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THE DELAWARE LEDGER
i I NO 2H VOL X. N LWA UK. NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE. JUNE 25. 1887. voll A NICK Suit of Clothing ready made or made to order visit the Boston One-Price Clothing House 2 \ .'I Market Street, Wilmington, 1 )elaware. ROSES! ROSES! M. I''. IIAYDKN, Nn. 70- Market St., Inis the lurj'eat mid lineal stuck of Hoses, cmlil'aciiu' all the favorite and new varieties ever offered in this eity. Splendid, strong, healthy plants, which will bloom at once, at s$l a dozen. In addition to these he has a larçv stock of all other kinds of bliioniing plants, which lie is offering at low rates. M. K. Hayden 702 MARKET STREET. 1 Mlntablishcd MS 17. DAYLIGHT Carpet Rooms, No. 919 Market Street, Philadelphia. ■ gjQHW M. EVA NS,5* Tlie largest and finest selection of NEW SPUING STYLES, in all grade», at the LOWEST PRIDES, in tin* city. ONE PRICE, no misrepresentation, und full value given for your money. aprîîîl— 3m 11 .INI». (Inc Sxlll PICTURE FREE for S' PHOTOGRAPHER 302 MARKET STREET, 8.'l.00 DFLAWARK. WILMINGTON, I GOT IT.-^ 11 all in last year's advertisement to bailee. As I put in my early boyhood nu, J wanted to show you all how 1 m in the Furniture and Bedding I got the chance and many of you got the >w through your I asked V • lav •onld se H line, ff Bargains jA Newsy little paper 1 thank you for the patronage so generously bestowed, and hope I may huvetlie k of Spring Styles. I will do better by you than you eon do ain'where else! We can furnish you from cellar to garret, man sion or cottage, We oiler plush parlor suits from 540 to $ôUO, chamber suits i nut, mahogany, eherry, antique oak, *»r imitation woods, from $20 to $'> 00 . Also, a complete line of fancy and plain drapery, coverings, iScc. Hoping von may continue vour patronage with me, T am yours respectfully, WILL C. LAWS, WITH IVINS & BRO., 55 N. 2ND STREET, PHILADELPHIA. offered. * of showing large st 1 . 1 .. :l I - drapery, coverings, &c. respectfully, It's Time to Get my Summer Suit. « HERE'S no end to the variety of Summer Clothing in Oak Hall. It's singular where so many new, bright, handsome styles come from, and where they all go. You could tell. Thousands of customers could tell. It's because people will not spend a dollar more than is necessary, or they think fair ; because they want clothing that will wear till they are tired of it, and not the kind that gets to tatters before they expected to lay it off : and because they like to buy where customers and goods are plenty, and they know VVanamaker & Brown manufacture their clothing, and it's a people's headquarters. On these points they have their confidence anchored to the old corner by the cable of experience. We'll not let it part from its mooring. You can depend on the old principles and the new goods: the last light in weight, handsome in style, and popular in price. A host of Serges, Flannels and Hot Weather goods. Wanamaker & Brown, Oak Hall, S. E. Cor. Sixth and Market Streets, Philadelphia. Send for samples. To fttnto tho quality ticket* I thut'N our Invariable practice. Sturen don't Imitate I m LUMBER AND BUILDERS' SUPPLIES! All iH'rsons contemplating building arc cordially invited to get. our quotations an Lumber, Doors, Sash, Frames, Mouldings, Lime, Sand, Hair, Cement Bricks, Hardware, Etc., before purchasing their supplies. It will cost nothing and may save you something. Wo have two Lumber » aids, and can till orders promptly. Inquiries by mail cheerfully a ' CHAUSTOU & UEWBOLD, 103 KING STREET, WILMINGTON, DEL., AND NEWPORT, DEL. BUCHER ...•W ß/tlilxKKY, mildlJipCTOI}, DEL. ^ Our Work is first class ami satisfaction guaranteed. o«irno no Common Work dlHlim » SPECIAL INVITATION SALE Not a murk down, I»ut an invitation that you will not lie slow to accept. We want to become acquninted with you who have never been in our store. So we put prices on Men's new and desirable Suits (made this season and just in stock) lower than you ever before saw or heard of for first-class goods, ' All our own reliable make. Full lines. No broken lots or odds and ends. SEE OUR WINDOW. Superfine All-wool Block Cheviot Suits, sacks and l-button Cutaways. Fine All wool Grey and Black Check Cassiinere Sack Suits. Handsome All-wool Fancy Plaid Cheviot Suits. Plain All-wiool Mixed Cassiinere Suits. Fine All-wool Block and Brown Cheek Cassiinere Sock Suits. Elegant Venetian finish Cassiinere Grey and Brown Small Plaid Silk Suits. All-wool Mixed Plaid Cassinierc Sack SuitH. $ 10.00 $ 12.00 Browning King & Co, 910 and 912 Chestnut St., Phila. PHILADELA, Warren A. Reed, Mitmiger. Wilson's Undertaking Rooms, 616 King St., DELAWARE. WILMINGTON, The most complete in appointments in the State. -EMBALMING A SPECIALTY Telephone Orders left with Edward Wilson, undertaker, Newark. Telegraph eall promptly attended to. Telephone No. 108. Open all night. J. A. WILSON, Funeral Director. FARMERS ATTENTION ! 'i'o got the highest prices for your Wheat, Corn mid Oats mid to buy Coal, Seeds Pumps, Implements, Hardware, Drain Tile mid nil kinds of Fertilizers at lowest rates, go to A. G. WEBBER & Bro., Christiana, Del Bkanuvwink Ki.oru and Fkiui at mill prices, josf Special attention given to loading ear load lots of grain at any railway station. Telephone call 7. Kebiv-ur -FOR PURE LIQUORS. We Offer the Finest Line in the City for Family Use of French Brandies Holland tan, Sherry. Fort, Wine, Scotch ami Irish Whiskies, Kino Cordials t'liainpagne. Imported Alt'H, Stouts, die. »«'"All orders by mull or telephone 414 promptly uttended to. JAMES A. KELLY, Southwest Corner Tenth & Shipley streets. Wilmington, Del. 1886 AND 1887. A large and well selected stock of Imported and Domestic Fine Millinerv i rich and new designs in Materials of Velvet and Blushes. Gorge Feathers' licautifulrare Birds and artistic ornaments. The latest and most desir able simp«* in Bonnets and Hats. All work guaranteed to be tirst-elass and priées as low as the lowest. Lin* MRS. R. S. KIRBY, At aoo KINO Nlreet, Wilmington, Hol. 7.50 5.00 to for :i fashionable, well 1'efeetly ol' we Very Cheap or we woulilVt recommend them. Bring it liaek if you buy and are not suited. You c-an have your money returned or other goods, just as you please. We have several hundreds of these suits but don't wait too long. Come at once if you ean. With intermediate prices, of eourse, made, reliai île, would'n't sell them. Spring or Summer Suit. Childrens' SPRING GARMENTS art- ready. Mothers lake a good ileal of comfort out of our Cliildrt'ii Department. No hurry, no bustle, none of those an noying features fourni in other stores. Harry Hart, 316 Market St., Wil., Del. THE NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE. We have the most complete Job Office to be found anywhere in the State of Delaware. The Ledger is filled with interesting news each week. Subscribe for it. • : A A for Infant» and Children. "ClMMkt U 10 well 4d»pUd to child». th.l I CiitarU ran. Colls. COMtlpMion. Soar Stomach, Diarrhœa, Eructation, KUto Worum, fives slesp, sad prumoSss <U W iéËoîit 'inj urious modicsOoc. I recommend it os superior to any prescription 1L A. Abcur, U. D., 112 Bu CJord SA, lirooki/a, N. T. known to me." Tu* Csmt.41.' a Company, 183 Fulton Street, N. Y. LANETTE. OHAITKIt I. (Jtiptuin John Hahlctt, ill whose II have implicit triithlilliic confidence relates the following we story : One night, several years ago, I was a passenger on a Missouri rail way train that was mercilessly rob lied by a party of jeering young wretches who not only deprived us I of our valuables, but who, during tlie outrage, subjected us to their low Hung raillery. I was not bur densoinoly encumbered with money, and gave up, without a pang, the small amount which I had, hut when one of the raseuls told me to take otf my watch, 1 filed my mo tion for an appeal. The watch, aside from being u gold time-keeper of finest make, had been presented me by a dear friend. "Look here," said I, "can't you let, me keep this watch. I suppose you have often heard such a request— notât all strange in your line ol bus iness—but which by granting would exhibit your remaining dregs of grace, and which 1 might say might in time prove to he the fruit meats of repentance." I was a young member of the bar at that time, rather l'ked to hear the sound of my own voice, and thought that this little speech, so applicable and delivered with such emphasis, should at once gain my case, hut the villain, graceful of form as well as graceless of morals, bowed pro foundly, and replied : "My dear sir, I like to hear you talk, and under ordinary circum stances would listen to you with on ly a moderate degree of impatience, hut on tliis occasion I am really pressed for time. While I am ac commodating, and willing to grant a hearing to any one dissatisfied with the manner in which 1 conduct my affairs, yet I must insist that you pay more attention to prompt de livery and less to oratory. Ah,' taking my watch, "a jeweled check er-off of time's hurrying moments. So long, sir. I wish yon a safe journey." of to of CHAPTER II. About two years after my exper ience with the robbers, 1 wt nt on a vacation b» Wisconsin. summer One day, while threshing a little trout stream, I met a young gentle man to whom—as he was engaged in the same pastime, and as he had caught nothing—1 became attracted. He was tall, graceful young man, (juick-witted, and with a face im pressively handsome. We sat in the mossy shade and ate lunch together. We talked for an hour, and then, like American citizens, introduced ourselves. This is un American characteristic. An Englishman must know your name before he will exhibit the slightest interest in you, but an American must become acquainted with you before he cares to know your name. "My name is Hoheit Gosman," said he, when I had delivered my cognomen, "but I am known as Wild Boh. I don't know why, for hurry. me in no one ever sees Here's some very fair cabbage pick le." "Call you Wild Bob because you are not wild, probably," I replied. "The members of a certain bar in Arkansaw, eall me Cold water John though 1 don't now remember that I have ever shown any marked pre dilection for cold water. Pickle is first rate." "Say, Haldett, I live alunit three miles from here. You haven't any thing to do particularly, have you ?" "Well anything 1 have to do I do it particularly." "1 mean have you anything par ticularly to do ?" "No." "Well, supjHisc you go home with me. You will lind the folks to he very agreeable. It's no hoarding house, understand ?" As the hoarding-house which I had secured was hardly up to the standard of appetite, to say nothing of association, 1 agreed to accompa ny Mr. Gosman. rllAPTKH III. The Gusmans lived in a large brick bouse, surrounded by tall trees The cool yard, the spring near the house, and even the great barn from which issued the sharp, filing notes ; of a score of Guinea hens—all to me ! were inviting. Oldman Gosman— i old man through courtesy, for he was not so very old, was quiet and undemonstrative, but 1 could see I was not an "unwelcome guest, a guest unhid." Mrs. Gosman was oui' of those women who remind me of a piece of silk. Smooth, never showing n ruffle, smiling nearly al quiet of iiuuincr, and s > | ways, hut soft of voice that sometimes, when | hearing an indistinct sound in the | room, 1 would look up, thinking she hud spoken. Miss Lunette Gosman —hut how shall 1 speak of her? Ijeetive beautiful expresses much, yet how commonplace and incomplete. Dili you ever notice that some girls carry sunshine in The their voices? It is a fact, that whether or not you have noticed it. I know that Lunette's voice was full of Hunshine, for everything uns brighter when she spoke. Her beauty, when she entered the room bounded upon nay vision like a glad surprise. "Oh, Yes, you must remain a while with us." she remarked the next evening after my arrival, when Boh hud renewed his invitation. "It is very lonesome here at times. When father is not at work lie walks around with his hands behind him. There's nothing that makes me more lonesome than to see a man walking around that way. It always seei to me that he is in trouble ; and mother, she is so quiet and easy— well, mother reminds me of a piece of china, Bob, I'll declare she does," turning to her brother and growing brighter in the light of her new found comparison. "No one would ever know that she is on the place, hardly," turning to me. "We can't say as much for you," replied Boh. "Everybody in the neighborhood knows when your are home." 'Am I such a romp, Mr. Hab lett?" "No," I replied. "I—I never saw any one more lady-like." "There now Mr. Smarty," shaking her head at Boh. "Oh," he says that because he can't get around it," said Boh. "No, you don't, do you?" appeal ing to me with an air so bewitching that I actually felt like getting up and dancing the "Essence of Old Virginia." "I mean it, Miss Lunette. You are lady-like." "There now again, Mr. Smart Jackety. But Mr. Hahlctt, you haven't told me yet." "Haven't told you ?" "No haven't told me that you can remain with us awhile." "Well, I am on a vacation and I much prefer this to any other place —" in the world, I came in one of saying—"prefer it to any other place 1 have found. "Thank you," she said. As I sat there, contemplating her entrancing beauty, I wondered if she could really he a llirt. Then this crushing thought lull upon rather than arose within me. "Of course she is. A girl so frank, so easily delighted, could he carried off by any clod-hopper." I had never heaid it intimated that 1 was hand some, and my feet, with a pronoun ced affinity for No. (i's, now seemed to he encased in twelves. Oh, yes, I loved her—loved her until I was actually sick. After supper, I went out alone and told myself that 1 was a fool. 1 heard Lunette singing, and addressing myself, 1 said : "Hablett, you are the biggest fool I ever saw. Why don't yoli pick a few grains of sense as you go along Don't you know the girl is laughing at you ?" 1 returned to the house, and go ing to my trunk—which had just been brought from my boarding house —I took out Blackstone and decided to rub up my knowledge of common law, but incorporai heredi taments, Iree-holds and the like, were powerless to divert my mind front the engulfing channel into which it was determined to ttounder 1 put down the hook, and as 1 sat musing, or rather agonizing, 1 heard a woman in the hallway ask : Miss Lunette, whur Wild Boh ketch up wid dat cuis lookin' white man. CHAPTKU IV. Three* weeks had elapsed and yet 1 remained a guest at the Gosman farni-housi. Bob and I spent much of our time fishing, but I didn't want to fish. Fish, the mischief! Talk about fishing 'o a mail who is almost on the verge of dropping on the ground and kicking in the agon ies of fatal love ! The girl's attention had not abated, hut, hang it, I could not see that they had increased. 1 couldn't fool along this way. I was ; determined to bring the ease to a ! trial, i ing" in the woods near the house, 1 met Ismctte, who, with a handful of Lute* one afternoon while "mop wild fiowers, was returning home from a neighborhood visit. On my part, 1 don't think that the meeting was altogether accidental. "I saw some beautiful fiowersover iiere the ottier day," said 1. "( 'ome | with mu and we will gut them.'' Oli, wlmt a liar. 1 had seen no •Shu joined mu and we pro ceeded along a path so nurrow that it seemed impossible for me to get more than one foot in at a time. "How far are they ?" she asked. "Not far. Let mu sue. Just over there, I believe." "Are you quite sure that you saw any ?" "Oh, yes." "When ?" "Yesterday mor- Limette, I ex pect you think that— "Think what ?" she asked, stop to to it | | (lowers, to pin "Think that 1 am—well, let's go to the house. No, I'm going to tell you. 1 love you. Hold on. Oh, it's a fact.. " "I didn't dispute it." "Of course not hut—" 1 had caught her in my arms. I had seen tears in her eyes. I love you so much." she breathed in my ear. Ah, lightning, it is a wonder you hadn't settled me right there. Such huppiness must he a mistake. She would marry me ! Great Ciesar ! 1 looked around to see is any one was about to shoot ut me, hut saw noth ing hut a cow quietly grazing. I wondered if 1 were not in duty bound to run against a tree and kill myself. 1 was a fool—hut I was so deueedly happy. ! i ■ CHAPTER V. Our engagement wus not kept secret. The old gentleman readily gave his consent, declaring that Lanctte 's choice was his choice. Mrs. Gosman had very little to say, hut shimmering like a piece of satin, said she had no objection to me. One day about two weeks from the time appointed lor ourmurriage, 1 decided to go over and catch a few trout. Boh was not at home, and as the distance was too meat for Lauettc to walk, I concluded to go j alone. "You must he back by four o'clock," said Lanctte. "But bow am 1 to know? I have no watch." "Couldn't you take the clock under vour arm?" I j ■ j e I ,, I "Hardly," "Wait. Bob has a watch upstairs, lie never wears it, but don't suppose he would dire if you were to take it. Just wait a minute, and I'll wind it up and set it. A few moments later she returned with the watch. I could scarcely repress an exclamation; "J. L. II." engraved on the ease. I said no thing, hut after leaving the house I examined the watch. It was mine, unmistakably. Gould it be possible that Bob was one of the train rob bers? I was so disturbed that, tak ing no interest in fishing, 1 soon re turned to tin* house. As I neared the gate 1 saw that Boh had return ed. Seeing me, he came forward and said. "Lunette tells me that she let you ■ have my watch." "Yes, here it is." "Of course it is s but—" "But what?" I asked. "Oh, nothing." "Seems to he an excellent time keeper, Boh. Where did you get it?" "Oh, by the way of a chance;" he replied, hut I could see that he was confused. "Ah," thought I, that night as 1 lay in bed, "that is doubt lets one reason why you deserve the name of Wild Bob. Marry the sister of an outlaw? I shuddered. Yes,] would marry her, even though she were an outlaw herself. It was my duty though to have Boh arrested. What a thought! It would almost kill his parents, after we are married,*' 1 mused, "hut 1 must discharge my duty." The very next morning, upon tak ing up a newspaper, I saw that one of the Missouri train robbers had been captured. "He bad in his pos session," continued the account, "a number of valuable watches. When asked why he had not disposed of them, he replied he was afraid that such a step might lead to his detec tion, and that it had been his inten tion to leave the country and sell them. The chief police, of St. Ix>uis, requests that those who lost watches during the late train robberv in this State, will please furnish him with description of property." Although I was satisfied that Boh had my watch, yet I wrote to the St. Louis chief of police, and to my in finite surprise received a few days later my watch. Now I could se difference, though very slight, be tween my watch and Bob's but I could not account for the same ini de in your hands, I t ! "I will wait until [ is 1 a 1 of tittls. This thought puzzled llie. Why should he have shown such? embar a rassment when I asked him where he got tlie watch? I was determined Bob to fill,! out, so, accompanying to his room, I related the circum stances of the train robbery and showed him my watch. "Why, it is just like mine!" he ex claimed. "Same initials too. Well it is strange surely." "So strange,' Boh that I don 1 understand it. Tell me where you Of course it is no vould like got your watch, business of mine, hut I to know.' friend." "I got it from ' Yes, Boh, hut why *ro you pm* üben 1 iisked you e barrasssed cerning it?" For a lew moments lie remained silent. A cloud crossed his face. uver the face, as Passing his hand though ho would rub the cloud ! away, he said: i "One of the best friends I Harmon. This ever James L. watch once belonged to him. night he took it off and gave it to me in payment of a gambling debt. 1 took it jokingly, intending to re turn it, but the first thing I saw up taking up the morning paper, next day, was that James bad been killed while in a saloon. The hor rible affair occured a short time One ■ -il after he left me." "Boh you will never know what relief you give me." How so?" I related my suspicions. He laugh ed in genuine appreciation and said. "You don't know me, .lohn. I haven't the courage to roi» a bee-hive, much less a railway train, hut really I am glad that you no longer regald me a., robber and that you do not necessar- '. illy believe your property to he in danger of stealthy am around." "I know one thing Boh." j :al when I rem "What's that?" "You urv tin 1 best fellow 1 met." * * ever * •k I Limette and I were married by a j good old parson who talked through Everybody scorned to he ■ happy, although the old gentleman j walked with his hands behind him. I The old lady wept smoothly and without a flaw, hut still looked like a pieeeof china. I his nose. v Traveler. Bucklun's Arnica Salve, The Beat Salve i a, Sore«, Ulcer«, Salt Itheuni, Fever Sores, Tetter,Chapped Hands,Chilblains. Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and pos itively eures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac tion, or money refunded. Price 2Ô « lfr b" 1 ! gists, N the world f. i 'tits. i;i ■ I rents * Eorsalc hv Bouton Smith,drug ark, Delaware. Their Busiues Booming oonethiug has caused such ival of trade at all Drug ir giving away to their eus many free trial bottles of I >r. Discovery for Consumption. Propably irai re ge * tl to King's N Tlieir trade is simply enormous very valuable article from the fact that it always eure» Coughs, Bolds, Asthma, Bronchitis. Croup, and all throat quickly cured. You can lest it before buying by getting a trial bottle free, large si/.êÿl. Every bottle warranted. For sale at Smith's drug store, Newark, Del. —2— tlii er dissapoints, I d lung diseases Asleep Four Years. Oil the Mist of May, 1883, Mor I t- ,uprit '' ,l °8 e,,VKl - '"' 0ri -' n V' Krauc '' went to sleep, und has not wakened since, nor so much as stirred a finger. She lias been kept alive by the ad ministration ot milk and highly con centrated beef tea. Despite the careful attentions of those watching her, she is now emaciated to an trenie degree, and her bones are piercing her skin. She lies perfectly still and rigid, her eyes closed and >st ex set fust together. euliiiritv of the ease is that in raising one eyelid ami allowing the light th fall noon the eye, a shudder is notic ed, followed liy an immediate lower ing of the eyelid, or till attemnt to do iwpiration is pe ! feedv normal in its regularity, . [ her j.nlse. though feeble, is mit mue! la-low the onlinary rate of heats. her teeth A pe so. Marguerite's r and Enjoy Life, What a truly beautiful in ! Nature gives n tains, glens ami oee means of enjoyment. Wee better when in perfect health;, hut ho often do the mejurity of peopli giving it up disheartened. ,| and worn out witli «list is no oecosion IV s grandeur of •un uml tlioui-uml i f « feel lik oil ram <1 1 tl th.s IV-fling as ev< lisfaeb sufferer e: lv Mai proof, that 11 make them li born. I •"./ n . >ys|s*psiu the d I reel raus I I plaint ntv-livo per < of S (••*nt. of sueli maladie digestion, Sick Ilea Prostration Head, Palpitation < other distressing doses of An yurt Flu,, wonderful effect. : cents. Try it. s Bilious I lache, ('ostiv •nés» of tin 1 n/./inc d' the lie id t, : «ill pro pi-' 1 m.hu Its n Brace Up. * feeling deprive tite is jMMir, you are both« ache, you are lidgetty, iutvoiis, a »rally out of sorts, and want Ut bmtv un Brace up. but not with stimulants, snriiU medicines, or bitters, which have for their basis very cheap, bad wliiskev and which stimulate you for an hour ' and then ltuve you in worse condition' tlmn betöre. NN hat you want is an alterative that will purify your blood, start Imalthv uetiou of Liver and Kidneys, restore yonr I/HtSSl, ttl ïl,Jiî V0 re V— tMl health and atrengt i. buch a medicine you will find m Electric Bitters, und only 5 bottle at Smith's d Y I. vo I with ll cad a ccntu a mg spire.