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"Flash," the Firemen's Horse.
Flash was a white-foot sorrel, and run on No. 3 ; Not much stable manners—an average horse to see ; Dull an' moody an' sleepy on "off" and quiet days ; Full of turb'lent'sour looks, an' small sarcastic ways. But when be't day or night time, he heard the alarm-bell ring, He'd rush for his place in the harness with a regular tiger-spring; And watch with nervous shivers the clasp of buckle and band, Until it was plainly evident he'd like to lend a hand. An' when the word was given, away he would rush an' tear, As if a thousan' witches was rumplin' up his hair, An' wake his mate up crazy with his magnetic charm ; For every foot-beat sounded a regular fire alarm ! Never a horse a jockey would worship an' admire Like Flash in front of his engine, a racin with a fire ; Never a horse so lazy, so dawdlin' an' so slack As Flash upon his return trip, a-drawin' the engine back. __ Now Flash got tender-footed, and Flash was finally sold To quite a respectable milkman who found it not so fine A-bossing of God's|creatures outside o' thetr regular line. An' once, in spite of his master, he stroll'd in 'mongst us chaps, To talk with the other horses, of former fires, perhaps ; Whereat the milkman kicked him ; wherefore, us boys to please, He begged that horse's pardon upon his bended knees ! But one day for a big fire as we were makin' a dash— Both of the horses we had on somewhat resemblin' Flash— Yellin' an' ringin', with excellent voice and heart,' We passed the poor old fellow, a-tuggin' away at his cart. If ever I see an old horse grow upward into a new, If ever I see a driver whose traps behind him flew, Twas that old horse, a rompin' an' rushin' down the track, And that respectable milkman tryin' to hold him back ! Away he dashed like a cyclone for the head of No. 3. Gained the lead, and kept it, an' steered his journey free ; Crowds a yellin' an' runnin', an' vainly hollerin' "whoa 1" Milkman bracin' and sawin', with never a bit of a show. He watched till he see the engine pro perly workin' there, After which he relinquished all interest in the affair, Laid down in his harness, and sorry I to say— The milkman he had drawn there drew his dead body away ! That's the whole o' my story ; I've seen more'n once or twice, Thar poor dumb animals' actions are full of human advice ; An' if you ask what Flash taught, I sim ply answer you then, That poor old horse was a symbol of some intelligent men. am Will Carleton. Naeby's First Letter. (Note.— Those whose recollections of the rebellion are still fresh, will be inter ested in the following historical relic. It must be admitted that P. V. N-, was a potent factor among the Union forces during the war. ) Wingert's Corner, March the 21st, 1861. South Caroliny & sevrai uv the trooly Dimecratic States hev secesht—gone orf, I may say, onto a journey after ther rites. Wingert's Corners, ez truly Dimecratic ez any uv em, hez follered soot. A meetin wus held last nite, uv wich I wuz chairman, to take the matter uv our grievances in 2 consideration, and it wuz finally resolved that nothin short uv seceshn wood remedy our woes. There fore the follern address, which I writ, was adoptid and ordered to be publisht ; to the world. In takin a step wich may, possibly, in volve the State uv wich we hev bin here tofore a part into blood and convulshuns, a desent respeck for the good opinion uv the world requires us to give our reasons for taking that step. Wingert's Corners hez too long sub mitted to the imperious dictates uv a tyranikle government. Our whole history hez bin wun uv aggreshn on the part uv the State, and uv meek and pashent en doorance on ours. It refoo3ed to locate the State capitol at the Corners, to the great detriment uv our patriotic owners uv reel estate. It refoosed to gravel the streets uv the Corners, or even to re-lay the plank road. It refoosed to locate the Penitentiary at the Corners, notwithstandin we do more towards filiin it than any town in the State. It refoosed to locate the State Fair at the Corners, blastin the hopes uv our patriotic groserys. It lecated the canal 100 miles from the Corners. We hev never hed a Guvner, notwith standin the President uv this meetin hez lived here fur yeers, a watin to be urged to accept it. It hez compelled us, yeer after yeer, to pay our share uv the taxes. It hez never appointed any citizen uv he place to any office wher theft wuz possible, thus wilfully keepin capital away from us. It refoosed to either pay our rale-rode subscripshun or slack-water our river. Therefore, not bein in humor to longer endoor sich outrajes, we declare ourselves Free and Independent uv the State, and will maintain our position with arms, if need'be. There was a lively time next day. A company of minit men wuz raised, and wun uv 2 minit men. The seceshn flag, muskratrâmpant, weasel couchant, on a 1 .v Striking and ele gant is the exter ior of this grand structure, on the west side of Market St., above Sixth, no adequaet conception can be had of this great Metropolitan Store, without enter ill m -i :: >••• ■ : «FK-Ï 1 ■y-im □ . ft e'-li ing it on your first 1 shopping tour. While ® within enjoying the genial courtesy of a large corps of at tendants, you will think of nothing but the excellent qual ity, splendid variety and V i . m j y r, ■j satisfactory prices, of every line of seasonable goods; but as you pass out will wonder if CXCHAfW i I . 1 ililliilil 1 Bill 1 111 you any one in Wilmin gton can be so blind to her own interest, as to trade in Phila I# r in I 1 jl! | !! | ji|';J Is — - - ^ delphia or New York. j Hin: nill É I 1 i 1 . ■I The people will pat ronize, True interest and ii Enterprise I 1 r I & si eue î.mL CROSBY & HILL, 605-7-9 MARKET STREET WILMINGTON. field d'egg shell, waves from both groserys. Our merchant feels hopeful. Cut orf from the State, direct trade with the Black Swamp follers ; releest from his indebtedness to Cinsinati, he will again lift his head. Our representative has agreed to resine—when his term ex pires. We are in earnest. Armed with justice and shotguns, we bid the tyrants defi ance. P. S.- The feelin is intense—the children hev imbibed it. A lad jest past, display in the seceshn flag. It waved from behind. Disdainin concealment, the lion-hearted boy wore a roundabout. We are firm. N. B.—We are still firm. N. B., 2d.—We are firm, unyeeldin, calm and resoloot. PETROLEUM V. NASBY. —Hew Era. Palindromes. —In the old days of su perstition, this curious form of letters and words was regarded as a charm against evil. It is certainly wonderful that it should be possible to construct whole sentences which read the same when read backward or forward, not many such sentences, it is true, and the old monks, who composed most of them, no doubt devoted many long hours to their work before they deemed it perfect. seemed miraculous, and wild stories were told to account for its existence. There are When it was finished it The best palindrome is, probably, "Salor arepo tenet opera rotas," though the meaning of the words is not clearly ap parent to all. It is generally thus ar ranged: S A T O R AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS This arrangement plainly shows how the palindrome may be read in every way, forward and backward, up and down. In the books of magic formulas, which may still be found in obscure places, it plays an important part, ere I saw war," spells backward the same as forward, and it is a statement made by a veteran of the sixties, who, going back into his early history, assures us: "Devil a pap ere pap lived" had he. "Murder no evil: I live on red rum,'' is sufficiently startling to be followed im mediately by the wholesome advice, "Live not on evil, drome is that in the California town: "S. Gillig's Yreka Bakery, does not want the earth sighs: "O, had I Idaho !" and a coy maiden whispers to her lover: "Ned, I am now a won maid One that comes down from the ages is the palindrome made by an early naturalist: "Nod O torpid diprotodon." An ungrammatical effort to avoid| self accusation is this: "I did not rub part tar on no rat trap, Burton, did I ?" "We don no dew," aver the fairies, and Napoleon's "Evil Elba I may amiable live," may be taken with a grain of salt. "Evil Asia is alive" is another recipro cal sentence in which the stock words, "evil" and "live," play important parts. And, finally, the stilted statement of the angered maiden to her scolding mother, "Rail on, ma; I am no liar 1 " closes a list that may be an ancient one, but which, on the other band, may contain one or two new palindromes. Raw was I A natural palin A man who 1 n The New Agawam Hill. We copy the following from the Daily Republican, with our most cordial en dorsement. The hosiery, underwear, woolen and worsted factory to be removed from Springfield, Mass., to a selected site in East Newport, employs some 450 women and girls, and supplies a long felt want in and about Wilmington, by affording pleasant and remunerative employment to hundred of homes. The American Hosiery Manufacturing Co., whose mill is at New Britain, Conn., and whose an nual output is about $1,000,000, is the only company in the country which has a plant of machinery of more varied ca pacity than that of the Agawam. In pursuance of this company's contaact made a few weeks ago, for the sale of this valuable machinery to a new company to be organized here, they have duly en tered their subscription for 667 shares, or $66,700 of the new stock, payable in 667 thousandths of the purchase price of the machinery, and the subscription can be now seen and supplemented at the office of Messrs. Heald & Co., who have the subscriptions in charge. This places the establishment of the new Agawam here beyond all contingencies, save two. If Wilmington capital is true to its en terprising antecedents, and will not post- . pone its action beyond the period to j which the contract is limited, the city ! may be assured of this valuable accession | : On behalf of every mportant interest ; in which the growth and welfare of Wil mington is involved, we respectfully urge the moneyed men of our city to come promptly forward and subscribe for the remaindhr of the total $200,000. The shares are $100 each, and 1,333 more shares are to be taken. Let our neigh boring towns and cities be confirmed in their past impressions that the industrial metropolis of Delaware never fails to meet foreign capitol half way! That which is ten per cent, better than a cas u capitol subscription of $66,700 is cor dially extended to our city, and our wealthy citizens cannot fail to meet it. Only $133,300 more is needed. We hope to see this divided between ten of our strong and enterprising citzens, that in ! a multitude of counselors there may be | wisdom, safety and success Of these ten we should be glad to see on th e list inside of thirty days: j $ 1,300 1 6,000 12.000 j 24.000 1 to.ooo 50.000 - $■ 33)300 When the requisite amount is sub scribed for, the company will be speedily organized, and the present Legislature can issue the charter in time for cem- ; mencing the new mail as soon as the frost I is out of the ground ; and the machinery can be humming by the ist of August. i Members of the Board of Trade are ex- ! to its noblest industrial enterprises. 1 for 13 shares. 2 for 30 shares. 2 for 60 shares. 2 for 120 shares. 2 for 200 shares, i for 500 shares. pected to continue the kindly interest manifested by them a few weeks since. If they do, the undertaking can hardly fail. r. » a 1 -u • • . . Fortunately, there is an important work in this connection whuh public spirited men, who cannot tabe any of the a «al intere^whteh mlyexeTanaTm - While we have indicated above what we should like to see, we beg leave to finally suggest that the Board of Trade c ill a special meeting at which no other business shall divert their attention, and exercise their collective wisdom in devis ing the best method for getting this stock taken in the shortest time. Finally, we would again urge prompt action in this matter as the only means of bringing that important industry here; because the old Agawam Company have received pressing and more favorable offers from several other parts of the country. It is now possible to secure it for Wilmington, in consequence of the written contract secured by Mr. Brigham a few weeks ago from the owners in New York. Considerable delay has resulted from the persistent efforts of the company to limit the period for Wilmington's efforts, by a change of the original contract, that they might not too long imperil their better prospects in other quarters. Out of regard for that compeny's impor tant interests in the matter, a modifica tion of the contract has been consented to, limiting our efforts to May ist, next. We feel confident that our Board of Traee will fully appreciate the necessity of prompt action. . . ,__.. . j ! "J? a , mo ™ ent the ^nerous | Wilmington location * U ^r^nger an : open question. A written contract has ; selectd that question, and the lot is A gentleman from Iowa says that one w * lde going through his poultry y al- d he noticed a turkey hen with neck stretched to the utmost, eyes distended and wings slightly raised, gazing most intently upon some object on the ground three or four feet from where it stood, Watching it for some moments, he found that the turkey moved slowly around the attracting object in a circle without ! withdrawing its gaze for a moment, | After it had made a full circle he ap proacliod to learn the cause of its extra ordinary behavior and found that the at j trading object was a small striped snake 1 partially concealed by some small weeds, and not until he touched it did the turkey j notice his presence, though ordinarily it 1 would not permit him to approach within two or three yards. Even when driven away the turkey persisted in re turning and working around in a circle. Other fowls were then driven in the of tlle « nako - and all on catch . a , l * ; . were strangely af Fina ljy » satisfied that the con ; dltlon or the fowls on seeing the reptile I wa ® P ure ly an objective one, the writer stick and approached the snake to i lfc * ^ was dead already and—most ! note worthy point of all-its head crushed out of all semblance to its orig inal shape and covered with dirt. The conclusion the writer reached settled and dontted The only rent lin ing question is "Wilmington or some other town!" Tlie Snake's Cliarm. was that small animals passed into a sub jective or hypnotic condition on being suddenly brought in view of serpente, of which & u „imals, great and small, at to Btand in dr ,| d Accepting thte he ^ ™ ha ™ ^nation of Midi A NOBLE ENTERPRISE. THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF THE SUBSCRIPTION NOW OPEN AT THE BANKING HOUSE OF HEALD & CO., WILMINGTON. -* RE-ORGANIZATION -OF THE i^atoam l/janufact'g Company 1 AUTHORIZED CAPITAL STOCK $250.000. SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CAPITAL STOCK. Whereas, The Agawam Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Mass., is in process of voluntary liquidation, being solvent, and has a very large and com plete set of first-class machinery adapted to the production ol a great variety ot Woolen anti Worsted Hosiery and Underwear-, said machinery being valued at $130,000; and WHEREAS, said Agawam Manufacturing Company has entered into a con tract with the proprietor of Last Newport for the sale of sai. machinery to a new organization in the State of Delaware, for $100,000, payable two-thirds in the stock of said new corporation and one-third in Cash, conditioned that the Capital Stock shall not be less than $200 000, on a Cash basis; now, Therefore, For the purpose of securing this valuable accession to Wil mington's industrial enterprises in the removal of the Agawam plant from Spring field to East Newport, and of organizing said Company in Delaware, We The Undersigned hereby subscribe, severally, for the number of Shares, at $ each, indicated opposite our names. The Agawam Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Mass., hereby sub scribes for 667 Shares of the above named authorized Capital Stock, payable in its moveable machinery at the price of One Hundred Thousand Dollars, the balance of such price, Thirty-three Thousand Dollars to be paid in cash at the time of the delivery of such machinery and provided that not less than 1333 shares of such Capital Stock in addition to this subscription be duly subscribed on or before May ist, 1889, otherwise this subscription shall be null and void. THOMAS S. KINGMAN, President, Pro. tem. New York, February 19th, 1889. 667 Shares, $66,700. TflE flEW AI^AWAWj We respeotfully invite the attention of the capitalists of Wilmington and vicinity to the oapital stock of the new Agawam Manufacturing Company organizing in this city for the manufacture of now HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. The special inducement requiring prompt Action at this time is the rare opportunity for a limited period to purohase $130,000 worth of first-class modern machinery for $100,000, payable two-thirds in the new stock. The sub scription is now open at our office. The total amount - contemplated is $200,000. of .which $66,700 is subscribed. The par value per share is $ 100 . We cordially recommend this enterprise as an opportunity to secure an interest in a promising stock and to bring to Wilmington a valuable new industry. HEALD & CO The Prudential. One of the great blessings to poor fumilies which ha grown out of the modern study of True Economy, i cheap, family Prudential Life Insurance. It is the very climax of insurance j>lans. Suppose a age, poor but Industrious, with a hard-working'wife, 25 yea»-s old, and three children, respectively aged 2, 7 and 30 years of years. This (aithfvl bread-winner, whose family is a beloved of perishable wealth to his heart, lies awake one night when he ought to sleep, wondering what would become of the dear ones, if some everyday accident or sudden sickness should take him away from them. He cannot sleep until he utters an earnest prayer for help and iuidance\ The next morning he finds on the table an answer to his prayer in this form : Age. '30 Father, for 59 cts weekly $1, ** 25 Mother, for 50 cts. •* $1, ** 2 May, f° r 5 cts - " $ " 12 Tommie, for 5 et. " É 95. Total of Weekly benefits, $1:24 f the father or mother should be taken, wouldn't the $z,ooo be a God-send ? If Tommie should be taken wouldn't^ $24 alleviate the added distress of funera full particulars, we advise every loving parent to B. F. SPECHT, Wilmington Sup't. Exchange Building, 7th & Market. , XK3. " 9 for 5 cts. call on Ä. J. KENNEY, SHOE MAKER. This is the place to get a good fitting Shoe or Boot made, in best manner, of very best stock and handsomely finished Ladies and gentlemen give me a call and I guarantee you will be pleased. Repairing «lone promptly »ml neatly PRICES THE LOWEST, I remain, Your faithful servant, A« J. KENNEY, ■\X 7 "est Z&Æalm. Street, Near R. R. DELAWARE. FELTON. Tongorial A# At his OLD STAND, MAIN STREET, Next door above Odd Fellows' Hall. A Good Shave AND AN Artistic Hair C-utter At Popnlar Prices. Can always be found at my shop. Yours Obediently, Tose-plx Spence, FELTON, DELAWARE. 1 file at the office ot TU> paper la kept YER^SON ADVERTISING Agents 1mE8 BUILDING Sethlu PHILADELPHIA. CÇTIÜâTCÇforlEWSFiPEB IDTEETI8ISG rope LO I IMA I tO at Lowest Cash Rates intC Bend 1 J*" AYER & SON'S MANUAL BAXTER and KILLEN, Felton, Delaware. We would call special attention to our large line of J NOTIONS, Hats, Gaps, Boots Æ Shoes, HORSE COLLARS, Blanket? and fyifieg, FIRM WAGONS Wire feikMA We defy competition in price or quality. Carter & Emory, FREDERICA, DEL. tf