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to be are the is so PUBLISHED EVEKY THURSDAY N. E. COR. FIFTH AND SHIPLEY STS. BY EVERY EVENING PRINTING COMPANY PRICE $1 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE WILMINGTON, THURSDAY, NOV. If) Does It Itenew the Charier? We print elsewhere to-day an act of the last General Assembly—understood at the time of its passage to be simply and purely the routine "enabling act" regularly passed at every session of the Legislature—which Mr. Addicks claims is operative as a renewal of the charter of the Oxy-Hydrogen Company, with all its powers, privileges and franchises Intact and unimpaired for another full term of twenty years. This raises a ques lion that may figure in litigation, but, looking at the matter from a common sense point of view, Every Evening iocs not think there is much in this claim. To begin with, if this enact ment does re-enact the Addicks charter, it likewise necessarily re-enacts all other privato charters which had not expired on February 5th, 1891. Would the législature have done this under the guise of a simple enabling act? To ask this question is to answer it, and any court would take into consideration the circumstances under which the act was passed and the probable inteut of the legislature in passing it. At this point, it strikes us, parole evidence would be . admissible to establish the fact that the legislature regarded this simply as the regular biennial enabling act and passed it as such, and that to construe it as a renewal of all existing private charters would be to put upon mere verbal in novations an interpretation not war ranted by the language of the act and the environment of its enactment and to degrade legislation to the low level of trickery and sharp practice. Again—later in the session, a specific act for the renewal of tho charter of the Oxy-Hydrogen Company was intro duced and, after due consideration, legislatively disapproved and killed, v Here is direct proof that the General Assembly did not intend to renew this charter in its integrity. Here is also presumptive proof that the Oxy-IIyro gen Company did not, at that time, re gard the enabling act of February as a valid renewal of its charter—otherwise, why did they come to the legislature subsequently with a special act for that purpose ? Furthermore, quite late in the session, he General Assembly passed tlie fol .owing—in fact, virtually passed it ;wice, the original bill having disap peared under very suspicious circum stances from the Senate chamber after on the eve of its first passage through , that body after having received the ap ' 1 proval of the House : No person or corporation shall open or excavate the bed of any street or highway in any citv. town or village in this State, for tlie purpose of laying or placing pipes, wires or other conductors therein, without first obtaining the consent of the duly con stituted authorities of such city, town village. Now, while this provision of itself would probably not work a revocation of pre-existing rights—supposing any private charter to give rights paramount to the public control of streets and high ways—yet it is adducible in further evi dence that the General Assembly did not knowingly and intentionly rehabili tate the Oxy-Hydrogen Company in the rights claimed by that corporation uuder its original charter. And, taken i nection with tho common sense view that a private grant should not be con strued to override a public extent of taking possession of tho high ways of a municipality for private use contrary to tho provisions of the charter of that municipality; contrary to the public's inalienable title in such highway (only to be divested by the people themselves acting specifically through their duly consti tuted agents—as by a legislative grant of right of way to a railroad company, which is con to tho canal -necessitate tv public and not a private enactment); and contrary to the will qf tho inhabi tants of such municipality through their duly constituted local offi ! expr; —a common sense construed of public rights which has been u plield by judicial decisions private charter privileges—the provision we have quoted ought to be sufficient in any event to insure the people of Wil mington the control, through their Street and Sewer Department of the streets of Wilmington. Finally, the original charter of the Oxy-Hydrogen Company does not out until April, 1893, and if, in meantime, any serious attempt is made to extend its corporate life by such a palpable subterfuge paramount to the this, it will, we think, be entirely within the power and tho duty of the legislature of 1893 to amend this enabling act yoke vested rights—but protect the community against such manifest mis interpretation of its provisions as would seek to wrest it from its obvious ham to—not re less intent to such a preposterous pur the re-enactment of all the un pose expired private acts in existence. Referring to Maggie Boningcr, the Shelbyville, Indiana, girl who is dieting for consumption, the Baltimore Herald expresses a desire this new remedy tried in that city, where the supply of canines is practi cally inexhaustible. But the remedy is not altogether new. Thirty years ago a newspaper paragraph went tho rounds which contained the germ of this treat ment. It who had prescribed cod liver oil for a consumptive Frenchman. The patient's unfamiliarity with the English language caused him to misinterpret the prescrip tion as "dog-liver oil." He butchered a dog or two; his wife tried out the oil; tlie Frenchman drank and recovered. Whereupon tho attending physicaa tered in his note-book : "Mem. When 'treating a Frenchman dog-liver oil may be substituted for cod-liver oil with good results." dog-flesh : the story of a physician Horace on Highways. From a special consular report •which arrived by morning mail we learn that our versatile young friend Horace Greeley Knowles, United States consul to Bordeaux, has boen at it again. This time he treats of "roads and road mak ing in France." Every tourist knows that road making, and more especially road maintaining, have been brought by the French to a state of high efficiency, and that many American cities would be proud of a main street kept in good order as many of the country roads are there. Consul Knowles tells the state department that the old Romans set the example which the modern inhabi tants of Gaul have profited by, and that the finest roadways existing in France to-day, the greater arteries of inland traffic, wero built by the same hands that constructed the Appiun Way. "The highways of France," he notes, remarkable for their durability, evenness and cleanliness. They swept and watered every day "—bear in mind that he is speaking of roads, not streets—" and kept in scrupulous order. No rugged eminences or depressions jar the nerves of the traveler riding them. Neither dirt, decay nor rubbish is about, to suggest neglect or ill care. They marvelous landscape of verdure and cul tivation." Tho secret of these admir able roads is very simple. First, they are well built; secondly, they are well taken care of. They are macadamized with thoroughness; the material used being usually flintstone, marble or ophite, quarried in Brittany or the Pyrenees. The stone must be broken so that each pieco may pass through a ring 2* inches in diameter. It is then spread evenly over tho road, the in terstices being carefully filled in with smaller pieces, and a steam roller being used to compact and even the whole. Thus far the to immense garden paths, amid process is apparently identical with the macadamizing of T in progress. The point of divergence comes after tho road is built. We pavo or macadamize streets and then leave them, in great measure, to tuke care of themselves, to be cut into ruts by vehicles and torn up by gas pipe, water pipe, sewer and drain pipe layers. The French, contrary, keep their roads continually in first-class condition by unremitting . Horace does not furnish Broome street, this city, the any figures on the cost of road making in France, but Commercial Agent Loomis, of St. Etienne, puts the rage cost of building such roads at $6,G00 per kilo meter—about $10,000 per mile—and the average cost of keeping them in good repair at $440 per kilometer (about $650 per mile) per annum. J. Alexander Fulton Esq., is barking up the wrong tree when lie attributes the defeat of his "equalization of taxa tion" bill to tho capitalists of the Wil mington press. It was snowed under because the legislators of 1891 had to much common sense to do anything else. There are thousands of Wilmington this measure would havo fallen much more heavily tin of the press— The e earnt ra whom the burden of the "capitalists" any other capitalists, who would have 3 those and worn« felt its ill effects the most sorely who have their little savings locked up in building associations or deposited in our savings banks. The capitalists could, and in all probability would, have called in their Delaware invest ments and transferred them to other states, but the small depositors whose income would have been out down 25 per cent by the proposed egregious dis crimination against local investments would have had other resource than to grin and bear it. But the General As sembly of 1891 was early to take Mr. Fulton's measure ami Jii.s bill a chance with the brainy men who sbaj legislation. fer had Tlie chief of police of Kecskemet, Hungary, treated a bellicose nobleman to a little surprise the other day. There had been some misunderstanding be tween the latter, one Baron Matenelott, and the chief, i used which the haughty nobleman siderod insulting to his dignity and only to be wiped out by blood. He therefore forwarded which language was con challenge to the chief, who, however, manifested so little respect for the code that, ho nut only re fused to receive tho challenge and sent tlie baron's second off with a large sized Ilea in his ear, but followed this up by issuing a warrant for the baron's arrest. When tho doughty duellist heard of this unexpected turn of affairs, he speedily lost all desire of a •lie law-abiding chief, either upon the field of hon in a police court, and ilitury barracks, sought refuge in tho where he still lingered at last accounts. Colonel Do Piatt, tho well-known nude a brilliant reputa ispondent 2 recently, the founder of lid ford's Magazine., died Thursday in Cleve land, Ohio. At the time of his death he was writing a life of II. Thomas, which he had aim ti" as a Washington c and, leneral Co plcted. lie served i i early life as secre 1er Hon. John T. tary of logath Mason, United States Minister to Paris. When tlie war of tho rebelli out, Don Piatt volunteered as broke private but wt at once made a captain rapidly rose in rank. As chief of staff under General Sehende he freed the slaves in Maryland,and the consequences of this unauthorized act cut short his military career. Colonel Piatt in Cincinnati, June 19th, 1819. The director of the mint, in his report, recommends that Congress be requested to appropriate $800,000 for the purchase of a new site for the Philadelphia mint. Director Leech does not specifically recommend any particular site, but the appropriation he asks for just meets the estimated cost of the site selected by the commission designated by the Secretary of the Treasury last September. This is bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Walnut and Sansom streets, having Independ ence Square on the east and Washing ton Square on tho south, being, there fore, in the heart of the business part of the city and immediately adjacent to its financial centre. For the past two months the New York Evening Post has boen making life miserable for the Tribune editorial writer who rashly assorted that the McKinley bill had "opened within this very year hundreds of now establish ments which create additional demand for thousands of laborers in the state of Ohio alone." The Evening Post at once called for a bill of particulars. No answer. The Post expressed its willing ness to bo satisfied with the names and locations of a single hundred of these Ohio establishments. No answer. Then tho Post reduced its demand to fifty. No answer. Finallÿ the Post said it would accept ten as a starter and allow the 7'ribune to furnish the balance in instalments, from time to time. Still no answer from tho Trib 9 . It has been like the standing chal lenge propounded by Govcunor Camp bell, from every stump in Ohio, for the production of a single workingman whose wages had been raised by the McKinley bill. The governor found lots of men whose wages had been lowered, but it was a long time befo™ he ran across anyone with the contrary experience. Finally, however, he found laborer who, having been kuocked out of a $0 per week job by a strike had secured employment at $20 per week, as a Pinkerton guard, to de fend his late employer's plant against his fellow strikers! Allentown, Pa., entered Inst winter upou the samo plan of discouraging tramps that lias been tried at New Castle —requiring them to break stone during their term of inprisoument— but the Allentown discipline is apparently limited to the winter months and to the vagrants whom cold weather constrains to seek the shelter of tho Lehigh county prison. The experiment of last winter proved prior popularity of Allentown, quarters, with these gentlemen of im pecunious leisure, that the jail commis sioners have just concluded arrange ments for laying in a fresh supply of stone for the approaching winter. successful in diminishing the winter A Milford letter credits Mr. Darwin S. Collins, who has been domiciled at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, with using "the Indian brogue native. have met to the fluently as a This is the first reference wo brogue" of the Dakotahs and it may prove a pointer worthy tlie attention of students of the aboriginal American tongues. We mend the investigation of this "brogue to the attention of Captain Le R Brown as soon I10 gets settled in bis quarters at Pine Ridge. If those Chicago anarchists should succeed some fine day in their warfare against constituted government and get about two hours of real American anarchy, of the New Orleans brand, subsequent proceedings would interest the most blatant of them least in this world. Ther more—at mid be more than four of them hanged in that event and their executioners would not stop to build scaffolds either. TI10 Philadelphia North American agrees with tho Ledger in condemning the subserviency of the Pennsylvania senate to base partisanship, while even the Inquirer betrays dissatisfaction that the senate should havo dismissed the McCamant case without waiting to hear the evidence. no VER. SpecialCorrmpondiMico of Gazette ana Journal at. Nov. *13.—Governor Reynolds issued his Thanksgiving proclamation yes terday. D. The delegation of Diamond Lodge, A. I . \\\. of this town, paid a fraternal vi to the Wyoming Lodge last .night. .ere initiated. al convention of the Kent .'us held in the M. The i nihen The 83d ; County Bible Society, K. Church at Wyoming Tuesday*. cipher presided. An dress of wele ade bv Rev. A. W. jen and responded toby li. M. Cooper Camden. The treasurer's report showed balance in hand at the begitit year of $329.16, and collectio year to he $149, the ■ •i g of the the the $12 dis ~ osed of after The following c serve the ensuing I'\ Htoneeipher; Si-vnv Treasurer, John T. Jak Duck Creek. R. I». lloffeekiT; Daviil S. Clark; Kittle Creek. John Him .'kersoti: North M i; South M the is mil ■ere elected ... 'esidont, Rev. .1. ! R. M. Cooper. 1 ice-presiden'ts — f lliceri : P ■ : . Eat Dov John B. 1er k d h let-kill. T. B. J. ti 'otirsev; Mispilli „ , . Dr. J. D. West; Mil ford. William R. Philips. Tin* next meet ing " ill bo held ut Felton the third Tuesday in November. 1892. The ighth annual meeting • '•opaline Society of Delaware was here yesterdiir . Dr. I. M. Fliun i minutes of the last Secret arv Dr. T. ved.' Thu toll. f the d< the eh: . The ■ad by I up -'hip a for ml I: Dr. L. N. .■slaughter, Dr. Willi Sherwood 1 M Dr usill Burl. B. M. 1». 'The ollieer.' ■ve the •oing . j 'Dr. A. K. Frantz, Wilmington; president, Dr. William '. Kars peak« Gity, Md.; >, Dr. 'I urer. Dr. L.W.I I »id to the . -•»»putby,which... D. < ., in June, 1892, Drs. J. Hartner Rile; A. E. Anden eau Institute of s in Washington, . K. Frantz and •s. Drs. John • William "Angina alt.-nii pap.-i ! reel y I' hi. h T. O. » ! and Abuse of Morphine." Ritchie of Wilmington, paper on "Reflex Nerv, next meeting will he held in Wilmington the second 1 hursduy of November, 1 tvJ 2 . ' The Use Dr. F. <i. excellent Thu ad s Trouble. Special Corres; Journal, uehinery of the is all out of i.f « its, AMiv. i j.—The wrecked tug Rüttler the iron of the boats lug to Boston, tug. The boiler will re pier. It will be shipped i ot the owners of tho wr Hiked 'I bubly used in ; the tug with boiler in her sold 'at'aucti! in a short time. Charles M. Marshall has I tin* contract d awarded • uuIff the "day mark of ' ape llenl.ipen, and he is ;husi Philadelphia j work. The i with square base of 25 a point. It is required December 1st. The United »States government has demi two new I mat house Life Saving District No. 6 h kept in each house of wrecks. The h< 'ape Hcido Cotton Patch Hill I River Inlet. At euch house an extra will be placed to keep u lookout f sels in distress and signal the adjoining life stations. The extra life boats will pre vent the necessity of hauling the h. the life stations long distances i.. __ wrecks. Ihe boat houses will ho connected with life stations by telephone, alertais for the . .. feet high, > led, and tapering to •1 to he finished by I h« f he built in which will be to he used >•8 will 1)0 lo und the Indian life boat, cated «1« ■4 NEWA Kh. Special C urruspondenctf or Gatsntte and Journal Newark, Nov. 12.— Lust night about 8 o'clock the large frame ham of George I). Medill took utire and within more was totally consumed. The Medill farm is only ubout a mile south of and the blaze attracted a large number of people to the scene, among them Mr. Medill, who was in town at thetimu, mak ing some purchases at the storo. When he arrived homo the large straw rack tuining ah< Consumed and the double deck burn along side was in flames. The latter eontui neu about 46 tons of flue hay which for several hours continued to bum furiously. For tunute.ly all the stock was out in the field ut the time, save some hogs which w liberated by some ' * * save them in 30 tons of straw, ■ighb * to meeting the fate Charles Lamb tells of and becoming "cracklings." All the implements were saved but it took hard work to save the outbuildings. Tho barn was insured in the Chester County Mutual Company of Doe Run, Pa., but for what am mut the owner could notât the time t tlie bay, Arc., was entirely Mr. Medill's, it being unin sured. Tho origin of the lire is a mystery. Yesterday morning, at 8.30 o'clock, just before his departure, Captain Brown was given a very happy surprise by Die college cadets, who had assembled in the oratory to bid him farewell and wish him bon voyage. »Standing on the platform Cap tain T. A. Bedford of Co. A, in 11 few ap propriate words, presented to tlie cadets' late commuiider a gold-mounted officer's sword of most beautiful and chaste pat tern, as a special mark of the rare esteem in which lie wus held by the students. The captain was completely surprised und visibly affected to such a degree that it took him some moments to recover. When he did. he thanked the students most cor dially Tor the gift, which lie would ever preserve as a reminder of the good will and esteem of tho cadets, und of his happy association with them and the college. After-a few more graceful words of çouragement and good advice, and u final hamlgrasp uli around, he left for the 9 o'clock train, the students marching in a body to the station, where many of the town folk had gathered. As Die train moved off tlie students again and again gave the familiar college veil, 'De-l-a ware! zip! boom! tiger! rah!'' But it was given in Die triumphant tone und joy s spirit so evident at a foot-ball game bv V means, and the reason was Tho loss tliIli ad in their sad faces. The cap tain and Mrs. Brown will spend some «lavs at the home of the latter in Marshall, Mich., after which thecuptain will proceed to I'ine Ridge Agency to take charge of the 8,000 Sioux Indians on the reservation. Newark, Nov. 18.— The concert in the college oratory last evening for the benefit of the organ fund of the Presbyterian Church was very successful in every re spect. An audience of about 400 persons attendance, from which the special fund will he enriched about $76. The pro gramme contained 19 numbers, including piano ami vocal solos, ducts, quartets, Ac., by the following persons from Wilming ton who kindly granted their services: Miss Jackman, Miss Barnes, Messrs. H. R. Triggs, W. N. Katun. Jr., W. D. Miller, A. S. Bar roll, J. I'. Dlymer, II. Cameron, H. Baird, R. M, Triggs, <;. Baird and John Craig. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Nassau and Miss Mason of Philadelphia also took part, Mrs. Nassau's singing being tho feature of the evening. »Shadrack Johnston, colored,was arrested here yesterday by Constable Colmary on Die charge of the larceny of a horse and carriage belonging to Charles Lewis, also colored, lie was arraigned before Squire Smith last night by whom lie was bound over to the next term of court. The evi dence showed that he hud taken tho horse from along Main street and hud driven it ve cult Saturday night ecklesaly alter which he deserted it, being intoxicated probably at the time. A ye; Johns! same kind of - .. -ir or two ago nths in jail for tlie served six seapude. The amount of the insurance held by George D. Medill on the property destroyed Wednesday night by fire wus$3, loo * Die b; ll N I and 81,100 the contents, both policies being issued by the Chester County Mutual Company. The loss ♦ is fully covered by the insurance. The report of the free mail delivery sys the past month shows a larger total of pieces collected and delivered with Dot exception of one month, than ever before. The extra postage ■ than covered the cost of Die delivery local matte New of the United 8 in Dak. military instruct; Nov. 14.—Lieutenant Brooks tutes cavalry, now stationed . hits lira in the college here, to and has notified •ceptanee of the «ist with his family as soon as he receives his order from the dens mi Captain Brown, ident Rauh of his same. He will c I* ■K ■ell belonging g I es las feck removed from a •o, living Id pump stock which had ' ;e for so years, to the cer 11 i ram M :ar here, been doing se knowledge of the The upper y? f tho stock wt th being i proved pump. Notwithstandingthe rumored insolvency of the Knuuff Organ Company and Die legal entanglements it has got itself into, the factory here is us busy as ever turning out organs for churches far ; Sc: week there will he shipped awav New York citv the large organ foi As there 1 with Die three manu Michael-ft Ch there. ' pipes conn; , . ! 1 " ll " els a about 'ing pushed i packing i it will ip; : : par: . ... another large •h in Grange. N. J. number of other e New 1« Ther are quite a hand. , Nov. 17.—Yesterday a small the works work ; of the Nonesuch Fibre Company here pro to the starting of this industry . cell. The company lias organized in Wilmington with the following officers : F. B. ' . lion presi Dr. il. W. M just bee dent . Vic-presidt Dr. IT t < -ooper, secretary and I). P. Bernard, gei capitalization of the sum ot $100,000, in share's of $1 ■st all of which i. these r. lierai manager, company is in the The :h, said to he taken by \\ ilmingtomans and . Mpitalist. About two ow of Wilmington •t h; .. .. s ago Dr. M« Re purchased the old mill for $10.090 of the burned De: j for the purpose of starting til He spent several th ' " ft of lild s for the making of ' .ok appat; nli!,. organize ime slept and thoroughly lain idle and •nths. The muiu rhe company will he in Wilming îern will make uu properly here, though equipped for its purpose. I as d.s. rted for eight • 1 . The ies in fibre and turn ! >r so a day, tlie B. <& o. rail ■ effect Sunday, changes here in a. in. to 5.11, 5.25 The new : which makes the following south nd trains : 5.16 .02, 6 3s p. m rth bound tlie 16 a. m. to :4 p. m. to ni. Other .to 8.05. Billowing changes : 6.57 5 made : "7. 8.07 2.29, 7.21 to 7.22, 11.06 to lu.86 p trains remain as formerly. The most im am and inconvenient change is in the p- in., which conies 23 minutes earlier and makes no connection from the Market i By the an in lino there i schedule the I'ennsyl , , 1 three changes : The sul.-t express leaves here three min earliur than previously; the Delaware •ress reaches here ut 11.04 a. m. in 12.20 and connects directly with •\ork and I'hiladelphiu express, aching Newark ( entre at 6.51 three minutes later. I' the X The train p. in. gets i V EST III. Special Corresprudeuce oi. .azotto and Journal C'i.ntrbvillis.Nov. 14.—The Novem ber term of the circuit court adjourned yesterday, after a session of two Weeks. li., Th principal cases concerned W. F. , m and John R. Downes, both churged with embezzlement and forgery and both were discharged. Joshua Öeney, a prominent and well known farmer residing in the Sixth dis trict of this county, died ut his home yesterday at 10 o'clock from erysipeles. lie w an Cl years of ago. Pennin irti MILFORD. Special Correspondence Gazette and Journal. Milford, Nov. 13.—While at work the standpipe yesterday William Neary, who has charge iff putting it up, fell from a scaffold at the top of the pipe, a distance of 20 feet, und sustained several severe bruises about the body, hut damage resulted fr serious the full. The work ure putting up tho standpipe at the of about five feet per day. When completed it will be 1U0 feet in height. The town meeting called for last even ing was held anti the bids for erecting tho ; shirt factory contract awarded. The bids' w f opened ■ < : Wilker & Reynolds, $1,446.70; It. Jones, $1,450; K. P. Morris, $1,483; James T. Smith. $1,300; Samuel Ratcliff, $1,260. Mr. Ratcliff was awarded the contract and will begin work as soon as the foundation ban be gotten ready. W. V. Sipple, James P. Pierce and James II. Deputy we pointed a building committee to look after the work. up Milford, Nov. 14.— Almut 20 un hers of Sakimas Tribe, 1. Ü. It. M., of this town, went to Milton last evening to pay a fra ternal visit, to Chippewa Tribe of that The trip was a very enjoyable one. lew schooner Maggie M. Keough started for New York last evening where she will be rigged and lifted for sea. Resolutions of respect have been passed . U. W. and I. O. It. M., over the death of James Russell, a deceased brother The by A. Milford, Nov. 16.—Master Willie Sipple was given a pleasant surprise by a party of his young friends on Friday evening. Last evening R. P. Small drove a pair of young horses to Harringt midnight train. Arriving in that town ho hitched them and left the team standin but when ho returned they were gone am. have not been apprehended at this writing. The eclipse of the moon was watched with interest by one half of our towns people last evening. It was plainly visible from t his point and might be said' to have been perfect but for the occasional clouds that floated before the moon. Tho game law wuî meet the □ yesterday, and bright, and early this morning gunners went plodding from town into the country in search of birds and rabbits. On Friday evening Gen. and Mrs. Van Vorst entertained about 30 of the young folks from this vicinity at their home, two miles west of town, a party from town went out and a good timo was hail. The home of the Van Verst's is a much visited The general is an admirer of flowers and he has one of the finest collections of chrysanthemums in the lower part of the State. Over 130 different varieties be seen at his farm and they fully selected. Mr. and Mrs. I. Watte Betts evening party at their home, a from town. gave jw miles Saturday night lost, which •us attended by a number of here wen young out in a ami fro was a folks. Those fr large hack and the ride delightful Rev. II. L. Baustein began again last evening to hohl evening services in the Presbyterian Church. During the heated term tlie.se services are always dis continued. Milford, Nov. 17.—William T. Parvis of this town, late reading clerk of tlie Dela ware House of Representatives, is plicant for a similar position in the • tonal house. He is strongly supported by Senator George Gray, Governor Reynolds, Secretary of State Marvel, Congressman John W. Causey of this State, Senator Arthur P. Gorman of Maryland, and sev eral other well-known individuals both in State and national politics. The nppoint will lie made in February next, is is well known in local politics as a jrat, having take part in the last campaign, and a few y :o he was on the stump and traveled up Pi staunch D» •ti\ throughout the State. Miss Agnes Smeallie entertained a small party of her young friends noon tea yesterday, at brother, G Gunners yesterday did good success t hat was expected, few remained out all day oil account of the drizzling rain. Many were out in the early morning but returned bof The addition to tlie electric light plant is completed as far as the building itself is concerned aft or tho home of lier * D. Smeallie, near town. report the 1 in fact but I the gaged putting up tlie ; half completed amt n feet in heighth. , boilers ami lines« kostack which is when finished will he 6 The f lut ions for the pump, in plot ed and held i •hinery as soon as it,shall engine are 1 the m arri ve here. RI. li TON. Special C.'nrrcH|tnn<i«i)i Elkton, 1, tender. Gazette and Journal Mil, Nov. 13.—John Drum I George Stuart, helper, tlie works of the Met ulloiigh Iron Company at North East, attempted to play a joke on Hazel Benju . a lad of 12 years, son of Johnson Benjamin of that placu, by opening the furnace and allowing the long flame to vhile the hoy stood opposite. It, pro veil more serious than they the hoy was not only badly frightened, but severely burned about the eyes are so badly burned that physicians have grave doubts as to whether tally destroyed. Both ested and given a hearing ; Magistrate Anderson of that place, •ait for their appearance of e. of a 1*1; head. His igl bef. »1(1 I. i at tlie December Tin pen ter, employed at the Dieben boat yards at Elk Landing, while engaged this after noon caulking the side of a largo barge ar the deck, accidentally struck himself with tlie hummer. The intense ■ lie fell headlong ■e of 18 font, the ; 1 him to faint. 1 below, a disti found hud a gash s. He was attended by t Bffis, and it is thought he will die. I« to the gl l wilt Dr.'c ».—George Dutton, • <il the principal witnesses against Alfred Stout, colored, who was to have to Belair to-day fop trial for the murder of George Dittiunre, and tor murderously assaulting his wife. I'hrr.tiun Dittmore, in February lust, was unable to tvount of a recent injury. The ore, luis been continued, and s remanded to the the Deecm the 1 fill, thut tumid the bloody piece of handkerchief which exactly titled to u piece found upon Die prisoner. Several prominent citizens of this place and vicinity lost considerable money bv tho failure of tho Nutiomd Bank of Suit Diego, Cal. Im. ak B*' case, th. will, in all Cecil county ;•« her t Dutton is th; liability, . which convenes MIDDLETOWN. Special Oorroflpouileuoe of Gazotto and Journal Middletown, Nov. 12.—The wedding of George Janvier und Mias Clara Muv Biggs, celebrated at the homo of the bride last evening, was a very pretty affair. It was precisely 8.36 o'clock when the bridal party entered the parlors to tlie strains of the wedding march by Mendelssohn. It was headed by tho Rev. Theodore Stevens of Pot ta Ville, Pa., the bride's uncle, who was accompanied by tlie Rev. W. V. Ixmder bough of Salem, N. J., who assisted at the ceremony. The groom was accompanied by his best man, William Junvier, und followed bv the ushers, Frank Watkins of Odessa, J. Frank Biggs of Wilmington, J. O. Corbit, Jr., of Philadelphia, and Frank Davis of Odessa. The maids in attendance upon the bride were Miss Hester Jones of Middletown und Bucher of Sun bury, Pa., and Mias Mury Stevens of Pottsville, Pa., maid of honor. Tho bride entered the purl leaning on tho arm of her father, W. •e Biggs. She wore a handsome gown of white faille Français and crepe, trimmed with orange blossoms, bridal bouquet w vulley und Directly utter the ceremony a wedding supper was served in the spacious dining of the Biggs mansion, an orchestra performing as the sumptuous repast was being discussed. A formal reception fol lowed tlie supper and at midnight Mr. ami Mrs. Janvier left by the Norfolk express for Old Point Comfort. Va., where they will puss u few days. They will side in Philadelphia, where tho groom is encaged in business. 'there were fully 300 guests in attend ît, including many well-known Dela wareans. The presents and of unusual beuutv. valuod in tho ug 1 «tout 1^14 Miss I. B en truin, The made of lilies of the numerous SMYRNA. SpecialGorresponiteuce of Gazette and Journal Smyrna, Nov. 12.— Mrs. Jennie A. Gear hart received this week a draft for $2,(KH) from the Ancient Order United Workmen through Mizpuh Imdgo, No. 10, A. O. IJ. W., of this town. JJer husband had been a member of tho order for about 18 months and had paid in about $30. William A. Taylor of Thoroughfare Neck, died at tho residence of Frunklin Collins, his 79th your. Daniel Ford, killed last week seven feet live inches fri Collins' Beuch, Tuesday, in Hoffecker's mill, eagle that measured tip to tip, and weighed 13 pounds. It was in the branch and seemed to be deaf from old ago. Mr. Ford got within 10 feet of it before it at tempted to fly. Smyrna. Nov. 14.—Tho liro which de stroyed tho bum of Mrs. Lydia Golfs property yesterday is supposed to have been of an incendiary origin. It is re ported that a strange negro wus seen leav ing the building shortly before the flames were discovered. The three c escaped with their lives burned. This is the third time the out build ings it passed into t lie possesion of the Golt family. Hog cholera is spread!ng rapidly through this section. ws that severely this farm have been burned since Smyrna, Nov. 17.— Tho 33d annual meet ing of the Local Preachers' and Exhortera' Association of the M. JO. Church, Wil mington Conference, will be held here commencing Friday evening, November 20th. The following programme has been arranged: At 7.30o'clock Fridav evening, tlie Rev. John B. Roberts will preach; Alternates Revs. W. T. Hammond, C. A. Foster. Saturday morning at 8 o'clock devotional exercises will he hold after which au address of welcome will be given bv Rev. Herman Roe, response by Rev. Dr. Simms, followed first by a report of Die work. &o., during the last six months, will be given by the members. A volun teer discussi will next follow on the subject: "Were tho disciples first © verted at Pentecost, or did they there an enduement of the Holy Gli only ?" The Rev. T. Numbers will open a discussion of "What is the relation of the I'rotustunt church to the following sub ject« and what lier duties: Tlie liquor traffic, public profanity, foreign immigra tion, political dishonesty und Sabbuth deseerution." A memoriul service will then be held. Comment will follow 1. Corinthians, 15th and 85th. "And with what body do they come forth?" opened by Rev. H. Roe, "What roeognitmon is due local ministers by Die regulur minis try?" discussion to bo opened by Dr. Offering of any member or r the good of the association. 8.30 a prayer service , lovefeust; nreuching by the Rev. ]•'. C. J'earson, 1». D., of the nutiouul association; alternates, D. Green and J. R. Dill. At 2 the afternoon u children's meeting will be held; at 7, prayer service, and at 7.30. preaching again ny the Rev. F. C. I'earson; alternates, Dr. Him ms and R. Midford. The funeral of Isaac il. Furies place yesterday afternoon from his lute residence, on South street, at 2 o'clock. His remains wero interred in the Odd jemetory, whey they wore fol ■il by a large concourse of friends and relatives. The Rev. W. S. Robinson, D. D., of Newark, N. J.. a former nastor in this town, was present add officiated by re quest; Rev. W. W. W. With. 81 m ms. brotherf Sunday morning will be held; a 'clock i Follows assisted. Smyrna. Del., Nov. 18.—A very pretty • wedding was solemnized vèsterduy afternoon at the residence of tlie bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Furies. About 60 invited guests were present. The house was tastefully decorated with choice pot flowers, the blinds drawn and lights burn ing throughout. At 2.15 strains of Mendelssohn's played by Mr. C. Virgil <i bridal party entered. The contracting parties Miss Elizabeth Hastings Fariekof this town, and Elmer M. Welti), train dispatcher's office, Cluvt ceded by the ushers, Dr. Bartholome Furies N. Weld. 1 o'clock redding march the Ion. the of the . pre ; William E. Benton and J. R. Douovi of Philadelphia, of Clayton, fol lowed by the maid of honor, Miss oimway of Marydel, passed in, taking their plages under 11 floral umbrella, immediately in front of a large lemon tree. The marriage nuptials were perl, the Rev. George S. Conoway of Mary del, an uncle of the bride, after which the couple received the congratulations Diet " •d l.v friends. \ •antiful repast was At 8.45 the bridal i old l t ho guests. id a »bower of ri couple bIh'i's. took u carriage for Clayton where tbev hoarded tlie north-bound wedding tour. Tho presents were otis, among which was a handsome clock I by J. R. Donovan. A. Shel drake, \V. /. Onley, John Barkley, J. B. Vandever, E. F. Cosden, C. li. Mahoney. T. F. Fury, II. W. Grant. F. I). Strickland, 1'. c. Metz, fellow railroad employes. Among those present were: Mrs B. Karies. Dr. J. G. Kune. Miss; , Miss Fannie and Nellie Burthol; Sehwt thole z. Miss Laura Buch •w. Philadelphia; Harry I'yle, Wil mington; Mrs. ('listis Burton, Mis» Annie Burton, Millsboro; W. T. Duvott Mr. an. Dr. B Mrs. W. Co|,ms. Miss Webb. Mrs. Kilts 1 daughter, Miss I ii* Siden I. Rf Do lie and daughter, Marydel; Wil Furies, wife and sou, B. V. Weldm and wife. Walter D. Hoffeeket 111 and wife. Mrs. Ilerm: Hazel, J. Kd. Hoffcek ; wife, T. L. Mason and wife, Mrs. I'eter 8. Collins, Mrs. II. 1». Boyer, Charles dy, Alex. Faries, Miss'l.en Ke lie; Mrs. Laura Temple, Abel S. Furies, Miss Maggie I, eifert v, Miss Flor Luther Trtmx. Willard Weld. so Beck, Ml, Miss , Miss , Miss Rebecca Lee, Miss Mabel Thump: Kate Kennedy. Miss Kate Cl :e Hazel, Miss !•' th Collins, Miss K I . ■nee Hall. Mi^ I Weldon, Miss ■<i. peek, Miss Dell Lippincott, Miss Robert P. Mason, \vh mday evening for drunkenness t 'calment to his inotiu r ■as arrested v. I ill 1 p'aeed i the town lock-up, was given a In uring yester day morning before Squire Cooper,'ut the conclusion of which lie wus held in $pn.ii keep the ptucc. Failing to lind a bonds Dover jail. While in squire's office some one told him he could get his liberty by telling where he got tho bottle of whisky which wus found his person the night before, at which he replied : "i'll divulge that." ■s Legates, son of Conductor Legates of the Smyrna branch, broke his ; lay morning, lie was playing with his sister in the yard and in jumping over a fence to get out of her way, fell, sustain ing the injury. The Rev. R. K. Stephenson left Monday morning for Chattanooga, Tenu., to at tend tlie Nut tonal Epworth League convention as a delegate. The .Smyrna House was the scene of a bloody riot Saturday night last, between to and 11 o'clock, which came near ending tho life of one of the participants. Drink ing and playing billiards had been in dulged in all the evening until a discussion arose, which ended in all the cues being broken on the heads of the players. This gymnastic exerc' an he i! in jail before I'll J •as indulged in until turned all the lights out. When the police arrived on the scene all was Fire Near Smyrna. Special OorroHpondeueo Gazotto and Journal Smyrna, Nov. 13. —The barn, stable, shed tind all outbuildings on the farm of Mrs. Lydia Golt, widow of John Golt, about half a mile from here, were destroyed by fire this morning, between 2 and 3 o'clock. Nino head of horses, all the cattle on the place except three co wb, a lot of poultry and sheep were burned to death and wagons, car riages, harness, farming utensils, 800 bushels of corn and this year's crop of wheat, fodder and hay were consumed. Two of the horses burned belonged to Mr. Catts, who has been at the farm seeding hay and who expects to lease the property next March. Citizens of Clayton hurried to the conflagration and prevented the flames spreading to the farmhouse. The fire is supposed to have been of incendiary origin. The loss is estimated at $2,500 and the in surance, amounting to $2,300, was placed by the Kent County Mutual In surancu UouhHjUur» A'JCtF CASTLE. Spec al Correspondence Gazette and Journal. Nkw Castle, Nov. 14.—While the Wil mington prisoners wero being brought to tho jail yesterday afternoon, of them, as ho was ascending the steps, evidently not liking the appearance of the building, suddenly broke loose from the officer's hands niid started Market street., and was in a fuir way to escape when the officer drew his revolver and Ural u shot after the fugitive. This unpleasant reminder convinced the pris oner of his mistake, and lie stopped und again captured and taken inside. op Nkw Castle, Nov. 16.—Several large parties of gunners left here this morning for different places. Mayor Hanson, J. Jones Hudson, Alexander B. Cooper, H. L. McKee and Theodore Hanf journeyed toward North East, Md., while another party, including H. A. Dennison, B. F. Blackburn, Arthur Wise and Abraham Dennison, went toward Mermaid. Lizzie Russell, a well-known colored character, became drunk in Wilmingt on Saturday night and coming homo on the midnight train raised considerable dis turbance. Sheriff Simmons, who happened to be on the train promptly arrested the woman und on her arrival in this city she wus lodged in jail. The funeral of Mrs. Abigal Cripps took place yesterday from her home on Har mony street, services being held at tho houso. As Die north-bound express passed here Saturday afternoon, while taking the mail off the crane tho i shattered and the pieces thrown in every direction. Though a crowd of small boys were standing about at the time, no one was hurt. tlie Nkw Castle, Nov. 18.—Two well-known citizens, both building contractors, in a dispute which ended in one of them being brutally beaten yesterday less than Kttged afternoon. The parties we Harry McCauliey and William D. Ball, who nave been rivals in the building trade here for years. The light oci where Ball wa contest, bruised tumxl on Market street, found shortly after the 1 bleeding and in unconscious condition. MeV'uuliey w arrested and hud a hearing before Mayor Hanson last evening. The prisoner represented bv Alexander B. Cooper, Esq. W it nesses testified that McCauliey was the aggressor and invited Ball to an alley where the affray took place. The prisoner was held In $300 bail for his appearance at court. An alarm of lire w Dobbinsville at ö.f One of tiie houses in Hungarian Row hud caught lire from a defective Hue and aided by the brisk wind the flames rose high ir and it looked for a time as if •ther serious conflagration would result. The residents of the locality turned out strong however and soon had the flumes under control. Meanwhile tho Lenape Fire Company had started for the scene but its services were not required. Sixty dollars will cover the damages. Jacob Wrigl ■led from 'clock last evening. in the prisoner before tho mayor yesterday, charged with extreme cruelty to a horse, officer IIetheringt testified to finding the horse in a field red to death. Wright claimed lie had almost st; that lie was not responsible, given the creature as a present to a colored man, Joshua Malierd. Tlie case was post poned until this evening, when Mahurd pportunity to explain, at the horse was worth $200 a will be given It is said short time ago. Heath of William (J. Hazel. Special »Ntrri'HDoudeneo ut < utzette and Journal Dovkii, Nov. 13.—William G. Hazel, u prominent citizen, died at his resi lience this morning, aged 70 years. Mr. Hazel was stricken with paralysis about in Philadelphia, and ever since from the been engaged in tho since 18H8, as the 1 year ago, while has been Buffering lie has lumber business c firm of Hazel tte Pen no will. He leaves four children— Dr. F. B. Hazel and John 8. Hazel of Philadelphia, and Clarence Hazel and Mrs. James Pcnne will of this place. effects. in-mii or 1 . s II. l''urloN. < •lril C< rroHpoiniouue Gazotto and Journal. Smyrna, Nov. 13.—Isaac 11. Faries & Brother, died sumption, lie was old and had been con "f the firm of Fari last evening of about 45 y< fined to the house only a few days. Wana mahrr's ._ .AiiKi.i'uu. November ltf, 1801. Another Black Cashmere has been a.hlecl to the long l.upins bargain line —a 60 cent i/nality at 50 cents. Lupins Cashmere is as standard as wheat. There's no guess work as to quality or finish or fastness of color when it marches under the Lupins banner. We've told what an unexpected happening this price pinch in Lupins Black Cashmeres was. It will soon be a memory. The li»t : iHtr. quality atSOo. *1.00 quality nt 85c. T V, quality at fi5i:. jl. 10 quality at 00c. hoc. quality at rSc. * 1.25 qualily nt $1. There are many other very desirable things among the Black Goods. 1 lore are three : 42-incli Winter weight Mack Crêpons at $8.00. Rough effects in Camel's Hair 12 inch and $1.50 for 41-inch width goods. 44 inch Serge, line, sightly and ser viceable, at 75c., the usual $1.00 quality. It was a happy and prescient decision, made months since, that Homespuns were to rule the Men's Clothing business this season. It has brought fame and business to Clothing store. Two new styles, $ 18.00 and $20.00 a Suit, go into stock to-day. The 1 lomespuns go from $13.50 to $30.00 a Suit. That means style for tlie eco nomical man, for the more lavish man, for every man wishing to wear 1 lomespuns. Here is a big fact. Eor boys 4 to 15 years wc show seventeen full lines of Suits at $5.00. Isn't that a powerful Clothing text ? Reefers, same ages, $4.00, in fast blue— others $5.00 to $12.00. As in one, so in all—the royal stock in an imperial store. A neiu move in Hamburg Embroideries. Everybody that knows any thing of Hamburgs knows the following : First —Hamburg has not anything to do with produc stripes at $1.2 : OUI* WanamaKers. They are ing the goods. Swiss. Second —The first of Janu ary is the great time for open ing new styles. The novel departure is to open new styles now , just about fifty days in advance. Four hundred novelties, all exclusively for this market— many of them exclusively for our sales—are ready and more coming. Ninety per cent of our Embroideries come direct from tlie makers in Switzer land and therefore the value of our statement as to exclu siveness can be appreciated. Many dealers sneer at Em-p broideries on cloth cut Bias.'; The contempt arises from ina bility to get them or from the need of buying at- second hand. On these goods we, have a control that commands the biggest and best variety, Do you ask what we will show in the Spring? Wait until Spring comes. We'll answer that question then, and 1 to your satisfaction. Aprons. Takes three times the force to sell them now that it did a year or two gone; thej demand has grown so. Our own make, 20 to 80c.; im ported, 25c. to $3.50. What woman can afford the extrava gance of making Aprons ? Could there be a fitter stuff' for Women's Walking Coats than this rich English Melton ? In all the stylish shades of tan that are so much in demand' just now. 58 inches wide $5, 60 inches wide $6. There's a $3 Broadcloth close by that oughtn't to be overlooked—the best in the market. If you find it in other stores the price will very likely be $3.50 at the least. In all the right shades. The store is alive with in terest. The encyclopaedia Britan nica, l'eale's edition, presents a new idea—how to buy it and pay for it with a very slight drain on the pocket. Of course if you want it all at once you can have the 25 volumes for $37.00. If you want it on easy payments we will sell you Vol. 1 for $1.00 and give you a Dime Savings Bank with a register and calendar. The succeeding volumes will be $1.50 each. A dime a day will save the price of the set within the year. You can order the volumes delivered as you please. Realize this : It treats of 250,000 subjects, has 20.506 pages, 10,643 illustrations, 671 maps and plans. The Amer ican topics are treated by fresh and full articles. Special arrangements have been made near the Thir teenth street entrance to the Book Store for selling the first volumes, registering sub scribers, and issuing Savings Banks. We struck it wisely in the Men's Kersey Overcoats.blue, black, brown and green at $ 18.oo. it has been difficult to keep sizes in all the colors, but to-day they're here. An other lot of Kersey at $25.00 are nearly related to the $18.00 sort—in comparative cheap ness. Black Cheviot Suits at $io.oo. Some folks will show the same at $12.00 and tell you they are cheap and that's true. But $10.00 is cheaper. And the Boys' Overcoats ! If you fail to lie suited here something must be wrong in the service, for the goods ample and right at all points, and cheap. The new Clothing store is a great success—very great, measured by sales. This column lias not printed much about Men's Hats late, but nevertheless our Hat Merchant has had his thinking cap on. He has thought out the best $5.00 Silk Hat and $3.00 Derby, and any quan tity of other grades higher and lower. Eacii the best of its sort and price. Our Hat store is worth are Of knowing. Maybe you know it. Most men and boys do. JoUN Wan AM AKER.