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ONLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER IN THE STATE. EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY. FRIDAY. DKCKHBEB 14, 1804. The Minority Ha« » Grievance. The five Democratic member* of City Council, constituting a* they do the minority in that body, bava a grievance, and it seems to n* a just on*. They claim that the majority treat* them with scant courtesy, never consults them the contracting of bill* and the ax pend tnre of money, and when the bills are incurred and they file the slightest objections meet them with: "We are the majority, and we don't propose to let yon, poor, insignificant tall, wag the body of the dog politic. If yon don't like these bills, they will be passed all the same. What are you going to do about It, anyway?" On several occasions there has been some high kicking, but the bat has been held too high to permit of much tlon being done. The members of the minority are persistent, however, and never fall to file a protest, knowing they know that the censure, If any, will fall on them as well as the majority. One of the expenditures which has created their strongest Ire is that for'.the repairing of the City Hall tower. Rom* time ago the Public Buildings Committee had this tower examined by a local tractor, He pronounced It In excellent condition, and good for twenty years. Some months ago It be gan to leak, and another exam inatlon was made, which resulted In the discovery that the pillars ware rotten, and the general condition unsafe. The same contractor who passed on It before was delegated to make repairs, and before he got through his bill amounted to several hundred dollars. The Democratic mlnonty members had,made a protest to having tbe work done without advertls Ing for bids, as required by ordinance, and the bill was a problem which called for study. The mejority finally decided to split the bill up into * number of smaller one* none of them over $60. the limit of the ordinance, and In this ahspe they were presented to Council. exec u con A vigorous opposition from the minority members, led by Councilman Smith of the Eleventh ward, was made, but they were audited. Now comes the result Although but little over six months of tbs fiscal have elapsed, the public bulldlngs^appro priatiou has disappeared, and last night $ 1,200 wta transferred from the inciden tal expense fund, to keep this one along. Again the minority opposed and again the majority won. This state of affairs Is true In vmx every fund and none will prove sufficient to last the year out, and as a result the , next Connell will go in with deficiencies in nearly all, if not all, of the commit tees. As one instance the crematory expense fund may be cited. $2,500; It now is $484 19, with nearly half a year to run. Under Democratic rule It will be membered that Council closed the year with balances to tbe credit of It WAS re every committee and the city government was run satisfactorily. This has not been tbe rule under Republican administra tion. It is obvious that what th* elty needs most is an administration of business men which will conduct th* city's affairs with su eye solely to the welfare of tbe city. Jonesy—I'd propose to that girl, but I m afraid she'd object on the ground of onr short acquaintance. She hasn't known me long enough. Jamesy (euthu siastlotlli) —That'« jnst the reason you should propose now. It 1* said that Kolb has got the insane idea that Congress will recognize him governor of Alabama. Hot much. Captain Thomas Johnson has keen for many years a prominent figure In the business circles of Wilsaington. The olty will lose a useful citizen when be removes to Virginia. I sentiment by his former associates at I the complimentary dinner at the Clayton I Honse last evening will fiod an echo in I the hearts of all who know him. as The expression of The Record Almanac for tbe coming year has already been issued by the Philadelphia Record, and, as nsnal, U overflowing with valuable information. The almanac Is adorned with a dozen of the Quaker city's leading business houses and old landmarks. It contains tables of tbe recent elections, the cabinet of Governor elect Hastings, home hygienic*, house hold recipes, game laws amt postage rates It gives the National and state governments, also those of Delsw.re, Maryland and New Jersey. Other features which will be deeply appre elated by readers in general and the sporting fraternity In particular are tbe year's football, baseball, bicycle and cricket records; the complete review of American tnrf record*, and a general summary of sports and aquatle events It la one of the best almanacs tbe Record has ever complied. Well—for genuine coolness Mr. Have - meyer's remark that President Cleveland "ot yet heard the result of the 1 st* election jnst takes the cake. The Sugar Trust men, like everybody else. ju»t what they want to out of the late «lection—the good means us and tbe bad means yon. Printers' Ink says that if an lustra meut were to be invented by means of which the exact value of any advertising medium could be ascertained, tbe sd Tertlslug solicitor would soon suffer the fate of the dodo. EDITO RIAL COM MENT. What moat college young men really need when they are out celebrating Is » 0 »« good, comuetent musical director to conduct Record. ; If meu didn't gel sick and tired of bowdlxjg-bguae« there* would bs very make the yell ch?rne.— Chicago few marriages. Stewed prunes drive lots of viotime to matrimony.—Atchison Globe. If tbe combined efforts of Editor Stead and Lady Somerset do not succeed elevating the moral* of this country there will be nothing to do but to depend on home talent once more.—Washington Star. How long does the Republican party think it can afford to keep np the prac tica of auctioneering off United States eenatorshins to the highest and worst bidders.—Mew Yotk World, CONTEMPORARY OPINION. A Orest Idealist, From the Mew York Tribune. France has lost In Ferdinand Leasaps the most plotnretqus figure Its recent history and the world one Its greatest citizens. Although education a diplomatist,and as the leader of two enterprises of stupendous magni tude a man of action, be was essentially an idealist and a singularly noble one. This fact explains alike bis crowning success st Suez and bis overwhelming disaster at Panama. The characteristic quality of the man was enthusiasm for great Idea when It bad taken absolute possession of his mind. Bach an idea was the Hues Canal. If he had been engineer he would never have planned the waterway. I» it an Obstructive Body} From the Washington Post. Mr. Vest appears to ebafe under real or imagined prevalent opinion that tbe Renate Is an obstructive body, and insista that It be reformed and brought Into line with "the aggressive and pro gresslve spirit of onr civilization. 'V regards it as a calamity, and a calamity of widening Infinenoe, that a few mal content* should be able to defeat will of the majority. He calls for such changes In the rnles es will rslieve Senate of the "obloquy" under which now languishes, and reinstate that body In the sympathy, the confidence and the respect of the American people. The Spoils System In the Post Otlloe. From the Buffalo Courier. Civil Service Reform Association has adopted resolutions com mending the postmaster general's dis cussion of the acramb.e for spoils and injurious effect upon the administrative work of the government. Mr Blasell's treatment of this subject in his annual report Is candid, courageous and pens tratlng It Is receiving widespread, warm tributes from tbe friends of good government throughout the country and It I* specially fitting that his fellow townsmen, Irrespective of party, should send him word* of cordial apprécia tlon. tn 1 of Tht Buffalo Fort Cleveland. The unmoal precaution taken against possible harm to the person of Mr Cleve land never were before equalled,not even In the tnrbulous war times. Lincoln, who was perhaps In greater personal peril than any other chief executive, would never consent to having a body guard or armed guards about the execu tive mansion.—Chicago Times. It is sstd that this fortification was placed there at Mr. Cleveland'* personal direction, which would Indicate that has been having bad dreams.—Utica Press. The fear of assassination harbored President Cleveland almost amounts madness. —Cleveland Leader. Your old piano or organ taken In ex change for new ones. Also alargeuumbsr of good second hand pianos and organs for sale at bargains, on easy payments. Sibelen & Co., No. 710 Markst street. KILLED BY A HORSE THIEF. An Aged Men Found Brutally Murdered II Ih Item, Gorham, Mo., Doc. 14.—Byron G. Co burn, iv wealthy citizen of this place, 60 years of age, was murdered In his barn presumably by a horse thief, who was trying to steal a valuable trotting horse owned by Mr, Coburn. The body was found lying on the barn floor. The bead was beaten and hewed by an ax, which lay by covered with blood, and a lantern, also besmeared with gore, was discovered not far away extinguished. Mr. Coburn had hoard a commotion in the barn early in the evening in which the fast horse was quartered and started to investigate, When he failed to return, hi« hired man went to the barn and discovered the body. He at onoe gave the alarm, and the entire town was organized into search ing parties, but nothing has been seen o the murderer. It is thought the murder ed man discovered the thief at work and was brutally murdered before be could cry out. DETERMINED LYNCHERS. They Held I'p » Train, but Failed to «et Their Man. Padi-caii, Ky., Doc. 14.—Fifty masked boarded the Chesapeake, Ohio and Southwestern train at a crossing on the outskirts of town ami attempted to take Sam Owens, the colored murderer of Sam Ogilvie, on his way to the Sddyvlll* pen itentiary to serve a life sentence. The air brakes were cut and several shots fin'd, Windows and doors of the IM. II car wore smashed, and the mob rushed in with drawn revolvers. Deputy Grady wai knocked down with a club. Tho a ft cert were powerless to resist tho attack, but defended their man safely till the train could be starts'll. When this was done, the mot) left the train without securing the murderer. Mineral Painters' Exhibition. New York, Dec. 14.—Tho National League of Mineral Painters opened Its third annual exhibition in Carnegie Music hull. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. The Georgia legislature has adjourned sine die. Joseph Zcmp has boon elected president of the Swiss federal council for 1896. The managers of the Elmtrt, reformato ry reinstated Superintendent Brockway. Carl Schurz was re-elected president of the National Civil Service Reform associa tion. The New York city board of health has discovered that quantities of spurious anti toxine are being placed on the market by Wholesale and retail druggists. At Burlington, N. J., Albert Cllmei entered the house of Mrs. Bridget Doyl« for the purpose of robbery, and being sur prised by tho woman pulled a knife and stabbed her. Mrs. Catherine M. Fitzgerald of Now York, who was acquitted of the murder of Mrs. Carrie Pearsall on the ground insanity, and who was sent to the Middle town Insane asylum, was set free by order of Justice Cullen of Brooklyn. The jury in tho trial of the action for absolute divorce brought by Millionaire Francis J. Oakes against his wife, Luella, reported to Justice Brown in Brooklyn that they had found Mrs. Oakes guilty ol both charges of adultery that her husband had made against her. an tn de of of by s an tbe tbe It & HILL, Christmas, 1894 Customers who are looking for articles of utility at lowest cash prices for Holiday Gifts can find them at our store. Never have we been able to offer so much in quantity and quality for a dollar as at the present time. Ladies who are looking for Jackets Capes OR can find a large assortment of new goods just received from the best makers in the land at very economical prices. Hr FOSTER'S REAL KID GLOVES. The best and most satisfac tory Kid Glove imported, at $i, $1.25, $1.50 and $2 a pair Just the thing for Christmas gifts. Also leather lined Gloves for ladies, gentlemen and children at close prices. Handkerchiefs. In Linen, Silk and Lawn, plain and embroidered, from 5 cents each up. Immense as sortments, excellent values. Also Silk Mufliers as low as 79 cents each and upward; beautiful designs. he to Ladies' Woolen Skirts. Were $2 each, down to 98 cents each. Only a few dozens left. Another lot of Woolen Skirts at 69 and 79 cents each; all marked down. Umbrellas. I A splendid line of Umbrel las. Beautiful and artistic han dles, from 49 cents each and up ward. We are selling a great many Umbrellas. You will be surprised at the beautiful Umbrellas we are offering at very moderate prices. Special Values. A 28-inch Umbrella, Para gon frame, silver mounted, natural handles, with case and tassel, only 98 Cents Each. A splendid seller. We call it the best bargain ever offered in the Umbrella line. EIDER DOWN QUILTS. Beautiful pattern, splendid goods. $4.25, worth $5.50 $4-75. worth $6 50 $5-75. worth $800 $6.75, worth $8.75 $9-75» worth 11.25 $10.50, worth 13.50 8-4 Damask Sets, blue bor ders, $5.50 goods, for $3 50. Closing out a jobber's stock of these goods. Full line of Bureau Sets, Irish Point, $1.25 to $2.50 each. Toy Table Cloths, 5-4 white, fringed, 75 cents each. Bargains at every counter. Crosby & Hill. BOS, 607, 609 Market St. :** f Many Persons Cannot touch food prepared with lard, and yet all * such people can eat freely of food shortened with, or &| cooked (even fried) in COTTO LE NE. Fordyspep- ^ tics, and those with delicate digestive powers, Cotlo~ % hue is invaluable. Having all the good features of ga lard, with none of its unhealtlifulness, its wonderful success is easily explained. The jw genuine always has trade mark— p steer's head in cotton-plant wreath— is on every pail. jÿ THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY. ST. LOUIS and CHICAGO. v *4'*4/**&W. i£4 8 p w THE CROWNING SUCCESS Of the Year is Our Great Purchase of an Entire Stock of Elegant Shoes at our Own Price for Spot Cash. We bought an entire Stock at our own »rice. In order to soil them fast we offer them to you far below the cost of mak ing. Come in and see them. This Great Sale includes a full stock of Elegant Holiday Slippers. See them at 73c, 96c, $1.37. Bargains such as you never creamed of. Shoes for Men, Shoes for Weinen, Shoes for Boys, Shoes for Girls. Ladles' solid leather Dongola Mhoes, pointed or broad toes, a tl 50 shoe; also' Misses' and Boys' elegant $1 50 shoes, Ladles' fine Dongela or Pebble leather shoes, lac* and button; also Misses' end Boys' shoes thst will cost you elsewhere |1 76, Wonder* for th# price. Ladies' elegant glaze kid shoes, four shape», Bluchers, Ae and but ton, tip or plain toe,the $3 kind. Ladies' fin* dress, lace or button, four shapes, made and finished as well as any shoe you can get for |2 60, Ladles' fin* glaze kid shoes, lacs or button, band-sewed, pointed toe, Richmond toe, tip of leath er and common sense shape ; an honest |3 shoe, Men's elegant solid leather shoes, lace and Congress We, or any other boose, should sell them for $ 2 , Here is a good lot, Men's elegant shoes, Opera, Glebe, French and London toes, plain or tip You can't match them for $2 50, Hand-welt shoes that are werth $4, at $1 90. Just think of It. It's a chance of a lifetime. Shapes and sizes to fit your foot and head. Man's cork sole shoes, Isee and Congress; Globe toe with tips or plain,' that we are sim ply giving away, Here's a prize, all hand-made, Stacy, Adams & Co. and other popular makes; 300 pairs of them, all 15, $ 6 , $7 shoes, mixed styles. Get your size, 95c $ 1.20 1.50 $1.17 1.29 1.90 2.19 1.90 2.75 Fuld's Great Shoe Sale, 226 MARKET ST„ Three doors below 3rd 8t. ROW'S CHINA DEPOT. SPECIAL HOLIDAY BULLETIN. We show this year the largest line of desirable goods in the state, consisting of every grade of Decorated sets, decorated china, lamps, cut and pressed glass, Bric-a-brac, silver ware, cutlery, &a. t-s9~--No matter what apparent inducements are held out by other stores, your own investigation will reveal our prices to be always the lowest. No old stock at this store. 8PE0IAL GREAT VALUES for this week, and as long as the goods last. Toilet Chamber Sets. Baal quality Euglisb porcelain, enamel decorations in 3 colors, 10 pieces, $3.00, cheap for $2 75 Wilkinson's fine light porcelain, haud palnted decorations, with a combination of stippled gold, $8.50; full value for $5.00. The pretty ribbon and bow sets, $8.00. Full solid tint combined with strlppled gold, $5,00 ; regular prloe $8 00. Banquet Lamps. Complete with silk shade and Pittsbnig burner, gold plated $3 00 . Th* same, only onxy standard, $8 90. Dresden china Princess lamps complet», ISTOO. Hall Lamps. 4 special prices, beginning at $1 15, complete. We show a magnificent line. Dinner Sets. 100 pieces, hand painted decorations, gold edge, warranted to wear, $ 10 . 00 ; worth $15 00 Lower and higher prices. Tea Sets. Enamel decorations, extra quality, 56 pieces, $8.50 and $4 00. Toy tea sets, extra large size and extra quality, 95c, and 5e to $1 76. Cut Glass. rid J W' Individual salts with sterling silver spoons, 25c. Salt dusters with triple plated tops, 25o Sugar sifters with triple plated tops, $1 00 Water bottles, straw and fan pattern, $2 00 . Water bottles, extra fine, $8 50, worth $5 00. thsese dishes, 7 Inches, $3 00 Water pitcher, tankard shape, $8 50. Silver Plated Ware. Quadruple plate butter dishes. $3 50. Triple plate salt and pepper duster«, 20 c each. Triple plate nut sets, 50c. 3 oz plate tea spoons, shell pattern, 95: a set. Full line 1847 Rogers' ware. STSTORE OPEN EVERY NIGHT. Goods reserved and delivered any time. r I JESSi i ( I. LEWIS ROW, 413 KING STREET. Madison Avenue HOTEL, Hadlson Ave. and 58 th St., NEW YORK. JTj frt day and uf. Fireproof and first-class in every par ticular. Two blocks from tho Third and Sixth Avenue Elevated railroads. The Madison and 4 th Ave. and Bait Lin* cars pass the door. C M. M, CLARK. Raas Paeeei.gor Elev ator run * all night, s. - ' AmerUan Fiat. TAKE NO CHANCES. Place your Fir* Insurance in th* ROYAL INSURANCE CO., You get what you lose. Office, 003 Market Street. Equitable Building L. P. BUCK, Manager. THOMAS McHUGH, WHOLESALE LIQUOR DEALER, Ho. 13 U&BKEI STREBT. Wilmington, Delaware , The Empire Department Store, 209 MARKET STREET, Offers a large quantity of Special Bargains for Saturday, De cember 15th. We think that lince we have been located in your city we have convinced you that we can sell you goods at lower prices and at a better advantage than yon have ever been able to purchase them, and that whatever we advertise or tell yon are facts beyond a doubt. We respectfully call your attention to the list and price» of to-morrow'a Bargains, and we are satisfied that a personal in spection of these goods will well repay you, Al.p ""Un Pillow cases, regular 15« value, for fijo eich, from 9.80 to vrIT 10 30 *• "■ and 2 to 8 p. m, only. g Good unbleached Canton flannel. 7 cent quality, at 3|e a yard. Y 1 p sized whit* honeycomb towels, that have beon selltag regularly • Ty v. for 134c, our price for Saturday 7 j cents, FROM 9 30 TO 10 30 A. M. ONLY. 2 £ 1 dozen porcelain buttons, price 2 c. 1 dozen hairpins, . . . price 2 o. 1 paper of pins, . . . price 5 o. 1 ladies' handkerchief, 1c. 1c. 1c. prloe 5o. le. Total vaine, 14o. -j p All these articles will be told between the above mentioned hour* the v» lot for 1 cent. * 9c. Qq Weal pepsin chewing gum, 2 packages for 5 cent*. rCAp 60 cents on the dollar for clothing for men, youths and boy*. We have tJKJKj, received a large consignment from a prominent clothing manufacturer which we will sell on Saturday at 50 cents on tbe dollar 1 /Ln An e l*ß ant engraved set, consisting *f a knife, fork and spoon, valu* 35 « our price 14c. () c A fine quality of apronette, 124 « value, for 9« a yard. 1 Op The latest novelty the electrical diamond, set In gentlemen's aearf pin, together with 12 sheet* good qn»llty writing paper, and 19. envelope* match, all for 12 cent*. 1 ^ 1GC L * di * S ' mus!la cheml»#, regular price 25i, W# tell them for 19a. 3Y^C. Ltd1 * 8 ' " nslin drawers, 374«. Have been selling for 50*. 24c Bnperior satin damask tabl* linen, 24« a yard. 12-J-C Eltr * qn,HtT ' h,,Ty b,d tlckin * »U« for 18«, our prise l»4c. 9 c Infants' shoes 9c for tbe left shoe and 9* for the right. 29c M *"'* ne fiH*»« working shirts, all sis**, 39« each. j^C ®'* n * Onality ladles' ribbed vests for 14c. An elegant ohenlll* table cover for 39«. J^QC A fine silk embroidered handkerchief for 10 a A twenty-five cent scale for 9 cents. 39 c. The Empire Department Store. 1209 Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware. There • Never • Was Such an Opportunity For buying well made all wool Clothing at phenomenally low prices as they are now. Not cotton mixed goods, not shod dy goods, not goods thrown together, but carefully cut by the best tailors that good wages can command, newly made, and therefore in the very latest styles. Here are Some Sample Wonders : Ulster Overcoat which we guarantee to keep you warm at $5 00, cost you $10.00 anywhere else. The latest style long Blue Pilot cloth swagger back Overcoats $9.00, any where else cost you $15 00. Overcoats you formerly paid $12.00 for you can take them away for $6.2?. A good All Wool Dress Suit $6.50, cheap at $10.00. Similiar reduction in Dress Suits, nobby, stylish and made up beautifully, no longer $15, $18 and $20, but $8, $9 and $10. We have the best lines for the least money in Children's Suits and Overcoats. A good Child's Suit for $1.50 also Overcoat for same. These goods we can recommend. an H^-TS, HATS. HATS. in all the latest styles at % prices. .A R. W. WOLTERS, S, W. Cor. Second and Market Sts. WILMINGTON, DEL. SPECULATION, HAMMOND - & CO., Stock and Bond Brokers 130 and 132 Pearl Street, NEW YORK CITY, N. Y, Stocks, Bonds and Grain bought and sold, or carried on margin, P. S.—Send for explana tory circular on speculation, also weekly market letter, (Free.) THE MUTUAL LIFE IN8URAN0I COMPANY OF NEW YORK, Issues all approved forms of policies and contracts. Con servative in its management, Progressive in its manage ment, secure in the confidence of its members. Assets over - S 184$,000,000* For toll particular« apply to T. HOWARD LEWIS, GENERAL AGENT, 837 MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Del.