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THE DELAWARE LEDGER.
NO 39 NEWARK. NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SEPTEMBER 10, 1887. VOL X. SPECIAL INVITATION SALE will Not a mark down, but an invitation that you will not be slow to accept. Wo, 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 ever before saw or heard of for first-class goods. All our Full lines. No broken lots or odds and you own enils. reliable make. SEE OUR WINDOW. Superfine AU-wool Block Cheviot Suit«, socks and 4 -buttmi Cutaways. Fine AU-wool Grey and Black Check Cussimere Sack Suits. Handsome All wool Fancy Plaid Cheviot Suits. Plain Alt wiiml Mixed CasHiinere Suits. Fine All-wool Black and Brown Cheek Cussimere Sack Suits. Elegant Venetian' finish Cassimere Grey and Brown Small Plaid Silk Suits. All-wool Mixed Plaid Cnssimcre Sack Suits. $ 10.00 $ 12.00 Browning King & Co, 910 and 912 Chestnut St., Phila. PHILADELA. Warren A. Reed, Maiumur. Wholesale und Retail Dealer« ii J. F. WHITE & BRO. FLOUR AND FEED, Coal, Lime, Sami, Fertilizers, Oils and Lumber, and Agricultural Implements, X. K. Cor. Front ami Oran*«* Street«. • sr.vt-rlirook Station, W. * X. K. U. Teleplu No., n and ua. 611 W.W. WEIR, 611 THE LEADING PHOTOGRAPHER, 611 Market at., Wilmington, Del. Wilson's Undertaking Rooms, 616 King St WILMINGTON, - *'DELAWARE. The most complete in appointments in the State. -EMBALMING A SPECIALTY Telephone Orders left with Edward Wilson, undertuk or, Newark. Telegraph o call promptly attended to. Telephone No. 168. Open all night. J. A. WILSON, rwj ni.»*». FARMERS ATTENTION! To got tint highest juices for your Wheat, Corn und Oats mul to buy Coal, Seeds Pumps. Implements, Hardware, Drain Tile mid all kinds of Fertilizers nt lowest rates, go to A. G. WEBBER <& Bro., Christiana, Del Buanhywink F i.oi i; and Fkkd at mill prices. Special attention given to loading car load lots of grain at any railway station. Telephone call 7. Fi)bl 9 - 4 jtuu -iron PURE LIQUORS. We Offer tho Finest Lino in tho City for Family Use of French Brandies i'll nml Irish Whiskies. Hue (.'«minis nuuiipugnc. Imported telephone 414 promptly intruded to. Holland <Jln. Sherry, Port Wine, Ales, Stouts, &c. t »'"All orders by tnull JAMES A. KELLY, Southwest Cornor Tenth & Shipley streets. Wilmington, loi. 1886 AND 1887. sleeted stock of Inqiorted und Domestic Fine Millinery in fancy 1 most dosir A large and well , rich an*l new designs in Materials of Velvet and Plushes. Gorget Feathers' beautiful rare Birds and artistic ornaments. The latest able Hlnt]M'S in Bonnets and Hats. All work guaranteed to bo first-class and priées as low as the lowest. MRS. R. S. KIRBY, At 200 KINO Street, Wilmington, Del. 815.00 87.50 to . for a faMjiioiialilt', well I'ofectly nr we With intermediate prices, of course, Sic, Spring or Summer Suit. would'n't sell them. Very Clump or wo would'n't recommend them, bring it hack if you liny mid are not suited. You can have your money returned or other goods, just ns you please. We have several hundreds of these suits but don't wait too long. Come at once if you can. Childrens' SPRING GARMENTS are ready. Mothers take a good deal of comfort out of our Children Department. No hurry, no hustle, none of those an noying features found in other stores. I Harry Haft, 316 Market St., Wii., Del M THE NEW YORK CLOTHING HOUSE. § ; A A for Infant« and Children. "Oaatarla Is to weil adapted lo children that I CacturU curt* Coll«, CoMtlpation 1 r ecom mend Itu superior to any prescription I gour Stomach, Diurrhœa, Eructation, uowBkioo," IL A. ABcnsu, M D , I Worm*, give» sleep, and promo«« <U 1H Bo. C.Jord 8fc, Brooklyn, N. Y. I wg'iä^. ™ CwTAoa Cornuar, 1« Fulton Street, N. Y. ROSES! ROSES! M. F. HAYDEN, No. 702 Market St., Ihm tlm largest anil finest stock of Roses, embracing all the favorite anil new varieties ever offered in this city. Splendid, strong, healthy plants, which bloom at once, at l a dozen. In addition to these lie has a large stock of all other kinds of blooming plants, which he is offering at low rates. M. K. Hayden 702 MARKET STREET. I GOT IT. JÎW1 l asked you all in lust year's advert inemont to give me a chance. Ah I put in my early boyhood «lays anions you, I.wanted to show you all how I could serve you in the Furniture and Bedding: line. 1 got the chance ami many of you pot tin* Bargains 1 offered. And now through y Newsy little paper 1 thank you for the patronage so generously bestowed, and hope I may have the Styles. I will do better by you large stock of Spring Sty lo any where else. We can furnish you from cellar to garret , We offer pludi jxarlor suits from $40 to $5no, chamber suits in nut, mahogany, cherry, antique oak, or imi' complete line of fancy ami plain drapery, e your patronage with ine, I pleasure of show ing y than you can do sion or cottage ill imitation woods, from fliO to $500 «verines, &c. Hoping von WILL C. LAWS, WITH IVINS & BRO., 55 N. 2ND STREET, PHILADELPHIA. . Also, a ' continue respectfully, > DEPEND & * ON LOWER PRICES. DEPEND ON THE VERY BEST CLOTHING. We don't know < f an/ hotter r'.ik there isn't any. I ' ; itlime For all that wo We don't jiroposr to any.n. ul it in ni)/ It. to sell. for next year. Regret or no—we'll sell now nt lew Do you know how much ? Now l'i ii e v IT w r |>rnTS. is the buyer's chance. Wanamaker & Brown, Oak Hall S. E. Cor. Sixth and Market Sts., Philada. LUMBER AND BUILDERS' SUPPLIES! t emulating building arc cordially invited to get our quotations Sash, Frames, Mouldings. Lime, Sand, Hair, Cement »umher All persons eont on Lumber, Door«, Bricks,.Hardware, Etc., before p It will cost nothing :u Yanis, and can till order« pr •Irnsing their supplies, you something, ptly. Inquiries by mail cheerfullv answered. I may save CRANSTON & NEWB0LD, 103 KING STREET, WILMINGTON, DEL., AND NEWPORT, DEL. PHOTOGRAPHS. 311 Market St., .. ./ip GflliliEHY, MILlIMGa'OR, I)Elj . BUCHER Our Work is first class and satisfaction guaranteed. 19» no no Common Work dl 86m MOTHERALL'S STORNI IS THE PEACE TO GET Dress Goods and Trimmings, etc. ■Of tin* Finest Qualities and Latest Styles. LOOTS, SHOES and SLIPPERS That will look well, lit well, anti wear well, at the right prices. Chinn and Glassware etc. Of every description in west window, call anti examine it. Such as Sugar, Coffee, Tea, ('tinned (iootls of all kinds, and everlhing fourni in a First Class .Stört». Brest PROVISIONS erves, 3 ST. JVT- MOTHERA i Xj, Proprietor. Newark, Del Main Street, West of College, 1 Une Sx I U P1CTDI1K FREE lor PHOTOGRAPHER, 302 MARKET STREET, $3.00 ni;i,Axv,VKi WII MINCITON, PICTURE FRAMES Harry Yerger, 405 Shipley St, Wilmington, Del, Has the largest PICTURE FRAME ESTABLISHMENT in Delaware, ami does by far the largest business* ami the only practical FRAM E GILDER in the State. His prices are the lowest anti his goods the best. MT Re-gilding Old Fkamks u specialty. I'I M ■mm IB n lu 191 !UL Bromhitla, WtnrAlx!«. nfccwnnrt.i;n. Bleodine »' **»• L««»«, MAKE mw, men BLOOD. x*-CTOTl> ■M a m S? rid. rful 'üffoorerr. I wlU alwaya°bo l thankful for J6o. In »tempo. Pr d pamphlet Rt . L uton. ■ JO&hii I : iHKEHENSlIYll : - B TTT MS IN THE DAM. BY M. E. V. [CwUinued from lout week .] '•.Nevertheless there hud been foul play," was the doctor's reply. "You don't mean that he murder ed the boy ! that pretty, fragile-look ing little fellow-" "No, he did not murder him, but he let him die," Dr. Cameron re joined. "Perhaps you were not aware," he continued, "dial the little lad was somewhat feeble in mind as well as body ? I attended him more than once, at Vandcleur's request, and liiufid that among other strange fears mid antipathies he had a mor bid dread of darkness. To he left alone in a dark room for only a few minutes was enough to throw him in!«* a paroxysm of nervous excite ment. llis uncle—who by the way, more affection for him .1 prole than I could quite believe in, when I noticed how the child shrank from hint* consulted me n to the best means of von*lining this weakness. I strongly advised him to humor it for the present warning him that any mental shock might endanger tlie boy's reason, or even his life. I little thought these words of mine would prove his dentil warrant.' "What do you mcun?" "Only few days afterwards, Van. dolour locked him up all night in a dark closet, where he was found the next morning, crouching against the wall ; his hands clenched, his eyes fixed and staring—dead." "Good heavens, how horrible! But no word of this was mentioned at the inquest?" "No ; and I did not hear of it my self till long afterwards, from a woman who had been Vandcleur's housekeeper, but was too much afraid to betray him at the time. From her, too, I learned by what refined cruelty the poor little lad's nerves had been shaken and his health undermined. If 'the inten tion makes the deed," James Vaii delcur was a murderer." I was silent a moment, thinking, with an uncomfortable thrill, of Ethel's dream. "I wish I had never entered this ill-omened house!" I exclaimed nt length. "I dread the effect of this revelation on my daughter's mind." "Why need you tell her ?" he questioned. "My advice is to say nothing more to her about it. The sooner she forgets the subject the better. Send her away to the sea side ; g)lunge of air and scene will soon efface it fi om her memory." He rose as ho spoke and took up his hat. "What has become of Vandelcur ?" I inquired. "I have hear.d nothing of him since we paid the policy." "He inis beeil living abroad, I be lieve—going to the dogs, no doubt. But he is in England now," the doc tor added ; "or else it was his 'fetch' which I saw at your gate the other night." "At our gate !" I echoed in aston ishment. "What the deuce was he doing there?" "He seemed to be watching the house. It was last Sunday evening. I had been dining with friends at Richmond, and on my way hack, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I noticed a man leaning over the gate of The Cedars. On hearing footsteps he turned and walked away, but not before I had caught a glimpse of his face in the moonlight." "And you are sure it was he ?" "Almost certain—though he was greatly altered for the worse. I have a presentiment do you know, that you will see or hear of him yourself before long," ns he shook hands and went his way. I lint no time in following his ad vice with regard to Ethel, whom I despatched to Scarborough, in charge of my married sister, a few days later. I had taken a hearty dislike to The Cedars, and resolved to get it oft' my hands ns soon us might be. Until another tenant could be found however, I continued to occu py it, going to and from town as be fore. by His One evening I as sitting on the lawn smoking an after-dinner cigtir, and re-reading Ethel's last letter, xvhicli quite reassured me us to her health and spirits, when our sedate old housekeeper presented herself with tlie information that a "party" had called to see the house. •'A gentleman or a lady?" I in quired. "A gentleman, sir, but he didn't give Ids name." I found the visitor standing near the open window of the drawing room ; a tall, gaunt man of thirty five or thereal outs, with handsome but haggard feature*, mid restless | dark eyes. His lips were covered | by u thick mustache, which he was j nervously twisting as he stood look ing out nt the lnxVn. "This is to be let, I believe? Mil you allow me to look over it ?" he asked, turning towards me as I en tered. His voice seemed familiar ; I looked at him more cl iscly, and then, in spite of the change in his appearance, I recognized Captain Vandelcur. What could have brought him here, I wondered. Surely he would not care to return to the house, even if he were in a position to do so, which, judging from the shabbi ness of appearance, seemed very doubtful. Half-a-dozen vague conjectures (lashed through my mind, as I looked at his face, and noticed the restless, "hunted" look which told of some wearing dread or anxiety. After a moment's hesitation I as sented to his quest, and resolved to conduct him myself on his tour of inspection. "X think I have met you before," I said, feeling curious to know whether he recollected me. He glanced at me absently. "Possibly, but not of late years ; for I have been living abroad," was his reply. XIaving shown him the apartments on the ground-floor, I led the way upstairs. He followed me from room to room in absent, listless fashion, till we came to the chamber which Ethel had occupied. Then Ins inter est seemed to revive all at once. He glanced quickly round the walls, his eyes resting on the door of the box-clcset. "That is a hath or dressing-room, I suppose," he said, nodding toward it. No, only a place for lumber. Per haps I ought to tell you that it is said to be haunted," I added, affect ing to speak careless, while I kept my eyes on his face. He stared and turned toward me. "Haunted—by what ?" he inquir ed, with a faint sneer. "Nothing worse than rats or mice, I expect." "There is a tragical story connect ed that place," I answered, deliber ately. "It is said that an unfortun ate child was shut up there to die of fear, in the dark. The color rushed to his face, then retreated, leaving it deadly white. Indeed !" ho faltered ; "and do you mean to say that he—the child —has been seen ?" "No, but he has been heard, knocking within and crying to be let out. The fact is confirmed by every tenant who has occupied the house since-" I stopped short, startled by the effee t of my revelation. My companion was gazing at me witli a blank stare of horror which banished all other expression from bis faee. "Good heavens!" I heard him mutter ; "can it be true? Can this be tlie reason why I was drawn back to the place in spite of myself ?" Recollecting himself, however he turned to me aud forced his white lips into a smile. "A mysterious story !" he com mented, drily. "I don't believe ^ word of it myself, but I should hardly care to take a house with an uncanny reputation. I think I need not trouble you any further." As he turned towards the door, 1 saw llis figure sway as if he were falling. He put llis hands to his sides, with a gasp of pain, a bluish shade gathering over llis face. "Are you ill ?" I exclaimed, in ultiriii. "I—it is nothing. 1 have a weak ness of tlie heart, and I am subject to these attacks. May I ask you for a glass of water ?" I left tlie room to proeure it. When I returned I found that he had fallen upon tho bed in a dead swoon. I hastily despatched a servant for Dr. Camerou, who happened to be at home, and came immediately. He recognized my visitor at once and glanced at me significantly. I rapidly explained what had happen ed, while he bent over tlie uncon scious man, and bared his cliost to listen to the hoart-bcats. When lie raised himself his files was ominously grave. "Is he in danger?" I asked, quick iy "Not in immediate danger, but the next attack will probably be his last. His heart is mortally dis eased." It was nearly an hour before Van deleu r awoke, and then only to partial consciousness. Ho lay in a sort of stupor, his limbs nerveless, his hands damp and cold. | H | t jg i mI>os3 iblt' to remove him | in thi(f conl li t i on ," the doctor re j marked . uj fcttr ho must Bta y here j for (he night( r wiu sen( j you so me one to watch him." t troubIc _i illt cnd to sit up with him myself," I replied, speak impulse I could hardly ing on explain. He looked at me keenly over his ; spectacles. "Should you like me to share your watch ?" he inquired, after a moment. "I Bhall he only to glad of your company, if you come without in convenience. He nodded. "I must leave you now, hut I will return in an hour," he responded. * * * Three hours had passed away ; it was merely midnight. The room was oppressively close, and profoundly still. The bedroom window stood wide open, hut not a breath of air stirred the curtains. s vague and dark, for neither nor stars were visible. Outside, all w* moon Vanduleur still lay, half dressed, on the bed, hut limv asleep. His deep, regular breathing sound ed distinctly ill the silence. Dr. Cameron sat near the dressing*table, reading by the light of a shaded lamp. I, too, had a book, but found it impossible to keep my attention fixed upon it. My mind was pos sessed by an uneasy feeling, hnlt dread, half expectation' I found myself listening nervously to fanci ed sounds, and starring when the doctor turned a leaf. At length, overcome by the heat and stillness, I closed my eyes, and unconsciously sank into a doze. How long it lasted I cannot toll, but I woke abruptly, and looked round with a sense of vague alarm. I glanc ed at the doctor. He had laid down his book, and was leaning forward with one arm on the dressing-table, looking intently towards the door of the boxroom. Instinctively I held my breath and listened. Never shall I forget the thrill that ran through my nerves when I heard from within a muffled knocking sound, aud a child's voice, distinct, thougli faint, and broken by sobs, crying piteously:— "Do you hear?" I whispered, bend ing forward to my companion. He inclined his head in assent and motioned me to be silent, point ing toward the bed. Its occupant moved uneasily, as if disturbed, muttering some incoherent phrases. Suddenly he pushed back his cover ing, and sat upright, gazing round with a wild, bewildered stare. The pitiful entreaty was repeated more violently, more passionately than before. is I of be he ^ an I 1 his in for it. he for be I to "Let me out, let me out!" With a cry that rang through the room, Vandelcur sprang from the bed, reached the closet door in two strides and tore it open. It was empty. Empty at least to our eyes, but it was evident that our com panion beheld what we could not. For a few breathless moments he stood as if frozen, llis eyes fixed with the fascination of terror on some thing just within the threshold; then, as if retreating before it, he recoiled step by stop across the room till he wii* stopped by the opposite wall, where lie crouched in an attitude of abject fear. The sight was so horrible that I could bear it no longer. "Arc you dreaming? wake up!" I exclaimed, and shook his shoulder. He raised his eyes aud looked at me vacantly. His lips moved, but no sound came from them. Sudden ly a convulsive shudder ran through him, and lie fell heavily forward at my feet. "He has swooned again," I said, turning to my companion, who stooped and lifted the drooping head on to his knee. After one glance he gently laid it down again. "He is dead," was his grave reply. i . ! t And with Yandeleur's death my story ends, for after that night the sounds were heard no longer. The forlorn little ghost was at rest. Tact. The nearest approach the diction ary makers can make to it is: "Pecu liar faculty or skill; nice perception: ready power of appreciating or doing what is required by circumstances." It's an elusix'e trait when you seek to tell what it consists in. "When I was a young man," said a gentleman, not long ago, "I had a reputation for being able to lift more than any man in our neighborhood. Brawny blacksmiths, much muscular than I, would exert their utmost strength, until it didn't seem but his to a possible-that it could be exceeded, But I could always lilt a few pounds more. I couldn't tell you how I knçw, but I felt around until I made sural had the centre of the load. Then, I lifted. During the administration of President Polk, Vice-President Dallas The two presided over the Senate, members of that body from the State of Arkansas, so the story goes, differ ed in their pronunciation of the name of their constituent. One call ed it Arkan-sass—the other—Arkan saw. On that point it would have been easy to offend them. With well-considered grace, therefore, Mr. Dallas, in announcing their names from the chair, took pains to say, "Mr.-of Arkan-sass," or "Mr.—— of Arkar.-saw," as it might happen to he. Nobody was offended or could be by Buch a gentle and cour teous concession to their foibles. It is told of n gentlemen, upon whom the demand for service is fre quent and various, though lie has no more hours than anybody else, that he puts even a refusal, when it has to be given, into almost as gracious form as a favor granted. And, who is not familiar with some of the stories of President Lincoln, that ex hibited this art of conduct in him in a bright, strong degree. Omission of doing or saying may be tact quite as truly as doing or saying. Of that kind was the at tempt of Sidney, the English agent of William of Orange, to sound laird Halifax, whether he favored the movement to place William on the throne of England. Halifax, Sid ney was assured, was so hostile to the Court that he would join in overthrowing it. Sidney saw him. and brought it to his attention in directly. Halifax, equally keen, said, lie didn't care to hear about sucli a matter, and without a direct word oil either side eacli came to a clear understanding of what the other intended. But, probably,* as perfect an ex ample ns any is related of General Grant, just prior to the surrender at Appomattox. It is told that during the night preceding, a man, suppos ed to bo a spy, was captured at the outposts, taken tojGrant's headquar ters, and the General brought out. Tlie man, taking out of his mouth a quid of tobacco, drew from it a silver foil, inside of which was a message from Sheridan, telling Grant of break in the lino between Meade and himself, and the possibility of Lae's escape through. To have Bent orders to Meade on Sheridan's sug gestion would have been illy receiv ed possibly, by the sensitive General. There was one way out. Grant mounted his horse, rode to Meade's headquarters, sent for Sheridan, ask ed each about the disposal, of their lints, and gave both the requisite orders to till the gap in their lines without indicating that he had any previous knowledge of the situation. Tact is the genius of the moment. Give Them A Ohance. That it to say, your lungs. Also all your breathing machinery. Very derful machinery it is. Not only tho larger air-nassatres, but the thousands cavaties lending from won Of them. When these are clogged and choked with matter which ought not to be there your lungs cannot half do their work.' And what they do, they canQot do well. < all it cold, cough, pneumonia, catarrh com u nipt ion or any of the family throat and nose anti head and lung ob structions, all are bad. All ought to be got rid of. There is just one sure wâv to get rid of them. That is to take Bosehee s German Syrup, which any druggist will sell you at 75 cents a bottle Even if everything else has failed you you may depend upon (his for certain "I When Douglas Jerrold covering from a-severe illness, Brown ing's "Bordello" was put into his hands. Line after line, page he read; but : idea could he get from the production. Mrs. Jerrold nd he had no xvas re page after bo consecutive mystic was out, one to whom to np peal. The thought struck him that he had lost llis reason during his ill. ness, and that- he xvas so imboeile that he did not know it. A perspira tion burst from his brow, and tie silent aad thoughtful. As r his wife returned he thrust tlie sat soon as my s terums votem« into her hand, crying out: Head this, my dear." After several attempts to make out of the first any sense « , ., , , Page or so she gave back the hook, saying. "Bother the S " 18l :.T d ' ,n x\" n,kTjlU1 ' 1 " word ii .... T, l !uik heaven!" eried Jer rold, then I am not an idiot!" a Exoitemeat in Texas. •sssoa;«"' or ram# his head ; evervlnd» . .■ i , tÄSSS he was well un.l had gained in flesh "si pounds Trial bottles' of this VÜt (1 £ Drag »,oïe < ; 0,,81mil,tion fr,H ' "* re sent him. * H