THE CONDEMNED MOLLIES. *
JACK kuuob's van »BALU»—TUB boaud
OFFABDUNS U7VSU TO B10MH THU
Harrisburg, Dec. 17.—Jsek Kehoe
must die. The Board of Pardons has re
fused to reopen the ease,
a kmorial mom thx TBinuns si imtbb
AU SITU ATIOn.
A memorial 'fit the Society of Friends on
the subject of iInternational 'arbitration; a
-titlon of cltli w» of New Haven, asking
t ongreaa to help- the victim* of the famine
In China; and ther.memorial of certain pro
• mptlvely crauy Individual*, who desire
» jDCretB to appropriate^money to build a
io*d through Centr.al Africa.
MB. MIBXIMO it's MBlfiLT TO BLAINE.
Mr. Merrimon, of North Carolina, read a
, repared speech in reply to that of Mr.
K aine of laet week. Bespoke in favor o
place, harmony, and tb 0 break'ng down ot
_,1 sectional feuds, V
OOVBBNOB HAMPTU.U'S ILLNESS.
Senator Butler, of South', Carolina, ha§
received no Information co rroboratfug the
alarming reports frem Colu'mbla concern
I;- the state of Governor Hampton',
i alth. Mr. Butler believes tt'At the chances
are In favor of
bis , reeovi
THE MUGARRAHAN Cl '-AIM.
Washington, Dec. 17.— The House,
immtttee on Public Lands t D-day p06t~
jned until January 15, the he hearing of
. gumi nts In regard to the M pGarrahan
11 ,im, the attorneys of the New ridrla Min
j 15 Company, who oppose It, mot being
eidy togoon to-day. It is the intention
i i the committee after the date mwstieuen
r i give the matter continuous heat Inga un
i illt shall be disposed of finally.
MAIITIN BBBGIN" BB8FITBB HNTH-., JANE
1 is been respited by the Govern »r until
j inuary 16, 1879, In order to a How his
i ffunsel to tost the constitution silt; f of the
s -t ol 1877, In regard to writs itf error.
Bsrgln wts to swing with Kehoe to- mor
tONXUNO NOT A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIs
New Tobx, Dec. 17.—A Washington spe
c al to Graphic which th'M paper in Its lead
er says is undoubtedly cevrect, states that
1 lends of Senator Conklin 7 have recently
L-jen in c inference there an d to New York
on the subjeat of his nomination to the
l resldency, and that he wish ft under
4 ood that he Is not a candidate',
u it again enter into tbe contest,
utude Is supposed to be due, according t0
he Graphic, to the movements on f 001 to
concentrate on Grant.
UNIFORM STANDARD OP VALUES. '
The House Committee on Banking a Dd
Currency to-day heard Repreeentativ '*>
Abram S. Hewitt, of New York la advoca
cy of his bill to secure a uniform standard
ol value. A general discussion was indulg
es is by tbe members ot the committee,
and it was finally decided to conclude con
el teratton of the bill te-aorrow, at which
time ihethe various other bills pending be
fore the committee will be disposed of, la
c.uding the proposition of Representative
Phillips, relative so postal saving institu
tions, The bill of Mr. Hewitt, which was
u der discussion to-day, provides that the
gold and silver colas of the United States,
which are a full legal tender,shall harealter
be Interchangeable, at tbelr lawful value,
either for tbe other Upon the demand of the
holder thereof, at the office ot the Assis
tant Treasurer In the city of New York,
when pres et d In sums of 8100, or any
multiple thereof, leaving the amount of
s iver to be coined to the discretion of the
S cretary of the Treasury.
TIB JUBISDICTMN Or THE COURT Of
C ,mmtttee on Indian Affairs at their meet
log to-day Instructed Representative Throck
r orton, of Texas, to press for passage at
•c first opportunity bD bill extending the
j irisdiction of the Court of Claims to all
I aims growing oat of treaties between the
United States and IndiaD tribes and tbe
/iws pertalBing thereto.
THE ROBESON CASB.
It was decided by the House Committee
on Navy Affairs to-day that the majority
report of the commlitee fn the case of ex
i Secretary Robeson sheuld be withhold for
t he present, In order that that gentleman
e nd others Implicated in the testimony tak
en In the Investigation should have an op
portunity to furnish proof, as desired by
them, to show that tbe charges preferred
The time granted for this purpose ex
tends until January 14, four weeks from
day, and It ti understood that in order to
mIIow a full opportunity for tbe intoduction
of "new evidence the committee will hold
(teutons during the holiday recess.
HIGH TIDES AND TIDAL WAVI8.
THE OCTOBER TI»B AND TIDAL WAVES OF
OTHER TBABS THAT HAD SINGNC'AB *«
9ULTS ON THE COAST OF MABTLANj? AND
The 8t- Michael's Comet has the follow '
log interesting article:
Many persons suppose that the high tide
that visited this part of tbe Eastern Atlantic
coast in September, 1876, and the great
tide of the present year were really tidal
wavfs, caused by the submarine upheavals
and of the same nature as these sudden and
disastrous precipitations ol tbe sea upon tbe
coasts ot the Pacific and Indian oceans, that
have occurred several times within a quar
ter of a century. In September. 1877, the
tide would rise with great rapidity for a
while, and then recede, to flow Inward
again at tbe expiration of twenty or thirty
minutes. In October, 1871, tbe Inflow ol
the ocean eime mot -uddenly and In a
greater volu ne More land was submer
ged all along t c coast tn 18T8 than In
1876, but tbe force of the wave was not
felt so far up tbe estuaries that debouch
Into the ocean, a* on the previous occasion.
Tbe accounts .hat were printed of tbe
elhcts ot tbe October tide along tbe outly
ing islands that gird the coaet from the
month of the Chesapeake oorthwerd, bring
to mtod the deaorlpttoM #1'thetthUBw*
that struck the coastof ^rta lb 1878,»nd
the one that struck the- coast of India In
187T,—only this was the miniature of those
Such a wave as struck the Indian ooast
would submerge this entire Pqqtnsu}*, and
probably wash It below the surface of the
sea. One bf these Pacific or Indian ocean
tidal waves would do for the Eastern Shore
of Maryland and the 8tate of-Delawaae
what the last October wave did for Cobb's
j AU the effects "of the last October tide
have not yet beceyne known. It haa_re
cently been learned that soma agency dur
ing the storm and tide acaompllehsd some
singular results on a portion of the Dela
ware coast. The Mlsplllion river, or creek,
la a narrow, bat deep atream that empties
Into the Delegare Bay In about the latitude
of Cape May. At the mouih of the Mia
pillion are extensive salt marshes, not
covered with Wat$r by the usual tides, but
which very high tides always overdow. An
Immense volume of water came In on this
part of the coast from the ocean at the
time of the October storm of which we
speak, and after the subsidence of the sea
vast areas of marsh comprising several
acres were found to be elevated several feet.
These elevation* still remain, and are as
firm and as firmly fixed as the rest of the
fiats. What mighty force was at work tn
make these elevations, when the weight of
many tons of water rested upon the Mla
pilllon marsbest It Is not marsh cut and
piled up by the surge of the breakers, but
a gradual rise of large tracts Into elevations,
whose sides recede gradually to the level of
People who live down along the coast are
not so much at ease row as they were pre
vious to the omlrous outbreak of the ocean.
When the "flood" of J876 occurred those
who suffered by It, or were threatened by It,
took heart and comforted themselves with
the assurance, "Well, only one of these
great tldse occur wltbln the period of seve
ral lifetimes," au assurance that a second
and more disastrous flood, two years later,
rendered far less sure. - '' ■
CAPT. JOSHUA BAKER.
At tbe last quarterly inerting of the
New Castle county Trustees of the Poor,
these resolutions were passed:
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God
in the dispensation of his ail wise provi
dence to remove from oar midst our fellow
member, Capt. Joshua Baker, therefore,
Resolved, That in his death the county
loses an efficisnt officer, the poor a firm
friend, society a genial and courteous gen
tleman, and the community a good citiaeD,
that all sympathize with his family in this
their bereavement; knowing that the wife
has lest a devoted husband; the children a
generous and considerate father; and we
feel truly our weakness to tender them
comfort for their loss, and can only point
them to Him who has seen fit to visit
them with this sore affliction; knowing that
the hand which chasteneth is tender in
mercy, and God loveth his children.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu
tions he spread upon the minutes of the
Board ami published in all the daily
papers, and also a copy be sent to the
family of our associate.
BENJ. B. GROVES,
Com. of Trustees.
MEETINGS THIS (WEDNBSDAT) EVENING
Hope Lodge, No. Ill, I. O. O. F., at Odd
Morning Star Division, No. 2, S. of T.,
In the McClary Buildi ng.
Olive Branch Social Degree Temple, ot
True Templar's at Mc-Clary's Building.
Delaware Council, No. 2, O. U. A. M.,
Mechanics' Hall, 219 King street.
Harmony Lodge, INo. 5, A. O, of G, F.,
of Clary's Building.
Champion Lodge, Ifio. 6, K. of P., at K.
of P. Hall, 211 Market street.
Oriental Lodge, No. 13, K. of P., Jr. 0.
U. A. M. Hall, 511 Market street.
Cherokee Tribe, No. 4, I. O. R. M. at
Marls Building, 6th and Bhlnlev streets.
Being appointed Sole A gent for this elty
and viciuity, for Henry M- Stanley's
"Gyeat Work." "Throughtthe Dark Conti
nent," published by Harper <&[Brothers,and
being unable to see all who may desire it
before Christmas or New Y ears, they will
please address me.
H. C. Golds Bobouuh,
Wilmington P. O. Delaware.
Prices to suit the times.
Prices in Cloth, 2 Volumes.
" Hheep, 2 "
" Half Morocco, 2 Volumes, 18.00
THE PLACE TO HAVJE YGUBOLD
HASH LIKE NEW IB AT
No. 2 East 5th St,
N. B, Cleaning and Scouring a
lity Cutting and making Ladle
S roperly attended to.
eol8-3m ALFRED C BI-SON.
Teas and Coffees
The best and moat complete Assortment
lo the rotate. Quality excelled by none,
prices as low as the lowest.
GREAT WESTERN TEA COMPANY
16 East SECOND Street. 1
W. K. BOWMAN Manager,
3 doors from King.
We have o t hand a large and handsome
seleotlon of fanoy ami useful articles In
Oblna, Glass, Lava and other ware that
we give to our customers, to introduce our
goods, or sell at low prloes,
SUGAR* AT LOWEST GOST PRICE
Please eall and examine our goods, and.
get samples and prices.
W. R. BOWMAN.
LAC AX »OTK».
Read the Herald.
The holidays approscheth.
The Legislature will meet soon.
There are 338 Inmates In the Almshouse.
. Coroner But* hss not been to busy of
Sants Clsus Is the lstest newspaper ven
The days of Christmas turkeys are num
Professor Beehsr gave his conceit last
Thu Ribald's circulation Is In resting
The business at tbs post office la on the
There is u esse of hydrophobia la Wil
Go to the 09 cent sent store for Christmas
Officer Jones would make s good police
Go to the skating masquerade at Institute
The windows of Adam* & Bro.'s store
attract much attention. *
For Christmas tree decorations go to A.
B. Jones, 618 Market street.
The poor of Wilmington have been blessed
with a pleasant Fall and Winter.
The hydrophobia excitement In New Cattle
elty hat died away—so have the dog*.
Tho report made by Clerk Frazer to the
Board ot Health was an Interesting one.
Choice chewing tobacco of all grades for
•ale at Robinson'*, 118 East Fourth street.
Chicken thieves are foraging for their
Christmas dinner. Keep a lookout tor
Persons sfiilcted with peer sight, wonld
do well to call st ouse on Prof. lulls, 918
Please the little ones with a Christmas
Decorations cheap at Jones', 618
The Chester News says: The whipping
post might be made effective In abating the
Cornucopias, drums, boats, baskets fer
decorating your Christmas trees, at Jones',
818 Market street.
> Everybody sheuld kaow that the Cigar
Box Is tbe plaoe t* buy the beet qualities of
chewing and smoking tobacco.
The nlgbt schools are calculated to do
much good among those who are prevented
from attending during tbe day.
A first class shave for 6 cents at Allen's,
No. 3 list Sixth street, near Market. Hair
cutting a specialty, price 12 cents.
Merschaum and pipes of all descriptions
satiable fer holiday presents for sale at
Robinson's, No. 113 East Fourth street.
People living along Railroad avenue com
plain that the cars of the P., W. <fc B. Com
piny ru* too fast while within the city
Gold and silver paper, paper lace, gold
elglng, decalclmanle cut pictures for
Christmas tree decorations, at Jones', 618
Five cents will buy as goed a cigar at the
Cigar Box, corner Shipley aid Fifth streets,
as Is usually sold at other plaees for 10
Call and try one.
Holiday styles, Dunlap's, Knox's and
Nickerson's Silk and Derby hats, new holi
day styles just received by Sheppey,tbe hat
ter, opposite Clayton House. tf.
Now Is the time for persons to Invest
money In the purchase of a cheap home
Real estate may never bs as low again In
Wilmington as It 1* as present.
The temperance men ef Wilmington will
send a delegation to Dover during the pres
ent term of the Legislature, in order to at
tempt getting the existing license law
Tbe largset stock of merschaum goods
ever offered for sale In this elty, can be
found at tbe large wholesale and retail to
bacco bouse of Wm. H. Robinson, No. 113
S. Fourth street.
Miss Tatnall & Co,; 807 Market street,
make tbe cheapest and handaomett designs
for Funerals, such as Crosses, Wreaths,
Crowns, Anchors, Harps, Pillows, Broken
Columns, Ac., Ac.
Miss Tatnall & Co„ 807 Market itreet,
makes the cheapest and handsomest designs
tor Funerals, such as Creases, Wraathe,
Crowns, Anchors, Harps, Pillows, Broken
Columns, Ac., dec.
McCloskey is acknowledged to be the
cheapest hattsr In town. He treats his
customers fairly, sells firat-elass geode and
chargee reasoualbe prices. Give him a
call at the Opera Heuae Hat store, Vo 812
A. Fountain, proprietor of tbe cozy sad
Mat Hair Cutting and Shaving Saloon
corner Market and 8lxt,h streets, invites all
who desire neat, expldittoui and artlatlc
work In the tonsortal line, to give him a
call. He makes a specialty of hair tutting
" A thing of beauty la a joy fiprever."
This applies particularly to the Shirts made
to order by L. B. Jones, No. 121 Markst
street. By leaving your measure at bis
store, you are sure of obtaining a neatly
fitting shirt, drawers, or any description _
underwear, as low as you can obtain au
Inferior article elsewhere.
Professor Charles Italie has removed bis
efflee to No. 218 Market street, where
can be consulted by all those afflicted with
any deficiency of the slgfet. Satisfaction
guaranteed lq every Instance, particularly
In such oases where the sight has been lm
paired by the use of improper or Inferior
glasses. Having a practical experience ol
eleven years, he is enabled to adopt sucb
glasses as are most appropriate to the
sight by mere inspection of the eyes. Tbe
highest referenoe given. Office days Wed
nesdays, Saturdays, and every evening
r hrough the week.
Prof, Charles Italie,
918 Market st„ Wilmington, Pelj
ail Foil Stock
Men's and Youth's
UNDERWEAR A C.,
AT TUB OLD STAND OF
No. Ill MARKET STREET
Also a ft-f, stock of Traveling Bags,
Satchels A ('., Suitable for Holida s
presents. A large var.ety of the
Now M> tbodlst Hyi/n Books,
shirts Collar* aid Cuffs, Gloves
of all styles, pooket booas. Ao„ at as
low prices as can be purchased In
Philadelphia or leeewhere.
lu Market Street
* h- *
504 WEST SECOND STREET.
Boot and shoe maker. The cheapes
place in the city to get the best band mad •
oes. Either male to orde*, or alre tlv
New Castle County, Not 22d, 1878.
Upon the application oi Philip G Plun
kett Executor of James h errlgau. late ol
Wilmlngtin Hmnlie«t in sain County, de
ceased, it Is ordered and directed by the
Register that he Kiecutor aforesaid, give
nonce of granting of Letters Testamentary
upon the estate o f the deceased, with the
date of granting Iheneof. by causing adv> r
tmements to be posted within forty day>
from the date of hucIi lettere, In six of the
inns' public places of the County of New
Castle requiring ail persons having de
munda ag dnst, the Estate, to present th>
hau: e or abide by an Act of Assembly In
such case made ai d provided And also
cause the same lo be inserted t> tbe MoKN
i>q Herald, a newspaper published In
Wilmington, and to be ci ntlneid therein
three weeks, (e. o. d.)
f— | G von under the hand and Seal
J. L,s. > of Office ot the R a ster aforesaid,
(w-' 1 at New Castle, In New Castle Uoun
ty, aforesaid, tbe day aod year above writ
8. C. BIGGS. Register}
NOTICE — All persons having claims
against the Estate of ibe deceased must
present the same duly attested lo the Ex
ecutor on or beiore Nov. 22d, 1870, or abide
the act o( Asbembl'' In such ca«e m»de and
provided. PHILLI.'G. PLUNKETT,
Addres s Wfmlngton Del.
New Castle county, Dec 3rd 1878.
D !fl on .!; he qppucntlon of Rev, Patrick
Fellly Administrator of Jotin H. Ryan late
ot Brandywine Hundred In said County,
deceased, It Is ordered ind directed by the
Register the Admlnistratoraforesald.glve
notice of gr-ntlng of letters ofadmlulstra
tlon upon the estate of the deceased, with
the date of granting thereof, by causing ad
vertisements to De posted within forty
days from the date ofsuoh Utters, In six
of the most public places of the County ol
New Castle, requiring all persons having
demands against the estate, to present tne
same or abide by an Act of Assembly in
sucb case made and provided. And also
cause the same to be Inserted within the
Same period In the Morning Herald
newspaper published in Wilmington ai
to be cont inued ihereln three week
f '■*■'1 , Otven under the hand and Seal
-j L, s i-of office of the Register aforesaid,
A- ) at New Castle, In New Castle coun
wrltten CSald ' ' he day and year abovo
8 (E, O.
NOTIPN" au Seglster.
- ,° . -r "AD Persons having claims
against the estate of the deceased must
present the same duly attested to the Ad
" bef ° re D * C ' 8rd 1879
abide the Act of Assembly In such
made and provided.
The moist varied assortment
ot goods suitable tor Christmas
Presents that can be found in
We have opened a special ale
tartment for the JloEkiays,
vhich is stocked with a variety
ofnew and beautiful articles
which combine utility with bean
;y, and are therefore doubly de
We have opened this depart
mant for the benefit of all, but
more particularly to accommo
date those living in the upper
section of the city. There is no
necessity for purchasers going
down town, while we can make
it to the advantage of those liv
ing down to come up, as we will
offer many classes of goods at
least from 40 to 50 per cent, be
low the regular prices.
Our stock consists of
Handkerchiefs in boxes,
Cuffs and Collars,
Combs and Brushes'
'x! ! rix ' '
Ladies Kid Gloves
And a variety of other useful
articles which give us an assort
ment of CHRISTMAS GOODS,
out of which no one can tail to
select something pleasing.
Call upon us, and we will take
great pleasure in showing our
Store open until 10 o'clock
I 'l l
JAMES A. SANDERS,
701 MARKET ST.
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