THE SMYRNA CALL
THE CLAYTON CALL, VOL. X, Ho. 24.
SMYRNA, DEL., TUESDAY AFTERNOON. OCTOBER 8, 1901.
THE SMYRNA CALL, YOL. IV, Ho. 43.
COL. OEOROE H.
He Passed Away Late Fri
WAS A WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN
Prominent in Town, School and
his life was a busy one.
Deceased Had Been a Delegate
to Many Episcopal Conven
tions—Funeral Services Held
Death has again entered our
midst the grim monster this time
selecting as his victim Col. George
H. Raymond, one of Smyrna's best
known men and estimable citizens.
Col. Raymond had been in poor
health for six months. Early in
June he was confined to the house
with nervous prostration and while
at times he seemed to grow better,
for the past month his friends have
been aware that the end was near.
Friday Mr. Raymond was worse
and that night at 11.30 o'clock he
breathed his last. His death, while
not a surprise, was a shock to his
many friends here. Col. Raymond
was a man of sterling qualities and
had done much in his way to kelp
young men along. He was always
active iu public school matters and
the young business meu here can
well remember his frequent visits to
the schools several years ago.
A True Friend.
Col. Raymond had befriended
many men in this section. He was
a very methodical man and had
little patience with carelessness iu j
business matters. When he liked
a man that man knew it and was
not afraid to ask Mr. Raymond for
assistance. The deceased was a
worthy foe when one happened to
be on the opposite side or did not
coincide with his views. All of his
dealings were open and above board
and no man could ever say he had
not been treated fairly by Mr. Ray
mond. He wanted what was due
him, but at the same time was lib
eral and wanted every man to have
his rights. Mr. Raymond had a
busy life and will be missed. Up
until the last time he was confined
to the house he was an active man
and always said he never intended
to grow old.
His Business Career.
George Henry Raymond was
born in Smyrna November 22,
1833, and was the son of Jacob
Raymond. After completing his
education he started in the general
mercantile business at the "Four
Corners" in 1856 with Jacob Ray
mond, a distant relative. Later
the partnership was dissolved and
in j86o he took as a partner Isaac
English. March 1, 1861, Mr.
Raymond retired from the mercan
tile business and his time was then
spent looking after his other in
terests. August 6, 1872, he was
elected a director of the National
Bank of Smyrna, ami in 1875 was
made president of that institution,
resigning May 4, 1876. May 10,
the same year, Col. Raymond
with Col. H. C. Douglass, J. H.
Hoffecker and A. P. Griffith opened
subscriptions for the Fruit Grow
ers' Bank, and on August 1, 1876,
the bank began receiving deposits,
with N. F. Wilds, as cashier. Mr.
Raymond was elected president by
the board of directors, resigning
April 2, 1890 on account of ill
Prominent In Town Affairs.
■* Col. Raymond was elected a
Town Commissioner in i860 serv
ing until the municipal election in
1871. From 1864 until 1870 he
was secretary of the board and In
1870-71 was town treasurer. In
1867-68 he was also tax collector
and 1869 was made chairman of the
Buildiug Committee that erected
the present Opera House. In 1869
the subject of this sketch was
elected to the School Board, serv
ing for three terms. In 1881 he
resigned, having been president of
the board five years, and treasurer
for five years. Mr. Raymond was
a Democrat and on November 3,
1866 defeated his Republican op
ponent, Enoch Spruance, for the
lower branch of the Legislature by
over nine hundred votes. April
3, 1886 he was again elected a
school director, serving for a time
, as president of the board resigning
in 189 o.
Served His Church Well.
Col. Raymond was a consistent
Christian being a member of St.
Peter's Church from early man
hood. He was elected to the vestry
several times, his first term being
from 1850 to i860. He was Senior
Warden from 1869 to 1871 also in
1899 and 1900. Junior Warden
from 1873 to 1875, and in 1898.
He was treasurer of the vestry in
1869 and from 1873 to 1875, acting
as secretary 1870 and 1871. He
was a delegate to the State Dio
cesan Convention in i860 and each
year from 1869 to 1875. In 1874
he was a delegate to the General
Convention which met in New
York City and to the same Conven
tion in 1877 the session that year
being held in Boston. April 23,
i860, Col. Raymond was united in
marriage with Miss Caroline Jaques
Upland, of Milwaukee. Their un
ion was blessed with four children.
His widow and two sons, A. S.
Raymond, of Chicago, and C. B.
Raymond of the firm of Clifton &
Raymond, this town, survive him.
Mr. Raymond was a member of
Harmony Lodge No. 13, A. F.
A. M., of Smyrna.
Funeral services were held at
his late residence on Commerce
Street this afternoon by Dr. Geo.
W. Dame, of Baltimore, formerly
rector of St. Peter's Church, as
sisted by Rev. Gilreath, present
rector of St. Peter's; Rev. Wilkie,
of Middletown, and Dr. J. L. Est
lin, of Smyrna. A quartette sang
several selections. Interment was
made in St. Peter's Cemetery, the
funeral being a large one.
BACHELOR CLUB ENTERTAINED.
The Young Folks Had a Very
Miss Sallie Pratt, who is about
to leave Smyrna to make her home
iu Philadelphia, entertained the
Bachelor Club and other friends
Wednesday evening at her home on
West Commerce street. The time
was pleasantly spent in Progressive
Crokinole. Late in the evening
refreshments were served. Those
present were Misses Bertha Suiith
ers, Lida Lord, Emily Spruance,
Beulah Jefferson, Elizabeth Jones,
Ethel Taylor, Elva Armstrong,
j Mary Anthony, Sallie Pratt and
Mrs. Howard Taylor and Messrs.
Janies Benjamiu Krusen, Walter
Wint Hynsou, Charles Jackson
Sudler, James Newell Lloyd. Gil
Stubbs Paries, Frank Hynson,
George Taylor and Crawford Stev
TO DECREASE ACADEMY'S DEBT.
General Meeting of Board of Trus
tees is Called.
With the opening of the autumn
season and the various reopenings
held in the Methodist churches of
the peninsula, the contributions to
the Wilmington Conference Acad
emy debt, which the conference is
pledged to raise this year (nearly
$20,000 of the $37,000 having al
ready been raised since the recent
Wilmington session) are now com
ing in steadily. A general meeting
of the Board of Trustees of the
academy has been called for Wed
nesday, October 16, at which a
thorough discussion of the plans for
a final round-up of this debt will be
the principal business, although
other interesting transactions are
looked for. Asbury Church, of
Smyrna, has raised more than her
share of this debt.
AL. HÜTT DIED OF HIS WOUND.
He Expired at the Delaware Hos
Alfred Hutt, or Jones, as he is
better known, who was shot Mon
day night of last week as announced
in our last issue, died Wednesday
morning at the Delaware Hospital
in Wilmington to which place Drs.
Moore and Clifton had him re
Hutt's remains were
shipped to Smyrna- Wednesday
afternoon and that night Coroner
Baynard held an inquest, the jury
being composed entirely of colored
meu with Rev. Cooper as foreman.
William Butler who was wrestling
with Hutt when the accident oc
curred, stated he had a revolver in
his hip pocket and that when Hutt
threw him (Butler) the revolver
exploded, the ball striking Hutt in
the stomach. The inquest was con
tinued until Thursday evening
when a verdict of accidental death
was rendered Butler was held for
carrying concealed a deadly weapon
and was sent to Dover jail.
Welsh Bros, Circus.
Wednesday Welsh Bros. Circus
exhibited iu Smyrna and for the
size of the show the performance
was a good one, the Japs and
Rhoda Royal's trained horses be
ing the feature. In the evening
just as the performance was over a
heavy down pour of rain began and
many of the spectators who were
without umbrellas jwere drenched.
The tent was leaky and thsoe who
remainded for the so called concert
were also given a wetting.
A regular meeting of the Kent
County Pomona Grange will be
held in Milford on Thursday, Oc
tober, the seventeenth.
Halt Called In Squandering
W. H. BAGGS TURNED DOWN.
Levy Court Sat Upon Him Good
his pet Scheme failed.
Facts and Figures Published by
the Cali, Have Been Vérifiée 1
by the Addicks Men Them
One of the most important meet
ings of the Levy Court of this
county was that held Tuesday last,
when most of the time was taken
up in discussing the wasting of
county money in the mud pile at
the Bombay Hook lighthouse which
scheme has been energetically
pushed by Commssioner William II.
Baggs, of Smyrna, with the result,
owing to his lack of knowledge of
building marsh roads and his fail
ing to attend to the duties of time
keeper when appointed to that po
sition by the Levy Court to see
that the Miles Dredging Company
carried out their contract, has cost
the county in the neighborhood of
three thousand dollars, and noth
ing, absolutely nothing, has been
accomplished. At the September
meeting of the Levy Court when
the Democrats bad a majority of
one, (a Republican member being
absent) a motion to stop work on
the lighthouse road was carried and
for the past thirty days there has
been nothing done to the causeway
save that lots more of the mud has
been washed back into the marsh
by the tides.
A $3,000 Mud Pile.
It will be remembered that this
marsh road is a $3000 mud pile
erected by the Addicksites for mere
peisonal gain, through Commis
sioner Baggs. When the Call de
nounced this useless waste of public
money the Addicks papers tried to
deny the charge. From time to
time we have published the true
facts of the case only to be called
hard names by the men who were
shown up. Tuesday's meeting of
the Levy Court shows we were
right and had told the truth. The
waste of money was so apparent
that even his Addicks brethren of
the body governing county affairs
sat down on Mr. Baggs and his pet
scheme and sat down on him hard.
He could not conceal his chagrin
but no words of his could induce
the Commissioners to keep on
blindly following the Duck Creek
Commissioner, who wanted this
road at any cost, no matter how
much money was expended. It is
expected this $3000 mud pile is a
thing of the past, a silent testimony
of inefficiency upon the part of Mr.
Baggs and his Addicks advisers.
Many of our citizens attended the
meeting of the Levy Court Tues
day and witnessed the "throw
'down" given Mr. Baggs The
principal speaker before the Levy
Court was Alexander G. Cummins,
of Smyrna, who has had consider
able experience in the. building of
banks to keep the tides from over
flowing his farm lands. Mr. Cum
mins had inspected the work done
on the lighthouse road and in a
clear and concise manner pointed
out to the Levy Court the mistakes
which had been made in the bung
ling attempt to build this road
—whereby three thousand dollars
have been squandered by the Ad
dicksites. This aroused Commis
sioner Baggs, who is directly re
sponsible for this waste of money
and he and Mr. Cummins had a
heated argument. The Addicks'
official got the worse of the con
troversy, by his own remarks
showing he was not capable to at
tend to the work.
Mr. Cummins' Address.
Mr. Cummins warned the court that
they were using the people's money
and that due care should be taken
in making expenditures for marsh
roads, as considerable money could
be wasted in very short time and
no good accomplished, as in the
present case. He informed the
court that there were other breaks
in the bank besides the one at
tempted to be fixed on Smyrna
river—along the bayshore and old
Smyrna Creek, and it might be im
proved if the one at Smyrna river
were remedied; still the desired end
would not be accomplished—a good
road to Woodland Beach. The
members of the court paid strict at
tention to the remarks of Mr.Cum
mins and it was evident that he
made a good impression as a prac
tical business man and -farmer.
Qne thing was evident, Mr. Cutn
mins made even the dullest man in
the room understand that Mr.
Baggs ns a marsh road builder was
Mr. Baggs Rebuked.
Commissioner Baggs seemed de
termined that the light house road
should be repaired at once. He was
in a bad frame of mind and inti
mated that bis plans had been frus
trated for political purposes. He
made a bad break in uttering this
remark for the members rose in a
body and protested, the President
again rebuking the Smyrna gentle
man who is so auxio'A to^quander
ilionev upon a useless'road simplv
to please a few friends. Mr. Baggs
said he had seen several contractors
who, by the use of piling, could fix
the road for $1,500, and lie made a
motion that the same cummittee be
continued ou the road, and they be
given instructions to have the work
begun at once, providing the con
tractor could do it for the sum
stated above. If Mr. Baggs scheme
was carried out, it is plainly evi
dent the mud pile would then be a
$6,000 bunch of mire.
Mr. Mabrey Scores Mr. Baggs.
This brought Commissioner H.
E. Mabrey of Kentou hundred to
his feet. He scored Mr. Baggs
over the waste of money on this
particular road. "You said," con
tinued Mr. Mabrev, "that the road
could be fixed for $900, and now it
has cost $3,000. Now, you claim
the job can be done for $1,500. Do
you mean $3,000 more? He moved
that the court visit the road in a
body Friday, and examine all the
banks where the water overflows to
see what can be done at reasonable
expense. The motion received the
votes of all the members except
Mr. Baggs, who did not even re
ceive a second to his motion. Mr.
Baggs vainly protested,
no use. The Addicks court stood
bv him the first time and was a
party to helping sink the three
thousand dollars, but they were
forced to go back on the Duck
Creek hundred Commissioner this
Marsh Road Inspected.
Friday members of the Levy
Court visited Smyrna and were
tljen taken , in a hack to Bombay
Hook where the marsh roads were
inspected. Captain Stokesbury
had his launch ready. Several of
the Commissioners drove over the
roads while others viewed them
from the launch. The Republican
members agreed that Mr. Baggs'
plans were not practical and two of
them openly made the statement
they would never vote for another
cent to be spent on Mr. Baggs'
three-thousand-dollar mud pile. As
far as they were concerned they
were done with squandering money
on this useless bank. Their eyes
had been opened and they saw how
facts had been distorted, [how the
men who had fought this big waste
of county money were right in do
ing so. The Levy Court's action
also brings out the fact that the
Call, the first paper to inform the
voters of how their money was be
ing spent, had given a true state
ment of the affair, notwithstanding
the attempt of the' State Sentinel,
Smyrna Times and the Milford
Chronicle to shield the Addicks
squanderers of county finances.
Mr. Baggs' Surprising Action.
Friday when the Levy Courtmen
climbed into the hack that was to
convey them to Woodland Beach
Mr. Cummins was invited to go on
the trip. When Mr. Cummins
was seated in the bus Mr. Baggs
told him he had hired the hack.
Mr. Cummins replied he would pay
his share of the expense. Mr.
Baggs said, "I will' not accept it
from you," stating he would not
go if Mr. Cummins was a member
of he party, alleging he would
rather walk first. Mr. Cummins
assured Mr. Baggs that it was im
portant that he (Mr. Baggs) should
view the marsh road and as his
presence was objected to by the
Duck Creek Commissioner, Mr.
Cummins left the party, amid the
protests of the other members of
the court. It was the opinion of
those who had witnessed Mr.Baggs
display of temper that he would
have been glad of any excuse to re
main home. He had been downed
at every turn and could not con
ceal his chagrin. The bluff made
by the editors of the Sentiuel, and
endorsed by the Times and Chron
icle, has been called. Cale Layton
was the author of the first bluff
which told the Sentinel's readers
in italics that Mr. Baggs' marsh
road had cost but $648, and im
mediately the other two Addicks
papers helped push the story along.
In Session To-day.
The Levy Court is again in ses
sion to-day to further- discuss the
marsh road, question. The mem
bers know now what is needed and
some action will be taken to spend
money where it brings some good
results, not to squander it iq the
interest of Mr. Baggs' friends. To
dqy, as last Tuesday a number of
citizens from here are in attendance
at the Levy Court meeting.
Crop Statistics of Delaware
THE REPORT IS A GOOD ONE.
This State Rivals Other Sections
of the Country.
MONEY MADE BY GROWERS.
There Was a Shortness in the
Peach Crop, But in Wheat,
Corn and Garden Vegetables
We More Than Held Our Own.
The Census Department has is
sued, in bulletin form, the latest
statistics of agriculture for the State
of Delaware. It states that the
soil, especially in the northern part
of the State, is a rich clay loam,
suited to the growth of nearly all
kinds of crops. Much of Sussex
county is sandy and better adapted
to the culture of fruits, melons and
sweet potatoes than to general
farming. New Castle county has
the largest area of good land and
its farms are more highly improved
than are those of the other two
counties in the State. The average
value per acre of the land in farms
in New Castle county, exclusive of
buildings,is $45.29; in Kent county,
$19.60, and in Sussex county,$12.
52. The reported gross incomes of
the farms (the values of the pro
ducts not fed to live stock) are, on
an average, $10.89 > n New Castle,
$7.21 in Kent and $4.55 in Sussex.
Informatlon About Our Peaches.
Disease and unfavorable climatic
conditions have in the last twenty
years materially reduced the num
ber of peach trees, notably in New
Castle and Kent counties. This
loss has been balanced in part by
an increase in the number of other
orchard trees. The frosts of 1899
almost wholly destroyed the peach
orchard fruits? hence the small
value of all orchard fruits reported,
$263,127. The only peaches grown
were in the region bordering Dela
ware Bay, which partially escaped
the frosts. The total production
was 9750 bushels from 2,441,650
trees. Delaware is one of the few
Atlantic States that have not prac
tically abandoned the cultivation of
wheat. In 1899 it harvested 118,
740 acres, producing 1,870,570
bushls, with a value of $1,247,055
The acreage and yield were larger
than reported at any previous cen
The value of corn was greater
than that of any other crop or pro
duct. The acreage was 192,025,
and the value $1,725,452. Next
after corn and wheat as sources of
farm income were vegetables, in
cluding potatoes, sweet potatoes
and onions, which had a value in
1899 of $1,144,221. Poultry and
eggs had a value of $1,084,792;
dairy products, $992,807; hay and
forage, $689,848, and animals sold
and slaughtered, $820,664. There
are 9687 farms in Delaware, with
an aggregate area of 1,066,228
acres, of which 754,010, or 70.7
per cent., are improved. The
farms constitute 85 per cent, of the
total land surface of the State,
which is 1,254,400 acres. The
value of all farms June 1, 1900,
was $34,436,040, of which amount
$10,667,220, or 31 per cent., repre
sent the value of buildings. The
value of implements and machin
ery increased from $510,279 in 1850
to $2,150,560 in 1900. Live stock
increased steadily in value from
$1,849,281 in 1850 to $4,198,810
in 1890, but iu the last ten years
has declined 2.1 per cent., and is
now worth $4,111,054.
The titles to the 4711 farms are
vested in 3570 owners, an average
of 1.3 farm to each. Of the 3570
owners 2987 possess one farm each
the other holding the titles of from
2 to 15 farms each. Of the 8687
farms, 8866, or 91.6 per cent., are
operated by whites and 818, or 8.4
per cent., by negroes. Of the lat
ter class of farms 297 are operated
by owners and 35 by part owners.
The dairy farmers have the great
est average value of farm property,
and of all the larger groups of
farmers their gross income repre
sents the smallest per cent, of the
changes in the last 10 years are
quite noteworthy. The milk pro
duced In 1889 was 10,699,362
gallons, or 328.5 gallons per cow;
in 1899, 12,681.268 gallons per
cow. The total production of tqilk
increased 18.5 pereeut., and the
average cow 18.4 percent. The
total value of the dairy produce of
the State was $992,807.
Yalite of Oarden Products.
The number of peach trees in
1900 was 46 per cent, less than in
1890, and the reported product in
1899 was only 21 per cent, of that
of ten years before. In the ten
years since 1890 the number of
apple trees increased 66.6 per cent. ;
cherry trees, 46.7; pear trees. 231.0;
plum and prune trees, 1389.4. The
yields of these fruits show still
larger proportionate increases. In
1889 the total value of garden pro
ducts, including small fruits sold,
was $220,880. Nearly th
of the acreage of irfii
vegetables was devoted to tomatoes
and the receipts from their, sale
comprised over one-half the amount
realized from all such vegetables.
The amount expended in 1899 for
labor, including the value of board
furnished, was $1,076,960, an aver
age of $111.07 per farm. The ex
penditure for fertilizers the same
year was $539,040, an increase of
17. i per cent, over the amount ex
pended ten years before.
THE TILLEY FORGE MEMORIAL.
Dedication Exercises Will Be Held
October marks the tenth birthday
of the Daughters of the Revolution,
Mrs. Caroline Raymond being the
regent for Delaware. It has been
the privilege of the society in the
short space of two years to com
plete an enduring work—the me
morial to the soldiers of Washing
ton's army who gave their lives for
their country at Valley Forge. No
other monument or stone com
memorates the heroism and endur
ance shown in the bitter winter of
1777-78 ;it is given to the Daughters
of the Revolution to show this first
honor. The dedication of the
memorial will take place at Valley
Forge, Saturday, October 19, when
there will be a reunion of Daughters
from North, South, East and West.
A special train will leave Broad
Street Station, Philadelphia, at
12.30 p. m. for Betzwood. Coaches
will be in waiting to convey visitors,
members and guests to the ground.
Round trip tickets to Betzwood may
be obtained at the Schuykill Valley
Division Ticket Office,Broad Street
Station, 65 cenfls. Carriage to
Monument, 25 ceints.
GEORGE BROWN HEAVILY FINED.
Colored Man Resisted the Officers
On Wednesday afternoon George
Brown, a young colored man of
Clayton, who visited Smyrna to
take in the circus, imbibed too
freely and in an hour or two after
his arrival here began hunting for
trouble. He found it in large
chunks later when he ran up against
a negro named Clifton. Constable
Jones,assisted by Policemen Turner
and Cummins, arrested Brown and
he was clubbed when he showed
fight. On the way to the lockup
Brown tried to escape but was fi
nally landed in a cell. He then as
saulted Officer Jones and had to be
choked into submission before the
constable could leave the cell, the
prisoner trying to get out the door
with Mr. Jones. When arraigned
before Squire Cooper, Brown was
fined, which with the cost amounted
to $13 02. He was in a penitent
mood and the charge of assault
against Constable Jones was with
REGULARS WILL GET OFFICES.
Congressman Ball Has Disposal of
It is generally accepted among
Republicans throughout the State
that for the time being the status
of the Federal offices of Delaware
will be unchanged. It was under
stood even before the death of
President McKinley that Congress
man Ball would practically have
the disposal of the Federal patron
age and that the present postmas
ters would probably continue
through this Administration. In
fluential Regulars', however, who
say that President Roosevelt is in
sympathy with them, will try to
get the Administration to take a
definite and decided stand against
Addicks. The Regulars of Keut
and Sussex will have a straight
ticket in the field next year and it
will be war to the knife. The Ad
dicks people are working up a
scheme to co'.on ze this county
with negroes, but their efforts in
this line will prove unavailing.
Addicks In a New Oas War.
There promises to be a lively
war between J. Edward Addicks
and the Oxy-Hydrogeu Company,
of Wilmington, which for jo years
has been trying to get permission
to lay pipes in the city streets, and
the Wilmington Coal Gas Company
which was recently purchased by
John and James Dodson, of Phila
delphia. Addicks owned a few
shares of the gas company but the
Dobson's give him little satisfac
tion as to what they intend doing.
First Meeting of Season Held
THE ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD.
Members Are Pleased With the
New Drawing Roqéa.
WORK FOR YEAR duT
Chairmen of the Various Com
mittees Discuss What They
Propose Doing—Ladies Have
Purchased New Piano.
new Twentieth Century
drawing rooms were the scene of
brilliant assemblage on Friday
afternoon last when the club
formally opened. A large number
of members and visitors
ent and the rooms looked very
tistic, furnished as they are in the
club colors, pink, white and green.
Two lovely bouquets of pink and
white dahlias were placed,
the president's desk and the other
upon the piano which is a new one
recently purchased by the club.
The piano was used for the first
time on Friday, much to the de
light of all present.
An Interesting Program.
A most interesting program fol
owed in which the various chairmen
told what work they contemplated
doing during the coming year.
The program was as follows: Edu
cation, Mrs. W. D. LcFevre; Lit
erature, Miss Laura Bell; History
Mrs. S. J. Reynolds; Art and
Drama, Mrs.H. C. Tschudy; Home
Science, Mrs. H. D. Boyer; Philan
thropy, Mrs. Lillian Cloak; Music,
Miss Eba Wilds, read by Miss
Bertha Smithers; Social, Miss Mary
Anthony; Library, Mrs. Frank
Evans; Instrumental Solo, Miss
Bertha Smithers;Reading, "Tribute
to McKinley," Mrs. T. H. Haynes.
* The President' ü Address.
The new president, Mrs. An
thony, then addressed the club,
welcoming the members to their
new club home, thanking the House
Committee for their most efficient
work and also the gentlemen who
so kindly aided in the moving.
She then reviewed the year's work
and urged the members to follow
the club motto and push forward
to higher ideals. While the strains
of the piano filled the room under
the skilled fingers of Miss Edith
Beck, an informal reception
held when friend greeted friend,
after which the members dispersed
filled with enthusiasm for the com
ing year's work. The meeting
next week will be in charge of the
Home Science Committee, Mrs. H.
D. Boyer, chairman.
r Boys, Be Careful.
Saturday night a juvenile club
was visited by a prominent gentle
man here, accompanied by two offi
cers, his visit being for the purpose
of securing a porch chair that had
been stolen from him. The rocker
was found and events proved that
things had been taken from other
places. The matter has caused
quite a sensation here and as the
members of the club are young men
just starting out in life their names
are not published in the hope that
they will realize the seriousness of
their deeds and cease the practice.
It is believed the boys have been
taught a lesson that will be a last
Meeting of Hose Company.
The Hose Company met Tues
day evening last and a committee
was appointed to secure bids from
the local merchants for furnishing
the new outfits for the firemen—
rubber coats and boats,
dred dollars is yet needed for this
fund One application for mem
bership was received Tuesday
Many Hogs Affected.
Disease is playing havoc' just
now with porkers in the vicinity of
Dover and several breeders have
lost nearly all their stock,
class the disease as genuine cholera
while others claim that symptoms
are displayed by the affected swine
that do not generally accompany
cholera. That it is contagious and
means certain death, however, all
Killed on Railroad.
Andrew Gebhart, a Philadelphia
cement paver, 40 years old, was
struck by train No. 30 at Dover
station Saturday night and in
stantly killed. Gebhart lived at
No. 509 West Thompson street,
Philadelphia, and he leaves a
family. He was paving around the
station for the Vulcanite Paving
Company of Philadelphis..
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