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WILMINGTON. DEL. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,1876. VOL 2. NO- 60. ONE CENT. * WANTS. * T)AY AT HOME. —Agents wanted. fcl2 Outfit and terms free. TKUEfcOO. . n gnsta. Maine. _ mrt-lyeod. WANTED TO RENT-A Store on Market N afreet between Fourth and Sixth about l feet deep: Will want possession about Seats gaptfsifsaa® 1 make Candidates sell rapidly. Send ISADAY tor circular. N. Y. Engraving 8 85 Wall Htreet, Box 3236. N. Y. aug31tf for sale. OR S ALE-A lot of vinegar barrels very cheap. Apply at *3 Adams afreet. 2t« OlTsALE-WILLCOX & GIBBS SEW ING MA CHIN E.— An order on Wlllcox litoba for *48 on aocount of an automatic " machine; will be sold at a discount. THIS OFFICE. ng ply at tf OB SAI.e.- One thousand cords of good, dry, hard wood, cheap for cash, uantltles to suit purchasers; also some poplar trees, still standing, which utilized for lumber or fur the rnanu er. The wood can be seen on 'hit e Id fZ'm above (i = t. aRMSTONG. FOR RENT. TOR RENT.—8tore, Slaughter house and H premises, No. 334 Tatnah Street, with Ixtures. Ac. Possession given In two weeks romtimeofappllcatlon. ARY f 1415 Delaware Avenue. noR RENT.— Six-roomed house No. 100S C Market street, *10 per month. Central fe°3t^d PPlyt JOHN O. HARKNESB. NOTICES. 'OTIOE.—NATURALIZATION.— Allens 11 may declare their intentions before the D. H* District Court and obtain tbeir first papers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Bights, from 7 30 to 8 30 o'clock, until after the general election. ■ 8. R. SMITH, Claik. Office, Second-story Post-office Building. ctio-lm POLITICAL. N^IyiKMoCRATK; 1'ITY EXECUTIVE Committee Room, October 23d, 1876. GENERAL ORDERS. It is ordered and directed that the follow ing meetings and parade take place.and the Executive Committee ol the several wards are directed to at once communicate with the committee for the purpose of carrying out these orders: , „ . „, , Third and Fifth Wards-November2d, o'clock at Fourth and;Washlngton. November 3d, general parade ot all clubs. November ltu, Gorman, Hixth and King streets, 7J4 o'clock. , November 6th, Sixth and Eighth Wards, 12th and Market streets. Thomas R. Lully, President, p. t. Attest. E. B. Frazer, Hecretary, n, t. St. George's Satur lay evening. October 28th; to be addressed oy Hon. James L. Vallandigham, Colonel William H. New ton and hi. Myers. Esq. „ , , . Kirkwood Tuesday night, October 31st; to be addressed by Hon. Benjamin T. Biggs, General William Reynolds and Colonel William H. Newton. Summit Bridge, Joint meetiog of St. George's, Red Lion and Fenoader Hun dreds ; to be addressed bp Hon. B. T. Bigs s. General Reynolds and others. J 4 y order of the County Committee. 2 tm N OTICE— To the Democratic Citizens of the Tenth Ward. Yon are respeet'nlly requested by invitation of the HioKory Pi oneer Club, to meet at the Weccacoe En gine House, on Friday evening. tne 3d of November, to participate In the general parade. Dark dress suits. R LANNAN) Major Hickory Club. Thos. F. O'Donnel, Hec'y. Attest, Wilmington, Oct. 30. D emocratic meeitvg.—a meeting of the Democrats ol Brandywine Hun dred will be held on ealurday evening, November 4th, at I'A o'clock, at the Prac tical Farmer's Hotel, in the Eastern Dis trict of Brandywine Hundred. oct"7-tm T^EMOCRATIC MASS MEETING Will be held at TOY'S HOTEL. BRANDYWINE BANKS, Christiana Hundred, On THURSDAY, November 2d. 1876, at 7*4 o'clock In the evening. The meeting will be addressed by GEORGE GRAY, Esq., of New Castle, HENRY CLAY TURNER, Esq., HARRY 8HARPLEY, Esq The Wilmington campaign Clubs will be present and participate In a grand torch light procession on the occasion. «y order OCt26-7t 'Y FX. COM. 130UJ PAPERS. MAGAZINES AND STATIONERY, J^EWS PENH, INKS, SLATES, BLANK BOOKS. PASS BOOKS, POCKET BOOKS, ALBUMS, Aad a variety of Fancy Articles. Also, Bible*. Hymn Books, Sodality Books, Catechisms, Rosaries, Scapulars, Medals, Lace Pictures, etc. WEEKLY PAPERS AND MAGAZINES at publishers' prices, at M. RYAN'S, No. 109 Market street, oct28tf UMBRELLAS. 4 GOUSSEL, SenCH UMBRELLA MAKER,' Ha* removed to No. 109 WEST SECOND STREET. The best quality of goods al ways on hand. New umbrellas made to or der. Mending promptly attended to. If ING—PRACTICAL UMBRELLA na.V -IV MAKER, Repairing a specialty jr Any one having a good frame of mbrella can have the tnine made ah good a* new at half price, at ap2>tf S. w. Corner Fourth A Wain '- • MERCHANT TAILORS. -A ^1. O'CO.VHEB, Merchant Tailor No 2 WEST THIRD STREET, (One door from Market.) Would announce to his friends and the publlo at large that he haslaid In a full line of CLOTHS. CASSIMERE8 and VE6TINGS FOR FALL AT^D WINTER WEAR, And is making the same up Into stylish and good fitting garments at prices to suit the times. Good fit and workmanship guaranteed or money refunded. 4&-Pants a specialty. marUl HOWARD SIMPSON, Merchant Tailor, No. 2 EAST THIRD HTREET (Over Dobell's Hat Store. A splendid assortment 'of new goods foi toll and winter. PANTALOON GOODS In great variety. None but the: BEST WORKMEN em p loyed. _ angffi-Hm JOHN H. HUHLHACMBN, MERCHANT TAILOR, NO. «1S KING STREET, Wilmington Dm, »ug28-ly JOHN H. BCHAAF A MERCHANT TAILORS, SON, No. 20 NORTH ELEVENTH STREET. PHILADELPHIA. A Splendid Assortment of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES AND VESTINGi ALWAYS ON HAND. Del-«oi 120 Market Street. 120 JOHN DAVIS, MERCHANT TAILOR, ~ 49* A fine assortment of fine casslmert; goods kept constantly on hand, a good fit guaranteed. octl0-8m HOTELS. T. STEPHEN'S HOTEL, 8 CHESTNUT ABOVE TENTH ST., Philadelphia. Your attention la respectfully called to this new and elegant hotel, centrally loca ted, convenient to all public offices, place, of amusement-and Interest. Furnished throughout In the most elabo rate manner. No pains will be spared to make this a model hotel, pleasant and agreeable to those who favor ns with s visit. Transient rates from *3 to *6 pet day. Special rates to toinllles and perma nent guests. apl-ly THOS: ASHTON, Prop'r. THE HARE' CORNER HOTEL, JOSEPH YARNALL, Proprietor. There will bo found at this hotel an ex cellent yard for the accommodation of all kinds of cattle. It is a station of one of the best cattle markets In this section. sept20-3m ASHINGION house, w MARKET STREET. NEW CASTLE, JOHN McCALLIN, Proprietor. The above house is large and commodious and fitted up in the most modern style. Tht bar Is always well supplied with the best of ilquors. Boarding can be had on the most moder ate terms either dally or weekly. Stabling for 25 head of horses. The proprietor respectfully aaks the pat ronage of his friends and the public. sept28-3m will JOHN MoCALLIN. R educed prices, , ^ . SAM. LEE, Laundry, Sixth A Market. Gent's List. Price. I.adlea'List. Price. Shirts, 10 Wra pers, 50 to *3 Collars. 4 Dress, plain, Drawers, 8 Sleeves. 10 to 25 Under Bhlrts, 8 Polonaise, Nightshirts, 8 Waists, plain, 15 to 25 Wool Shirts, 8 Skirts, plain, 15 to 25 Socks, 4 Chemise, 15 to 20 Handkerchlsft' 4 Corsets. 16 to 25 Cuffs, per pair, 8 Overskirt*, 50 to 2.50 Neo« ties, 4 Drawers, 10 to 25 Bosoma, 8 Stocking*, 6tol0 Vests. 26 to 60 Collars, , 6 to 10 Pants,wool,25to*l Cufft. per pair. 8 " linen 25 to 50 Nignl Lressas.lO to 20 Towels, 5 Aprons, 10 to 25 Napkins, 5 Counterpanes,50 to $1 Table Oov's.15 to 76 Blankets, 50 to *1 Sheets, 10 Curtains. 25 to 8} Plilow Sllpa.10 to 25 shawls, Bed Ticks. 6* Bolster Cov's, 60 to *1 Rollers, 10 Tidies, 6 to 10 Work taken every day of the week and returned on the tnlrd or fourth day there after. Strangers wishing their clothes de livered must pay in ad vance. No allowance on clothes said to be lost unless reported within 24 hours after dellv ©Fed Family clothes, small and large, $1; all large places charged 61.50. _ for work done In less than three days an extra price will be charged. No article dell vered until paid for. Goods not called for In 60 days will be sold Oot28-lw c • 50 76 to 83 Has G STOVES AH D FIXTURES. REDUCTION. v, Stoves! Stoves! Tbe subscriber at tbe old stand i N08. 7*9 EAST FOUSTS ST. Is selling stovea at prices to salt the times The largest assortment of stoves ever offered for sale In this State. We have fixed the prices so low that we defy com petition. i All persons In want of stoves are invited to call and see tor themselves. H. F. PICKELS 9 Nos. 7 A • E. FOURTH ST. ootlfitf Now is the Time |—TO— GET YOUR NEW HEATER PUT IN, Or get your old one repaired and put In good condition for the winter. WE HAVE SAMPLES IN STORE Of the best manufactures of Portable and Bricked HEATERS We employ none but first-class mecbanics in our beater department, and you are sure of getting good work. the @ 15 per per do.; hf. or per 16 for per ~ 49 -Agent* for tue Standard Heater, Also Spear's "Golden Sun" flre-plaoe heater and Spear's parlor stoves. Bend for circulars with cuts. Flinn & Jackson, No. 219 MARKET STREET. ootlO-ly-eod COAL. COAL! COAL! Arctic Coal and Ice Co., ©Frick: NO. 2 EAST SECOND STREET Have the best ooal in the market and are selling at very low rates. Call and see us. Guaranteed toll weight (2240 lbs.) J. B. CONROW A SON. octl3-6m ipHE the of of W. and side side SHAWNEE and other celebrated ooal, free from slate and dust, reduced one dollar per ton of 2240 pounds, delivered at the door. C. W. WELDIN, Market 8t„ South side, Christiana. sept!24m PRICES REDUCED $1.00 PER TON. TURKEY RUN LEHIGH COAL, The above is a very superior article, pre pared with great care for FAMILY USE. Try it and you will always want It. ADAM GRUBB A BON, Twentieth and Market. 9th Ward. N, B. With our Patent Dump Wagon we will deliver it dlreotly Into oellars. HEAP COAL. c give unfit the the if hla ed police took and good FOUT Has reduced tbe price of hla ENTERPRISE Coal ONE DOLLAR PER TON. JOSEPH FOUT, West and Water, and Orange and Water Sta, } gHAWNEE COAL, SHAWNEE, The favorite everywhere. Secure your supply now for winter use. Schute wagons place it In cellars without dirt. CHA8- WARNER A CO,. Market Street Wharf. RAY'S FERRY G now took PRINTING INK WORKS, NG.8 71 LOCAL NEWS. The Surrounding Country. Twenty tone of coal Is the estimated daily stolen from the Reading Railroad coal cars at Phoenixvllle. The large flour mill of James K. Brown,at Elk Mills, Chester county,narrowly escaped destruction by flris last Wednesday. James G. Gilmore has exchanged his mill property at Spruce Grove, Coleraine town ship, Lancaster county, with Andrew T. Walker, for two dwelling houses In Media, Delaware county. Senator Bayard, the Democratic orator of last evening, was serenaded after the meet ing adjourned at tbe residence of R. E. Monaghan, Esq., with whom he stopped over night.—West Chester "Local News"oi Monday. There are now about 400 student* at Mll lersville State Normal School, Lancaster. The graduating class numbers 42, ten more than last year. The first excursion over the East Brandy wine & Wayneburg Railroad since Its exten sion to New Holland, Lancaster county,was one to the Centennial Exhibition, Philadel phia, on Monday of last week, v, Brandywine Summit seems to be a favor ite place for the depredation* of thieves. Tbe office of the Phils. & Baltimore Central R.R.at that place was broken open on Wednesday night last, and robbed of $8 in money and several articles belonging to the agent. While looking at the animals in the Zoo logical garden, Philadelphia, one day last week, a playful monkey slipped its paws through tbe bars and seized the spectacles from the face of a Berlin, Maryland doctor, and running to the top of Its cage, deliber ately removed the glasses and demolished tbe frames. i POLICE RECORD. Official Record of Arrooto for the Month of October. Drunkenness. Vagrancy, Assault and battery, DUorderly conduct, Illegal voting, Resisting officer, Using sling shots, Drunk and disorderly, Larceny, Receiving stolen goods, Kindling bonfires, Distributing fraudulent tax receipts Illegal selling on streets, Firing pistols within city limits, Making threats, Forging tax receipts, Begging on railroad trains, Striking a horse, Jumping on trains, 35 10 10 6 3 1 6 2 1 i > 2 1 I 1 i l 1 1 112 Total, This report sbows a falling off of 27 as compared witb the previous mouth. Domestic Markets. Tbe following were the ruling prices In the street markets on Wednesday : Butter, 40 @ 50, per pound; eggs, 26 @ 35c per doz ; tomatoes, per half peck, 15 @ 20c; white potatoes, do. 15@18c per half peck; celery 6al0; apples 6al5 hf. pk.; pickets 10al6 per doz , ehlckens 75al 25 per pair; corn 45a60 a bushel; oats 35&40 do.; beefsteak 12a20 per pound, stewing pieces 8al6 po.. roast 12a20 do.; hrm 22 do. mutton cheps 16a20; legs 15a20; racks 10a 12;lard 15al7; vevl 10a25; cat fish 13al5; rock 15; honey 25a30; haddock 8;halllbut 20 mackeral 15a20 apiece; lima beans 10al5; bologna sausage 15; tomatoes ISa20 hf. pk. Sbellbarks 8 per qt.: squabs 80a35 per pair: sbuashes 4*5 adlece; beets5 per bunch; cab bage 3al5, pears 25a50 bf. pk., onions 15 hf. pk., eggplants 3a6, young pigs 15*8 n pair, sweet potatoes 10a20 hf. pk., white potatoes Hal 20 per bu., pork 12*15 a lb., or $10 per bhd., cheese 12*14 per lb., lemoHC 25a30 per doz., peppers 8 per doz., apples 15*20 a bas., quinces 15*25 bf. pk., pumpkins 5a25 apiece; cider 15al8 per.gal., turnips 8al0 hf. pk., sweet potatoes 25a60 per basket, chestnut 15a25 a qt„ walnuts 10al2 do., coru 15a20 per doz.; sausage 14a 16 a lb.,scrapple 8al0 do., mince meat 2lbs for 25 cts.; rabbits 25 apiece, partridges 50 per pair. a Building Statistics. Yesterday tbe following official report of the building statistics for tbe month of Oc tober was issued: One house, William Kyle, on the east aide of Madlaon street, between Fourth and Fifth streets. One bouse, Andrew Kim, on the east side of French, between Third and Fourth streets. Two houses, Thomas Mousley, at N. W. corner of Twenty-third and Market streets. Back building, William L. Martin, at 8. W. corner of Eighth and Wollaston streets. Three bouses, Thomas Green, on the north side of Eighth street, between Orange and Shipley streets. One bopse, Thomas Taylor, on the north side of Fourteenth street, between Scott and Lincoln street*. One house, Miss S. A. Miller,on the north side of Ninth street, between Adams and Jackson. Three houses, Albert Smith, east side of Jefferson street, between Fourth and Fifth. It The Demand for Broad. Yesterday morning five or six young men stopped in front of the bake shop of Peter Sp&bn, on West 8econd street, and made a peremptory demand of tbe baker that be give them bread. In answer to this, the baker replied that such bread aa be bad was unfit to eat, but that he was just getting the morning baking ready. Tbla did not satisfy the intruders, who roundly abused the baker, and threatened him bodily barm, if he did not accede to tbeir wishes. They finally went outside and began atoning the house, which aroused Mr. Spabn and his family, and that gentleman came down and hla attempts to drive them off were answer ed with a volley of stones. At this time n police officer appeared, when the marauders took to their heels, followed by the eltlnen and officer, firing at them, but they made good their escape. a on of old the The Game Xmu>. Tbe game law for shooting quail and par tridges expired yesterday. Sportsmen are now at liberty to gun, so that they do not trespass. Large numbers from this eity took adysntsge of It yssterdsy. A Frightful Accident. A frightful accident happened yesterday morning to a man named Henry Merer, nearly sixty yean of age, and residing at No. 625 East Sixth street. He was at work on some two story houses being built by Isaac Murray on Reed street below Jackson, and at the time of the accident was engaged In carrying a bucket of mortar to the roof, for the purpose of fixing the chimneys. Alter he bad reached the scaffold and was ascend ing the second ladder to the roof, the bucket which weighed about fifty pounds, suddenly swung around, and In order to save himself he grasped the ladder, which gave away, precipitating him to the ground, a distance of sixteen feet. Upon alighting, his head struck against the sharp point of a brick, cutting an ugly gash. Both wrists were broken, and he was also Injured internally. Mr. Me} era It a moulder by trade and baying been out of work for over three months he endeavored to earn a few dollars In the above occupation. Dr. Blocksom was called.ln to administer relief to the Injured man. T. of E. on in a 4 The South Side Arouttd A monster meeting of the Democracy of the SecQnd ward, was held on the 8outb side last evening. The meeting was called to order by Col. Robt. H. Taylor, Captain Joshua Baker was made chairman, and the following were unanimously elected aa Vice Presidents: Wm. L. Gilbert, Jacob Brown, Wm. Stilly, Smith Hewitt, James Christy, Samuel Ferris, Joseph Bradford, Owen Palmer, Hugh Sweeney, Dan*el Urmy, James Quinn; and the followlngf'sre made Secretaries: S. Townsend, John H. Moore, Henry Kelnley, John R. Dunsey, R. Fltz patrtek, Wm. Kelley, H. B. Mclntire and John Hewitt. Geo. Gray, Esq., of New Castle, made a telling speech, holding the large concourse of people for an hour and a quarter, and was frequently Interrupted with applause. Alexander Cooper, Esq., of New Castle, alee delivered an able address. The flute band rendered excellent music, and the meeting adjourned with three rousing cheers for Til'den, Hendricks, Williams, Grubb and the whole ticket. of The Eire of Tuooday Night. We stated In our Issue of yesterday morn ing, that the alarm of fire late the night, be fore, was caused by the burning of the stable adjoining the property of Judge Bradford. Since then It has been ascertained that every thing surrounding the occurrence leads to the belief that It was the work of an incen diary, but what the motive could have been uo one is able to state. The property de stroyed was valued at $500, which was par. t.ilaly insured. The delay, which is una voidable, of engines reaching that part of the city, has agitated the question among the people of that section, of urging City Council to have the- fire-alarm introduced. a F. Personal. Hon. Thomas F. Bayard will speak at Chester to-night. Mr. John C. Cole,. Superintendent of the Wllmiugton Brick Company, was thrown from his carriage and cut, though not se riously, about the head, on Monday. Rev. Isaac Haldeman, pastor of the Dela ware Avenue Baptist Church, Is the young est minister In the city. Dr. A. B. Mitchell looks much happier since he has gotten Into his new store on Delaware avenue. A. P. Beecher, the popular photographer, is now visiting in Trenton. a to To all to In The Jefferson Club. A meeting of tbe Jefferson Club was held at their room last evening, and was well at tended, President Dr. Howard Ogle, In the chair, and John C. Farra, recording secre tary. Mr. H. C. Turner was introduced by the President, and delivered a full and com prehensive speech, detailing the most griev ous errors of the Republican party since It ascended Into power. He was frequently applauded, and at Its conclusion received tbe congratulations of many. A business meeting of the club was then held, at which a large number enrolled their names to take part In the parade to-morrow to-night. The Polios Court. Last evening things looked solemn and quiet at the Mayor's Court, there were few cases on hand, and the Mayor and Chief had bat little to do. William H. Hand and John H. Gray were lead out a little the worse for wear on ac count of drunkenness, and were fined fifty cents and costs. John Blake and Elijah Blake, for assault ing Fred. W. Smith, were fined $2 and costs, and were held In $100 to keep the peace. the the the Temperance Mooting. Last evening at the corner of Fourth and Market streets, an open air temperance meeting was held and largely attended. The first speaker of the evening was Mr. George W. Wells, who urged upon bis hearer* the necessity of working harder than ever in the cause of temperance, using It ss a means of reforming discrepancies In tbe social and political organizations. Tbe next speakei was Rev. A. D. Davis, who spoke to the same effect aa Mr. Wells. did tbe that The Boys and their Slingshots. Notwithstanding the vigilance of our au; boritiea tbe boya are again sllngshottlng pigeons and bids. Last Sunday and Indeed every Sunday they are busy at it, along King street,from Fifth to Second *treet,was a sad sight,number* of pigeons fell wounded on sheds and roofs to linger and die painful death. Will the Mayor and our admirable Chief of Police pleaae make a note of it and atop it. had ting be S. P. 0. A. Birds of Prog. On Sunday morning the Bird Guards, about fifty In number, went upon tbe farm of Edward Morley, at the junction of the old Ferry and New Castle roads, worked on share* by Mr. Wm. T. Wirt, and malici ously tore up cabbage, celery and turnip* by the roots. We are Informed by the latter gentleman that tbe road from there <o Third street bridge was strewn with vege table*. ago and bis days Bonfires are very deceptive to the firemen who are kept busy trotting after them. at by he Minor Locals. The Brandywine Cemetery can no longer be praised for Its beautiful foliage. Shenandoah is the coal for use. For sale by G. W. Bush <fc Son. The Bird Guards returned from Penas— grove last evening about 11 o'clock. Tbe Jefferson Club expect to parade one hundred men strong, on horse and on foot te-morrow night. Revival meetings under the auplces of the Y. M. C. A. have commenced at tha Elm Street Baptist Church. A special meeting of the members of the Fame Hose will be held in their Engine House on Friday evening at half-past seven o'clock. The Delaware Steamer which was Injured while running to the fire on Saturday night, will be put in service again by Satur day. A blessing to bumanity la what Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup cau be well termed, for it has done more good already than any other medicine. Tbe steamer Ella Knight, which has been at Harlan A HolUngswarth's undergoing repairs, was purchased a few days since by a Mr. Whl'Jng of Boston. Tbe Womens' Temperance Union will meet at Grace Church, this afternoon at 4 o'clock, when an address will be delivered by the Rev. Joeeph Smith. The first hop of the season '"111 be that of theO. B. S. Society, which takes place next Monday evening, In (he rooms of Prof. A. S. Webster, In the Masonic Temple. Don't read this. I've been there. Go and get your Boston baked beans an brown bread to-nlgbt. A good lunch every evening at Charley Chandler's, No. 3 West Fifth St. Tbe Bird Guards paraded last evening. They bore a transparency of Levi, who Is represented as having his hair parted In the middle, but a little too much to one side. They went to Pennsgrove. All persons intending to partldprte with tbe JeffersoD Democratic Club, in tbe pa rade on the 3d lost., will meet at headquar ters, Bradford Building, this evening, at 7 o'clock, for drill. Thomas R. Lilly, Mar shal. It la understood that the Republicans on their return from the New Castle tramp, Sunday morning literally sacked a gentle man's cabbage patch. He came to Wil mington on Monday, and was paid a good round eum of hush money. of a The Terrapins at Chester. A meeting of the Terrapin Club was held last evening, at which arrangements were made to visit Chester this evening,to attend a grand Democratic rally at that place. The members are requested to report at the club room, Democratic headquarters. In full uniform, at quarter before six o'clock, aa the boat will leave at half paBt six o'clock, sharp. It is understood that Hon. Thomas F. Bayard will be present and address the meeting. Democratic Mootings. This evening there will be a Democratic meeting at tbe Rising Sun, supplemented by a berbecne, which there is every reason to believe will be well attended. Tbe members of tbe Williams club are requested to meet at tbeir club rooms this evening at seven o'clock sharp, to proceed to a meeting to be held at Toy's hotel, The Rokeby Cornet Band Rising Sun. will be In attendance. Parade. To tbe Democrats of Wilmington and sur rounding hundreds : A public Invitation la hereby extended to all to participate in the general parade of Friday evening. Parties organizing borse companies are requested to report in writing to tbe chief marshal as early aa possible, in order that they may be assigned to position In the line. W. H. Bradt, Cbfef Marshal. Man Missing. On Tuesday morning, Thomas B. Grubb, living in Brandywine Hundred, Western District near Sharpley's School House, left home and has not since been heard from. He Is about 60 years of age, and information concerning him will be thank fully received at this office. Steam Fire Engine Trial, [Hudson Telegraph.) A trial of steam fire engines took place In the city of Quebec, Canada, on the 24th, 25th and 20tb tnats. Tbe following builders sent engines to compete, viz.: Clapp A Jones Manufacturing Company, of this cltv; Silsby (rotary,) of Seneca Falls, and J. Ronold, of Chatham, Canada. The testa of the trial were all very thorough, and well calculated to show which was really the beat steam fire engine, and tbe result was a very decided victory for the Clapp A Jones machine. This adds another to the many laurels that have crowned the work of this, the beat steam fire engine now before the public. At a session just held, the judge asked an Irish policeman, named O'Connoll, "when did you last tee your slater!" The police-, man replied: "Tbe last time I saw her, my lord, was about eight month* ago, when *he called at my house and I was out." Here tbe court broke Into a roar of laughter. The Judge said: "Tben you did not see her on that occasion." The Irishman answered: "No, my lord, I wasn't there," at which everybody laughed again. It la said, in regard to the first act of"De Wakure," during which the bass, Nleman, had to ting near a fire which emitted dense smoke, that, during a rehersal one day, the etnger complained to Wagner. "I cannot ting In lhat smoke," be observed; "I shell be suffocated." "But you mutt," esld Wagner; "I can't put the fire out; the smoking and singing must occnr at tbe "Well," replied tbe artist, ft same time. "make the chimney sing and I will smoke. An old men who died about four months ago In Maysvllle, Ky , hid $1,200 worth of Untied Sta'es bonds In two mustard boxes, and burled tbem lu a pile ot scrap wood In bis shanty. Tbe wood was sold about ten days ago to a ragpicker for seventy-five cents, and while he was gathering It to getber a bystander picked up tbe mustard boxes and found the bond*.