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///? THE WEEKLY TIMES. Devoted to Local Ne w», Literatu r e, Famil y Matt ers, In dustrial and Ceneral Information. VOL. I. NO. i. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, OCTOBER 16, 1886. PRICE ONE CENT. 9 S, / ■$/ Jy 4 « * - A W. H. SHERER, Commission Merchant, CoilryProta.Effis.Ponltry.&c., SICor.Eli&oraitsis ■i EIGHTH STREET MARKET HOUSE, DELAWARE. WILMINGTON, H. ROSENBERG, T 0 NS 0 RIAT ARTIST 1 4 EAST FIFTH STREET, | Wilmington. ' URL A WAKE. F ell & Joseph, DEALERS IN Coal, Floor, Feed, Cay, Etc., No. 713 W. FRONT STREET, DELAWARE. WILMINGTON. Telephone 299. ART GALLERY, 813 Market Street, George Drake, Where lie lull on ha d a fine selection of oil paintings, ste i engravings uhoto grnpintres and colored etchings. Frames of all Descriptions OFE N IN EVENINGS. TAMES B TUCKER, U EXCHANGE Tobacco TiF' :1 Cigar Store, No. 8 EAST FIFTH STREET, WILMINGTON, i I DELAWARE. Oignra altoaye on JjlXAMINK AI tlime la n KK THE "LIGHT I'll a It. DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO., 814 Mu: J T. WALKER, REST Boot and Shoe Store, No. 13 EAST THIRD STREET, DELAWARE. CHKAPES I ! I j j I j I j j j | ! j i WILMINGTON, YOU DON'T LIKE THE • •DOMESTIC," 'Machine for It; it Ib the cheap IN y iiik a itlll DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO., Market; Street. JOHNSON & BARNHILL, Furniture Dealers. 207 MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Delaware, ; J J. GALLAGHER & BRO., A n i r I A rO Irl EGA RIES 1503 and 2004 Market Street, DELAWARE. WILMINGTON, 0 W. STIGERS & CO., DEALER IN 11 T Thirteenth and ÎJarkkt Sts., DELAWARE. WILMINGTON. A LOCAL INDUSTRY. PAPER MAKING PRACTICAL LY EXPOUNDED. How O d Rags are Turned Into a Useful Commodity by Means of Modern Invention. ^Through the courtesy of Superinten dent Lindsay of the Augustine Paper tàills, a reporter of Thk Times was shown through that establishment, and the wonderful process of rags dissolv ing into pulp and'then passing out of the large rolls as paper was explained. Fine book pai>er, beautifully calen dered, is produced rate of about sixteen tons daily. The same firm, the .Jessup & Moore Paper Company, owns anpther »mill at Rock land, which produces newspaper, where in the wood fiber enters extensively. As the Fourdeuier machines the wood pulp is put in the finest condi tion, and the product]» excellent paper. Some idea of the immense size of the AugustineMillsmay be gained from the the mill at the used amount Of machinery in the building and force required to drive it. There | are four steam engines, the aggregate horse-power of them being 765. Water power from the turbine wheels will add 25« horse power to that furnished by steam. The number of employes at this mill is about 120, men and women. They run three machines, four stocks of calendeis, six washing engines, eight beating engines, aud four rag boilers. After the rags go through the last named, there is no possibility of any, germs of disease remaining. The rags are boiled under pressure of fifty i introduced to pounds. and lime is cleanse them. When the rag pulp ar rives at a stage to be put into the heat ing engines, it is kept going round through the steel knives for four live Heure, mul here a proportion of I wood tiher chemically prepared, resem- | bling white pasteboard, is torn up and I dissolved with the rag pulp. The ex cessive heat of the water, wherein the fresh rags are put, completely dissolves all the woolen or other foreign sub stances, and after being finally washed the rags have the appearance of damp cotton. After the pulp is made sufficiently I fine by the beating engines it passes j along over endless screens moving along in the water aud pulp, and on the j faeeofthe fine wires is collected the j particles that, in passing further along, ! partake of the appearance of wet paper. I This substance soon gains body enough j to pass along between the heavy iron rolls, having consistency enough to move independently of the supporting screen. Th» n the proct ss is rapid, and the endless sheet moving along one sys tem of rolls to another is soon paper i complete In passing from the last rolls the fine glossy white paper goes to I the culte , where circular shears cut ( the paper the long way, and then these slips go down to the knife anang d to cut directly across the whole thus com plet ing the sheets. I If the paper mus be super-calender ! ed, it does not go through the cutting I machine, but is rolled up iu large cylin j del-shaped bulks and carried to the sys j teins of calender rolls, and passing I through the heavy irons comes out with j a highly-glossed surface. After re rolling, the cylinders go to other c tiers I and the paper is formed into sheets of j any size in eded. The Augustine Mill supplies the paper for the Scientific American >, a New' York illustrated journal, whic has a very large circulation and ncces sarily requires a large quantity of pa per. The size of the paper used by this journal is 33x40 inches, and weighs 80 pounds to the ream. Blowing Up the "Devil." The issuing of the first nutnbef* of The Times was celebrated by the blowing up of the office "devil." He wa8 ( l uiet, y enjoying an oyster stew in a corner of the room and a package of fire-crackers slyly placed under his chair did the work. It took his appetite away. What a pity that a big heart is so often compelled to keep company with a small pocketbook. For a clean shave go to II. Rosen l erg's, No. 4 East Fifth street. Mr. Gibbons' O. iginality. Among the distinguishing traits of character of William Q. Gibbons a blunt manner of speaking at times was foremost, an some of his remarks such occasions are not to be lost. He was once troubled by a servant's idea 1 f "order" in arranging his chamber, everything being placed in accordance with her way of thinking. He remon strated in the following original man ner: "Now, if you should find the Devil on that table, pick him up, dust him off, aud put him just exactly where you found him." On« day he met a young man who had recentl entered business, aud inquired: "Harry, have you a partner?" "No," replied he other, there is not enough profit yet for two to share." "It., is very ice, though, to have some one to share the losses," was the ejo nder. Whi e in his counting house once during a rain storm, this remark was made by some pre ent: " My gracious, isn't it coming down 1" "Did you ever see it go up?" asked Mr. Gibbons. Although he arose to so prominent a position among his fellow men, lie was not with out an early history that in the earnest boy gave promise of th successful man. More th n once has he recalled a ►pot in bis life where he knew not where the next meal was to come from, his perseverance helping him out of his dilemma. I • POINTERS. Mrs. 8. II, Whitaker is visiting friends at Binghampton, New York. The East Lake Park land just north of the city, is being suiveyed. The trees along the Brai dywine have begun to put on their gaudiest dress. The Citizens' Rink will open to-night with a benefit for the Wilmington Rille Club. I Th8 rel ,. lvin(r of Fimrtll str( , et , bB . | tWHP1 , »ttfÄUnjoa Je com plated, Not for a long time have the street •kets been so full as they were this week. The tion has about reached its lofty height of 200 feet. stack at the City Mill Sta I The outlook for the oy Her «muon is j encouraging in regard to supple as well ! .. I Vwn U * • ? '* a i ( )lh. ers fcclioor and Lynch aie the champion heavy weight lifters of the . Police gymnasium. Chestnuts are bringing from thirty to forty cents per quart—not the kind that ' are announced by a bell. The merchants are displaying con- ! siderable taste in the arranging of their j 1 Fall goods in the show windows. I House painters all wear smiling coun- ! 'es, the fine weather having made I the usual Fall work very brisk. | The city's telegraph wires have just ! undergone a clearing of rubbish that I has collecte oa them daring the Sum- 1 ( j ! I ! is te Business improvements on Madison street continue at a lively rate, and that 1 Western trade mart is filling with stores. The first story of the 'Wilmington building, at Saving Fund Society' Ninth and Market streets, excites the animons admiration of passers-by. is The new Methodist Church being built at Edge Moor is nearing comple tion. When finished it will be a stand ing credit to the inhabitants of that village. William Alsentzer has a fine display in the south wt dow of bis store. No. 414 Market street, of the various skins from which he manufactures niufilers, capes, caps, gloves, etc Mrs Arthur C. Brown has gone to Boston to join her husbaud, who is superintendent of the Art Embroidery Department of the Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine Conquiny in that city. Work is brisk at the Edge Moor Iron Company's Works. A double " turn " has been started, ana the working force incre sed. Several other large con tracts are in view', which, if secured, will give steady work to the men sev eral months. As the proud Alva glided gracefully from her slays on Thursday she was welcomed by 10,000 admiring specta tors. The half holiday given the work men of the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, the gift of Mr. Vanderbilt, was a pleasing companion of the gala event. a of so THE CITY ON A HILL. WILMINGTON'S ADVANCE MENT PICTURED. A Go-Ahead Place That is Devel oping on Every Side. Pro gress the Watchword. The outlook for th future prosperity of Wilmington is brighter to-day than it hits been. First to be consider ed in thinking of its hopefulness is its healthy situation. Standing 44« feet above the level of the sea and on a hill that gives natural drainage of the most purifying kind, only the ordinary sani tary precautions become necessary to keep its sick and death rate to the min imum. A fair idea of the advantage enjoy« I in respect to its altitude is obtained from the fact that there are some ciiies in this country not more than ten feet above the sea level. The blessL gs secured by a temperate cli mate are also enjoyed. nd consideration is its great natural advantages in a commercial and manufacturing sense. Directly con nected by water as well as rail with the immense minerai and other resources of Pennsylvania and the growing I Mouth, and with capital already ceater • ed h**ie, the busy wheels of industry i ; must find profitable emplov ment. Then there is a more enterprising ! spirit shown by all kinds of business men than lias before been seen by that proverbial individual—the oldest inhab itant. As a result, business is increas ing, new people are being brought to the city, and buildings are going up in what called "off-places." This interest is not confined to one locality, although the central and wes vere tern sections show the greatest activity. Two years have worked a remarkable change. The Ninth long ago the quiet village, is herself light lustily. A new bridge across the Brandywine, electric ligiits, a street railway and the opeuing of a large tract'' oT tarin land to the north i being signs ef a progressive spirit that ' I Fard, not very jrting will soon speak for themselves. The I Aiding! j l''rgei-force and other concerns promise ! '!- ot t0 1 l,e limiyiu fulluwl "K *" a ' I direction. i The B. & P. railroad has considerably enhanced the value of property near its . tracks, and become a potent stimulus along the line. The Fiilman Car Works, the Wil ' mington Glass Works, Ford & Ry ! ing factory, Lea Pusev's ice factory, : j William Alsentzer's seal, otter and } Mills are preparing for a 's ; 1 :eo factory, J M. Posey's stock- j I otlie skin wearing apparel factory, the j ! Fa rod ox Varnish Company, the Mil- | I Kington City Electric Company, and a j | dozen small e tablishmonts are grateful ! »'Oitlons The Ceiitral Natiomil Buuk, , I m he<mrl , t . y 1r " s . t S,lf " 1 1 th . e W Z b "! W ' , W 1,1 ' e Vll ' mington having rund So-iety and re modelling of the National Bank of j Wilmington ami Brandywine, and the , ! Union Na ional Bank indicate financial I strength. A new Government building j ! is now assured. A Commercial College ; that promises a good system of special education, the Mechanical Drawing j School and the new High School are | additional evidence of exp; . 1 sive ideas, j The growth and firm founding of the : Women's and Young Woineu'a Ohr s- j tian Temperance Unions in their half a dozen attractive kinds of elevating 1 work.the permanent organization of Jtlie | Associated Charities, th new Aims house and the renewed activity of older established benevolent institu- I tions show that the progress has been of . no narrow material. A free dispensary j is assured- The new life that the In- ' gtitute Library lias developed is of such a civilizing kind as to be fit company for the other elements of success. The spirit of advancement has even struck the Police Department. Instead a of a plodding and uncouth set of menas so often characterizes such systems, Mayor Rhoads's force has shown a de cided taste for improvement. A gymna sium, bath room, library and parlor, all furnished in the most comfortable man ner, are evidences of refinement not found in similar departments of many a large cities. Wilmington may be pointed to by its citizens withsut shame. Not only is ' she going ahead in the material ways enumerated, but Christianizing influ ences are at play along with the rest, and she is trying to deserve ht r ad vancement. f -TEMPE^NOB NOTES. W„bere to go to Hear Living ''-issues Discussed. The campaign in Kent and Sussex counties is decidedly ahead of that up here. Lewis D. Vail, Esq., of Philadelphia, , will be among the speakers at the Opera House to-morrow afternoon at 3 30 o'clock, at a meeting under the auspices of the Women's Christian Temperance Union and the Red RibbonTemperance Association. i I 11 this city on October 29,30 and 31, ; respectively. This man, who is The Temperance Reform Party of New Castle county will hold a grand ratification meeting in Institute Ilall this Saturday night, beginning at 8 o'clock. The Opera House would have been better for the largo crowd expect ed, but it could not be rented on ac count of previous engagement James It. rioffeeker, candidate for Governor, Richard M. Cooper, candidate for Con gress, Major E. T. Scott, of Camden, N. J , who is now stumping his State for General F.sk, the Prohibition candi date for Governor, and Lewis D. Vail, Esq , of Philadelphia, attorney for the Law and Order Society, will speak. The Women's Christian Temperance Un on and Red Ribbon Association have been fortunate enough to secure Colonel George W. Bain, of Kentucky, to deliver three of his popular lectures ! knownas t,,e silver-tongued orator, is in great demand at present, and the dates given Wilmington were the only ones at his disposal during either this or next month Of address delivered by him at Ocean Grove Camp-Meeting, the National Temperance Advocate says: "We can give no outline of his address. It was an appeal for the American home against the saloon, which brought conviction to every heart The vast multitude was moved as the wh rlwind tl,e people. At least 7,000 white hand i -'-erehie?.: waved the-pulsation of the ' ^ ,ear * so ^ »wdience as the speaker I sat down." sways the mighty forests of the West. Strong men and women wept, and vowed eternal hatred to the saloon, and everlasting u otectiou o the homes of dents of the day! was not Thursday's Temperance Reformgath ing in Lyuam's woods, near Newport, was one of the grandest successes of the campaign. About l,30o pinsons were present, including voters or both the old part ies. The parade Fairview Lodge of (Laid Templars, of Newport, GO strong, folio wed by a pio cession of gaily dressed girls riding iu festooned wagons, and horsesbaek of delegation of the Stanton public schools were inci An enjoyable dinner unpopular feature. Daui* 1 Green presided, with a long list of vice presidents. The speakers were candi dates Hoffecner and Cooper, "Uncle Billy" Dean, Charles Mead, of New York, and George W. Todd ; *'• Hubbard of Wilmington, f»« * ,lst «wment Hand gave some fine music between speeches. Further meetings have been arranged as follows: Delmar, Monday evening, October 18; Bridgeville, Tuesday afternoon; 8ea ford,Tuesdayevening; Greenwood,Wed nesday afternoon; Farmington, Wed* nesday evening; Lincoln, Thursday afternoon; Milton, Thursday evening; L d the es, Friday afternoon; Angola, Fri day evening; Millsboro', Saturday after noon; Laurel, Saturday evening. The meetings will be enlivened by excellent music, and the following speakers among others The lion. William Dean, Cand idate Cooper, Horace G. Knowles, J. R. Price, George W. Todd, 1). E. Noll, Dr. A. C. Heaton. J. A. Peck and Cap tain Dutton, of Virginia, ill deliver addresses: A Touching Inoident. A touching instance of insect instinct is recorded by a writer who says: "I found a cockroach struggling in a bowl of water. I took half a peanut shell for a boat. I put him into it,gave him two wooden toothpicks for oars, aud left him. The next morning I visited him, and he had put a piece of white cotton thread on one end of the toothpicks, and set the toothpick on end as a signal of distress. He bad a hair on the other toothpick, and there that cockroach sat a fishing. The cockroach, exhausted, had fallen asleep. The sight melted mo to tears. I bad never to chew leather to get a soul; I was born with . I took that cockroach out, gave him a spoonful of gruel and left. The animal never forgot my kindness, and now ray house is chuck full of cock roaches.