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TESTING THE MACHINERY. The Monitor Amphritrlte in the Hands of Expert Engineers. The trial of tho machinery of the United States monitor Amphritrlte, which is lying at the Harlan ami Hol lingsworth Company's wharves, was to begin at noon to-day, but at the point of starting the engines it was found that the spring of a steam gnage op one of the boilers was out of order, causing a slight leak in the gnage. This is lieing repaired and it is expected that the t rial will begin at (Î o'clock this afternoon. Tlie hoard of engineers that have charge of the trial are taken from various naval vessels. S, B. Hilliard, chief engineer, is superintendent of the board, with R. 11. Aide and C. Andrade, both chief engineers, as associates. These gentlemen an> assisted by J. A. B. Smith, William Robonhom, W. C. Eaton and A. B. Ciinaga, passed assistant engineers, and John V, Annan and B. C. Sampson, assistant engineers. j Tho trial is a continuous run of the engines and oilier machinery for twenty four hours. If any accident occurs, how ever slight, that will make it necessary to stop the engines, the trial will have to begin again. A continuous run of twenty four hours must lie made, An Evening Journal reporter boarded the monitor this afternoon and' went below tho heavy iron deck into tlie engine and fire rooms. The place was ilmly lighted by oil lanters and almost Hied witli the engines and machinery. Tiie air was fearfully hot below deck, causing tho perspiration to start from svery pore. In the fire room this morning ■rhen all steam was on the boilers, tlie thermometer registered IHO degrees, «our blowers drawing air from the out side were running Mid served to lower the temperature »lightly. There are three boilers on each ide of tins vessel, with three furnaces to ■ach boiler. The furnaces open into a lassagc way between tho sets of boilers, nd In tills hot passage way the firemen vork. RUNNING DOWN A CYCLIST. ■ lis Fellow Cyclers are Fighting Hiul I They Will Use the Law. I j George Middleton, a clerk in the I ardwaro store of Daniel James, Jr.. I hn down a member of die Wilmington BY her I Club on West Ninth street last week. Midd'otin va in a carriage. Hid the wheelman was ahead on his ran ■line on the right hand track. Middle ■in, instead of drawing out to pass tip; ■ her. pushed him towards the pavement ■to the gutter. Here tlie rider ■11 and the handle bar of his ■achine was bent under. Middleton ■aver stopped to see if tiie wheelman was Hirt, but drove on. 'The 'cyclist called Hi him for an explanation. He said that ^ts horse shyed ut tlie wheel. The ■heelman then gave ■eton his opinion of ^■udiict. Middleton retaliated by saying Hmt lie (Middleton) would run down him H any oilier wheelman, if lie had tlie op Hirtunity. Later in tlie week the two ^tassed in opposite directions when Mid Hetou said "You just wait until i get Hr); of you again," intimating tlmt lie ^Luhl again run him down. Several mem ^Brs of the wheel dull have said that if ^Bddleton or any other | »er at tempt to fun them down will be brought up in court. Tlie law ^■lowstbe liii yrlists one half the street ^Br riding and any attempt to cheat them ■ their rights will receive prompt alien ^■m. Tlie wheelmen are organized. Mr. Mid the latter's I AN ELECTRICAL CLOCK. ie ('lock Which Ring* tho ('amp Mect iiit; Uohk H. R. Kilmer has done ah interesting pee of work in tiie arrangement of tlie licial bell at Brandywine Summit. He jscribed the apparatus to an Evening Icknai. reporter yesterday afternoon. 10 bell is operated by a clock with the Instance) of electricity which is sup led by a battery of nine cells. The lek itself is of the famous Chimes of Irmandy design, with a music box, lying four times. The base is 11x20 Ihes, and the height is 40 inqjics. The Ictrical attachment is at the hack of the Ick. It has been so arranged as to like the. large 12-inch gong at the hours lording to the program, without any Itsido assistance. At 10,50 o'clock at Iht the clock keeps agoing, but tho Bet real machinery stops until the first 11 next morning, when it is again in Miration. Mr. Kilmer's tent, iu which n clock is kept, is aliout 200 feel from ■) roof of the tabernacle where tlie llg is placed. At each stated time the ■ig rings for three-quarters of a min n. Tlie clock will run for eight days Ithout touching. it«'M>lutions of Respect, letter to Evening Journal. É ILFORD, Del.,—Reguliir meeting of » Cedar Creek Republican Club last ming adopted the following; 'Whereas, it lias pleased divine Prov ince in his wise dispensation to call in us by death our honored and worthy klier erefore 'Resolved, That in his death we lose on our club a member whoso wise Insel we all felt safe in following, and lose experience merited our utmost Lfidence. rResolved, That our sympathy is due I tho bereaved relatives, mid at the pe time we always honor his memory pne whom all the members of the club lied up to for advice and counsel in liberations." Hiram Winslow McColley. 1'each Yellows. [Irwin F. Smith, special agent of the jS. Department of Agriculture to in tigate peach yellows, has completed work in Kent county, Md., and came 1 to Townsend this morning, from Rch point he will work down through [aware. He finds that tho yellows aro [ring quite a« rapidly this summer as |y did last summer. Last year, for ex- 1 .lc, ho found in the | «r then* aro 800 more diseased trees in same orchard. One orchard near . jrton, Del., had '240 trees diseased a i ««..I trL ,-x»«.. éixotao «tao ono ^ 1 '' Runaway. team belonging to George W. Hag ty of Kimbieviile, Pa., ran away near y ark last evening, breaking the tongue j knocking the top off his wagon. Mr. tgerty was on his way to Wilmington he time witli a load of produce. He eomjielled to procure another wagon compelled to procure another wagon did no t arrive in town until 1 o'clock. fakir at Coney island was caught king a lung tester the other day that bcentiy registered the exhalations of customers, but responded to suction i a measure of mail whiskey. mold G. Cameron, class '80, Prince |C jlluge, a aou of Hoary Clay Caul 1, has been elected Professor of Modern jguages in Miami University, Ohio. brands of flour kept by Nichols, 6th jKf '.g, Try L. & G. and bo happy. y: COBB'S VULCANIZED WIRE. The Works Were Formally Opened This Afternoon—The Process. Tlie Cobb Vulcanized Wire Company, Henry B. Cobb, president, J, Newlin Gawthrop, vice-president, and C. F. Thomas, secretary and treasurer, form ally opened its factory this afternoon. The buildings occupied by this company was erectçd and used by the Moir Canning Company, and are among the staunchest and most commodious structures in the city. It is situated on tlie nortli aide of the Brandywine, near where it enters tlie Christiana river. The process of manufacturing the vul canite win's produced by this company arc secured by patents on inventions made by Mr. Cobb. His first achievement was a process by which he could insulate conducting wires in vulcanized rubber pipes. He demonstrated tlie practica bility of forcing a wire through any re quired length of the rubber tailing, and then that Ids wire thus prepared is a bet ter conduit of electricity than wires pre pared by formerly invented processes. Tlie feat of stringing wires through vul canized rubber tulips lias lieen outd< that of encasing soft rubber tubes in lead and vulcanizing them by a process en tirely new and eminently successful. The process of encasing tlie soft rubber tubing is accomplished by means of a hydraulic press, the piston of which acting on melted lead at a pressure of 400 tons to tlie square inch, forced tho mettle through a die and out. at right angles with its entrances, in perfect lead pipe encasing a soft rubber tube. The rubber tube is coiled in a large pan covered with powdered soapstone. Th ■ end of it is started through tlie heated die, opposite to where tlie lead pipe is being taken out. It is soft and apparently not strong enough to bear its own weight. Tlie heat, instead of fluxing and destroying the rubber, expands it into a perfect core for Hie lead. Tiic process of making the rubber tub ing is similiar to that of making the lend pipe except that the machines are much smaller and a worm is used to force the sheets through the dies instead of the hydraulic press. Several hundred feet of I inch lead pipe was made yesterday afternoon, The battery of machines now at work are capable of making from eight to ten milc-s of the pipe daily. one by JACKSON * SHARP'S. Doings in the l*uny Ship Yard—Progress of the Building. The inside bottom planking is being attached in the new lighter now being built for Philadelphia parties. The lightship No. 57 is receiving in side repairs, and w ill soon have two new masts set in place. The bowsprit on Marvin's now yacht has l»een completed. Tho other spars will be ready shortly. The joiner work is nearing completion. The schooner Jonathan May is still worked on. The repairs have been ex tensive and when completed the boat will bo in a good condition. It will go off the railway tlie latter part of this week. On the barge now being built the hatch coverings have been laid and tho deck frames are all in. The timbers are now being salted. The work is retarded by the scarcity of planking for the outside. The laying of the deck will be started to day. The bottom of the new four-masted schooner lias been closed, for tin* deck bouse are being put in place. Part of tin* deck seams have been tarred. The bulwark planking is being put on to the deck timbers. The three-mast schooner Rhoda Holmes arrived nt the yard'on Monday afternoon. The deck frames are in a bad and will lie replaced by new material. Other repairs of a general nature will be made. Three passenger coaches were shipjied to the Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City K. R. to day by the Jackson & Sharp Co. M. Siatter fell off the Jonathan Gray, which is on tlie ways, this morning and was painfully bruised. The main mast has been put in Mar vin's yacht, it is forty feet high, and with the top mast, which will he 20 feet high, will make a total of sixty feet. Captain Norton is expected to-day. Tlie yacht will be named Lily B, and will he completed next week. Workmen are now "paying up" the bottom of the Jonathan May. Tlie masts arc now being put in the lightship. Barkcntine Jennie Sweeney of Phila delphia is unloading a cargo of lumber nt tho wharf. Tlie timbers condition, YELLOW FEVER. A Vcisel I.OMcx Two Hand«—Norfolk In Solf-defel Lewes, Del., August 14.—The quaran tine physicians report that the steamer Ardaugorm lost the steward at Havana and the first engineer on the voyage, both having died of yellow fever. The crew at present are all well. The brig Sagua also lost a man on th« voyage from pernicious yellow fever. Both vessels are quarantined for fuller observation. Norfolk, Va., August 14. — The board of quarantine commissioners of this port this morning directed Dr. \V. A. Thom, state quarantine officer, to notify the authorities of tlie Norfolk and Western and Seaboard and Roanoke railroad not to land any passengers from Jacksonville and other yellow fever infected places in Florida in Portsmouth or this city. BROUGHT IN LATE. The regular meeting of the Baptist Sunday School Union was not held last evening. About ten members of M <>OTe ' 8 Semite will go to Cape May on a yacht next Thursday. About 350 bushels of oats wero iu the market this morning selling at 58 cents per bushel. 1 from Liverpool, | A ear for e.irrring powder forrihe Du high. The uj per pert is open, with enn . van rolled up t> be used iu covering the open apae« when desired. K 1 _I_ How to Collect Taxe». Tlie country treasurer of Cecil will lie at the foil, wing places to receive state county and dog taxes this week; Wed nesdaj and Thursday at M. E. & C. K. Kirks store, Nortli East ; Friday and Saturday at E. P. Briekley's store. Port, I Deposit." He will be at " the following j places on the dates named: August 20 1 am i 21 at J. Harvey Clark's Calvert : 23 Miss Vinnie Platt of New York, who has been visiting friends in this city, re turned home yesterday. The Harlan and Hollingsworth Com pany received a car-load of 77 planks of teak wook yesterday which was imported John Brown is building a new organ in Gaivary P. E Church. It is a two manual. C C aud A A. with fifty-eight notes» and an mdenendent pedal of twenty five notes. It Las the following stops- Open diapason, duiciana, octave, piccolo, stop diapason, viola, unison. flute, sub bass, swell to great, swell to pedal-, BB* octave coupler. Tlie swell to, 1 ami 21 at J. » dmixS. __ _ \ and 23 at Woodrow's Hotel. Rising Sum and 24 and 25 at C. M. Child's, Cono wingo.—Elkton Appeal. New Organ at Calvary. pedal with vertical lever is the second of the kind to be used in this city. The new organ is in the front of the church on the left of the chancel, occupying 8 feet C inches by 10 feet floor space, and 13 feet high. The pipes all of which arc speaking will be arranged in two towers in front. They are richly decorated in gold and colors. The organ will lie ready for use on the first Sunday in Sep tember, at which time Mr. Brown will play it. It will be run by a water moter now being put in by Miller & Jenkins. The new tower on the church is being covered with slate. PEACHES IN LOWER KENT. Good Prices Prevailing This Week. Ilor ticuUiiral Exhllilllon. By Letter to Evening Journal. Felton, Del,, August 15.—All the talk and all tlie thought here is of peaches. The town is alive with teams and vehi cles of all kinds, from a light buggy that holds two or three baskets, to the "double decker" rigged up on purpose for tiie business, that will carry seventy or eighty baskets, crowd the streets. Buy ers from distant markets are hero and fruit is selling at fair prices. The week opened with a brisk demand. Mountain Rose was selling on Monday at 60 cents and good quality. Reeves sell at $1.00. Present indications aro that prices will bo at least remunerative during tho whole season. The old Nixon glut is to be feared, but if this is safely passed, tlie whole crop will be distributed over so wide an area tlmt tlie markets will be kept reasonably free. Felton is quite proud of her reputation as a local peach market, and the growers about here arc too widely known to allow any opportunity to advertise their claims slip by unimproved. They arc therefore alive to the importance of being well rep resented at the forthcoming Horticultural Exhibition to bo held in your city. Tiie society has a number of members here, including Col. Wilbur H. Bundle, John Heyd, G. W. Killen, W, T. Case, Peter K. Meredith, Jacob Friedel, Sr., and sev eral others living near town. Wesley Webb, secretary of the associa tion and one of the prime movers in form ing tlie organization, was here with a large lot of premium lists, and "stickers', which lie was distributing among grow ers, who will make exhibits. As fast as the several varieties mature, a basket or two of each kind is sent Io Charles S. Horn, the active and gentlemanly secre tary of the committee of orrangemanls. who will see that it is pronely stored in the cooling house of Messrs. Hart Bros., of Wilmington. Two basnet factories here are running at their full capacity. Thera are several evaporators within three or four miles of this point and they are using the small size and overripe fruit. ADA WINTERS FINED. The Proprietress of 713 Shipley Street Fined 839 and Costs. Last, night about II o'clock Sergeant Tucker led a squad of officers and raided the well-known house of Ul-faipe at 715 Shipley street, arresting Ada Winters, the proprietress and five of tho inmates. The party was taken to the City Hall and all released except the proprietress. She was held in $200 bail for lier appearance this morning. She went her own bail, depositing $200 in cash. This morning she was arraigned before Judge Turner and pleaded guilty to the information charging her with keeping a house of ill-fume. Judge Turner read the law to her and imposed a tine of $50 and costs and cautioned her that there was a clause in it fixing an additional penalty of $20 and costs for every twenty-four hours the place remained open. He also said; "If it is ever your misfortune or ill iucU to be here again it will be to your inter est to be here promptly and not delay the court." Just who lodged complaint against the place is not known, but it is supposed to have come from tho St. Paul's Church people. The place is one of the oldest of it . kind iu the city, hav ing been started iu 1875 by a woman named Watson, who died worth $80110. This money is still iu tho hands of tiie administrators, tho proper parties never having as yet appeared to claim it. The place has always been considered one of the best of its class. James McConnell was fined $1 and costs for drunkenness and Curtis B. Shrewler the same penalty for the same offense. Horticultural Exhibition. The exhibition of tho Peninsula Horti cultural Society, which will he held in the Opera House next month, promises to be tho largest show of the kind ever held iu the eastern part of the United Stales. The florists iu and near this city are all actively interested in it, and are growing specimen plants of various sorts to place on exhibition. Largo collections by amateur flower growers will also lie displayed. From Baltimore, i'hila delphia anil New York the largest and most celebrated florists will send magnificent exhibits. The fruit growers of the Penim:u!a.are becoming aroused on tho subject, and when aroused they never do anything by halves. Fruit is now comiug in from various points in consid erable quantities, to be stored iu the cool ing rooms of tho Messrs. Hart Brothers, on Fiftli street, the use of which they have generously furnished for the pur pose at a nominal cost to the society, in these rooms the most delicate fruit, if not too ripe, will keep in fine con dition for weeks, Among those who are contributing largely are J. G. Brown of Wyoming, Del., who has sent in sev era! varieties of early apples ; J. WU Kerr of Denton, Md.. widely known as a spe cialist in plum growing, who has for warded n fine collection of this fruit; John R. Griffin, Mr. Alice, Captain Snow and ('. E, Jarrell of "Tuckhahoe Neck," in tho central port of Caroline county. Md. ; John P. 11. Polk and others from Kent county, Md. The Wild West Show. Buffftl 1 Bill and his Wild West Show are drav :ng immense crowds at the Gen tleoBan' Driving Park. Philadelphia. Pa. Tin performance begins every afternoon at 5 o'clock and takes place whether it rains or not. Tliis is the same show in London wdM f ' ,r iTî" sûid'to bTby t he pralnTa few years aim The Penn , * » , Ba> road Company have made especial efforts to accommodate the large crowds lhat will visit the exhibition. A station has been erected at the grounds and spinal trams will run from the Broad Street Station at. frequent inter vttls - Round trip tickets can be purchased at the depot here including admission to the grounds for $1.05. An opjsirtuiiity should not be neglected to visit tlie show «s it is such a one os will never Is* got together again. Rv lutta» ta < Fvn!wn < ' e innR*»ri } By letter to Evening Journal. Dover, Del., August 15.—Smyrna aud Dover played a fine game of ball on Dover's grounds yesterday, Dover win ning by a «coro of 3 to 1. Hudson and . Day were the opposing pitcher*. McCaf forty catching for Day and Magee for Hodson. There wore very few errors on either side, all hands playing to win. Double plays by Kelly, Levy and Towns end of the Dover's wore the features of the game, ' BRANDYWINE CAMP. Visitors to the Temple In the Woods Services To-day, BRANDYWINE St'MIfTT, Del.. August 1.-), — Another splendid morning dawned upon tlie camp yesterday. The camp assumed n religions turn, in striking contrast with the ten days during which the tenters were having a good lime resting in the splendid grove. Tho trustees held a meeting for the appointment of mana gers. and transacted other routine mat ters. They adopted tho electric bell to call the service. It is never late, but al ways rings at the minute. It dis-s not wait because the janitor is busy. By vote of the trustees the collections were given into tin« charge of tho secre tary, with directions to hand to the preacher in charge such sums as in* needed for expenses. Tlie following jiersons were alerted managers of the camp : J. H. HofTockcr of St Paul's; Lewis Maxwell of Asbury; Reese milieu of Slloam ; Joseph T. Moore of Union; George Mouscly of Bethel ; Thomas Wilson of Grace, and C. C. Pepper of Brandywine. Superintendent Isaac Woodrow made a flying visit to Wilmington yesterday t attend to some purchases for the camp, and to secure the excursion tickets to 1«« sold on the ground. It is reported (liât George Stengle, tlie enterprising book agent, will lui the camp ticket agent. Arrangements for the mail have been made so Unit all letters addressed to Beover Valley, Dei., will find their way to camp. Tlie hack drivers bring it to camp on their morning trip, so that tho mail will be attended to promptly. All tiie Wilmington passengers should ask for tlie Transfer Company's conches, as they are the only ones t hut are allowed to run to tlie ground. All others drop their passengers outside of the Camp closure. ii cn Tlie 6.80 a. m. meeting for prayer was lod by President J. K. Pickels, and was in tcrcstiug. The 8.80a. m. wusledhy Pro siding Elder Murray, and was one of deep feeling. The io.80 n. m. service was a sermon by Bov N. M. Browne of Newark, Ho preached a very elegant sermon from II Kings, 0; 10. audience attended the Browne exhorted his hearers: for those that wore for them, wore more than those that A largo service. Mr. "Fear not. were opposed." meeting, continued until tlie hell flounced the noon hour. In tiie absence of ('. A. Grice, who was attending a funeral at Wilmington yes terday, the Rev. Harry Ewing led the children's service at l.vto'p. m. Tlie little ones turned out quite well to this first service and were well pleased to see their old Iriend, tim Rev. L. \V. Layfichl, on the stand. He lias had charge of this service for a number of years, and many members of the church now dale their conversion to some ings held by Mr. Lay field. Tlie Hll one of these meet He is a gen eral favorite at Brandywide .Summit. The 5.00 p. ui. sermon was as follows; Prayer by V. 8. Collins; preaching by the R' V, T. N. Given of Lebanon from Mark 5: 18 and PJ The 6.50 p. in. social meetings an« iu charge of W. G. Koons, and he selects whomever he finds available to lead. At the 7.45 p, preaching by W. K. Sears from Acts9; 11. There was a large addition to the c gregation last night. s came to the grove. Tlie country folk flocked in in large numbers, were much surprised when tho electric bell rang. m. service liiere was on A great number of carnal Some A p.Tty of twelve young persons from 'amp Rochelle visited Thomas W. John son's tent last evening. The Japanese lanterns have made their appearance in tents Nos. 122 and 125. Among tlie arrivals yesterday are noted. I»"v. E. I,. Hubbard,of Newcastle; Rev. T. S. Collins, of Scott M. E. Church, Wilmington ; Rev. F. T. Van hurkalow, Mt. Pleasant, Del.; Rev. Julius Dodd, Edge Moor; Miss Maggie Hazel, E. A. Watson and Theodore Shipley. Among tiie visitors last evening were: J. II. Porter and wife. W. F. Robinson and wife, Robert McCaulley and wife, Rev. G, L. Hardesty, Edward Muhllmusen and wife. Mrs. Ella Bates, Rev. J. L. Estlin, Kjiss Laura Mühlhausen, Louis Mühl hausen, Harvey Hickman, Beaton Smith, Charles Jerrold, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammitt, Rev. W W. Sharp, John Greenlee and wife, Edward Finley. B, Frank McDaniel and Layton Van Trump. T. T. Helium is a regular attendant here. H« spends tlie night in the grove and returns to the city early in t ho morning. Tiie boys would better not throw at the little birds whose paper house sways above t hi" mad ut the lower pump, When they it it it hurts. The Feldspar pit attracts a great deal of attention. It is 80 feet deep, and about 100 wide at tlie top. Report says that a blooming young widow magnetized the president and took him to the city last night. Tlie services this follows: Recso service by L. W. L*yfield; preaching by tiie Rev . J. W. Hammersly ; 1.50 p. m.. children's service by the Rev. C. A. Grice; 5 p. m., preaching by I). H. Corkran; 6.50 p. m., young people's prayer meeting by tlie Rev. G. W. Koons; 7.45 p. m., preaching by the Rev. C. A. Grice. î morning are as 6.50 a. m , prayer service led by Baldwin; 8.50 a. m., prayer 10 a. m., MANUFACTURERS' TAX. A FreposlerooH Amendment toe Had Law. Industry. Tex In the last edition of the Evening Journal, yesterday; con be found the following: "County taxes not paid on and after September 1 will be subject to an addition of 25 per cent. ' This is mis leading us it Is not the fact. Tlie act upon which the statement was based is as follows : Section 3 of chapter 143, volume 18, part 1. laws of Delaware: "Add to the said Chapter 6s. of the Revised Code, the following section ns section 6; That any person, firm or incorporation who shall neglect to take out any license required by the laws of the state for the period of ninety days after ihe time prescribed by law for taking out the same shall forfeit and pay to tiie clerk of tlie peace, issuing tin* same, for the use of the state, in addition to the amount already required by law for such license, a further sum equal -to 25 per centum of tho amount required for such license as aforesaid." This act was passed at Dover April 21, 1887. Tliis act relates to ail liceuses and manufacturers' tax, payable to the clerks of the peace of the several counties, fine imposed—for the 25 per centum amounts to a fine—for not paying these taxes and licenses within 90 days after the day set (Juno 1) for their payment is out of all reason. Then- are firms in this city which pay ai;tho way from $200 to $800 a year as manufacturers' tax. These firms pay these amounts quite as promptly as tho ordinary citizen pays his county tax. They pay an ex t«ordinary and exacting tax with at least as much promptness as their fellow citizen» pay the ordinary county tax. When this is borne in mind the » par centum fine imposed for dilatcuineM in the payment of their tax , becomes an imposition. « man who is taxed $200 for doing business or for manufacturing in this city ; is fined $50 if he neglects to pay | the $300 by September 1. To state this j fai t is to show the unfairness of the law. Tho It is n preposterous proposition, which could only have had its birth among that class of men from whom state legislators arc usually selected. There is no tine for neglecting to pay Iho county taxes. Tne farmers of St. Georges ran run behind two and three years iu their county tares without lieing fined a dollar. If the manufacturer of Christiana or New Castle fails to pay this imposition on business by September 1 he is lined 25 percent. Clerk of the I'face Cochran did not execute the act in 1887. giving the manufacturers and the merchants the benefit of the doubt that they had not yet heard of the law. Hut this year the clerk is constrained to carry out the letter of the act. GOOD FRUIT AND PRICES. rhea Nearly All Sohl amt Large Slilp unt». IN Tho local peach markets contained about 2,1100 boskets this morning of good fruit of the York. Mountain Rose and Reeves varieties mainly. The Yorks brought 50 cents wholesale a basket ; Reeves $1.00 and Mountain Rose 95 cents. Tho sales were large, and by noon not 150 baskets remained, A large portion of the fruit came by wagon from the peach districts and was offered on Fourth street, going north in of tho liest quality, the shipments still continuing large. Those shipped yesterday were as follows: The fruit 71 Philadelphia 33 to Hortfon . 1 North l*enn June'» 1 1 Scranton . 2 ., 1 Oswe ... I New Jersey ('tty Boston Chester Poll svlllo ... I Syracuse fi aveu ;;;; 2 Newark, N. 4. 2 Buffalo. 2 Cleveland 3 Providence... I ( aimndtigiiu. 1 Toledo Springfield. It bien Elmira Westchester, N. Y. Chicago Pittsburg Suspension Bridge 1 ■ 15« Previous shipments . 1193 Total to date .. To-day's Baltimore Sun say«: shipment of peaches to Baltimore jester day was tho largest of the season limn fur, Iho steamers on the Chester River Line alone bringing up nearly 80,000 boxes, which were bought most ly by the puckers. Notwithstanding tho fargexo ceipts, it was said by a well informed steamboat man that the |leach crop of tliis year, instead of exceeding the great yield of 1875, ns was expected, will full short of it, Tiie crop inis been greatly over estimated, he says. The number of orchards affected with tlie yellows, which could not have been foreseen, will make the cron fall fully one-third below what people hud been fed to expect. PH9 Tiie GENERAL POLITICAL NEWS. Tlie Senate 1ms confirmed the nomina tion, among others, of J. ('. Walton,Ken nett Square, as postmaster. Congressman C. R, Breckinridge of Ar kansas is nt the Everett House, New York city, and Congressman William C. Oates of Alabama is at the Westminster. It is stated on good authority that the President's letter of acceptance will not be given to the public this week, and possibly not during the following week. One of the questions asked prominent men for sometime past has been; "What books have helped you most?" General Lev Wallace to this query would proba bly answer: "Ben Hur" und "Ben Harri son." ; Congressman Fitch, of New York, an nounces his withdrawal from the Repub lican party for tiie reason tlmt in* cannot support the doctrines by which t he part y managers have determined to make tho present campaign. Judge Ycllott, chief Judge of the Third Judicial district of Maryland, lias announced his Intention of voting for Harrison and Morton. Tlie Judge has always been n Democrat and holds his present office by that party. Tlie Prohibitionists of ihe Fifth Con gressional district met iu convention yes terday, at Laurel, Md., and unanimously nominated William H. Kellen of Calvert county to Congress, and Professor Do WittC. Ingle of Amu* Arundel as Presi dential elector. Ex-Judge E. Page Davis of Brooklyn, who declared yesterday fur Cleveland, never voted the Democratic ticket in his life. He has been a staunch Republican since the formation of the party, and was one of those who took tlie initial steps in its organization in Ohio. The Republican clubs of New Jersey meet in convention at Asbury Park to day. Senator Ecarts, Congressmen Phelps and McKinley, cx-Senator Sewall and the venerable Galushn A. Grow of Pennsylvania will grace the occasion. There will be a grand ratification this evening. The California papers, in speaking of the land frauds investigated by tlie ad ministration, say that tlie man who con trois most of the Federal patronage in San Francisco lias taken out an immense trart of land in one county under the name of his stud horse, and has invented an Ingenious plan for entering tracts of good land as swamps. A boat was put on a wagon and the witnesses rode over the place seated in it. so they could swear in regard to tho character of the land that they had rowed all over it in a boat ! Some of the young Americans who will have a chance this year of deposit ing their first President ial votes seem to think that they vote on ballots with the names of the candidates inscribed at the top who are to lie President aud Vice President. Electors are rhosen in every state for every ticket in tlie field. These electors are all strong party men whoso opinions are well known before they are selected. Every state has as many elec tors as it has representatives and United States Senators togethef. The voters who are registered deposit, their votes for Presidential electors, and tlie ticket that receives tlie greatest number of votes in a stats will lie represented in tlie Elec toral College, which is composed of those qualified to give the vote of their state to Presidential candidates directly. One of Murphy's teams ran away yes terday afternoon. i The Albert Buv Chib were heard from | at Port Jervis, N J., yesterday by John 1 Dolmi, I , , Tlie bids on the grand stand for the fair 1 will bo received until 5 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. ,,, .. ... , . . . ..... i Ljeventh ami Church streets about 12.50 ocl< f k «*1» morning Workmen are digging a trench on Ship ley street between Front and the railroad iu which to lay new water mains. The colored people's excursion to Balti more and Bay Ridge this morning over t j, e jj, & O. took about 450 people. _ , , . . , , Ten carloads of people, about ,o00 per WéaJSSflMn excursion of ue wcwiooe Mmm | ^ E"« 5 "« Company this morning. The Pullman sleeping ears St. Louis aud Hamburg have been put in the yard at the Pullman works. Tho two "new cars now heiue built will probably he fin i ished next week. CITY NEWS .IN BRIEF. Workmen are laying new steel rails on | the P., W. & B, R'R.'iu the lower part of the Ninth w ard. ,,*,.. , „ , , , - . ,, . There was a false alarm from box 10 at I DEATH OF PHILIP COMBS. A Useful and Siuxy Career United by Accident. Philip Combs, general manager of the Combs Coal and Lumber Co., died at his home on Pennsylvania avenue near Union street last evening at 5.45 o'clock. He was directing the shifting of some coal cars at the company's yard at Eleventh und Church streets on Friday morning, July 27. He gave the signal to stop, but the cars still moved forward, left the track and fur as the street. ran as M r. Combs was jammed between tho top of the last two cars. He received serions internal in juries. lie was taken home on a cot, from which lie was not removed up to tlie time of his death. Reports from ids hediddc at first showed no change; Inter a slight change for the better was noticed, hut about one week ago the patient he came worse. He hovered between life and dont li for several days and ids death was due to exhaustion. The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at 8 o'clock, from Ids laic residence. Interment will in« made in Wilmington A Brandywine Cemetery. Philip Combs was horn at Hofenlieim, near Heidelburg, Germany, on February 15, 1855. He came to this country in the spring of 1S4S, arriving in New York when lie was about 10 years of age. He got employment in that city. George Bowers kept a bakery in Now York at that time and engaged him in his estsli lishment. Tho place was kept for one year and in the fait of 1849 Mr. Bowers moved to this city, opening a bakery on Second street, near Market. Combs came here with and remained witli him to learn the business. He was a good baker. He continued with Mr. Bowers until 1859, when tic was married to a daughter of John Bradford of Newport. He then went into partnership with James Mills, under the firm name of Mills A Combs in the coal business at Third and Lombard streets. The linn afterwards moved to Mr. Mills's present stand near Fourth and Spruce streets. After being In partner Young Bowers ship about 15 years, tho firm was dis solved by mutual consent, Mills keeping tlie business. Mr. Combs and A. J. Woodman then fonnod a co-partnership and bought out William Hamilton's' place at Eleventh and Church streets. The firm name was 1'. Combs A Co, Almut one year ago they were Incorporated witli the name of the Combs Coal and Lumber Co. if then contained A. C, Griggs, H. (I. Wliltely, A. J, Wood man, H. II. Woodman and Philip Combs. The deceased was a man of positive opinions, and decided action. Whatever ids hand found to do, he did with a direct ness that admitted of neither hesitation nor doubt. He was energetic and quick in manner. His integrity was ns sound as his purposes were firm. The deceased left a wife and six chil dren, two of whom are married. Tlie oldest daughter, Ella, is married to A. N. Southard, a son of 8. S. Southard. Another daughter, Clara, marriod George H. Middleton, clerk of Daniel James, Jr. HOW TO BE A BLONDE. Lake Will Girl» Deilas a White Horse* Make (lie HathliiK I» M Mono Lake constitutes one of the great est national deposits of hair dye iu t lie world. A white-haired old Bodie man who went down to tho lake this summer whs so pleased with the, bathing to be had there that he went in for a swim regularly every evening after finishing Ills day's work. He was down at the lake two weeks, ami when lie got bark to Bodie Ids friends him. He left Bodie» white hardly knew haired old man. and lie came back n gol den blonde, und apparently a man of only middle age. All who bathe in tlie waters of that lake become blondes, says the Virginia City Enterprise, and if the bathing ho persisted in for any length of time they get to tm red headed. A man last Spring rented the Levining ranch on tlie north side of the lake. He has three strapping daughters. As soon ns tlie water liernme warm enough the girls went bathing in the lake, taking for their mermaid gambol» a time when the "men folks" were ail out on the ranch at work. When they began taking their dips in the lake tiie girls were brown-haired, hut they soon found themselves becoming blondes. This so delighted them that they began bathing twice u day. and he tween times washed their heads in water from the lake. The old man had noticed the gradual change in the color of the hair of his daughters, and was much astonished thereat, but lie hod ills suspicions and said nothing. He kept quiet till tin- hair olfilie girls became a fiery red, and then he went after the old woman about it. When lie got no bad that he talked about killing a red headed man who had once iieeii Ids neighbor over in California, Ids old woman told him Unit it was only the water of the lake—that tin* trans formation was caused by the girls bath ing in tlie lake. The old man said tliis might be,|but lie was not satisfied. He ordered tlie old to bathe regularly every day with flic girls, saying that if she became red headed lie would think then* was some thing in it. lady Soon the hair of the old woman was ns red as that of lier daughters. The old man still thought there was some trick ulsmt tlie business, so lie tried the baths himself. woman and all hands are a family of golden blondes.—New York Evening Sun. Now the «ild man. tlie old "Ni I'al rlotlHui.' Old Man Protectionist Dana of the New York Sun. puts it thus to Young Free Trader Singerly of the Philadelphia Record : The Philadelphia Record argues elabo rately that it is no harm for nn American citizen who is a candidate for office or a high party manipulator to be engaged in a foreign political enterprise like the Ca nadian Pacific Railroad, which is planned and operated for purposes distinctly hos tile to the United States. It is fanny how these Free Traders seem to lack the sense of patriotism. To be engaged in a British enterprise designed to injure one ' 8 own country is to them nil right ' l "' 1 I . la, î lru :, . kuekfly, however, tlie great body of the Democratic Republican .American peoiilc lake a different view ,,f p WIGWAM, CONCLAVE AND CASTLE. The Red Men expect to take upwards of 2,000 persons on their excursion to Bay Ridge, on August 25, to morrow ww * 1 Palestine Castle, A, O. K.. of the M. C. will give an excursion to Brandywine Springs next Monday. Athletic sport* w ;n be in order. ' Mazeppa lodge. Knights of Pvthias. of p t ;,*• »*71 x * , r ; roT . wniUi,» t V«»* ptece t* eontrart building a new hall to coel $1 250 B<>«t flour on earth. King. Mr. Singerly will have to get up pretty early in the morning before lie will catch Mr. Dana napping on the questions of politics, patriotism or protection. The former can give tiie latter points as to policy and then beat him.—Doyiostowu ( ' iV) - Int ,. niR ,. nc< . r , for 150 bbls. of L. & G. sold iu six weeks. N!?ho!*, fith BAII.KIIADS. w T",MIS')TOXI > VD NORTHywy T». .Mb it ( IA1). Time-table, in effect July 8 1838. GOING NORTH. Daily Sunday) Knndsy Daily only (ex I rave Stations am a VVII. French SI. B. * O. Jonction Dupont . Uhadd's Ford.! IxMtape . West Chester . ('oatesrille Wa P m p m pm a m p a no 2.40 5.60 s.ih . rn . 2.48 5.15 8.11» ... 2.SO S.37 8.83 3.18 B.S3 8» 3.28 B.94 9.00 . . «1 . . 2.40 5.00 8.00 4.05 « 44 9.3» 4.« 7,1» 10.« 4.IK 7.44 54 8.32 yaralmrK Jo. Peters.. (US HI «.SO ,1222. ... Warwick . 7.1» 12.50 Hprlimtfleld 7.27 9.2» um 4.sr 7.3» 10.24 4.» Joanna . 7.33 9.33 I.is 5.01 Hirdsboro. . Arrive Readlmt P. .V It. Station. 8.30 10.25 2.25 AA» D Ji ÖJM ADDITIONAL TRAINS. Dally, except Saturday and Similar Lear» Philadelphia, B. & O. K. R., 4.30, »Jn p, m . Chester, B. * O. U. R„ 5.01, 5.20 n. m.: Wlf' iningtou, «15 p. m.: H. & O. Junction, «JR p.m. fhrlilao, 6.3» p. m. Arrive Dupont «.57 p.m. On Saturday only Will leave Wilminttto« at 5.20 p. am. Newbridge. 5.45 p.m. Arrive Du|Hinl u.in p. m. leave Wilmington 11.15 p. ., Newbridge 11.35 n. m. Arrive Dupont. II,* Birds« Heading 1.40 p. m. On Sunday only—Will leave St. Peters at st 10.00 s. m., Warwick 10.13 a. 10.24» 4.18 10.2U 4.31 7.5« 9.66 1.55 5.26 1U.5» 4,57 s. in ■ in. Leave iro 1.10 p. ra. Arrive ., Springfield Arrive (trailing at 11.24 a. m. GOING SOUTH. Dally Sunday Daily (ex Sunday) only I Station». am pm am pmpnam R ding I*. 4k R. at* ... 11 . 1 » turn UJ6 a. 1 8 8.01 Hirdsboro. 3.45 8.32 10.10 SitO 3.4ft Joanna . 4,HI 8.56 10.50 0.1« 9.05 Springfield 5.50 4.14 ».(«I 11.« 8.25 9.W Arrive Warwick 11.12 o.T* 0.28 Arrive St. I'etar's 11.30 «.!»! 9.3» I .V. Waynesburg J 0.08 i.:B o.in ('oateevllle. «.44 5.(1! 9.50 1. enure . .. 7.2« 11.4« 10,24 . West ( 'heater ntage «.4« 5.00 9.40 ('build's Ford June. 7.44 6.02 10,35 DuPont .8.0S 8.21 10.53 B. A- O. Junction 8.1» «.33 11.03 Arrive Wilmington French street. 8,30 9.43 11.15 . ADDITIONAL TRAINS. Dally, e ire pi Sunday- I .I'HVr Du Post 8.06 a. in., Newbridge 0.20 a. in. Arrive Wilmington «,42 a. m. Saturday only-Leave Reading 12.00 p. ra., arrive Hirdsboro 12.3a p. m. Ix-avo DuPont 1.33 a. m., Newbridge 1.40 p. ni..arrive Wilmington 2. '«l p. m. Iieave New bridge 7.00 p. m., arrive Wilmington 7.23 ii. m. Sunday only Leave Sprtnflcld 10.20 a. m„ Warwick lO.Sla. m. Arrive Kt. Peter's 10.4 «h. in. Leave Springfield 3.30 p. m., Warwick 3.37 p.in. Arrive HI. Peter's 3.50 p. m. For connections at Wilmington, at H.AO. Junction, at Ubadd's Ford Junction.atCoates villeand Waynesburg Junction, nt Hirduboro, ut Heading, sis' lime tables a! all stations. HHVVNKSS BIUGGS, Gen. Passenger Agt.. A. U. Mr-4 'AUSLAND, Superintendent. B altimore Kcnertnle tn effect April TRAINS l.kA V K DKLAWARH EAST BOUND. UIiIIh. aceom , dully except Siinilny . «.15 am Pbilinlelpbia Heixminnslstion, daily. 7.30 a m Philadelphia areonimodatton. dally. 7.56 a m Plain. A- ( 'bester ex. dally except stilt, **.30 a in Philo, necoin., daily exc ept .Sunday. I'bita. accommodai tim. Sunday only Philadelphia accommodation, dull". Philadelphia A Chester exerces, dally. 11.14 a m Philadelphia uceomniodatioii, daily. I ll) p m Philadelphia accommodation, daily 3.1«) p m Philadelphia accommodât ion, daily 3.56 pm Philadelphia * Chester express.daily. 6.30 pm Philadelphia accommodation, daily 6.25 p m Philadelphia tiecoiaimslation, daily .. A.40 pm Phdn. aoeom, dally except Sunday T.a> p ra Philadelphia ii ('hosier express daily. 3.48 p in Philadelphia accommodation, dully 8.» p m WEST BOUND. Siagerly nccmaodulion, dally . Ball iraoreaeoom., dally except Sun ... «.4» » an Chicago and Pittsburg express, daily. 7.38 a n Cincinnati and «H.Ixmis express, dully 11,68 » m Baltimore accommodation, daily 2 45 p in P'hnrg, Chicago and St.L. exp. daily... 5.40 pox Siagerly accommodation, daftv 7.30p.ra FOR LANDENBURG, 9.10 a, in. Sunday only, 11.00 a. m. Except Sunday, 2.46, 5.30 and 6.40 p. m., daliv. TRAINS LEAVE MARKET ST. STA For Philadelphia, 2.35 p. in., daily, tlmora, 2.36 p. in., daily. For 1 .ander Iso-g, u As and ll.llln. in., dally, except Sunday; 9.10 a. m. i Sunday only; 2.36 and 6.30 u. in., daily. Pittsburg, Uhleago and St. Louis exprès» AND OHIO RAILROAD. 9,1333, AV. DEPOT, 9.0a a m 9.05 a m 10.30 a m m m > m Pm .... daily. 6.311 p. m. LV. PHILADELPHIA FOR WILMINGTON. Dally. •7.01,1(1.01, ril.Oi a. m.. 12.01 noon. 1.4». I, 4.(19, •6.01. «.!»!, 3.10 10.10, 11.31 |. lu. Dully, except Sunday, 3.60 and 7.89 a. a., •4.25 and 5.30 p. m. Sunday only. 3.10 a. m. •Express train. Telephone, No. ML Rates to Western Point» lower than via say other line. 0.0. SCULL, Oen'I. Pom. A Kent. 3.(1 W. »1. CLEMENTS. Guacru.1 MasuMXr. COAL! Geo. W. Bosh à Sobs, FRENCH STREET WHARF. For Family use wo furnish Moal atf GOOD QUALITY AND CAREFUL PREPAUATIML PROMPT DELIVERY BY CAREFUL DWIY PRICES: Broken, per km. 2*40 EbK. per tom M0 Stove, per ton, 8*40 Small Stove, per ton. 2240 (Tieetaut. pot tan, 22411 ..,.$5.33 4M «.W A4» I COMPANY. Calcined 1 Master, Marble Dust Cements Lime Sand Fire Brick, Coke Coal. ' ' ' ) Msiht St. Wharîcs.