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Dorothy q. la a dainty maid. Ab forth, In silks and laces arrayed. She comes upon tho ball room floor Fairer to than Helen of yore. For surely no knight of tho times gone by B'«r loved their lady so truly as I. And now she flits in tho mazy dance With another man, her slightest glance At her partner fills me with deep distrust And gives my weak heart a rancorous thrust. For oh, my passion's so hard to control Since Dorothy's mistress of heart and soul. Why is it, you usk ino, I don't declare «y lovo to ono who's so debonair, Ànd thus put an end to ray fearful doubt E'en though my vows sho may scornfully scout? Why is it I end not ray heart's jealous strife? Ifl must tell the reason—she is my wife. —Detroit Free Press. LADY AND THE PANTHER. We were anxious to leave Bombay for two very good reasons. First, on ac count of the great heat, which had been intensely uncomfortable this while tho rainfall had been very deficient in quantity ; and, secondly, because of almost unheard of visitation, a regular plague of musquitoes. Tho pernicious oulex was of a much larger size than we have been accustomed to, and their bite venomous in tho extreme, so that I gladly accepted an invitation from our friends, the 8-'s, to visit them at a picturesque spot situated 11 short distance from Khan dala. This arrangement suited us ad mirably, as we had already made up our minds to proceed as soon as I could get away to Matheran, a delightful hill re sort, with a fine bracing air, situated in the Ghauts, and which affords an agree able relief during the hot season to a largo number of jaded Bombay officials. On my arrival at Bello Vista, I found that somo other of S- 's friends had unexpectedly' asked to bo put up, and wero indeed occupying tho spare room of tho bungalow. I therefore insisted that no change should bo made in the family arrangements on my account. At my earnest solicitation I was allowed to have iny way, and take up my quar ters In a cocl, inviting tent erected about thirty yards from tho house, und which I found mine host was using as a study. Tho removal of his Inioks was the work of a few minutes und these were quickly replaced by tho necessary furniture of a bedroom. I soon found everything ranged to my mind, and I congratulated myself upon having secured tho coolest and most delightful sleeping apartment in the place. Tho lookout from tho door was ono of exceptional beauty. The moon shono out clear and soft over the wholo landscape before me. Having done a great deal that day, I was very tired, so I soon prepared for bed. My little fox terrier Fidget, my only companion, took up her usual place at the foot of my bed. I crept under the musquito curtains qnd sank into a sound sleep. In about an hour I was awak ened by tlio growling and barking of Fidget. I looked sleepily up and thought I saw an animal of some kind standing at tho foot of my bed. I roused myself ä Tittle, clapped mÿ hands and made a noise. This mudo tho beast hurry away. I turned over and was once more fast asleep. I was not, how ever, permitted to enjoy this very long; faithful littlo Fidget soon set up a fiercer bark than before. I started up and shouted, and I soon had tho satisfaction of seeing what I now thought to bo either a wild cat or a pio dog slink out through tho chink left in the tent. I must havo been very sleepy, as I never for a moment thought I was in any dan ger, and again I lay down and went off to sleep. But my little dog was on the watch, and for tho third time I was awakened and startled by her loud bark ing. season, ar This time I becamo wido awake di rectly, and by tho light of tho moon I caught sight of a big animal standing in tho doorway of my tent. I had no longer any doubt as to my midnight visitor; it ' was a huge panther. Its eyes were flashing fire, and it was lashing its long tail furiously to and fro, as if it really meant mischief. In a moment moro it seemed on tho point of making a spring at me, and I could no longer doubt that it was bent on making a meal on my dog and myself. I in no way, however, lost my presence of mind, as I commenced shouting with all my might, which caused tho beast to retreat. Ho walked slowly toward tho open door by which he had entered, but only to walk around the outside of tho tent and enter by another opening, which brought him somewhat nearer to the bed. I stretched out my hand and clutched at my candles and matches and quickly struck a light. This, together with my shouting and tho dog'H barking, startled tho animal, and ho again disappeared. I also took in my traveling clock, thinking that if the - worst came to tho worst, I could at least give the creature a good blow. I looked at tho time to seo if it was near day, and found to my horror that it was only a quarter to 2 . I felt my hair would turn gray if I sat all night shouting at a panther every five min utes; besides, he seemed so unusually daring I was not certain that ho would stand such trilling any longer, so I felt courago was required, and I must either get help or do something to pass the rest of the night in safety; but the worst was I had to come out of my protective cur tains to do bo, for a tent is such a dead ener of sound I knew no one could hear mo from there. So out I jumped, se curing Fidget well under the curtains, and ran to the brightest doorway, and screamed first for one and then the other at the top of my voice, I put my hand to my mouth; I called In every way I could think, but not a soul heard me. Tho servants were too fur away, and 's, whose room looked on my side, were too fast asleep, with their windows shut. So I made up my mind I could stay there no longer, as any minute I felt tho beast might return. So I made a dash for my dressing gown, slipped into my slippers, tucked my dog under my arm, and ran for my life. Un fortunately, I could not tell where the animal was, and the dark shrubbery, with trecM overhead, looked just the place for him to hide; but I had to take tho my chances, and I felt I had more to making a run than staying whero 1 waa I shall never forget that run. I ran as If fifty bulls were behind me, leaving my slippers on the path, and, tumbling up the steps, I ran into the veranda panting. I rushed to the door, which was locked from the rest of the house, and, knocking loudly, called out "Mr. " -, thero is a panther in my tent." You can imagine the commotion; every one was about in a fow seconds; tho gen tlemen all seized their guns, and ran out to see if thero was any chanco of a shot and I was made a great fuss of; every one said what a wonderful escape I had had. They saw no more of the panther, but the next morning we heard that he made for tho houso of another friend somo dis tance off, and there he attempted to carry off a big English bulldog, which he found asleep in tho inner veranda. Fortunately the cries of tho dog brought the servants to the rescue, but not before its throat and foco had been frightfully maided. My friends are all of tho opinion thaithe musquito curtains saved my life. The beast was evidently very hungry, and was at one moment preparing to spring upon us, but he was puzzled at my sur roundings and probably took them for some kind of a trap. But I never for a moment lost my presence of mind; this and the watchfulness of my little dog enabled me to beat a safo retreat and es cape the jaws of my midnight visitor.— A. in The Queen. A Provencal Wolf Story. An old wolf who had become deaf and blind from weight of years, having oc casion to make a journey through a for est, caused ono of his young ones to go before him, taking tho young one's-tail in his mouth to guide him. In this way tho old wolf made very good progress through tho woods; but a passing hunter, seeing the strange pro cession, fired at tho young wolf. Tho shot missed his body, but cut off tho young wolfs tail, and the animal, greatly frightened, ran off as fast as his legs could carry him. Tho old wolf, who, of course, hn/l neither heard nor seen anything of tho affair, stood wondering what the young ono was waiting for. Whereupon the hunter carno up, and taking tho young wolf's detached tail in his hand, started homo with it. The old wolf trotted along contentedly after him, and tho villagers, seeing the hunter enter the village with the beast in tow, were greatly astonished. Tho wolf was placed in captivity, and died soon after. And tho villagers have ever since repeated to strangers the story of this wonderful adventure—which the strangers are at liberty to believe or not, as they please.—Youth's Companion. Why a Lobster Is lied. In all crustaceans, os, indeed, in al most everything in nature, there is a certain per cent, of iron. Upon boiling tho lobster tho iron Is oxidized. This effect is largely due also to the percent age of muriatic acid which exists natur ally in tho shell. The chemical change which takes place here is almost similar to that which occurs in the burning of a brick. In boiling a lobster its coat ceases to bo a living substance, and to a certain extent it takes a new character. It is as a brick would be after burning. This effect can also bo produced by the sun, but necessarily not so rapidly, as the heat of that luminary, although more intense, is not concentrated sufficiently to produce tho result. Tho sun also ex orcises a bleaching influence, which con sumes tho oxido almost as fast as it is formed, leaving the shell white or nearly pure lime.—Washington Republic. Puns and Punsters. Both Hood and Hook—perhaps we might add Porson also—were punsters by profession. But there are puns ex tant by unknown authors which cither might have felt a pride in owning. A Cambridge fellow, walking with a visi tor, met by chance the master of St. John's on horseback. "Who is that?" inquired the visitor. "That," replied the other, "is St. John's head on a charger." We aro given instances of puns which havo only ono defect, they aro too witty to be used. Thus "tho heir of tho duke of Penthievre died in 1764 , ruined by an attachment to an opera singer, Mile. Mire." The wits of Paris mado his epitaph of fivo notes of music—"Mi re l'a mi la"—"Mire lias brought him there. " —San Francisco Argonaut. Yes, They Disucree. A well known physician of this city, finding himself rather "out of sorts," de termined to consult some of his medical brethren on tho subject, for few physi cians liko to trust themselves with them selves. Ho accordingly called upon five eminent members of the faculty in suc cession, and it is a positive fact each one of them gave a different opin ion as to tho nature of his disorder, and recommended a different mode of treat ment. It is his own belief that they were all wrong.—New York Ledger. that Buffalo Bill's Ranch. "Buffalo Bill's" ranch is located on tho North Platte, in Nebraska, and con tains nearly five thousand acres of fine land. Mr. Cody has about two hundred head of thoroughbred horses and two to three thousand head of cattle. His resi dence is a big frame house near the rail road, on the roof of which is painted in large letters, "Col. W, F. Codv's ('Buf falo Bill') Scouts' Ranch," and every day there floats a big American flag.—Philadelphia Times. over it . The annual report of the Indian de partment of Canada says thero are en couraging indications that the Indian element will eventually become amal gamated with the general population of the country. The Indian population of the Dominion is 124 , 580 . Olive Logan has been looking into the domestic economy of the French, and she finds it to consist in doing without things. She says they make nothing go further than other people, unless it is talk. tarica jRi± £ jJ a We do not know that J. Paul Brown had anything to do with the architecture of his beautiful, com posite front ; but we do know that no ■v,' . combination of neat, tasteful L ■ features, could have fotmed a «1 urn more appropriate sign for the artistic and scrupulously faithfnl productions executed within "617.' his perfect "Photo graphy and General P o r t r a i t u r c '' are everywhere most pop ular, is"a fact which is simply every-day, current history. — y • PAUL BR ■ PORT RAITS. Wu i!i! I: I, |: mi ; That Hi _Hl) LJ m tv J "l !; is ! \\ * I' it*»* J. PAUL BROWN, 617 MARKET ST., WILMIGTON. Subscribers and Advertisers. We desire that every citizen who sees this paper shall encourage enterprise and help to promote its objects, by sending us a subscription and an advertisement, one or both. There are (our good reasons why you should do this. ist. It is actually worth more than it costs. 2nd. It is promoting your own personal interests. 3rd. It is promoting all the legitimate interests of the community, upon which yours de pend. 4th. It is promoting Industry, Commerce and Education, which are perpetually enhancing all personal in terests. Please read that over again, and re spond promptly, before you forget it. Intellectual Whetstones. 1. Make any kinds of numbers, using all the Arabic characters, each but once, so that the numbers will foot up just 100. 2. In Algebra, why is the product of like signs plus, and the product of unlike signs, minus t 3. Why does hot, light air rise ? 4. Why does the lever afford a mechanical advantaged (We want the analytical reason, not the mere propor tional statement of the fact. ) 5. Why is a boiler more apt to burst, when the water is low in it, than when full of water, the fire being uniform and the water of the same temperature ? 6. In the sentence : "He is the best man to do the work," diagram the sentence, and parse, "to do." 7. How many verbs in our language have a distinctively plural form ? 8. What great river runs up stream, and how ? Answers next week. Send in your answers and new Whetstones, to Uncle John, Box 43, Wilmington. Agents Wanted Exactly 1,000 neighborhood agents wanted to organize clubs, and solicit Subscriptions and Advertisements for the Enterprise. When this corps is com plete, we shall stop increasing the number, and grant exclusive territorial rights, devoting our future efforts to plans for their increasing profits. At present this is the best we can do for our agents, viz: Each is permitted to retain one fourth of all receipts collected by them, first writing to us for Agent's Permit. And all persons paying money to our agents, are requested to advise us im mediately by postal card, addressed to "Newport Enterprise, Box 43, Wil mington, Del. Pay no money to anyone on our account, unless expressly author ized by "Agent's Permit," bearing our stamp. An old and infirm soldier was playing his violin one evening on the Prater, in Vienna. His faithful dog was holding his hat in which passers by dropped a few coppers as they came along. How ever, on the evening in question, nobody stopped to put a small coin into the poor old fellow's hat. Everyone went straight on, and the gaiety of the crowd added to the sorrow in the old soldier's heart, and showed itself in his withered coun tenance. However, all at once, a well-dressed gentleman came up to where he stood, listened to his playing for a few minutes, and gazed compassionately upon him. Ere long, the old fiddler's weary hand had no longer strength to grasp his bow. His limbs refused to carrry him further. ! He seated himself on a stone, rested his head on his hands, and began silently to weep. At that instant the gentleman approached, offered the old man a piece of gold, and said : "Lend me your violin a little while. Then having carefully tuned it, he said You take the money, and 111 ... < » a ii 0.1. v He did play All the passers-by stopped to listen-struck with the dis tinguished air of the musician, and Fv PtI vm e c d m ir rfT^ Sid larger. Not copper alone, but silver , The Invalid and the Violinist. —and even gold— was dropped into the poor man's hat. The dog began to growl for it was becoming too heavy for him to hold. At an invitation from the audience, the invalid emptied its contents into his sack, and they tilled it again. After a national melody, in which everyone present joined, with uncovered heads, the violinist placed the instrument upon the poor man's knees, and, without waiting to be thanked, disappeared. "Who is it? was asked on all sides. "It is Armand Boucher, the famou s violin-player," replied some one in the crowd. "He has been turning his art to account in the service of charity. Let us follow his example." And the speaker sent round his hat also, made a new collection, and gave the proceeds to the invalid, crying, "Long live Boucher I" Deeply affected, the invalid lifted up his hands and eyes toward Heaven, and invoked God's blessing on his benefactor. That evening there were two happy men in Vienna—the invalid, placed for a long time above the reach of want, and the generous artist, who felt in his heart the joy which always repays the bestowal of charity. Is It Catching? Why should intelligent persons, as if they wero parrots, adopt and utter cer tain phrases and exclamations'? I sat by Mrs. Blank (her husband is a clergyman) in the street car a few days ago, and after wo had exchanged greetings I said: "My Cousin Angelina sails from Liver pool today." Blank. "Yes," I said, rallying as well as I could, for this reply takes all the spirit from me, "and she is always very ill 011 the ocean." "Is that so?" said Mrs. Blank again. A pause followed. IIow can one continue to pay out the coin of conversation if not even tho interest comes back. I was glad to get out of the car and meet pretty Amy Dexter. I had a bit of news for her. Amy is in tho high school, and I told her at once that Miss Cum mins, who taught her botany last year, was to be married soon. "Is that sol" returned Amy. I love Amy, but I do not liko "Is that so!" und I hastened on "Is that so?" said Mrs. to get out of her way; but as I went Frank Sullivan overtook me, and will you believe that when I asked Frank if Mr. Stockton hud really promised to answer tho question, "Tho Lady or the Tiger?" lie exclaimed, "Is that so!" Later in the day I told Mr. Emory that his playing of tho organ last Sunday had been much complimented, and he smiled ^ murmured, "Is that sol"—Wide Awake, An Electric crane, Steam cranes are dangerous in wood yards and other places where eombusti bio materials are stored, hence the recent adoption of an electric crane at a well known timber yard in Limehouse. The power to make tho crane travel on its derived from a dynamo, also used to light a wood factory. The current is conveyed by copper tubes laid along tho tramway on which tho crane travels, and it is con ducted by contract» to the electric motor attached to the axles of tho crane by suitable gearing of tho Haworth type. The motor takes u current of 60 amperes to hoist tho maximum load of 15 or 18 tons; it slews with 85 amperes, and travels with 23 to 85 , according to the speed. AU these operations can go on simultaneously, if need be. The total we ight of the crane is about four tons, jj. performs its WO rk well, and has given every satisfaction. The starting, stop pi and worki is performed by the £» a n in charge with turning handles, and ft mirror u provided to show him what is «. the barge below from which timberishoisted.-Cassell'sMagazine. rails, hoist tho load and slew it round is A Perfect Title. To a purchaser or holder of real es tate, a good title to the land bought or held is of the utmost importance. The title to the land now offered to the pub lic for sale as East Newport. is one that is matsputable ; and a con veyance received of any part of the tract gives a title that the owner thereof may safely sleep on. That a full knowl edge of how incontestable is the title of the East Newport tract may be seen, we give below a synopsis of it tor the last century and a half. Justa Walraven became seized of the tract, as heir-at-law of Jonas Walraven, and by deed of Sarah Walraven, sister of Justa, and co-heir of Jonas Walraven; deed dated January 6, 1753, an d record ed in Deed Record R, page 162. Will of Justa Walraven, proved No vember 18, 1791, whereby the tract vested in John Walraven. John Walraven died 1796 intestate, having as his only heir, his son, John J. Walraven, to whom the tract descended, and in whom vested. John J. Walraven and Mary Ann, his wife, by deed dated Dec. 25, 1819, and recorded in deed book X3, page 33, con veyed to Richard Shepherdson. Will of Richard Shepherdson, proved Oct. 20, 1826, by which the tract passed to Thomas Shepherdson and John R. Shepherdson. Thomas Shepherdson and John R. Shepherdson, by deed, dated May 13, 1837, and recorded In Deed Book B, No. 5, page 70, conveyed to Joseph Carr. Joseph Carr, and Barbara, his wife, by deed dated [une 22, 1841, recorded in Deed Book G, No. 5, page 351, con veyed to George Thomas. George Thomas, by deed dated Oct. 19, 1849, and recorded in Deed Book C, No. 6, page 271, conveyed to Elias S. Naudain, Elias S. Naudain and Sarah Ann, his wife, by deed dated March 16, 1853, and recorded in Deed Book M, No. 6, page 424, conveyed to George C. Simpson. George C. Simpson and Elizabeth T., his wife, by deed dated March 1, 1854, and recorded in Deed Book Q, No. 6, page 132, conveyed to Joseph Grubb. Joseph Grubb died intestate, Dec. 14, 1862, and his lands descended to his widow, Hannah Grubb, and his child ren, George W. Grubb, Joseph L. Grubb, Hannah E., wife of Josiah K. Fesmire, Buelah E. (since the wife of William Talley), Mary E., wife of John W. Lynam, Rebecca, wife of Stephen C. Blackwell, and William A. Grubb. Hannah Grubb, widow, Joseph L. Grubb, Josiah K. Fesmire and Hannah E., his wife, William Talley and Buelah E., his wife, John W. Lynam and Mary E., hts wife, Stephen C. Blackwell and Rebecca, his wife, and William A. Grubb, by deed dated March 25, 1864, and recorded in Deed Book, U, No. 7, page 463, conveyed to George W. Grubb. Mortgage: George W. Grubb to Han nah Grubb, dated March 26, 1864, and recorded in Mortgage Book E, No. 2, page 34 - John Pyle, Sheriff, by deed dated De cember 12, 1878, and recorded in Deed Book 1 , No. 11, page 80, conveyed to Rebecca A. Lynam, sold as the property of George W. Grubb and Rebecca M.,his wife, but subject to the Mortgage of March 26, 1864. I have examined the title to the Re becca A. Lynam farm and find the title as above set forth, good. Charles B. Lore. Wilmington, Del., February 13, 1880. Rebecca A. Lynam, by deed dated February 12, 1880, and recorded in Deed Book Q, No. ii, page 44, conveyed to Griffith H. Davis, subject to mort gag of George W. Grubb, dated March 26 1864. Griffith H. Davis and Sarah E., his wife, by deed dated July 21, 1880, and recorded in Deed Book L, Vol. 12, page 96, conveyed to Wm. Jenks Fell, sub ject to mortgage of Geo. W. Grubb, dated March 26, 1864. Proceedings in chancery under the mortgage given by George W. Grubb, March 26, 1864, wherein Hannah Grubb was complainant by virtue of which, and a decree made October 4, 1882, by the Chancellor of the State of Delaware. James Martin, Sheriff of New Castle County, sold to David M. McFarland of West Chester and conveyed the same to him by deed dated February 19, 1883, and recorded in Deed Book O, Vol. 12, page 264. David M. McFarland and Mary M , his wife, by deed dated February 20, 1883, and recorded in Deed Book O, Vol. page 266, conveyed to Wm. Jenks Fell. Thus, through the twenty links of twelve Deeds, three Inheritances, two Mortgage Sales, two Wills, and one Chancery Decree, a most perfect title will pass to every purchaser in East New port. And this one of many well pre served title-chains, guarded by County Records, shows why the Chicago that rose out of its own ashes, congratulated itself that the first Chicago was not cre mated "down east," but out among the prairie titles of the young States. Though to the novice, the above chain looks long and mixed, to the legal mind there is not the least shade of taint or doubt upon it, from 1753 to 1889; and we are glad that the present proprietor has enabled us to make this clean showing. 12 Perfumery. A perfumer says that there is more downright fraud perpetrated in the man ufacture of attar of roses than in the mak ing of any other perfume. Connec ticut is a prominent place for the pro duction of attar of roses. Heliotrope, ono of tho most popular of perfumes, is mado by combining violet and vanilla in certain proportions.—Chicago Times. There are explosives which have seventy times moro power than gun powder, and yet it is only now and then that a man seats himself on a keg of powder to enjoy a quiet smoke. An Ohio farmer mortgaged his farm to get his wife some diamond earrings, and she lost one of them In the suds the very first wash day and attempted to hang herself in the bam. J. A. HARTNETT & BRO DOVER. DEL.. PLANING MILL, BRACKETS, MOULDINGS, &c. Stair work a Specialty The Latest Improved Western Washer. Is unequaled as an article which successfully robs wash day of its horrors. Over one hundred thousand families, are to day using them and would not do their washing with out them. It is the only washer which duplicates every action and princi ple, as carried out in the old way of rubbing and rinsing over the wash tub, and it does it satisfactorily. We know you want it but, satisfy yourself and give it a fair trial, and if for any reason it does not please you, return it and you will have lost nothing. For sale by James Friede!, FELTON. DEL. Felton Nurseries. Peach Trees a specialty. All leading varieties from Early Rivers to Bilyeus October. ALSO PLUM, APRICOT, PRUNE and Nectarine Trees Of the most approved varieties, and DAMSON TREES. I also have about 50,000 BLACK RASPBERRY PLANTS, of Doolittle and Mammoth Cluster Varieties. A small quantity of Bartlett Pear Trees AND SHADS TREES. Grape Vines 1 and 2 years old of the n.ust approved varieties. Every thing guaranteed to be as represented. Catalogues free on application. Also have June buds of approved variety. W. T. CASE, Three miles southeast ot Felton. w. P. HARDESTY, LIVERY AND FEED STABLES, Adjoining Smoot's _Hotel, FELTON, DEL. Persons conveyed to all parts of the Peninsula at reasonable rates. S. H. BACON & CO. Laurel, Delaware. —DEALERS IN— Building Material, SUCH AS DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, MOULDINGS, SHINGLES. LATHS, FLOORING, SIDING, FRAMING Dressed Lumber* Of all kinds, at the very lowest prices. *®"A11 orders promptly attended to at short notice. Goods Guaranteed. Address— S. H BACON & CO., Ij-A/OTREXj, DEL. Wm. Smith & Co ('•inmission Dealers in EGGS. POULTRY, Green &. Dried Fruits, &c. No. 265 North Front St. 262 N. Water St. FELTON, DELAWARE.