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man thaua qsssthf TO deepest Lively acs THS MORNING HBRAUD is published every morning, (Swdayex cepted) and delivered in theaty of Wil mington end aurroanding place* form cents per week payable to camera. M*ti subscriptions, portage free, three dollar** per annum. Gw>. CBimw dt On. Proprietor* «nd Publisher* Geobgx TSkoup Maxwell, Editor. Bonn A. CBibsi, Art Editor* Office No, 609 Shipley Areot, Wilmington Del. The Hon. he I* •'dead ti«ft was poae people had . which the panied behalf «s the ed." tried Anek, the None* to sdbscbxbxbs.— Thoee of our subscriben who are Indebted to the Meam Heraxd, will oblige by aa early re mittance._s=» WIUlIUIOI.Oel n Deo *4, l»7tt IN'G Of oxb thixo the eoantry will feel confident in connection with the invwtiga* tioa l y Blaine's committee, and that is, that the truth with not be distorted nor suppressed- Whatever the wily senator from Maine may have intended and no one will question hie partisan purpose, the investigation will be openly, and, we think, fairly conducted. The composition of the committee ia such, there being each preponderance of intelligence and probity on the democratic tide, ae entirely to over balance the Bepublical phyeiean fore of number*, tint the people, every when, will have a guarantee of a fell and free exposition of the frets Mr. Bayard alone, would excite the an ticipation of honest and intelligent in quiry, in the mind* of men of all parti**; but when to him aro added senators Gar land, Bailey and Wallace th* espeetation develop into assurance- Mr. Blaine will vote. allege the the To which Hon. present ib to ask tion only but both ing Office, tion. oartain vote Judge an all his sage, come oat of this effort to arouse esc t kmsl animonitie* with clipped wing*. TMM WIMBW PBtriUU The title of Deovom wee lnventedfln the twelfth eentury, at th* first eetahllahment of the universities. The lint upon whom It wsaeonferred was Iratria*, * learned Professor of L*w, at th* University of Bologna. H*ledae*d the Smperor Leb helre II, whoee Chancellor he was, to create the title; and himself waa the first recipient eftt. He was made Doctor of Laws by that onlvsrslty. Subsequently the title was xoxbowbs by th* fsculty of Thxoloot, and first conferred by the uni* verslty of Psrls on Petsr Lombard, the celebrated scholastic theologian. William Gerdenio was the first person upon whom tha title ef Doctor of MediclD* wu conferred. He received It from the eoliegest Asti, in 1339. (G1 eanlngs &#.) OBI IT AST. Txi BiiTB of John Burnham, Biq. ,tlsa> where announced In a spaalal telegram, reeeivrd yesterday morxiag, 1* a shocking, painful sarprtM to as. Mr. Burnham's aocdltfes, never robust, hu been markedly weakening fer the past two years sr mors. Indeed, ta rapidly and decidedly did grave lymptexe present them* selves, especially daring th* lMt Fall, that ihotejmoet familiar with his physical aondlt tton,looked for aa early fatal tormlxatlen ef hi* disease, aid had not It* progrse* bee* cheeked, tbs rssxlt which w* now chronicle would not have been surprising. Bat for two months not only bed there been s ces sation of painful and dangerous symptons, bat decided Indications of ceavaleseence From txtrem* emaciatioi and alter prostra tion, Mr. Burnham's condition wu eo mnch Improved that he was able to walk short distances without fatigue, and even with benefit to his spirits, strength, and appetite, and hi* prospects were regarded as encoura ging acd hopefal. Saturday he rode In the hack from his house to the depot, at New Castle, and went in the 10 a. m. train is Tew steed, where he stopped for a few minutes, sad la th* next np train reached hi* home again, at er Dear IS m. th* for was Mr. their will On to The writer saw him at 8 p. m. Ee was in excellent spirits, ratksr boastful of accom plishing th* trip with little or no fetlgnt; and was sating bis dinner with greet rsllsh. We had e dc o«raged him to make the visit to Townsend, and were gratified to witness what appeared to b* only gcod from th* trial, and we left him, confident that wt would, on ostr next visit to New Cattle, be greeted by hi* alwtyi eordtai welcome. Bine* th* foregoing wu written w* learn that Mr. Inraham passed s quiet, comfort able night, having enjoyed uiaterraptod, refreshing *leep. X* eweke a host fi>0 yesterday morning, nod roes soughed ■ little, when • profuse hemorrhage from th* lungs took place, from which he died in a few minutas without a struggle. Mr. Burnham was aa active,uoftl mem ber of Immanuel Church He has repeat oily served tits tow* o New Certle Commissioner, and sines th* elty govern ment was formed, was Treasurer, which sfflae he filled foitfatully and wall till failing health eompsllad him to resign. He woe at the Urns of hie death a member Of th* Board of Education, and when his health permitted betook aa active and inMligeot Interest in Ms duties. The writer Lela *** death #f Mr. Burn i:xl fern, Wc knew him intimu-.; , rvsa eoufideutioDy, and w# take a mournful pleasure ia testifying to Ms idmlrabl* qualitios. Tsmouy amiable traits, h* added two sna* sleeted ham as* gw i iTOHTOAlJDKfflBr^^aFASBjSSa^^^-. u Homan virtues. Nwer did »• kBOW * in man ■ore Inflexibly bonnet, or one «ore BH)%| unrcrrlicdy truthful. Whet itehor legacy ^ thaua ipotleeaaoputatlon can any ****** wilt qsssthf • r... TO the widow and orphan* *® extend the deepest eyinpethy^^_^^^. ,* Lively times and House prank*. ahead in Pennsylvania if— pranks, Mr. ■ene xioualy The North American having given the Hon. Wm- D- Kelley a gentle hint that he waa straying from the party fold, the ex-Judge ha* written an open letter,which I* rather ipicy, in which he dungn that •'dead load*" of *a»h were uatd to defeat hi* nomination. He *ay* "Among the member* of that Cooveo ti«ft «.«*« to whom the gain <rf hi* honor was proposed, and who, desiring to *x- flno*t poae the open traffie in the right* of th* people represented by the delegate* they Eha had choeen agreed to receive $100 for hi* 14fc> . He waited patiently in the hall in which the convention wan being held for the return of the purchasing agent who; tuppoaed he had bought Mm. Unfor tunately, on hie return, he was acsom panied by the ditbaning agent, on whoee behalf he had made the contract, who re cognised in th* delegate one of the meet «s scornful and influential manufacturer* of the Fourth District. He, therefore, de nounced hie agent ae a fool and decamp ed." '' Li! The manu&eturer referred to ia Mr. Dobeon, of the Falla, and the fellow who tried to buy him is said to be Mr. Adam Anek, a member of Common Council from the Fifteenth Ward. re is, nor no the we of free an in will vote. The , All As Th* Now m OTHBB USB allege that Kelley's friends had plenty of the "wherewith" and wed it freely- The following characteristic letter was sent t* the World yesterday: PEILAhKLFEU, Doe. $1, 1878. To the Kditor of the World; Dxab Six:—Having noticed in the Philsdelphia Timm of this date a letter, to which was attached th* signature of the Hon. W. D. Kelley, whw pr o fe me* to rw present the Fourth Congressional Diatriet, ib which he trice to manufectorc public opinion and chargee tbet messy was need to secure hie defeat, 1 moat respectfully ask him, if he is honest to offer a resolu tion of inquiry, and I am prepared to not only prove that his friend* paid money to delegates and made promise* of position*, but that th* Civil S r-ee »«.• proetituted both by the United a* ofiu.rs, includ ing th* clerk in the United States Pension Office, who forged hi*, Judge Kelly'*, signaler* to the pledge before th# conven tion. I also know where the wealthy manufacturer, wh* i* named did offer to a oartain delegate a position if he would vote for Judge Keiley. All I ask of Judge Kelley, if k* is honest, is to push an investigation, and 1 will furniah him all th* data be desires to prove that he or his friend* used meney, not only in this sage, hut also on s previous oceasion. Affidavits provingtbe abort will be forth Judgs Kelley On — And Th# ■Heat Hi* Where By Where The An Where Ta All the of Leb to first of of uni* the the And so desirse. R.M. EVANS. coming if Respectfully, ,tlsa> past and that aondlt ef bee* for ces mnch short with his went where th* at er Tk i WAiaiNaroN iffim The •psslal Oosrespondeco* of tie Hrbax*. WiggkBBTox, D. C., Dse. 81. At the time of holiday adjournment yes terday hardly s quorum tf the members of th* House were present. Many had left for home the night before and mors were preparing to leave. No business at ail was done. In th* Benat* th* Eastern Republican Senators were congratulating thsoselvse on their escape from service on Mr. Blaine's Committee, and the Waa Vein Senators were denouncing the "draft'' upon their numbers which withdrew them from participation in the regular work of legis lation. Senator Hoar is the ODiy Eastern Republican Senator who consented to serve, and Messrs. Teller, Kirkwood, Mc Millan, and Cameron, all Western men, will have the work of investigation to do. On the part of the Democrats, Messrs. Bayard, Wallace, Bailey and Garland, much more fairly selected as to location, were cbesen. It is considered on all sides that these gentlemen will be able to secure fairness in the coming investigation, and to present such a statement, if the Republi cans attempt unfairness, aa will do Justice to the fact*. Thero have for several days been rumors that Senator Conkliug bad tlvely refused to allow his name to be used in connection with the Prssidestial nomination in 1880, and that h* would cue hi* influence for General Grant Yes terday a similar story was telegraphed from Philadelphia hers concerning Sena tor Blaine, There may sr may not be truth in the** stories, bat I have little doubt there is some foundation for them. Despite what Democratic end other papers or* happy ia saying, General Grant bos for s long time been steadily gaining in ftrsagth among Republicans, and a recent indication of renewed hostility between the other two prominent candidate*—Blaine and Coni ling—must hav* the effect of in creating Grant's chances. All of them recognise the folly of attempting to elect either Blaine or Conkling against the wishes of th* other. death Taylor. Mr. T»ylor was our pioneer traveler. When only some twenty year* of age be gained great popularity by a most agreeable work giving his exper iences in a journey on foot through Eu rope, and since then he has been on almost constant traveler. He waa better know* and more liked in Russia than any other American, and hi;appointment as minister to Germany wm not only popular *t bom# but esuasd gratification in th* country to which b* weal. Christmas will bs a jolly the capital this year. In spit* of the hard times, the sheps are more than crowded with fins thing* and th* of Its She was in accom fetlgnt; rsllsh. visit witness th* wt be learn comfort fi>0 ■ th* in a mem repeat poai At md Americans will regret tbs our minister to Germany Bayard All govern foitfatully him death and active Burn knew w# to two sleeted #v«r in anticipation. The amassment announces BH)%| M of a passing notice, At ^ National Theatre Mite Ksty Mnyhew ■ wilt .*«""«» . --—*- 1 —— ~—" m and beet ih the wort* **"$* &9* House "Humpty Dwnpty" wtUpUy |is prank*. Mannar Ford ha* prevailed upon opera troupe and ourciti an an tr. pranks, manager roiu i Mr. Strokosch to bring open the new rear, and ■ene and many hundred viaitor* tn ■» xioualy awaiting thoM fevorito tnoMto, Kellogg and C»ry. DON. .... ™_. Th# following 1* pronounced by the Wmt minster Review to be un guesUo naMy the flno*t American poem ever written: within th»-e*bar realms of te*fl***tro*iL Eha rumed year mhMsdth# ^mydr v 14fc> .„.. When ail the field* are lying brown and bare, TH> CLOSING SUIMR BT T. B. Baas. bans locking from their bany The O'er the don waters widening In the , s:H«SSS'S6£M'S All eights were mellowed, and all souhd subdued. Xh# bill* teemed farther and the stream l0W 'th* distant woodman hewed leg, with many a muffled As la a Hi*'win blew. Th* embattled lbre*ta,erewhU* armed with Th#'r bSiaaer* bright with every martial Now stood Itk* com* sad, b eate n beet of Withdrawn afar In Time 1 # remotest blue. On sombre wings the vnltnr* tried hi* — flight; . , The dev* scares heard hi* sighing mate s ooudUIbU And like a star slow |drewnlng la th* light, The village church van* see m ed to pal* and fbl&t. Th# sentinel eoek ox th# hillside crew- Grew thrice-and all waa etUlerthan.be ■Heat until some replying warder blew Hi* alien born, and then was heard ne mere. , u t - ■ Where erst th* Jay within tha aim's tall •TMt, Mad* faruloue trouble round her wn fledged young; where the oriole hang neat, _ By every light wind like a center swung. Where tang th* eolsy mxrtlneof the save*; The buey swallows clsellng ever near— Foreboding, as tha rutile mind believe*: An early harvest and a plan toon* year. Where every bird that waked; the vernal, fear. ■ . •beak the sweet slumber from Its Wtngi I Ta imiiki reaper ef the may lest; >| All now waa sanies*, empty and forlorn,I w* loount Alone, from out th# stubble piped An^eroaked the erew through all th*| dreamy gloom; I Alone, the pheasant, drumming In the! vale, I Made echo In th* distant eottege loom. ■ FOR pn her swaying And Tk *%r?* ,,obn4,noW * omop<ma * bOW 'lWe The spider* moved their thin abroad* by I thsj&iawB.ihssniy ghost of flowers; I i ailed slowly by-passsd aolslessly sill The of on to do. to be be little bos in the in them elect the year* a Eu almost other bom# to jolly spit* than th* of tight. Amid all tkin—in this mart dreamy air, | And whsratks woodbine shad upon tksl porch Its eriinssn leaves, M If th* year ltoed I thero, I Flrlsg the floor with its inverted torch, J Amid all this—the centre of th* scan*, The whlt*-hairod matron, with monoto nous triad. Plied th* swift wheel, and with her joyous mien, Bat Uke a late, and watched th* Jiying thread. She had known sorrow—he had walked with her, Oft tapped, and broke with her th* ashen crust. And In th* dead leaves still shs heard Of his thick mantle trailing la the dost. I While yet htr cheek waa bright with ion-1 mer bloom, f Her country summoned and she gavsl her all; | And twioe war bowed to her bis eablsl plume— I Ke-gave the sword, to rest upon the wall.] Be-gave the sword, but not the hand that drew S And struck for liberty th* dying hlosr; Nor him who, to hit sire and country true, Fell mid,the ranks of th* Invading foe. Lang, bat not lond, th* dropping wheel wenten, Idks ths low marmnr of a hive at noan; Long, but not lond, the mtmery of th* gone Breathed through her Ups a sad and tremulous ton*. At last th* thread waa snapped—her head was bowed. Life dropped th* die toff through her I hands serene, I And laving neighbors smoothed her care-1 fal shroud, f While death and winter closed th* au-1 tumn scene. I I and I holl-l" Holidsy styles, Dunlap's, Knox's Nickerson's Silk aBd Derby hate, new day styles just received by 8heppey,the hst-j ter, opposite Clayton House. tf. | NOTICESm TT H. PEN8I0SEB8 TAKE NOTICR U AU parties en titled to pensions can have their papers pr pared and the proper davits sworn out at the office ef the Jne. H. Puhi Esq., tot Shipley street M formerly. affl late LEVI A. BERTOLETTE. Justice of the Peace and Notorv Public tbs OTICE—TO WATER RENTERS, N OFtoCB Watee Lsj*ateekt, V Wilsi-stos, Del., Dec, Wth, 1*78, / The bi.ls for I87tirre now ready and pay ab.e at the registrar's office, No. ISOS Mar set sueet. Toe law requires that all bill paid on or before January Hat. 1879, the race of the bill; thoee paid daring th. month of February flvejper eent addition al, those paid daring the month ef March ten per cent additional, and any amount retraining unpaid after April 1st, 1ST*, the registrar lg required to have toe ferrates withdrawn aBd suit Instituted for the re covery of the amount due, and the water will not be let in to inch premises until auota arrears, with aaaeasmente and *2 for draw-• 1 g ferrulee ore paid. Offloe hoars, • a. m. I to 4 D, m. P W. J. MORROW, dec l'l-Jm Registrar. Jf*' a , T1? £|TJTJ*/1T i T j fit A T.TE QjTJtll V | A w ■ ~ ^ m roB the lOgrr thirty data v —AT— sell and THE BOSTON ONE-PRICE CLOTHING O^nts HOUSE of 213MARKET and 212 SHIPLEY Sts s ■ . I >| w* will, allow om H | er cent, *■ loount fTOmeurpresentlowprloes mark^i tkelin^Dd^griuM. Oomo early and naxe th*| I the! I ■ OVERCOATS FOR MIN, YOUTHS, BOYS AND CKLDEKN. pn order to dear oar stock of a line of HEAVY OVERCOATS, In 'lWe will allow this same discount on I some «<Odd Suits," ready made I from either department, sill MEN'S YOUTHS' BOYS' OR CH1L DREN. Those | tksl I I J *u«.gmi Mtell in want I 03 small wm oi ion-1 f gavsl | eablsl I wall.] that S true, th* and CLOTHING. A Lao IN OUR CUSTOM DEPARTMENT head her I I care-1 f au-1 we have a large invole* Of SELECT PAT I TERNS, and will extend the discount. To I them, Now is U your time for a CUSTOM and I SUIT. Fit, Btyie and Workmanship gnar holl-l" 1 **^ hst-j tf. | have street affl late . V .E. HOLMES, pay Mar bill the th. March the re water auota draw-• w W . .. _ , a. m. I CLOAK INOBtor --- *P 1 *?£' d In. l*W pnew IJH; mtm feaim fear 1 < VJE. H PROPRIETOR. al 8. N.8MELTZ. Jf*' CABBp |f^ rmr~ W.T.STRAJjqj 0 A 8 R. SMELT! & CO., wholesale and retail grocers, Produce Commission Merchant AND DEALERS IN I i I bruits oi all kinds. j 00NSI0WWBNT8 SOLICITED, AND BBT URNS PROMPTLY M\SK. N. W. CORNER FOURTH AND KING STS. WILMINGTON DEL Our Retail Department U stocked with the choicest groceries of all kinds sell an low ns oan be obtained in any Eastern City. Our stock of l eas, rums &*' and Splcee 1 * fresn and pure, and lower than ever sold,m, Wilmington. ' __CAUR. SMKLTZ a CO. FUN FOR THE .MILLION! 5,000 PIPES GIVEN A WAY Gome and get ft pen ad of tfood light or dark NAVf CHEWING TQBaGCO Jo, . O^nts ner pound r present of a 25 Cent plp3# Of a pound oi good iinio&iiij ROUGH <fr READ IT and a 10 Cent Pipe, 1 TEN THHOUSAND POUNDS OF TOB iOSO AND 100,000 CIGARS THAT MOST BE CLOSED 00' BEFORE THE FIRST OF JANUARY. FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS OP ODDS AND ENDS AT MOST ANY PRICK' Hard tlmesaadno work calls for LjwP rioiJ Audyoutiil t ie n at Tin 0:ea 8. W.COR-lTHASttlPLY RTS., WILMINGTON DEL, Tebacoo Mart, A. A, CH4PM ORIGINATOR OF LOW PRICES P. 8. Ramsmher this offer hold* goo d until January 1st, 1S79. NOW ON HANL A FULL LINE OF THE LATEST LMPROV i > stoves, Heaters and Ranges ESPECIAL ATTENTION IS CALLED TO,THE LAIiii STOCK OF SECOND • HAND OFFICE AND PAKLO STO J£3. In good condition which i House Furnishing Goods. THE STOVE AND HEATER EMPORIUM 0 being, sold CHEAP. is AT H. F. PICKELS, 7 & 9 E. FOURTH STEW scpSt i 03 . Old Stoves taken In exchange. H YOU CANT STOP WE ARE BOUND TO oi P P >• HALL'S CO for; Oi BOTTOM PHI Ea O I a'id ''I' 11 ; be und'.-K' 011 Just reopivecl a Full I.lne of Gentlemen's, Women's dren's shoes which I shall sell at (he Lowest Possible have maraed down to meet The times. I a ; boun to t. ae fall. Call and be convinced as to cheapness. We will n l ^ Men's Boots, tf.tO and np. Pp* Men's-Uslters, l.lfi " w* Boy's Boots, l.-iO " 2k Also a FnU Line of Ladles', Misses, and Children's fall drest Sh ' ^ s 1 the Lowest P, ss : ole Brice for Casa. Re member the Plate j*- 1 Street, Wilmington, Del., nearly opposite the Clayton House a P Ml-ses' Sho<(., JLfW 1 a 1 d . up ' Women's shoes l.w „ (.hildreu's ' 10 PAT To gnar m J. Hall, Jr. CD e+ A ENOCH MOORE, n FOURTH STREET WHARF—DEAI.ER IN LEHIGH, SCHUYLKILL ft CUMBE3LAUL COAL ELMWOOD fer STRONG DBAFf INDIAN RIDGE FOR Fl.EE BURNING in Collars DF'i'oo of ol The best coal sold in th© city, 2240 lbs. to the ton •) *?£' d pnew 1 < H Wood Oak and Pine Kindling BRANCH OFFICE, C18 STREET.