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.. , • -r: , w; ■ fc A ' lif Tff 1 / -» ii I r" ^s: VOL XII NO. 38. WILMINGTON. DEL.. WEDNESDAY. DECBEMFR 4 .1878. ONE CENT. NOT BY FAVOR BUT BT MERIT ALONE. Will we maintain the reputation that wo have made daring the past throe year* of OIWIMO THE PEOPLE PULL VALUE RECEIVED. NO ABATEMENT i Btlll the rush keep* up from Morning until Evening. Onr Sales are Increasing from woe* to week, which has given us the front rank In trade. A. G. YATES S GO. The Great Clothing House in Ledger Building. WE DO THE LARGEST RETAIL CLOTHING BUSINESS OF ANY HOUSE IN AMERIOA. Oar Goode are more stylish, better made, and withal CHEAPER THAN ANY OTH ER CLOTHING HOUSE In the City. The people have found It out, and fully appreci ate t he fact. We sell our goods 25per cent, lower than any other House possibly oan. WE BUY ALL OUR 0001)8 FOR CASH direct from manufacturers and Importers. Our stock comprises the largest assortment of Fall and Winter Clothing EVER OF FERED IN PHILADELPHIA. New and Fresh Goods manufactured by oujselves. We have FIVE FLOORS FILLED WITH NEW AND FASHIONABLE CLOTHING, We have about sixty gentlemanly salesmen, who will take pleasure In showing yon through. Bear in mind, far thenextSIXTY DAYS WE SHALL GIVE SUCH BARGAINS in Clothing as never were offered before, which have mude ns the LEADING AND POPULAR CLOTHING HOUSE OF PHILADELPHIA. A. C. YATES & CO., Chestnut Street, cor, Sixth Street, PHILADELPHIA. CHILDBEN'S A BOY'S DEPARTMENT. 626 Chestnut Street, 7 Doors above, A. COHEN J Merchant Tailor, N. E. COR. SECOND AND MARKET STREET. Now is the time lo order your suite for Christmas. Prloes are put down lower than any placejln Wilmington. For $12.00 you can get a good ault made to order. You c"n't buy ready made suits so cheap. Pants made for 83.00 up. Guaranteed a good fit, spring Yeurs Truly, bottom pants always on hand. A. COHEN MEKCHANT TAILOK jj, j. cor. Second and Marks! BSreefs. SALES. F iR SALE—A good second-hand Jennie Lind wason lor sale cheap, Apply to DICKERSON 4 BRO, City Hotel. AMUSEMENTS. QEO. W. JACKSON BILL POSTER AND DISTRIBUTOR. No, 6 WEST FIFTH STREET WIL MINGTON DELAWARE. Attends promptly to all work in his line. J^ECTUBB J. T FIELD'S WILL LBGTUBE IN GRAND OI'ERA HOUSE, ON EVENING'S OF DEO. 6 AND 7. Subject ol 1st lecture: '•Flctloi Old and New, and its eminent authors:" Subject ol 2nd lecture: "William Cullen Bryant. ' Mingle ticket 50 cents. Course tickets 75 cents. Tickets exchangeable lor 1 reserved seat tickets without extra charge, on and alter Tuesday, Deo. 3 at C. F. ^Thomas' book store. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. GRAND OPERA HOUSE MISS HELEN POTTER J To Night, December 3rd. '78 Positive and only appearance in her grand role of Impersonations this winter HELEN POTTER To - night as Olive Logai n HELEN POTTER To • night as, Anna Dlcklnso n. HELEN POTTER To-night as Charlotte Cushman*. HELEN POTTER To • night as John B. Gough. Admission 56 cents. Reserved seats at C. r. Thau as * uo's. no extra charge. JpOUBTH GRAND ANNUAL FAIR —0F THE— American Rifles! AT— Institute Hall, COMMENCING THANKSGIVINGN IGHT, Admission 10 U onto, r AMUSEMENTS. It BAND OPEBA MOUSE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4th 1878. $ * M ▼ /; ® u m!Suompa n in the powerful AMERICAN MELO DRAMA written by MILION NOBLES. TEE PHffiEIX. Pure In Tone, Intense in Realism,' and Wholesome In Moral. The Photo mur dies, Reserved Admission 35 ftnd fiO cent*. seats75 cents to oe had at O. F. Tuomas * ijo's throe days In advance. RAND OPEBA HOUSE. Gr Thursday Evening December 5th. THk'loREAT western SCOUT ALLIANCE. In the Best Border Drama of the day. THE TRftPPER'S DAUGHTER, Introducing the HI torlcal Celebrletles in person. DONALD McKAY, cH arl I e. GREY EYE. ARIZONA JOHN. -And a Flr.t-Olass Dramatic Company— For particulars see small bill*. _UNICES—35, 50, and 75 cents — be had at Thomas A <Beserved seats can Co's B'oofc store. . CLANCY, M* WEST SECOND STREET. The cheapest 5<M Boot and shoe maker. the city to get the best hand made place In shoes. Either made to order, or already made CLOTHING. New Styles Ready GENT'S AND BOY'S CLOTHING. We snail be glad to have the peo ple of Wilmington, oall and see the LARGEST. BEST. HANDSOMEST and cheapest stock of Fine and Medium Grades of Gent's Yonth's Boy's and Children's Clothing tbat was aver manufactured. 1 WANAMAKER & BROWN OAK HALL 6th & MARKET STS. , ..7.1S a. in. •0 15 6 3 3 1 Philadelphia. THE HERALD. Wilmington, Del., Dee. 4, 1878. > t| W. C. Pennypacker & Co « i (Successors to J. E. Prioe A Co.) .I6.75a8.50 . 6 00*6 61 . 4 00. i M I* WD Best Patent Flour. Choice Family Flour. Choice Superfine... Brail, per ton. Corrected dally. We are paying to-day for oholoe wheat $1.02; choice corn, 45 cents. Adver. W.G. PENNYPACKER* CO. MINIATURE ALMANAC—THI8 DAY. Bnnrlsei. ..7.06 a. m. I Sun sets 4 84 p. m. Moon sets... .........2.07 a. m. HIGH WATER. Delaware Breakwater... 8.00 p. m. New Cue lie... 7 48 p. m. Wilmington..... 8 13 p. m. . ,3.35 a. m. ..7 48 a. m> THE frBATHERTo-day U will he warmer and partly cloudy, with threaten ing indications, LOCAL AFFAIRS. AMUSEMENTS. This evening at the Grand Opora Hons* the powerful American, Meldo-drama, The Phoenix, will be produced by Milton Nobles and company, Thursday. The play has met with great success where ever It has been played. The Great Western Scour, Alliance will to-morrow night, present th* Border drama "The Trappers Daughter." J. T. Fields will lecture In the Opera House on the evening* of December 6th and 7th. Subject of the first lecture, Fiction, Old and New, and Its emlnont authors; enbject of find lecture, William Cnllen Bry* ant. THE TEMPERANCE THEME. The meeting of the Moral Suasion Re form Association, last night, was only moderately attended, but those present were entertained by a programme of more than usual merit. Addresses were made by Mr. J. T. Turner, of Hartford, Connecticut; J. B. Cook, Jacob Foulk, Col. John H. Moore and Frank Whelan. One of the most enjoyable features of the evening's entertainment was the reading of two selec tions by Prof. J. C. Crabb, namely "Snyder's Nose" and "Th# Drunkard's Mania." The next monthly entertainment will be given on Now Tear's eve, and promises to b* quite interesting. * NEW CASTLE COMMONS. An electlen was held in New Castle yes terday to fill the vacancy In the Board of Trustees of the New Castle Common, caused by the death ol Major Dobb- Wm. F. Lane was elected by a plurality of 107. The vote stood : Wm. F. Lane, Robert 8. Martin, Samuel Etcljells, E. Challenger, Jacob Herman, J. T. Scotl, John Keegan, 137 THE SUN. A In the Girls' High School room In school house No. 1, Frol. Richard L. Quinton, late of London, delivered a lecture yester day afternoon at 4 o'clock, before the teachers of the public schools. The sub ject was "The lun, lti Genesis, Composi tion and Functions." Prof. Quinton was faster of the subject, and the lecture was most Interesting. There was a drunk before Mayor Allmond last night. 1 * J ■ 1 3§ 0 HARLBYG. BROWN. THl TRAIN WRIOKBR. OYER AND TERMINER. OBTTIir* H1ADT ro* WORK—TH» PEIS#N 1BS OK CAPITAL CKAXOM ARRAIGNS*— BUT KON1 OP THS OASIS TAK1K VP— TUB DOBSON CAB1 BOOKBD FOB KBXT XeKBAT. [Special Correspondence of the Hbbalv.] Nbw Castlb, Dec. $, 1878. The opening of the Court of Oyer and Terminer to-day was a signal for a general flocking to New Cattle, and the Coart Room sometime before the hoar of opening presented a more packed appearance than ever before, daring this term of conrt. Promptly at 10 o'clock the crier declared the Court of Oyer and Terminer open ,wlth Chief Justice Cemegye, and Judge* Wooten > Houston and Wales on the Bench. After sending the Grand Jury to their room, and a brief eeaaon of idleness, Attorney-General Pennington requested tbat the Dobson mystery people, Philip Vincent, Wm. Newcomb and Amelia Dobson be bronght In for arraignment, which was done about 10.35 o'clock. Mrs. Dobson and Vin cent looked simply sober, while Newcomb was the oily one whose faee denoted much concern. Newcomb and Vincent were at once arraigned on the charge of assault with Intent to kill the negro, James Jones, and Mrs. Dobson was arraigned on the charge of being an abettor and accomplice of the act. All the parties plead "not guilty. On application 01 the Attorney-General and of Messrs. Gray and Lvre, the connsel for the defence, the case was postponed until Monday at 10 o'clock. George Draper, the negro who killed John Wilson, colored, with an axe early on Sunday morning, Sept. 23, at Hamtown, near Middletown, was next arraigned on the charge of murder. Draper pleaded "not guilty,'' and a* he was not represented b; counsel the Court assigned H. C. Conrad, E6q , to defend him. Wm. Harris, also colored, was arraigned an the charge ol shooting Isaac Hopkins, In Appoqulnimlnk Hundred, with a shot e un, on the 15th day of Dec., 18T7. (Hop kins, It will be remembered, lived for a night and a day after the shooting.) Harris pleaded "sot guilty,'' and at bo was also without a lawyer to defend him, Benj.C Nellds, Esq., was assigned him as counsel. Harley G. Brown, who en the 39th day of June, 1878, placed on the track of the P., W. A B. Railroad Co., near Claymont station, a cross tie from which the Wash ington express was wrecked, and thefeby earning the death of George Babe, George Babe, Jr., Wm. Hough and Christian Krauch, was next arraigned. Brown cam* Into the Court Room with a firm step and just as he entered the dock Mr. Lore, his countel, came up to his side for a moment and held a brief consultation with him. The prisoner looked pal* and thin, and the Herald reporter, who sat In front of him on the day of Juno, and took down his confession, conld not help noticing a great change In him. Confine ment and worry has told on the man with painful distinctness, yet as he stood In the dock and raised his right hand In response to the summon*, there was a look of deter mination on hi* face. During the reading of the long and tedious Indictment of five count* he stood almost Immovable. He Is I only lndlpted for killing George Babe, 8r., the engineer of the lllfated locomotive No. When the reading of the indictment was leted, the usual question was pat, arley G. Brown, are you guilty or not guilty!" "Not guilty, clearly. "How will you be tried !" "By God and my country, answer. „ _ _ Upon motion of Chorles B. Lore, Esq., the case was postponed until Thursday, and th* wltuo.ses were discharged until that time. All the witnesses In the cases of Gtorgs Draper and William Harrlt were discharged until this morning at 10 o'clock. Bowers, Dure A Co. vs. Nathaniel Tom* linson, was then taken up. It was an In quisition by jury to get the claim of $492.06, amount due for rent and interest ob that sum. The whole aggregating $500.30 was then legalized by Jury and judgment given for tbat amount. At 12.80-o'clock the Jury empanneled in the Dougherty will eaaa came In after being out since 1.05 yesterday, and reported that n 67 com << answered the prlsonor, tf was'the M It could not agree on a verdict, and It was discharged from the ease. The ease of Bossenger's executors vs. James R. C.Oldham was then taken up. The action being for a rule to set aside a Sheriff's sale. George Cray, Esq., John B. Rodney, Esq. The aetlon was by Hoseenger's exeeutori against Oldham, at whose Instance the Sheriff sold the property. There were three lots In the property: The first, It was claimed wee worth $1,000, and sold for $505; the second, worth $360, and sold for $170, and third, worth $350, and sold for $805. In the first lot the action was brought for Insufficient description; in the second, for inadequate price, and in the third, from the fact that there had not been sufficient Inquiry made on the part of the Sheriff to ascertain the circulation of the different papers and lneert the advertisement In the ones circulating the largeat number of copies. The Oldham represented by and the Ex-Sheriff by sales of the first two lots were set aalde, bnt the latter was not, as It was proved by Mr. Rodney that the ex-sherlff had endeavored to find the circulation of all the papers. At 1.30 Court and a half. took a recess for one hour AFTBBNOON SBS8ION. Conrt re-assembled at 8 o'clock, and no business was transacted from that time to the hour of adjournment. With the excep tion of the sendlHg of the Grand Jury to its room, and the coming back of the same body at 5 o'clock It might be called an Idle session. When the Conrt asked the Attorney General If he was through with the Grand Jury he replied that he had a little matter which he desired to lay before them to morrow morning. They were discharged until to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. Conrt then adjourned. WILMINGTON DISTRICT CONFER / ENCE. / The M. E. Conference of the Wilmington District will convene this morning at 10 o'clock in Asbury M. E. Church, Third and Walnut streets. The following la the programme for to day : 1, Sermon by J. H. Caldwell. Alternate, H. S. Thompson, Sermon to.be criticised. 2. Disciplinary carries. 5. Discussion, " Should the I Presiding Elder Districts In our Conference be less than four Opened by J. France and A. F. Ellla. 4. Essay : "What is th*,'most conclusive line of proof of the Immortality,of most" C. M. Pegg. 6. Discussion : license women to preach and exhort!" Opened by Rev. J. B. Mann and Daniel Green. 5. Review of Newman Smyth'a, Religious Feeling," Geo. R. Brlstor. 7. Discussion : " Should our local minted try bo eligible for orders!" Opened by J. C. Kent and W. J. O'Neill, « Should onr Church The A YOUNG COON. A small representative of Africa named Frank Smith, who might have been eleven years old, and who might weigh fifty pounds, came out of a cell at the police station into the prisoners dock with as much levity and carelessness as though the Mayor was not about to pass sentence upon him. Frank said In the first part of hte defence that he had on* very good mother, and three fathers. This latter statement he finally reduced to one, and then came down to the trne expression of things and said his father was dead- He laughed when asked about sleeping In dry goods boxes, and when questioned about taking pies without asking from a good baker's store (this was the charge against him) he said he bad not seen a pie for a very long time* At he was too young to be sent to jail, the Mayor compromised matters with justice, by sending him to the Alms House. AN UNREGISTERED DOG. Angella Patti, Jr., and James Black were up before the Mayor last night on the charge or keeping an unregistered dog, and for the fined $5 and costs. offence were John Sweeney was fined $5 and costs, by Mayor Allmond last nlgbt, for disorderly conduct at the middle depot. X DARKEY IN TROUBLE. CHABSED WITH OUTBAG* OH A GrEI» OF FOURTEEN—A . BREACH OF FBOHI8E —THE CASE DmOMED-COMinTTED FOB ASSAULT AND BATTEBT. On Monday morning, while Require Brady was quietly seated in his office, waiting for something to turn up, a colored woman, named Mary Moore, came in, and in aw almost breathless manner, stated that a colored girl, fourteen years of age, named Hester Hunn, living in her house on Fifth street between Walnnt and Poplar, bad been out colored, aged about zo years. Mrs. Moore said she left the girl in charge of her child had gone but a short distance when she returned and found the front door locked. After knocking, there being no response, she forced the door open, when she saw Massey fleeing from the house, and escape over the back fence. It was then she learned what had happened; Esquire Brady had the girl brought be-> fore hrm. Her story was that Massey into the house and commenced fool, ing with her. locked the door, and then outraged her. A warrant was issued for Massey's ar rest, and on Monday night he was caps tured by officer Neary. A hearing was given him yesterday morning, and upon croessezamination of the girl, it was shown that Massey went into the house to light his cigar. He made immodest proposals to her, and upon offering $1 she consented, but failed to obtain her money, hence this suit. Massey was dismissed on this charge, but was found guilty on a charge of dis turbing religious service at Mt. Olivet church, colored, Fifth and Poplar, in Au u gust last, and assaulting with intent to kill John Londine, one of the Trustees of the church, and the pastor, Rev. Mr. Tilman. Massey was intoxicated and became dis orderly in church, and while being ejected by Mr. Loudine and Tilman, he drew a razor and came near severing the latter gentlema's jugular vein. On failing to obtain $900 bail, he was committed New Castle Jail. NEW ADVERTISEMENT'S. We ask especial attention to our new advertisements. Esquire Levi A. Bertolette and Thomai R. Lally give notice of their willingne.-s to serve all entitled to pensions, who wfoh to have their papers properly drawn, and both are competent and thoroughly trutf ■ worthy. During his residence in Was I. ington. Mr. Lally acquired familiarly with the operations of the department. M-Myers and A.Cohen each offer indue.-, ments to persons wishing well made cloi tis ing of all grades, at the lowest pric s: See, also, advertisement of the American Museum, Ninth and Arch streets Phila. SPIRITS IN THE BOX. Last evening there were about forty persons assembled In the third story ro m of Capelles building to witness the perl r mance of Miss Laura B. Ellis, a spirit, il. letlc medium. The performance, to e ly the least, was mystifing. The lady w is securely tied In a cabinet or large box 1 / a committee of two, selected by ths audit nee consisting of Messrs. J. A. Hart aid James Leary, and many wonderful m;> il festatlons oceurod, which, however, vere the same as those which have been perform ed by other jugglers for years. The • nly thing that dissatisfied the audience was that the committee was composed of sp it uallsts. NEW CASTLE'S 5x7 POST OFFICE. The New Castle correspondence of the Gazette says: Fears were entertained yesterday mo: nlng that we would have a repetition of the Oc tober storm. It is certainly due this city that the Post Office Department furnish us a post < dice. No doubt, but the amount of revenue Is equal to that of Dover, yet a buildir r of half the eost of Dover's post office would satisfy the most fastidious of our cltUens. This subject should be attended tj, as oar accommodations whilst waiting for the mall, on stormy evenings, are such as can be afforded by a few awning poets and a buttonwood tree, our office being about 5x7 feet. b assey, also came 10 PER80NAL. L. Thomas Baling, of the spicy N awark Ledger, was in Wilmington yesterday. We regret our absence from our office when he called. i . Right Rev. J. B. P. Wllmer, Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana, died suddenly of appo plexy, In New Orleans on Monday. He was a native of Virginia, and about 65 years of age. AN ANSWER TO BAYARD. Dr. J. B- Welch, Greenbacker, will be at the City Hall to-night, and reply to the views of Senator Bayard on the money quet* tlon. Dr. Welch was to have addressed a meeting on Wednesday evening last, bnt on account of the rain it was postponed. AN OLD MACHINIST DEAD. Abram Link, one of Harlan * Holllngss worth's oldest machinists, having been in their employ thirty years, died yesterday morning, at hte resldenoe, No. $15 W. Front street. REBUILDING THE PIER. The government pier at New Castle, which was partly demolished by the October gale, Is being rebuilt, and Is rapidly ap proaching completion.