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VOL XII NO. 38.
WILMINGTON. DEL.. WEDNESDAY. DECBEMFR 4 .1878.
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.
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
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
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
A. C. YATES & CO.,
Chestnut Street, cor, Sixth Street, PHILADELPHIA.
CHILDBEN'S A BOY'S DEPARTMENT. 626 Chestnut Street, 7 Doors above,
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
bottom pants always on hand.
jj, j. cor. Second and Marks! BSreefs.
F iR SALE—A good second-hand Jennie
Lind wason lor sale cheap, Apply to
DICKERSON 4 BRO,
QEO. W. JACKSON
BILL POSTER AND DISTRIBUTOR.
No, 6 WEST FIFTH STREET WIL
Attends promptly to all work in his line.
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
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'
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
MISS HELEN POTTER
To Night, December 3rd. '78
Positive and only appearance
in her grand role of Impersonations
To - night as Olive Logai n
To • night as, Anna Dlcklnso n.
To-night as Charlotte Cushman*.
To • night as John B. Gough.
Admission 56 cents. Reserved seats at C.
r. Thau as * uo's. no extra charge.
JpOUBTH GRAND ANNUAL
COMMENCING THANKSGIVINGN IGHT,
10 U onto,
BAND OPEBA MOUSE
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 4th 1878.
® u m!Suompa n
in the powerful AMERICAN MELO
DRAMA written by MILION NOBLES.
Pure In Tone, Intense in Realism,' and
Wholesome In Moral.
The Photo mur dies,
Admission 35 ftnd fiO cent*.
seats75 cents to oe had at O. F. Tuomas *
ijo's throe days In advance.
RAND OPEBA HOUSE.
Thursday Evening December 5th.
In the Best Border Drama of the day.
THE TRftPPER'S DAUGHTER,
Introducing the HI torlcal Celebrletles in
DONALD McKAY, cH arl I e.
-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.
WEST SECOND STREET.
Boot and shoe maker.
the city to get the best hand made
shoes. Either made to order, or already
New Styles Ready
GENT'S AND BOY'S
We snail be glad to have the peo
ple of Wilmington, oall and see the
and cheapest stock of Fine and
Medium Grades of Gent's Yonth's
Boy's and Children's Clothing tbat
was aver manufactured.
WANAMAKER & BROWN
6th & MARKET STS.
, ..7.1S a. in.
Wilmington, Del., Dee. 4, 1878.
W. C. Pennypacker & Co
(Successors to J. E. Prioe A Co.)
. 6 00*6 61
. 4 00. i M
Best Patent Flour.
Choice Family Flour.
Brail, per ton.
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.
.........2.07 a. m.
8.00 p. m.
New Cue lie...
7 48 p. m.
8 13 p. m.
. ,3.35 a. m.
..7 48 a. m>
THE frBATHERTo-day U will he
warmer and partly cloudy, with threaten
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
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*
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,
J. T. Scotl,
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
There was a drunk before Mayor Allmond
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
[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
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
"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
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
answered the prlsonor,
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
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
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
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
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
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
The M. E. Conference of the Wilmington
District will convene this morning at 10
o'clock in Asbury M. E. Church, Third and
The following la the programme for to
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.
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
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
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.
John Sweeney was fined $5 and costs, by
Mayor Allmond last nlgbt, for disorderly
conduct at the middle depot.
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
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
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.
We ask especial attention to our new
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
NEW CASTLE'S 5x7 POST OFFICE.
The New Castle correspondence of the
Fears were entertained yesterday mo: nlng
that we would have a repetition of the Oc
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
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
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.
REBUILDING THE PIER.
The government pier at New Castle,
which was partly demolished by the October
gale, Is being rebuilt, and Is rapidly ap
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