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Reminiscences of the Life of Harriet Tubman. A CELEBRATED COLORED WOMAN Her Efforts to Rescue People From Slavery. Journeyed South Nineteen Timed a Three Hi 9 - Frei I lie livered Aim idned From tiy Received Through Del tance From tl La Out Lillie B. Chaco Wyiuan iu New England Mr.ga Harriet Tubman was born in Dor chester county, Md., about the year 1820. She there is reason to believe that but for a fraudulent transaction sho nnd her mol her would have been free according to the provisions of will. Harriet was While she w older sisters held slave, although former master's * of 10 children, iry little, two of hor ) sold, chained up with other negroes and driv She perched on the top ot a fe watched thorn go, crying 13 y and they went. . _,rs old, she was told to help tie up a man to bo whipped. She refused, and tho negro off, while she put herself in tho doorway to prevent pursuit. The owner caught up a heavy iron weight and throw it at the fugitive. It hit Har riot on tho head, and induced an ill ness, which left her subject to attacks of a letharic nature, which often caused her to fall asleep, working or engaged in conversation. She was "hired out" to act as child's nurse and maid of all work, when little more than a child herself. Sho was obliged to work all day and then rock a baby as much of the night jeessary to keep it quiet. The •ther's When sho 12 if she were I cradle bed, Harriet was stationed at the cradle, and a whip lay within the mother's If ever Harriet coasod her rock ing and fell asleep, and the baby woke and cried enough to disturb itn mother, the lash curled c tie black girl's neck She fell ill finally, Her mother *ur the •lly round the lit d shoulders, returned, o, to hor master, od her back to health, and then she developed remark able muscular strength. Being she was hired out t( her lift heavy fa horse Mit st le :h< •Is l perfo the moor of x. She broke (low again,so utterly that not even the whip could rouse hor to work, and she was I sent home. She lay ill a Hor master offered to whole winter, sell her for a to bring men to Took at'her. She heard them discuss the bargain, and lying there, while the depressing bartering went on about her,she prayed for a long time that her master might he con verted. At last she grew angry and altered her prayer und said: "Lord, if ■I 't 'vor going to change dat man's heart, kill him, Lord, an' take hp wont do aftor this, she had died,and sho nliately struck with penitent d wished she had not prayed hi out ob de wav. I i schief." S( heard that the fnelings for hiH death. Sho feared that all tho dead old, and sho or that she and two of her brothers were to be speedily she determined t< had scarcely any what she would find if she Itian'n slav mid I he 1 a •nt South, ay. Sho idea who to go, or ■ont; but the little knowledge led about tho North forced lie Ft i ;tive ci tout a shelter tho world, of flying awaited hor ! Sho had be. n '"lit to (ire: towns and fields, hills st r* •r in s sho ir, but tor "ladies all who, " she said, "put safely •hieh she w Id have drow I. ■ tried to c dressed in white. out deir nr: and pulled her >r. She had deep faith also i faith and s, omens Accordingly, urged on ! to her future if share by forebodings and impelled bv . ystical impulses, she pursuad* d hor two brothers to start witk ber one night for the distant land of libert hieb, for all they knew . , tainty, might prove indeed to be a "No-man's land." •ith She dared "t tell her father and mother of her determination to escape, leHt they in choir distress should rev.... , her plans; but, she wished to utter her I farewells i her other friends real 1,1 fashion that they would remem her d interpret afterwards, in order that her ab out about umong their they cabins, singing When dat v ight he comforted 0 ole cl« r *i f* nniscd land, > lea lie v leubu y. P Krion's I' I lorry, friun well oh fur b\ Her brothers w short way. Their hearts the (iarkne font with her but gave thorn the hidden road, and watched thcr »»*1 still K'' back, and then. I ali alone in midnight, she turned lier rceolu'n stuns northward. Sho had made un her mind that she had a r' things, freedom o determined that m her back alive. an, young tiio e of two Sh** was should take Sho reached Philadelphia 1 went to work to o was haunted by thoughts ( she had left behind in December, 1850, she ♦ . ar "î kelflod her sister to escape with two children. tinued to make journeys into Mar her livi : but si *f the. h. 'ont back Baltinn Sh ay fugiti it il the Civil War ed. kept of the mini her she thuf from slavery, but it p it amounted to about 3 N . .vent J!*;,™ she 19 t. She •vor failed in i of the guide. I North was ev.-r recaptured, to he called the Moh.-h T!: Bhe c Of her pe, She oft ■ pie. r l thro ■ ami <1 Quaker vhosn pH »hjf'ct i . Th<* Titer of thi ■*• h I h his be * lw|.|,.v oil) a ; ,tf I ha up •t t t* h Ihn I pe. his litiin I. naif he pro of thés, » •t : • (,n It, le t HiH be ; : ul aft with II nf j, g uff Th., I gray h* : 11 * : * ' r lifted hi, > I a -, th. kasn't left l.l 1 in this '»»-n.that if a k "f a f i it. •hel ■ " IU| " »Ti'-»-*. kcii'I hi »•tt. and he : ' befriend him. ' •U was a shoe dculer.aud he was 1 (j; accustomed to give all Harriet's refu geos now shoes if they passed through Wilmington. Living as ho did in a State which for a long tiuio permitted slavery in its I ordere, he never dared to keep any written perieucea; but he estimated that Har riet brought to him between UO and 70 slaves. In a letter published in a brief memoir of her life which was prepared by one of hor friends, ho says of Har riet: "in truth, l never met with any person of any color, who had more lidenco in the voice of God, us spoken direct to her soul. " One (lay she came into his store and told him that God had revealed to her the fact that he had some money for hor. He asked her how much she wanted, and after reflecting a moment, she said: "About (2d." Ho then handed her 824 and somo odd cents, which had been sent to him by a gen tleman in Scotland, who had hoard of Harriet from the reports of Abolition ists and had consequently forwarded this tary of the Edinburgh Anti-Slavery Society. It was the lirst money G rott had ever received for Harriet. A year lator she e saying that God had told her that bo again had money for hor, but not much as ho had before. A few days previously unotber gift of one pound and ten shillings had come from the other side of the ocean. These incidents impressed him with the conviction, which other people who came in contact with her also felt, that she possessed a sort of clairvoyant power. She had no education what ever, but she assured her Quaker triond that sho. talked with God daily, and that God talked with her, and said sho felt no fear of being arrested on her expeditions, because sho nev anywhere unless God sent her, and sho He would protoct her. Sho took (titreront routes on hor jour that but a portion of her pro teges went through Delaware. At first she took them only as far State, but after the Fugitive Slave law passed sho carried her parties to Canada. "I wouldn't." she said, "trust Uncle Sam wid my people longer." During the later years be fore the war, she made her own home in ada, but she did not stay the »count of his o: through Eliza Wigham, sec to him, ■ was New York C ih. She had various ways of lotting the 'hen sho in their country, mysteriously worded that the white people who in spected it could make nothing of it, •gro to whom it was addressed had the wit to clear himself of iu Maryland km nogre was likely to appe Once she sent a totter •ad to hi I ., iiv refusing to take it and declaring tha't it could not he for him. Ho under , very woll, and, re membering the words which lie had pretended were utter nonsenso he con HHBgo to Harriet's brothers that they were to propar North with her. stood it, howev voyou the to fly to the On •casinn Rho by daylight through a Iked boldly village where slave. She pulled she had lived who her -bonnet tated tho gait of ir tier face and imi elderly pe kot place she bought live fowls. Turning a c to '"hom she hai "hired out. " She twitched the string that bound the legs or the chickens they struggled and screamed she 1 so hid her face as . In I le •r. she *t ce bee : bent she went by her master. Once she sent her company of fugi tives onward by some started North herself ■ them, Jrot route, and a railroad train, in the car offering There w • posters ; $40,000 for her head, read the The.paseenge aloud, so that she At the next pape l their purport, station the dauntlc car and took a trai let left the going South, feeling ' Would suspect that a woman •ho life ii asset would dare turn her face i : ■ price I that promised of tho region she ■ ii ion. Tho by th*' slave-holde was accustomed to visit. She tolerated in herself . A toothache tor mented her during one of her journeys. She took a stone or bit of knocked the offending tooth nut of her »f the hand sho was weak >r in her follows and mouth. If any leading faltered th rougi» terror* nr threatened to lie down it her to di i, H tho ait a chance to ret i I • iet her heroism ly for their 'no«H. Kbo rolver at their heads > talos; g mothers with her, and Harriet put their ies into baskets and dru; •ould not l*t for her people was •st desperate e her fugitives lacked food it ecessary to hide ■da, and then leave them »untry herself in the best jxt station on their signals to let had ; heroi •dv !in '' physical ( moral f; p y pointed 1 : " Dead nigge on or die." Y« tell S3 1 them Ivation ■rth in so til she s T:. :iy. her eyes the Whe them ii the the ■r t<. les of reaching tho trip. She used pongs the poor c 'H know as sho c she back to the that it w y who app fill whether m to h hod. It is doubt led B till h sho h h-i mging did n throufc «led forests to the them, t( h -.ight. she c /■ } ti* a town when* ted to lind a friend who had h given her aid. She left her party huddled together in the street in she ex; l\"c dol.r (if ^the * ilo •ing to tho . .... «he had formerly viRited she gave a peculiar rap. which sho anew her friend . A white man put his head * window and gruffiv de She asked for toid that he ould t of til led acquaintan •" Da> light I : ; Dis at led 'ery but •nt bef* .ment : 11 only a m* she re the villa; > led th** h** tall, damp grass. .vamp d Th* Iiiey were hungry and frightened, but i i. food, lest the i t !ll *t dare* f. ■an she had r< Id have 9*'d her Mirers . ih* There was a babies in the party, but not the •h. ih** .in an*I km ■ f. *r of tho situ; turn. Thi lulls k I they shiv dismal dav. die * walking along Mo talked m ifioir, _ Harriet heard hi md* ir, the In •'»sh the i bddo; tho harnr: A fti * igllt fell I Quaker cloth the edge nf the <d Him irx list* My wagon sh *•*1. vard <*f the ext fm Tn J •uy. h< the p Night sett let I Harriot stole ; tin* farmyard. * sh«* fo I tie "ii : and it \v: ■d •ith pr**v ' , • Hlf.pinng pl» , . , i. Mulrnau. bhe m charge to found ; 1 'hem to him. •• arned how .the b as driving h* r whole party t., ti, ve th** horse 1 But Harriet ver stranger knew that tho fugitives were lurking in tho swamp, greatly caro to know. Sho always ex pected God to send her deliver timo of trouble, and sho saw no reason for wondering that He had done so this time. One of tho fugitives whom she helped to escape was a man named Joe, whose first master sold him. Tho morning aftor the bargain was completed tho ordered Joe to strip, ami then gave him a severe flogging, ad mitting that Joe had committed offenco to deserve punishment, but saying that ho "always began with his niggo in«»- " did she by giving them h good lick to establish bis authority ür them firmly. After this chastise •nt, Joo wont at onco to the cabin of "old Ben," Harriet's father, and Baid : "Xox* time Moses eûmes, let know." Being therefore put in communica tion with Harriet, Joe joined u party which chanced to bo more hotly pur •d than were most of her companies. The fugitives wore obliged to separate d take different rondR-, but they met again in the house of Samuel Green, u free negro living in Dorchester county, Maryland. This Gre sent to jail for 10 voars, by Rente a county court hold in C that State, been Tom's Cabin" session. afterwards of bridge in a copy of "Uncle as found in his pos T thousand dollars was offered for tho capture of Joe, and the roads and woods through which ho and his farmed panions made thoir hunters eager to catch him and secure When tho escaping party •arod Wilmington Bridge, )d Harriet that advertisements out concerning Joe's flight, und that the bridge was guarded by polico *n. Sho hid the fugitiv ate places, and contrived to get word into tho city to Thomas Garrett, ad vising hi ,'itb ay thi friend of their s strait. Tho 'll old Quaker sent > two wagons full of bricklayers, who shouted and sung as they passed the officers. They returned after dark, still shouting and singing, and tho guards did not suspect that while tho noisy workmen occupied the seats, ilent negroes lay close together Btl tho wago When this y finally ived •onip New York City, into the Anti-Slavery Office, und Oliv Joh Harriet took the net Joe, exclaim up t. ng : "1 a wth tw glad to see the who is lollars to his master.'' The slave-holder's adver mt had preceded the slave to tho ml this his heart that tiso office. Who Bank wiihin him. lie felt rder would follow and seize hi before ho could Joe le hi la. 11 w now proposed to forward tho fugitiv tho rest of the way by train, was alarmed at this idea. Ho thought they would he safer to goon foot, walk ing by night and hiding by day in forests and ditches. He was persuaded, however, to proceed with tho others in the railroad c possessed hi: As the train Bridge, tho ach Ci .1 : but a deep melancholy spirit. •preached the Suspension egrooB, who occupied a which ull the other passengers sympathized with them, begun to sing. Harriet probably furnished the words: tho rest joined—all but Joo. iodily silent, Ho w afraid. Ho sal bile the song rang out : Oh. f heard (pie Victoria say, if we Our native land of slu And c. mild f ry, •ross do lake; Dat she was j ding on do shore, wid arms extended wide, To give us a peaceful ho Beyond do rolling tide. When the trai the bridge, Harriet, came to tho centro of knowing that I. bounded arly pushed Joo out of hiH Beat, crying in wild exulta you've shook tho lion's derstand hor, and til langer line pa« tho car tin paw. " He did not B" she had to expiai "You're in Queen ore quietly: (I* an. Then head like Joe ood up , fo Glory OI./S d, lifting his let n irr tv soul got sale! ■fi When at last hi planted on C people from the < s about him. ho wiped the to feet were fi ly I all tin •in rejoicing from hi far do 'h only o oy for joi now, and dat Harriet persuadai thro brothers to fly with her, after she had demonstrated the fad that such efforts They decided to ge of the Christmas holi ■ako the utto Of her could be successful, take ad van days to Christi "foddo pt; day they lay hidclo ight fall, ther'e iet th them. Thei cabi close by their place ot c* coalment, and their »Lhor w expect ■ for a festival di Harriet had not spoke mother for si n with her x years; but she dared , . . I the e also afraid to go to her, lest sped theiitph id grief make »1 ll herself to her hoys wer she should her terror which would betray them. So all .lav long tho brothers and sister peep*. ( '| through the chinks of the fodder-house wall, and watched thoir riisuppoi mother come to her anxiously up ed !... 1 look d dow the road to s.-( her s( s, who did not co j. One ..f now-In the •n had left a wife I babv. The wife hail sobbed : ied ; •ith her, but ho had because he had heard that he South. *t dared to stav be sold to t! All ho could .1. to < fort lie that if ho escaped he back for her s< il force*I Harriet to let her father, Id Bon," kn*. hero hi chi Idre ll** brought th but he would for..l several ti at t lu*ui u dark, the me ot look dien h. After it was ith their sister •lit abi ■on by tho old silently through the Old Ben eyes band .io arm and daughter by tin* other, and thus a little At last hid him faro '.ed thei • out to then aged. \ son too other. •ith his iru bv o hi a they led him between The distance on thei they found strength well. He stood in the * ■ »ad and liste d *,f their footsie; unbound the cloth fri : then lie I hi.> and wended Hi •> Having taken all these •ecauti*. to th»* of hi! the , ul al.io to ti. ly, when'*;in stil ut to him missing sons, that "ho about hi J hadn't see me of 'em die Christ A noth fourth brother time II. let guided North •*>.„, ani".l by his '•etlieart dis 1 a* a Jboy ; and nally she timidity of h'T parent yd the also to : almost a matter of course that i "Moses" should c i. I 1 ...tliur to liim-i-rt tllaiw for 11 niuru g-.-,(.raI liberation of the slaves than could effect alone in her midnight . k , ;*s. The Kansas hero met Harriet i s • time before he invaded Virginia. [ Wcudell Phillips wrote; "The last .I..; time I over saw John Brown was under «By own roof, as he brought Harriet Tubman to mo, saving, 'Mr. Phillips, I bring you ono of the neat and bravest persous on this continent' " It must have been a scone for a painter; the group they throe made, as they stood together in the littie reception room of Mr. Phillips' Essex street house—the blonde iloston gentleman, the atorn faeed man who was to dio on a gallows, and the dark-skinned Maryland WQrnan. John Brown and a colored man named Loguen went to St. Catherine's in Canada to sen Harriet, when Hrown WM making preparations for his Vir ginia campaign. Gorritt Smith paid the expenses of this trip. Loguen found Harriet's house in this town, and informed her privately that Brown was in the place, and asked her whether sho would go to the hotel and see him or whother it would do for him to come to see her. Harriot declares that forewarned by dreams that John Drown was to corao to her, and she answered Loguen that tho old man might visit her home, for nobody would hurt him there. She also Rent for somo of the colored people in tho neighbor hood to come and see him. When John Brown entered ho shook times, saying: . Tubman, the second is Gen. Tubman and tho third is Gon. Tubman." Ho sat down and explained his pur poses to hor and to the negroes who came in. As is well known, his first intention was to establish a camp in tho Virginia mountains, and gather togothor and run off fugitive slaves; and he urged liai riot's friends to aid him. Ho promised to send thorn word when and whoro to join him. He said that in any raid they were to bo called upon to make, they were not to destroy property, injure children or insult women. He also said that if in tho conflicts which he evidently antici pated, white men were taken prisoners, they would be released on condition that they would send to his party colored men in numbers equal to their own families. John Brown remained in St. Cathe rine's several days, and saw Harriet more than once, it ih stated, moreover, that he framed his Constitution in her house. He told her. as ho told many other persons, that God had called him to do something for the black man, and ho declared that he was not fa to be killed by a Sharpe's ritio bowie knife. Many of the negre promised to go to Bn ordarty but changed his plans afterwards attacked Harper's Ferry, and never sent for his Canadian recruits. At this time, hoi to have had no doubt' to what ho should do. A letter is pub lished iu F. B. Saul him, in which he save, speaking of Harriet she w hands with her th "The first I that town when he sent the world knows, ho •r, he se 's biography of if she were "I succeeding to all appearaneo beyond my expectations. Harriet Tub his whole team at natuially that I ever met with. There is the most abundant material, and of the right quality,, in this quarter, beyond all When John Brown bade Harriet good fay, he again called her ''General" three times, and informed hor that she would hear from him through Doug lass. This was probably tho parting which the writer onco heard II describe, when sho stood step and gazed after hi ) him, minibus which he had entered till out of sight. They were two rho dealt i alike moved by impulses from mysti cal and hidden sources. Just before sho met Capt Brown ir. "She hooked Ho is the most of a •o beard arriet her door long as she 1 then watched tho •on Id it souls tion. but Canada sho hud thi thought sh of pluco, aii full of rocks and bushes,* when she saw a Rorpont raise its head among tho rocks, ami as it did so, it became the hoad of an old a long white beard, gazing at her 'wish ful like, jes' •ns fiort ii'. of ho w gwine to speak ' and then two other heads up beside him, younger than he, she stood looking at them, and wondering what they could want with her, a great crowd of men rushed in, and struck down the younger heads, I then the head of tho old 'wishful.' This 1 agai could not interpret it; but when sho met Capt. Brown, shortly after, behold, the very image of the head sho When tho news came to to still looking at her dro sho had agai ■ he w had her of the tragedy of H.irper'a * "then sho know the two other hoads Fo his two s* "Her ow veneration for Capt. Brown, " says tho writer just quoted, " has always been profound, and since •der, lias taken the form of u ligion. " After John B visited Mr. Sanborn i •n'n death, Harriet Concord ; and seeing in one of his rooms, Brackett's bust of the martyr of Harper's Ferry, she fell, says Mr. Sanborn, "into a Hurt of ecstacy and went * f sorrow and in her rhapsodical way to is apotheosis." Mr. San also writes that he regards her the whole the most extraordinary imiration, poraon of her and in his estimate of her ho lays much phasis on that inexplicable element , which has always ren dered her subject to "dre misgivings and f< Harriet wt Civil W services; and she ce' ' he bus ev known ; . her , visions, •ariiings. " •nt South during the to perform scouting and other takeu along when a portion of th«» army advanced into tho interior under the command of Colonel Montgomery, a Kansas associate of s, in order that she might encourage and care for the negroes who were found on the plantations und tukon back to Beaufort Sometimes sho acted as a spy, going secretly into the rebel lines. For many years now this remarkahlo woman has lived in Auburn, Now York. She is very poor; but she devotes her self to the «lohn Brown' •n and • aged and wretched tin herself, and she cares for helpleHH chil dren wno are allied to her race. Her house in a hospital for the infirm and the sick. Her patience and charity •arinesB. A fow friends assist her and wonder at her. "She would have died long ago but for her it able courage and will," writes of those. i a magnanimous letter to Harriet, written in 1868, Frederick Douglass deprecates his own merits as compared He bi "The differ, marked, suffered i of colorai knr to her • ja . betwee Most that 1 hav»* done the service of our cause has and 1 havi nt at eve „ .oil the yther hand, ' rate way. 1 have the day—you in tho night. I have Juki the applause of the crowd, while th** moat that you have d< been witnessed by a few trembling, footsore bondme hav»* led out of . ived rv step of the way. Y lain wrought i «I i P has •hom y and whose heartfelt 'God your only reward." bondage. bless you' haR be is able to speak for bitnsolf, when a kuavoisnut. Shakes peare. An honest AO iNTETiOCKANIC CANA!,. Senator (iray It« ne Would he a Thi* Country. !.. . H a N York Herald. March Senator Gray of Delaware fully en dorses the view of the Herald that any canal across Nicaragua would be both military disadvantag States. Citing the fact that much of the commerce of the world now moving between Europe and the far East pauses through this country, lie says; "Does it not look like taking money out of our pockets in two ways v k to pledge the credit of United States to the construction of this proposed canal? We Incroaso our bonded debt by just tho amount of tho . and no man can tear away own enterprises and flieh from the nnckotB of American workingmon by thus establishing an avenue of trans portation that must inevitably divert from our shores much of the cominorce and trade of the European countries, and send around us to Asiatic coun tries and the Orient that transportation business that now goes through own territory. As a business proposi tion, this should appeal to business men. " Senator Gray has roseate representations of tho military naval advantages of tho canal. On the contrary, he believes that "instead of strengthening us it would bo mont of weakness to us," and for thoso reasons : "As wo now are, wo havo an equal chance with every other power in de fending our two coasts, but with that canal dividing tho two continents wo would be compelled to hold it at any cost agairiHt tho combined strength of any two of the great naval powers. "Once let us ho cut off from canal—lot that highway pass into the hands of an enemy, and our ships and our coast would bo at the mercy of the enemy. Our fleet would then be in tho position of an army cut in half and unrated from its base of supp That is a sound and sonsin Our commercial interests considerations of national safety dictate that the true States should canal. " Panama commercial and a to the United bonds we may tell the amount of money from faith in the that c policy qf the United I bo "No interoceanic A VKELtMiN AHY JUNCTION. A Retirai ln« Order of the Ct John on the Ap epreaentlug . II tan not and tho Children of Mr». Kopf. Chancellor Nicholson has granted injunction restraining tho Security Trust and Safe Deposit Co., trustee der the will of the late John Hart mann, from interfering with the conduct and management of the business of the Hartmann A Fehrenbach Brewing Co., from undertaking to make a change in the board of directors of the brew ing company. The application was made Thursday afternoon by Willard Saulsbury, representing John G. Hart mann, president of tho company, and the minor children of Mrs. Kopf, a daughter of the late John Hartmann, all of whom are bonuiiciarios under the will. There has boon a disagreement be tween tho Security Trust und Safe De posit Co. ami perse (lends a titled to divi tbe stock hold by the trust ulted in tho appli pany, which cution of injunction. A representative of the board of di )ctors, who seen by a •porter of Tho Gazette Friday morning, stated that Charles C. Kurtz, who has been manager for somo timo, has tendered his resignation, but ho will remain with the company for several George Baumann, who has been assist ing Mr. Kurtz, is not connected with the company. Mr. Kurtz will continue of the collectors with the company. The other * are J, George Fehrenbach eoks. collectors I Frank M. Sovier, tho lattur having just boon appointed. Lia Manager Cook of tho local Adams Express office has received a supply of books in which are printed lists of all the offices of the company in the United States, Canada and Mexico, together with other information of interest to shippers. This i,* the first complete list over issued by tho company. Will Do It? I that »«»fui Uy tng, ipi.lk 'Ihn •lliv 1 »urn arrli i lilHtory of tho proof that only these courtttion Till« «ale and -I timt I« Ely'.- Ui e .ut reined> ha itn ■ ' i*d hi* physician l< e May be 1'leutlfn|. Local gunners po will be plentiful this year, probably be here in about i being Within the past few of the opinion that They will and preparations a hunting them. duys many skylarks have been tho rural territory around Wilmington, k. de ft Camera Club'« New Qi.. The new quarters of the Delawaro Camera Club in tho second story of tho Kogers Building, at Sixth and Orungo streets, will be occupied on March 25. Tho room will bn suitable for giving lantern slide exhibitions, but for the present there will be no (lark room. Fine und Complete Tugboat. The current number of Seaboard, a New York mar» publication, gives illustrated description of the tug boat Henry U. Palmer, which built by the Jackson & Sharp Co. Soa board speaks of the Palmer d complete tugboat. ' ProgroMfitve K A progressive euchre party at Kirkwood on Thursday night by Jucoti B. Cazier. Many people p ticipated. Tho first lady's prize was carried off by Mrs. J. F. Elinson and the first gentleman's prizo by Merritt "a very giv Specification» Revi«« Tho specifications for the improve ments ut the Howard School have been revised ami office of E. L. Rice, architect. the tables at the Bids ill be opened by the Board of Kduca Monday evening, March 23d. An Ag«*«l Wandefer. Pascbull Peterson, Sr., an aged man, wh*, strayed away from his home, No. 1408 Lancaster avenue, on Tuesday week, was found by the police wander ing about Market street bridge over the Brandywine, Thursday evening. A Young Dodger. old lad, liv ing in Philadelphia, applied at the police station Thursday night for lodg ing. Ho stated that ho it a relative at Avondale, and •d to go Friday morning. J2-y »'rank Nelson, on his ay alloy r. Itayur Ambassador Bayard vvas a guest at tho Huguenot Society's dinnor in London Wednesday evening. He responded to the toast "Tho Mother Country" ilia received with cheers. ■marks w The tug Amanda Powell, which has been on tho marine railway *,f the Enoch Moore <fc Sons Co., receiving a whaeL way launched Friday. Bl needle wonk guild. m W ■ I in I net on Ill-illicit Itepo iiomiiI of ArtloIttM. Onicer* of R«i;nr<llii B »• I»l __ Tho officers of tho Needle Work Guild, feeling that tho contributors of tho articles shonId have dofinito knowledge of tho disposal and distribution of the garments, take this method of making a statement, ns it will bo more far reaching than any other manner of making a report. There were 2,000 articles of clothing collected by the Guild, and they w given to the various institutions, as follows : Sunday Breakfast Association, 7/V' , B Daughters, 25; Circle of King's Daughters, 25; police matrons, 50; Bible readers, 200; Associated Chanties, 100; Girls' Industrial School, m; St. Michael's Mission, 150; St. Matthew's Mission, 100; St. Joseph's Colored Asylum, 200; St. Peter's Asylum, 125; Delaware Hospital, 131; Homaopathic Hospital. 118; Colored Women's Home, 13; a total of 1,332. Tho residue, 608, wore divided pro rato among the section presidents, sub ject to application in the various tioqp by the members of tho Guild. Auy further information concerning tho Guild and its workings may be had at No. 602 West street, and it is hoped that tho good it has accomplished may commend it to tho generosity and in terest of the public. Tho Guild is designed as a direct charity and is entirely nonsectarian. Tho section presidents C. Bird; Mrs. Willard Saulsbury, Jr., Mrs W. C. Spruance, Mre. Bead .1. McKay, Mrs. Henry G. Morse, Mrs. Martha B. Ward, Mrs. Lewis William son, Mrs. Charles B. Lore, Mrs. George Gray, M Andrew G. Wilson, Miss unco, Mrs. Amelia Layton. : Mrs. Levi Spotswood Garland, Mrs. a. U. Spru Lecture on ttlrda. Prof. Witrnor 8tone of Philadelphia, conservatory of tho ornithological sec tion of the Academy of Natural Sciences, lectured at Friends' School Friday under the auspices of the Natural History Society of Delaware. The subject was "Protection and P nervation of Our Native Birds. " The lecture was illustrated with storeopti con views. The speaker discussed tho causes that combine to bring about the of various species of sessary to their changing and some species nable to adapt themselves to the Fashion is the greatest de of birds. Millions upon of birds have rifined to the craze. Collections of birds' eggs are hIho responsible for tho destruction of the bird species. Pro tection to the birds can only come through the education of the people and by protective legislation, sustained by the game wardens; by a better un derstanding of their practical value insect destroyers and tho cultivation of love for birds in the rising generation. extermination birds. Condith existenc change. strove illic een Meetluirof Italian». An Italian massmeeting was held at tho hall at Fifth and du Pont streets Friday night. Speeches a great deal of sympathy was expressed for the fumili slai made and of tho Italians who injured in Abyssinia. It was decided to open a subscription list and keep it open until April 1st, when all money suhscribed will be forwarded to the Italian consul in New York, lie will be requested to place the funds in tho hands of tho Rod Cross Society for distribution where it is ideil. Funeral of Tlioma» MrClary. The remains of Thomas McClary nterred in Wilmington and Brandywine cemotery Thursday after noon. Services were hold at his lato resilience, No. 707 King streot, and conducted by tho Kov. A. T. Bowser. Miss Wales sang "Nearer, My God, to Thee." Tho honorary pall Edward Butts, A. D. hearers w Warner,|D. W. Taylor, William Lawton, Frank L. Bakor and William M. Canby. Officers KlM'tfil. The Delaware Camera Club at a meeting in the Equitable Building last Thursday elected tho following officors. President, George K. Thompson ; First Vice-President. Miss Kachel 8. How land; Second Vice-President, George S. •sponding Secretary, John C. Phillips; Kocording Secretary and TreuFuror, Earnest B. MacNair. Knight» of l'ythiu» Minneapolis, Minn.,March 13. - Tele grams have been received from Suprn Chancellor Kitchie nahan, sanctioning tho proposed North western Knights of Pytbians encamp ment, to be hfld here next August. Most of tho Western brigades will send delegations hero instead of to Cleve land. Elliott; C General Car KlIlfMl Eut ton, I'a, March 13—Archibald G. Pascoe, aged 48 years, a prominent citizen of South Easton and a well known Kopuhlican politician, while standing on the tracks of tho Lehigh Valley railroad this morning, was struck by a locomotive and instantly killed. He leaveR a wife and fivo children. Impro Improvements K «be Dali *.rounds. being made at the street ball grounds by the Wilmington City Railway Co. Tho capacity of the bleachers creased and the grand stand will bo strengthened and otherwise improved. The field will bo put in good condition also. Uni( ill be i Piueon Shoot. Jacob Huber, Harry Ford, Harry White. Joseph White, Harry Marr, Mark De Cray, Alfred II. Stout, «lames Jester, Dr. Paxon went to Pennsylvania shot at live pig«« and CrosB tied and divided tho purso. and Joseph P. Cross Friday and Messrs. Marr A Baning, Coniv Cal., March 14.—Robert 1 James Reef of Pasadena, named ilea south of Twenty Palms. The killing was caused by a dispute over mining property. killed yesterday by Nicholson. 22 m; Ni Mr«. Hi ml le. Mrs. llindle, mother of Alfred Hindle Sunday. of this city, died in Chester ied at Kivorviow cemetery Wednesday. She was 76 years of age and death resulted fi trouble. and heart Washington, March 13.—The Senate to-duy author >n the bill for ittae < favorable report tipt the admi.suion of New Mexico State. terri tori com izad Dr. W. K. Barrett, son of Presiding Elder Barrett, has purchased from W. A. Pryor, the drug store at the north woat corner of Sixth und Walnut streets. A Philadelphia paper in authority for tho statement that Bragdon & Co. of Middletown have p tors to the Zoological Gurdona iu tbut city. ntod two alliga a George Johnson »lied suddenly Wed nesday night at his home, No. 4-10 West Front street. Why Hasn't Mr. Wiswell Been Commissioned Major? THE QUERY OF AN OLD SOLDIER Adjutant-General Hart Silent on the Subject. Say* tlon Anked liy the V Ha» No Reply to Make to the Que». Ih Keapon for to Acting Oo or VVatdon Alo HU in« the Militia. Friday's Milford Chronicle tained the following communication: "Mr. Editor: Last summer a neigh bor of mine, Capt. Fred. C. Wiswell, was reported through tho columns of your, and otbor papers, as having been elected major of tho First Kogiment, N. G., of this State. With others, I congratulated him on his election; but I hear ho has never received his com mission. What is the troublo? In a conversation with friends, tho Governor iR reported us having said that Wiswelp ought to have been commissioned Ion ago. 1 don't know of my edge, what the Governor said, but I do know that Wiswell is capable of filling tho oflico, and as an old veteran and comrade, I wish you would let the pub lic know why an old soldier of actual war, is treatod as ho is by tho militia of Delaware. 1 am, sir, an old army and woll wisher of the National Guard of the country. knowi Old Soldier." appended follows : of many To the communication editoriul, which read "The abovo inquiry is that are asked by old soldiers and Grand Army grot to air the dirty linen of the Na tional Guard of Delaware, we feol that tho blame for tho matter should be placed where it belongs by tho public. "In July, 1895, Gov. Watson issued an order to his Adjutant-General, G rett J. Hart, of Wilmington, that tho Board of Officers of tho First Kogiment should convene at Dor major to till a In co Wisw upset the plans laid by tho Wilming ton people, and they resolved to depri Wiswell of his commission. Thi a deliberate policy of the Atljuiant General's department, and has been faithfully carried out for ni past. No effort can rouse them to action and even the suggestion of tho ( i himself bull headed spirit that dominates the Adjutant General and hin advisers in this matter. It is rank insubordina tion among thoso who should set ex amples of obedience to the line, this little junta of pane power to order Maj. Wi , and much as and elect a •ancy in the regiment, mpliance to that order Capt. F. C. ell of Milford, was elected. This ths rnor not rouse the stubborn, That soldiers have iswell before an examining board, and turn him down on physical conditions, every old Na tional Guardsman well knows. Capt Wiswell is a soldier of the rebellion, and in tiin head wears two silver piatoa patches to his skull where rebol bul lots passed through his head, and of course he is not physically a sound man. But not one mendier of the Na tional Guard, without coaching, can military knowledge per Tho National equal hi turning to hm station. Guard system of Delaware neods forming, of the State, county furmers, boli reformed out of existence, and tho salary of the Adjutant-General be saved to the State. If tho Adjutant-Gen eral's department must be »leased in ■ery election, the law should give him the power to uppoint officers." A reporter of Tho Gazette called on Adjutant-General Hart, and quested a statement concerning the election of Capt. Wiswell. "I ha the Adjutant-General stntod. responsible to Acting Governor Watson alone for my actions in the military." By this remark he intimated that he did uot c lished in the Chronicle. But a National Guard officer found who would talk, lie s ta tod that, far as he understood the situation, the meeting at which Capt. Wiswell elected major was not regularly hold. Ho had been informed that the office uniform, that General Hart was not in favor of sanc tioning the action of the meeting. At it would establish a precodent. It is believed the matter is in the hands of Acting Governor Watson, and whatever orders he should give will be carried out by Adjutant-General Hart, The position of major is still vacant. ell as the political policy Many Kont and Sussex it should be reply to make to that, " "1 am tho story pub full dross military required by law. and for nderstood Adjutant •o not i be THE COUNT NY !ïi wi T. Mule. Only a country editor, whose life is "pied" at last, As out upon the futurity his genial soul is t. The linal "form" of life's made up; and the edition is " That those who _ tilings that he has done. "Wrong fonts" there fyet i his great desire for right and yearning shine; And with his humble paragraphs and local notes galore. I note the kindly throbbing heart tbut felt for those lieartsoro. ntry editor, wh rend and , ami errors, too— what t li his Only a And closed f* fold the marble brow, lie's written kind words of those who' died for twenty ye ot that he to-duy should have the meed of tears. Obituaries may be short—perhaps a "stick" toiling's the sunken eyes, and And tis t Which tell the story of his life and how his heart wi But in tho Judinne Book some deeds ho fords—"The h; jrodit for d aureole the Will Rhino Country Editor!" —Memphis Commercial Appeal. Vegetarians say we should eat no meat. Dr. J. A. Deane says we should eat of all kinds of nourishing food, and if the stomach and bowels are lazy and rebel we should ^ Dr. Deane's Dyspepsia j greatest authority diseases of the digestive organs. •yspcpsla PIHa aid elites diTj. a. Pills. Dr. Deane's D id * ; ■i ept on. N. Y. 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