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GAZETTE AND JOURNAL
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY N. E. COR. FIFTH AND SHIPLEY STS. EVERY EVENING PRINTING COMPANY PRICE $1 P ER YEAR IN ADVANCE WiLMING TON, TUVR8DA Y, SEPT, 17. Consnl Knowles Consul Horace Greeley Knowles, formerly of Delaware but now by. tho grace of Senator Higgins pleasantly domiciled at Bordeaux, has done it again. Everybody will remember what a hit he made in his thrilling romance entitled "The Foundling Asylums of Franco," printed in a former number of the United States Consular Reports. Even the metropolitan press took up the article with glee and complimented the young and energetic collector of the Sussex corruption fund over having in troduced some sweetness and light into this hitherto rather tame periodical. It was predicted that if the Department of State should secure Consul Knowles as Codfish. a regular ami frequent contributor, the circulation of this publication would gp up even as tho dragon fly goeth up for his evening meal of mosquitoes. So that the government, the read ing public and our discriminating met ropolitan contemporaries gratulated another article, in No. 129 Consular Re ports, from the versatile and flamboyant pen of this rarely gifted young diplomat. In this article, entitled "Curing Codflsh in France," wc regret to say that miss something of tho pathos and bril liancy of tho foundling This is a disappointment, but one can not have everything lie wants in this world, and even Consul Knowles may be allowed his moments of seriousuess especially when contemplating so un romantic a staple of commerce codflsh. So he begins by telling us that France is preeminently a fish eating country. This will be who had imbibed from books the idea that the average Frenchm: champagne, absinthe to be the appearanco of asylum article. dried many lived chiefly and gossip. But Consul Knowles as signs two reasons for this important declaration. The first inheres in "a natural inclination or marked degree of taste" for fish; the second is attributable to the religious persuasion of many of the inhabitants which makes abstinence from other meat the consecrated duty of at least thiB day in every week. After are measurably prepared to hear that "at tho port of Bordeaux alone dicing the year 1890 there were dis ;hwged from vessels of various nationalities 61,136,165 pounds of salt fish, the greater part of which was cod." There two grades of this fish in the Bordeaux market. Morne verte is the name given to that quality of fish pre pared and salted aboard the Newfound land fishing smacks and barreled and shipped in bulk to Franco. The morne verte is generally cooked and eaten, after undergoing a thorough sonking, for immediate consumption. If the fish arc to be placed upon the market for ordinary consumption, they are again dried and undergo more careful prepar ation in France, from whence they afterwards exported in great quantities to Spain, Italy, Belgium, Russia, and, in short, to every country on the continent. This codfish-drying industry is portant one at Bordeaux, " where are annually prepared for general European and home consumption more than 12,000,000 cod, an equivalent of 20,000 tons and representing in value $2,000,000." Tho curing grounds, lo cated In tho environs of Bordeaux, convey the idea of a vsst vine ard" at distant view. Lino im upon of wooden and wire ino, row upon trellises from three to four feet in height extend across tho undulating plain as the eye rudely constructed frames arc hung in numerable fish, their split and divided surfaces exposed to tho warm of early spring or the dry breezes of autumn. A detailed description of the process of cleansing and curing the fish •follows, which we le coaformanco to established regulations, sed and tho far reach, and upon these n light is conducted i tho purity of the water means employed for its introduction, storage and distribution being controlled by law, while "inspectors require that qverage of 288 to311 gallonsof water shall be used in the cleansing of 2,200 pounds of fish." to the Two days posuro is counted sufficient for the drying process "and it is estimated that about 150 days in each ye meteorological conditions favorable for drying." When ready for shipment the fish are packed in bales of 110, 132 and 176 pounds, a package containing from 45 *o 75 fish. The smaller fish, from 12 to 16 inches i present I reraging length, which •re also of inferior quality, are sent mainly to the Itali; •hd largest fish—of that calibre which gave the historic storekeeper occasion for remarking to a departing customer, "By the way, speaking of honesty, 1 ■would advise you next time either to a longer coat codflsh,"—these big fellow sought by the fastidious Spaniards, wh« further insist upon the black outer skin rhich tho French do not market. The best steal a shorter eagerly ►bjcct, being removed. To Spain is exported annually from 11,000 to 15,000 tons of the prepared fish; to Italy about i 2,000 tons of the cheap and inferior spe cies. The fish-drying industry in the ini- j mediate neighborhood of Borde employment to about 000 employe averaging 20 workmen each, and the roughly estimated gives 12.000 hands capable of washing, cleaning 55.000 pounds of fish per day. Th employed in this industry receiv 70 cents, and the women, who themselv«;s solely in removing the black skins of the fish, receive 80 to-vd cents per day. Tho charges made pounds of fish by the drying establish ments to the dealer—it being the prac tice of the dealer or importer to send the crudely salted fish to these estab lishments and receive them back when cured—are itemized I icupy 220 _ follows : Drying, Ac., 50 cents; removing dkius, 20 cents; packing, 30 cent*. The New York Evening Post has hunted up ex-Consul Dudley, who w reported by the Pittsburg Post to have been " actually present when the Oob den Club passed a resolution providing for the defeat of the McKinley bill with British gold." But, alas, Mr. Dudley denies the whole story and tells tho New York paper that ho was not at the club, and that tho members of tho Cob don Club " are not fools." He thinks that a certain Lord Munson, a plush manufacturer, who gave a banquet which he, Dudley, really did attend, would not " hesitate to put his hand in his pocket and take out $10,000—not more to him than a dollar to you or to me—and contribute it to the fund in Ohio but as to any actual contribu tions of British gold he knows nothing whatever, and he feels very the Cobden Club, which meets only onco a year and that for the sole purpose of eating a big din ner, would not be " so foolish " as to put any gold into American politics. an organization, There is implied rebuke to some body in the utterance of tho Philadel phia Press, which, notwithstanding its fealty to party, doubtless deplores tho mealy-mouthedness of tho recent Har risburg convention towards the rascals who have robbed Philadelphia and tho state. The Press says in its editorial columns of Saturday: The Keystone National Bank frauds ought to be probed to the bottom and every lost dollar traced to its ultimate source. If the Treasury Department propriation for this purpose lias run strict penal laws prevent the office department from sanctioning any exp excess of the sum set apart by Congress. This difficulty has. however, "been fully by the offer made yesterday by the Committee of Fifty to pay the e: prosecuting the inquiry. It ought to forward without delay and without lies is imperatively demanded bv public opinion and by public policy. The city of Philadelphia has lost heavily by the criminal management of tho Keystone Rank. It has a right to k facts, up of the se of ion. It all he 1 1 the end, whatever juiry, the fuels with the present i tain to be known. "Tho wind-up of the peach crop," says the Dover Sentinel, "biiugs with it tho lowest prices, or rather lack of prices, the growers have realized during the season, and prices have been much under what was anticipated. But in addition to the continued wet weather which the growers on this Peninsula have had to contend with, every locality this broad land whero fruit is all grown has had a crop. Michigan's crop large, and in central Kansas the yield 30 cents per bushel. And not only peaches but everything in the fruit lino has been abundant. There has not been such a fruit season in many years. Yet notwithstanding the 1« has been large sums of money brought into tho State by the fruit crop and it has been well distributed among the laboring classes, which iusures a good fall and winter trade." so great that peaches sold for there prie The city stone crusher, which was somewhat unpopular in the neighbor hood of its former operations, finds body to object to its presence on the old almshouse grounds. The noise,of which mucli was once said, bas not struck its present neighbors as at all troublesome, and, indeed, the machine is regarded rather an object of interest than of ob jurgation. With its insatiable appetite for broken granite—it is able, the ma iu charge reports, to chew up 185 cart loads of stone a day when feeling right well—it will only be a matter of time, and not very long time at that, when it will have masticated all the available rock within its reach. The crushed stono turned out thus far has been used in macadamizing the bed of Union street below Front. That portion of Bro street between Front and Fourth will be ready for macadamizing. Thq Society of Loyal Volunteers, composed of veterans who went to tho of their own free will and served their country with honor, has published a "prospectus and constitution," in which the following occurs: The weakness «if , hattali« ;" r >* >m pa <1 di wh? 8 ' ' rards and umbered its n I- .1 d its subsiste 1 c '.led h but disabled of its hospitals. Much î to-day t«» li ot hesi generous gratitude of ihe*people th the •ugh 1. by ob tin •t h«> ex pen si We «I tlie p; that the honor the soldier recognized •n legis] 1 the fut shall lie well as the «1 the Gailors shall be fully «i jealously guarded. t be in order for the "trooly s «.f It will loyal" administratio tize these vc s t is Det ocrats and enemies of the holy protective tariff. The remarkable feat of transporting mails fr« in twenty days puts tho so far ahead of the latter is literally consumed by tlie latter routé, frr at Britain, via Brindisi, the Moditer Ihe Suez canal and the Ir.clii Yokohama to Qucenet< îstern route that tho The time o where. mil , is about forty western record. days; just double the I the opinif >f the Paris edit of the New York Herald, the result will he reverse the direction of the current of trafllc, "thereby bringing to America a golden harvest of freight and commerce that formerly enriched the e •reliants and bankers of the Levant and India." munici l' ! ' i election : Island, i-« the more The De •cratie victory in last week's Ne port, liliod signifie: fro fact that the party lias n that city and the Democrats had act »ally to buy a col :ati Daily Ne in the Re irvt their side of the local issue before tin* Hiding publié. The snath anufacturors have ganized thcmsclvc be explained that it- • a trust. It may the same tiling as a ancud Some puoplo who under either of the scythe handle. •t familiar names call it : it From tlie promine cups, plates, sp articles figure in Ohio evident that Major McKinley is aspiring tho distinction of " wheels." with which 1 "th.-r a, badges a< le of alleged Americt eting reports it i ti little tin god Tho North American sounds a double ieaded warning of "breakers ahead" for the Republican ticket in Philadel phia. Tho dauger of tho defeat it fore "does not lie in tho camps of the Democracy, in the skirmishing array of the Mugwumps or other masqueraders," but "it is the Republican voter who has over been loyal to his ticket who is tn-day in revolt." Ami when he has revolted will the North American class him likewise among the Mugwumps? If not, why not? Is the lino of mugwumpery in Pennsylvania to be drawn midway between Quay and Bardsloy ? But to whut a depth has the grand old party fallen in its once im pregnable stronghold, according to the Norffr American's confession—that the "stalwart," tho "straight-out" voter, is disgusted with its leadership; "leaders who skulk behind the breastworks of expediency and sheltor themselves with pleas that arc platitudes." Philadelphia had to yield second place to Chicago in the census returns, but a Philadelphia eleven has beaten the Chicago cricketers by a score of 478 to 119 and thus evened up things to siderablo extent. "It would be a relief to tho public," remarks the Baltimore American in ex cusable weariness of spirit, "if the base ball organ izatio talk one closed doors." a con would hire a hall other into silence behind pecial Correa; oudem-o Onzette and Journal* DOVER. rospondenco Gazette • pad tl a, fiept. 11.—Miss Anna Lathron "ii, duughter of TO. M. Stevenson and Mr. Wintield Scott nierly of Clavlon, 2.30 o'clock lie M. K. Church, officiating. Dr. fihefloe of Baltimore, acted as Henrv D. D" Stove of this to The this fi » of California,f< married at the Rev. Tho Josef s E. Te !" . The ushers we Jump of Brook! y Baltimore, Md., George I. Strudling Robert J. Burton of Philadelphia Florence Roll Cole of Jtal" the wedding inarch. The bride w tired in a gown of white silk entrain, with d Mi d a long tulle veil, church on the ar The bride e 1 t tie f her lull led by the ushers, : he eh Surah gr< <1 Ids b . The palms, fi d II. 'of rustic lie dinned ie of up the U P lu of 11 .41 ti his a large golden rod. After the the h h b.. Miy the bridal •f "t ho I pi mts, opposite tho eh h. 1 r .1 t he congru after which the latiofis of tli fri orth-l look the 5 future h d Angeles, Califo principal of a colle Wfihlinj, useful presents r James Pe the real farm e M 11... r l liât c ended large! <1. esterdav sold rdeceased. A s situated in Id to William e. Also tract e of Sarah I ting of 7» Little < ' k hundred ngton for 824.90 | ' in Little Creek hundred of land i Dr. W. W. P ■is fur 8 Dover, Sept. Hi se of the late Get » for I I... cn .- w. c sted will ill X before Rcgi inning M sked for by the hei se hi suinmot »P .day,.« ■ •I . A jes interest is taken in the 90 witnesses have h Ridgely I. M d W0I1 ol a and M contes ssra. Bu< I r., rep ay N. U. firaithers, fendants. Thu co the de one of the ew M. E. ch >sic was laid last S •u completed will cos hundred dollars wn Sunday. The Rev. T. E. To Tim alio •> . I sub scribed of this •hi j.reached i he «I the Rev. J Willis of Milford i the The ch he id y for dedi aber. The by the iddle of the ible •ntial f. I i hu vc Wils« !.. C of thi} 1 1 ill! tl I 111 the last se . .. >f the Legislat of Kent countv will .... than usual. The fall te on Monday, petit jury ■ ' reek hundred. J Abel Pierce; Kenton li Charles Numbers 11 rt arlier lober 19th. Th I .< iidtfu Johnso Fi! Willard <i. n B. Ford, I red, Marti es Brown; Little | Creek, Walt tireen, James P. Bar« William P. .loi Dover. Andrew We D« i,C Roe, William T. Cullen. Wharton; Nort •1, Richard ('a derkill, Tli lei I. M urdorkill, Jub >\ s. J*. Minio w South M Lemuel Dili. Walters, ram Meredith; Mispillion. Th George W. Reed, Andrew ? fier, Will d: ij.p R. Johnson; Mill'. 1, John Ii. Keiiderine. , William A. Lister, William J. Trade Andrew J. Malone Sheriff Cole v lay sold •n dwell! Kirk ith to Joshua 1 d lot of Eliz: The Ha/« I A Pcnm _ has stopped work after ; i "treel, th •I» •will f: -ful ! Arrangem™. holding the • being notnpleted for | The ; J: outlook is j i -T Ml The sch 11 . d - 0«1 I. Mi •". D. M.nnd Tin.,nn Wi and J. T. Lo «I Captai Block-; of Little (.'re S P r 4.—II. I' cs from . 1 ■ ? "i I li ii: ford 1 ha up in is ih ich iuJ o . y appui ■ \ •l the I ch h.culi Ih I • IT ■ l: «I. Th«' t ' j 'ki Hi i„ clai liai uft all . d .1" tlu Tli •rul ruilroaiî m< that the lu The «• if M A Bro. d nigh starke:! full. Thov Ii i or«i 11 iu I*«* I op is though If -The William Moren bout -IU tie f« I ill It i i Brenford h* fiat «lu public sale . Will color H Tl •I lurgelv ended Del ware Bn • hcst.M'l through of rder p id lay. l'li Thm >\ -. It •eil I d«-i. Ti«« bo I Willi» Foil. Jr., i T . hotel pre-ent nn i.'«e«te<l by . -l.i 11« pr. Armstrong Sh «I. •<i. «il . «•pi. !'»r«j«l boy probably Wat young M J of tv »unded fl.T carelessly liich had not The handI i old r. b< xploded and the ball p-i fleshy pi hand . Get rated tho of tlie palm «»f his right painful wound. Sr The bone was also b: shattered. —Fruit jars : or money. The Uouuewivoa who would cun Uturtor, ■ not to be had for 1. NEW CASTLE'S COSTLY FIRE Nearly All of the Delaware Iron Works Destroyed. THE LOSS WILL REACH $200,000 Work of Rebuilding to be Commenced At Once. A Prediction That Kverythlng Will bo Punning Again in Six Weeks--The Origin of the Fire a Mystery—Good Service by the Now Lastlo Firo De partment. Special Correspondence ot Gazette and Journal .z, Sept. 14.—The fire at tho 8 Iron Works Saturday night, t disastrous conflagration here for The buildings destroyed were tho blacksmith shop, tine mill, bend ing mill, socket shop and hall grindery, entailing a hiss now estimated at $2l)0.0db. 1 ho whole works occupy an area of about situated on the Dela a mile south of the centre of distance east of Dob die. The fact that they wo ' steadily and paving out good wages «» a force of nearly W» men weekly, makes New Castle's thief industry, and a n of the works would he deeply felt by everybody. Fortunately a large portion of the plant was saved, for which the Newcastle lire department is deserving of ali the credit. The fire was discovered just at 7 o'clock on Saturday night by some residents of Dobbinsville, who noticed a small sheet of flame issuing from tho ball grindery, which adjoins the main building and der which the bending and flue mills are situated, fieveral the watchman and the ii formed a bucket brigade on the Are. I beg Nkw C, Delaw the m< many y the 2 I tlx alarmed elful of people (1 began work few minutes the flames ipidly. had r sin ached the benu d flue mills, the Humes shooting a hundred feet in the air; meanwhile the the Lena j t»g d< d oils alarm i y promptly three playing upon the e forced by the ponded. 1 shr fro flumes and three ngine ! ks. ' lock full he I The ' had by this ti ined I h a ii I ••• ible to check it d the fii in Conti nod lifi ■ii. • (joining build out danger. •hieb wer The live buildin, all atir i. I. d crash, the ling ■it if wall of the I The cutting 1 flue mills which contains >r itiillanimiihle '"I feet si fell tons of oil\ <h ini h of he ills. Tli j lie bull grinderv which also adjoins the cutting slum wereexeced- ' I»s'v */..•.!« in h.,1 » CKSÏÏ ". kl " .. "l'ÂîiÂ Um. SM i ugly aid was telenranhcd 1 ,• ini«..., 1 : 't«)*,®; 111 th0 ™ rs . north-west « largo doors, extinguish« of the largt nects the e caught tho lin rapidity tuwar. . burning off two ith great difficulty Tii ig around one ■hich con dth the works d with great building. It aler. ami the stei PVP ■K shop 'Inch sp I the fo •Tl p l.v thing p. he etion. This 1 1 he sk s ral of the fireme accomplished with or being tlie sped The lb , much to the risk 'I. i for which applauded. 'in o'clock tlie lire •vident led. A ci b*r to Wil collapsed and tho rhead machine fell '»•he gr< sh. Then tlui co I with tlagrati lit to be rol. «1ère. . liai th sol if d the lire plied. U ork the I» N ashhigtoi 1 F ies of \\ in chu f Chief n. 1 bv special lie I*,. W. Ar H. Iroad, having f six miles in less than 10 •lu the In and the engines were I fr. Bv I 'e'oek all that was left of the fi s and tho crowd of «o«l sp d the gates I eliding The firemen. the It. .1 ■ until 8 11 of the dock •nlii rning. th night. in inteiident. Hi k-« like incen. l: liarism, •III cat all is tlie ttui he bal vhoi • I. rdny. ■ tl. Tknn; 'Ml parks ills in might have tl fro ,i mill, lie i ch rentil: rh by the draft it smouldered cor y h that it fin «m«! of tho .•ho •h« ! \j 1 k fr I'M» he 15 dmv 1 hi II» *• ibove place jf tlu li'Tt! til«- fir«' St; •• 1 . 1 . ills « lost r portion . t!.. ost ini rorks and the rily crippled. The if ally the tubes •f tlie p.» r hoi t'iliq pi! a . P -int. All the pi I th »ther <|p| •tents put - the • ■ I a!. Fort of he •h Of the l! improved «1 of ly <lam badly patt d,|| 1 valued r «I lid si4 ked I «•f tlu-i 1 re ill st 1 ti •. Tho works v full trad *. wit ich w cd buildin ountho' The I Sly « 1 . The ; neert Hie I Work I'fiilndel by M Tus-kcr * c„ phi Tl d cost IIP. dollars thei 500, ( ■ te. Tlie alone . The pi ho « Utting shoj .•lined he kind i of the uteri als u fact od di d £3 ilc tul. nul'V nUi - ,gH ' Tl.' llll I shipments alio ■ i tiy foreign c \ ns the i ruins, ih ■nts have work « ill co buililing d it tii ■ I tl th I» ill l..'i weeks. The north and flue and b . tii ling mills ■ill e to be All of the entire pi akes it all the of brick re valuable, be debris will probably - and a uU force this work. Several »ich a is • I ii ork i lie other <ie t<» tho Lehigh Valley and loaded with iron par, ■I. Ra xt the third that lias | t sh.M rk; few years. In id another de lving a loss of •on in August (lie bending J i di patter l" fiumla ft. •i i mil.... iling slight loss. 1 'd owffigb «1» tl... : l.à.ily «rripi I of I...S«. 1'ii'nt Tl dpi; ■ ! •d . All th: as left of ial buildi ss «.f piles of I verjMlireo enrp liivliali ! th : of rebuild he high r^and und th en to Urn do. Hun. Wilniingt : le. I: •lit ..Iks »11 day. but til ■ bad to be to be h s.*i • tent . ut.' Rowland, lent, and H. C Vu. -I» i . visited the a . Uni : of the tire 5 r ! at , , few, orntn*. hut Snperin .«■n.i.ti. 1 •-*' « »at^• part of tl: work Ur u ahort time. for«;« will be put NEW CASTLE. Spec al CorreHDondenre Gazotte and Journal. Castle, fiept. 12.—Officer George Hetherington made an exciting arrest yes terday afternoon. The officer w quietly along Seventh street, v to Dobbinsville, when he found a evidently intoxicated lying on the side of the road. He at once ordered him to move to some other place If ho wanted to sleep, but this he flatly refused with an oath, to do. Then the officer concluded it would 1)0 best to take him whero he could rest more comfortably. The giant in strength * resisted and tho nippers were placed on him. These did not hold him long, as he twisted them until they were broken in half. Special Officer Han son arrived on the scene and it was with N walking hich leads who tho utmost difficultly that tho two landed him in jail. He assaulted and kicked both officers and nearly succeeded in breaking another pair of steel bracelets. of James Anderson vs. Albert Brown, both colored, for assault and bat tery at the Riverside iron works, has been settled by the payment of costs by the latter. John Richardson, a well-know , is constructing ill be used The whtaff ice boat, crossing the Dolawaro river the coming winter. Mr. Richardson resides in Pennsville, N. J., but holds a responsible position at the Delaware iron works. New Castle, fiept. 14.— What might have been a serious lire at fit. Peter's R. C. Church was discovered in the niek of time d promptly extinguished about Öo'clock lust evening. Some careless person had thrown a lighted match in a cuspador, in the basement, which contained a quantity dust. It created quite a blaze, but the building escaped damage. The man who resisted and assaulted Officer Hetherington on Friday last gave his name us Jim Smith and he w tonced by Mayor Hanson to 60 days the stone pile. New Castle, "fient. 15.—Miss Mamie Hunter, daughter of William J. Hunter, proprietor or the marble works, died at ...» .yesterday after a lingering illness. he deceased was in her 18th year and had large circle of friends. Her funeral will take place on Thursday alternoon next at o'clock. Interment at the Methodist cemetery. Newcastle, Sept. 1C.—A peculiar acci dent happened to the New Castle extra freight train last evening. The train was on its trip to the west yard and when pro ceeding down the grade north of Farn hiirst three empty coal cars in the long traiii, broke their jumped t he rails and rolled down a small embankment clear of the track. One of the crew soon discovered t h had broken loose, but all failed to see tho leave the truck. Not until Conductor to the de* e miss the the centre pHngs, li the train Phillips w tacheil three c half mile Ii the ot lit about mi of his tr. couplo up did li soon found ubou unis Farn hurst. Ni •s in the train ». which we I the truek was k c in the le u rod. The placed the three runaways night. The Wilmington Northern Railroad csterday began the work of •tiler railroad slip, this time at jw wharf above Delaware street. It hen it is completed t he com • will establish a regular freight sta in addition to its other business there, which freight will be received from and forwarded to all points on the W. & N. id B. A O. railroads. Tho company ex t0 handle all tho stone for the jail, '.?. , , des coal - lumber and other freight. Wwk.'ÄA " f „ the . Vs!' w ÄÄÄirS "W?/™ *"!* ■ l, '«„ ««ly for « . , ^ ^ until all of the ÄSmÖ'cK .„'„flmVTi . T1,c ï, lhe y * has partly begun, but the ot be well under wuy for a few .' from Clayton the rails*last building' their saiii tl Iron of the ti job Will days yet. LE IV EH. Spool at Cor pondeu Journal. Sent. 16.—Our public schools I Monday morning with a good 1 • J*, 0 ' • • S,r - ) v ißht man, the new prin cipal will give the school exuminutio with the view to regrading the pupils. Mrs. Annie B. Metcalf has purchased of the heirs of tlie late Thomas Cole property on King She inherited tho . near the depot, 2-sixth of the pro|>ertv, d-daughter of Mr. Coleman.* morning ubout 10 o'clock 1 small annex to theongiue me railroad depot was seen to be tire. The freight truinmenaudufew others being <m hand it was extinguished neb damage was done, year, there have been about 12 l robberies in Lew has been apprehended. *t of books ordered for public schools is about 8500. hurles \V. Johnston left hero onlay for Fcrnandi 1 i -■ On Monday the roof of a before ; vicinity and no of Captai Florida, where a sand bar and he] '"-I channel for t hat city. Sept. I Li: On Tuesday night the W. P. Nichols into ami about 500 cigars, a small quantity of tobacco, several hams large middling of bacon, about 25 flour and about 80 worth stolen. The till ral papers which sing. A Mexican in stolen. general st« d o is of sugar cash; in all uktm out and so had lie silver doll: left in it .on« th The thieves forced the side d< jimmy ith •bar. Thefts like these here for the past six ■ year and the organization of u •««in mitte«' is neede«l. •i ris «t Son's canning factory is ing on about half ti 1 '* r '»p is said to I».* light i •f the wet weather. ?d Con well lias have been f renne «»nths « E. J. M. Th Mr. !• . • .... ... . « -Phased of upturn \\. A. West of Philadelphia tlie dwelling h.mse on fiecond street ar Mul B. Murray has purchased of Gnrmine 52 acres of his farm on i roud about < berry lor fl.itoo. the Kehohoth - , . --- and a half miles from here for 82,50», This is tlie fine farm formerly Shepherd !'. Houston, deceased. An udjourned meeting of the school board was held on Ihiifsday evening, ssignment of teachers ix departments of the schools was made, us follows : Higher English, Miss Kal [je B Waples; intermediate, Miss May Willard; secondary, Miss Eugenie H. Ross; advanced primary, Mias Mary Wolfe- sec ond primary, Miss. Bailie Marshall; pri mnry, Miss Annie Reneh. M> rned by the Benjamin Whit«, a prominent citizen and farmer of this county, died at his resi dence in Cool fipring on Thursday even mg, aged 78 years. He was a life long Democrat and a member of the fitatc .Mature of the session of 1859 and noted for ins conservative and moral stand questions before that body. MI DDL El nx. Hpacial Corrospondon«*» of Gazette and Joi Middletown, Sept,. 15.— S. Caporale & Romany, of New York citv have con tracted to build the proposed Middletown Odessa railroad, but commenced. Although Mr. Polk that it will be begun m a few days. There seems to be a hitch somewhere us this has been the statement given out for tlie past month und as yet tlie road is no ne being built than it was t wo months ago. „/Veils. Herring <fc Co., are putting up 10,000 cans of tomatoes per dav and are ploying a large number of bands. Re e current to the effect that u slight frost lust Wednesday and Thursday mornings injured the tomato vines, blit ^he daniuge is not now apparent. The Odessa Herald states that tlie con •r buililing the propose Odessa ruiiroud has been New York party, and that the begun dav prat ork has 'i t - :t fi «1 Middle signcil b work wi ompleted inside of or of Middletown lompany. Willi: lent of the ne Narrowly Rst upetl Drowning. Miss Elsie Tull, daughter of Mrs. Mary Tull of Elkton, Md., and Miss Olive Ellis, were boating on the Little Elk crook Monday evtming in a small gunning skiff, when Miss Tull fell out tlie boat and came near drowning, rescued by ThomaB Lukens, who plugged iato tho water after her. but JVETVARR. Special Correspondence of Gazette and .Journal Newark, fiept. 12.— The attendance of Newark ]>eoph) at the Wilmington fair has been much larger this year than ever be fore. betokening a hearty interest in it, which has heretofore been lacking in this vicinity, owing to the priority ness of the Elkton fair, just lino. Now, however, that the Elkton hibition is a thing of the deud past its old friends hero will doubtless transfer their affect i and across the to Its new and successful rival Delaware soil. Fach day the B. AO., through nn arrangement with the W. «fcN. railroad, carried many passengers from here direct to the fair grounds. On Thursday night a special council meeting was called by four members for the purpose of reconsidering, if possible, the previous action of council in deciding f upon tho lege. There :urb line in front of the much discussion (luring the evening and not a little feeling shown at times, but ns no one who voted for the motion defining the college curb line would move for a reconsideration, nothin could be done by the members of counc; who opposed the new lino even though they were in tho majority, it being n< where strict parliamentary procedure feated the will of the majority. The meet ing lasted two hours, and found council for the first time like a house divided against itself. The only motion passed during the evening whs the one to adjourn. The colored Odd Fellows here hau quite a celebration on Thursday, the occusion being the 16th anniversary of Kodcsh Bor .odge. During the day the members and their friends picnicked at fi. M. Don nell's woods, while at night the town w "I>vi* wiili the lodgemen and visitors Wilmington, who came out In largo hers. The Homewood Driving Park Associa tion announces for Saturday, October 3d, a series of races at Homewood Park. The afternoon's programme is to consist of five races, the last one to be a 2.25 special cluss of 850. There will be two 3 •os for purses of 820 and 825, and two other contests for 825 apiece among horses of tho 2.45 und the 2.37 minute classes. . fro for a pi minute Newark, fiopt. 15.—Tim property of James Lockhart, at the cast, cud of town, lias been purchased by Senator John Rill ing. although the purchaser does not in tend leaving his own pleasant home, tho surroundings of which ho has just beauti fied to a great extent, by capping the wall around his yard w ith cut granite copeing •hich also supports a new Iron fence. George Finck, rei jpresouting John T. lerflay at e county of three p Dickey, receiver of the Washington House ti tuxes and to allow a disco centum i all .s hçro from 11 o'clock until 5 was kept pretty busy all the while d tilling out •eived. He w 'clock and olv Ufj •y MlLFl special Correapo ip. fient. 14.—The colored camp ling, which has been in full blast for the past four weeks, closed Inst night, much to the rtrtief of the iitizuns. Thi scries of meetings has done considerably more harm than good ami all agree that it was kept up for the benefit of the few who enjoy such scenes as were the grounds nightlv. The m largely attende«! yesterday afte evening, fully 1. t at the lutter period". It w in Gazette ■d ting was 1 , , . , orderly crowd, however, and very unlike the one ol the previous Sunday. The shouting nidnight when the 1 the attendants dis down and was kept up until lights w persod. The tents will he to moved to-dav. « The North Milford public school opened this morning for the fail ami winter term. I he few necuedud to the building the property i The 1 out ! repairs have bee Idcd <1 in minding* xcellent shape. • corps of teachers as last ve 1 retained and conipri Prof. IJ. S. Ells, principal; Mrs. Roat, first, inter id i ute; M May Foulk, 1 mediate., .Mrs. Titus, primary. Josh Bradley and Fannie Wats« colored. \v fined 82.50 drunkenness. John Bodi «olid inter , both •stud o Saturday : •Ii, including , , and George Deputy have been ducted dog catchers by the council. Milford. Sept. 15.—The schoo 1, which is supposed with all on board during the cyclone of August 20th off Martinique was built in Milford and is partly owned bv J. 1». Steward of this place and tlie iato Harbeson Hickman of Lewes, for who»' •d. No tidings have been re « . . vessel since July 28th, when she left Matauzas for fit. Pierre Martinique, and the friends of the sailors and the owners of the schooner have given only a short ago since she got into a squall «iff the islands and hud to put up for repairs, which entailed an expense of about 82,out). She was commanded by Captain James L. Davis, with Charles Merrill Handy first and second lias bee liar Hick have been lost she w ceived fro her up for lost. It has b I George respectively. , , . inaugurated among the clerks of our town to have the > of the early closing of the stores tended from October 1st throughout winter, except «luring the Christmas holi day.»- It will bo remembered that late last .spring this movoment was put on foot by tlie clerks and with the co-operation «»f the merchants the stores were closed o'clock iu the as had he A the - eniug instead of 9 and 10 the custom. It can plainly be ow that as much business, if not , bus been done since this d now the clerks still be continued. was begin ask that i e «oing CENTRE VILLE. Kpoclnl Correspondence o Cbntiuîville, Md., Sept. 9. culiar instance of the "console Willi: Journal A pc* »storation «ff " money occurred here. Boulden, colored, lost $25 15 years ago. Ho has just had it returned by a Catholic priest, result of a rho had, the conrcssion, received it fro connected with the some who found it. Prof. W. H. Miller, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and for two years principal of a private school in Centrevillo, has just started from Palo Alto, California, where he has been ap pointed to a position in the mathemat ical department of an educational in stitution. person Mr. John Graham of Cecil county and Miss Nora J. Kendall . -ere mar ried at the Centrevillo Methodist Prot estant Church by tho Rev. Mr. Balder son. Tlie ushers were Messrs. William Tilghman, F. Keating, Howard Price and E. W. Elliott. DELA IF.-I RE CITY. Special Correspouilenoe of Guzo e City, Sept. 1C».— Landlord Milne will retire from the management «»f tlie Robinson House, having disposed of the hotel property to Mr. Phillips of Elk ton. The new proprietor will enter into possession about October 1st. Mr. Mil will engage in business elsewhere. The dry dock prospects are again bright Another steam barge load of rnn ived and certain Journal teriul has __ afloat that the marsh grass will be cut the dredging machine put operation for deepening waterfront. Mr. Simpson in a few days. ■1 ■e into d enlarging the is looked for Catholic Church Dedication. Snow Hill, Sept. 15.—St. Agnes' 5man Catholic Church, in this place, pleted, and will be dedi Sunday next. Bishop Curtis of Wilmington, Del., will perform the ceremony and consecrate the altar. The building is a neat and very pretty struc ture, capable of holding 250 persons. The interior is finished In yellow pine and cypress. Mr. John M. Carey of Baltimore was the builder. Tho Rev. Edward Mickle of Cape Charles, Va., will have charge of the congregation for the present, holding services monthly. R< has been 1 Tho Rev. Isaac Jewell will lecture to Apollo Castle, K. G. E., on September A DUEL TO THE DEATH. Two Younar Mon Fight With a Knife and a Pistol. oitally Wouurted—An Old the Two Combatant# to the Fight With Hut Little Moth Feud lletweet Leu* Direct Provocation Laurel, Sept. 11.—A terrible tragedy, in which two young men were mortally wounded, occurred lost night at u village camp-meeting held under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Doimar, a raijroad terminus six miles south of here. A feud lias existed between Frederick, a of Major Williams, a promi nent farmer of this county, and a young named Harvey Wells, a notorious character, though of nristocraticparentage, for the past four years. In the year 1H87 an estimable young of the neighborhood from which young men hailed received a very insulting valentine. The lady's brother took excep tion to the insulting missive and threatened Williams, whom author. The ■ ■ the accused of being the became * young volved in a tight. Williams, who w torious, was then pounced upo A violent tight ensued, both badly ueed up. Since thon they have been deadly enemies. Lust night Williams, in company with several young w< sisters, attended the ear talking gleefully when Recognizing his enemy Wells walked tip and deliberately pushed Williams with violence against the ladies. Williams re sented the insult in strong terms, where bloWa. A deacon of the church separated them and admon ished them to leave the grounds. Both contestants, without saying a word, walked to the public road nearby, where they newed the contest with increased violence. Williams, who is a much smaller than his burly adversary, much the best of the encounter, when Wells drew a huge hooked pruning knife. vic by Wells, being , includi his P, and they Wells drov up. they c mu getting Ii J.' m ' 11V I : N < O! N ight hand he used his weapon u at the same time in some manner he got Williams under his left and with a determined effort to slay his antagonist be slashed the other's bare neck with his ugly weapon, completely severing all the arteries and veins of tho loft side to the bone. He again ruised the knife to complete ins foul work. Before the startled spectators could inter fere, however, by a most strenuous effort, •leased himself h>* that *. instead of severing the right side of tho neck and windpipe, desired by Wells, the knife struck tho other's back, making a frightful gash. In the meantime Williams had drawn his volver und lired one shot, which took effect in Wells' collar hone. Wells then realizing that he had success fully curried out his intention, made other thrust at Williams, this time cutting out his antagonist's loft eye. Another bul let from Williams' pistol struck Wells ila the heart. The latter then caught by Williams who held him with his left hand mid with his right baud aimed Wells' bet vit iotuly, the wounded he •diatdv ov , but w >ther hall for The bullet, however, lodged Wells then broke and _ _ —. pursued by Williams, who, after emptying : volver, snouted fi ery chamber of his brother to get a doctor quickly, that he was "done for," his head being half cut off, "but, thank God," he added, "I've him, though; I got him." Both Ins . were then picked up by their friends and taken to a neighboring drug store, and Drs. Robert Ellegood and \\ right were summoned. While operating on Wells the physicians complained that the lump was not being held right. Williams jumped up saying: "I will bold it He was quieted, und the difficult task of dressing the wounds was proceeded with. W illiatns was taken to the home of a friend, while Wells, owing to the fact that no one seemed to desire to shelter him, was kept in the drug store until his lather, who lived twelve miles distant, ar ved ifnd took him home in a dying con tinu. Lato advices suv ho died before •aching home. Williams Las onlv a ight chance of recovery#. The community is in u state of intense excitement, while the immediate families of tho two men are prostrated over the sad termination of a feud that datas hack to a one cent valentine. It is that the friends of the tw feared by muny .. . . men may array themselves in antagonism and that a feud ot the Kentucky type may bo tfc.i result. Reports from Delrnar on Monday are to tho effect that Harvey L. Wells and Frederick Williams, the partici- pants in a bloody duel in that town last week, are somewhat bettor and hopes -- .tiffed that both will recover. Two bullets were extracted from Wells' body yesterday, one from his right side, "ear the arm-pit and tho other from his left shoulder. The prevailing impres sion here is that if the men recover they will resume their fight and keep it up until stopped by death. FATAL SHOOTING. A Little 15 .lv Killed III« toUfllu, Aged Elkton, Md., Sept. 13.—Harry, the 6 years-old son of Ohio Price, a well confectionor of North East, w fatally shot at 7 o'clock, this morning, by a revolver in the hands of his cousin, Percy Carr, 16 years of age. The boys lmd just risen from bed and were dress ing, when Carr produced his 38-calibre revolver and began handling it, when it was discharged. The ball struck Price, who was within live feet of his cousin, in the buck of the head, near the right car. The wound made was large and the brain flowed out of it freely. Dr. P. B. Housekeeper was summoned, and located the ball over the right eye, and on need the case hopeless. Price remained unconscious from the time he was shot until he died, 2.40 p. m. Young Carr is so worried over tho act that ho has been unable up to this time to plain the causo of the accident North East by Yea km 1 • . „ . give any definite account of the affair, ait hough it is thought to have been ac cidental. Died While Healing a Fencn. Henry Cook, a colored man 72 years old, "•l , ° was employed by William Mitchell as a laborer on his farm, near Brandywine «Springs, was returning trom his employer's place on Saturday night to his own house some miles distant, when he was stricken with a strobe of apoplexy and died. His body WaB found lying in a field Tuesday morning. He had been in tho act of getting fence when he was seized dth apoplexy and fell. Tho body somewhat decomposed. The basket and kettle which ho lmd carried were found just where he had dropped them. Deputy Coroner Giles went to the spot were the body was found and gave a certificate of death from the above cause. Tell Into u .Seething Vat. John Mc.Caullv, a laborer at tho Wil mington Abattoir and Cold Storage Company, fell into a vat of boiling water luesday afternoon anl was se verely scalded. AIcCauily and Andrew Johnson, colored, playing jokes each other near the vat when a small gate flew open and both tumbled in. The yond being given not inconvenienced be involuntary hot bath, while McCaully had to be re moved to the Delaware Hospital. He was burned about the chest and body, but no serious results are anticipated. •gro<> w Hule of There will be a public suleof 25 good, Œ street car horses at tho stables of & McDaniel, No. 419 West Front street, next Saturday afterno« clock. They are to be sold because the introduction of electric cars has rendered their use tho city railway essiry. The horses can be ajt thq steVte* MX :• CHEATED PEACH GROWERS. Sharper* Who Itobbod the Farmer« Through False Promises* Chf.btkhtown, Sept. 15. —The fruit growers of Kent who, their location, have shipped noarly all of their fruit by rail to market, are in dignant at the commission mon and shippers. Tho shippers in many cases guaranteed higher prices than were offered by buyers at the stations. Thov then instructed their commission men, ft is claimed, to send returns in excess of the regular freight of from two to three cents per basket. In addition to this, they received a commission of three per the gross sales, making their shipments of one account of cent excess of charges day at several hundred dollars, while the growers sustained a loss. • At the mooting of the Fruit Growers* Association in Chcstcrtown to-day com mittees were appointed to solicit nom inal sums of money to send representa tives to New York to investigate mat ters, and to institute suits againBt some one of the commission men and some shippers in order to make test cases to see if the amounts paid in excessive charges cannot bo recovered. It b esti mated that the amount paid by the growers in and near Millington alone in excess of legitimate freighting rates will amount to from $10,000 to $12,000, and it is impossible to estimate the loss throughout the county. The three E oints where these Illegal charges have een most heavily felt are Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Another meet ing will be held at Millington on Sep tember 26th. A Saulslmry Dwelling Burned. The residence of Asbury Perdue, near Saulslmry, Md., was' burned to the ground Monday night about 10 o'clook, while Mr. Perdue and his family were away from home. The causo of the fife is unknown. The property was insured for $1,000, but the loss, including fur niture, wll! amount to about $2,000. Mrs. Parsons, who resided in the houM t lost $50 in cash by the tire. The ( i i min Docket. The session of the court of oyer and terminer, which convenes Monday, Sep tember 21st, promises to be an unusually busy one. The criminal docket already covers 84 cases. These include larceny, 26; election cases, 15; assault with intent to kill, 6; burglary, 5; carrying concealed deadly weapons, 8. Among the more important are the Mahoney infanticide and the Smith burglary cases. Wanninabers I'qiladelph! a, Mointay, fiept 14, 1*01. This fourteenth day of Sep tember, 1891, Begins a series of daily store events which will concern and interest the whole community. The last half of September will be a trade Epoch —a natural out growth of this store and it methods. Ancient and modern trada ways had a long conflict in this community, but emancipation has come, tli new trade laws arc known, argument so long needed is not required. Ours to show results—effects. We do this every day, but to-day begins a larger testimony, a greater showing. ' Our modern methods com pel you to read our daily news. There are no now prece dents. The electric shocks of trade are so numerous that you know not where the next will strike, what novelty bargain will appear,what long felt want satisfied, whac taste gratified, what economy achieved. or General Events : Our globe-trotters are all back—but the resident Paris organization of mains, the contingent of ob servation. The buying perioA the collecting time is over, file store is full, fuller than with freight of rich argosies safely landed, and subject to your command. The world of merchandise here. Brought here to amuse you, interest you—to sell, but not to course re ever IS give away. You shall have everything at the least possible market price—that's the contract with the public and we'll live up to it. Don't forget that when you look over the many things that await you. Special Events: The exceptions of the Mer chandise World are here. The things that have gotten out of the usual channels and rich with chances. flow many they are and will be you may guess from what the year has already brought. are money-saving Store Calendar : To-day , Monday, 14th inst., Dress Goods Exhibition. Bargain offerings in Shoes, Laces, Ladies' Neck Ties, Aprons, Chairs, Books and Crockery. To-morrow , Tuesday, 15th inst., Opening of Picture Gal lery. Next week, Tuesday, Wed nesday and Thursday, 2 2d to inst., Millinery Recep tion. John Wan am axer.