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HURLED INTO THE AIR.
A Philadelphian Struck by an Express Train. HE WILL DIE PROM HIS, IHJURIES. Hap» ami Mishaps lit .tlu* Dflnwttre*. Ice Yesterday—Valuable Farm Kohl. A«'citlent. to Several Merry Skaters on the Marrow, llyke Furl. A SI it Ifoil Cal Story. Special Correspondence Evening Journal. Nkw Castle, Dec. JO.— The 0.30 north hound passenger train over the Delaware railroad, while rounding the deep curve just below the interlocking tower this inomiug, struck William Harcroft and he will probably die before midnight. Har croft is a travelling salesman for the lirm of W. Wharton Fisher & Co., whole sal«» druggists of Philadelphia and his home is 131« Helup street. The only person who knew him in this city is James (1. Knowles, going away on that train but remained hen* to take care of the injured man. Hackman Whitelock was the only per son who witnesse«! the accident, says that the locomotive's cowcatcher threw the unfortunate man as high us the smokestack. Dr. Tybout was sent for in ail haste and he soon arrived and held an exami nation. inches long at the base of the hralu. The man was also terribly bruised and cut about the body. Mr. Harcroft was (IS years old, small in stature, and stylishly dressed, wearing a high silk hat, dress kid gloves ami a heavy black overcoat. Dr. Tvhout SHid that concussion of the brain would pro bably kill him. Conductor Phillips, of the New Castle freight train, moved the man to the Delaware Hospital, Wilming ton. Mr. Knowles was He He found a terrible gash, four Hundreds of Merry Skater» -Aoeliletito. The-Narrow Dyke skating park, which Is now tu excellent condition, having u perfectly smooth surfai-e for half a mile, ■was covered last night With a surging mass of humanity, and the merry peals of laughter could be heard well up in the city. The skaters include people of all classes, young auil old. and the colored population Is usually well represented. The oldest skater appearing on the ice this year is Trustee of the Market 8qui re J. H." Rogers, who, though oue of New Castle's oldest residents, is un active and artistic skater. He als«» has the distinction of being the (lrst skater to appear on the Delaware river for sev eral years. A nnmbor of the lovers of the sport say that if there were prem iums to be awarded for artistic skating Frank Janvier of Princeton, son of Magistrate Janvier, would e.erfuinly secure the first prlz.e. His work on the steels is the best that has been seen here this season. Hurry Houseman, who accompanied several young women to the skating park yesterday afternoon met with a painful accident. While in the act of placing a pair of skates upon one of his fair friends his knife ■slipped in cutting tho strap and ran into the third finger of his left hand instead, was so badly gashed that the services of a physician were required. There were several painful falls and collisions during the evening. A Floe Hint In Imminent llaiitar. The other day a well-known man about town was passing the residence «if Ephraim P. Wise,on Vine street.when he saw one of the new stuffed cats which are used for piucushlonB, sitting in the window, while directly over it hung a mocking bird. The man fearing that the cat was about to catch tho bird, knocked at the door and told the house maid his fears. She replied "Why Mr. - - it's only a stuffed cat." The man proceeded on his way trying to laugh al the Joke. Fitting 1 1 » the New .School for .1 anti ary *2. Contractors Jemtson and Gemmill are hard at work, day and night, repairing and fitting up the new school in the old academy, on Orange street, in order that the school may open with the other pub lic schools next Tuesday morning. Thu school is being fittetl up with all the modern appliances and there will be ae commodat ion for more than the usual number of scholars. The public school children are enjoying a long yule tide vacation this year. Prize Ftglit Mopped by tlie Mayor. Mayor Herbert and three policemen, by shrewd and clever work last night, prevented a prize fight from taking place iu the K. of P. Hall. The fight was to be the wind up of an athletic entertainment and Port Richmond and Chester sports were to take part iu the mill. As soon as the pugilists arrived in town, however, Mayor Herbert stepped up to the leader and, pointing to the three officers, told them that they had struck the wrong place. The "exhibi tion" did not take place. On the Hu»y Delaware. Little of Importance happened yester day to shipping schooner L. L narbor here slightly damaged by floating The tug Pioneer, towing the schooner E, J. Morrison, met with a slight accident off this city by coming iu contact with two fields of iee, but was afterward able to proceed up with her tow. Contractor Frank Hanson, assisted bv Marine Contractor Ira Lunt and sLeather Lewis Duncan, were engaged to repair the unseawortby bark Crysolite, and this work will soon he completed. Incident» of the Day. The farm of the late William T. Stoops, on Hchoolhouse lane just west of town, was offered for sale on the premises yes terday and was purchased by Henry Armstrong for $8* an acre. The farm is classed among the best in the county. Deputy Recorder of Deeds William Deakyne. who won the big spelling-bee prize in Wilmington last night and will get a free trip to the World's Fair, is an old New Castle boy, having liv«*d here until last spriug. He is a brother of Lieutenant Herbert Deakyne. who is also an expert speller. A well-to-do aud prominent citizen yes terday gave to each member of his family a ten dollar gold piece as a Christ mas token of remembrance aud a bright start for the new year. His nearest neigh bor, happening in at the time, received t be same treatment, much to his surprise and pleasure The finger §»■ m along the river. The I'ollard arrived in the Personal Eventa. Miss Maty Arnold, of Savannah. Ga., is the guest of Miss Greta Cooper, on Water street. Miss Cecelis Weggenmsnn and Miss Annie Fleming left to day for the Quaker city, where they will spend a portion of J8t*2 and 18V3 with friends and relaMres. William Houes and John Countable, ot 'äyäl Bakincr Powder Absolutely Pure A cream of tartar baking powder. 11 lullest of all leavening strength. -Latest I'ldlcd States liovernment Fond lteport. Buy At, Ha K mn Powean Cn.,IIM Wall St.,N.Y. Elkton, Md.. are the guests of George B. Kodnev, at his home on Delawaro street. Florian Hudson, a former young man of this place but now of Baltimore, is spouding this week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hudson, of Pearl street. Things Worth Knowing. Fine lot (at New Year turkeys. -Thompson's. Truitt's Union street store contain* all grades of pore randy—homemade« imixirtod. Headquarters for best Hours, ail provisions; jellies, pastry, syruim, apple butter, (lilt-edge minrement. Boyle's Union street grocery. Just Deceived Splendid supply erel, new lot of'choice raisins.—T nf mai-k hiimiiHon'a. CANADA ANNEXATION FAVORED.H U»t Meeting nf the Fuulklunit -yretini for llie 1'reaent Year. Special OoiTe*t>oiul«nee Evkninii Journal. Faulki.ani», Dec. 30.—The holiday meeting of the Faulklanii Lyceum was held last evening and an audience, com posed of many residents of the surround ing country was present. The readings by Misses Annie Hickuiun, Mary Weich, Mrs. K. vV. Cook, Charles O. Dempsey and Dr. L. H.Hall were loudly applauded. A recitation by U«v. John D. Blake brought forth the full appreciation of thoso present. The question discussed by the debaters was; "Resolved, That the annexation of Canada would he a benefit to the United States." The speakers were: Charles (I. Dempsey and Isaac Fliuu on the affirmative of the question, while Joseph Derrlckson and Dr. L. 11. Ball come to eom-lusiuits on the opposite. A vote of the audience favored annexation, "That the Carnegie Iron Company did right in locking out their employes" will he t he quest ion for -discussion ul the next meeting, January 18. A Hen Coo]» Protective Association is being organized at Milltown. The or ganization will insure the capture of thelves now infesting the locality, or payment to the owner llio value of the fowls stolen. Baltimore and Ohio railrond company workmen are engaged in pioenritig ice from the dam on Red Clay creek, hi this place. Miss Eva Bowden, of Wilmington, is visiting the family of William J. Tag gart, The pumps of tho several depn-tmenU of the rolling mills at Marsha) I ton, have been frozen during the present cold term, and this has temporary discharge of i the affected portion-, „ CASE OF (JUINN Vs. uüliNN. Another tonte«! for l*ri»|»er!y In Judge CoocIi'm Court, lion. Thomas F. Bayard representing Mary H. Quinn, 1ms asked Regiatet Wills ( 'noch for a review in the case of the will of Hugh Quinn, late of this city, upon which letters of administra tion were recently granted. The amount iuvolved Is about $10,000. By the provisions of the will $3,200 was left to his granddaughter Mary ; while his son, Joseph Quinn, received the bulk of the property, of the contention. The review will he grant ed, j The , necessitated the • workmen ot in»* of This is the cause A Narrow Enrapc. While Thomas I. Bird, Jr., wascuttiug Ice for Levy Court Commissioner Grubb, on Grubb's Creek, which runs through Grubb's farm, near Grubb's Corner, not far from Grubb's Landing, yesterday, ho lost his footing aud fell into the creek, if the water had been deep enough he would have been drowned. His compan ions pulled him from his perilous posi tion and he slowly dried his clothes with sulphurous oaths. . Klrklejr- llackclt Nuptial«. George Kirklev and Miss Mary Hack ett were married last evening at the residence of the bride's parents No. 706 West Sixth street iu the presence of a large circle of friends. Rev. H. K. Dulauey performed the ceremony. The bride wore a handsome white silk dress aud carried lilies of the valley. W. Win chester acted as best man aud Miss Anna Neal, of Salisbury, Md., was bridesmaid. ««. \ HA. v' y 'a In '7 \~ v YA'bsN DE. L. L. C A RAILS, Stricken Down with Heart Disease.] Dr. -If«if. Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind. Qektlemkn • I feel it ray dutv, no well as n Measure, to publish, imsuliciuxl, to tho world tbs oenetit received from p«. Mii.ce Vtc^TosAnvc Rcmcdics. I WM Ftnckon down with Htart IHitrase »ind itAcomplicai ions, a rapid pul c van - Ing from 90 to 140 beau per minute, a choi:lug biaiiunj; feensotiuii in Ute wind pipe, 01 pre-ion THOUSANDS"*:» gion of the heart and below lower rib, pain in tho arms, shortness of breath, ateeplersners, weakness and general debility. T be i-rtcrlcs in my neck would throb violently, the throbbing of my heart cooid be heard eero-s a large room and would ■hake my whole laxly. "*1 was no nervous that I could n«>l bold my hand steady. 1 hare boon untier the treatment of eminent phueiitant, and have taken aailone of Patent Medicine Ulthnut the tenet benefit. A friend recom mended your remedlee. She was cured by Dr Miles'remedies lhave taken - - _ __ _ three bottles of your New I I D ET || Heart «.Hie and two bottle, Wnt. I J Nervine. My i-ulse is normst, 1 have no more violent throbbing of the bead., aM , wclL HaN I üueerely recommend every ooe wiihsjui; loin, at Heart Dtta-ase br take I>r. Milt s' £es!om tire RemeaHte and be aired. Gypsum City. Ktns. SOLD ON A POSITIVE GUARANTEE. TRY DR. HILES' PILLS, 50 DOSES 25 CTS. For sale by all Druggists. 4 c r L. L. CaOxeb. a ITEMS OF INTEREST. Tod*« v Hood*« SarSHpari 11a et and* at tho head in the medicine world, admired in pros perity and envied in merit by thou*umlaof would-be competltorH. It has a lancer aale than any other medicine. Such Kucceaa could not Ik* won without punitive merit. Hood'« rills caret* conalipation. IVanted—To huy or loan money on Life In etiraticc and Endowment policies. Ansud A. Maher« mom 308, Equitable HulldiuK. Thompson—"See this picture of Bronson, Isn't li truly a speaking picture," Johnson - "So it Is. (Urowing nervous.) L<*t's come away. It may n*k us for a loan." Yankee Blade. I Buffered from Inflammatton in my nnsunnd head- fora week at a time 1 could not see. I used Ely's Cream Balm und in a few days 1 was eured. It is wonderful how quirk it lie I laid me.—Mrs. licorice F. Judsou, Hartford, Conn. For three weeks I was suffering from a ■re cold in my head, nccompatued by a pain in the temples. Fly's Cream Italm was recommended to me. After only six applica tions of the Balm every trace of my cold was removed. Henry C. Clark, New York Ap praiser's Office. -< Lifo Insurance solicitor« wanted for'lie In the Agent, strongest, largest and liest, company world. aNSON a. MAHKK. Oeueral BuuJtable Bulldldg. Avilit — 1 "Now, Etale, lot mo h«*o how much F roach you have learned. Call the ment In French." Elsie— 1 "Pm, pat. «ende Blatter. Mrs. Got ban -**I)id you «»vor set left?" Mrs. Chicago—**Yes, several times; but I have always managed to get another husband,"— Truth. Wanted—To buy or loan money on Llfelnsur ance and Endowment policies. Maher. room JflKJ. Kunltnble Huildimr. govern* n File Anton A Gas for Fuel. Coal is going up, up, up in price. The price of GAS is stationary and very cheap. The use of HAS for COOKING and HKATINO WATER is now thoroughly established. About 1.700 GAS STOVES are In use n this city. The advance In coal prices can be offset bv using GAS STOVES in the early full and late spring, and houses will thus be more comfortable than with heater fires which -are often oppressive and troublesome. Restaurants, Caterers nud Bakers will find GAS the cheapest, cleanest and most convenient FUEL. Samples shown and information given at the GAS OFFICE. REMOVAL ! THE EQUITABLE GUARANTEE AND TRUST CO. ;iL9 REMOVED TO ITS NEW BUILDING AT THE Northwest Cor. 9th and Market sts IT IS NOW THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED WITH VAULTS FOR STORAGE tAND PROVIDED WITH; SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES FOR REST. Of all Mzps suitable for the use of liulivid tutls, corporations and ttrauu Mid «in •.;*? every reasonable Accommodation to tho pub lic in tho rare and safe-keeping of securities. The hank in room is open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. tn. Interest allowed on deposits and trubts ol every descript ion executed •yy ILMINGTON STEAMBOAT COMPANY vor CHESTER ANDtPHILADELPHIA. STEAMER » CITY OF CHESTER On and after YYVilncsrtav, December 28 Staamor <'ity of Chester will Leave Wilmington at tPhllmlamhl 80 a.m. » »t 2 .Ü 0 p m. Drawing to a Close. To-morrow is the last day of our special December Sale of Seasonable Footwear. To say that this sale has been an unqualified success is putting it mildly. Our sales have gone far beyond our expectations and in consequence some of our shelves look as if they had been "struck by a cyclone," such inroads have been made in the stock. There are still hun dreds of pairs left we want to get rid of before stock-taking time (next week.) To-morrow will see the last of these goods at these prices: tip. Goods left over from our $1.75 aud $2.00 lines, tomorrow will sell the last of them at $1.23. There are most all sizes of them. ■■•.j One lot of 75 pairs I,adit s' Hand-made French Dongola Button, all this season's mak«' on th<» new, popular lasts, goods sold at $4. $3.50 and $3. To cleanup this lot $2.45 gives yon your choice. One Tot of 125 pairs Ladies' Ilaud sewed, Welt Dongola Button, some tipped, others plain toes, most all widths —goods sold readily at $!!, $2.75 and $2.50 —and as were not going to fill np on them, we give you your choice at $1.98. Oue lot of ICO pairs Ladies' Button Boots, comprising square, opera and common sense styles, and pointed toes with tips. Some are onr regular $2 ft) liues, not a pair wortli less than $2. We give you your choice now at $1.00. 200 pairs Ladies' Dongola Button, in opera, common seuse, square aud opera due lot of Men's Calf Bluchers, Calf Bals, in opera and square toes—about H5 pairs in all. Real value, $8. Your choice tomorrow, $1.05. Otic lot Men's Genuine Kanagaroo Bals i aud Congress—opera, square and broad common sense toes. Worth $3.50 ; closing out price, $2.40. Holiday Slippers. We've still hundreds of pretty Slippers left suitable for New Year's gifts for ladies aud gentlemen iu alligator, colored leather and embroidered at prices that must tempt you to buy. Ladies' and Men's Black Cloth Overgaiters, 50 Cents. Better Grades at $1, $1.25. A. H. SOMMERS' RELIABLE SHOE HOUSE, 209 Street, Near Second Street. Instrumeutal uuil Vocal Concert, Professor Steubgeu's special orchestra will give a benefit concert on the even ing of January 2, in Ilauover Presby terian Church. The concert will consist fit popular and operatic selections and overtures. These will be interspersed by flute solo, violin solo, trombone solo and a double quartette of memhors of the u'liner Chorus. i'r. ». Smytli Entertain. A reception was held by Mr. anil Mrs. Clement B. iSmythe last evening, at their home. Thirteenth and Broome About 300 guests were present streets. and Miss Alice Smythe, Mrs. Prances (larrott, M'i.-s Helen (larrett and Mrs. Henry B. Bradford assisted in receiving. ROW'S CHINA DEPOT. CLEARANCE SALE! To make room for Spring im portations, we have decided to reduce our stock and accord ingly make heavy price reduc tions on many lines of goods. DINNER SETS. Ileal china, decorated; $1.00pieces $H! Jleduced from $.25. English porcelain, decorated; 142 pieces $1!) reduced from $28. English porcelain, decorated; (Maddocks) 100 pieces $17 re duced from $22. English poicelatn, decorated; (Maddocks) 117 pieces $22 re duced from $150. TOILET CHAMBER SETS. üoulton's Ware, very richly deco rated, 12 pieces (with jar), $12, reduced from $18. baute ware and number of pieces, less deco ration, $10, reduced from $15. English porcelain, finely decorated; (with jar) $12, reduced from $20. Trenton porcelain, new decorations ; (with jar) $8, reduced from $15. French china, tinted und decorated ; (with jar) $9, reduced from $10. Lower grades reduced in tame pro portion. L^AÆZPS. Banquet, complete; $2.00, re duced from $3 00. Banquet, complete; $3.00, ieduoed from $4,60. Banquet, complete; $4.00, reduced from $G 50. Banquet, lamps only, east brass, gilt plated, 11 inch Onyx stan dard, Pittsburg burner; $0.00, reduced from $10. Piano, wrought irou, lamps, only $0.50, reduced from $5.00. Piano, solid brass, Pittsburg burner; $0 00, reduced fiom $8.50. Piano, silver plated, Pittsburg burner; $8.50, reduced from $13. Piano, solid brass, laquered, Pitts burg burner, Onyx table and frame, $11, reduced from $17. CUT AND PRESSED GLASS. Wo offer in this ware many great inducements, tho number of bar gains beiug too large to publish. I. LEWIS ROW, 413 KING STREET. H Saratoga Kfssfngen vanar A uThv Pi-art »W >f 1'vn.tv.V POSITIVELY PITIE TABLE WATER 1 THF, REST SPARKLING TABLF. AV VIEW Pi TBE WORLD. The Only Table Water battled wltli Its awn natural gas as U flows from the Hering. Spouts up through V.fi feet of Sollt! Hack anti Is not ex posed to the atr until opened for use. S aratoga ILisarauroi Iavagi u Alf Is made from tUo Positively Pure Santo!» K Urningen Water, without exposure to the air 1 , and like tt, contains Nil manufactured Carbonic Avid Gas. DOT It NOl.lt t.V r.IVY \\ HER E, IN DOTTLES (IMA. I§ LOW TARIFF IS OUR CARD. Now that the election is over and that the country has pronounced its verdict in favor of a reduction in the tariff, wc, being of a progressive turn of mind, and always keeping abreast of the times, propose making some reductions in our prices that will astonish the buying public, and, as there has not been a great deal of winter goods bought as yet, all the people will be enabled to take advantage of this A BBC REDUCTIONS SALE which will commence at once (of Men's Clothing, of Youth's Clothing, of Boys' Clothing, and last, hut not least, Chil dren's Clothing and Overcoats of all kinds. We also have an elegant line of Underwear in all grades from a 50 cent garment up to line natural wool. A nice line of .Hats always on hand, and for beautiful neckwear, just take a look at our window. MERCHANT TAILORING DEPARTMENT. In this Department we know that we excel both in prices and elegance of workmanship and perfection of fit. Suits made to order all the way from $15.00 up, pants from $5.00 up, and we guarantee to save you on a suit from $5.00 to $10.00, and on Overcoats, $5.00 to $8.00. We will allow a discount of $1.00 on all purchases amounting to $15, or 50 cents on all amounts of $10 or over. Hoping to have a visit from all who intend buying Clothing, Furnishing Goods, orfthose who want Suits Made to Order, yours for the present. The Diamond Stale Merchant Tailoring and Clothing Co. SOUTHEAST CORNER Eighth and Market $tr. CHAS. CONWAY, Manager. Wilmington, D e For the Greatest Bargains Ever offered in Boots and Shoes go to BURNS * MONAGHAN'S 419 MARKET STREET. WE HAVE $18,000 WORTH IN STOCK. Here is a few special lots we wish to call your attention 209 pair Men's Calf halls, Goodyear Welt, London and Globe toe. C, D, and E width, müde by Taylor and Carr of Philadelphia, sold nowhere for less than $3.50; ours will go for $2.60. Another lot from the same firm, 167 pair Men's French Calf Balls and Congress the different toes with tips and plain strictly hand-made, regular price $6.00; ours will go at $4,50. We have all the styles and qualities in Men's wear from $i.<;o to $7.00. to. We have Ladies, Missesand Children's shoes, in varieties to numerous to mention. They will be offered at sacrificed prices until March 25 when partnership will be dissolved. Custom work in all its branches go on as usual. BURNS * MONAGHAN, 419 MARKET STREET. MUSIC WARER00MS VIOLINS, BANJOS, GUITARS, MANDOLINS, AUTOHARPS, ACCORDEONS, PICCALOS, CORNETS, FLUTES. PIANOS. HARDMAN, SWICK & KELSO, ESTEY. ORGANS. ESTEY, BRIDGEPORT, WILCOX & WHITE. Ml Instruments warranted to give entire satisfaction S. H. BAYNARD, Fifth and Market Streets. J ! \ HEAVY Cold weather CLOTHING ca for good war Clothing and will find it at Sixth Market of almost any d scription. Storm Coats, and Suits for men ai boys and at most mock! ate prices for good qua ties. Heavy underweJ all grades and sizes, wit* special values at 75c, $1 $i.25and$i.5o forall-woJ garments. We are doinj a trade in Knit Woole] Caps and Hats for bojj and Men. Just the thin for skating and being ou in the cold. Heavy Shoe! and rubber goods in 01J Shoe department and yol will miss it if you wan cork soles and winte Russets if you buy befor looking through. .h Overcoat Reefe JAMES T. MULLIN & SON, Clothing 11 ats, Shoes. 6th «k Market! Wilmingtoi; j BUSINESS me: f HR jl ill , £ - 1 a M < 3 Will make no mistake In ordering their OFFICE OUTFITS V ur me only local concern tn Wilmtnetor., maklOK a feature of furnluhlng »tores, offleM «ml «Imps with an Elegant TOILET CABI NET 1 u:isi«iing of Towel Rack, Comb, Brush. Soap amt V lii«k, and 5 Towels a week . 60c. per month J 'lowe s a week. 75c. per montUi 4 Towels a week. Ji.o, p« r month We guarantee prompt and efficient service. CITY STEAM LAUNDRY, SIXTH AND SHIPLEY' STREETS. Telephone 682. 1 BROKEN Of Gl«»ve8 will be suldtbL week at a price. Wo in tend to sell these Koods, until our new lines come in. We will sell higher priced goods to take the place of cheaper. Hoys and Men's Kid Fur Top .5 cent Gloves at 0c. 81 angora wool gloves at 80 cents. A 25c line of wool glove« from our 50 cent « nd 35 cent goods higher price«! goods just the same. We regret that our store was not large enough to accommo date all i>n Christmas eve. We tried to do the best for all that «■ould get in. We feel, that our aim to have a large slock at the lowest prices, for the best «luali ties is certainly appreciated. LINES WYATT & CO., MEN'S FURNISHERS, 603 MARKET STREET. USE FRAGRANT 1 K > HOUSE CLEANING. DiRT and GREASE i Melt Before it. Grocer» and Druggists jh- Sell It. ci OCCU LISTS' PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED, j GUARANTEED PERFECT ADJUSTMENT 1 [S. H. BAYNARD, CORN KB FIFTH AND MARK ICT 8TS Wtlmtnffton, !>•* mükK» b ETTER LOOK over your war drobe and se* If there Mirai' gRrmcnts which If properly Cleaned and Dyed, will be good ae new. : - ses A. F. BORNOT, fl« MARKET ST.