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AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER VOR THU FXOPI.M. EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY. Journal Printing Company, If If is PUBLISHERS. FOURTH AND SHIPLEY STREETS, Wlt-M 1 KOTOW, DXI.AWARU. Entered at the Wilmington poet office as Second-class matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATER (In advance.* . $3.no 1.M •ne yfx -. B -1 months. .. Three months Ome Month ADVERTISING RATES. Oarrt* furnished on application. MONDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1888. LYING DOWN Whatever may have been the effect of the lying down policy in Kent county on the part of the Republicans of Delaware, it had a most disastrous effect on that party in this county, aud therein lies the answer to the question which the Milford Nows and Advertiser asks rather lightly, if not faction sly, hi its issue on Satur day when it wauls to know "why New Castle lay down so 'effectively this year." We believe that the News and Advertiser is sincere when it says that lying down In 1886 produced the victory of 1888 in Kent and therefore we shall answer it seri ously. Wo regard the proposition as false on its face, bût there are inherent reasons which prove that the lying down of 1886 had nothing to do with tho result in 1888 except to deprive President-elect Harrison of three electoral votes and the protectionists in Congress of the support of Mr. Charles H. Treat. Wo believe that the News and Advertiser miscon ceives the cause for an intelligible and welcome effect. We believe that It Is mistaken when It thiuksthat the policy of the Republicans had anything to do with Ahnt action of a part of the Kent Demo crats which brought about the present result. Conviction Is a powerful motive for po litical action. Lave for office is still more powerful than conviction; but factional hatred is the most potent of all infill ences in politics. Factional haired is its own mainspring. It needs no prompting from extraneous sources; but it move* from its own constantly renewing im pulses and is sufficient nnto itself. It was not the helpless condition of the Republicans, but tho circumstance of a Senatorial election that made the Demo cratic spilt In Kent county. If th»re had been no occasion to elect Senator Sauls bury's »accessor there would have boon no "Sanlsbury movement." But this occasion having arisen under the laws of the state the "movement" accom panied it without regard to the Republi can party, the weather, the crops, or any other matter. Wolcott's destruction was absolutely necessary to the cuutiuned rule of the Saulsbury's and they de stroyed him. That they accomplished this under the most unpromising and dis* rau raging conditions is proved by their own after-election statements to a reporter of ^the Evening Journal,, In which they said that they could not entrust their plans to the accredited offi rial organization of their allies. We merely refer to this to show how intensely strong and hostile their purpose to defeat and destroy Wol cott must have been. The Saulsburys would undoubtedly have done this work in 1886 if their party enemies had suc ceeded in nominating Mr. Edwin R. Coch ran for governor. But Governor Rtockley had made it possible for them, by his un popular and factional appointment«, to nominate Mr. Biggs, and the shoe was pnt upon the other foot. The other foot lacked the nervo to kick. But Mr. Biggs's ■mall vote demonstrated then that if the Republicans had not lain down they would have lieeii able to elect a candidate for governor by t he aid of the lake-warm ness of the defeated Wolcott faction. There is no precedent within the his on tory of the Republican party where lying down accomplished anything but demora lization. The party in several of Southern states affords a s'-'nîng illustra tion of this fact. On the contrary, persis tent aud unrelenting opposition has In variably brought good fruit. Did tho Democrats of Pennsylvania lie down at auy time daring the twenty-eight years, and did courageous aud sagacious persistence pre vent the independent Republicans of that •late from defeating General Heaver for governor when the "machine" ran him the first time? Did the Republican* of New Jersey ever lie down? And have they not had almost constantly one of the United States Senators repeatedly a majority of the ber* of Congress as well the last their and mem very useful majorities in the State Légiste ture? It was a Republican Legislature that gave that state its present temper ance reform law. Did the aggreasiveness of the New York Republicans prevent the late John Kelly from defeating the Democratic caudidate for governor when Aîovemor Cornell was elected? Or did Democratic persistence forestall the de teat of the late Secretary Folger for the name office by the New York Republicans in 1882? Ha* either party ever Iain down in Connecticut, and are not honors easy between them for their courage and vigi lance? Did the Democrats of Rhode Island at any time halt in their furrow, and did they not plough ap a governor two years ago? Have not the Democrats of New Hampshire pegged away in that Republican stronghold until It is a strong hold no longer? Did that party ever relin quish its organization in Senator Ed munds's state, or ever in the state of Blaine? Even Kansas has had a Demo cretie governor,and Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois have been all but wrested from the Republicans time and again bv their indefatigability, is any one foolish enough 10 assert that Sussex was carried by the Republicans this year because of their lying down? They did not lie down in Sussex. They were all supporting the Temperance Reform movement in 1886. Here then is precedent upon precedent to show, first, that wherever the minoritv party at last attained success, it was through a persistent and courageous con test in every campaign ; and, second, that factional hatred never waited upon the strength or weakness «f the common opposition, or if It did, it welcomed strength rather than weakuees. Fac tlonal hatred want« to succeed and it pre fer«, therefore, a strong ally to a weak one. This is axiomatic. Now. what effect has lying down had upon the Republican party in Delaware? In this county the Democratic majority for the Presidental electors was 2,840, which is just about 900 fewer; than the numWr of disqualified Republicans in the county. This wholesale disqualifiai Um is of course the direct result of the lying-down policy of 1886, for it takes two years to qualify the voters. On the lioeis of the above disqualification the Democrats of New Castle county had a majority of nearly 1,200. When the re maining 1,140 or thereabouts came from is easily explained. A city of over 50,000 inhabitants, in which the inspectors of election are appointed by a partisan Levy Court, becomes an easy prey for the repeaters of tho dominant party. The Democratic 'majority lu rural New Castle was 625, which is nearly 100 fewer than was expected by the Republican Oonnty Committee. In the country bun drain the people elect their own inspect ors and repeating is impossible for this and various other reasons. A repeater has no opportunity at Milford. In Kent county the showing for tho lying,down policy is no better. We are assured by high Republican authority in Kent that there are 800 disqualified Re publicans in that county, which is one fourth us many as there are in New Castle. When we reflect that there are three times as many Republicans in Now Castle as in Kent and that there are he cause of the population in this city fully four if not five times as many Republican poll taxpayers, it becomes obvious to everybody that Kent suffered fully much as New Castle from the misguided and spineless policy of 1886. The Demo cratic majority in Kent county for Prcsl dentiui electors was 1,160, although the factional feuds induced mnny Démocrate to remain at home on November 6. What this majority would have been if had been a full vote and a harmonious election can only ho estimated. AH there The party that docs not contest wisely, and fearlessly, each elect Ion is not a party. The man who does not believe in his parly sufficiently to fight its battle when ever there is battle to do is not a party man. A party that does not go forward, goes backward ; unless it fights its sol diers not only become desmters, hat it fails also to attract recruits. It offers no inducement to those[bold and indepen dent men who for good reasons of their own are constantly changing their party fealty. It has no charm for tho young men who lovo combat and who above all things want to vote when the proper ago If General McClellan hail not been re moved the Army of tho Potomac would still be "moving towards Richmond," and there would be more deserters at home than soldiers at the front. Lot the Re publican parly of Delaware profit by its past mistakes and novor lie down again. Let it profit by tho wisdom of its •neray which never says die. If the Republican party had the courage of its opponents, with its principles, it would be invincible. If the Democratic party had the principles of its opponents, the latter might as well go out of business. The secret of success is accident sometimes, but generally it is striving for it. Let no man and espec ially no young man Hatter himself that "something may turn up" if ho will only lie low, for such a notion carried either into business or into politics is tho sure forerunner of defeat and disaster, * arises. The rase and effcctivoues* with which the police officers captured the gamblers on Saturday night demonstrated more that there are men on the poll force who are capable of almost any duty that may be imposed upon their depart ment. All that they need i* the oppor tunity, tho official backing, and the sup port of public opinion. Iv demonstrates, too, in our opinion, that they arc entirely competent to deal with the illegal sale of intoxicants. But to do this w*irk effectively they must have tho stiff est sort of public opinion ai their back. once ■ • It Never Comes Annin. There are (tains for all our louses, There arc halms for all our pnln, Bui when youth, the dream, departs. It take» somethin« from our hearts, And it never comes again, Wc are stronger and »re better. Under manhood's sterner reign; Still we feel »hat »uraethlag sweet Followed youth, wiib flying feot. And will never come again. Something beautiful Is vanished, And we sigh for II In vain; We behold it every where. On the earth and In the air. Bat it never comer ag —RichardH ain. eury Stoddard. NEWSPAPER OPINION. The White Man'» 1'arly. Dover Delawarean, Men who have neither honesty or prin ci pie are not expected to tell the truth when it pays to tell a falsehood. The ladex says in effect that the Republican League resolved "that the schools of Del aware should be open to all." While the Republican la-ague showed how little sense some men have, and what little party judgment some would tie great men display, they adopted no such resolutions as the Index speak* of. True it is that the resolutions virtually demand a divis ion of the school fund between the whites and black*, and such resolutions only shows how foolish some of the Republl can leaders are. They have no judgment aud will noon disgust every sensible mhn In the state. Two years to come they will not be able to elect a read overseer in the state, provided that brats of boys, such as run the Index, arc given their status in the Democratic party, will be a hack seat. We wish also to say that when the In dex intimates that negro delegates railed on us it was publishing a siander. Those connected with the Index around kitchens in company with servants, but we associate alone white people. proper which hover negro with can Ye», But it Hoe* Not Register. Dover Delawarean. The forty delegates to the Republican League of Delaware, that met in Dover on Wednesday, adopted a resolution looking to the passage of a bill for a regis tration law in this State. If those who composed tho convention Lad not been quite young in probably would party management they have remembered tho de cision of tha lata Judge Bradford, which declared that the Slate of Dataware bad an excellent registration law. No one for a moment would impute ignorance to the able judge or to the delegatee to the convention. The boys were only a little green, that's all. A little laming and a few years' experience will be qaite pro (liable to the boye who are not accu» tomed to »ueb renpoasibility aa that of fixing up regulation« at public gather ings. Why Thar» U no Navy. Philadelphia American. The "economy" with which the (postal) service has been managed to the injury of interests of far greater moment is seen in the fact that we paid just $490. 067 for foreign mail service, and pocketed a huge sum by way of profit. The Eng lish post-office is a source of large rev enoe to the British government, hat it always!» taken for granted that the foreign mail service is a source of pense beyond the income, the difference being absorbed by the extended and ofli cieut ocean service, And yet there ace people who profess to be surprised that there aie so few ocean steamship lines carrying the American flag. Ile 11it« iha Rnseiitlnl ynnlltlen. Odessa Herald. Many think the great need of tho hour is a man of strong calibre, a thorough politician, one who is composed of good materia! ss tho retiring incumbent, and one who will set every inch of Del« ware ablaze. Many are of the opinion that these and other essentials are found in the Hon Anthony Higgins of Wil mington. He is undoubtedly a streng man and would fill the bill in every par ticular, but whether there is patriotsim enough in tho Republican ranks to over ride all petty factional feeling and select the man least anxious but most suitable remains to be seen. ex Did Not Treat Tln-1'lat« Right. Philadelphia American. On only one point did tho (Senate) mitt ip fail to apply the protective princi ple as they might have done. They did not propose a protective duty on tin-plates because they wished to avoid any change in the tariff which would tend toi neronso tho revenue, them in the wrong, to the revenue, that is an industry which should ho naturalized on our soil, and soon would be so under an adequate pro tective duty. com On that point wo think Whatovor tho result WELL-KNOWN PERSONS. Mr, F. T. Barium had just thirteen persons at his Thanksgiving Day din ner. The poet, Tennyson |is improving and hns been taking tea in tho open air in tho Isle of Wight. A wit on the Washington Post is of opinion that there is a churmiug elasticity about a girl of 18 springs. The wife of M. Benjamin Constant is described as very beautiful, resembling the liest portraits'of Marie Antoinette A lady has been appointed Professor of Wood carving in a Western college. "Her first labors,"says some droll person in the Baltimore American, "should teach the young ladies how to sharpen a lead pencil." One of Matthew Arnold's daughters is Mrs, Whittridge of New York, is now about to wed Armin» Wodehouse, second son of the Earl of Kimberly. Thi« brid« elect i« said to b« the very picture of her father A»other Dr. J. William White and Dr. John Ashhnrst are the most prominent physi clans mentioned to fill the chair of gery at the University »f Penusylvani left vacant by the resignation of Dr. D. Hayes Agncw. The Duché»« of Marlborough has quit Blenhuim for the South of France The Duke holds tho foil nt Blenheim. This gives the scandal-monger* a chance to make a volcanic matrimonial mountain out of a mere mole hill. Mr«. Harrison, wife of tho President elect, has been a very busy late. Not the least of hordiitie* has been that of answering—in writing, which is quite dainty— «11 |the congratulatory missives, telegraphic otherwise, received by her since Novem her 6. snr woman of her own hand A Brussels writer in tho "Weser Zeitung" place* Mr, Henry M. Stanley by t he side of Ulysses and Eneas, and im plies that in tho wanderings modern American, as in those of the ancient Greek and the Trojan, there was a woman in the case. Mr. Stanley's Calp so. or Dido, was a young English lady whom ho met in liis forty fourth year, "hen ho was living in Now' Bond street, The hero who has faced such stupendous difficulties was too modest or shy to toll her of his love, but confided 'it to her brother, requesting him to ho his media tor. He might have remembered the fam ous old American precedent, of Longfellow made so tolling a use in his "Miles Blandish." The English lady re fused to take the initiative; she would not decline nor accept the lover who had not courage to "speak for himself," but pro mised to think over the problem. While she was thinking came the call to Stan ley to march to Africa for the liberation of Emin. His old love for Africa revived, and he left the English .Calypso deliber a ting. the which Thay Were Cln-nm.pact. He held her hand—why should ho not? The maid did not object. They were alone, tho light wae low. They both were circumspect. He preened tl, too -of course he did, Whal mortal man should not? She sat unite still; *he did not Or flee the hated spot. He bent hie head, and «he bent hers. And that which then befell Thie youthful pair you'll have to For I Bhall never tell. —Somerville Journal. a-renin. RU»**, PENINSULA NEWS PARAGRAPHS. A new Republican newspaper for Sus sex county will be issued ere long in Georgetown It is to be a paper for the people, and everybody will he allowed to dip their pens in the ink bottle.—Odessa Herald. Ftank Roth well has a thoroughbred Holstein Friesian calf, three days old, thirty-three and a quarter inches high, that weighed when just one day old 116 pound*. Its mother ha* a retord of eighty pound* eight ouuces of milk one day, and seventeen pounds of butter in ono week, Her value is $600 It pays to raise fine cattle.—Smyrna Record. William H. Smoot, proprietor of the hotel of that name in Felton, died there on Tuesday last, aged 72 years. Mr. Smoot was a native of Massachusetts and came to Milfoid about twenty years ago. He kept a restaurant for some time ou the site of the Dorsey,and when that bnilding was erected conducted it as a hotel. About three years ago he purchased a hotel property in Felt, ou and has resided there ever since.— Miifurd News and Ad vi-rtiser. Ladies Watches. An elegant assortment of Ladies' Gold Watches at Millard F. Davis', 9 East Second street. Prices positively 'the lowest. Ask your grocer for Toppm's Cham pion Mince Meat. Telephone 503. THE POOLE HOUSE. II Ui orte Old Haildliiia to be Toi-u Down la tUe Spring. A short time ago the EvKfdira JotlBKAI, published a brief paragraph regard!a the improvements at Sixteenth French streets, stand on the square bounded by Six teenth, French, Fifteonth and Walnut streets, «re to bo razed, and the «quare will be built up with thirty-tbrei modern residences, contractor for tho building of the houses. These old houses have an interesting his tory. Amos C. Brlutan, an authority on local history, has sent tin EveniNn Jocknal the following article on the property : "On the lot bounded by French, Fif teenth, Walnut ami Race or Sixteenth street, stand two old houses which must be torn down in the spring. These houses are memorable as being the residence of prominent Brandywii French street dates bock to 1763, and was the first house huill between Orange and Poplar and East of Tenth street. It was a fine house at the lime of building. Thomas Gibson and Daniel Byrnes, who had two of the first four water rights of the south long race and built the first mill on the Brandywine, French street, lived in the house. The mill was afterwards sold to Mr. Horton, hnt William Poole carried on the mills and lived in the house close by. The mill and house bore Poole's name for a generation. "Since that lime the houses have been occupied by other mill owners and maim gers, and now very few persons are taking nnv interest in their demolishment. "The old sycamore tree that stands south of the front door, about 10 feet from tho house is being dug down, foot above the ground it Is 16 feet in cir cumfcrenco, and 10 feet np its five branches, some of them thicker than a barrel, tower up 75 or 80 feet and a shade of its spreading limbs cover perhaps 5,000 square feet of ground, great as was covered by the tree when Mr Pool» and his family lived In the house. 8 ai The old house« which more W. R. Beatty is the gram morchaats on the no creek. The lionao nearer b*Iow Ono This is not so "Theebband flow of the Brandywine to the south and east and the roaring of its torrent ae it came from the north over the rocky bed of tho stream mingled with the clatter of the mill making a most pleasant melody to the plainly dressed, God fearing old Friend. Poole was a man of remarkably good judgment and was looked npon'as an authority on many subjects. He died in the year 1829. He left three sons.Samuel, William and John Morton and Bevern! daughters. Sarah married Joseph Ban croft of Rockford; Elizabeth married Mr. Sellars of Darby, Delaware county, Pa. The latter were the parents of William an-1 George Sellars of the Edge Moor Iron Company, the leading machinist of and Mr. J. Morton Poole was Rockford Wilmington. His «on» Alfred and Morton wear their father's niuntlo in the building of machinery of their class. William and Samuel Bancroft, sens of Josoph Ban croft, surpass their predecessor in the manufacture and bleaching of cotton goods. "1 have no donbt that th» old grand father was as happy and contented in hie old house, surrounded by shrubo»ry, flowers and shade trees, and in th» society of his family as any ofhis grandchildren in their modern palace*. " Samuel Poole ocenpied the hou»» for a short time since bis father's death. The house passed into tho hands of the Price family, and ha« of lato been occupied by two families who rented it from the owners." afterwards of Weather. Delaware and Maryland, 1 p. m.: Warmer, cloudy to fair weather. New York Southwestern storm yesterday moving up the Ohio Valley will probably continue Its not theasterly advance, followed by an other depression from th» northwest, causing a rise of temperature in the Atlantic States. Temperature rose yes terday in the United State«. The chief minima reported wore 30 degrees at Port land and 32 at Eastport, Albany and Santa Fe; the chief maxima were 60 de grees at Cedar Keys, 62 at Jacksonville and Brownsville and 68 at Key West. In th^Middle States partly cloudy to fair weather will prevail, with «light thermal changes and brisk to fresh southwest to westerly winds, becoming variable, pre ceded by rain near the coasts. On Tue» day in this section warmer, partly cloudy to fair weather will probably prevail, pre ceded by rain or snow in the northern portions, followed by a fall of tempera tore, and on Wednesday colder, fair weather. Baymird's thermometer, 7 a. m , 38; 9 a.m., 42; 11 a. m.. 46; Ip. m., 49. l.outlinR Oil Ht TidWM. Herald foreoaste : The By Marine Reporterof Evksiso Journal. Lewes, Del., Dec. 9.—The schooner Helen, which has boon towed off by tho wrecking steamer North America, has been loading the refined oil taken from Nor. bark Hannah. Tho Helen will soon start for Philadelphia with her cargo. The wrecking steamer Tnme«i, which has been doing the loading, will then load and also clear for Philadelphia. The American bnrkcmine Edward Cushing, from Appalacbicola, FI«., for Boston, Mass., is flying the American en sign at half mast in henor of her cap tain, Charles Dow, who died on hoard, of southern fever on Thursday morning. The owner of the vessel is expected. The harbor is entirely clear of vessels now with the exception of a few small ones. Acrldaatally Shot Dead. Charles Richey, the 15-year old son of James Richey, a watchman on the line of the Columbia and Port Deposit railroad, residing in the Eighth district of Cecil county, wu* the victim of a gunning accident on Saturday morning, gunning in company with another youth, when tho gun of the latter w«« accident ally discharged. Tho load from the gun, which was near the person of the un fortunate lad when it went off, entered the lower part of his abdomen on the right side, making a frightful wound. He received the attention of Dr. Ramael T. Roman, but died in a few hoars. He w«« Save Die Drankards. A Russian physician declares tkst etryshniuc has proved to be au infallible euro for drunkenness when properly administered. He also assert« that the experience of physicians has shown tho cure to bo as rapid as it is certain. The effect of the strychnine solution is to change the craving for drink into posi tive aversion, and this change ig effected in a day. After the treatment of eight or ten days the patient may be dis charged. The strychnine is adminis tered by dissolving one grain into 200 drops of water and injecting five drops of the solution every twenty-four hours. —New York Telegram. Bought a Beautiful Now Home. Henry M. Taylor of the Remington Machine Company, who resides at No. 1402 Harrison street, has bought the handsome new house on the southwest corner of Ninth and Jackson streets and will take possession next March. Wil liam F. Seeds is building this and three other beautiful houses, all adjoining on that corner, floating on Jackson street. AT THE CATTLE OF GRAVELOTTE. Tba V uaoia Kl-aîf— Kicrldou—Ono of Ue World'. Gmudout Smokm. Drawing nigh, wo eaw the famous staff around tbo king and Moitié. They bud halted on the way from Rozon ville to Gmvo lotte, at a point from which could bo ob served the movement« of the right wing of the German army, ami there they remained three bourn. Bismarck was reclining blanket doubled oo4 thrown on the dusty ground, where there were remnant* of »talk« of clover. He had a French knapaacic made of calfskin with the hair cm for a pillow, etui his head wae sheltered by a etrip of French tent, held by two wooden »likes. His attl tody was that of dejection us well as waari news. The king wore a very long light Ivin* overcoat and hi* helmet, and was erect and alert A colored servant ss< In charge of hla carriage. The three carriages laolnngud reqaotlvoly to the king, Bismarck mid Moltke. Standing neor the king, hi* feet wide apart and holding a field glass to his eyes, was Oen. Pliillp II. Sheridan, who wav Bismarck's guest, and had ridden to the field in the car riage of the chancellor. The old uniform of Bheridon was dingy beside tho new clothes worn by the German leaden, alto bod boon In the field but three weeks, and hod not countered many rain an-1 dust »tonus. The hour win t wenty mlnntce after 11, and the »ound» of battle bogan to thicken and deepen. Tho scattering shots of tho skirmishers were lost in the roar of firing by regiments, and tin tremendous German artillery began to piny like some sublime oreliostra. There were many dead horses and many blood stains stout, ana a penetrating, sour smell came from them. Between two swollen mon sters I located my cherished chair, and, tak ing the only "reserved eoal" at tliat st-ii|ioi dous performance, adjustoil ray field gloss and wns soon absorlied in ono of the grandest scenes that mortal over gnred upon. It occurred to mo at the moment that descriptive language oould bo better than that employed by Henry J. Raymond In writing of the battle of Solferino. llo said that two storm clouds seemed to have de scended to tho earth, and to bo pouring their lightnings and thundering» Into «ich other. Tho masses of pearl v white gunpowder sm< -kc —here pillars of fleecy snow rising to the skies, sud there whirling abysses of vigor, vibrating as If eloctiifirel'-wcro darkly streakwi liy burning villages, ami tho sky over tho French lines, whore the iron rain of tbo German artillery fell, wus »potted with tho tiny clouds puffed by the exploding sholb. -SI u • ■i. n.. X could see tho galloping of horsemen bear ing orders through tho fiery mist—the surging march of tho trooiis, block after block of ttic blue divisions of Germany crowding to the loft—tho sjxu-klo of steel and of the helmets, like flashes of starlight on a raging st»—the long dart* of fire from tho breech loading cannon of tiw Gormans, which were each discharged at times almost os fast os boy fires his revolver—I could discern the French positions for near three miles outlined by flickering fire, and billows of smoke Unit seemed to swell from a scries of Niagaras; and I heard tho awful uproar comprehending a thousand stunning sin-cka, rising at times to n majesty that was beyond all faculty of measurement, and reminded ono of a tran scendent burst of music—but there was noth ing in all the wonderful pyrotechnics and monstrous clamor to tell how the battle was going.—ilurat Halstead in Tile Century. a C'-ov TU» nsnpn*w of Aafttria. During my »lay at Tucker's hotel I had •evernl good opportunities to see the empress ef Austria. Bho is a very tall woman, with a long body oik! remarkably small waist. At a little distance, owing to lier «use of car riage and »pringy gait, you would put her dawn at 85. A closer inspection shows tlie Une» in her face. Her dark brown hair is nsually done up In tight braids at the (mck. Her complexion, from constant exposure, is a» brown as that of a »aikir. 1 was struck with the length of her feet and the size of her hands. The latter, for a woman, ap peared to Ui «imply enormous. I watched her one day coming np from the boot She was dressed in a gown of gray material, with three old fashioned flounces running round it Her long waist was covered with a tightly fitting black jacket. In her left bond she held a etraw colored parasol, and in the right the empress clutched a book and red fan. Two of tbo fishermen helped this eccentric lady out of tho boat, and ono of her own sen-ants followed with the rugs and wraps upon his arm. The empress is certainly a wonderful walker. She »tridee over the ground at n tremendous rate. In walking from the U«ch she bail com pletely distanced her solitary attendant. Then the emperor's wife disappeared into Tucker's, mounted tho stairs and was soon in her apartment over tho billiard room. In spite of the dowdlness ot her attire tho empress would attract attention nnywliereby a certain air of distinction, duo in a measure to tho elegance of lier figure raid the grace with which »ho carries herself. It was to mo surprising that a woman of such broad shoulders and length of limb could exist, much lees take such exaggerated forms of exercise, considering tbo disparity between bar shoulders—broader than Mrs. Langtry'» —and tho eighteen inch waist which lier majesty prides liersolf upon retaining from girlhood.—New York Press. Cramp» In Uit' la-g. Many persms of both sexes ore greatly troubled with cramps In one or both their logs. It comes on suddenly and is very severe. Most people jump out of bed (it nearly always ponies on cither just after go ing to bed or while undressing) and ask some one to rub the log. I have known it to last for hours, till in despair they would send for the family physician, and even then it would be hours lief ore the »jiasm would let up. There is nothing easier than to make the spasm let go its bold, and it can be accom plished without tending for a doctor, who may be tired and in need of a good night's rest. When I have a patient who is subject to cramp I always advise him to provide himself with a good strong cord. A long garter will do if nothing else is handy. W hen tho cramp comes ou take tho oord, wind it around tho leg over the place that is cnunjied, raid take an end in each bond and give it a sharp pall—ono that will hurt a Utile, Instantly tbo cramp will let up and tbo sufferer can go to bed assured it will not come on again that night—Dr. St Clair In Herald of Health. Trostwort hlncm of Zulu Goldes. A whole evening's experience ot paths like these might well «eggest to Mrs. Ker and myself some doubt* a* to the good faith of the tall, muscular Zulu who strides before us, hi* wooly head crowned with the ring of block gum that proclaims him a married man, and his huge, bony fists clutching tho tnolikerry (club) und assi^ai (spoeri, without which no respectable Zulu can go anywhere or do anything. Often during the past week hod I heard tho colonists declare that a Zulu may bo trusted with untold gcUI; but just ns often he J f heard others assert that a Zulu's honesty is a happy combination of Louis 2él, Done diet Arnold mid Jude* Iscariot Which was riylui—Duval Ecr in Tho Cos mopolitan. Counterfeit« Afloat. There is an unusually large amount of spurious coin in circulation in Philadel phia at present. The pieces are princi pally good only by a most expert There is the slightest difference in the weight, which is perceptible only when placed in t he »caie». _ The largest stock of Kicking* ever in at^Yorgeris A^Suiery, "»"Ä street. Prices below all others. of the fl denomination, of very workmanship and can be detected examination. ITEMS OF INTEREST. Go to Yerger'g for trunks, 407 Shipley. Nickle Alarm Clocks at Millard F. Davis', 9 East Second street. Chrismas evergreens from the Cats kills already line some of the streets of New York. Ask your grocer for Toppio's Cham pion Mince Meat. Telenhone 305. For ladies or gents fine shoes all the styles known, order from R. D, Gates See advertisement. Trunks and Harness, bottom prices at Yergers A folk lore conference will be held in Paris next year. Buy a nice Etching at Verger's, 419 Shipley street. They make an elegant Christmas present. Sugar Cured Corn Beef, 5c and 10c lb. ; California Hams, 12c lb. N. W. Cor. Sev enth and King. Charles Meiler, formerly of Powdermaker & Bro. Give him a call. Paper safes are the latest invention for young business men who are starting in the financial wirld without much capital. The paper safe as now constructed can not be distinguished byfthe eye from the genuine article. It can be bought in any size and as a receptable for lunch baskets and odds and ends of the office it is un surpassed. While being cheap in price it possesses an imposing appearance, and a chance customer seeing the mighty safe in the office is at once impressed with the dignity and financial security of the concern he is dealing with. WANAM AKER'S. Philadelphia. Monday. Dee. 1U. 1888. Beginning next Saturday, December 15, and continuing until Christmas Eve, the store will be open evenings. Fancy things are pocket hook-openers this year sure enough. Never more or pret tier to tempt you, or never more for your money. Once your eye is on them, you think of making someone else happy. Gifts are ripe everywhere, but we only touch at here and there a spot. Extension clasps to all Pho tograph Albums. One of the improvements that has come to stay. And the Albums themselves : Plush and leather and olive wood were never put into neater, handier, showier shapes. Photograph Screens, 2 to 12 pictures. Dressing Cases, Work Boxes, Glove and Handkerchief Box es, Jewel Boxes, and all that clan. Think of the best you've known, the cutest—then look. Your fancy's away short of the mark. The charm of novelty ; practical, sightly^ and modest enough in price. One of the neatest make-ups is a Glove, Handkerchief, Work, and Manicure Box combined, plush or leather, $16.50. Northwest of centre. Brass and bronze and make believe gold and silver are turned to dainty-helpful-ac count in a thousand ways. Some homely use is sure to be under the most beautiful thing you stop by. Near the centre of the store. There isn't a season without its special Fans. Half a look at them now would hint of gift time. Gauze, silk, satin, feather. In a hundred shapes—plenty that were not meant to raise the wind with. 90c. to $83. Northwest of centre. Dress Rohes in boxes. Four counter ends on the Main Aisle bright with them. Look ing couldn't be made easier. Twenty or thirty styles at a glance—plain and garniture of each. Fifteen prices, $3 to $16.75. Far and away the best thing we ever did for you in boxed Dress Rohes. South of centre. The grip of Black Silk-warp Henrietta on your liking tight ens with every season. A right royal stuff—if put together right. Some is and some isn't. There's no guess-work about Priestley's. Year in and year out the same—none better. Color uniform and fast. A new invoice just opened. Every number from 85c to $4 a yard. No other store in town does or can show such a complete line of Priestley's Blacks. Black Dress Stuffs are easy to get at now; easy to see. Nothing missing that ought to he here. Northwest of centre. Handkerchiefs. Five long counters : Three dimes for a Woman's Embroidered Handkerchief, scalloped edges, pure fine linen. So on Up to "j 5 C. Counter X—Woraen's and Misses' Handkerchiefs. Counter a—Women's and Misses' Handkerchief*. Counter H-Sllk Handkerchiefs. Counter 4—Men's Handkerchief». Counter 5— Initialed Handkerchief*. The best we WANAMAKER'S. ever did in such goods. Every sort is on the same price grade. The Moorish decoration in the Main Aisle shows a bit of the Handkerchief firmament. Southwest and aoutheast of centre. Of course you'll begin a Diary. Any shape or price to fit the good resolution. Vest pocket to counting ro®m size, and enough styles to weary you. Near Juniper and Market streets Upholstery is a-hrim with welcome gift things. Hand - embroidered Plush Table and Piano Covers, Scarfs and the like for about what machine-work would cost. \ clour, Tapestry, and every other likely cover to light the room with. S<-court floor, north of Transept. Always quick spots in Mus lin Underwear; timely than now. Muslin Nightgown, «, «and 10 rows ofin 5ÎVi'ÎP. °? /"■'/'•edgeon neck an-1 slecvus. « 1.00 kind for 05r. l >r °np,embroidered,extra More of the Lawn Aprons nt 1.V». Melton Skirt», knife ulaitefl raffle, 75c. Excellent quality Skirt, quilted Batin bot tom, many color», $2. You can't go amiss of plenty more just as unusual. Second floor, Juniper street side, valors. John Wanamaker. corner. Silk up never more Four ole T) ONT ! BUY A OR AN ORGA3ST Until you have called at the new place, No. 719 Market Street. C. W. KENNEDY & CO, BUSINESS CARDS. i.iyioits. JAMES A. KELLY, WINE MERCHANT. Sole Agent for Bohemian Bndwe'se Beer, Corner Tenth aud Shipley streets. Telephen» 411. J*HOMAS WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, No. 18 MarkcQStreet, • McHUQH, Wilmington, Delaware. ACCOUNTANT. ^JAHLON B. FOSTER, PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT AND AUDITOR, N. E. Coo, Fourth and Markst Sts. (Second Floor.) Special attention given to the examination of book» and accounts. Book» opened and closed and account« adjusted between partners creditors or debtore. MUSIC. JEWELBY. S. H. BAYMARD, JEWELER, S. W Cor. Fifth and Market, WILMINGTON, DEL. SILVERWAEE, CLOCKS. DUNCAN BROS. TABLE CUTLERY, CARVING KNIVES AND SKATES. Sole Agent for th« Chicago Double Aotlng SPR1HG HINGES. Electric Bells and Batteries. No. 214 MARKET STREET, Wiliiington. Del. John P. Donahoe^ BOTTLER yf Ale, Porter, Brown Stout and Lager Beer CIDER AND MINERAL WATERS. 517 and 519 Orange Street. Sole Agent and Depot for Delaware of the Bartholomay Brewing Co.'» Rochester I-Alter Beer. Sole agent for Ytasney A Co.'» PhlladeN Ms Breweries, Mussi-y'» Brown Stout. X. , XXX Ales and Porters. Orders by mall will receive prompt atten tion. Good* shipped to snv tmrt. free on hoard w. P. PLUNKETT & C0„ IMPORTERS AND Wholesale Dealers in GIBSON, HANNiSVILLE, OVERHOLT and MT. VERNON Pure Rye Whiskies, IN BOND AND FREE 108 and 110 MARKET STREET, WILMINGTON. DEL. FfiMlOEk AND SMALL CHANGE CAN BK BAD AT THE COUNTING BOOM OF THE EVENING JOURNAL.