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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

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

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li
ii:
ford 1
ha
up in is
ih ich iuJ o
.
y appui

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•l the I
ch
h.culi
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j
'ki
Hi
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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

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,
Πstreet 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.

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