tape variety. In this branch of the profes
sion, the Dr. excelled all his competitors.
His stpre, to be sure, was ornamented with
sundry bottles and jars bearing certain Es
£ulapian Inscriptions from the Latin tongue,
and filled with medicines of every hue and
In the window,two large globular jars, fill—
ed'with colored water, used to attract the at
tention of the passer by. At night, the win
dow would be illuminated by the bright rays
of a coal oil lamp, which were made all the
brighter from a tin reflector. But among
the many attractions and curious things to
be seer, there were none that attracted
more attention than certain small phials,
filled with little white pellets, and labelled
"lozenges." Then, too, there were other
bottles, to which mammas would point at
as they went by with terrified children, and
warn them not .to eat fruits. Over the
doorway a significant sign, also was the
subject of much comment. On the canvass
was delineated in bold characters of red and
black, the following:
DOCTOR DE HANIO,
"Sweet Werm Wafers."
Thi6 was the emblem th^t told the Doc
tor's business. It was easy to conclude
that be was a philanthropist. He had de
voted a lifetime almost to the task of dis
covering a panacea for the worst of all in
fantile ailments, qamely worms. The tape,
however, was the Doctor's particular fa
vorite. Often in the evening would he gather
up a stock of wafers, a three legged stool,
and wend his way to Fourth and Market,
where for hours, o the astonished couutry
men would he expatiate on the virtues of
bis peculiar arts, and exhibit to them spe
cimens of huge dimensions, as the victims
of Ids skill. His success was wonderful aud
he already had learned to think that he had
indeed launched iuto that "tide in the affairs
of men, which taken at iis flood, leads on to
iortune." And thus passed the winter. Then
came the spring time, and finally the sum
mer with its green vegetables end fruits.
The Doctor's hopes were elated; he gave up
the calling of a street vendor, and confined
himself chiefly to office duties. But he had
miscalculated; business did not increase aa
rapidly as the season seemed to warrant. It
began to fall off, slowly at first, but then
quite rapidly at last, tbc man of medicine
was almost compelled to say:
"Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean
Full many a flower is born to blush un
seen, , t
And waste its sweetness on the desert
Whether he said it or not, doubtless he
thought it; and so after waiting a sufficient
while for the blushes ol prosperity again to
to be showered upon him, aud also long
enough to ascertain that he owed his land
lord a iarge sum for house reut, which he
: ould never hope to pay, he like the "Arab
ut the close of day, folded his tent and
silently stole away."
He left on Thursday evening, and yester
day morning, when the neighbors arose and
expected to encounter the Doctor at the
doorway, they met him not. Like the young
man iu the "Deserted Village," he was
missed from tlie accustomed place, and an
examination revealed the fact that he had
packed up the pretty colored bottles, the
fancy placards, and the "sweet worm
wafers," and left a uumberof creditors,who
still sigh over his hasty exit.
FROM NEW CASTLE.
City Council and its Doings—A Phenome
non- Tint Scow Uncle Knapp.
New Castle, July 13.
Tlie City Council met last night; all the
The following orders were directed to be
drawn, viz: $50 in favor of it. S. Martin,
Assessor; $16.50 In favor of George Wool
aston for repairing pumps. A motion to
employ John Bartholomew, to collect the
city's share of road tax, for present year, at
a compensation for same of $20. Adopted.
A motion instructing the Finance Com
mittee to see Mr. Fols,- ex-collector of tax
es, and require his presence, with books
aud vouchers, to make a final settlement at
next meeting of Council, was passed.
Mr. Rogers offered a motion to notify Mr.
George W. Bush to remove obstructions
from Alexander alley, from Water street to
Government pier. The motion was referred
to Committee on Streets for investigation,
with power to act. Council then adjourned
till the 20th inst., 7.30 P. M.
The fruits of the activity of the present
Council, and of the industry of the Col
lector, are already bsing harvested. A suf
ficiency of taxes has been collected to pay
the teachers a quarter's overdue salary, and
for other purposes.
A singular phenomenon In educational
matters is now being experienced here. Tbc
public schools, whcrelu tuition is absolutely
without expense, have Jtecn nearly deserted
by scholars duriDg July, whilst tile only
private school in town, wherein tuition fees
are charged, taught by a young lady in the
same building with two of the public
schools, retains about two-thirds its full
number of scholars; and she was solicited
to keep her school in operation by the pa
rents of her pupils.
We regret to chronicle the physical indis
position of the assistant of the Register of
Wills, James M. Housman, Esq. We ex
tend to him our sympathy and best wishes
for his early recovery.
The steam scow, Uncle Knapp, which has
for years been employed In the business of
t aking piling timber from this place to
points north and east, sank at the railroad
wharf day before yesterday, after taking on
about half a load. She went down sud
denly, giving scarcely any premonition.
The Initial steps toward raising her have
City Treasurer Barnham, with his family,
left for Saratoga on Monday last, and we
hear of quite a number of our citizens who
will leave for other resorts within the next
We have not had frost in this place or
vicinity for more than a week.
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